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Wichita State's Office of the President is in Morrison 203.

Applications for students interested in serving on presidential search committee close tomorrow

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief December 3, 2020

Applications sent out by the Student Government Association for students interested in serving on the next WSU presidential search committee will close tomorrow, Dec. 4.  The Kansas Board of Regents...

The outside of the Student Wellness Center, located in the same building as the Steve Clark YMCA. WSU health officials discussed ongoing changes to the Student Wellness Center's operations amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Student leaders advocating for Spring 2021 wellness days

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief November 29, 2020

Student leaders are advocating for the university to adopt two wellness days for the Spring 2021 semester.  The wellness days will be two days out of the semester where professors are encouraged to...

Members of the Wichita State team work on their design for the NASA suits challenge.

WSU students design equipment that could be used in NASA’s next trip to the moon

Julia Nightengale, Copy Editor November 22, 2020

NASA is planning on going back to the moon in 2024 and WSU students are hoping to be a part of the journey. A group of eight WSU students, selected by faculty members of College of Innovation and Design,...

Retiring communications professor reflects on his career achievements

Retiring communications professor reflects on his career achievements

Julia Nightengale, Copy Editor November 20, 2020

In Elliott School Professor Rick Armstrong’s 33 ½ years teaching at WSU, he has never taken a sick day.  “I never missed a class for illness in 40 years of teaching,” Armstrong said. “I don’t...

Morrison Hall on the campus of Wichita State University.

Next presidential search will be closed, committee-led

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief November 18, 2020

The search for WSU's next president will be closed, which means that presidential candidates’ names will not be released to the public and finalists will not meet with anyone outside of the search committee.  Wichita...

Amy Schafer poses for the camera during her interview with The Sunflower on Friday, Nov. 13.

‘It’s family:’ Amy Schafer closes the door on her time at Wichita State

Tabitha Barr, Reporter November 17, 2020

Amy Schafer, director of advertising for Strategic Communications, had an unconventional start at Wichita State.  Schafer interviewed for a job at the university after she recently had a new baby....

Joe Kleinsasser laughs during an interview with The Sunflower at the Rhatigan Student Center on Monday, Nov. 8. Kleinsasser, the co-director of News and Media Relations at the Strategic Communications office, is retiring in December after 34 years at WSU.

34 years at WSU: Joe Kleinsasser reflects on the lessons he has learned

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief November 16, 2020

On Joe Kleinsasser’s desk is a book called “The Interesting Things to Remember in Kansas.” Kleinsasser, the co-director of news and media relations at the Strategic Communications office, makes...

The University President's house located on the corner of Hillside and 17th.

SGA passes resolution asking for fair representation in future presidential search

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief November 13, 2020

The Student Senate passed a resolution Wednesday that asked the Kansas Board of Regents to utilize a search committee composed of 50% Wichita State faculty, staff and students to select the next university...

Tulips bloom by the WIchita State sign at the 17th Street entrance.

Students push for a pass/fail grading system

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief November 11, 2020

UPDATE: The Student Government passed a resolution asking the university to implement the pass/fail grading system during their meeting Wednesday.  Upwards of 1,000 people have signed a change.org...

A banner celebrating Wichita State University's 125th anniversary hangs on a university sign at 21st and Hillside. WSU is planning a number of events to mark the anniversary.

Voting open for tartan design to celebrate WSU’s 125th anniversary

Julia Nightengale, Copy Editor November 11, 2020

Scotland tradition is coming to Wichita State’s campus.  Students have the opportunity to vote on a tartan design through Nov. 25 to celebrate the university’s 125th anniversary. A tartan is a...

WuShock made an appearance at the ceremony. The Spring 2020 Commencement was held on Oct. 10, 2020 after the initial event was cancelled due to COVID-19.

Wichita State postpones fall graduation ceremony

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief November 11, 2020

Wichita State has decided to postpone the fall graduation ceremony, according to a university announcement. The ceremony scheduled for Nov. 22 was postponed after discussion with the Sedgwick County...

Wichita citizen's were protesting TitleMax and other loan businesses to from entering their community and preying on low income communities on Nov. 7.

‘Our community deserves better:’ Community members protest the opening of TitleMax

Calen Moore, Reporter November 8, 2020

Wichita community members took a break from the election news yesterday to bring awareness to another issue affecting the community: the opening of TitleMax, a payday loan business, on 13th and Oliver. Protesters...

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