The Sunflower

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 ...

‘We have a Shocker battalion now’: ROTC program to begin fall semester

‘We have a Shocker battalion now’: ROTC program to begin fall semester

Andrew Linnabary, Digital Managing Editor

April 19, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

A new Army Reserve Officer Training Corps program is projected to bring up to 60 students to Wichita State this fall, Provost Rick Muma said Thursday at the program’s announcement in the Experiential Engineering Building. That projected number came from military officials working with the univers...

Did WSU’s ‘Enough is Enough’ campaign do enough for Fairmount?

Did WSU’s ‘Enough is Enough’ campaign do enough for Fairmount?

Audrey Korte, Reporter

April 18, 2019


Filed under Local, News, Showcase

The Kansas Health Foundation gave Wichita State a quarter of a million dollars to use on community engagement with Fairmount after the brutal rape and murder of Letitia Davis. For three years, WSU went full steam ahead on community development and research, but that grant money ran out in 2018. Since...

Reflecting on the Letitia Davis murder: How WSU responded to the tragedy in the park

Reflecting on the Letitia Davis murder: How WSU responded to the tragedy in the park

Audrey Korte, Reporter

April 16, 2019


Filed under Local, News

Standing on the porch of Dreena Reed's house, you see a row of small houses surrounding Fairmount Park — a place to gather and the focal point of the northeast Wichita community. Reed looks out at her neighborhood, pointing to homes and describing the people who live in them. Across the street...

Celebration of Life for late President John Bardo scheduled

Celebration of Life for late President John Bardo scheduled

Kylie Cameron, Editor in Chief Elect

April 16, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Late Wichita State President John Bardo will be honored in “a series of events” from May 6-9, according to a university release. President Bardo died last month at the age of 70 after battling a chronic lung condition. The main event, the Celebration of Life, will be May 9 from 3-4 p.m. in Shirley Beggs Ballr...

Dental hygiene students look for patients for licensure exams

Dental hygiene students look for patients for licensure exams

Audrey Korte, Reporter

April 12, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Dental Licensure exams are notoriously stressful for students getting ready to graduate. They can make or break a student’s career. At Wichita State, dental hygiene students are getting ready for their clinical examinations — the board exams. Licensure is a process every dentist must go through at least on...