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Spirit Aerosystems

Spirit AeroSystems announced its plans to provide more than $570,000 of scholarship support to selected students at Wichita State University, the University of Kansas, and Kansas State University.

In all, Spirit is funding 18 scholarships across three universities. There are 12 scholarships available at Wichita State University and three each at KU and K-State. In addition, one scholarship will be earmarked for a student coming out of the Upward Bound Math Science program at Wichita State University.

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Wichita State University President John Bardo hosted a forum on diversity Thursday afternoon. In a campus-wide letter Bardo said the forum was “a chance to come together as a community in light of recent events at the University of Missouri” and controversy over the removal of pews in WSU’s Interfaith Chapel.

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Wichita State University is launching a new tuition discount for residents in the Tulsa and Oklahoma City areas. As KMUW’s Deborah Shaar reports, it’s the latest effort to increase enrollment.

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Next year, the Public History Program at Wichita State University will officially become the Local and Community History Program.

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UPDATE: WSU officials confirm that the Sedgwick County Coroner preliminary results find that the death  was a suicide.


Officials say a female student was found dead in her room on the Wichita State University campus.

According to university spokesman Joe Kleinsasser, the student was found Monday evening and no foul play is suspected. The student's identity has not been released pending notification of her family.

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An annual ceremony of remembrance was held at Wichita State University this morning in honor of the 31 WSU football players, administrators and supporters who died in a plane crash in 1970 in the Rocky Mountains.

More than 100 people paid their respects at the ceremony held at the permanent memorial on the university’s campus. Many in attendance wore gold and black, Wichita State University’s colors.

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This morning at 9 a.m., Wichita State University will hold a remembrance ceremony to honor the 31 WSU football players, administrators, and school supporters who died in a plane crash in the Rocky Mountains in 1970.

KMUW's Abigail Wilson recently finished a documentary on how friends, family members, and survivors of the crash are faring, all these years later.

Abigail sat down with our Morning Edition host Kate Clause to talk about her project.

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Wichita State University is focusing on the I-35 corridor for its next recruitment strategy.

WSU is offering reduced out-of-state tuition rates for Texas and Oklahoma residents--the same break it currently gives those from neighboring states like Missouri. Students who attend Wichita State from those states will pay one-and-a-half times the in-state tuition costs.

WSU Senior Vice President and Provost Tony Vizzini says recruiting along the Interstate 35 corridor makes sense.

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An official report shows enrollment at Wichita State University has dipped this semester.

The report from the Kansas Board of Regents shows 14,495 students are enrolled at Wichita State for the fall, a decrease of about 500 students, or 3.4 percent, compared to last year.

Tony Vizzini, WSU Provost and Senior Vice President says enrollment will always be a priority.

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Representatives from the City of Wichita and Wichita State University met for a brief ceremony today to raise the Wichita flag on the university’s campus. KMUW’s Abigail Wilson reports that despite the flag's nearly 80-year existence, this is the first time it has been flown at WSU.