Wichita State University

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City and county leaders and law enforcement officials on Friday unveiled the new joint Law Enforcement Training Center on Wichita State University’s Innovation Campus.

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Students at most state universities in Kansas will pay more to live on-campus than if they were to rent an off-campus apartment, according to an analysis by KMUW.

The analysis is based on new room and board rates unanimously approved recently by the Kansas Board of Regents. Pittsburg State University received the smallest increase — less than 1 percent for a dorm room shared by two students — while Wichita State University saw the largest increase at just less than 3 percent.


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Wichita State University will hold its fall commencement on Sunday at Koch Arena, the university said in a news release. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m.

Lee Pelton, a 1973 WSU graduate, will receive an honorary doctorate during Sunday’s commencement. Pelton is president of Emerson College in Boston.

He was nominated for the honor by WSU President John Bardo.

Sunday’s ceremony will be available via webcast. Go to wichita.edu for more details.



Thousands of volleyball fans are watching Wichita State University this weekend as they host the first and second rounds of the NCAA championship.

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Students rallied on Kansas university campuses on Wednesday as part of a day of demonstrations nationwide against Republican tax reform efforts that could make higher education more expensive.

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Enrollment is up at Wichita State University’s College of Education -- a welcome sign in the face of Kansas' teacher shortage.

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One of the greatest needs for residents in Wichita’s Fairmount neighborhood is jobs, according to the second part of an extensive door-to-door survey that Wichita State University conducted in the area earlier this year.

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Wichita Area Technical College announced Wednesday that it will officially become Wichita State University’s Campus of Applied Sciences and Technology.

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The Kansas Board of Regents is meeting today at Wichita State University. It's the first time the board is meeting at WSU in two years.

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Wichita State University will continue to offer a college-prep program for middle school students in the Wichita school district for at least seven more years.

WSU received grants worth $9.8 million for the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP).

About 1,850 7th-grade students at nine middle schools will receive support throughout middle and high school, and into their first year of college.