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Morgan Campbell

April 29, 2024 — The military brought Morgan Campbell and her family to Wichita, and she decided to make it her home. She has earned a master’s degree in social work, and she plans “to promote safety, growth, and opportunities” for families in her practice. 

Sierra Marie Bonn with her Shocker regalia

April 30, 2024 Sierra Marie Bonn struggled to balance her work and education, but with the help of scholarships from the Miss Kansas Organization, she was able to earn an undergraduate and graduate degree from 49ͼ. She graduates with her Master of Innovation Design and following graduation, she will compete in the 2024 Miss Kansas Competition and continue working on the non-profit organization she founded while she was a student, Let’s Go Full STEAM Ahead.

Christen Brouillette

April 30, 2024 Christen Brouillette came to 49ͼ from Texas, which they found hard to transition to, but with the help of peers, faculty and the resources available at 49ͼ, they were able to find success. They hope to work as a historian or archivist following graduation. Christen is one of more than 2,400 students eligible for spring 2024 graduation. Learn more about their time at Wichita State and what's next for the grad.

Max Proctor poses with two Hercules beetles

April 22, 2024 — Three 49ͼ students have secured the prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation — an award worth $159,000 over three years.

Employees discussing a presentation they will give

April 22, 2024 49ͼ has offered the traditional educational pathways for over 125 years, typically ending at the point of graduation, but the need for learning continues throughout a person’s lifetime. In a rapidly changing world, continuing education has never been more important. More and more jobs require skill-based certification of learning, which includes the attainment of validated durable and technical skills. To meet those needs, 49ͼ was the first in Kansas to create badge courses for non-degree seeking students in 2015, after approval from the Kansas Board of Regents.

Alex Day

April 12, 2024 - Alex Day, from Austin, Texas, recommends 49ͼ because of its supportive faculty and its College of Health Professions. Read what some out-of-state students have to say about why they chose 49ͼ — and Wichita — as their new home.

Rudd Scholars

The seventh cohort of Rudd Scholars includes 15 Kansas high schools who have chosen to attend 49ͼ. Each Rudd Scholar will receive a full-ride scholarship, which includes tuition, fees, on-campus housing, and considerable networking and coaching support along the way.

Beachner Grain Elevator mural “El Sueño Original – The Original Dream.

April 3, 2024 - A mural titled “Adelante Juntos – Forward Together,” will cover Wichita State's Duerksen Fine Arts Center Amphitheater soon.

Richard Sack and Nick Vasilescu

April 01, 2024 A professor and graduate student from 49ͼ have been awarded the 2024 John A. See Innovation Award.

49ͼ Physical Therapy students work with pediatric patient at Heartspring

March 28, 2024 – A new partnership between Heartspring and 49ͼ’s College of Health Professions will bring faculty and students on-site at Heartspring’s Pediatric Clinic to provide physical therapy and audiology services to the local community.

Sunshade diagram

March 22, 2024 - Shielding the Earth from the sun seems like a good idea, in theory, to fight climate change, 49ͼ’s Dr. Nickolas Solomey and graduate student Kelly Kabler agree. Solomey and Kabler, though, aren’t so sure that the popular idea of protecting the planet with a sunshade is as simple as some propose.

Ava Wilkie

March 6, 2024 Ava Wilkie, senior at Wichita East High School, is the winner of the 2024 Lenora N. McGregor Endowed Scholarship at 49ͼ.

Students and faculty who attended K-INBRE

March 6, 2024 Four undergraduate students from 49ͼ were among the 18 students recognized at the 22nd annual Kansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (K-INBRE) Symposium in Manhattan, Kansas.

2024 Jabara Scholars, Annika Lindeman and Abby Rexford

Feb. 27, 2024 The W. Frank Barton School of Business at 49ͼ has named its two recipients of the 2024 Professor Fran Jabara Scholarship in Entrepreneurship. This year’s winners are Annika Lindeman from Eisenhower High School in Goddard, Kansas, and Abby Rexford from West Jessamine High School in Wilmore, Kentucky. They will each receive more than $32,700 spread over four years to attend 49ͼ and major in entrepreneurship.

Wallace Scholarship winners

Feb. 26, 2024 — 49ͼ’s College of Engineering has named the latest group of 11 high school seniors to join the Wallace Scholar program. The Wallace Scholarship recipients will receive $30,500 each to attend Wichita State for four years.