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754 awarded at spring graduation

754 awarded at spring graduation

Alyssa Mitchell, Mica Victorian, and Jared

May 11, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

A lively buzz filled the air as 754 graduates walked across the stage and into their futures May 11 in Kay Yeager Coliseum. Graduates were accompanied by faculty, staff, family and friends for their big day. DATE | May 11, 2019 LOCATION | Kay Yeager Coliseum SPEAKER | Tarkan Maner, M...

Over 100 students attend the senior Campus Walk

Over 100 students attend the senior Campus Walk

Alyssa Mitchell and Taylor Anderson

May 3, 2019


Filed under Campus, Featured, News

With over 100 graduating seniors in attendance, the Clark Student Center Atrium was packed May 3 from 3-5 p.m. The Campus Walk that usually takes place outdoors was moved inside the due to the rainy weather. This fairly new tradition was started in May 2018 allows students to remember their time on...

Housing department keeps students safe through all natural disasters

Housing department keeps students safe through all natural disasters

Taylor Anderson, Reporter

May 3, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

The housing department has planned detailed procedures for severe weather for students living in dorm halls and on-campus apartments.Residence Life and Housing Director Kristi Schulte encourage students to review the preparations and procedures in the Residence Life Handbook. “All of our emergency...

Being involved on campus gives students memories, skills

Sky Barron, Reporter

May 2, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

 Whether it is joining an organization on campus, pledging for Greek life, or trying out for a position in the band, student involvement is what helps the students gain skill sets for future careers and make the college life a memorable experience. According to Keith Lamb, vice president of student affairs, rese...

Computer Science professor retires after 39 years

Elizabeth Mahan, Reporter

May 1, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

After 39 years of teaching, Richard Simpson, assistant professor of computer science, is ready to retire. To celebrate this and reminisce about memories together, about 10 students and 40 faculty members attended his retirement reception on April 29 in the Wichita Room of the Clark Student Center. At...

Students share tips for conquering finals week

Micah Wilson, Reporter

May 1, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

As the semester winds down, students are forced to step up. With finals just around the corner, all-nighters, espresso shots and Quizlet become a students best friend. As the clock winds down to roughly three days left, students have feelings of dread and anxiety. However, studying efficiently and utilizing...

Campus celebrates research by students and faculty

Campus celebrates research by students and faculty

Hunter Tyler and Taylor Anderson

April 30, 2019


Filed under Campus, Featured, News

Hundreds of students and faculty attended the Celebration of Scholarship in the Clark Student Center April 24-25 to support undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty presenting their research. The event, hosted by the graduate school and the undergraduate research office, allowed students...

Be aware of ocean pollution

The Wichitan

April 24, 2019


Filed under Op-Ed, Staff Editorial

OUR VIEW: The Wichitan staff believe that there are many things that can be done to help counteract the effects of pollution already acting on the planet made by humans. Recycling is a great way to help and reusing products is the best way to control the output of waste into our oceans. To show how...

Earth Day Fair brings the community together

Elizabeth Mahan, Reporter

April 23, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

On one side of the Clark Student Center Atrium, two birds flapped their wings at the nearest passerby. On the opposite side, representatives from Lake Arrowhead State Park informed students about prairie dogs. In the center, a sculpture made of items that can no longer be recycled on campus towered over...

Student-athletes prepare for Spring Athletic Banquet celebration

Micah Wilson, Reporter

April 23, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Day in and day out, the athletes on campus put in countless hours trying to perfect their craft. With both school and sports, student-athletes push both their bodies and minds. Officials will recognize their work and dedication at the Spring Athletic Banquet on April 24. All players are invited to...

Summer Employment Fair to be held April 24

Sky Barron, Reporter

April 23, 2019


Filed under Campus, News

Summer is approaching, which for a lot of students means transitioning back to having a job. For students seeking a summer job, the Career Management Center is hosting the Summer Employment Fair on April 24 in the Legacy Multipurpose Room from 3 to 4:30 p.m. This event will provide opportunities for st...

‘Pet Sematary’ a thrilling new adaptation of a classic

‘Pet Sematary’ a thrilling new adaptation of a classic

Peyton Alonzo, Reporter

April 22, 2019


Filed under A&E

The 2019 adaptation of the infamous Stephen King’s novel 'Pet Sematary,' brings a thrilling upgrade to the story. This version is refreshingly unpredictable but, does stray away from the original film and novel. The film follows the Creed family, Louis Creed (Jason Clarke) his wife, Rachel (Amy...

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