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Wichita State University held a "celebration of life" Thursday for former President John Bardo.

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Wichita State University President John Bardo, who transformed the school with the development of the Innovation Campus, has died.

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The discussion of higher education in Kansas often focuses on expanding technical and STEM education. Less attention has been paid to liberal arts, which has seen majors cut and enrollment fall across the country.

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Wichita State University will expand its merchandise offering with the addition of a 2,800-square-foot retail location.

Shocker Store, formerly the University Bookstore, is opening a second location in late September on the university’s Innovation Campus.

The store will be located at Braeburn Square, a 20-acre mixed-use retail development near the intersection of 21st Street and Oliver on what was formerly Braeburn Golf Course.

Shocker Store is the second tenant, after Starbucks, to commit to Braeburn Square.

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Wichita State University on Wednesday announced it has received the largest, single cash gift in the history.

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The new Pizza Hut museum officially opens Monday on Wichita State University’s Innovation Campus.

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The Greater Wichita YMCA announced two $1 million gifts that will help bring a YMCA to Wichita State University.

Steve and Becky Clark, along with Ken and Jan Shannon, have committed funding for the project on WSU’s Innovation Campus, the YMCA said Tuesday in a news release.

Steve Clark, a WSU graduate, is chairman of Clark Investment Group. The Shannons, both WSU alumni, own Metal-Fab, a Wichita manufacturing company.

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City and county leaders and law enforcement officials on Friday unveiled the new joint Law Enforcement Training Center on Wichita State University’s Innovation Campus.

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The Kansas Board of Regents is meeting today at Wichita State University. It's the first time the board is meeting at WSU in two years.

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The W. Frank Barton School of Business at Wichita State University announced Tuesday a newly formed Institute for the Study of Economic Growth. The school received a $3.6 million gift of support from the Charles Koch Foundation.

Barton School Dean Anand Desai says students will be the greatest beneficiaries of this grant. He says the institute will help attract and retain outstanding faculty and increase the value of business and economics education at Wichita State.

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