The Sunflower

Nearly two months later, Beta Theta Pi still on temporary suspension

Nearly two months later, Beta Theta Pi still on temporary suspension

Andrew Linnabary, Digital Managing Editor

October 17, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Beta Theta Pi fraternity is still on temporary suspension pending the outcome of an investigation into unknown charges from an incident that occurred in late August. The incident being investigated happened August 24, and little detail beyond rumors has been confirmed since. Beta’s temporary suspension began the ...

WSU police arrests reach four-year high for second month in a row

WSU police arrests reach four-year high for second month in a row

Jenna Farhat, News Editor

October 11, 2018


Filed under Campus, Crime, News

Wichita State police made eight arrests in September, tying with the month of August for the most arrests made in nearly four years. Before August, WSU police hadn’t arrested that many people in a single month since December 2014. The Sunflower originally reported that WSU police arrested seven...

New Election Commission will oversee SGA special, general elections

New Election Commission will oversee SGA special, general elections

Daniel Caudill, Reporter

October 11, 2018


Filed under News, Student Government Association

In preparation for the upcoming special election, Student Government Association appointed members to this year’s Election Commission. The Election Commission is a body that forms guidelines for student elections. Members on the commission are appointed by the student body president each year, subject...

Live captions to accompany SGA meeting livestream

Live captions to accompany SGA meeting livestream

Daniel Caudill, Reporter

October 11, 2018


Filed under News, Student Government Association

The Student Government Association will use a live-captioning service in its endeavor to livestream senate meetings to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Grady Landrum, director of the office of disability services, said that unlike an interpreter, captions can make video content...

Sunflower Archives Oct. 10, 1979 — Braille console panels help blind student to learn

Sunflower Archives Oct. 10, 1979 — Braille console panels help blind student to learn

October 10, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Mike Hutmacher Audio-Radio Production is considered to be a fairly difficult course by most standards. The technical aspects can be tedious and confusing for many, and for a blind student the obstacles can be quite discouraging. But one blind student considers the obstacles a challenge. Gary Greg...

Trump campaigns for Kris Kobach in Topeka

Trump campaigns for Kris Kobach in Topeka

Drake Robinson, Reporter

October 8, 2018


Filed under Local, News

President Donald Trump held a campaign rally Saturday in front of a crowd of some 11,000 people at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka. A few hours before the rally began, Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed by the U.S. Senate. This gave Trump the chance to flaunt his achievement...

SGA hires assistants to monitor food pantry after ‘hundreds’ of pounds of food disappear

SGA hires assistants to monitor food pantry after ‘hundreds’ of pounds of food disappear

Audrey Korte, Reporter

October 8, 2018


Filed under News, Student Government Association

The Shocker Support Locker implements two major changes to its operations this week. Due to the rapid disappearance of food from the pantry, the facility will now be monitored by two paid workers. According to a statement released by the Student Government Association, the new positions are a response...

News in brief — Oct. 8

News in brief — Oct. 8

Daniel Caudill, Assistant News Editor

October 8, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

WSU choral groups to perform at fall concert Wichita State’s Concert Chorale and A Cappella Choir will host a fall concert 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Wiedmann Concert Hall. The concert is free for students. Otherwise, tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors or military, and $6 for non-WSU stud...

Moore: The interest for badges in higher education is growing

Moore: The interest for badges in higher education is growing

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

October 8, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

When the Kansas Board of Regents released statewide enrollment numbers last week, Wichita State boasted 30.1 percent growth in non-degree-seeking students. WSU’s badge course program offers working professionals and high school students online, self-directed courses for half a credit hour. WSU’s...

Wichita City Councilmen talk importance of voting for students

Wichita City Councilmen talk importance of voting for students

Drake Robinson, Reporter

October 7, 2018


Filed under Local, News

Wichita City Councilmen James Clendenin and Brandon Johnson spoke to a handful of students in the Rhatigan Student Center Friday about why it is important to vote. Clendenin said citizens should vote in local elections if they want city councils and county commission boards to represent their interests....

President of local NAACP chapter named WSU director of Military and Veteran Services

President of local NAACP chapter named WSU director of Military and Veteran Services

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

October 5, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Lt. Colonel Larry Burks has been named director of Wichita State's Military and Veteran Services. according to a university release. Burks, who has 20 years of military experience, is also president of the Wichita chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Burks...

Housing proposal for next year features across-the-board rate increases for on-campus living

Housing proposal for next year features across-the-board rate increases for on-campus living

Audrey Korte, Reporter

October 5, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase, Student Government Association

Students living on campus can expect to pay more for housing next year. Interim Executive Director for Housing and Residence Life Scott Jensen spoke to the Student Government Association Wednesday night about proposed rate hikes at Shocker Hall and The Flats and outlined what students can expect to ...