The Sunflower

Dream On: Bardo’s career comes full circle as he takes over WSU’s presidency

Editor-in-Chief

July 11, 2012

Valerie Davis remembers when she first met John Bardo as a teenager.  “He was the guy with the long hair and the beard coming over to take my sister out. And the pink pants,” Davis said. “I’m sure it was quite a shock to my dad. My parents were pretty conservative.” Bardo ended up marrying he...

News Brief: South campus seeks motivated student

Staff Reporter

July 11, 2012

Most students see college as a place to acquire knowledge useful for their careers.   The Wichita State University South Campus in Derby wants to offer a student the opportunity to gain some real career skills—teamwork, public relations and customer service.  The South Campus has a vacant student...

The tornado, Kansas’ unofficial mascot

Staff Reporter

July 11, 2012

Jay Price grew up listening to tornado stories from his family. “The weather was very much a part of my upbringing. It just wasn’t here in Kansas,” Price, associate history professor and director of Wichita State’s public history program, said. He is the co-author of “Kansas: In the Heart o...

News Brief: Updated look coming to Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Staff Reporter

July 11, 2012

The Sigma Alpha Epsilon house will soon look different. The members of the men’s fraternity have decided to give their house a makeover. SAE President Tyler Nepote knew it was time for a change. “Our old deck had seen better days and it was in need of being replaced,” Nepote said. “Instead o...

WSU alumna pushes herself to keep on climbing

Staff Reporter

July 11, 2012

For one woman, taking part in the Tenzing Hilary Everest Marathon meant running in her first marathon and taking a break from being a working single mother to be closer to the mountain. Most people do not participate in their first marathon on Mount Everest, located in Nepal, on the opposite side of ...

Supreme Court rules Affordable Health Care Act legal

Web Editor

June 28, 2012

The Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision Thursday that the majority of the recent health care bill, the Affordable Health Care for America Act (also known as Obamacare), is constitutional.  Chief Justice Roberts was the deciding vote in the case, saying that the individual mandate was legal. The ma...

Psychology of Women breaks down stereotypes, teaches empathy

Staff Reporter

June 27, 2012

Angie Hardage-Bundy would like to change the way Wichita State students think about gender differences. She has taught Psychology of Women for the past three years and is earning a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology. “I do recruit men to my classes as often as I can. I shamelessly self-promote. I ...

New SGA treasurer hopes to put accounting experience to use

Accounting major Tessie Arambula is the Student Government Association's treasurer for the 2012-2013 term. Although new to SGA, Arambula will bring accounting experience to the position.

Staff Reporter

June 27, 2012

Tessie Arambula, a senior accounting major, is the next treasurer for the Student Government Association.   Q:  How did you decide that this year was a good time to be part of SGA? A: I am friends with a lot of people who are in SGA, and they’ve talked to me about it before, but, like I’ve said,...

Pageantry a family affair for Miss Kansas contestant

Editor-in-Chief

June 27, 2012

Five-year-old Audrey Lamar found herself in a place she never had before — performing on stage in front of complete strangers. An outgoing child by nature, one that enjoyed dancing on the kitchen table in front of her family, it came as a surprise to see her completely freeze during the talent port...

Upward Bound prepares high school students for college life

Staff Reporter

June 20, 2012

Marcus Muñoz is learning that college life is tough while he is still a sophomore in high school. “The hardest thing has been waking up early because every day when we wake up, we go to the Heskett Center; we do yoga, boot camp things like that,” Muñoz said. He is participating in The Collegiate...

Beggses’ legacy two-of-a-kind

Shirley Beggs interacts with a friendly face.

Editor-In-Chief

June 20, 2012

Shirley Beggs has a hidden skill few know about. Well, unless you happened to be sitting near her at a Wichita State basketball game.  “We have in Mrs. Beggs one of the best critiquers of officials in the Missouri Valley Conference,” said Eric Sexton, WSU’s director of athletics. “She was always read...

WuCrew brings students, faculty and staff together to volunteer across Wichita

William Murphy volunteering at the Lord's Diner refilling drinks for the guests.

Staff Reporter

June 20, 2012

Wichita State graduate student Hien Nguyen grew up in poverty in Vietnam. “My mom made 50 cents a day,” she said. “My mom sold produce and this was the reason I chose business.” She is studying for a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. She is also a member of WuCrew, a WSU organization of...