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‘The vision is still there’: Late President John Bardo remembered at celebration of life event

‘The vision is still there’: Late President John Bardo remembered at celebration of life event

Kylie Cameron, Editor in Chief Elect

May 9, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Late Wichita State President John Bardo’s life and legacy at the university were honored at a celebration of life Thursday. A few hundred people in the WSU community came to the event in Beggs Ballroom. Members of Bardo’s family, including his wife, Deborah, attended the event. Bardo was remember...

Larisa Genin named new dean of the W. Frank Barton School of Business

Larisa Genin named new dean of the W. Frank Barton School of Business

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

May 9, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Wichita State has named Larisa Genin (pronounced JENN-IN, according to a university release) as the next dean of the W. Frank Barton School of Business. Genin, current dean of the School of Economics and Business Administration at Saint Mary’s College of California, will take over for Dean Anand Desai...

YMCA officials share campus facility updates with Fairmount Neighborhood Association

YMCA officials share campus facility updates with Fairmount Neighborhood Association

Audrey Korte, Reporter

May 8, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Officials from the Greater Wichita YMCA met with about a dozen members of the Fairmount Neighborhood Association Thursday evening to give updates on the new YMCA facility coming to campus early 2020. “We want to make sure all our neighborhoods around WSU know what’s coming to the WSU campus with th...

UPD responds to aggravated arson at Ablah Library

UPD responds to aggravated arson at Ablah Library

Evan Pflugradt, Sports Editor

May 7, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Wichita State University Police have responded to an incident of aggravated arson, according to a university alert. An unknown subject started a small fire in the trash can of the men's restroom in Ablah Library, the report says. The incident occurred around 5 p.m. Tuesday. Custodial staff extinguished...

Local musician Jenny Wood hospitalized after Sunday crash

Local musician Jenny Wood hospitalized after Sunday crash

Kylie Cameron, Editor in Chief Elect

May 7, 2019


Filed under Local, News

Local musician Jenny Wood was hospitalized with critical injuries Sunday after a wreck on Douglas and Broadway. The crash killed her mother and niece who were also in the car with her. Wood studied music theatre at Wichita State for two-and-a-half years but left to pursue her music career in Los An...

Student Senate rejects Miller’s treasurer appointment

Student Senate rejects Miller’s treasurer appointment

Daniel Caudill, Reporter

May 7, 2019


Filed under News, Student Government Association

Among a slew of cabinet and senate appointments presented at the first meeting of the 62nd session of SGA, the Student Senate rejected one. Dylan Jensen, one of nine appointments recommended May 1 by Student Body President Kitrina Miller, was not sworn into the SGA treasurer position after a 10-9 vot...

Graduate student discusses Neurodiversity and life with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

Graduate student discusses Neurodiversity and life with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

Audrey Korte, Reporter

May 6, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Meghan Schmitt is a Wichita State graduate student currently working on her second Master's degree in the Communication Sciences and Disorders, Speech-Language Pathology program. As part of the program, Schmitt works at WSU’s Speech-Language Pathology clinic as a student clinician. She’s working with...

Fiske Hall rededicated with memories, special meanings

Fiske Hall rededicated with memories, special meanings

Kylie Cameron, Editor in Chief

May 6, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Members of the Wichita State philosophy and history departments shared their memories of Fiske Hall alongside Provost Rick Muma and Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean Andrew Hippisley Friday afternoon — speaking about what the building means to them at its redediction. Fiske Hall, the oldest surviving building on...

Secretary of the Navy highlights partnership with Wichita State

Secretary of the Navy highlights partnership with Wichita State

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

May 3, 2019


Filed under News

Secretary of the U.S. Navy Richard Spencer spoke about the Navy’s partnership with Wichita State Wednesday before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense. Prompted by committee member and Kansas Sen. Jerry Moran, Spencer said he sees WSU as a model for future partnership between the Navy an...

SGA will consider changes to Student Supreme Court responsibilities

SGA will consider changes to Student Supreme Court responsibilities

Daniel Caudill, Reporter

May 2, 2019


Filed under News, Student Government Association

The Student Government Association will form a committee to analyze the role of the Student Supreme Court and potentially recommend changes. The ad-hoc committee will be established by a resolution passed Wednesday at the first meeting of the 62nd SGA session. The resolution recommends reevaluating...

WSU faculty give final approval for First Year Seminar requirement

WSU faculty give final approval for First Year Seminar requirement

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

May 1, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Starting fall 2021, first-year students at Wichita State will be required to take a First Year Seminar during one of their first two semesters at the university. The Faculty Senate Gen Ed Committee’s proposal was given final approval at Monday’s WSU General Faculty Meeting — passing on a 65-39 written-ballot vote. First Year Seminars, which can be pr...

WSU’s newest residence hall now offering tours

WSU’s newest residence hall now offering tours

Gladis Palencia, Reporter

April 30, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Housing and Residence Life is offering an early look at Wichita State’s newest residence hall, The Suites, with tours available now through the end of semester. The Suites is a 230-bed private residence hall adjacent to The Flats apartments on Innovation Campus. The building primarily features...