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‘A day of reflection, a day of teaching:’ Resources to better understand race in America

A new mural goes up in downtown Wichita to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr Day on January 18. “The mural is titled ‘lift your voice’, and I just hope everyone’s encouraged to use your voice to stand up for what’s right,” said Priscilla Brown, Wichita artist. The mural is located right next to the Pop Up Park in downtown Wichita.
January 18, 2021

Martin Luther King Jr. Day, an annual federal holiday since 1986, celebrates the national civil rights leader who was instrumental in challenging the racial caste system in America and beyond. In The...

Morris Udeze leads WSU to season sweep of Tulsa

Morris Udeze celebrates with his teammates during WSU's game against Tulsa on Jan. 13 inside Charles Koch Arena.
January 14, 2021

Wichita State men’s basketball defeated Tulsa, 72-53, on Wednesday, improving to 8-3 on the season and 4-1 in conference play. WSU was able to dominate throughout the game particularly with the performance...

WSU student starts petition to US government to provide more COVID relief to college students

Jaden Kindle, a freshman studying musical theatre and dance, began a petition asking for more COVID-19 relief to be given to college aged students.
January 14, 2021

Jaden Kindle, a 19-year old Wichita State freshman, was hit hard by the current pandemic. In the midst of working a job, living on his own, taking care of his financial obligations, and keeping up with...

Here’s what we know about the spring 2021 semester

Wichita State students Emaan Syed (left) and Lena Alhallaq (right) pose with their masks while holding up the shocker hand sign on Thursday, Aug. 27 outside of Clinton Hall.
January 13, 2021

As the university is preparing for the spring semester to begin in less than a month, students have many questions about what this semester will look like compared to the previous one. Roughly two months...

‘I feel like I belong:’ Council’s performance leads WSU to victory against Cincinnati

Wichita State freshman Ricky Council IV plays defense during the game against the Cincinnati Bearcats at Charles Koch Arena on Jan. 10.
January 11, 2021

In the first half of Wichita State's game against Cincinati, the offense was struggling and was shooting 34% from the field after the first 20 minutes of the game. The Shockers were in need of an offensive...

‘Continuing the momentum:’ Upcoming engineering interim dean discusses his WSU career

‘Continuing the momentum:’ Upcoming engineering interim dean discusses his WSU career
January 2, 2021

For the second time in two years, engineering professor Steven Skinner is stepping in as interim dean of the College of Engineering. Skinner will be taking this position during the introduction of the...

WSU presidential search committee planning to have first meeting Friday

Morrison Hall on Wichita State University's main campus.
December 17, 2020

Wichita State’s presidential search committee will have its first meeting this Friday, Kansas Board of Regents President Blake Flanders said at a KBOR meeting Wednesday.  The committee is chaired...

Remembering Frank Carney: How the Pizza Hut co-founder made a mark on WSU’s history

Brothers Dan, left, and Frank Carney. Dan and Frank opened the doors of the first Pizza Hut in 1958. (The Wichita Eagle)
December 4, 2020

Frank Carney, the co-founder of Pizza Hut and a Wichita State alumnus, died Wednesday morning from pneumonia. He was 82. Frank was a 19-year-old freshman when he and his brother Dan Carney took a pizza...

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

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

Student leaders advocating for Spring 2021 wellness days

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.
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...

‘The whole thing’s a surprise:’ Boatright discusses transitional phase for the basketball program 

Wichita State's Director of Athletics Darron Boatright addresses fans at the State of the American pep rally.
November 24, 2020

It’s no secret that the upcoming basketball season will be a challenging one.  One week ago Head Basketball Coach Gregg Marshall resigned from his position after a three-month-long investigation...

Next presidential search will be closed, committee-led

Morrison Hall on the campus of Wichita State University.
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...

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