The Sunflower

Man promoting Bible chat threatens, follows students

Man promoting Bible chat threatens, follows students

Andrew Linnabary, Digital Managing Editor

April 25, 2019


Filed under Campus, Crime, News

A man who had “some disagreements about the Bible” threatened and followed two students in the parking lot outside Wilkins softball stadium Monday evening, campus police said. The man was approaching students and asking them to join a Bible chat, Police Chief Rodney Clark said Thursday. The man...

‘Hope dies last’: Good Friday service was the last at Fairmount United Church of Christ

‘Hope dies last’: Good Friday service was the last at Fairmount United Church of Christ

Audrey Korte, Reporter

April 25, 2019


Filed under Local, News

For the first time in more than a century, the pews of the Fairmount United Church of Christ were empty on Easter Sunday this year. Services have not been held at the church on the corner of Fairmount and 16th streets since the building was closed for structural repairs in December. It was supposed to...

Weekend Preview — April 25

Weekend Preview — April 25

John Darr, Culture Editor

April 25, 2019


Filed under Local, News

Friday, April 26 Final Fest Music & Arts Festival 2019 Location: Urban Pop-Up Park Time: 3 – 11 p.m. Cost: Free! Final Fest is back for round two after absolutely rocking the block last year. Excellent music, food, vintage clothing, and art will all be rocking down at downtown W...

SGA approves changes to election commission

SGA approves changes to election commission

Daniel Caudill, Reporter

April 25, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Student Government Association

The Student Senate passed legislation Wednesday that will alter the makeup of the Student Government Association Election Commission for future student elections. The student body president appoints six students to the Election Commission each year to administer and regulate student elections. Students...

RSO policy requires student organizations to register ‘social hosts’ for events with alcohol

RSO policy requires student organizations to register ‘social hosts’ for events with alcohol

Eduardo Castillo, Reporter

April 25, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

A Registered Student Organization “social host” policy is requiring all organizations that are recognized by the university to abide by the “events with alcohol policy.” This requires individuals in RSOs to attend the social host training that the student involvement office conducts. This training...

Honors College set for new homecoming this fall

Honors College set for new homecoming this fall

Eduardo Castillo, Reporter

April 25, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

The Dorothy and Bill Cohen Honors College is expanding in Shocker Hall and expected to open back up in fall 2019. While its space is expanding, the college has been relocated to the lower level of Hubbard Hall. Andrew Martin, former chair of the Honors College Student Council and outgoing director...

War and peace: Photo exhibition frames Aleppo through two different lenses

War and peace: Photo exhibition frames Aleppo through two different lenses

Andrew Linnabary, Digital Managing Editor

April 25, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Jens Kreinath spent a day in Aleppo in 2010. On that trip, he didn’t see blood, families torn apart, or crumbled buildings. He saw peace. Kreinath, an anthropology associate professor, visited Aleppo a year before Syria’s civil war broke out, and two years before the civil war overtook Aleppo. An ...

Thief drank Gatorade, stole cart, and fled campus with chainsaws on 4/20

Thief drank Gatorade, stole cart, and fled campus with chainsaws on 4/20

Andrew Linnabary, Digital Managing Editor

April 23, 2019


Filed under Campus, Crime, News

Chainsaws, a transport cart, and a power washer were stolen from Facilities Services’ landscaping department Saturday afternoon, campus police and the landscaping department said Tuesday. The thief looked through lockers, drank a Gatorade, pulled a cart out, then locked the main doors — but left...

Four arrested in connection to last week’s shooting at popular WSU party venue

Four arrested in connection to last week’s shooting at popular WSU party venue

Kylie Cameron, Editor in Chief Elect

April 22, 2019


Filed under News

A shooting occurred at Cortez Mexican Restaurant, a popular party venue for Wichita State students, a little after midnight last Sunday. Four teenagers, aged 18, 17, 16, and 15, were arrested in connection to the shooting, Wichita Police Officer Charley Davidson said in an email to The Sunflower....

As development ramps up, Fairmount stakeholders weigh in on community investment, gentrification

As development ramps up, Fairmount stakeholders weigh in on community investment, gentrification

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

April 21, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Showcase

Mark Farha’s vision of transforming Fairmount took root on a car ride through the neighborhood more than a decade ago, when Farha Development owner saw a window of opportunity. “About 13 years ago, we were driving through the neighborhood and thought, ‘Here’s a major university. Why isn’t ...

Meet Max, the campus stray with a loyal fanbase

Meet Max, the campus stray with a loyal fanbase

Andrew Linnabary, Digital Managing Editor

April 21, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Max has lived on campus for more than five years and is nowhere near getting his degree. Max doesn’t dine at Chick-fil-A or Panda Express. But he does get three square meals a day — sometimes dry, sometimes wet. Maybe a little too much, judging by his belly. He doesn’t live in Shocker Hall o...

Regents currently identifying candidates to chair search for next WSU president

Regents currently identifying candidates to chair search for next WSU president

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

April 21, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

The Kansas Board of Regents is currently identifying potential candidates to chair the committee tasked with guiding the search for the next Wichita State president, Regents spokesman Matt Keith told The Sunflower. “They’re usually looking for someone with some familiarity with the university ...