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Wichita State University will hold its fall commencement on Sunday at Koch Arena, the university said in a news release. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m.

Lee Pelton, a 1973 WSU graduate, will receive an honorary doctorate during Sunday’s commencement. Pelton is president of Emerson College in Boston.

He was nominated for the honor by WSU President John Bardo.

Sunday’s ceremony will be available via webcast. Go to wichita.edu for more details.

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Students rallied on Kansas university campuses on Wednesday as part of a day of demonstrations nationwide against Republican tax reform efforts that could make higher education more expensive.


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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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Wichita State University has changed its policy on beer sales to align with other universities in the American Athletic Conference.

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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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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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Sedgwick County Commissioners are putting off a decision on a new law enforcement training center for at least another week.

The commissioners want to hold a special meeting with the City of Wichita to go over the broader issue of public safety partnerships before they decide on a proposal for a new law enforcement training center.

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Wichita State University received an initial approval to build its first parking garage on the main campus.

The Kansas Board of Regents approved the proposal at its meeting on Wednesday.

WSU wants to build a multi-level parking garage south of the Rhatigan Student Center that could hold up to 400 or more vehicles. It is part of its plan to increase enrollment at the university and to encourage a more live-on campus.

Faculty, staff, students and visitors have complained that there is a lack of adequate parking near the central part of campus.

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Update:

A Wichita State University student was killed in a terrorist attack at a mosque on Friday in Saudi Arabia, his home country. KMUW’s Abigail Wilson reports…

A suicide bomber blew himself up in the parking lot of a Shiite mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia during Friday prayers, killing four people in the second such attack in two weeks.

Wichita State University has confirmed that Abduljaleel Alarbash, a student studying electrical engineering, is among the four dead.

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Final demolition of Wichita State University’s Wheatshocker Apartments started Monday morning. As KMUW’s Sean Sandefur reports, the six-story building along 17th street has housed students for decades.

    

The Wheatshocker Apartments have seen wave after wave of students since 1965. On Monday, a wrecking ball chipped away section after section. Big chunks collapsed in clouds of dust and flying concrete.

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