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Wesley Healthcare is opening a new urgent care center on the campus of Wichita State University in 2020.

Wichita State, the Greater Wichita YMCA and Wesley Healthcare announced their partnership on Thursday. Wesley Healthcare is investing $3 million in the new YMCA building being built on Wichita State's campus. The new building will house the Wesley Healthcare Urgent Care Center.

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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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About 30 volunteers spent Tuesday night preparing the gymnasium in Wichita's Robert D. Love Downtown YMCA to give away hundreds of coats to those in need. 

The volunteers sifted through coats and winter gear starting at 6 p.m on Tuesday. Joyce Dixson estimated they would be finished by 8 p.m. She said it's a large improvement compared to when she first volunteered nearly two decades ago.

"We went until 10 o'clock," Dixson said. "And that's because we didn't know what we were doing. And it was just by trial and error."

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Wichita State University is in talks with the YMCA to build a new fitness facility on the school's Innovation Campus.

Wichita State students would automatically be Y members under the new plan and have access to other Y's in Sedgwick, Butler and Harvey counties.

Teri Hall, WSU vice president for student affairs, says the new facility would offer upper-end workout classes for students, a drop-in day care center, and wellness services.