The Sunflower

Gandu promoted to assistant VP of strategic enrollment management

Gandu promoted to assistant VP of strategic enrollment management

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

April 5, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Bobby Gandu has been promoted to Wichita State's assistant vice president of strategic enrollment management, according to a university release. Gandu, who has served as director of the Office of Admissions since 2008, will continue overseeing the admissions process in his new role, the release says. "His...

Weekend Preview — Apr. 4-7

Weekend Preview — Apr. 4-7

John Darr, Culture Editor

April 4, 2019


Filed under Local, News

Thursday, April 4 – Sunday, April 7 Opera Theatre: ‘L’enfant’ & ‘Gianna Schicchi’ Time: 7:30 p.m. Thurs. – Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. Location: Duerksen Fine Arts Center Cost: Free Student Ticket, $20 General A night at the opera isn’t only for the rich and famous. Grab a free ...

Together we dream: 2-mile run will raise money for DACA scholarship

Together we dream: 2-mile run will raise money for DACA scholarship

Gladis Palencia, Reporter

April 4, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

A two-mile run event to raise money for the DREAMers scholarship program will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday on the east side of campus. The Student Organization of Social Work, SOSW, and the Rho Beta Chapter of SLB International Fraternity Inc. joined forces to create and co-host Dream Run. The meeting...

Here’s everyone who won in this week’s SGA elections

Here’s everyone who won in this week’s SGA elections

Austin May, Opinion Editor

April 3, 2019


Filed under News, Student Government Association

No candidates filed to run for health professions senator, business senator, veteran students senator, underserved students senator, or out-of-state students senator positions in this week's Student Government Association elections. Write-in candidates will be announced Friday at 5 p.m. after a verification...

Kitrina Miller elected student body president by 26 votes

Kitrina Miller elected student body president by 26 votes

Daniel Caudill, Reporter

April 3, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Government Association

Wichita State’s student body elected Kitrina Miller to be student body president for the 62nd session of the Student Government Association. Michael Bearth will serve as vice president. Miller and Bearth’s ticket, Together We Can, won by 26 votes over Isaac Rivera and Anisia Brumley's Perpetual ...

WSU awards $10.4 million construction contract to company founded by Regent, run by son

WSU awards $10.4 million construction contract to company founded by Regent, run by son

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

April 2, 2019


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Wichita State has awarded a $10.4 million contract to Hutton Construction to build a new Student-Athlete Success Center on campus and renovate administrative offices in Charles Koch Arena. Hutton Construction was founded by Mark Hutton, a member of the Kansas Board of Regents. His son, Ben Hutton, is...

Library campaign hopes to fund digitization of The Sunflower from 1896-1977

Library campaign hopes to fund digitization of The Sunflower from 1896-1977

Audrey Korte, Reporter

April 2, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Wichita State University Libraries Special Collections and University Archives are working to digitize The Sunflower archives. The time-consuming process, which will cost roughly $8,100, is being funded by donations. The WSU Foundation’s fundraising campaign began months ago, but a lack of advertising has limited the contributions. T...

Weekly Preview — April 1

Weekly Preview — April 1

John Darr, Culture Editor

April 1, 2019


Filed under Local, News

Monday, April 1 Edible Book Festival Public Reception Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Location: Ablah Library Cost: Free! It doesn’t get much better than snuggling up with a great book and a delicious snack. Things get a little more complicated when your great book is your delicious sna...

The HIVE builds supportive community

The HIVE builds supportive community

Gladis Palencia, Reporter

April 1, 2019


Filed under Local, News

The HIVE encourages women entrepreneurs and professionals as a women-focused co-working and community space in downtown Wichita. The HIVE, Healthy Inspired Valued Empowered, is a space that allows all community members, though primarily women, to professionally work, network, and grow in a supportive...

‘Education is Freedom Work’: Dr. Monique Morris anchors gender and sexuality conference in education equality

‘Education is Freedom Work’: Dr. Monique Morris anchors gender and sexuality conference in education equality

Becca Yenser, Reporter

April 1, 2019


Filed under Local, News

Monique Morris — educator, scholar, author, and founder of the National Black Women’s Justice Institute — spoke to an attentive crowd on the Wichita State campus Friday. Morris was the highly anticipated keynote speaker for the sixth annual Gender and Sexuality in Kansas Conference. Hosted by...

SGA voting runs Monday through Wednesday

SGA voting runs Monday through Wednesday

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

March 31, 2019


Filed under News, Student Government Association

Voting for this week’s Student Government Association election runs from 8 a.m. Monday through 5 p.m. Wednesday. Ballot links will be sent to students’ myWSU email accounts Monday morning. This year, there will not be in-person polling stations. Four executive tickets are running — Perpetual, All Voices Heard, Together We Can, and Unity Through Diversity. The crowded field is a stark contrast from last ye...

In crowded field, Perpetual ticket leans on experience, expertise

In crowded field, Perpetual ticket leans on experience, expertise

Daniel Caudill, Reporter

March 30, 2019


Filed under News, Student Government Association

Student Senators Isaac Rivera and Anisia Brumley of the Perpetual ticket hope their hands-on experience in the Student Government Association will make the difference to voters. “We have the experience,” said Rivera, Perpetual’s student body president hopeful. “We’ve been doing our jobs for two...