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Lone candidate Kenon Brinkley elected WSU Student Body President

Lone candidate Kenon Brinkley elected WSU Student Body President

Daniel Caudill, Reporter

April 4, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase, Student Government Association

Unopposed student government presidential candidate Kenon Brinkley was elected as Student Body President for the Student Government Association’s 61st session. Brinkley and his running mate, senator Shelby Rowell, lead their ticket, "Revival." The pair are the first to run unopposed in a studen...

Marché Fleming-Randle honored with Drum Major Award

Marché Fleming-Randle honored with Drum Major Award

Andrew Linnabary, Reporter

April 4, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement Marché Fleming-Randle was honored Tuesday with the Martin Luther King Jr. Drum Major Innovation Service Award, according to a university news release. The award “recognizes volunteers who perform extraordinary everyday acts of service focusing...

WSU President Bardo passes student fees recommendation, approves Sunflower funding cut

WSU President Bardo passes student fees recommendation, approves Sunflower funding cut

Jenna Farhat, Managing Editor

April 4, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Wichita State President John Bardo has approved the student fees budget recommendation, authorizing a steep cut to The Sunflower's funding. The entire university's budget will now go to the Kansas Board of Regents for final approval. The approved budget cuts The Sunflower's funding to $80,000, nearly...

Unopposed SGA ticket hopes to combat apathy next year

Unopposed SGA ticket hopes to combat apathy next year

Daniel Caudill, Reporter

April 2, 2018


Filed under News, Student Government Association

For the first time in 13 years, a single ticket is running unopposed for student government elections. Liberal Arts and Science Senators Kenon Brinkley and Shelby Rowell lead “Revival,” the unopposed ticket for upcoming student elections. Brinkley, a sophomore majoring in Strategic Communication,...

SGA ticket answers The Sunflower’s questions

SGA ticket answers The Sunflower’s questions

Daniel Caudill, Reporter

April 2, 2018


Filed under News, Student Government Association

*The Sunflower will update answers from Revival as responses roll in.  The Sunflower asked student Senate candidates from the sole “Revival” ticket twenty pertinent questions for the upcoming election, divided into three categories (Campus/Student Life, SGA, and University). These were the res...

Student Senate approves cutting The Sunflower

Student Senate approves cutting The Sunflower

Jenna Farhat, Chance Swaim, Evan Pflugradt, and Ray Strunk

March 30, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Government Association

The student senate approved the student fees budget proposal by a 21-18 vote Wednesday night. The student senate cannot change the budget for fixed-line items, such as The Sunflower. It can only vote to approve or reject the student fees budget as a whole, and can adjust funding levels for non-fixed-line...

Kathy Hull memorial service scheduled for Saturday

Kathy Hull memorial service scheduled for Saturday

Marissa Campbell, Arts and Culture Editor

March 28, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

The memorial service for faculty member Kathy Hull has been scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday. The service will be at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Wichita at 7202 E. 21st St. N. After being hit by a car on March 6, Hull went into cardiac arrest as a result of complications from her injury...

Tonight’s the night Student Senate votes on student fees

Tonight’s the night Student Senate votes on student fees

Chance Swaim, Editor in Chief

March 28, 2018


Filed under News, Student Government Association

Wednesday night, Wichita State Student Senate will vote on the student fees budget proposed by the Student Fees Committee. The senate will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room of the Rhatigan Student Center (233). The meeting will begin with a public forum where the members of the public are allowed...

Wichita State expects to pay regent’s company more than $2.5 million next year to lease The Flats

Wichita State expects to pay regent’s company more than $2.5 million next year to lease The Flats

Chance Swaim, Editor in Chief

March 28, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Wichita State expects to pay the chairman of the Kansas Board of Regents’ company more than $2.5 million next year to lease The Flats, according to a lease agreement approved by the board of regents and projected occupancy levels for next year provided by the university. The Flats is a university-r...

Wichita State said these records “do not relate to the legitimate concern to the public.” You decide.

Wichita State said these records “do not relate to the legitimate concern to the public.” You decide.

Chance Swaim, Editor in Chief

March 28, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

The Sunflower needs your help. We paid Wichita State $593 for a records request filed under the Kansas Open Records Act, and out of 2,102 emails received as part of the request, 539 pages were blacked out. 928 pages had some kind of redaction. Even with the redactions, that's a lot to sort through....

WSU hosts ‘the big dance’ of college debate

WSU hosts ‘the big dance’ of college debate

Daniel Caudill, Reporter

March 26, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Wichita State hosted the National Debate Tournament for the first time this weekend, aligning with the 50-year anniversary of Shocker Debate’s victory at the tournament. The tournament was held at the University of Chicago in 1967, where Shocker debaters Robert Shields and Lee Thompson made it into...

College of engineering dean leaving WSU in June

College of engineering dean leaving WSU in June

Andrew Linnabary, Reporter

March 22, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

College of engineering dean Royce Bowden is leaving Wichita State June 30 to “invest the next chapter of his life to philanthropic and scholarly interests,” according to a news release. Interim Provost Rick Muma will work with the engineering faculty and staff to select an interim leader and conduct...