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Schlapp on Bardo’s recovery: ‘He’s 70 years old and he’s got to make a decision.’

Schlapp on Bardo’s recovery: ‘He’s 70 years old and he’s got to make a decision.’

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

January 10, 2019


Filed under Campus, Showcase

Wichita State President John Bardo remains in the hospital as he recovers from a second surgery to treat a chronic lung condition. At Thursday's WSU Board of Trustees meeting, Chief of Staff Andy Schlapp said Bardo is doing "really well," but hinted that he will have to make a decision as to whether...

Wichita State expected to name Mike Pelfrey as next pitching coach

Wichita State expected to name Mike Pelfrey as next pitching coach

Evan Pflugradt, Sports Editor

January 6, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

Wichita State is expected to name Mike Pelfrey as the team's new pitching coach, WSU officials confirmed to The Sunflower late Sunday evening. Pelfrey, a veteran MLB pitcher, will replace Mike Steele. Steele announced his departure just six weeks before the start of the season. Pelfrey was back in classes ...

Provost Muma to serve as acting president

Provost Muma to serve as acting president

Evan Pflugradt, Sports Editor

January 2, 2019


Filed under Campus, Showcase

ick Muma will serve as acting president of Wichita State while President John Bardo recovers from surgeries he had to treat a chronic lung condition. Muma and Chief of Staff Andy Schlapp met with Bardo on Tuesday, according to a university release. Bardo emphasized to Muma "sustaining momentum in en...

The semester in review

The semester in review

Sunflower Staff

December 31, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

It’s impossible to narrow an entire semester’s worth of news down to 10 stories. One person may value the newsworthiness of a story only 20 people read over a story 1,000 people read. With that in mind, here are 10 selections from fall 2018 that The Sunflower’s editorial team thought defined t...

Far from home for the holidays: International students make the most of the season

Far from home for the holidays: International students make the most of the season

Audrey Korte, Reporter

December 22, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Uncategorized

On a mild, late-December afternoon, three students walk into the RSC and sit by the Christmas tree. Other than a few employees leaving their offices, the building is deserted. Many students go home for the holidays, but these students can’t this year. They are three of the roughly 1,600 international...

Campus YMCA hits fundraising goal, will be named after Steve Clark

Campus YMCA hits fundraising goal, will be named after Steve Clark

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

December 20, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Uncategorized

The Greater Wichita YMCA announced Thursday that it has achieved its fundraising goal to build a facility on Wichita State's Innovation Campus. The building will be named after local real estate developer Steve Clark, a WSU alumnus and YMCA board member who had a hand in selecting John Bardo as WSU's...

Brinkley on infrastructure fee hike: ‘They’re going to push through with it one way or another.’

Brinkley on infrastructure fee hike: ‘They’re going to push through with it one way or another.’

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

December 17, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Next March, Wichita State students will vote on a proposal to raise the infrastructure student fee by roughly $90 a semester to upgrade campus facilities for each college. State law requires WSU to hold a referendum before raising student fees to bond money, but the university could still seek approva...

Gregg Marshall: “I watch this team at some points and I think, ‘Man, how are we winning any games?’”

Gregg Marshall: “I watch this team at some points and I think, ‘Man, how are we winning any games?’”

Evan Pflugradt, Sports Editor

December 16, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Showcase, Sports

Wichita State Head Coach Gregg Marshall watched as his team surrendered a once 17-point second-half lead to Southern Mississippi. Marshall cringed as Ricky Torres, WSU’s point guard, fired a pass directed at the head of teammate Samajae Haynes-Jones. “He nearly took Samajae’s face off,” Marsh...

$12 million oilman donor to receive honorary WSU degree

$12 million oilman donor to receive honorary WSU degree

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

December 12, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Wichita State will award an honorary doctorate to the Wichita oilman who made the largest-ever cash donation to WSU in May. It is against Kansas Board of Regents (KBOR) policy to award honorary degrees for “philanthropic activity,” but WSU maintains that Wayne Woolsey’s generosity is not a motivating ...

Innovation Rebranded: WSU’s public relations push to change the image of Innovation Campus

Innovation Rebranded: WSU’s public relations push to change the image of Innovation Campus

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

December 6, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

If you’ve read a piece of Wichita State promotional material this semester or listened to an administrator talk up new public-private partnerships, chances are, you’ve heard about upcoming developments on the “east side of campus” or “campus expansion” — not Innovation Campus. WSU i...

Wichita State adds $10 fee to ADA parking on game days

Wichita State adds $10 fee to ADA parking on game days

Evan Pflugradt, Sports Editor

December 4, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Those who typically use disability parking spots outside of Charles Koch Arena had to choose to either pay $10 to park their vehicle or walk in the cold, wintery rain Saturday night.  The fee for ADA parking during men’s basketball games is a new rollout, Associate Athletic Director Brad Pittman said....

Former UPD sergeant sues WSU for discrimination, retaliation

Former UPD sergeant sues WSU for discrimination, retaliation

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

November 28, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

A former sergeant with the Wichita State Police Department is suing the university for allegedly violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and retaliating against him for raising concerns about racial discrimination in the department. Garret Moyer was terminated from his position in August 2017 aft...