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One of the original Freedom Riders who was attacked in the 1961 bus bombing will speak in Wichita Tuesday as part of Wichita State University's Black History Month Celebration at Southeast High School.


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The Art That Touches Your Heart Foundation and Wichita State University's Office of Diversity and Inclusion will host a black art show on campus Friday night and Saturday. Among the artists participating is former WSU basketball star Mohamed Sharif-- then known as Kelly Pete. KMUW's Carla Eckels spoke to Sharif about his art collection and his fond memories of his Shocker basketball days in the '60s.

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Via Christi is partnering with the city of Wichita to host a day of free health care services on April 8.

The event will take place in Fairmount Park and will offer a number of services, such as medical care and testing; dental, vision, and hearing screenings; and foot care for diabetics. All care will be free, and is available for adults and children.

Speaking at the mayor’s briefing Thursday, Peg Tichacek, Via Christi’s Chief Mission Integration Officer, said she has invited hundreds of health care professionals to volunteer.

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Wichita State's efforts to renovate and expand Koch Arena is nearing its fundraising goal.

The university foundation and athletic department said in a statement Thursday they have raised nearly three-quarters of the $12 million need for the project.

A recent pledge from Wichita-based Equity Bank brought the fundraising total to $8.8 million. The project would include construction of a student center, a conditioning center, training room and student lounge.

WSU Students And Faculty Protest Campus Carry Law

Feb 7, 2017
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Students and staff against a law allowing guns on college campuses held a demonstration on the Wichita State University campus Tuesday.

A small group gathered near the Rhatigan Student Center to speak out against guns on campus. The rally was called "Carry Minds, Not Guns."

Organizers spoke of the need to contact lawmakers, emphasizing that there is power in numbers. Freshman Ian Englebright says he thinks legislators in favor of the law are creating more problems than solutions.

WSU Students Rally In Response To Trump Immigration Order

Jan 31, 2017
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Dozens of people gathered at Wichita State University Tuesday to show support for Muslim, international and refugee students. Many held signs condemning President Donald Trump's executive order that temporarily bans nationals of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the U.S. 

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Wichita State University is offering a message of support to its international students and employees following the president’s executive order on immigration.

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Wichita State University is developing a new technology that may affordably produce fuel-grade ammonia using only air and water as ingredients.

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Wichita State University is planning to move the original Pizza Hut building on campus to the new Innovation Campus. KMUW's Abigail Beckman reports the 500-square foot building will be turned into a museum.

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More than two dozen Wichita-area companies are looking to hire cybersecurity experts. The problem is there are not enough trained workers to fill the openings.

KMUW’s Deborah Shaar reports on how Wichita State University is trying to fill the void.

Wichita State’s College of Engineering is adding new undergraduate and graduate programs in cybersecurity.

Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) Department Chair and Professor John Watkins says students will learn about computer networks and infrastructure so they know how those systems can be exploited.

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