Wichita State University

Education
7:11 am
Fri April 26, 2013

WSU Unveils New Plan For Its Future

Wilner Auditorium on the WSU campus.
Credit Courtesy / Wichita State University

After nearly eight months of meetings with staff, students and community members, Wichita State University has developed a new plan that will be used to shape the future of the university.

On September 5, 2012, WSU President John Bardo kicked off a campus and community-wide strategic planning process. He appointed a steering committee made up of WSU personnel, community and business leaders, plus others with a stake in the future of WSU and the region.

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Sports
6:00 am
Fri April 5, 2013

WSU Shockers: 'Watch Us Believe'

Gregg Marshall and Carl Hall in Los Angeles, Calif., March 28 - 30.
Jeff Tuttle Wichita State University

Wichita State Athletic Director Eric Sexton sits in his spacious office on the second floor of Koch Arena on the Tuesday after he watched the Wichita State men's basketball team earn its first trip to the Final Four in 48 years. But while he's clearly happy about the achievement, he also makes sure to mention that this is a place that Shocker basketball has been before.

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9:19 pm
Sat March 30, 2013

Shockers Upset Ohio State, Advance To Final Four

Lead in text: 
Malcolm Armstead scored 14 points, Fred Van Vleet made a big basket with 1 minute left, and ninth-seeded Wichita State earned its first trip to the Final Four since 1965 with a 70-66 victory over Ohio State on Saturday.
Wichita State forward Cleanthony Early (11) and forward Carl Hall (22) and guard Fred Van Vleet (23) celebrate after winning the West Region final Saturday in Los Angeles. The Shockers are the first Missouri Valley Conference team to reach the Final Four since 1979.
Men's Basketball
8:48 am
Fri March 29, 2013

WSU Not Satisfied With Elite 8

Shockers are one win away from a place the program hasn't been since 1965.
Credit Jeff Tuttle / Wichita State University

Malcolm Armstead and his Wichita State teammates told each other they could be a Final Four team last summer.

Now the Shockers are one win away from a place the program hasn't been since 1965.

They rolled past La Salle 72-58 in the West Regional semifinals on Thursday night. Next up is No. 2 seed Ohio State in Saturday's regional final.

"It's a big game and I am feeling another upset," reserve guard Nick Wiggins said. "We belong here."

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10:39 pm
Sat March 23, 2013

Shockers Advance To Sweet Sixteen

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The Shockers advance to the Sweet 16 for the first time since 2006, while Gonzaga becomes the first top seed to be eliminated.
  • Source: Go
  • | Via: ESPN
SALT LAKE CITY -- Gonzaga's gone. Cleanthony Early and Ron Baker scored 16 points apiece and Wichita State hit a season-high 14 3-pointers, including seven straight late, to knock the top-ranked and No. 1 seeded Bulldogs out of the NCAA tournament 76-70 on Saturday.
Commentary
5:00 am
Wed March 20, 2013

Art: Small Pleasures

Levente Sulyok stands in front of the installation of his "Small Pleasures"
Credit Madeline McCullough / Ulrich Museum of Art

The mural by Joan Miró titled “Bird People” makes the façade of the Ulrich Museum an icon of the city.

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Science
6:05 am
Mon March 11, 2013

Robotics Competition Draws Hundreds, Encourages STEM Education

Participant Levi Kelton shows off his entry to the WSU Mindstorms robotics competition.
Credit Milt Radford / KMUW

A group of students met Saturday at Wichita State University for the 13th annual Mindstorms Challenge, a Lego robotics competition. The challenge is designed to encourage students to study science, technology, engineering and math, while promoting teamwork.

The theme for the event was “The WuShock, an Unexpected Journey” with teams like The Bilbot Baggins of Andovershire.

“We started working the weekend they released the courses, which was mid-January, and we’ve been meeting at least a couple of times a week since then,” says Bob Elsburnd, a parent and team coach.

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News
5:33 am
Mon March 11, 2013

Top Morning News 3.11.2013

Kansas House will take a final vote to merge KDOT with KTA; Kansas lawmakers begin talks on a bill that allows corporate farming; Mindstorms challenge encourages STEM education.

Kan. House To Take Final Vote On Turnpike Measure

The Kansas House has given first-round approval to a limited merger between the Kansas Department of Transportation and the Kansas Turnpike Authority, which manages the state's 236-mile toll road.

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Weather
7:10 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Friday School Closings (UPDATED)

The snowy conditions outside KMUW Wednesday.
Credit Briana O'Higgins

  Updated: 5:32 AM

The snow is here, and more is expected. Many schools have canceled classes and activities.

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