The Sunflower

Administrators abstain from voting to cut The Sunflower

Administrators abstain from voting to cut The Sunflower

Chance Swaim and Jenna Farhat

March 9, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Government Association

Wichita State administrators abstained from voting on the student fees recommendations Friday. After being called to reconvene in public due to "First Amendment questions" after a nearly 50 percent cut to The Sunflower was recommended, the Student Fees Committee reconvened Friday for a re-do. The...

Student senate calls for longer Thanksgiving Break

Student senate calls for longer Thanksgiving Break

Ray Strunk, Reporter

March 8, 2018


Filed under News, Student Government Association

The Wichita State Student Government Association passed a resolution Wednesday recommending an extension to Thanksgiving break. There are currently two breaks in the fall — a two-day break in October and an extended weekend break for Thanksgiving. The student senate recommended getting rid of the...

Innovation Campus development moving forward out of the public eye

Innovation Campus development moving forward out of the public eye

Chance Swaim, Editor in Chief

March 8, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

A Kansas senator and the Wichita Eagle editorial board have called for increased accountability for decisions made on Innovation Campus this week. Emails obtained through the Kansas Open Records Act show the concern has been shared by university officials since as early as August and that the YMCA pro...

SGA cabinet calls Bardo’s decision to open fees meeting ‘the pinnacle of cowardice’

SGA cabinet calls Bardo’s decision to open fees meeting ‘the pinnacle of cowardice’

Jenna Farhat, Managing Editor

March 7, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Government Association

Two days after Wichita State President John Bardo called for the Student Fees Committee to reconvene and hold its deliberations in public, executive members of student government sent an email to Bardo calling his decision "the pinnacle of cowardice." "It was a choice solely made to get good press co...

WSU staff member hit by car on campus

WSU staff member hit by car on campus

Jenna Farhat, Managing Editor

March 6, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

A Wichita State staff member received injuries after being hit by a car at a crosswalk this morning. The staff member was hit while using the crosswalk on Perimeter Road near Wilner Auditorium. The staff member possibly received a head injury, but was conscious and talking at the scene, said WSU...

Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center comes to WSU

Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center comes to WSU

Robert Hite, Reporter

March 6, 2018


Filed under Campus, News

Mosaic Griffin thinks more Wichita State students would use the Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center’s services if it had an office closer to campus than its downtown location. “Downtown can be intimidating to a person,” said Griffin, a junior double-majoring in sociology and political science....

Student Fees Committee deliberations date set, organizations can give ‘supplemental presentations’

Student Fees Committee deliberations date set, organizations can give ‘supplemental presentations’

Chance Swaim, Editor in Chief

March 3, 2018


Filed under News, Student Government Association

The Student Fees Committee will reconvene in public next Friday, according to an email from University Budget Director David Miller. Groups that want to give a "supplemental presentation" to their original one from last week will get eight minutes to make their case. The supplemental presentations...

Want to see the entire student fees committee binder? Here it is.

Want to see the entire student fees committee binder? Here it is.

Chance Swaim, Editor in Chief

March 1, 2018


Filed under News, Student Government Association

The Student Fees Committee met behind closed doors last Friday to deliberate how to allocate student fees, and it's reconvening in public next week to reconsidering requests made by campus organizations — after a proposed cut to The Sunflower "raised First Amendment questions." After the closed meeting, the committee sugge...

Automotive engineers speak against potential funding cuts

Automotive engineers speak against potential funding cuts

Ray Strunk, Reporter

March 1, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Student Government Association

Two automotive engineering student organizations are facing potential funding cuts. The Formula Team and BAJA, both affiliated with the Society of Automotive Engineers, were set to see their funds cut in half under the original budget recommendations released Monday. The Formula Team, a group of students...

Student fees committee recommends $0 for Mikrokosmos literary journal

Student fees committee recommends $0 for Mikrokosmos literary journal

Jenna Farhat, Managing Editor

March 1, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Student Government Association

The oldest literary journal in Kansas could cease to exist if the Student Fees Committee recommendations pass. The committee recommended that Wichita State’s literary journal, Mikrokosmos, receives no student fees this year. The literary journal, whose first issue was printed in 1958, requested...

Bardo calls for public student fees deliberation

Bardo calls for public student fees deliberation

Chance Swaim, Editor in Chief

February 28, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase, Student Government Association

An hour before the student senate meeting where the student fees recommendation would undergo a first reading, Wichita State President John Bardo emailed a statement to Vice President for Student Affairs Teri Hall, calling for the Student Fee Committee to “reconvenes and holds its deliberations in...

‘I think it’s egregious:’ WSU faculty talk Sunflower funding threats

‘I think it’s egregious:’ WSU faculty talk Sunflower funding threats

Jenna Farhat, Managing Editor

February 27, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

A group of Wichita State Faculty Senators are drafting a statement in support of The Sunflower after stories appearing in Monday's paper detailed a closed-door meeting for student fee allocations and threats made to The Sunflower's funding. George Dehner, a senator from the history department, sai...