The Sunflower

Independent candidate for Kansas governor to host meet-and-greet in Wichita

Independent candidate for Kansas governor to host meet-and-greet in Wichita

Matt Madden, Reporter

January 23, 2018


Filed under Local, Politics

Richard Kloos, an independent candidate for Kansas governor, will host a meet-and-greet event Thursday. The “afternoon of coffee and conversation” will take place at the R Coffeehouse in Wichita and will be the third "Coffee with Kloos" event. Kloos announced his campaign in May 2017  and...

ALERT: Two men pulled over, asked female student to ‘come with us’ on 17th Street

ALERT: Two men pulled over, asked female student to ‘come with us’ on 17th Street

Chance Swaim, Editor in Chief

January 23, 2018


Filed under News

A female student was approached by two men as she crossed 17th Street just south of Wichita State's campus Tuesday afternoon. They pulled over in a silver, four passenger vehicle and asked the female "You doin' all right? You should come with us. Do you have a boyfriend? You should come with us." According...

Faculty senators selected for provost search committee

Faculty senators selected for provost search committee

Jenna Farhat, Managing Editor

January 23, 2018


Filed under Campus, Showcase

Four faculty members will help the university find a new provost. Business professor Gery Markova and music professor Aleks Sternfeld-Dunn were voted to the provost search committee during a faculty senate meeting Monday. Faculty Senate President Carolyn Shaw said she and Betty Smith-Cam...

“Hear Our Vote:” Women’s March on Air Capital takes to City Hall

“Hear Our Vote:” Women’s March on Air Capital takes to City Hall

Daniel Caudill, Reporter

January 20, 2018


Filed under Local, Politics, Showcase

Kansas leaders and activist groups joined protesters Saturday at Wichita City Hall for the Women’s March on Air Capital. Guest speakers stood before the protesters to raise awareness for issues such as women’s health and safety, intersectionality, diversity, and voter participation. Among the s...

Provost search, tuition assistance will be discussed at Faculty Senate

Provost search, tuition assistance will be discussed at Faculty Senate

Jenna Farhat, Managing Editor

January 19, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

The Faculty Senate's first meeting of the semester will cover the university's search for a new provost, updates on Kansas legislature, and other policies that affect faculty. Senators who sit on the Provost search committee will provide updates to the senate. The committee is in charge of the search...

CORRECTED: Student senate passes bill reforming SGA elections

CORRECTED: Student senate passes bill reforming SGA elections

Daniel Caudill, Reporter

January 18, 2018


Filed under Student Government Association

CORRECTION and EDITOR'S NOTE: An earlier version of this article, published online and posted on The Sunflower's Facebook page Thursday afternoon, included incorrect information about SB-60-100. Its headline, "Student government will hold separate outgoing, incoming cabinet banquets," was also incorrect and...

Jeff Jarman: from national champion debater to leader, ‘not just for the Elliott School, but for the community and the university’

Jeff Jarman: from national champion debater to leader, ‘not just for the Elliott School, but for the community and the university’

Matthew Kelly, Copy Chief

January 17, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Jeff Jarman is the bowtie guy on campus at Wichita State. He also happens to be a member of the Maize school board, the coach of a nationally recognized college debate team, and, as of December, the Kansas Health Foundation (KHF) distinguished director of the Elliott School of Communication. Jarman,...

Second Starbucks opens at Wichita State

Second Starbucks opens at Wichita State

Matt Madden, Reporter

January 17, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Wichita State's second Starbucks opened this morning. About a year after the opening of a free-standing Starbucks on Innovation Campus, a second Starbucks opened in the Rhatigan Student center. The Starbucks replaces Fastbreak in the RSC and now offers students all of the drinks and pastries they...

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.: Wichita State students, community members gather for parade

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.: Wichita State students, community members gather for parade

Daniel Caudill, Reporter

January 13, 2018


Filed under Local, News

Wichita State faculty, student groups, and alumni joined community members at the Christian Faith Center’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. parade.   Many of the students and alumni representing WSU were from Greek chapters, including Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, of which King was a member. Moha...

Wichita State’s provost will continue to receive $297,353 salary while on leave “to focus on his professional goals”

Wichita State’s provost will continue to receive $297,353 salary while on leave “to focus on his professional goals”

Chance Swaim, Editor in Chief

January 13, 2018


Filed under Campus, Showcase

Wichita State does not have a specific policy that provides for Provost and Senior Vice President Tony Vizzini’s paid leave this spring “to focus on his professional goals,” but a university spokesperson said President John Bardo has the authority to grant leave if it is "in the best interest ...

Student reports rape at Wichita State, suspect not Wichita resident

Student reports rape at Wichita State, suspect not Wichita resident

Jenna Farhat, Managing Editor

January 12, 2018


Filed under Campus, Showcase

A student reported they were raped on Wichita State's campus last month. The rape was reportedly committed at The Flats, an apartment complex on campus. The student is a resident of The Flats. The student said they were raped Dec. 2 and reported it to WSU police six days later. No arrests have...

Student Conduct’s Mandy Hambleton resigning

Student Conduct’s Mandy Hambleton resigning

Jenna Farhat, Managing Editor

January 11, 2018


Filed under Campus, Showcase

Assistant Vice President for Student Advocacy, Intervention and Accountability and Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students Mandy Hambleton is resigning from Wichita State. Hambleton will leave WSU next month. She has accepted the position of Title IX program director at Florida State University,...