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SGA adds seats to standing committees, considers redirecting own rollover money to fund student events

SGA adds seats to standing committees, considers redirecting own rollover money to fund student events

John Darr, Culture Editor

September 6, 2018


Filed under News, Student Government Association

The Student Government Association passed a bill Wednesday that adds student seats to the Educational Opportunity Fund and the Student Fees Committee. Both committees determine how student fees are distributed. Each committee will now have five student seats, giving students more of a say in managing...

Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center offers confidential help

Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center offers confidential help

Audrey Korte, Reporter

September 5, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Confidentiality is crucial for survivors of sexual violence. But navigating which resources on a college campus are truly confidential can be difficult for students. The Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center (WASAC) wants students, faculty, and staff to know that their services, both on and off campus,...

New campus bus route includes WSU South, Shocker Studios

New campus bus route includes WSU South, Shocker Studios

Michael Brown, Reporter

September 5, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

The Wichita State shuttle system has added new routes that include WSU South Campus and Shocker Studios on Harry Street. As a result of the extended route, the bus route will no longer include Innovation Campus — at least for the fall semester. Pickups and drop-offs for this route will start at...

Police: Student ‘seriously injured’ in RSC skateboarding accident

Police: Student ‘seriously injured’ in RSC skateboarding accident

Andrew Linnabary, Digital Managing Editor

September 3, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Wichita State police said a student was “seriously injured Monday around noon in a skateboarding accident in the RSC parking garage.” The student was transported to Wesley Medical Center. Right now the police aren’t giving the student’s name and condition, and said no further information will...

Beta Theta Pi national headquarters issues statement on WSU chapter suspension

Beta Theta Pi national headquarters issues statement on WSU chapter suspension

Andrew Linnabary, Digital Managing Editor

August 31, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Beta Theta Pi national headquarters responded Friday to an investigation into the fraternity's Wichita State chapter. Jeff Rundle, chief executive officer of the Beta Theta Pi Foundation and Administrative Office, emailed The Sunflower the following statement: “We were deeply disappointed to le...

Fraternities: 3 percent of the student organization population. Half of organization-based conduct violations.

Fraternities: 3 percent of the student organization population. Half of organization-based conduct violations.

Andrew Linnabary, Digital Managing Editor

August 30, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

There are 17 violations in Wichita State’s database of registered student organization violations. Just under half of the violations in the database — which represents the disciplinary history of more than 240 student organizations — come from fraternities on the Interfraternity Council. Those...

Today’s news in brief

Today’s news in brief

Sunflower Staff

August 29, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Physical Plant changing name to Facilities Services Physical Plant is changing its name to Facilities Services. The building retains the name Gaddis Physical Plant Complex. Their job is to provide services that include maintenance and repair of campus facilities, landscape, and hardscape. WS...

FirePoint student employees research for U.S. Army’s ‘highest-priority programs’

FirePoint student employees research for U.S. Army’s ‘highest-priority programs’

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

August 29, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Ten months after Wichita State partnered with the U.S. Army on a $1.9 million research grant to develop military technology, six WSU students are working at FirePoint Innovations Center. The Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) funded FirePoint, which is located...

ICT Black Caucus addresses justice issues at discussion panel

ICT Black Caucus addresses justice issues at discussion panel

John Darr, Culture Editor

August 29, 2018


Filed under News, Politics

Representatives from the ICT Black Progressive Caucus took a stand justice issues in the “Blast From the Past and a Look Into the Future” panel organized and hosted by Wichita State’s Black Student Union on campus Monday. Over the course of the discussion, panel members Gail Finney (state representative,...

SGA introduces bill that would add seats to Educational Opportunity Fund, student fees committees

SGA introduces bill that would add seats to Educational Opportunity Fund, student fees committees

Daniel Caudill, Assistant News Editor

August 29, 2018


Filed under News, Student Government Association

Student Government Association introduced a bill Wednesday that would increase the number of seats on the Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) and Student Fees Committees. These two committees are in charge of the distribution of student fees. The EOF is primarily used to fund applied learning opportunities...

Beta Theta Pi fraternity temporarily suspended, under investigation

Beta Theta Pi fraternity temporarily suspended, under investigation

Andrew Linnabary, Digital Managing Editor

August 28, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Beta Theta Pi fraternity is on temporary suspension pending the outcome of an investigation into unspecified charges. The fraternity was already on deferred suspension before the investigation, and will likely be put on full suspension if any of its charges are found to be true. Scott Jensen, dir...

Faculty Senate will hold first meeting of the school year today

Faculty Senate will hold first meeting of the school year today

Jenna Farhat, News Editor

August 27, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

The Faculty Senate will meet for the first time this semester today at 3:30 p.m. Today's meeting will be held in Beggs Ballroom on the third floor of the Rhatigan Student Center. On the agenda are a new academic integrity policy, introductions to new faculty members, and new senate leadership roles. Also...