David Garcia

News Intern

David is a student at Wichita State University studying Communication with an emphasis in Integrated Marketing Communication.

He has worked at WSU’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion as the marketing intern since September 2019, creating marketing materials and assisting in social media management. Upon graduation, David hopes to work in communications for nonprofit organizations.

David is a longtime listener to KMUW, thanks to his father constantly tuning in on the radio, and he is ecstatic to work as a News Intern. He hopes to develop new skills professionally and personally during his time with KMUW.

When he’s not working or studying, David likes listening to music and playing video games.

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Wichita Public Schools' Kids Eat Free program is now providing free breakfasts along with lunches to feed children while schools remain closed.

The program began last week and continues for the rest of the academic year. Children 18 years and younger can pick up meals to-go at 18 sites around Wichita.

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Wichita State University is extending spring break due to concerns over the coronavirus.

Students at WSU were scheduled to start spring break March 23. The university announced Thursday that all in-person academic instruction will be canceled next week, beginning Monday.

All activities related to in-person classes — such as assignments, presentations and lab work — will be suspended for the week.

Hybrid classes — which meet in-person and online — will shift to online only classes. Fully online classes, however, will continue next week.

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Textron Aviation announced a new apprenticeship program Tuesday.

WSU Tech, Textron and the International Association of Machinist and Aerospace workers partnered for the training program.

The Delano District will host its 14th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade on Saturday.

More than 100 local businesses, groups, organizations and community members will participate in the parade, which starts at noon at Douglas and McLean.

Shops, restaurants and pubs on Douglas will also host events on the day of the parade. Events include:

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The Orpheum Theatre will host the premiere of the documentary film "God Save the Wings" on Saturday.

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Local gamers are ready to compete this weekend as Wichita State University hosts the 2020 Wichita Esports Convention.

Esports is a form of sporting competition through video games. The competitive gaming industry has seen rapid growth in the Midwest and the United States.

WSU is one of more than 150 universities with a varsity esports program recognized by the National Association of Collegiate eSports.