The Kansas Science Olympiad takes place in Wichita Saturday. Students from 30 middle and high schools across the state will compete in events like bridge building, thermodynamics and robotics.
Wichita State University has hosted the Olympiad for 26 years.
After more than three months on the job, Dr. John Bardo was formally inaugurated Friday as the 13th president of Wichita State University.
Bardo gave his inaugural address to a crowd of faculty, staff, students, state officials and community members– including former WSU President Don Beggs and Gov. Sam Brownback.
He said it is more clear to him than ever that the fortunes of Wichita State and those of the greater Wichita area are linked.
On July 1, John Bardo became the 13th president of Wichita State University.
He previously served as the chancellor of West Carolina University for 16 years.
KMUW's Carla Eckels talks with President Bardo about his ties to WSU and formulating a strategic plan for the future.
A farewell reception for Wichita State University President and First Lady, Don and Shirley Beggs was held Thursday on campus.
A room in Koch Arena was filled with well-wishers, faculty and staff wearing black and gold, the Wu Shock, cheerleaders, all wanting to express their appreciation for the Beggs.
For 13 and a half years, the couple tirelessly supported WSU.
Bobby Gandu was a student during their tenure and is now WSU’s Director of Admissions. He says the Beggs are going out with style, grace and a lot of respect and pride for the institution.