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WSU announces director for new Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance

WSU announces director for new Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance

Andrew Linnabary, Reporter

June 28, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Christine Taylor, Title IX coordinator for Marquette University, has been named director of Wichita State’s new Office of Institutional Equity and Compliance, according to a university news release. She will assume the role August 13. According to the release, the new department will focus on “advancing...

Student struck by vehicle on campus

Student struck by vehicle on campus

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

June 26, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

A Wichita State student was struck by a vehicle outside of Ahlberg Hall Tuesday morning. Senior English major Madison Moore confirmed that she sustained minor injuries and was recovering after being taken from the scene in an ambulance. “WSUPD Officers are currently working a vehicle accident...

Wichita State to add Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, Panda Express in the Rhatigan Student Center

Wichita State to add Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, Panda Express in the Rhatigan Student Center

Evan Pflugradt, Campus Cuisine Reporter

June 25, 2018


Filed under Campus, Dining, Lifestyle, News

ichita State will add Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers and Panda Express to the list of on-campus food options this fall. Freddy's and Panda Express will replace Chartwells food retailers Mondo Subs and Sono on the first floor of the Rhatigan Student Center. The two new retailers are e...

Bardo: ‘Solid’ fall enrollment likely means more tripling in student housing

Bardo: ‘Solid’ fall enrollment likely means more tripling in student housing

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

June 24, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Wichita State President John Bardo hinted at promising fall enrollment numbers for the university, and their potential effect on student housing, at last week's Kansas Board of Regents meeting in Topeka. "Our numbers for fall, as of right now — and you know this can change — but our numbers are...

Regents president to get raise

Regents president to get raise

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

June 21, 2018


Filed under News

The Kansas Board of Regents voted Thursday to raise Regents President Blake Flanders' salary by as much as 15 percent. Flanders, who has served as board president and CEO since 2015, made $204,000 in 2017, according to government records. The regents voted to give Flanders a "market-based increase"...

Regents approve tuition, fees increases for Wichita State

Regents approve tuition, fees increases for Wichita State

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

June 20, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Wichita State students will see a 2.5-percent tuition increase and a 0.9-percent fees increase for the upcoming school year. WSU's tuition and fees proposal was approved Wednesday at the Kansas Board of Regents meeting in Topeka. Regent Dennis Mullin called across-the-board tuition increases a...

Wichita State seeks approval of tuition, fees increases

Wichita State seeks approval of tuition, fees increases

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

June 20, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Wichita State has proposed a 2.5-percent tuition increase and a 0.9-percent fees increase for the upcoming school year. Tuition and fees proposals will be voted on at the Kansas Board of Regents meeting held Wednesday and Thursday in Topeka. Resident tuition and fees at WSU have more than tripled...

Grant will pay for students to relocate to Wichita, attend WSU Tech

Grant will pay for students to relocate to Wichita, attend WSU Tech

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

June 13, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

The Wichita Community Foundation announced plans Monday to partner with WSU Tech on a program that will help potential students relocate to Wichita to train for high-demand jobs. WSU Tech will receive a $500,000 grant to pay for students' housing, transportation, and other living expenses, as a part...

University of Kentucky linguistics chair named LAS dean

University of Kentucky linguistics chair named LAS dean

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

May 29, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Andrew Hippisley, chair of linguistics at the University of Kentucky, was named dean of Wichita State’s Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Tuesday. Hippisley, who joined Kentcky's linguistics program in 2007, was one of four finalists for the position. He replaces Ron Matson, longtime...

Kelly promises to investigate Innovation Campus if elected governor

Kelly promises to investigate Innovation Campus if elected governor

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

May 26, 2018


Filed under Politics, Showcase

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Laura Kelly spoke to supporters in Wichita Friday, voicing her concerns with Innovation Campus and decrying privatization in state government. The Kansas Senate minority whip, who was joined at Milkfloat by her running mate and Senate colleague Lynn Rogers, spent half...

Svaty rolls out pro-choice running mate despite anti-abortion voting history

Svaty rolls out pro-choice running mate despite anti-abortion voting history

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

May 17, 2018


Filed under News, Politics

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Josh Svaty introduced supporters to his running mate, Katrina Lewison, at Reverie Coffee Roasters Thursday morning. Lewison's addition to the ticket as a vocally pro-choice Iraq combat veteran appears to be a move to the left for Svaty, a centrist with an anti-abortion...

Wichita State receives $12 million gift from oilman, wife

Wichita State receives $12 million gift from oilman, wife

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

May 16, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Wichita oilman Wayne Woolsey and his wife, Kay, announced Wednesday that they will make a $12 million cash donation to Wichita State — the largest such gift in school history, according to the WSU Foundation. The Woolsey's lead gift of $10 million will go towards building a new home on Innovation...