The Sunflower

Members of Lambda Pi Upsilon talk integration into WSU’s Greek community

Members of Lambda Pi Upsilon talk integration into WSU’s Greek community

Drake Robinson, Reporter

October 22, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

The Chi Colony of Lambda Pi Upsilon Sorority, Latinas Poderosas Unidas, Inc. (LPiU), joined the ranks of the Greek community at Wichita State earlier this year. Last month, the organization held a new member presentation at the Rhatigan Student Center. Some of the members shared their thoughts about...

Orman denies rumors, says he will not drop out of governor’s race

Orman denies rumors, says he will not drop out of governor’s race

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

October 19, 2018


Filed under News, Politics, Showcase

Independent Greg Orman has heard plenty of rumors that he’ll soon drop out of the Kansas governor’s race. He denies them all. “I’ve heard about two dozen [rumors], but I will tell you, they’re all untrue,” Orman said. “We are in this race ‘til the end.” Republican Kris Kobach an...

Livesay named new dean of engineering

Livesay named new dean of engineering

Andrew Linnabary, Digital Managing Editor

October 18, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Dean of the Graduate School Dennis Livesay is the college of engineering’s new dean, effective January 1, the university announced Thursday. Livesay — who also holds the roles of associate vice president for Research and Technology Transfer and professor of chemistry — succeeds Royce Bowden, who res...

International students will soon have cheaper health insurance options, Brinkley says

International students will soon have cheaper health insurance options, Brinkley says

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

October 17, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Health insurance costs increased by hundreds of dollars this fall for many international students across the state, but starting as soon as next semester, Wichita State’s international students may be able to opt out of the more expensive university policy. International students are legally required ...

Recognizing problem key to treating depression

Recognizing problem key to treating depression

Audrey Korte, Reporter

October 17, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Depression is prevalent on college campuses but is still highly stigmatized, making it difficult for students to seek help. The Counseling and Testing Center in Grace Wilkie Hall offers students, faculty, and staff ways to track mental health concerns and seek treatment for a host of mental health disorders....

Sunflower archives, Oct. 18, 1955: Ugly Man on Campus Contest Part of Community Chest

Sunflower archives, Oct. 18, 1955: Ugly Man on Campus Contest Part of Community Chest

October 17, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Mirror, Mirror on the wall, whose mug is ugliest of them all? The dubious honor of Ugliest Man on Campus will be awarded to one of six candidates entered in the annual Ugly Man Contest. Sponsored by Alpha Phi Omega, service fraternity, the contest is part of the Community Chest Drive. Votes for...

Nearly two months later, Beta Theta Pi still on temporary suspension

Nearly two months later, Beta Theta Pi still on temporary suspension

Andrew Linnabary, Digital Managing Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Beta Theta Pi fraternity is still on temporary suspension pending the outcome of an investigation into unknown charges from an incident that occurred in late August. The incident being investigated happened August 24, and little detail beyond rumors has been confirmed since. Beta’s temporary suspension began the ...

WSU police arrests reach four-year high for second month in a row

WSU police arrests reach four-year high for second month in a row

Jenna Farhat, News Editor

October 11, 2018


Filed under Campus, Crime, News

Wichita State police made eight arrests in September, tying with the month of August for the most arrests made in nearly four years. Before August, WSU police hadn’t arrested that many people in a single month since December 2014. The Sunflower originally reported that WSU police arrested seven...

New Election Commission will oversee SGA special, general elections

New Election Commission will oversee SGA special, general elections

Daniel Caudill, Reporter

October 11, 2018


Filed under News, Student Government Association

In preparation for the upcoming special election, Student Government Association appointed members to this year’s Election Commission. The Election Commission is a body that forms guidelines for student elections. Members on the commission are appointed by the student body president each year, subject...

Live captions to accompany SGA meeting livestream

Live captions to accompany SGA meeting livestream

Daniel Caudill, Reporter

October 11, 2018


Filed under News, Student Government Association

The Student Government Association will use a live-captioning service in its endeavor to livestream senate meetings to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Grady Landrum, director of the office of disability services, said that unlike an interpreter, captions can make video content...

Sunflower Archives Oct. 10, 1979 — Braille console panels help blind student to learn

Sunflower Archives Oct. 10, 1979 — Braille console panels help blind student to learn

October 10, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Mike Hutmacher Audio-Radio Production is considered to be a fairly difficult course by most standards. The technical aspects can be tedious and confusing for many, and for a blind student the obstacles can be quite discouraging. But one blind student considers the obstacles a challenge. Gary Greg...

Trump campaigns for Kris Kobach in Topeka

Trump campaigns for Kris Kobach in Topeka

Drake Robinson, Reporter

October 8, 2018


Filed under Local, News

President Donald Trump held a campaign rally Saturday in front of a crowd of some 11,000 people at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka. A few hours before the rally began, Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed by the U.S. Senate. This gave Trump the chance to flaunt his achievement...