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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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Health
7:51 am
Tue February 19, 2013

WSU Professor Seeks Parkinson's Prevention

Dr. Kandatege Wimalesena works in his lab at Wichita State University.
Credit Milt Radford

At least 50,000 people in America are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease each year and that number is expected to increase as the population ages.

Parkinson's disease is a neurological disorder caused by the death of dopamine producing cells in the brain. The symptoms include impaired movement, rigid muscles and impaired posture.

Wichita State University biochemistry professor Kandatege Wimalesena is leading a research effort to find some answers.

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Education
6:55 am
Mon February 11, 2013

WSU Wants To Bring Community Into Strategic Planning Process

Wichita State University and the Wichita skyline.
Credit Courtesy / Wichita State University

KMUW's Milt Radford interviewing WSU's Dr. Cindy Claycomb about the strategic planning process.

Under new President Dr. John Bardo, Wichita State University is under going a large strategic planning initiative.

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Education
2:14 pm
Thu January 31, 2013

2 Kansas High School Seniors Win $52,000 WSU Scholarships

Reegan Innes, left, and Amanda Johnson are winners of the 2013 Harry Gore Memorial Scholarships. They will each receive $52,000 to attend Wichita State.
Credit Wichita State University

Kansas high school students Amanda Johnson and Reegan Innes have won Wichita State University's Harry Gore Memorial Scholarships.

Innes and Johnson will receive $13,000 a year for four years to attend Wichita State.

The scholarships, awarded annually, recognize leadership and academic skills and are two of the largest undergraduate scholarships in Kansas.


Amanda Johnson

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Government
5:59 am
Thu January 31, 2013

Community Survey Will Gauge Priorities, Your Willingness To Pay For Them

Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer speaking to the media Wednesday at City Hall.
Credit Briana O'Higgins

The City of Wichita and Sedgwick County Wednesday unveiled a new plan to help establish the communities priorities for public investments

Kansas state law requires communities have a plan for public spending on infrastructure and facilities to guide elected officials. The plan is called "Community Investments Plan... A Framework For The Future" and will begin with a survey created by Wichita State University. The survey will be mailed this week to a random sample of 25,000 registered voters in Sedgwick County.

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Education
11:47 am
Tue January 29, 2013

Nearly 74 Percent Of WSU Grads Get Jobs In Kansas

Wilner Hall on the WSU campus.
Credit Wichita State University

Among the state’s public universities, Wichita State graduates are most likely to get a job and stay in Kansas.

According to a study from the Kansas Board of Regents, 73.6 percent of WSU graduates between 2007 and 2009 got a job in Kansas within a year of graduation.

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Education
12:49 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

Kansas Regents Approve Room And Board Increases

Students at the state's six universities will pay more for room and board next year.

The Kansas Board of Regents approved rate increases for all six state schools Wednesday.

Wichita State students will see 3.5% increase in their room and board.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports that increases are needed to cover rising operating expenses and to continue making facilities improvements.

Emporia State students will see the highest increase--3.7 percent--and Fort Hays State students will only pay a little over 1% more for room and board.

Education
11:30 am
Tue December 11, 2012

Wichita East Senior Wins WSU's $44,000 Barton Scholarship

Kiah Danielle Duggins and Doug Hensler, dean of the W. Frank Barton School of Business at Wichita State.
Credit Wichita State University

Kiah Danielle Duggins, an International Baccalaureate senior at Wichita High School East, is the winner of Wichita State University's 2013-2014 Clay Barton Scholarship in Business. Duggins will receive $11,000 a year for four years to attend WSU.

The $44,000 Barton Scholarship is the biggest business scholarship in the state.

Duggins plans to major in international business and Spanish, and minor in political science at WSU.

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Wichita State University
6:38 am
Wed December 5, 2012

WSU Professor's Work May Help Slow The Spread Of Cancer

Dr. Moriah Beck in her lab on the Wichita State University campus.
Credit Briana O'Higgins / KMUW

Some people might not think of Wichita State University as a medical research institution, but one assistant chemistry professor is researching how cancer cells spread throughout the body and hopes that one day her work will help slow metastasis.

Dr. Moriah Beck hasn't been on the Wichita State campus for very long, but since her arrival last year from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill she has been growing her student research team and setting up a lab to continue her innovative cancer research.

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News
5:24 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Top Morning News 11.05.12

Advance voting in Kansas ends Monday at noon; The Wichita School Board will consider a contract that would end busing; Announcement about disability services waiting list expected.

Advance Voting Ends Today, Election Day Is Tomorrow

In Sedgwick County, advance voting in person ends at noon Monday at the election office.

Tuesday - General Election Day - the polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Every voter must now show a photo ID when voting. Advance ballots must be in the Election Office by 7 p.m. tomorrow.

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