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President Rick Muma converses among the guests during the groundbreaking celebration for Wayne and Kay Woolsey Hall on Oct. 22.

Muma: WSU is not planning to utilize the new KBOR policy regarding faculty suspensions

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief January 28, 2021

Interim University President Rick Muma has no intention of utilizing the new Kansas Board of Regents temporary policy that allows him to suspend any faculty, he said during a town hall with faculty Monday.  The...

Kamilah Gumbs (left) and Rija Khan (right) announced their student government campaign Monday.

Student body president announces re-election campaign

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief January 25, 2021

Current Student Body President Rija Khan is running for re-election, the campaign announced Monday. Kamilah Gumbs, current Student Government Association underserved senator and the diversity, empowerment,...

Empty desks in an Elliott Hall classroom on Monday, March 23, 2020.

New KBOR temporary policy gives university CEOs more power to suspend faculty, including tenured

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief January 21, 2021

The Kansas Board of Regents passed a temporary policy that would allow the university president to fire any staff or faculty— including tenured— for budgetary purposes through Dec. 2022, despite concerns...

Wichita State's Office of the President is in Morrison 203.

KBOR approves WSU presidential profile

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief January 21, 2021

The Kansas Board of Regents approved the Wichita State presidential profile — a document listing the university president’s job description, expectations, and more — during their virtual meeting...

College faculty not included in phase 2 of vaccine distribution plan

College faculty not included in phase 2 of vaccine distribution plan

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief January 20, 2021

Kansas is preparing to enter phase 2 of the COVID-19 vaccination distribution plan and while K-12 educators will be able to receive the vaccine, higher education faculty will be left out of the mix.  The...

Jaden Kindle, a freshman studying musical theatre and dance, began a petition asking for more COVID-19 relief to be given to college aged students.

WSU student starts petition to US government to provide more COVID relief to college students

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief January 14, 2021

Jaden Kindle, a 19-year old Wichita State freshman, was hit hard by the current pandemic. In the midst of working a job, living on his own, taking care of his financial obligations, and keeping up with...

Wichita State students Emaan Syed (left) and Lena Alhallaq (right) pose with their masks while holding up the shocker hand sign on Thursday, Aug. 27 outside of Clinton Hall.

Here’s what we know about the spring 2021 semester

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief January 13, 2021

As the university is preparing for the spring semester to begin in less than a month, students have many questions about what this semester will look like compared to the previous one. Roughly two months...

‘Continuing the momentum:’ Upcoming engineering interim dean discusses his WSU career

‘Continuing the momentum:’ Upcoming engineering interim dean discusses his WSU career

Julia Nightengale, Reporter January 2, 2021

For the second time in two years, engineering professor Steven Skinner is stepping in as interim dean of the College of Engineering. Skinner will be taking this position during the introduction of the...

Morrison Hall on Wichita State University's main campus.

WSU presidential search committee planning to have first meeting Friday

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief December 17, 2020

Wichita State’s presidential search committee will have its first meeting this Friday, Kansas Board of Regents President Blake Flanders said at a KBOR meeting Wednesday.  The committee is chaired...

WSU’s School of Computing introduced in the era of digital transformation

WSU’s School of Computing introduced in the era of digital transformation

Julia Nightengale, Reporter December 15, 2020

Wichita State has introduced the new School of Computing, which falls under the College of Engineering, in order to bring visibility to the computer programs and to help students stay ahead of the curve...

Here’s what experts say about this week’s earthquakes

Here’s what experts say about this week’s earthquakes

Rachel Lyons, Reporter December 12, 2020

Earthquakes in Kansas are not a new phenomenon, but they are becoming more prevalent, especially in the Wichita Area. Prior to Dec. 8 2020 most of the earthquakes felt in Kansas were from wastewater injection...

Brothers Dan, left, and Frank Carney. Dan and Frank opened the doors of the first Pizza Hut in 1958. (The Wichita Eagle)

Remembering Frank Carney: How the Pizza Hut co-founder made a mark on WSU’s history

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief December 4, 2020

Frank Carney, the co-founder of Pizza Hut and a Wichita State alumnus, died Wednesday morning from pneumonia. He was 82. Frank was a 19-year-old freshman when he and his brother Dan Carney took a pizza...

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