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Sunflower Archives: 1989 Shocker baseball team pays President Bush a visit

Sunflower Archives: 1989 Shocker baseball team pays President Bush a visit

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

December 5, 2018


Filed under News

In June 1989, after defeating the Texas Longhorns to claim the school's first and only College World Series title, the Wichita State baseball team visited the White House and met President George H.W. Bush and First Lady Barbara Bush. The Bushes visited with players and the president was even given his...

Presidential day of remembrance upends finals prep

Presidential day of remembrance upends finals prep

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

December 4, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

With finals week looming, Wichita State will join Kansas government offices in closing Wednesday to honor the late President George H.W. Bush, who died last Friday. The cancellation complicates end-of-the-semester schedules in many classes where final projects and presentations were due Wednesday. Despite ...

Wichita State adds $10 fee to ADA parking on game days

Wichita State adds $10 fee to ADA parking on game days

Evan Pflugradt, Sports Editor

December 4, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Those who typically use disability parking spots outside of Charles Koch Arena had to choose to either pay $10 to park their vehicle or walk in the cold, wintery rain Saturday night.  The fee for ADA parking during men’s basketball games is a new rollout, Associate Athletic Director Brad Pittman said....

Student Senate fails to meet quorum, tables fee reform bill

Student Senate fails to meet quorum, tables fee reform bill

Daniel Caudill, Reporter

December 4, 2018


Filed under News, Student Government Association

Student Senate failed to meet quorum at its last meeting of the semester, with only 15 senators in attendance. Quorum is 19 senators. Held Tuesday, the special meeting was called after WSU announced that campus would be closed Wednesday during a day of mourning for the recently deceased former President...

International students make up nearly 10 percent of WSU’s student body

International students make up nearly 10 percent of WSU’s student body

Aileen Rueda-DaCosta, Reporter

November 29, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

This semester, Wichita State successfully recruited international students from more than 110 countries. Of the total student body of around 15,700 students, 1,635 are international students. Around 71 percent of international students are undergraduates. The remaining 29 percent are graduate students. The...

Former UPD sergeant sues WSU for discrimination, retaliation

Former UPD sergeant sues WSU for discrimination, retaliation

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

November 28, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

A former sergeant with the Wichita State Police Department is suing the university for allegedly violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and retaliating against him for raising concerns about racial discrimination in the department. Garret Moyer was terminated from his position in August 2017 aft...

President John Bardo hospitalized for chronic lung condition

President John Bardo hospitalized for chronic lung condition

Evan Pflugradt and Matthew Kelly

November 27, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Wichita State President John Bardo is currently hospitalized. Vice President for Strategic Communication Lou Heldman confirmed that Bardo, 70, is being hospitalized for a flare-up of a chronic lung condition. Heldman said Bardo is “fully conscious and involved” in making university decisions...

Student fees, tuition increase steadily as state funding fluctuates

Student fees, tuition increase steadily as state funding fluctuates

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

November 26, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

                          In fiscal year 2015, undergraduate students paying in-state tuition and taking 15 credit hours at Wichita State paid $698.25 a semester in student fees. Students ta...

Transgender Day of Remembrance honored at WSU

Transgender Day of Remembrance honored at WSU

Audrey Korte, Reporter

November 25, 2018


Filed under Campus, Local, News, Showcase

Anti-transgender violence is a fact of life for many transgender people. As of Nov. 20, Transgender Day of Remembrance, 22 homicides of trans-Americans have been reported in the last year. Worldwide, at least 310 transgender people were killed due to anti-transgender violence in that span. Transgender...

Tri Delta surpasses fundraising goal twice for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Tri Delta surpasses fundraising goal twice for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Jenna Farhat, News Editor

November 19, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Tri Delta at Wichita State raised more money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital than expected. St. Jude is Tri Delta’s designated philanthropy, and the 24-hour challenge online fundraiser was the first of its kind for the sorority. The online campaign to raise money started at 10 a.m....

Meet your student reps on the infrastructure steering committee

Meet your student reps on the infrastructure steering committee

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

November 16, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Uncategorized

There are 26 students on the steering committee charged with informing students and generating support for the proposed $6 a credit hour infrastructure fee to upgrade campus facilities. Deans from every college appointed two students each to the committee, and there are also representatives from the...