Spring 2024 graduates may find information regarding their diplomas on the Registrar’s Office webpage (wichita.edu/diplomas). 

  • The deadline to submit a name change on diplomas is the last day of classes, May 2.
  • The diploma distribution date for the spring 2024 semester is July 1. Diplomas can be picked up at the transcript window on the first floor of Jardine Hall, and graduates must show identification.
  • Graduates can request to have the diploma mailed to them for a fee through myWSU under the myClasses tab, clicking “Graduation Links” and “Request for Diploma Mailing.”
  • Undergraduate students who wish to take courses after graduation need to reactivate their record after receiving their diploma.
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As Wichita State University strives to reach our potential, your input is vitally important. Your insights help us identify the strengths and challenges in our institution so that, together, we can best serve our students and our community.

To this end, we’d like your feedback on what sets WSU apart and how we can further enrich our community. Your perspectives will help define who we are and steer our path forward. Through the Brand Perception Survey we can help ensure that every member of the Shocker family feels acknowledged and empowered. Thank you for your unwavering commitment to propelling Shocker Nation to excellence.

Alex Day

Alex Day, from Austin, recommends Wichita State University because of its supportive faculty and its College of Health Professions. She enjoys Wichita’s music scene and exploring the downtown science center Exploration Place, located on the Arkansas River.

Shockers come from all over, and students from selected major metropolitan areas in Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas may be eligible to receive regular in-state tuition at Wichita State. Read what some out-of-state students have to say about why they chose WSU — and Wichita — as their new home.

The Latine Faculty and Staff Association (LFSA) at Wichita State are requesting nominations from members of the campus community to recognize and celebrate outstanding Latine Shockers.

  • The Elisa Chacon Award
    Named after Elisa Chacon, WSU’s first Latine student graduate, the award will be given to an undergraduate student who has excelled in scholarship, community, leadership and advocacy.
  • The Hector Franco Award
    Named after Hector Franco, WSU’s earliest graduate-level degree recipient, the award will be given to a graduate student who has excelled in scholarship, community, leadership and advocacy.
  • The Joseph “Jose” Angulo Award
    Named after Joseph “Jose” Angulo, WSU’s longtime professor who taught at WSU for 37 years, this award will be given to a faculty member who has excelled in advocating, promoting, mentoring and engaging with the Latine community at WSU.
  • The Maccelino “Chelo” Huerta Award
    Named after Maccelino “Chelo” Huerta, WSU’s head football coach from 1962 to 1964 who was inducted in to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2002, this award will be given to a staff member who has excelled in advocating, promoting, mentoring and engaging with the Latine community at WSU.
  • The Camarena Community Award
    Named after Gene and Yolanda Camarena, founders of the Shocker Adelante Scholars. the award is for a student who embodies the highest ideals of character, leadership and service and whose commitment has made a significant impact to the Latine community at WSU.

Take a moment to nominate a fellow WSU colleague/student for the LFSA Awards. Applications will be accepted through April 24, and the award winners will be revealed during the inaugural Latine Graduation Student Celebration from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 9 at the Hughes Metropolitan Complex.

For more information, contact Sara Mata at sara.mata@wichita.edu.

Make sure to catch the latest episode of the “Forward Together” podcast. Join President Rick Muma when he talks to representatives from WSU’s Go Baby Go. The Go Baby Go program modifies off-the-shelf ride-on toy cars for kids with disabilities at no cost to the family. Learn more about the collaborative interdisciplinary hands-on learning experience for WSU students and how their work benefits children with disabilities.

Watch the episode online or listen on Spotify, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Amazon Podcasts or Apple Podcasts (iTunes).

The next episode will feature Iris Okere, student body president. Subscribe to be notified when new episodes are available.

Casting students now! The hit Amazon Prime TV series The College Tour is coming to film on our campus!

The College Tour TV series is coming to Wichita State in the fall, and students can start applying for a chance to be part of the show. The one-hour episode of The College Tour will feature WSU and highlight student life on campus.

Applications are now open. Faculty and staff can encourage students to apply by linking them to the application page. As part of a student’s application, they’ll submit a two-minute audition video talking a little bit about themselves and their time at Wichita State, but no prior videography skills are necessary. Just a video from their phone will work.

For questions, reach out to Trish Gandu at trish.gandu@wichita.edu. The deadline to submit applications is April 21. Learn more about The College Tour TV series.

Black and white decorative wheat with the text, 2024 University Faculty Award Honorees

The honorees for the 2024 University Faculty Awards will be recognized Friday, May 3 in 141 Woolsey Hall, Fidelity Bank Room. The reception to meet and greet the honorees will be held at 2:30 p.m. The recognition ceremony will begin at 3 p.m.

Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by April 30.

The university faculty awards recognizes excellence in teaching, research and creative activities.

2024 University Faculty Award honorees:

  • Excellence in Teaching: Jody Fiorini
  • Leadership in the Advancement: Carolyn Speer
  • Young Faculty Scholar: Eylem Asmatulu
  • Excellence in Research: Hyuck Kwon
  • Excellence Award for Community Research: Stan Longhofer
  • Faculty Risk Taker: Gery Markova
  • Young Faculty Risk Taker: Abigail Devereaux
  • Excellence in Online Teaching: Masud Chand
  • Academy for Effective Teaching: Manira Rani

Note: No awards will be presented for Creative Activity and Excellence in Accessibility for FY2024.

Collage of the 2024 Rudd Scholars

The seventh cohort of Rudd Scholars includes 15 Kansas high schools who have chosen to attend Wichita State University.

  • Annaliese Jorgenson – Hillsboro High School
  • Jose Urbina-Renteria – Wichita North High School
  • Alexander Baird – Campus High School
  • Faith Ekart – Sterling High School
  • Kylee Mohr – Great Bend High School
  • Richard Gwyn Jr. – Wichita Southeast High School
  • Vatedis Coleman – Wichita Southeast High School
  • Isabelle Christensen – Southeast of Saline High School
  • Kane Huston – Paola High School
  • Maimoona Mohammad – Wichita Heights High School
  • Mya Scott – Conway Springs High School
  • Vivian Chau – Wichita East High School
  • Israel Torres Ayala – Wichita Northeast Magnet High School
  • Adam Bosworth – Wichita North High School
  • Shiloh Goetzinger – Hugoton High School

Each Rudd Scholar will receive a full-ride scholarship, which includes tuition, fees, on-campus housing, and considerable networking and coaching support along the way. All Rudd Scholars are from Kansas and will attend Wichita State, Emporia State, Fort Hays State or Kansas State.

Decorative yellow wheat with the text, President's Distinguished Service Awards

The President’s Distinguished Service Awards will recognize faculty and staff for exemplary, dedicated and caring service to the Wichita State community Friday, May 3.

The reception to meet and greet the honorees is at 9 a.m. The recognition ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. in 141 Woolsey Hall, Fidelity Bank Room. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by April 30.

Honorees were selected by their peers from the university’s Staff Senate and Faculty Senate. RSVP on the Shocker Pride Celebration homepage.

The 2024 President’s Distinguished Award honorees:

  • Faculty Senate:
    • Cheyla Clawson Chandler, associate professor and director, School of Performing Arts 
    • Mythili Menon, associate professor, Department of English   
    • Chelsea Redger-Marquardt, assistant dean, Cohen Honors College            
  • University Staff Senate:
    • Jessica Pierpoint, library patent and trademark specialist, University Libraries             
    • Gabriel Fonseca, director for diversity and inclusion, Office of Diversity and Inclusion      
    • Ken Wiseman, Go Create facility manager, Go Create Maker Space           
    • James Porter, exhibition designer and production manager, Ulrich Museum of Art    
  • University Staff Senate – Wayne Carlisle Award:
    • David Wright, chief data officer, Office of Academic Affairs and Research
Casting students now! The hit Amazon Prime TV series The College Tour is coming to film on our campus!

The College Tour TV series is coming to Wichita State in the fall, and now is the time for students to apply to be part of the show. The one-hour episode of The College Tour will feature WSU and highlight student life on campus.

Applications are now open. As part of your application, you’ll submit a two-minute audition video talking a little bit about yourself and your time at Wichita State, but no prior videography skills are necessary. Just a video from your phone will work.

For questions, reach out to Trish Gandu at trish.gandu@wichita.edu. The deadline to submit applications is April 21. Learn more about The College Tour TV series.