David Garcia

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.

Democrat Stephanie Byers became the first transgender member of the Kansas Legislature Tuesday night.

She’ll represent parts of south Wichita after defeating Republican challenger Cyndi Howerton in the race for Kansas House District 86. Byers received 54% of the vote in her first run for public office.

Byers is a retired band, orchestra and jazz teacher at Wichita North High School. She taught there for nearly 30 years.

She spoke about her transition and how she explained that to her students in an interview with KMUW in May 2019.

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.