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Governor of Kansas Laura Kelly answers questions during an interview with The Sunflower on Monday, Oct. 19. Kelly came to Wichita State's campus to speak at the opening of the new Molecular Diagnostics Lab in the John Bardo Center.

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly: Students and faculty deserve an open search process

Governor Kelly said that the community deserves to not be left out of Wichita State's next presidential search.
Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief October 19, 2020

In an interview with The Sunflower Monday, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly said that the Board of Regents should heavily consider an open search process for the next president. “I believe in accountability,...

Laura Kelly, Governor of Kansas, speaks during the opening announcement of the new Molecular Diagnostics Lab at Wichita State on Monday, Oct. 19 inside the John Bardo Center.

Governor Laura Kelly commends WSU’s ‘bold thinking’ at Molecular Diagnostic Lab opening

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief October 19, 2020

Governor Laura Kelly visited Wichita State’s campus Monday for the new Molecular Diagnostic Lab opening. Also in attendance were Wichita Mayor Brandon Whipple, County Commision Chairman Pete Meitzner,...

Jay Golden, the new president of Wichita State University, answers questions from members of the press on Thursday, Oct. 31 in the Rhatigan Student Center.

Hours before resignation, Golden promoted his upcoming installation ceremony to donors

A look at the former president’s calendar and the interactions he had with faculty and staff suggests the days leading up to his resignation were ordinary.
Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief October 19, 2020

Hours before Jay Golden resigned as president of the university on Sept. 25, he attended the Foundation’s National Advisory Council meeting, where he teased his installation ceremony scheduled for October. “I’m...

Provost Rick Muma speaking at the fall exhibition opening.

‘A step in the right direction:’ Campus senate presidents encouraged by Rick Muma’s appointment

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief October 17, 2020

Last week, presidents of campus senates banded together to write a letter to Kansas Board of Regents recommending University Provost Rick Muma for the position of Interim President. After the appointment...

The Student Senate passed a resolution during Wednesday's Zoom meeting encouraging students to work polls.

Student Senate passes resolution encouraging students to work polls

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief October 16, 2020

The Student Senate passed a resolution Wednesday that encourages young people to work the polls for the upcoming election. To be a poll worker, individuals must be registered to vote in Sedgwick County....

Provost Rick Muma answers questions about the proposed infrastructure student fees during the SGA meeting Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018.

Rick Muma named Wichita State’s interim president

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief October 14, 2020

Current University Provost Rick Muma was named interim president during Wednesday's Kansas Board of Regents meeting. Muma has a long history at Wichita State.  He began at the university in 1994...

Getting a flu shot this year could be crucial in preventing a ‘twindemic’, experts say

Getting a flu shot this year could be crucial in preventing a ‘twindemic’, experts say

Elena Kuckelman, Reporter October 14, 2020

Health experts are asserting the importance of getting a flu vaccine now more than ever. Some of these concerns stem from the possibility of a “twindemic” in which America would be suffering from...

Fine Arts grad Lilian Tay walks off stage after getting recognized at the Spring 2020 Commencement.

Spring graduates finally recognized after five month delay

Julia Nightengale, Copy Editor October 12, 2020

After a long five month delay, Wichita State’s Spring 2020 graduates finally had the opportunity to be celebrated during Saturday’s commencement celebration.  But just like the class of 2020, the...

PHOTOS: Class of 2020 Celebrates Commencement

PHOTOS: Class of 2020 Celebrates Commencement

Sometimes, the ending isn’t quite what we imagined it to be. That was the case for the members of the Class of 2020, who officially marked the successful conclusion of their time at Wichita State University on Saturday, Oct. 10 in Charles Koch Area. --- “We are all trying to figure out what comes next,” Former Student Body President Kitrina Miller said in her commencement speech. “All I know is that in order to begin our adventure as we originally intended is that we must show compassion to ourselves and others. We must lean into the discomfort of our reality with empathy to learn and grow from the stories we hear ... We must support one another to navigate this long, winding road, we call our adventure.”
Khanh Nguyen October 11, 2020

A line of Wichita State University Police Department patrol cars line department's parking lot off Perimeter Road.

Homeless man arrested for trespassing on campus Wednesday, student leaders voice concerns

Morgan Anderson and Lindsay Smith October 10, 2020

The Wichita State police department arrested a homeless man for trespassing Wednesday. The Chief of WSU police Rodney Clark said that the man was served a no trespass order in the past but failed to...

New Title IX changes were discussed during a virtual town hall held Tuesday morning. 

New Title IX regulation changes discussed in virtual town hall

Hannah Holliday, Reporter October 10, 2020

New Title IX regulation changes were discussed during a virtual town hall held Tuesday morning. Rija Khan, student body president, and Aleks Sternfield-Dunn, faculty senate president, moderated a discussion...

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