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Easton Thompson

Easton Thompson, Photographer

Easton Thompson is a photographer for The Sunflower. Thompson is a senior majoring in communication with an emphasis in electronic media. He is from Wichita, Kansas. After graduation, Thompson plans to pursue journalism.

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Catherine Morris, the senior curator for at the Sackler Center for Feminist Art, speaks to a crowd about a collection of art and the feminist perspective as it pertains to the pieces during the Tuesday, Nov. 5 Voices from the Vault / Curatoring in the Key of F Minor event at the Ulrich Museum of Art.

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November 7, 2019
Catherine Morris, the senior curator for at the Sackler Center for Feminist Art, speaks to a crowd about a collection of art and the feminist perspective as it pertains to the pieces during the Tuesday, Nov. 5 Voices from the Vault / Curatoring in the Key of F Minor event at the Ulrich Museum of Art.

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November 7, 2019
Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Ksenya Gurshtein introduces the topic of discussion for the night and welcomes during the Catherine Morris, the senior curator for at the Sackler Center for Feminist Art, during the Tuesday, Nov. 5 Voices from the Vault / Curatoring in the Key of F Minor event at the Ulrich Museum of Art.

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November 7, 2019
Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Ksenya Gurshtein introduces the topic of discussion for the night and welcomes during the Catherine Morris, the senior curator for at the Sackler Center for Feminist Art, during the Tuesday, Nov. 5 Voices from the Vault / Curatoring in the Key of F Minor event at the Ulrich Museum of Art.

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November 7, 2019
Mayor Longwell speaks to reporters during his mayoral election watch party on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at WAVE in downtown Wichita. Brandon Whipple won the election and will be the next Mayor of Wichita.

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November 7, 2019
Mayor Jeff Longwell speaks to local news reporters during his mayoral election watch party on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at WAVE in downtown Wichita. Brandon Whipple won the election and will be the next Mayor of Wichita.

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November 7, 2019
Susie Longwell stands with her husband Jeff while he speaks to the crowd during the mayoral watch party on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at WAVE in downtown Wichita. Brandon Whipple won the election and will be the next Mayor of Wichita.

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November 7, 2019
Susie Longwell claps for her husband Jeff while the crowd applauds him during the mayoral watch party on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at WAVE in downtown Wichita.

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November 7, 2019
Susie Longwell stands with her husband Jeff while he tells the crowd that he did not win the Mayoral election during the watch party on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at WAVE in downtown Wichita. Brandon Whipple won the race and will be the next Mayor of Wichita.

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November 7, 2019
Mayor Jeff Longwell addresses the crowd during the mayoral watch party on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at WAVE in downtown Wichita.

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November 7, 2019
Mayor Jeff Longwell takes to the stage to address the crowd during the mayoral watch party on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at WAVE in downtown Wichita.

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November 7, 2019
Jeff Longwell speaks to the crowd about his time as Mayor of Wichita during the watch party on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at WAVE in downtown Wichita.

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November 7, 2019
Mayor Jeff Longwell thanks the crowd for their support during the mayoral watch party on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at WAVE in downtown Wichita.

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November 7, 2019
Susie Longwell stands with her husband Jeff while he addresses the crowd during the Longwell mayoral watch party on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at WAVE in downtown Wichita.

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November 7, 2019
Susie Longwell stands with her husband Jeff while he thanks the crowd for his time as Mayor of Wichita during the Longwell watch party on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at WAVE in downtown Wichita.

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November 7, 2019
Susie Longwell stands with her husband Jeff while he addresses the crowd during his mayoral watch party on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at WAVE in downtown Wichita.

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November 7, 2019
Susie and Jeff Longwell take the stage at WAVE in downtown Wichita on Tuesday, Nov. 5 during the Longwell mayoral watch party. Longwell lost the race and Brandon Whipple will be the next Mayor of Wichita.

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November 7, 2019
Susie and Jeff Longwell take the stage at WAVE in downtown Wichita on Tuesday, Nov. 5 during the Longwell mayoral watch party. Longwell lost the race and Brandon Whipple will be the next Mayor of Wichita.

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November 7, 2019
Mayor Jeff Longwell takes a break from walking the floor and speaking with guests to check his phone during his watch party on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at WAVE in downtown Wichita.

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November 7, 2019
Mayor Jeff Longwell takes a break from walking the floor and speaking with guests to check his phone during the Longwell watch party on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at WAVE in downtown Wichita.

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November 7, 2019
Patrons wait for the vote count during Mayor Longwells watch party on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at WAVE in downtown Wichita.

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November 7, 2019
Bob Aldrich speaks to another watch party goer with his wife Donna during Mayor Longwells watch party on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at WAVE in downtown Wichita.

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November 7, 2019
Jeff Longwell walks the floor and speaks with guests during his watch party on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at WAVE in downtown Wichita. Mayor Longwell did not win the race and Brandon Whipple will be the next Mayor of Wichita.

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November 7, 2019
Kim Gamble speaks with Mayor Jeff Longwell during the mayoral watch party on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at WAVE in downtown Wichita.

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January 29, 2020
Kim Gamble speaks with Mayor Longwell during the mayoral watch party on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at WAVE in downtown Wichita.

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January 29, 2020
Kegan Clark, an academic advisor and tutor coordinator with TRIO Disability Support Services, grabs snacks from the provided selection during the opening of the WSU esports hub on Tuesday, Nov. 5 in the Heskett Center.

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November 6, 2019
Jade Bornholdt, a junior studying computer science, uses a hub computer to select a game during the opening of the WSU esports hub on Tuesday, Nov. 5 in the Heskett Center.

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November 6, 2019
Students and faculty participate in the opening of the WSU esports hub on Tuesday, Nov. 5 in the Heskett Center.

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November 6, 2019
Morgan Mobley from KAKE news speaks to Kaylee Martin, a freshman studying aerospace engineering, while she plays a game during the opening of the WSU esports hub on Tuesday, Nov. 5 in the Heskett Center.

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November 6, 2019
Yokoso: Japanese Culture Night performers line up for photos at the end of their event on Friday, Nov. 1 at the CAC Theater.

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November 2, 2019
Shinju Baxter, miss Japan Wichita, sings a rendition of Precious by Ito Yuna to end Yokoso: Japanese Culture Night on Friday, Nov. 1 at the CAC Theater. Baxter chose the song Precious because it reminds her of the relationship between her and her sister who is in Japan. The song describes two people believing that if they have each other, anything is possible and everything will be ok.

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November 2, 2019
Shinju Baxter, miss Japan Wichita, sings a rendition of Precious by Ito Yuna to end Yokoso: Japanese Culture Night on Friday, Nov. 1 at the CAC Theater. Baxter chose the song Precious because it reminds her of the relationship between her and her sister who is in Japan. The song describes two people believing that if they have each other, anything is possible and everything will be ok.

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November 2, 2019
Shinju Baxter, miss Japan Wichita, sings a rendition of Precious by Ito Yuna to end Yokoso: Japanese Culture Night on Friday, Nov. 1 at the CAC Theater. Baxter chose the song Precious because it reminds her of the relationship between her and her sister who is in Japan. The song describes two people believing that if they have each other, anything is possible and everything will be ok.

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November 2, 2019
Shinju Baxter, miss Japan Wichita, sings a rendition of Precious by Ito Yuna to end Yokoso: Japanese Culture Night on Friday, Nov. 1 at the CAC Theater. Baxter chose the song Precious because it reminds her of the relationship between her and her sister who is in Japan. The song describes two people believing that if they have each other, anything is possible and everything will be ok.

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November 2, 2019
Shinju Baxter, miss Japan Wichita, sings a rendition of Precious by Ito Yuna to end Yokoso: Japanese Culture Night on Friday, Nov. 1 at the CAC Theater. Baxter chose the song Precious because it reminds her of the relationship between her and her sister who is in Japan. The song describes two people believing that if they have each other, anything is possible and everything will be ok.

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November 2, 2019
Shinju Baxter, miss Japan Wichita, sings a rendition of Precious by Ito Yuna to end Yokoso: Japanese Culture Night on Friday, Nov. 1 at the CAC Theater. Baxter chose the song Precious because it reminds her of the relationship between her and her sister who is in Japan. The song describes two people believing that if they have each other, anything is possible and everything will be ok.

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November 2, 2019
Shinju Baxter, miss Japan Wichita, sings a rendition of Precious by Ito Yuna to end Yokoso: Japanese Culture Night on Friday, Nov. 1 at the CAC Theater. Baxter chose the song Precious because it reminds her of the relationship between her and her sister who is in Japan. The song describes two people believing that if they have each other, anything is possible and everything will be ok.

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November 2, 2019
Shinju Baxter, miss Japan Wichita, sings a rendition of Precious by Ito Yuna to end Yokoso: Japanese Culture Night on Friday, Nov. 1 at the CAC Theater. Baxter chose the song Precious because it reminds her of the relationship between her and her sister who is in Japan. The song describes two people believing that if they have each other, anything is possible and everything will be ok.

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November 2, 2019
Shinju Baxter, miss Japan Wichita, sings a rendition of Precious by Ito Yuna to end Yokoso: Japanese Culture Night on Friday, Nov. 1 at the CAC Theater. Baxter chose the song Precious because it reminds her of the relationship between her and her sister who is in Japan. The song describes two people believing that if they have each other, anything is possible and everything will be ok.

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November 2, 2019
Shinju Baxter, miss Japan Wichita, sings a rendition of Precious by Ito Yuna to end Yokoso: Japanese Culture Night on Friday, Nov. 1 at the CAC Theater. Baxter chose the song Precious because it reminds her of the relationship between her and her sister who is in Japan. The song describes two people believing that if they have each other, anything is possible and everything will be ok.

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November 2, 2019
Kanas State Universitys Yosakoi Dancers perform during Yokoso: Japanese Culture Night on Friday, Nov. 1 at the CAC Theater.

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November 2, 2019
Kanas State Universitys Yosakoi Dancers perform during Yokoso: Japanese Culture Night on Friday, Nov. 1 at the CAC Theater.

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November 2, 2019
Ryan M. Kenny, a senior studying mechanical engineering at Kansas State, performs with the Kansas State University Yosakoi Dancers during Japanese Culture Night on Friday, Nov. 1 at the CAC Theater.

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November 2, 2019
Ryan M. Kenny, a senior studying mechanical engineering at Kansas State, performs with the Kansas State University Yosakoi Dancers during Japanese Culture Night on Friday, Nov. 1 at the CAC Theater.

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November 2, 2019
Kansas State Universitys Yosakoi Dancers perform during Yokoso: Japanese Culture Night on Friday, Nov. 1 at the CAC Theater.

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November 2, 2019
Ryan M. Kenny, a senior studying mechanical engineering at Kansas State, performs with the Kansas State University Yosakoi Dancers during Japanese Culture Night on Friday, Nov. 1 at the CAC Theater.

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November 2, 2019
Ryan M. Kenny, a senior studying mechanical engineering at Kansas State, performs with the Kansas State University Yosakoi Dancers during Japanese Culture Night on Friday, Nov. 1 at the CAC Theater.

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November 2, 2019
Kansas State Universitys Yosakoi Dancers perform during Yokoso: Japanese Culture Night on Friday, Nov. 1 at the CAC Theater.

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November 2, 2019
Ryan M. Kenny, a senior studying mechanical engineering at Kansas State, speaks to the crowd about the final dance that the Kansas State University Yosakoi Dancers will perform during Japanese Culture Night on Friday, Nov. 1 at the CAC Theater.

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November 2, 2019
Ryan M. Kenny, a senior studying mechanical engineering at Kansas State, speaks to the crowd about the final dance that the Kansas State University Yosakoi Dancers will perform during Japanese Culture Night on Friday, Nov. 1 at the CAC Theater.

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November 2, 2019
Kansas State Universitys Yosakoi Dancers perform during Yokoso: Japanese Culture Night on Friday, Nov. 1 at the CAC Theater.

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November 2, 2019
Kansas State Universitys Yosakoi Dancers perform during Yokoso: Japanese Culture Night on Friday, Nov. 1 at the CAC Theater.

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November 2, 2019
Tora Lawson, sensei of the Tosa No Shugyo Dojo, speaks to the crowd about the combative battlefield disciplines of the Samurai during an armored sword demonstration at Japanese Culture Night on Friday, Nov. 1 in the CAC Theater. Lawson founded the Tosa No Shugyo school in Wichita after 34 years of study in Japanese martial arts.

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November 2, 2019
Tora Lawson, sensei of the Tosa No Shugyo Dojo, performs an armored sword demonstration during Japanese Culture Night on Friday, Nov. 1 at the CAC Theater. Lawson founded the Tosa No Shugyo school in Wichita after 34 years of study in Japanese martial arts.

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November 2, 2019
Tora Lawson, sensei of the Tosa No Shugyo Dojo, speaks to the crowd about the combative battlefield disciplines of the Samurai during an armored sword demonstration at Japanese Culture Night on Friday, Nov. 1 in the CAC Theater. Lawson founded the Tosa No Shugyo school in Wichita after 34 years of study in Japanese martial arts.

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November 2, 2019
Tora Lawson, sensei of the Tosa No Shugyo Dojo, performs an armored sword demonstration during Japanese Culture Night on Friday, Nov. 1 at the CAC Theater. Lawson founded the Tosa No Shugyo school in Wichita after 34 years of study in Japanese martial arts.

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November 2, 2019
Okinawa Karate Dojo members perform a karate demonstration during Japanese Culture Night on Friday, Nov. 1 at the CAC Theater.

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November 2, 2019
Okinawa Karate Dojo members perform a karate demonstration during Japanese Culture Night on Friday, Nov. 1 at the CAC Theater.

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November 2, 2019
Okinawa Karate Dojo members perform an Eisa Drum Dance during Japanese Culture Night on Friday, Nov. 1 at the CAC Theater.

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November 2, 2019
Okinawa Karate Dojo members perform an Eisa Drum Dance during Japanese Culture Night on Friday, Nov. 1 at the CAC Theater.

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November 2, 2019
Okinawa Karate Dojo members perform an Eisa Drum Dance during Japanese Culture Night on Friday, Nov. 1 at the CAC Theater.

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November 2, 2019
Sophomore Akishige Kuraishi lifts junior Stefano Bardelli during Wichita States Judo Club demonstration during Japanese Culture Night on Friday, Nov. 1 at the CAC Theater.

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November 2, 2019
Sophomore Akishige Kuraishi drops junior Stefano Bardelli to their crash mat during Wichita States Judo Club demonstration during Japanese Culture Night on Friday, Nov. 1 at the CAC Theater.

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November 2, 2019
Sophomore Akishige Kuraishi drops junior Stefano Bardelli to their crash mat during Wichita States Judo Club demonstration during Japanese Culture Night on Friday, Nov. 1 at the CAC Theater.

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November 2, 2019
Sophomore Akishige Kuraishi drops junior Stefano Bardelli to their crash mat during Wichita States Judo Club demonstration during Japanese Culture Night on Friday, Nov. 1 at the CAC Theater.

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November 2, 2019
Junior Stefano Bardelli and sophomore Akishige Kuraishi bow in preparation for their judo demonstration during Japanese Culture Night on Friday, Nov. 1 in the CAC Theater.

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November 2, 2019
Audience members huddle together as Akishige Kuraishi dives over them during the Wichita State Judo Club demonstration at Yokoso: Japanese Culture Night on Friday, Nov. 1 in the CAC Theater.

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November 2, 2019
Sophomore Akishige Kuraishi speaks to the crowd about the Wichita State Judo Clubs demonstration during Japanese Culture Night on Friday, Nov. 1 at the CAC Theater.

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November 2, 2019
Joshua Keese, a senior studying management information systems, emcees during Japanese Culture Night on Friday, Nov. 1 in the CAC Theater.

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November 2, 2019
Freshman Marina Hata finishes her performance of a traditional fan dance during Yokoso: Japanese Culture Night on Friday, Nov. 1 at the CAC Theater.

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November 2, 2019
Freshman Marina Hata performs a traditional fan dance during Yokoso: Japanese Culture Night on Friday, Nov. 1 at the CAC Theater.

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November 2, 2019
Freshman Marina Hata performs a traditional fan dance during Yokoso: Japanese Culture Night on Friday, Nov. 1 at the CAC Theater.

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November 2, 2019
Freshman Marina Hata performs a traditional fan dance during Yokoso: Japanese Culture Night on Friday, Nov. 1 at the CAC Theater.

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November 2, 2019
Freshman Marina Hata performs a traditional fan dance during Yokoso: Japanese Culture Night on Friday, Nov. 1 at the CAC Theater.

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November 2, 2019
Freshman Marina Hata performs a traditional fan dance during Yokoso: Japanese Culture Night on Friday, Nov. 1 at the CAC Theater.

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November 2, 2019
Freshman Marina Hata performs a traditional fan dance during Yokoso: Japanese Culture Night on Friday, Nov. 1 at the CAC Theater.

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November 2, 2019
Freshman Marina Hata performs a traditional fan dance during Yokoso: Japanese Culture Night on Friday, Nov. 1 at the CAC Theater.

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November 2, 2019
Freshman Marina Hata begins her performance of a traditional fan dance during Yokoso: Japanese Culture Night on Friday, Nov. 1 at the CAC Theater.

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November 2, 2019
Joshua Keese, a senior studying management information systems, emcees during Japanese Culture Night on Friday, Nov. 1 in the CAC Theater.

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November 2, 2019
Jay Golden, the new president of Wichita State University, answers questions from members of the press on Thursday, Oct. 31 in the Rhatigan Student Center. Golden previously served as the vice chancellor for the Division of Research, Economic Development and Engagement at East Carolina University.

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October 31, 2019
Jay Golden, the new president of Wichita State University, answers questions from members of the press on Thursday, Oct. 31 in the Rhatigan Student Center.

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October 19, 2020
Jay Golden, the new president of Wichita State University, answers questions from members of the press on Thursday, Oct. 31 in the Rhatigan Student Center. Golden previously served as the vice chancellor for the Division of Research, Economic Development and Engagement at East Carolina University.

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October 19, 2020
Jay Golden, the new president of Wichita State University, answers questions from members of the press on Thursday, Oct. 31 in the Rhatigan Student Center.

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October 19, 2020
Jay Golden, the new president of Wichita State University, answers questions from members of the press on Thursday, Oct. 31 in the Rhatigan Student Center.

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October 19, 2020
Jay Golden, the new president of Wichita State University, answers questions from members of the press on Thursday, Oct. 31 in the Rhatigan Student Center.

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October 19, 2020
Jay Golden speaks to the presidential announcement attendees about his selection as the new president of Wichita State University on Thursday, Oct. 31 at the Rhatigan Student Center.

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November 4, 2019
Jay Golden speaks to the presidential announcement attendees about his selection as the new president of Wichita State University on Thursday, Oct. 31 at the Rhatigan Student Center. Golden previously served as the vice chancellor for the Division of Research, Economic Development and Engagement at East Carolina University.

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November 4, 2019
Jay Golden speaks to the presidential announcement attendees about his selection as the new president of Wichita State University on Thursday, Oct. 31 at the Rhatigan Student Center.

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November 4, 2019
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