Wichita State University news releases, media contacts and resources

The Strategic Communications news and media relations team supports the university and its many departments and centers with news coverage, from announcing major news to promoting upcoming events, all with an eye on the mission and vision of Wichita State.


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News and Media Relations staff

Lainie Mazzullo-Hart

Director of Communication (Primary media contact)


(316) 978-3409

Sara Tank-Ornelas

Speechwriting and Copywriting Manager


(316) 978-3456

Paul Suellentrop

Senior Communicator


(316) 978-5596

Caelin Bragg

Newsletter Editor


(316) 978-3013

Resources and links

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Sept. 27, 2023 — Kansas home values will continue to appreciate in the coming year, according to the 2024 Kansas Housing Markets Forecast series published by the Wichita State University Center for Real Estate.

Sept. 27, 2023 — Wichita State University's efforts to transform the educational experience for students and redefine the role of a university to foster statewide economic growth have yielded remarkable results: the highest enrollment in its 128-year history  

Sept. 27, 2023 - The annual remembrance of Memorial ’70 will be held at 9 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 2, at the memorial sculpture at the university entrance at Memorial Drive and Hillside (18th and Hillside). A reception will be held immediately following the ceremony in the lobby of Duerksen Fine Arts Center across from the memorial.

Sept. 26, 2023 — Veteran actor Barry Corbin, known for his roles in “Urban Cowboy,” “Stir Crazy” and “Lonesome Dove,” will present “Barry Corbin: From Shakespeare to Cowboys,” noon-1 p.m. Oct. 6 in 200 Ahlberg Hall at WSU.  Admission is free, and anyone is welcome to attend.

Sept. 21, 2023 — The U.S. Small Business Administration awarded $150,000 to Wichita State University to assist in providing resources and support for small businesses and start-ups focused on STEM and research and development.