Shocker Nation celebrated Wu’s 75th birthday during Wichita State’s annual celebration of pride and spirit: Shocktoberfest. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and community came together for events, activities and many competitions. Winners from the week’s competitions and athletic events: The title of 2023 Spirit Competition winner goes to Gamma Phi Beta, who showed up to Shocktoberfest events and activities all week long. Gamma Phi Beta took home $1,000 towards its student organization. Departmental door decoration – National Institute for Aviation & Research (NIAR) Individual door decoration – Christian Holley of Public Policy & Management Student group banner – Gamma Phi Beta Shocker Volleyball vs. Temple student group attendance competition – Rocket Club Shocker Volleyball beat both Temple and South Florida 3-0 Shocker Rowing took home first place in women’s pair and second place in men’s pair medals at the Music City Regatta in Nashville, Tennessee Parade of Decades winners: Wu’s winner – Shocker Sound Machine Best use of theme – Gamma Phi Beta Most creative – Women’s Tennis People’s choice award – SGA Agencies Shocktoberfest was made possible by the work of many staff and student leaders, and a special thank you goes to the President’s Office, Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Foundation and Alumni Engagement, and Shocker Athletics. Wichita State thanks everyone for the great week of Shocker celebration and pride.