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Wichita State’s badge program makes workforce training and continuing education accessible and affordable. Each badge is designed with the practicing professional in mind so coursework can be completed online and at your own pace. 

The Shape at Work badge program will provide students with essential information about biases and misconceptions associated with size and shape of employees, legal and ethical issues, experiences of employees. Activities in the course will allow students to experience the challenges for employees with different sizes, shapes, looks and expressions. Further, students will become aware of practices in improving opportunities for all employees. 

Employees may apply for tuition assistance through Aug. 25 to cover the cost of the badge program. 

To register for a badge program, follow the admission/enrollment instructions. For additional assistance, fill out the badge form and a representative from WSU will contact you to assist you with the admission and enrollment process.

Students looking to develop their leadership skills and become an innovative thinker should register for ID 506, “Leadership Development for Innovation,” worth three credit hours, course in June and take their career to the next level.

This course is not an ordinary classroom experience — the class will travel to Chicago to immerse themselves in the culture of innovation and leadership.

For questions, email Kristyn Waits at kristyn.waits@wichita.edu.

The INSPYRE research lab, directed by Dr. Samantha Slade, is recruiting undergraduate mentors for a three-hour course in the fall 2023 semester.

Mentors spend lunch and recess with an elementary school student twice each week. In return, mentors receive three hours of course credit. Recruitment is open to students of any college or major.

Mentor requirements:

  • Pass a background check
  • Have reliable transportation to and from the elementary school
  • Have lunch availability from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at least twice a week
  • Be available for training at the beginning of the semester

The class, PSY 608 – Special Investigations, does not meet regularly like a traditional class. The student’s time spent mentoring takes the place of class time.

Mentors will receive training at the beginning of the course and a grade at the end based on attendance and completion of assignments.

For more information, contact the INSPYRE research lab at inspyre@wichita.edu.

The INSPYRE research lab, directed by Dr. Samantha Slade, is recruiting undergraduate mentors for a three-hour course in the fall 2023 semester.

Mentors spend lunch and recess with an elementary school student twice each week. In return, mentors receive three hours of course credit. Recruitment is open to students of any college or major.

Mentor requirements:

  • Pass a background check
  • Have reliable transportation to and from the elementary school
  • Have lunch availability from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at least twice a week
  • Be available for training at the beginning of the semester

The class, PSY 608 – Special Investigations, does not meet regularly like a traditional class. The student’s time spent mentoring takes the place of class time.

Mentors will receive training at the beginning of the course and a grade at the end based on attendance and completion of assignments.

For more information, contact the INSPYRE research lab at inspyre@wichita.edu.

Emerging Leaders is a free nine-week course occurring every Thursday from 2 to 3 p.m. starting Feb. 16 and ending April 20 in the RSC. Interactive lectures, discussions and activities cover topics such as values, strengths, dealing with conflict and many more.

This course can be taken at no charge or for one academic credit hour with standard tuition costs. The deadline to apply is Feb. 9. A t-shirt is given to participants at no additional charge. Email Hope Klausmeyer at lead.grad@wichita.edu for more information.

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Enrollment is open for spring 2023 badge courses. Badges are academic short courses of one credit hour or less that are designed for working, non-degree seeking professionals.

Each badge is designed with the practicing professional in mind, so coursework can be completed online and at one’s own pace. Badges allow members to demonstrate their knowledge, skills and competency in a variety of subject areas:

Members who successfully complete a badge course will receive digital recognition of their accomplishment that they can share on social media and link to a digital resume.

The INSPYRE research lab, directed by Dr. Samantha Slade, is recruiting undergraduate mentors for a three-hour course during the spring 2023 semester.

Mentors spend lunch and recess with an elementary school student twice each week. In return, mentors receive three hours of course credit. Recruitment is open to students of any college or major.

Mentor requirements:

  • Pass a background check
  • Have reliable transportation to and from the elementary school
  • Have lunch availability from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at least twice a week
  • Be available for training at the beginning of the semester

The class, PSY608 — Special Investigations, does not meet regularly like a traditional class. The student’s time spent mentoring takes the place of class time.

Mentors will receive training at the beginning of the course and a grade at the end based on attendance and completion of assignments.

For more information, please contact the INSPYRE research lab at inspyre@wichita.edu.

The INSPYRE research lab, directed by Dr. Samantha Slade, is currently recruiting undergraduate mentors for a three-hour course in the spring 2023 semester. Mentors spend lunch and recess with an elementary school student twice each week. In return, mentors receive three hours of course credit and many great experiences.

Mentors are required to pass a background check, have reliable transportation to and from the elementary school, have lunch availability from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at least twice a week, and be available for training at the beginning of the semester.

We do not meet regularly like a traditional class; time mentoring takes the place of class time. We do, however, have a course syllabus, class readings, and paper assignments. Mentors will receive training at the beginning of the course and a grade at the end based on attendance and completion of assignments. We are interested in recruiting mentors from all colleges and majors. For more information, please contact the INSPYRE research lab at inspyre@wichita.edu 

The INSPYRE research lab (directed by Dr. Samantha Slade) is currently recruiting undergraduate mentors for a course in the spring 2023 semester. Mentors spend lunch and recess with an elementary school student twice each week. In return, mentors receive three hours of course credit and many great experiences.

Mentors are required to:

  • Pass a background check
  • Have reliable transportation to and from the elementary school
  • Lunch availability from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at least twice a week
  • Be available for training at the beginning of the semester   

This course does not meet regularly like a traditional class. There will be a course syllabus, class readings, and paper assignments. Mentors will receive training at the beginning of the course and a grade at the end based on attendance and completion of assignments. Mentors from any college and major are encouraged to apply. For more information, please contact the INSPYRE research lab at inspyre@wichita.edu 

Interested in obtaining a Master of Arts degree in English but need to take classes at your own pace? The Department of English now offers the MA degree both in-person and online.

Our 30-credit hour program offers a flexible course of study designed to meet the professional goals of our students. All our courses, both in-person and online, are taught by regular WSU faculty. Our curriculum includes classes in British and American literature, major authors, the genres of drama, poetry, and fiction, image literacy in film and graphic novels, publishing, teaching practicums, digital humanities, professional, technical, and scientific writing, and linguistics.

The English Department is having an informational Zoom session about the new online degree from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2. Department chair, Dr. Fran Connor; graduate coordinator, Dr. Rebeccah Bechtold; and assistant director of the writing program, Dr. Carrie Dickison, will be there to answer questions.

Can’t make it? Future informational sessions will be planned for spring. Email rebeccah.bechtold@wichita.edu for more information and for the Zoom invite.