Wichita State University http://kmuw.org en Happy Birthday, Wichita STATE University! http://kmuw.org/post/happy-birthday-wichita-state-university <p></p><p>This month is Wichita State University’s 50th birthday!</p><p>On July 1, 1964, the University of Wichita officially joined the state university system. It was not an easy journey.</p><p>The University of Wichita had been municipal university since the 1920s. By the 1960s, however, many in Wichita believed that the time had come for WU to join the state university system, serving the state, not just one city.</p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Jay Price 37481 at http://kmuw.org Happy Birthday, Wichita STATE University! With Odds Against Them, Local Small Businesses Have Help http://kmuw.org/post/odds-against-them-local-small-businesses-have-help <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Starting a small business is hard, and keeping it going is even harder. It’s estimated that only one in three make it to the 10-year mark. But an organization in Wichita is helping both new and existing businesses keep their dreams alive.</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On a hot, blacktop parking lot, Summer Guerrero greets one of her regulars. She’s owned After Hours Auto Repair in Southwest Wichita with her husband Mark for seven years.</span></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Sean Sandefur 36330 at http://kmuw.org With Odds Against Them, Local Small Businesses Have Help Dangerous Chemical Invades West Wichita Drinking Water http://kmuw.org/post/dangerous-chemical-invades-west-wichita-drinking-water <p class="p1">Residents of a West Wichita neighborhood learned in March that their private water wells had been contaminated with a chemical likely to cause major health defects. They’ve also learned that the contamination could be decades old.</p><p>Ron Barnhart&nbsp;owns a well groomed, one story home in west Wichita.</p><p>“We came here in ’64,” he says. “This was my parent’s house. I would always ask my dad through those years, you know, ‘Dad, what’s filtering that water coming from the ground?’ He had a filter down, but it wasn’t sufficient to put up with this.”</p> Mon, 05 May 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Sean Sandefur 33971 at http://kmuw.org Dangerous Chemical Invades West Wichita Drinking Water Crowson Cartoon: SHOCK TREK http://kmuw.org/post/crowson-cartoon-shock-trek <p></p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 03:22:09 +0000 Richard Crowson 30983 at http://kmuw.org Crowson Cartoon: SHOCK TREK Indie Film Guide: Bar Crawls, Film Education and Kids In Prison http://kmuw.org/post/indie-film-guide-bar-crawls-film-education-and-kids-prison <p></p><p><i>Each week, Fletcher Powell finds the independent and non-commercial films showing in Wichita and the surrounding areas and brings them to you in this handy guide.</i></p><p><i> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 16:45:47 +0000 Fletcher Powell 30769 at http://kmuw.org Indie Film Guide: Bar Crawls, Film Education and Kids In Prison 'Wichita Arch' Is A Living Work Of Art http://kmuw.org/post/wichita-arch-living-work-art <p></p><p></p><p><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Goldsworthy">Andy Goldsworthy</a> is a British sculptor who travels all over the world to create site-specific sculptures. Wed, 22 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Lindsey Herkommer DeVries 29169 at http://kmuw.org 'Wichita Arch' Is A Living Work Of Art Richard Crowson: The Excitement of Shocker... Daffodils? http://kmuw.org/post/richard-crowson-excitement-shocker-daffodils <p></p><p>The dull, grey days of January are at hand. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Richard Crowson 28991 at http://kmuw.org Richard Crowson: The Excitement of Shocker... Daffodils? Remembering Robert Town http://kmuw.org/post/remembering-robert-town <p></p><p><font size="2"><span style="font-size:10pt;">This past weekend, a memorial service was held for former Wichita State University professor Robert Town, who died in December. Town was professor of organ at the university from 1965 - 2006 and played a major part in the university's acquisition of the great Marcussen organ, which is housed in Wiedemann Hall and was the first such organ built in North America.</span></font></p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Fletcher Powell 28953 at http://kmuw.org Remembering Robert Town Opera Stars Samuel Ramey and Alan Held Join WSU Music Faculty http://kmuw.org/post/opera-stars-samuel-ramey-and-alan-held-join-wsu-music-faculty <p></p><p>Voice and opera students at WSU will have the opportunity to study with two international opera stars beginning this fall.</p><p>Samuel Ramey, a renowned and celebrated opera talent and the most recorded bass in history, and Alan Held, an international opera star and one of the leading bass-baritone singing actors today, will join Wichita State's music faculty.</p><p>As announced in a <a href="http://www.wichita.edu/thisis/wsunews/newsrelease/?nid=2364">press release</a> on Tuesday, Ramey will have a daily presence on campus throughout the year.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Aileen LeBlanc & Hugo Phan 28918 at http://kmuw.org Opera Stars Samuel Ramey and Alan Held Join WSU Music Faculty 'Three Women Walking' A Complex Portrait of Femininity http://kmuw.org/post/three-women-walking-complex-portrait-femininity <p></p><p>Francisco Zúñiga’s “Three Women Walking” seems to be a straightforward representation, but subtleties in expression, gesture and formal technique indicate there is more going on. Wed, 13 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Lindsey Herkommer DeVries 26189 at http://kmuw.org 'Three Women Walking' A Complex Portrait of Femininity