The Sunflower

Census Bureau still working to ensure college students are counted

Shocker Hall courtyard August 2017

Lindsay Smith, Reporter

April 18, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Census Bureau has suspended all field operations until June 2020. Even though the field operations have been suspended, the 2020 Census Bureau is still working to gather information to provide an accurate population count.   Currently, the bureau is working to ...

Summer orientation online, fall in-person classes still undecided

Screenshot from April 16 town hall.

Lindsay Smith, Reporter

April 16, 2020

The format of Wichita State University’s fall semester classes is still unknown, WSU President Jay Golden and Provost Rick Muma said during the virtual town hall held Thursday afternoon.  Although the future is still uncertain for fall classes, the officials said they will most likely be modified...

Khan, Haas elected student body president, VP

Rija Khan, SGA presidential candidate, and Mackenzie Haas, vice presidential candidate.

Kylie Cameron, Editor in Chief

April 15, 2020

Rija Khan will be Wichita State's next student body president, with Mackenzie Haas as her vice president. With 12,837 eligible voters, only 1,079 voted – an 8.4% turnout. Last year's election saw a 16.2% turnout with four executive tickets running. Khan and Haas defeated Courtney Price-Dukes...

‘I believe they’re poorly prepared’: KBOR begrudgingly approves WSU’s buyback of The Flats, Suites

The Flats private apartment complex is located on Innovation Campus.

Kylie Cameron, Editor in Chief

April 15, 2020

After postponing the vote for Wichita State to buy back and bond The Flats and The Suites twice, the Kansas Board of Regents approved the motion Wednesday, but not before admonishing the university for its handling of the situation. Regents argued that WSU “blew smoke” in their face with their bu...

SAC, Student Involvement to host TikTok Talent Show

SAC, Student Involvement to host TikTok Talent Show

Karen Galindo, Arts & Entertainment Editor

April 15, 2020

TikTok fanatics and protégés can now showcase their skills and talents on the social media platform through the TikTok Talent Show, co-hosted by Wichita State’s Student Involvement and SAC.  Glynnis Jackson, SAC’s traditions graduate assistant, said the idea originated from her own interest...

BREAKING: Gov. Kelly extends stay-at-home order through May 3

Gov. Laura Kelly at her daily COVID-19 press briefing Wednesday.

Matthew Kelly, Managing Editor

April 15, 2020

Gov. Laura Kelly announced Wednesday that she will extend Kansas' stay-at-home order through May 3. The existing order was set to expire Sunday at midnight. Kansans are directed to stay home unless performing one of these "essential activities." Obtaining food, medicine and other household necessi...

CAPS, Care Team offering virtual mental health services

Masters Level Psychology Intern for Wichita State's Counseling and Prevention Services program Samantha Fulcher discusses mindful eating during a Keep Calm and Breathe livestream on April 13, 2020.

Kylie Cameron, Editor in Chief

April 15, 2020

Even in a remote format, Wichita State's Counseling and Prevention Services remains a resource for students. Counselors are now offering sessions through Zoom, rather than face-to-face to follow social distancing measures in hopes of flattening the curve.  Along with offering virtual counseling s...

Wichita State seeking approval to amend capital improvement plan for new $22.2 million building

President Jay Golden makes his introduction to faculty senate. In his introduction, Golden emphasized the importance of shared governance and transparency.

Kylie Cameron, Editor in Chief

April 15, 2020

UPDATE: The Kansas Board of Regents unanimously approved Wichita State's amendment to their capital improvement plan.  Wichita State is seeking funding for a new building on Innovation Campus. WSU is asking the Kansas Board of Regents for authorization to amend the university’s capital improvem...

Muma: Tuition hike, furloughs on the table for WSU employees in the wake of COVID-19

Provost Rick Muma speaks during the last weekly briefing of the semester at the Rhatigan Student Center on Thursday, March 19, 2020.

Matthew Kelly, Managing Editor

April 14, 2020

With Wichita State anticipating a multi-million-dollar revenue loss in the wake of COVID-19, Provost Rick Muma acknowledged Monday that the university may resort to raising tuition and furloughing employees as part of a “multifaceted approach” to plugging the revenue gap. "Just looking at our pr...

Faculty Senate recommends students get to choose between credit/no credit or letter grades

The Wichita State Faculty Senate held a Zoom meeting on Monday, April 13.

Matthew Kelly, Managing Editor

April 14, 2020

The Wichita State Faculty Senate is recommending that students get the option to choose between receiving a letter grade or credit/no credit on a class-by-class basis this semester. If the measure is approved by Provost Rick Muma, students will be able to select their preferred grading criteria after...

SGA voting open through Wednesday

SGA voting open through Wednesday

Kylie Cameron, Editor in Chief

April 13, 2020

Voting for this week’s Student Government Association election runs from 8 a.m. Monday through 5 p.m. Wednesday. Ballot links were sent to student emails and can also be found at wichitastatesga.simplyvoting.com. Just two executive tickets are running this year, compared to last year's four....

Sunflower announcement: Daniel Caudill, Noah Merrell named to leadership positions

Daniel Caudill (left) is The Sunflower's next editor in chief. Noah Merrell (right) is the next advertising manager.

April 13, 2020

The Board of Student Publications at Wichita State University, comprised of students, faculty and community professionals, met last week to hire The Sunflower’s next editor in chief and advertising manager.  Daniel Caudill, a junior in political science and journalism, will serve as the 2020-2...