The deadline to RSVP to attend the 2022 Service Recognition celebration has been extended to today.

This event, which honors those celebrating milestones of 5-20 years of service with the State of Kansas, is from 2-4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26 in the RSC Beggs Ballroom. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. 

The event is open to all employees to attend and celebrate with their colleagues who are honorees.   

To attend the celebration, please RSVP as an Honoree or Non-Honoree University Attendee by the end of today.

In addition, the event for honorees celebrating milestones of 25-55 years of service with the State of Kansas, Bender of Twigs (25 years dedicated to Wichita State), and those having retired from the university will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 in the RSC Beggs Ballroom. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. This is an invitation-only dinner event for honorees and a guest. 

These events are for Wichita State employees who reached a service milestone between the dates of Sept. 2, 2021, and Sept. 1, 2022. 

The 2022 University Faculty Awards honorees will be recognized at 2 p.m. Friday, May 6 at the Marcus Welcome Center. The University Faculty Awards recognize excellence in teaching, research and creative activities.

2022 University Faculty Award Honorees:

  • Excellence in Teaching: Manira Rani
  • Young Faculty Scholar: Crystal Dozier
  • Academy for Effective Teaching: Bryan Lehecka
  • Excellence in Research: Vinod Namboodiri
  • Excellence in Research: Nickolas Solomey
  • Excellence in Creative Activity: Cheyla Clawson Chandler
  • Excellence for Community Research: Heidi Cornell
  • Faculty Risk-Taker: Mehmet Barut
  • Young Faculty Risk-Taker: Dosun Ko
  • Excellence in Accessibility: John Hammond
  • Excellence in Accessibility: Donna Sayman
  • Excellence in Online Teaching: Laura Zellers
Yellow graphic image with text President’s Distinguished Service Awards 9 a.m. Friday, May 6 at Marcus Welcome Center|2022 Award Honorees Jolynn Dowling, School of Nursing| Gery Markova, Department of Management| Robert Zettle, Department of Psychology| Constance Owens, Graduate School| Jessica Provines, Counseling and Prevention Services | Kyle Garwood, University Police Department | Melanie Bayles, School of Health Science |Sheelu Surender, Office of Financial Aid | Aaron Coffey, Graduate School |Tonya Baldwin, International Education.

The President’s Distinguished Service Awards will recognize faculty and staff for exemplary, dedicated and caring service to the WSU community. The recognition ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, May 6 at Marcus Welcome Center. Honorees were selected by their peers from the University Staff Senate, Faculty Senate and the Strategic Enrollment Management Committee.