This story originally aired during Morning Edition on 05/04/2014.
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.
Ron Barnhart owns a well groomed, one story home in west Wichita.
The WSU baseball team has been penalized by the NCAA for failing to monitor the activities of a former administrative assistant who allowed players to buy apparel and accessories at a team discount. KMUW's Aileen LeBlanc reports...
A date has been set for a benefit to help aid the children of Letitia "Tish" Davis. It will take place at Kirby's Beer Store on Sunday, December 7. The event will include a live auction, bands, food trucks and more.
(AP) A man accused of raping and setting a Kansas woman on fire at a Wichita park was charged Wednesday in the death of the mother of four.
Students, faculty and members of the Wichita community attended a safety forum held at Wichita State University on Tuesday. A panel of representatives from the Wichita and WSU Police Departments answered questions and provided on and off-campus safety information in response to an attack near campus last week. KMUW’s Abigail Wilson has more…
Wichita State University announced a significant donation on Thursday morning that will be used for their proposed Innovation Campus, a massive expansion that is slated to be built over Braeburn Golf Course.
The Sam and Rie Bloomfield Foundation’s gift of $2.5 million will help create the first endowed chair for Innovation Campus.
The Sam Bloomfield Chair in Innovation Engineering is meant to help technology grow in the local and regional economies.
On October 2, 1970, a plane carrying the Wichita State football team crashed in Colorado. The plane hit the side of a mountain and 31 people were killed. Rick Stephens, one of the survivors, rode his bike from Cessna Stadium on the WSU campus to the site of the crash to mark the 44th anniversary of the tragedy. KMUW’s Abigail Wilson has more…
Rick Stephens played right tackle for the Wichita State University football team. He was number 72. He was 22 years old and a six-foot-tw0, 220 pound senior.
Next week, the Kansas Board of Regents will examine the results of general education assessments, which evaluate communication, critical thinking and problem solving skills of current and former students throughout its system. This is the first time that state-supported universities, community colleges and technical schools have been required to provide these numbers to the board. This data has the potential to affect new state funding for these institutions.
Wichita State University outlined a plan on Friday to bring private companies onto campus for the sake of innovation. The presentation, which was held on campus, included designs for a number of new buildings.
The fairways of Braeburn Golf Course on Wichita State’s campus will soon have a far different look. The links will be the site of Innovation Campus, a 20-year expansion that will include more than a dozen new buildings.
After over a year of construction, the new housing complex on the campus of Wichita State University has opened. A dedication was held Thursday afternoon.
Students, parents, faculty and staff shuffled through the new dorm rooms at Wichita State University in a sea of black and gold. Dubbed Shocker Hall, the five-story building will house 784 people, with apartments going for as much as $4,000 a semester.
In a dedication outside, Wichita State President John Bardo said the building is a sign of things to come.