Evan Pflugradt

News Intern

Evan is a graduate student at Wichita State, pursuing his master’s in journalism after graduating from the Elliott School with a bachelor’s degree in 2017. He has enjoyed exploring Wichita since he moved to the city from Olathe, Kansas, in 2015.

He previously worked for The Sunflower, Wichita State’s student newspaper, in multiple capacities, including serving as the publication’s editor-in-chief, where his coverage ranged from campus news, sports, and opinion.

In his role interning at KMUW, Evan hopes to explore local news coverage in business and education. Evan has a passion for in-depth reporting, and aspires to have a career in reporting after he finishes school.

When he’s not at work, Evan enjoys following his favorite sports teams: the Green Bay Packers, the Kansas City Royals, and Wichita State Shocker basketball.

Ways to Connect

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Project Wichita is asking Wichitans what initiatives they’d like to see the city focus on through a set of new surveys.

The second part of the listening phase is designed to dive deeper into community-related topics that were assessed from the first batch of results.

Ascha Lee / KMUW

The 13th annual Symphony in the Flint Hills event will take place Saturday in Butler County.

The one-day event is organized to educate people about the importance of appreciating and protecting the tallgrass prairie landscape. About 7,000 guests attend each year to enjoy barbecue, art and educational sessions throughout the afternoon before the concert. The Kansas City Symphony performs at sunset.

This year’s event will be held at Rosalia Ranch, about 15 miles east of El Dorado. It also was the site of the 2014 symphony.