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Weekly preview: March 4-6

Weekly preview: March 4-6

John Darr, Culture Editor

March 3, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Monday, March 4 – Wednesday, March 6 Food for Fines Time: All Day Location: RSC 219 Cost: Free! Have you, overwhelmed by the sheer impossibility of finding a parking spot on campus, ever received a parking fine? You know the answer is yes. Well this week, head to the Shocker Support Locker ...

New business building would house Koch-funded Institute for the Study of Economic Growth

New business building would house Koch-funded Institute for the Study of Economic Growth

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

March 3, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

If this week’s Shock the Future referendum passes, $20 million in student fees from students across all six of Wichita State’s academic colleges will go towards Woolsey Hall, the $50 million business building set for construction on Innovation Campus. Donors have already raised $30 million for t...

Here are some of February’s eye-catching crime log entries

Here are some of February’s eye-catching crime log entries

Andrew Linnabary, Digital Managing Editor

March 3, 2019


Filed under Campus, Crime, News

The police department’s daily crime log had 88 reports in February. Here are some of the more eye-catching offenses. — On February 6, “a man wrote in the book at the art gallery in the [Rhatigan Student Center] that he was the victim of human trafficking and a man was trying to kill him...

As voting begins, catch up on all The Sunflower’s referendum coverage

As voting begins, catch up on all The Sunflower’s referendum coverage

Sunflower Staff

March 3, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Voting on a $6-per-credit-hour student fee increase — mainly to fund a new business building — begins tomorrow. Here's all of The Sunflower's coverage for you to catch up on before you vote. Feb. 28 - Department head worries clinical mental health counseling program could lose accreditation if referendum fails Feb. 28 - Muma, Hall address referendum concerns at SGA meeting ...

WSU maintains No. 1 national ranking in industry-funded aeronautical R&D

WSU maintains No. 1 national ranking in industry-funded aeronautical R&D

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

March 3, 2019


Filed under News

Wichita State remains the top university in the country for industry-funded aeronautical research and development (R&D) expenditures, according to the National Science Foundation’s updated rankings. The rankings, derived from a higher education survey, include data from fiscal year 2017, the ...

Department head worries clinical mental health counseling program could lose accreditation if referendum fails

Department head worries clinical mental health counseling program could lose accreditation if referendum fails

Drake Robinson, Reporter

February 28, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

If next week’s Shock the Future student fee referendum fails, acting President Rick Muma has said Wichita State will still have to find a way to pay for a new business school, but other infrastructure upgrades around the university will likely go unfinished. For WSU’s clinical mental health counseli...

Muma, Hall address referendum concerns at SGA meeting

Muma, Hall address referendum concerns at SGA meeting

Eduardo Castillo, Reporter

February 28, 2019


Filed under News, Student Government Association

Acting President Rick Muma and Vice President for Student Affairs Teri Hall addressed student senators’ questions and concerns about next week’s referendum at Wednesday’s Student Government Association meeting. Of the questions and concerns senators conveyed, many focused on the construction of th...

WSU reaches $495,000 settlement with former VP; explicitly forbids contact with The Sunflower

WSU reaches $495,000 settlement with former VP; explicitly forbids contact with The Sunflower

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

February 27, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Wichita State has reached a $495,000 settlement with a former university vice president who sued WSU for retaliation in 2016. Wade Robinson, who served as vice president for student affairs until 2015, alleged that WSU and President John Bardo demoted him and eventually terminated his employment after...

Fund the Present fliers not affiliated with The Sunflower

Fund the Present fliers not affiliated with The Sunflower

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

February 26, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Fliers posted around campus encouraging students to vote against next week's Shock the Future student fee referendum are not affiliated with The Sunflower. One flier was found on The Sunflower newspaper rack in Elliott Hall Monday evening, and another was found on the bulletin board outside of The Sunflower...

WSU care team discusses sexual violence resources and services

WSU care team discusses sexual violence resources and services

Eduardo Castillo, Reporter

February 25, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

In light of recent allegations of sexual assault against former Student Body President Kenon Brinkley, multiple Wichita State campus departments came together last Tuesday to discuss the resources that are available to victims of sexual violence and to answer any concerns that attendees had. “We...

Source of information or WSU public relations? Steering committee members weigh in on their role

Source of information or WSU public relations? Steering committee members weigh in on their role

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

February 25, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Wichita State’s Shock the Future steering committee has taken the lead on informing students about the upcoming student fee referendum, scheduled for March 4-6. The committee, made up of student representatives from each college, University Libraries, the Student Government Association, the Institut...

Heldman: No target date for Bardo’s return, but he’s ‘making progress and in good spirits’

Heldman: No target date for Bardo’s return, but he’s ‘making progress and in good spirits’

Andrew Linnabary, Digital Managing Editor

February 24, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

President John Bardo is “making progress and in good spirits,” but has no target date for a return to WSU, Vice President for Strategic Communications Lou Heldman told The Sunflower in an email Friday. Bardo was first hospitalized for a chronic lung condition in November. Provost Rick Muma has...