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City launches electric scooter-sharing pilot program, but not at WSU

City launches electric scooter-sharing pilot program, but not at WSU

Audrey Korte, Reporter

July 16, 2019

Wichita State University students who want to use the new electric scooter sharing services on campus, prepare to be disappointed. Using the new e-scooters on WSU property is currently off-limits, and the future of riding on campus remains uncertain. Noah Foster, a junior studying aerospace enginee...

Remembering Carol Konek, co-founder of the WSU Women’s Studies Department

Remembering Carol Konek, co-founder of the WSU Women’s Studies Department

Audrey Korte, Reporter

July 9, 2019

Carol Wolfe Konek, co-founder of the WSU Women’s Studies Department, was remembered July 2 at a celebration of life service at East Heights United Methodist Church. Throughout Konek’s 35-year career at WSU, she taught courses like English composition and global women’s issues while working to ...

Acting student body president talks priorities for the summer

Acting student body president talks priorities for the summer

Daniel Caudill, News Editor

July 2, 2019

Student Body Vice President Michael Bearth will have his hands full this summer.  That’s because, until August, he will also serve as acting student body president.  Bearth was appointed to the temporary position Wednesday by elected Student Body President Kitrina Miller, who will be in Uganda u...

WSU tuition rate to remain flat, but not without consequence

WSU tuition rate to remain flat, but not without consequence

Kylie Cameron, Editor in Chief

June 20, 2019

UPDATED: After publication, Vice President for Student Affairs Teri Hall informed The Sunflower via email that the cut to her department was for a third, legally-mandated interpreter for deaf and hard of hearing students and faculty. "Our deaf and hard of hearing students and faculty members is increasing," Hal...

BREAKING: Teddy Allen dismissed following domestic violence property crime, petty theft charges

BREAKING: Teddy Allen dismissed following domestic violence property crime, petty theft charges

Kylie Cameron, Editor in Chief

June 18, 2019

After being charged on Friday for domestic violence property crime and petty theft, both misdemeanors, Theodore "Teddy" Allen has been dismissed from the basketball team. An email sent to The Sunflower Tuesday morning included a statement from Director of Athletics Darron Boatright. “Coach [Gregg]...

Faculty lead public input at forum on presidential search

Faculty lead public input at forum on presidential search

Daniel Caudill, News Editor

June 8, 2019

Longtime history professor John Dreifort has been at Wichita State University through five of its presidencies, and he knows what he wants to see in the sixth: a president who understands the university’s story and identity. “We should not try to become a vocational, technical college serving the n...

WSU will spend roughly $95,000 on presidential search

WSU will spend roughly $95,000 on presidential search

Kylie Cameron, Editor in Chief

May 26, 2019

According to the contract between Wichita State and Wheless Partners that was obtained by The Sunflower, the search firm is charging the university $80,000, plus expenses, to find the next president of WSU. The professional fee, $80,000, will be paid in three installments. The first installment was p...

YMCA namesake Steve Clark will chair second straight WSU presidential search

YMCA namesake Steve Clark will chair second straight WSU presidential search

Matthew Kelly, Reporter

May 16, 2019

Local real estate developer and Wichita State alumnus Steve Clark will chair the search committee tasked with finding the next WSU president. Clark, the namesake of the Steve Clark YMCA and WSU Student Wellness Center, also chaired the university's 2012 presidential search that identified John Bardo a...

Tragedy prompts cycling trio of alumni to ride from Wichita to Winnipeg for eating disorder awareness

Tragedy prompts cycling trio of alumni to ride from Wichita to Winnipeg for eating disorder awareness

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

May 12, 2019

Long-distance cycling involves pushing through a certain amount of physical pain, but it was a different kind of pain that got retired Wichita surgeon Paul Harrison on the bike — the loss of his 34-year-old daughter, Bridget. Harrison watched anorexia wreak havoc on his daughter’s life. A gifted hand s...

Fiske Hall rededicated with memories, special meanings

Fiske Hall rededicated with memories, special meanings

Kylie Cameron, Editor in Chief

May 6, 2019

Members of the Wichita State philosophy and history departments shared their memories of Fiske Hall alongside Provost Rick Muma and Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean Andrew Hippisley Friday afternoon — speaking about what the building means to them at its redediction. Fiske Hall, the oldest surviving building on...

Through fire, flames and perseverance, Josh Cable is still running

Through fire, flames and perseverance, Josh Cable is still running

Evan Pflugradt, Sports Editor

May 3, 2019

Josh Cable is like most college freshmen at Wichita State. He’ll spend the second-to-last Friday before finals week cramming through assignments and projects. He wants to finish these early so he can go be among the crowd at INTRUST Bank Arena Friday night and listen to country music superstar ...

Closed search means next WSU president will be named without publicly announcing candidates, finalists

Closed search means next WSU president will be named without publicly announcing candidates, finalists

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

April 30, 2019

The search for the next Wichita State University president will be closed to the public, a Kansas Board of Regents spokesman confirmed to The Sunflower Monday. That means none of the candidates considered or non-winning finalists selected by the Regents’ presidential search committee will be announ...