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Jay Golden named Wichita State University’s 14th president

Jay Golden named Wichita State University’s 14th president

Daniel Caudill, News Editor

October 31, 2019

The wait is over. After a months-long closed search process, the Kansas Board of Regents on Thursday selected Jay Golden, 55, to be the 14th president of Wichita State University. Golden most recently served as a vice chancellor at East Carolina University. In his first address to the university,...

CHIPPING IN: A look at campaign finance in the mayoral race

CHIPPING IN: A look at campaign finance in the mayoral race

Daniel Caudill, News Editor

October 31, 2019

While it’s likely that less than a quarter of Wichita’s voters will elect the city’s next leader on Nov. 5, an even smaller percent has supported either candidate through the ultimate form of speech — money. Mayor Jeff Longwell and challenger Brandon Whipple, a longtime state representative, filed new campaign finance forms on Monday — detailing a race that has grown closer in numbers since the last filing...

Campus will be covered in American flags as part of veteran suicide awareness project

Campus will be covered in American flags as part of veteran suicide awareness project

Nathan Schale, Reporter

October 31, 2019

To bring awareness to veteran suicide, the Student Veterans Organization on Monday began placing 22 United States flags per day across Wichita State’s main campus. The daily rate of 22 flags is meant to represent the average number of veteran suicides per day. Once the SVO stops placing flags on ...

Faculty Senate approves gen ed cut; general faculty to vote next month

Faculty Senate approves gen ed cut; general faculty to vote next month

Matthew Kelly, Managing Editor

October 30, 2019

After two months of discussion and debate, the Wichita State Faculty Senate voted Monday to reduce the number of required general education credit hours from 42 to 36. The proposal will now be taken up at the Nov. 11 general faculty meeting. Before approving the proposal by a wide margin, the sen...

No 24-hour study room available at Ablah during construction 

No 24-hour study room available at Ablah during construction 

Lindsay Smith, Reporter

October 29, 2019

Construction on Ablah Library’s 24-hour study space began Monday and is expected to be finished by December. But in the meantime, students will be without an all-night study area.  Ginger Williams, associate dean for academic engagement and public services, said providing an interim 24-hour stud...

Regents to name new Wichita State president Thursday

Regents to name new Wichita State president Thursday

Matthew Kelly, Managing Editor

October 29, 2019

The Kansas Board of Regents will be on campus Thursday afternoon to name Wichita State's 14th president, according to a university release. The Regents will meet at 2 p.m. in the Rhatigan Student Center's Santa Fe Room, 233. The board will ceremonially choose the president from an unranked list of...

Full transcript: Q&A with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Full transcript: Q&A with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

Matthew Kelly, Managing Editor

October 25, 2019

  During his campus visit Friday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sat down for a seven-minute interview with The Sunflower. Topics included Ukraine, how the secretary navigates difficult conversations with President Trump, and whether or not Pompeo would ever entertain a White House bid. ...

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talks working in State Department, background ‘noise’ with WSU students

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talks working in State Department, background ‘noise’ with WSU students

Kylie Cameron, Editor in Chief

October 25, 2019

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held a roundtable Friday with students at Wichita State University, where he answered student questions, mainly focusing on the State Department and the “noise” in his life. The secretary was on campus Friday, where he encouraged students to consider careers in ...

Pompeo offers reserved vote of confidence in top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine

Pompeo offers reserved vote of confidence in top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine

Matthew Kelly, Managing Editor

October 25, 2019

In a sit-down interview with The Sunflower Friday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo maintained that he is in "full accord" with acting ambassador Bill Taylor on Ukrainian policy. Asked to comment on his confidence in the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, Pompeo circled the question before indicating that...

Editorial: A new president deserves to have their own vision

Editorial: A new president deserves to have their own vision

Sunflower Editorial Board

October 25, 2019

The search for Wichita State University’s next president is coming to a close. The Kansas Board of Regents is in the process of choosing the best candidate for the job from a shortlist of finalists. They’re looking for someone who, according to board chair Shane Bangerter, will “fully implement”...

2020 Census Bureau looking for student workers

2020 Census Bureau looking for student workers

Lindsay Smith, Reporter

October 24, 2019

The 2020 Census Bureau is on campus seeking workers for next year’s population count.   Compensation is $15 an hour for Sedgwick County residents and $13.50 for students from outside the county. Workers are expected to put in 20 hours a week, but scheduling can be flexible based students’ avai...