The Sunflower

Shamet drafted in first round by Sixers

Shamet drafted in first round by Sixers

Aliyah Funschelle, Reporter

June 21, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Showcase, Sports

Former Shocker point guard Landry Shamet was selected in the first round of the NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers as the 26th overall pick. As a late first-round pick, Shamet is guaranteed a minimum of $1.3 million. Shamet became just the sixth Shocker ever to be selected in the first round....

Regents approve tuition, fees increases for Wichita State

Regents approve tuition, fees increases for Wichita State

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

June 20, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Wichita State students will see a 2.5-percent tuition increase and a 0.9-percent fees increase for the upcoming school year. WSU's tuition and fees proposal was approved Wednesday at the Kansas Board of Regents meeting in Topeka. Regent Dennis Mullin called across-the-board tuition increases a...

Grant will pay for students to relocate to Wichita, attend WSU Tech

Grant will pay for students to relocate to Wichita, attend WSU Tech

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

June 13, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

The Wichita Community Foundation announced plans Monday to partner with WSU Tech on a program that will help potential students relocate to Wichita to train for high-demand jobs. WSU Tech will receive a $500,000 grant to pay for students' housing, transportation, and other living expenses, as a part...

Bohm drafted third overall, Jenista taken in second round

Bohm drafted third overall, Jenista taken in second round

Aliyah Funschelle, Reporter

June 4, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

Fresh out of high school, Alec Bohm entered the MLB Draft in 2015. He was not selected. Three years later, everything changed. Bohm, who just completed his junior year as Wichita State’s third baseman, was selected Monday by the Philadelphia Phillies with the third overall pick of the 2018 MLB...

Kelly promises to investigate Innovation Campus if elected governor

Kelly promises to investigate Innovation Campus if elected governor

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

May 26, 2018


Filed under Politics, Showcase

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Laura Kelly spoke to supporters in Wichita Friday, voicing her concerns with Innovation Campus and decrying privatization in state government. The Kansas Senate minority whip, who was joined at Milkfloat by her running mate and Senate colleague Lynn Rogers, spent half...

Wichita State receives $12 million gift from oilman, wife

Wichita State receives $12 million gift from oilman, wife

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

May 16, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Wichita oilman Wayne Woolsey and his wife, Kay, announced Wednesday that they will make a $12 million cash donation to Wichita State — the largest such gift in school history, according to the WSU Foundation. The Woolsey's lead gift of $10 million will go towards building a new home on Innovation...

Column: Questions about conflicts of interest on Innovation Campus set the tone for this year

Column: Questions about conflicts of interest on Innovation Campus set the tone for this year

Chance Swaim, Editor in Chief

May 15, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinion, Showcase

As my time with The Sunflower ends, I feel it's important to share the interview that essentially started my year as editor in chief. Wichita State had just announced it would move about 300 students from Fairmount Towers to The Flats on Innovation Campus after four out of five beds in the expensive...

Muma named Wichita State’s provost

Muma named Wichita State’s provost

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief Elect

May 11, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Rick Muma was selected Tuesday to become Wichita State’s next provost and chief academic officer, getting the nod over a pair of vice provosts from the University of North Dakota and the University of Alaska Anchorage. Muma, in his twenty-second year at WSU, has served as interim provost since January,...

Shockers complete 2018-2019 roster with West Virginia transfer

Shockers complete 2018-2019 roster with West Virginia transfer

Aliyah Funschelle, Reporter

May 8, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The final men's basketball scholarship spot for the 2018-19 season has been filled by West Virginia transfer Teddy Allen, who announced his commitment to Wichita State via Twitter Tuesday evening. Allen will have to sit out next season, but will be eligible as a redshirt sophomore for the 201...

Kansas Legislature passes bill requiring open student fees deliberations

Kansas Legislature passes bill requiring open student fees deliberations

Chance Swaim, Editor-in-Chief

May 3, 2018


Filed under News, Politics, Showcase

If Gov. Jeff Colyer signs the latest budget bill passed by the Kansas legislature, Wichita State will have to open its student fees deliberations next year. The Kansas Legislature sent a budget bill to Colyer with an amendment that will require Wichita State, and five other regent universities receiving...

‘Anchor runs,’ ‘scaring techniques,’ ‘games of varying degrees’: Leaked email details Beta hazing allegations

‘Anchor runs,’ ‘scaring techniques,’ ‘games of varying degrees’: Leaked email details Beta hazing allegations

Andrew Linnabary, Reporter

April 26, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

An email about Beta Theta Pi’s 2017 hazing violations — sent to the presidents of WSU fraternities — said that new members were allegedly forced to participate in “anchor runs,” were woken up aggressively with “scaring techniques” and were forced into physical activities and “games of...

WSU mathematics instructor remembered as a ‘protector’

WSU mathematics instructor remembered as a ‘protector’

Jenna Farhat, Managing Editor

April 24, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Friends of math instructor C. Patric Mitchell knew him as a protector — loyal to his family, his students, his colleagues, and his dogs. “He liked to guard his pack,” said math instructor Nathan Thompson, who met Mitchell in 2006 when they were both students. “If you got into his group, then...