Join the Kansas Small Business Development Center (KSBDC) at Wichita State from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 13 to learn how to legally start a business in Kansas in just ten easy steps. The webinar will cover licenses and permits, federal and state tax IDs, business structure, funding, marketing, and other essentials.

Register online or contact with questions.

The KSBDC at WSU offers a variety of in-person workshops and online webinars at no or low costs to help local small business start and grow. The Small Business Development Center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Join the family and friends of former Elliott School of Communication professor Philip Gaunt and his wife, Elizabeth, to celebrate their lives with a tree planting and dedication in the Elliott School courtyard.

The dedication will take place at 3 p.m. Monday, June 26, with light refreshments provided. No RSVP is required.

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Every year, the Department of Defense, National Science Foundation, NASA, Department of Energy, National Institutes of Health and other government agencies fund small, technology-based businesses through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs.

Innovators, entrepreneurs, researchers and small businesses can take advantage of this opportunity to hear directly from federal agency representatives and meet one-on-one with agency decision makers on July 18 in Woolsey Hall. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. Registration is $5 for students and $25 for other participants.

For more information email or call 316-978-5363.

Wichita State University Emerging Hispanic-Serving Institution Podcast Discussion Group

Faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to join WSU’s Emerging Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) podcast discussion group. The discussion group is centered around Dr. Gina Ann Garcia’s podcast, “¿Qué pasa, HSIs?”.

RSVP for HSI’s podcast discussion groups. All discussions are from 3-4 p.m. via Zoom:

  • June 15, covering S1E04: “Becoming an HSI as Process,” and S2E08: “Student Perspectives on Servingness”
  • July 20, covering S1E09: “Leading and Enacting Servingness con Carino.” and S2E01: “Racial Conflict & Complications of Latinidad in HSIs”
  • Aug. 10 covering S2E03: “Campus Climate & Liberatory Outcomes at HSIs,” and S1E10: “Using Strategic Planning to Drive Servingness”

For more information, contact Dr. Sara Mata, executive director of Hispanic Initiatives, at or at 316-978-5712, or contact Dr. Jennifer Friend, dean, College of Applied Studies, at or at 316-978-3301.

The Office of Engagement is kicking off summer by hosting its third annual Shockers Under the Stars community summer movie. This year, it will be screening “The Super Mario Bros. Movie,” a film centered around teamwork, conquering fear and believing in oneself. The event will kick off at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 21 at the Duerksen Amphitheatre.

Attendees will be able to decorate and create a flag representing their neighborhood (the Office of Engagement will be making one for Shocker Neighborhood) before the movie. There will also be youth vendors and a couple of food trucks. Those who designed a flag can bring it to the outdoor movie in the fall to celebrate Good Neighbor Week and be entered for a prize.

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Join Wichita State’s Office of Research for its award panel workshop, “Successful applications to the NIH R15 Research Enhancement program,” at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 31 via Microsoft Teams.

WSU recently received several National Institutes of Health (NIH) R15 Research Enhancement Awards, so attend the workshop session to hear from a panel of successful researchers at WSU who have received this funding, including Dr. Moriah Beck, professor of chemistry; Dr. Nikki Keene Woods, professor of public health sciences; and Dr. Yongkuk Lee, assistant professor of biomedical engineering.

Email to RSVP for the workshop, or sign up through myTraining in myWSU.

Join an informal workshop to find potential grant collaborators at Wichita State and to discuss the grant support infrastructure needs for biomedical humanities.

The first meeting is scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 7 in 308 Fiske Hall and in Microsoft Teams. For an Outlook calendar invitation to the meeting, or to get on our contact list for future workshops, contact Susan Castro at

Sponsored by the Wichita Center for Biomedical Humanities. Stay tuned for more information about the center.

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KMUW will discuss “Running Dry: The future of water in Kansas” during June’s Engage ICT at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 13. To submit a question about the Ogallala Aquifer, Cheney Reservoir or the Wichita city water facilities, email or comment on the Facebook video.

Stream the conversation on the Engage ICT homepage or on KMUW’s Facebook page.

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KMUW’s monthly book club features selections made by its staff. For June, KMUW is reading “Symphony of Secrets” by Brendan Slocumb.

Participants will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 21 at KMUW for a group discussion over dinner and drinks. Dinner is provided by Public, and guests are invited to bring a beverage to share with the group.

Those on campus starting Thursday, May 25 will notice a huge influx of visitors. We expect about 15,000 high school athletes and spectators on campus through Saturday, May 27 for 5A state baseball and softball May 25-26 and state track May 26-27.

Tents and golf carts will be deployed across campus to assist visitors, but anyone who notices someone looking lost can use the information on the WSU state track and tournaments webpage to guide our guests to the resources they need.

To view the schedule of events or to purchase tickets, visit the links below: