The Sunflower

Last 2 weeks: 1 stolen car, 7 vehicle break-ins on campus

Last 2 weeks: 1 stolen car, 7 vehicle break-ins on campus

Andrew Linnabary, Reporter

August 31, 2017


Filed under News

A student’s car was stolen Thursday morning from Lot 16 South, near the Duerksen Fine Arts Center. According to the university police department, it was one of eight vehicles burglarized on campus in the last two weeks. The green 1997 Honda Accord was recovered Monday at a Taco Shop on 1010 E. Harry. The...

Office of Diversity and Inclusion hires first LGBTQ coordinator

Office of Diversity and Inclusion hires first LGBTQ coordinator

Jenna Farhat, Managing Editor

August 31, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion announced the hiring of its first LGBTQ coordinator Tuesday, a position that has been discussed for at least four years, said Danielle Johnson, program coordinator for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Brad Thomison, a Wichita State alumnus, will start his...

Wichita State names new Associate VP for Student Affairs

Wichita State names new Associate VP for Student Affairs

Evan Pflugradt, Opinion Editor

August 28, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Aaron Austin has been appointed as Wichita State's new Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Student Life by Vice President of Student Affairs Teri Hall, Wichita State announced Monday morning. Austin will join Wichita State in the Student Affairs department on Monday, Sept. 18. Austin,...

Brewer hopes time as Wichita mayor helps bid for governorship

Brewer hopes time as Wichita mayor helps bid for governorship

Matthew Kelly, Copy Chief

August 28, 2017


Filed under Politics

When Carl Brewer completed his second term as mayor of Wichita in 2015, his plan was not to be the next governor of Kansas. Instead, he opted to walk away from public office — going back to work for his former employer, Spirit AeroSystems. In February, however, when Spirit offered early retirement,...

Couple finds The Sunflower medallion, pockets $500 prize ‘for groceries’

Couple finds The Sunflower medallion, pockets $500 prize ‘for groceries’

Jenna Farhat, Managing Editor

August 28, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

After one 6 a.m. hunt, seven hours of searching, and lots of walking, Megan Singleton and Connor Burden found The Sunflower medallion and won the $500 prize. Singleton and Burden, who are engaged to be married, put an end to nearly a weeklong scavenger hunt sponsored by Tobacco Free Wu & Me. The...

College of Health Professions wins 2017 Clash of the Colleges

College of Health Professions wins 2017 Clash of the Colleges

Ray Strunk, Reporter

August 28, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Nearly 1,000 first-year students gathered at Cessna Stadium on Friday for the 2017 Clash of the Colleges. Participants were divided into their respective colleges and competed against each other in a series of unique field day events such as Air Volleyball, Hula Hoop Pass, and Tic-Tac-Toe Relay. Colleges...

Hay people returning to campus

Hay people returning to campus

Marissa Campbell, Culture Editor

August 27, 2017


Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus, Lifestyle, News

Two new Shockers are coming to campus in 2019. These Shockers will be 19-feet tall and made of steel and hay.   After the departure of the ‘Makin’ Hay’ sculptures created by Tom Otterness — who also created ‘Millie’ the millipede sculpture in front of the Ulrich Museum of Art —...

Fraternity on probation for hazing

Fraternity on probation for hazing

Jenna Farhat, Managing Editor

August 24, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

A Wichita State fraternity has been placed on probation for hazing, but the university did not report it to law enforcement. After violating university policies on hazing and underage drinking, Beta Theta Pi Fraternity has been placed on disciplinary probation, according to a student conduct case...