The Sunflower

Counseling and Testing aims to help students

Staff Reporter

August 5, 2013

Living the life of a college student can be stressful in a multitude of ways. Wichita State has a strong resource available to students to help them with self-organization and stress reduction- the Counseling and Testing Cent...

SAC gives opportunities for student involvement

Staff Reporter

August 5, 2013

The Welcomefest booths seek to make students feel at home on the Wichita State campus from Aug. 19 to Aug. 30.The event is coordinated by members of the Student Activities Council (SAC).Shannon Glover, president of SAC, believes in...

A letter from your SGA president

August 5, 2013

Fellow Shockers, I would love to welcome everyone back in what is sure to be a great school year. For those that are new, welcome to the Shocker family. My name is Luis Carbajal and I am your student body president. If I have not met you, feel free to stop by my office in room 202 of the Rhatigan Student Center. Over the summer, Student Government Association has been working hard and is excited for the opportunities this school year brings. You can expect to see many changes and I encourage you to participate in any and all activities that we work to bring to you including SGA sponsored athletic nights and a concert that I hope will be to your liking. One of the most important things we have done is the revitalization of our journal, which is the document with our bylaws and guidelines. This is important to you because of the funding opportunity SGA offers. For those that are unaware, SGA offers funding to both organizations and students and we encourage everyone to stop by and look at the guidelines. We have been able to cut much of the red tape, making the funding process easier with increased limits on amounts allocated to students along the way. I would like to make it clear that I would love to hear from the students this year. Please stop by my office or email me any feedback, ideas, or general comments you may have. Again, my office is located inside the RSC in room 202 and my email address is [email protected] We are here to serve you and can only improve with your help and feedback. SGA offers many resources to students and I invite you to come find out in which ways we may be helpful to you. I hope you enjoy what we have planned for the upcoming year and wish you all the best of luck with your endeavors. Luis Carbajal Student Body President Student Government Association

Advice from the upper classmen

Staff Reporter

August 8, 2012

So, it’s freshman year again.  But being a freshman this year isn’t going to be anything like that first day in high school all those years ago. Gone are the days of depending on the adults in your life to make sure you ...

A pep talk from the Sunflower editor

Editor-in-Chief

August 8, 2012

Welcome to your final college semester. You know, since the world is going to end on Dec. 21 (Don’t know what I’m talking about? See page 4D).  OK, so the world probably isn’t going to end and this probably isn’t goin...

It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine

Columnist

August 8, 2012

I have good news for those that are concerned about the impending end of the world on Dec. 21, 2012: it isn’t going to happen. Of course, if that was your student loan re-payment strategy, I guess that news isn’t so good. For...

Separate colleges combine to create one outstanding university

Staff Reporter

August 8, 2012

Wichita State is made up of many parts to create students’ success and its academic institution. The first step of that success comes from the six academic colleges.  They are the W. Frank Barton School of Business, The Co...

The key faces of Wichita State’s Student Government Association

Staff Reporter

August 8, 2012

SGA President Luis Carbajal is a senior studying political science, economics, Spanish and strategic communication. Carbajal became an at-large senator when he transferred to WSU in 2010. Last year, he held the position of legislat...

GAME ON! A quick guide to varsity athletics at WSU

Sports Reporter

August 8, 2012

Volleyball   After finishing its school record ninth straight 20-win season last year, the volleyball team fell in the first round of the NCAA Tournament to Kansas State. However, with 2011 being the fifth-straight season the S...

RSC construction brings temporary relocation, unified offices

Staff Reporter

August 8, 2012

Michael Ybarra has been cutting hair in the Rhatigan Student Center lower level at Wichita State for 30 years. Now the owner of Lords & Ladys is operating from the second floor of the RSC due to the two years or longer renovation project...