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Second Starbucks opens at Wichita State

Second Starbucks opens at Wichita State

Matt Madden, Reporter

January 17, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Wichita State's second Starbucks opened this morning. About a year after the opening of a free-standing Starbucks on Innovation Campus, a second Starbucks opened in the Rhatigan Student center. The Starbucks replaces Fastbreak in the RSC and now offers students all of the drinks and pastries they...

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.: Wichita State students, community members gather for parade

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.: Wichita State students, community members gather for parade

Daniel Caudill, Reporter

January 13, 2018


Filed under Local, News

Wichita State faculty, student groups, and alumni joined community members at the Christian Faith Center’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. parade.   Many of the students and alumni representing WSU were from Greek chapters, including Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, of which King was a member. Moha...

Wichita State’s provost will continue to receive $297,353 salary while on leave “to focus on his professional goals”

Wichita State’s provost will continue to receive $297,353 salary while on leave “to focus on his professional goals”

Chance Swaim, Editor in Chief

January 13, 2018


Filed under Campus, Showcase

Wichita State does not have a specific policy that provides for Provost and Senior Vice President Tony Vizzini’s paid leave this spring “to focus on his professional goals,” but a university spokesperson said President John Bardo has the authority to grant leave if it is "in the best interest ...

Student reports rape at Wichita State, suspect not Wichita resident

Student reports rape at Wichita State, suspect not Wichita resident

Jenna Farhat, Managing Editor

January 12, 2018


Filed under Campus, Showcase

A student reported they were raped on Wichita State's campus last month. The rape was reportedly committed at The Flats, an apartment complex on campus. The student is a resident of The Flats. The student said they were raped Dec. 2 and reported it to WSU police six days later. No arrests have...

Student Conduct’s Mandy Hambleton resigning

Student Conduct’s Mandy Hambleton resigning

Jenna Farhat, Managing Editor

January 11, 2018


Filed under Campus, Showcase

Assistant Vice President for Student Advocacy, Intervention and Accountability and Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Students Mandy Hambleton is resigning from Wichita State. Hambleton will leave WSU next month. She has accepted the position of Title IX program director at Florida State University,...

City, county, university cut ribbon on Innovation Campus law enforcement training center

City, county, university cut ribbon on Innovation Campus law enforcement training center

Andrew Linnabary, Reporter

January 6, 2018


Filed under News

In the vein of Innovation Campus’s collaborative vision, a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday morning for WSU’s new Law Enforcement Training Center featured representatives of Sedgwick County, the city of Wichita, the Wichita Police Department and the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office, and Wichita State...

Bardo: Provost takes paid leave to ‘focus on his professional goals’; Muma moves into position

Bardo: Provost takes paid leave to ‘focus on his professional goals’; Muma moves into position

Chance Swaim, Editor in Chief

January 5, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Provost and Senior Vice President Tony Vizzini will take "authorized leave during spring semester to focus on his professional goals," according to a statement released Friday by Wichita State President John Bardo. Vizzini was hired as vice president of academic affairs at Wichita State in 2013. In ...

Kansas Board of Regents approve online degree in homeland security

Kansas Board of Regents approve online degree in homeland security

Evan Pflugradt, Opinion Editor

December 26, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Wichita State will offer a four-year, online bachelor's degree in homeland security, beginning in the spring. The Kansas Board of Regents approved the degree program at their December meeting Wednesday. The degree program offers students an overview of homeland security with an emphasis on law...

SGA announces parking garage changes for spring semester

SGA announces parking garage changes for spring semester

Kylie Cameron, Reporter

December 22, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase, Student Government Association

The parking garage located by the Rhatigan Student Center will remain open to students with green ePermits to park on the second and third floors, the Student Government Association announced. The original plan for the spring semester was pay-by-the-hour parking on the second and third floors. Faculty parking on the second, third and fourth floor, ...

Survey measures Fairmount neighborhood’s response to Innovation Campus

Survey measures Fairmount neighborhood’s response to Innovation Campus

Matthew Kelly, Copy Chief

December 19, 2017


Filed under Local, Showcase

Ninety-four percent of surveyed Fairmount neighborhood residents say the changes taking place at Wichita State are making their neighborhood a better place to live in — but leaders say gentrification, or displacement of low-income residents caused by rising property values, is an anticipated side effect...

3 leaders leaving after this semester

3 leaders leaving after this semester

Chance Swaim and Jenna Farhat

December 15, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase

Three student affairs leaders are leaving Wichita State. Maureen Dasey-Morales, associate vice president for student affairs and wellness, is leaving for Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to accept the position of associate vice president for community health and well being.  ...

Student focus group discusses YMCA plans with architects

Student focus group discusses YMCA plans with architects

Matthew Kelly, Copy Chief

December 7, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

A small group of students met with architects from SJCF — a firm that builds YMCA facilities around the greater Wichita area — to offer input Thursday on the joint YMCA and wellness facility set to be built on Innovation Campus within the next few years. Wichita State and the YMCA have yet to...