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Wichita State receives $2.5 million from U.S. Department of Defense

Wichita State receives $2.5 million from U.S. Department of Defense

Jenna Farhat, News Editor

August 16, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Wichita State has received a a $2.5 million grant to fund programs at the National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR), which is located on Innovation Campus. The grant comes from the U.S. Department of Defense Office of Economic Adjustment. The grant will go toward work in the regional manufacturing...

Shock Stop — What your Shocker ID can do for you

Shock Stop — What your Shocker ID can do for you

Aliyah Funschelle, Multimedia Sports Editor

August 16, 2018


Filed under Dining, Lifestyle, Local, News, Things To Do

Businesses participating in the discount program will display the Shock Stop window cling at their storefront. To receive the discount, present your WSU student, faculty, or staff ID at the time of purchase. Some items may be ineligible for the discount, such as alcohol, gas, and lottery tickets. ...

Useful resources for students

Useful resources for students

Daniel Caudill, Assistant News Editor

August 16, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

How to use the Y membership you’re already paying for As part of its Wellness Partnership with the YMCA, Wichita State is projected to have its own YMCA fitness center by 2020. Until then, currently enrolled Shockers have membership access to local YMCA facilities through the student activity f...

What you missed: WSU news from the summer

What you missed: WSU news from the summer

Jenna Farhat, News Editor

August 15, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

$12 million donation from Wichita oil company founder Wichita State accepted the largest donation in school history from Wayne Woolsey, a Wichita oil producer. Woolsey and his wife, Kay, gifted $10 million towards the building of a new home for the Barton School of Business. The new business building...

Health insurance cost rising for international students across Kansas

Health insurance cost rising for international students across Kansas

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

August 14, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Health insurance costs are increasing by hundreds of dollars this fall for many international students across the state, thanks to a change in the Kansas Board of Regents’ (KBOR) health insurance standards. International students must legally have health insurance. In June, the board updated Affo...

Q&A with President Bardo

Q&A with President Bardo

Andrew Linnabary and Matthew Kelly

August 14, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

A president’s job is to look to the future, Bardo said. The responsibility of handling the here and now is largely for vice presidents. Bardo said this and many other things Monday in an hour-long interview with The Sunflower. Vice President for Strategic Communications Lou Heldman accompanied Ba...

Student Senate fails to meet quorum, cancels special session

Student Senate fails to meet quorum, cancels special session

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

August 10, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

The Wichita State Student Government Associated cancelled a special session Friday afternoon after failing to meet quorum. At least half of the Association's student senators must be in attendance to go into session. "SGA apologizes for any inconvenience this may present for you," SGA wrote in a Facebook...

Here’s when Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers opens at Wichita State

Here’s when Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers opens at Wichita State

Evan Pflugradt, Sports Editor

August 10, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers, is venturing into a new market — college campuses. The Wichita fast food staple, started by Wichita State graduate Freddy Simon, will open in the Rhatigan Student Center when fall classes resume on Aug. 20. Its WSU location is the first of its kind. ...

Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers at Wichita State won’t have this item on the menu

Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers at Wichita State won’t have this item on the menu

Evan Pflugradt, Sports Editor

August 10, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

reddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers will offer almost their full menu when they open in the Rhatigan Student Center in nearly two weeks. Freddy’s, a Wichita staple, will offer steakburgers, hot dogs, and a full line of custard. They won’t, however, sell chicken strips. Chicken sandwiches a...

Shocker Sports Grill and Lanes plans to expand menu with opening of Freddy’s

Shocker Sports Grill and Lanes plans to expand menu with opening of Freddy’s

Evan Pflugradt, Sports Editor

August 10, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Vendor competition has caused Shocker Sports Grill and Lanes to consider changing its menu. Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers and Panda Express are each close to opening on the main floor of the Rhatigan Student Center. They replace Mondo Subs and Sono — Chartwells vendors that served the campus for a year while the university determined long-ter...

Here’s when Panda Express opens at Wichita State

Here’s when Panda Express opens at Wichita State

Evan Pflugradt, Sports Editor

August 10, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Panda Express may open as early as next week. Kevin Konda, associate vice president of student affairs auxiliaries, said construction crews are putting the final touches on the retailer. Panda Express is set to open Wednesday. That date could change, as crews transform the former space of Sono, a...

Campus YMCA will house urgent care center

Campus YMCA will house urgent care center

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

August 8, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

A $3 million partnership between Wesley Healthcare and the Greater Wichita YMCA will bring an urgent care center to Wichita State, according to a university press release. The Wesley Healthcare Urgent Care Center (UCC) will be housed in the YMCA expected to open on Innovation Campus in early 2020....