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) 978-7287

Paul Suellentrop

Senior Communicator


(316) 978-5596

Caelin Bragg

Newsletter Editor


(316) 978-3013

Resources and links

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July 11, 2024 - A nanosatellite will carry and test a Wichita State-designed prototype neutrino detector in low Earth orbit to prove the detector can operate in space and measure the rate of cosmic and gamma rays. In 2021, NASA gave WSU a $2 million grant for the project to flight test a neutrino detector.

July 10, 2024 — Wichita State researcher and biologist Tom Luhring earned a $995,327 grant from the National Science Foundation to study the effects of drying and warming on aquatic systems, such as lakes, rivers, and streams, and how these changes impact the waterbodies themselves and the organisms that dwell within them.

June 17, 2024 — You are hereby invited to a Wichita State-cation: From intriguing museums and picturesque selfie spots to exhilarating sporting events, captivating fine arts performances, and delectable dining options, Wichita State is the place to be. Join us and see why our campus is a welcoming, must-visit destination. 

June 12, 2024 — Andrew Hippisley, dean of Wichita State’s Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, has accepted a position as vice provost for Academic Affairs at The University of Texas at Arlington. His last day at WSU will be July 2.

June 5, 2024 - Wichita State University is building on success with Shocker Pre-Season programs by offering adult learners a chance to start the school year confident and connected.