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Education dean says faculty weren’t left out of Wonder conversation

Education dean says faculty weren’t left out of Wonder conversation

Andrew Linnabary, Reporter

February 19, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

The College of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction — the department most closely associated with teaching careers — was first notified about a new, on-campus private school November 29th through a short email announcement. The two-line email from College of Education Dean Shirley...

Shockers snap the nation’s longest home winning streak

Shockers snap the nation’s longest home winning streak

Aliyah Funschelle, Reporter

February 18, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Showcase, Sports

A two point lead and 13 seconds were the only things standing in between the Shockers and a shot at a share of the American conference title. No. 19 Wichita State snagged their first road win over an AP top-5 opponent since 1964 with an upset over No. 5 Cincinnati. "We’ve had some nice wins but t...

President Bardo talks innovation with U.S. Congress

President Bardo talks innovation with U.S. Congress

Matthew Kelly, D.C. Bureau Chief

February 15, 2018


Filed under News, Politics, Showcase

WASHINGTON — Wichita State President John Bardo spoke in front of a U.S. House subcommittee Thursday — citing Innovation Campus as a national model and calling on Congress to pass legislation he said would bolster local economies by creating applied learning opportunities. Bardo was one of four speakers to test...

Judge says retaliation lawsuit against WSU can move forward

Judge says retaliation lawsuit against WSU can move forward

Chance Swaim, Editor-in-Chief

February 15, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

A federal judge denied Wichita State’s requests to throw out portions of a lawsuit filed by former WSU Vice President for Student Affairs Wade Robinson alleging the university violated Title IX of federal civil rights law. In a ruling released Tuesday, Judge Daniel Crabtree said Robinson will be...

Wichita State faculty ask to discuss Koch family-funded school

Wichita State faculty ask to discuss Koch family-funded school

Jenna Farhat, Managing Editor

February 14, 2018


Filed under Campus, Showcase

With four minutes remaining of the Faculty Senate's twice-monthly meeting, senators had the opportunity to air their thoughts on the Koch-funded private elementary school coming to Wichita State's campus this year. After covering everything on Monday's agenda, Faculty Senate President Carolyn Sha...

‘Shooters shoot:’ Shocker guards ignite 21-point win over UConn

‘Shooters shoot:’ Shocker guards ignite 21-point win over UConn

Aliyah Funschelle, Reporter

February 10, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Showcase, Sports

No. 22 Wichita State wanted to make a statement for their first home game back after getting a split record on the road. They did so by a 21-point win over UConn. The win secured Head Coach Gregg Marshall’s 150th win at Charles Koch Arena and additionally got the season sweep over The Huskies. The...

10 things you should know about Koch family-funded private school coming to Wichita State

10 things you should know about Koch family-funded private school coming to Wichita State

Chance Swaim, Editor in Chief

February 8, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Wonder about Wonder? You’re not alone. After a story in the Sunday Wichita Eagle broke the news that a Koch family-funded private school — called Wonder — is opening on Wichita State’s campus this fall, community members raised a number of questions and concerns through social media. Wedn...

Former Shocker turns ball-spinning hobby into career with Harlem Globetrotters

Former Shocker turns ball-spinning hobby into career with Harlem Globetrotters

When ball is ACTUAL life: PART TWO‼️#mighty8

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Evan Pflugradt, Opinion Editor

February 5, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Women's Basketball

Hannah Mortimer’s basketball career keeps spinning. Once a walk-on for former Wichita State coach Jody Adams-Birch, Mortimer had aspirations of a professional basketball career. But at 5-foot-4, her ambitions were leveled. She put her passion for basketball behind her and attended Kansas State University ...

Wichita State plans to use local, national newspaper fund for security cameras

Wichita State plans to use local, national newspaper fund for security cameras

Chance Swaim, Editor in Chief

February 1, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase, Student Government Association

Wichita State's student government plans to use the student fees money that made local and national newspapers available for free on campus to install security cameras, fund an international hardship fund, and pay for “any special projects SGA would like to take on.” Wichita State Student Body ...

Where’d the paper go? Student government ends newspaper program

Where’d the paper go? Student government ends newspaper program

Chance Swaim, Editor in Chief

February 1, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Wichita State’s Student Body President Paige Hungate announced Thursday that student government “discontinued” a student-funded program that delivered newspapers to buildings on campus, citing “inconsistent deliveries and breach of contract” as reasons. The Collegiate Readership Program, which is ...

Game on: Wichita State will host the city’s esports convention

Game on: Wichita State will host the city’s esports convention

Daniel Caudill, Reporter

February 1, 2018


Filed under Campus, News, Showcase

Chandler Hoskins is one of five team members from Wichita State’s own League of Legends team competing in a tournament hosted on campus annually. Hoskins was born and raised in Minnesota, but moved to Athol — A northwestern Kansas city with population of 41 — with his mother as a junior in high...

Man arrested following fight in Koch Arena student section

Man arrested following fight in Koch Arena student section

Jenna Farhat, Managing Editor

January 30, 2018


Filed under Campus, Crime, Showcase

A man was arrested following an altercation in Charles Koch Arena during a Wichita State men's basketball game. Adam Colangelo, 26, was arrested and booked into Sedgwick County jail on one count of domestic battery after a fight with his girlfriend in the student section of the arena, according to...