Audrey Korte

News Intern

Audrey is a News Lab Intern at KMUW and an adult learner at Wichita State University. She plans to graduate with a bachelor’s in Communication in May.

Audrey also works as a reporter for The Sunflower. She previously interned at KWCH Channel 12 News.

Audrey comes to KMUW after spending 13 years battling the effects of chronic Lyme disease. She’s excited to be on her feet now and finally finishing her degree.

A native Kansan, Audrey grew up mostly in New England. She moved to Wichita from Newport, Rhode Island, two years ago and immediately enrolled at WSU to finish her degree.

She previously studied at The University of Kansas and Columbia University.

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Wichita State University has been awarded $4.2 million from the U.S. Department of Education to implement GEAR UP in Haysville.

The GEAR UP program will provide sixth and seventh graders college prep services at Haysville and Haysville West middle schools. The program follows sixth and seventh graders through high school and will directly affect the classes of 2024 and 2025.

Former Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson and his wife have created a scholarship at Wichita State University to help immigrant students.

Sedgwick County Sheriff

There will be an increased law enforcement presence on K-15 beginning today.

The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office said it will crack down on traffic violations over the next two weeks as part of a safety campaign to reduce the number of accidents.

“What we’re trying to do with this is what we keep trying to do with these initiatives and that is reduce the number of fatalities in Sedgwick County,” Sedgwick County Sheriff's Lt. Tim Myers said.

riseupforyouth.org

Rise Up For Youth will receive $125,000 from a national philanthropic group.

The high school mentoring program in Wichita helps students escape generational poverty.

Mentors focus on academic achievement and building students' self-esteem and character. Students are encouraged to lead their peers while being accountable for the decisions they make.