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In keeping with the spirit of openness and transparency, we've created this Trending Topics page to outline some of the most crucial topics facing the WSU community.

 
Coronavirus

Wichita State COVID-19 information

Wichita State University’s Business Continuity Pandemic Team is meeting and communicating continuously with state and local health care agencies about COVID-19 to assure that the university is prepared.
 
 

Trending topics

Sculpture

The last few nights have clearly demonstrated the continued unrest and heartfelt anger over the many injustices placed upon men and women in the African American community. All of this comes at the same time when clear health disparities of our nation – especially for the African American population – have hit hard and with devastating results.

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Cessna Stadium

On April 15, Wichita State University asked the Kansas Board of Regents for permission to demolish Cessna Stadium’s stands and the request was approved 9-0. The track will remain. Permission of KBOR is always a first step that must be taken in major changes to university facilities. There is no current start date for this project.

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Aerial view of campus

From President Jay Golden: Together with Wichita State University’s Office of International Education, I’m encouraged at the federal government’s decision to rescind last week’s Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) guidelines regarding international students and the requirement to participate in hybrid or in-person courses in order to remain in the U.S. As a result of this rescission, the guidance issued by SEVP on March 9, 2020, and March 13, 2020, will be extended for the fall 2020 semester.

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WSU Tech Commencement

Statement from WSU and WSU Tech regarding WSU Tech's 2020 virtual commencement.

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Security Incident

Information about the December 2019 security incident.

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Wichita State in Mexico

Wichita State, WSU Tech and Chihuahua, Mexico, are in discussions about a partnership that could include programs located in Mexico.

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Wichita State's new president

On Oct. 31, the Kansas Board of Regents named Jay Golden as the 14th president of Wichita State University. Golden, the former vice chancellor at East Carolina University, is a leading researcher in environmental sustainability and an advocate for applied learning and economic development.

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The new business building

Design for Woolsey Hall, the new building to house the Barton School of Business, is under way. Researchers from a selected architectural team were on campus in October to become more familiar with the current Barton School of Business facilities, observe how students, faculty and staff move through campus, and learn about the types of spaces that most resonate with our community.

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Public-private partnerships

Public-private partnerships, known as "P3s," are a well-established method for universities needing to secure alternative funding, and they are not new to higher education nor to Kansas. P3s are all around us, in research collaborations, bond financing, tax incentives and investments.

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Extending education to the military

A new partnership between Wichita State University and McConnell Air Force Base will provide military personnel the opportunity to work toward their bachelor's degree while on base. Those with a military ID can take courses toward seven undergraduate degrees. Each military student has the option to utilize the Tuition Assistance program offered by McConnell's Education Office.

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WSU Tech affiliation

Starting fall 2018, students were able to take advantage of the new affiliation between Wichita State University and WSU Tech – formerly known as Wichita Area Technical College.

While the two remain separate degree-granting institutions, the formalized affiliation now allows for more collaborative possibilities, as well as increased availability and quality of opportunities for students, while directly meeting the core workforce needs of the state.

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