Welcome back, Shockers!

Welcome back for the spring semester, Shockers! I hope your break was restorative and that you’re ready to start the new year off strong. There are amazing things happening here in Shocker Nation, and each of you are what make Wichita State so great.

As a way to celebrate you and kick off the semester with a bit of fun, I’d like to invite you to the second annual Winter Welcome, from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19 at the President’s Residence, behind Wilner Auditorium. Enjoy ice skating, an inflatable snow globe, a life-size Lite Brite, free snacks and drinks — and a chance to spend time with your friends and colleagues.

Wishing you a successful and fulfilling semester, and I look forward to seeing you all on campus later this week.

Dr. Shirley Lefever, provost and executive vice president