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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.

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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

As Wichita State looks ahead to the future, our job is to focus on moving forward together. We are resilient, and we are strong. 

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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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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 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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