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Shepard losing the flock: SGA senator speaks out against new executive administration

Andrew Linnabary

May 2, 2016

Filed under News, Student Government Association

According to At-Large Senator Paige Hungate, Wichita State’s Student Government Association lacks professionalism.“I don’t think many senators and the executive branch understand their roles,” Hungate said. “There a...

SGA passes resolution opposing governor’s budget options

TJ Rigg

April 28, 2016

Filed under News, Student Government Association

One of Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposed budget options for fiscal year 2017 includes a five percent cut in funding to Wichita State.That cut would mean a loss of $3,728,210 in funding for the university, according to a resolution pas...

SGA starts 59th session

TJ Rigg

April 21, 2016

Filed under News, Student Government Association

The 59th session of Wichita State’s Student Government Association began Wednesday, with cabinet appointments and the swearing in of the new Student Senate.The general mood of the meeting was excitement, with several veteran senat...

SGA delays resolution recommending diversity training for faculty, staff

TJ Rigg

April 14, 2016

Filed under News, Student Government Association

A resolution recommending mandatory diversity training for Wichita State faculty and staff received its first read Wednesday night during Student Government Association’s meeting.The resolution was tabled for one week after a...

SGA passes second recommended student fees allocations

TJ Rigg

April 6, 2016

Filed under News, Student Government Association

Nearly a month after rejecting the original recommended student fees allocations, Student Government Association passed a revised recommendation Wednesday. The budget totals $9,203,284. Now the budget heads to University President J...

Meet the presidential, vice presidential candidates

Sunflower staff

April 4, 2016

Filed under News, Student Government Association

The parties are organized alphabetically, by ticket, below:ProgressPresident: Joseph ShepardVice President: Taben AzadMotto: “Engage. Empower. Enhance.”Main objectives: Student safety, student health and student lifeRunning inspirati...

SGA hears revised student fees allocations, vote happening next week

TJ Rigg

April 1, 2016

Filed under Student Government Association

If the revised recommended student fees allocations are passed, Mikrokosmos, Wichita State’s literary journal, would receive $2,000 of the $6,000 it requested from student fees.Originally, the magazine was slated to receive ...

SGA president, vice president candidates to debate Friday

Shelby Reynolds

April 1, 2016

Filed under News, Student Government Association

Three parties in the running for student body president and student body vice president will voice their opinions Friday evening in the annual Student Government Association debate.Current SGA senator Ruben Lebron, as senior,...

SGA passes resolution recommending removal of plus/minus grading

TJ Rigg

March 10, 2016

Filed under News, Student Government Association

Like other Wichita State students, sophomore Katie Wiggins said she has mixed feelings about the university’s plus/minus grading system.“If we’re going to do a plus/minus system, we need to make sure it’s fair across all of our stud...

SGA sends recommended student fees budget back to drawing board

Andrew Linnabary

March 10, 2016

Filed under News, Student Government Association

If proposed student fees budget cuts are approved, Mikrokosmos, Wichita State’s literary journal, may soon be printing its last publication.“This is one of the oldest creative writing programs in the nation,” said Kayla Haas, editor of Mikr...