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Tat Hidano still gets the usual questions when he’s overseas recruiting international students to Wichita State University. The big one: Where is Wichita?

But lately Hidano has been hearing another question: Will I be safe in the United States?

“The questions about safety in the United States have been dominant,” Hidano said. He says his job has begun to feel less like recruiting and more like diplomacy.

Public universities in Kansas are proposing tuition hikes significantly lower than some of the larger increases seen in recent years. The schools presented the plans to the Kansas Board of Regents this week.

The increases in tuition and fees for in-state, undergraduate students range from 1.2 percent at Kansas State University to 3 percent at the University of Kansas.

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Wichita State University on Wednesday announced it has received the largest, single cash gift in the history.

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The new Pizza Hut museum officially opens Monday on Wichita State University’s Innovation Campus.

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Spirit AeroSystems will have a presence on Wichita State University’s Innovation Campus as part of a collaboration announced Thursday between the school and the state’s largest employer.

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WSU Tech saw its enrollment jump 17 percent in the last year.

This is the fourth semester that WSU Tech (formerly known as Wichita Area Technical College) saw a strong increase in enrollment. That's based on an internal census done by the technical college looking at spring semester enrollment.

“I was pleasantly surprised," said Andy McFayden, WSU Tech's executive director of marketing and community outreach.

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The 7th annual Art That Touches Your Heart event takes place Friday and Saturday on the Wichita State University campus. The event highlights black art and culture in Wichita and from around the globe.

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Wichita State University President John Bardo was on Capitol Hill Monday morning advocating for further federal investment in STEM higher education.

Speaking before Congress' Research and Technology subcommittee, Bardo highlighted WSU's Innovation Campus and its focus on research and development aimed at the region's needs. WSU's apprenticeship program was also emphasized.

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The Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Wichita State University will be holding a Lunar New Year celebration on campus this Thursday.

Quang Nguyen, the marketing specialist for WSU's Office of Diversity and Inclusion, says several Asian cultures use feasts and festivities to celebrate the Lunar New Year, as well as bring in luck for the upcoming year.

“A few days before, we generally clean up the house," Nguyen says, "that way we can push away the old spirits and welcome the new spirits into the house.”

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Three students were awarded Wichita State University’s Harry Gore Memorial Scholarships, one of the largest undergraduate scholarships in Kansas.

Kevin Dao, Sydney Wyatt and Jillian Newfield were selected Thursday from more than 600 students who participated in the Distinguished Scholarship Invitation. Each Gore Scholar will receive $16,000 a year for four years, totaling $64,000.

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