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Dr. Anthony Muscat, the new College of Engineering Dean, describes his plans for the university as he settles into his new position at Wichita State on July 29.

New College of Engineering Dean focuses on keeping students at the forefront

Julia Nightengale, News Editor August 4, 2021

The new College of Engineering Dean Dr. Anthony Muscat started his position barely a week ago, but is already eager to begin work at the university and connect with students. “If I have any fear,...

Marcie Young gets interviewed inside the Student Wellness Center on Thursday, July 29.

Classroom wellness study aims to help students feel connected and supported

Julia Nightengale, News Editor July 30, 2021

As mental health continues to move to the forefront of conversations, WSU’s Counseling and Prevention Services created a tool for faculty and staff to be involved in the discussion. The classroom...

University reviewing new mask requirement and what it means for WSU

University reviewing new mask requirement and what it means for WSU

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief July 29, 2021

Wichita State is reviewing the new mask requirement issued by Governor Laura Kelly yesterday, a WSU release stated. The new mandate— which goes into effect Aug. 2— requires all state employees in state...

A partnership with Deloitte will bring a smart factory to Wichita State's innovation campus, according to a release published by Strategic Communications on Sept. 10

Wichita City Council approves $20 million bond request for MWCB, Deloitte Smart Factory

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief July 21, 2021

The Wichita City Council approved a $20 million industrial revenue bond request from the company MWCB to support the construction of the Deloitte Smart Factory located on Wichita State’s innovation campus.  Industrial...

Wichita native Conner Frankamp sends the Aftershocks to the TBT Quarterfinals

Wichita native Conner Frankamp sends the Aftershocks to the TBT Quarterfinals

Sean Marty, Sports Reporter July 21, 2021

For the second straight game, Conner Frankamp nailed the game-winning shot for the Aftershocks, this time with a three-pointer to cap off another thrilling victory, as the Wichita State alumni team won...

Fans go wild during the Aftershocks' game against the Ex-Pats during the TBT on Friday, July 16.

TBT provides the chance for Koch Arena to return to full capacity

Emmie Boese, Sports Reporter July 19, 2021

After a long wait, this past Friday was the first time Charles Koch Arena was allowed to be at full capacity since March 2019 with Wichita becoming a host site for The Basketball Tournament. Almost 8,000...

Aftershocks players celebrate after getting the win on July 18 at Charles Koch Arena.

Aftershocks utilize late comeback to win a thriller over the Omaha Blue Crew

Sean Marty, Sports Reporter July 18, 2021

The Aftershocks won in thrilling fashion on Sunday, defeating the Omaha Blue Crew, a team made up of Creighton alumni, 76-73, in the second round of The Basketball Tournament in Wichita. In the first...

WSU Tech President Sheree Utash and dean of WSU's business school Larissa Genin hug after signing.

WSU and WSU Tech announce partnership giving students more accessibility to a business degree

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief July 15, 2021

Wichita State University and WSU Tech have partnered together to create a "2+2" program where students will attend WSU Tech for two years for their associate's and transfer to WSU to earn a business degree...

Tulips at the south entrance of Wichita State's main campus.

Student senate approves revised student fees budget

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief July 15, 2021

The Student Senate approved the revised student fees budget at yesterday’s special meeting, which decreases student support services line items 1.62% and leaves Educational Opportunity Funds out of the...

Junior Aaron Haase throws a pitch during Wichita State's game against East Carolina on May 9 inside Eck Stadium.

‘I can’t even describe it:’ Aaron Haase becomes the first Shocker to be drafted in the Eric Wedge Era

Sean Marty, Sports Reporter July 15, 2021

Wichita State sophomore pitcher Aaron Haase was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 17th round of the 2021 MLB Draft on Tuesday. The sophomore closer was drafted No. 495 overall on the third day of the...

AfterShocks head coach Zach Bush and general manager Ron Baker talk during their first practice on July 13 inside Charles Koch Arena.

Brotherhood: TBT 2021 aims to feel more like a reunion than a tournament

Sean Marty, Sports Reporter July 13, 2021

AfterShocks head coach Zach Bush and general manager Ron Baker are making a bigger effort to bring former Shockers back to Wichita at this year’s TBT.  Both said they are wanting the tournament to...

Screenshot of the Student Fees Working Group meeting on Wednesday.

New student fees budget proposal includes 1.62% decrease, leaves EOF funds alone

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief July 12, 2021

The Student Government Association will be re-balancing the student fees budget due to a decision by the Kansas Board of Regents in June. SGA met on Wednesday to re-work the budget. The student senate...

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