An estate gift from the late Richard "Dick" Smith will fund $11 million in scholarships at Wichita State and the University of Kansas.
February 10, 2022 — A bequest from the estate of Richard "Dick" Smith will provide about $5.5 million each to Wichita State University and the University of Kansas to endow full-ride scholarships for students at each university.
February 8, 2022 — In the hot, humid mugginess of east Texas in August 2021, Crystal Dozier and a group of students made two exciting discoveries at the Box Springs archaeological site. Dozier, WSU assistant professor of anthropology, used magnetometry and ground penetrating radar to discover the precise location of an assumed mound.
Juan is smiling and standing in front of a chrome statue on campus.
February 7, 2022 — Four years ago, Juan Aguilar made a decision that is about to make his last two years in college a whole lot more affordable. In 2019, Aguilar — a first-generation student from Garden City, KS — applied for the Doris and Ralph Klose Scholarship, which covers tuition, books and fees for juniors and seniors who are studying math or science education at Wichita State University.
Ella Tucker, senior at Epic Charter Schools in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has been awarded $50,000 for the 2022 Wichita State University Clay Barton Scholarship.
February 4, 2022 — Ella Tucker, senior at Epic Charter Schools in Tulsa, Oklahoma, has been awarded the 2022 Wichita State University Clay Barton Scholarship. She will receive $12,500 a year for four years to attend Wichita State. The $50,000 Barton Scholarship is one of the largest business scholarships in Kansas.
The three winners stand with President Muma holding their certificates behind big WSU banner.
January 28, 2022 — Wichita State University has selected the 2022 recipients of the Harry Gore Memorial Scholarships. Each student will receive a $64,000 scholarship to attend WSU in fall 2022. Caden Carlson, Aurora High School in Aurora, Nebraska Brynna Mays, Topeka West High School Audrey Menzies, Piper High School in Kansas City, Kansas
Picture of Wichita State student Jackson Penner works at GoCreate on the Promise Bridge support project.
January 27, 2022 — The Promise Bridge is seen as a connection between Wichita State University’s Innovation Campus and the main campus. GoCreate, a Koch Collaborative, is strengthening that connection with its role in building the 300-foot-long pedestrian bridge that will span over a water feature south of the future Wayne and Kay Woolsey Hall. Woolsey Hall is the future home of the W. Frank Barton School of Business.
January 26, 2022 — Six Wichita State University teams were selected as semi-finalists in the university’s sixth annual Koch Innovation Challenge Angel Round on Dec. 3. Those six teams of Wichita State students advance to the Grand Champion competition in May. Each team is given $500 in investment capital to use for prototyping materials during the second semester, and each student is awarded a $1,000 Koch Innovation Challenge scholarship. A faculty innovation mentor will work with the teams as they pursue their big-idea venture.
A Wichita State student welds as part of a class project at GoCreate located on the Innovation Campus.
January 25, 2022 — Further expanding its presence as a diverse creative workspace at Wichita State University, GoCreate, a Koch collaborative, recently began offering free memberships to Wichita State students.
Picture of 14 students competing in Distinguished Scholarship Invitational.
January 24, 2022 — Wichita State University has selected the top 14 finalists in the annual Distinguished Scholarship Invitational (DSI):
Picture of Valeria Paunetto
January 24, 2022 — Valeria Paunetto, originally from Puerto Rico, won the Adelante Scholarship in 2021, which has helped her pursue a degree in social work at Wichita State. After a couple of weeks, Valeria received a call. She picked it up and learned that she had won a $20,000 Adelante Scholarship to attend Wichita State University. She is part of the first group at Wichita State University to receive the Adelante scholarship and wants to be an example to future candidates.