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Proposed student housing increases presented to SGA

Proposed student housing increases presented to SGA

Chance Swaim, Editor in Chief

October 5, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Scott Jensen, director of housing and residence life at Wichita State, presented tentative housing and meal plan increases for next year. Those increases are as follows: ...

Wichita State officials decline interviews, defer to letter about enrollment

Wichita State officials decline interviews, defer to letter about enrollment

Chance Swaim, Ray Strunk, and Matthew Kelly

October 5, 2017


Filed under News

Rick Muma’s “Letter to the Editor” is the only university response offered to The Sunflower in attempts to follow up on our coverage of Wichita State’s enrollment that appeared in print and online Monday. Muma is the senior associate vice president for academic affairs and strategic enrollment man...

SGA postpones Las Vegas support resolution

SGA postpones Las Vegas support resolution

Ray Strunk, Reporter

October 4, 2017


Filed under News, Student Government Association

After nearly one hour of discussion and debate, the Student Government Association voted to table the “Support for Las Vegas Shooting Victim and Families” resolution until Wednesday. The resolution, co-authored by Fine Arts Sen. Xan Mattek and Liberal Arts and Sciences Sen. Shelby Rowell, propose...

Hinshaw arrives amid UPD changes

Hinshaw arrives amid UPD changes

Jenna Farhat, Managing Editor

October 4, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Interim Wichita State Police Chief Robert Hinshaw spent 33 years working in the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s office. But he didn’t always know he wanted to be a cop. After graduating from Wichita Southeast High School, he worked as a clerk at J.C. Penney at Towne East Mall. He got his first taste...

Headcount Padding: Wichita State reports largest student increase in state

Headcount Padding: Wichita State reports largest student increase in state

Chance Swaim, Ray Strunk, and Matthew Kelly

October 2, 2017


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Overall enrollment at Wichita State is up, but fewer students are seeking degrees at the university this year than any of the last seven years, despite a multi-million dollar investment in student recruiting. But Friday, the university announced enrollment numbers indicating the fastest growth of...

One year later, Schlenker weighs in on accessibility

One year later, Schlenker weighs in on accessibility

Matthew Kelly, Copy Chief

October 1, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

A year after her civil rights claim prompted Wichita State to appoint an accessibility coordinator and promise to make university resources more accessible to the visually impaired, Emily Schlenker, a blind pre-med student, said WSU should still be doing more in the realm of accessibility. “Yes,...

Annual Clery report shows rise in sexual assault, car thefts

Annual Clery report shows rise in sexual assault, car thefts

Jenna Farhat, Managing Editor

October 1, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Sexual assaults, burglaries, and motor vehicle thefts rose in 2016 on Wichita State’s campus and the surrounding property, according to the university’s annual security and fire safety report. The report, released Friday, details statistics for crimes reported in 2016. The report is released annually...

Student speaks out against class held in Lutheran coffee shop

Student speaks out against class held in Lutheran coffee shop

Hannah Tobias, Reporter

October 1, 2017


Filed under Campus, News

Senior Sam Kier said the relocation of his chemistry class to Fairmount Coffee Company did not sit well with him. Katie-Mitchell Koch’s Physical Chemistry 1 class was supposed to meet in McKinley Hall, but Kier said that when he had seen no sign of Mitchell Koch by the second class, he approached...

The Sunflower to begin livestreaming SGA meetings

The Sunflower to begin livestreaming SGA meetings

Ray Strunk, Reporter

October 1, 2017


Filed under News, Student Government Association

The live stream of the Student Government Association’s weekly meetings has found a new home. Starting Oct. 4, the live stream will be available on The Sunflower’s Facebook page. SGA announced on Wednesday that they will no longer be livestreaming Student Senate meetings. SGA is also ending its...

Fairmount Citizen Survey phase 1 results announced

Fairmount Citizen Survey phase 1 results announced

Andrew Linnabary, Reporter

September 29, 2017


Filed under Local, News

More than 80 percent of surveyed Fairmount residents say their neighborhood is a good place to live, according to the Fairmount Citizen Survey, a community survey designed to gauge residents’ perceptions of their neighborhood and their household needs. Nearly 400 Fairmount residents participated in the s...

‘He’s one of us. He’s going to be here forever’ Wichita State Unveils Concept for Dave Stallworth Statue

‘He’s one of us. He’s going to be here forever’ Wichita State Unveils Concept for Dave Stallworth Statue

Aliyah Funschelle, Reporter

September 29, 2017


Filed under News, Sports

Dave “The Rave” Stallworth was a Wichita State legend.   Not only was Stallworth, who died in March, a successful basketball player, but he played a key role in civil rights on campus.   “He went through a lot of hardships while he was here, and so did a lot of black athle...