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The Sunflower 2018 primary election coverage

The Sunflower 2018 primary election coverage

August 6, 2018


Filed under News, Politics

Still not sure who to vote for when you go to the polls today? Look back on The Sunflower’s coverage of state politics this election cycle. Early election coverage: Former Wichita mayor and high school student among those vying for governorship Republican: Governor's race: Kris Kobach: Tuition hikes directly related to undocumented students Wi...

Kobach to college voters: Tuition hikes directly related to undocumented students

Kobach to college voters: Tuition hikes directly related to undocumented students

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

August 5, 2018


Filed under News, Politics

Secretary of State and gubernatorial hopeful Kris Kobach reiterated his belief Sunday that rising tuition at Kansas's public institutions could be stemmed by repealing a law that allows undocumented high school graduates to receive in-state tuition. Two days before the Republican primary, Kobach rallied...

Monk-Morgan, Shaw to fill academic affairs positions

Monk-Morgan, Shaw to fill academic affairs positions

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

July 30, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Kaye Monk-Morgan and Carolyn Shaw will fill the academic affairs positions vacated by Provost Rick Muma and former Assistant to the President for Strategic Planning Cindy Claycomb, according to a university press release. Monk-Morgan, assistant dean for students in the college of liberal arts, has...

‘It’s very difficult to spoil a rotten system’: Orman seeks governorship as independent

‘It’s very difficult to spoil a rotten system’: Orman seeks governorship as independent

Matthew Kelly, Editor in chief

July 28, 2018


Filed under News, Politics

Throughout his journey of frustration with party politics, independent governor’s candidate Greg Orman has been both a registered Republican and a registered Democrat. “I’ve tried both parties,” Orman said. I’ve generally been very disappointed.” A 2017 Gallup study found that just...

Dorothy and Bill Cohen donate $2.5 million to Cohen Honors College

Dorothy and Bill Cohen donate $2.5 million to Cohen Honors College

Andrew Linnabary, Reporter

July 26, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Bill and Dorothy Cohen have pledged $2.5 million to Wichita State’s Cohen Honors College, the university announced Thursday. The donation will support scholarships for underrepresented and first-generation students, with the goal of “increasing diversity at WSU and within the Honors College.” ...

Kansas primaries attract national political attention

Kansas primaries attract national political attention

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

July 25, 2018


Filed under News, Politics

With the Aug. 7 primary election looming, national political figures have turned their efforts to Kansas as a battleground in the pivotal 2018 midterms. Last week, Donald Trump Jr., Sen. Bernie Sanders, and rising progressive star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez campaigned for candidates in Kansas’s gubernatorial...

President Bardo speaks before U.S. House subcommittee

President Bardo speaks before U.S. House subcommittee

Evan Pflugradt, Sports Editor

July 25, 2018


Filed under News, Politics, Showcase

Speaking in front of a U.S. House subcommittee, Wichita State President John Bardo touted applied education as a model to stimulate local economics. President Bardo was one of 24 invited guest panelists selected to speak in front of the Educational Workforce Committee Wednesday in Washington D.C. Ba...

Swaim, Sunflower win Betty Gage Holland Award

Swaim, Sunflower win Betty Gage Holland Award

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

July 23, 2018


Filed under News

The Sunflower and former editor in chief Chance Swaim have been awarded the 2018 Betty Gage Holland Award for investigative reporting on enrollment, student housing, and a university investigation into the former student body president. The award, which recognizes journalists and their publications...

New marching band will play basketball halftime shows

New marching band will play basketball halftime shows

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

July 19, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Sports

Wichita State will have a marching band for the first time since 1986. The university announced Thursday that the Shocker Sound Machine will launch this fall, performing halftime routines at four men's and four women's basketball games this season, as well as at other campus events. Director of...

Assistant/associate VP for academic affairs finalists named

Assistant/associate VP for academic affairs finalists named

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

July 9, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Four finalists for assistant/associate vice president for academic affairs at Wichita State have been named, according to a university release. Finalists, all of whom are current WSU employees, include Jeffrey Jarman, distinguished director of the Elliott School of Communication, Deepak Gupta, director...

Sunflower Archives: Armstrong settles in as WSU president

Sunflower Archives: Armstrong settles in as WSU president

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

July 6, 2018


Filed under Arts & Culture, Campus

Thirty-five years ago this week, Warren Armstrong began his tenure as president of Wichita State. In his 10 years on the job, Armstrong oversaw the establishment of the National Institute for Aviation Research and WSU winning a College World Series title, but he is perhaps best remembered for his...

PHOTOS: Lucas Hernandez memorialized

PHOTOS: Lucas Hernandez memorialized

Matthew Kelly and Selena Favela

June 30, 2018


Filed under Galleries, Local, Multimedia, News

Friends, family, and members of the Wichita community gathered Saturday at Wichita State's Hughes Metroplex to celebrate the life and mourn the loss of Lucas Hernandez. Five-year-old Hernandez, who was remembered as a kind and compassionate boy, went missing in February, and his remains were found in...