The Sunflower

After false starts, Innovation Campus will get a hotel

After false starts, Innovation Campus will get a hotel

Andrew Linnabary and Matthew Kelly

October 26, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Wichita State will open a Hyatt Place Hotel on Innovation Campus in 2020, pending approval by the Kansas Board of Regents. The 110-room hotel, a partnership with hotel management group Lodging One Hospitality, is slated for construction in spring 2019. It will be ready for occupancy by spring 2020. Af...

There was an aggravated robbery near Wichita State Thursday night. Students didn’t know until 12 hours later.

There was an aggravated robbery near Wichita State Thursday night. Students didn’t know until 12 hours later.

Jenna Farhat, News Editor

October 26, 2018


Filed under Crime, News, Showcase

Two teenagers pointed a handgun at a person and demanded money around 10:40 p.m. Thursday night just south of Wichita State's campus. WSU students weren't alerted about the aggravated robbery until 12 hours later. A safety alert was sent out to the WSU community around 11:20 a.m. Friday. The aggravated...

SGA: 100 veterans did not receive GI Bill benefits after Wichita State failed to process paperwork

SGA: 100 veterans did not receive GI Bill benefits after Wichita State failed to process paperwork

Jenna Farhat, News Editor

October 25, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase, Student Government Association

Student senators passed a resolution stating concerns that more than a hundred student veterans at Wichita State have not received payments for GI Bill education benefits due to understaffing at the Student Veteran Center. The resolution states that this has caused “severe financial crisis/hardship...

Advance ballot applications due Oct. 30 in Kansas

Advance ballot applications due Oct. 30 in Kansas

Kylie Cameron, Advertising Manager

October 24, 2018


Filed under News, Politics

The advanced voting ballot application deadline is looming for out-of-town residents in the state of Kansas. The deadline to apply for advance ballot is Oct. 30. If applying by mail, the application must be postmarked by that date as well. The deadline to turn in advance ballots is the day of the...

Former WSU assistant volleyball coach charged with child sex crimes

Former WSU assistant volleyball coach charged with child sex crimes

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

October 22, 2018


Filed under Crime, News

Former Wichita State volleyball assistant coach Jeffery Sanders has been charged with two counts of sexual exploitation of a child. Sanders, who last coached at WSU in 2013, before opening opening Wichita Volleyball Academy, was previously arrested in March. The Sedgwick County district attorney's...

Former WSU campus ministry director elected first woman Episcopal bishop of Kansas

Former WSU campus ministry director elected first woman Episcopal bishop of Kansas

Audrey Korte, Reporter

October 22, 2018


Filed under News, Uncategorized

Rev. Cathleen Bascom has broken ground as a woman in the Episcopal church many times over the last three decades. She was the first woman to go through the entire lengthy and taxing process of ordination to the priesthood in Kansas in the 1980’s. Now Bascom will be consecrated as the first ever woman bishop ...

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...