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Next year, the Public History Program at Wichita State University will officially become the Local and Community History Program.

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UPDATE: WSU officials confirm that the Sedgwick County Coroner preliminary results find that the death  was a suicide.

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Officials say a female student was found dead in her room on the Wichita State University campus.

According to university spokesman Joe Kleinsasser, the student was found Monday evening and no foul play is suspected. The student's identity has not been released pending notification of her family.

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An annual ceremony of remembrance was held at Wichita State University this morning in honor of the 31 WSU football players, administrators and supporters who died in a plane crash in 1970 in the Rocky Mountains.

More than 100 people paid their respects at the ceremony held at the permanent memorial on the university’s campus. Many in attendance wore gold and black, Wichita State University’s colors.

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This morning at 9 a.m., Wichita State University will hold a remembrance ceremony to honor the 31 WSU football players, administrators, and school supporters who died in a plane crash in the Rocky Mountains in 1970.

KMUW's Abigail Wilson recently finished a documentary on how friends, family members, and survivors of the crash are faring, all these years later.

Abigail sat down with our Morning Edition host Kate Clause to talk about her project.

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Wichita State University is focusing on the I-35 corridor for its next recruitment strategy.

WSU is offering reduced out-of-state tuition rates for Texas and Oklahoma residents--the same break it currently gives those from neighboring states like Missouri. Students who attend Wichita State from those states will pay one-and-a-half times the in-state tuition costs.

WSU Senior Vice President and Provost Tony Vizzini says recruiting along the Interstate 35 corridor makes sense.

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An official report shows enrollment at Wichita State University has dipped this semester.

The report from the Kansas Board of Regents shows 14,495 students are enrolled at Wichita State for the fall, a decrease of about 500 students, or 3.4 percent, compared to last year.

Tony Vizzini, WSU Provost and Senior Vice President says enrollment will always be a priority.

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Representatives from the City of Wichita and Wichita State University met for a brief ceremony today to raise the Wichita flag on the university’s campus. KMUW’s Abigail Wilson reports that despite the flag's nearly 80-year existence, this is the first time it has been flown at WSU.

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Numbers from a census taken on the 20th day of classes at Wichita State University show a decrease in enrollment and credit hours students are taking this semester.

Preliminary reports filed Monday compare this year's enrollment and credit hours taken by students to those of last year. This semester, enrollment at WSU decreased by close to 500 students, or about 3.3 percent. Students are also taking 2.3 percent fewer credit hours overall.

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Wichita State University says it will add four more police officers as it continues to work on multiple fronts to ensure a safe campus.

University Police Chief Sara Morris said in a news release Monday the university recognizes that several recent incidents have raised concerns about campus safety. She says the crime rate is low, but no crime is acceptable.

The four new officers will be in addition to the 28 already employed, and will be hired under an expedited search process.

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The Wichita State University police department is increasing nighttime patrols in response to recent crimes on campus.

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