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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.

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It's been nearly a decade since Wichita State University acquired the 100-box collection of famed photographer, writer and director Gordon Parks.

His son David Parks visited KMUW last week and says he's pleased that researchers are delving into his dad's work.

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The employment forecast for the Wichita area shows little to no job growth in 2018.

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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.

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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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