Wichita State University

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Fall enrollment numbers were released Friday for regents universities and colleges, and they show a mixed picture at schools across the state. Overall enrollment is down in Kansas, but Wichita State University is one of the schools seeing an increase in students.

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The highlights of a recent survey of residents in Wichitas historic Fairmount neighborhood were presented Thursday at Fairmount Park. The organizer of the study says the results surprised him--in a good way.

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Wichita State University has appointed a law enforcement veteran to serve as its interim police chief.

Robert Hinshaw will begin the job on Monday. His 33-year career in law enforcement includes four years as Sedgwick County Sheriff.

Hinshaw will lead the 47-person university police department during a search for a permanent chief.

The current police chief, Sara Morris, is retiring.

Hinshaw is an Administration of Justice graduate of Wichita State and holds a masters in Business Law from Friends University. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy.

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The commissioner of the American Athletic Conference says the organization isn’t taking a stand on the recent “Take a Knee” protests in the NFL.

Mike Aresco says the conference is leaving it up to the 13 individual member schools how to deal with potential protests by student athletes.

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Wichita State University has changed its policy on beer sales to align with other universities in the American Athletic Conference.

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Crews moved the original Pizza Hut building Monday morning from the southern end of Wichita State University to its new home on Innovation Campus.


The original building where two Wichita brothers launched Pizza Hut is moving to a new location on the Wichita State University campus.

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The W. Frank Barton School of Business at Wichita State University announced Tuesday a newly formed Institute for the Study of Economic Growth. The school received a $3.6 million gift of support from the Charles Koch Foundation.

Barton School Dean Anand Desai says students will be the greatest beneficiaries of this grant. He says the institute will help attract and retain outstanding faculty and increase the value of business and economics education at Wichita State.

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Wichita State University and Wichita Area Technical College on Thursday celebrated their new shared space in Old Town.


A 2015 survey found that 1 in 3 Wichita State University students has admitted to skipping a meal because they couldn’t afford to buy food. Now, the school is expanding its free food pantry in order to serve more students.