Andrew Hippisley

Join the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for a come and go reception honoring Andrew Hippisley, dean, from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 25 in 142 Rhatigan Student Center, Harvest Room. Remarks will be given at 3 p.m. This is a come and go event.

Dean Hippisley began his position as the 20th dean of Fairmount College on July 2, 2018, and his last day with Wichita State will be this upcoming July 2. He is taking on a new position at the University of Texas Arlington as vice provost for academic affairs.

KMUW 89.1 FM. Literary Feast. Wednesday, June 26. Knife by Salman Rushdie.

KMUW’s monthly book club, Literary Feast, features selections made by KMUW staff. For June, KMUW is reading “Knife” by Salman Rushdie.

Participants will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 26 at KMUW for a group discussion over dinner. Dinner is provided by Public, and guests are invited to bring a beverage to share with the group.

Headshot of Maria Martino on the event invitation that mentions honoring her 39 years of service to WSU Biology!

The Department of Biological Sciences invites the campus community to celebrate Maria Martino’s career and send her off into retirement. The retirement reception is from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 2 in 142 Rhatigan Student Center, Harvest Room.

For the reception, you can create a short video message for Maria. Organizers will compose a short movie with all the videos as a lasting gift for Maria. And for fun, attendees can bring something unusual for Maria’s singleton earring — maybe an earring with a washer or an earring with a pretty feather. There will be an earring tree for your contribution.

If you can’t attend, you can still contribute a video message above, or you can send a card in care of Raj Logan for the reception:

Maria Martino
c/o Raj Logan
526 Hubbard Hall CB26
1845 Fairmount Street
Wichita KS 67260

Korva Coleman.

Join KMUW for An Evening in Two Acts: a journalism fundraiser, with special guest Korva Coleman of NPR, Wednesday, June 19.

Act I

  • Act I features cocktails and appetizers from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at The President’s Residence.
  • Hosted by President Rick Muma and First Gentleman Rick Case.

Act II

  • Act II moves to Walkers Jazz Lounge, 252 North Mosley, for dinner and jazz from 6:45 to 9 p.m.
  • Hosted by Walker’s Jazz Lounge, featuring a performance by the WSU Student Trio, with dinner generously provided by Olive Tree Catering.

Thanks to the generous donations of Muma and Case, Walker’s Jazz Lounge and Olive Tree Catering, 100% of the ticket price goes directly to providing the tools and experience for the next generation of journalists.

A view of men and horse-drawn wagons in line at the A. C. Davis grain elevator in, possibly, Pratt or Almena, Kansas. A steam locomotive is visible in the background. Railroaded: The Industry That Shaped Kansas. Presented by Dr. Leo Oliva, Historian & Retired FHSU Professor Tuesday, June 18, 2:30 p.m. Fidelity Bank Ballroom, Woolsey Hall. Photo Courtesy of the Kansas Historical Society

The Kansas Council for Economic Education invites the campus community and the public to ‘Railroaded: The Industry That Shaped Kansas,’ a presentation by Dr. Leo Oliva, retired Fort Hays State University professor and historian. The presentation, funded by a grant from Humanities Kansas and the National Endowment for the Humanities, is part of KCEE’s two-day Social Studies Extravaganza teacher workshop. The presentation will take place at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 18 in the Woolsey Hall, Fidelity Bank Ballroom.

Few industries dominated the economy of the nation in the 19th century more than the railroad. Railroads brought immigrant settlers, created jobs and fed beef markets in the east. They enabled regular mail service and the adoption of standard time. Most Kansas towns were founded because of the railroad, and few survived without it. Yet the advancement of the railroad industry came at a significant cost to the Plains Indians who were forcibly displaced by this westward expansion. The presentation examines the complicated legacy of railroads and the impact on native peoples who called Kansas home.

Questions may be directed to Charlene Nichols, KCEE executive director, at

Rebecca Reiling

Rebecca Reiling, director of HR Business Partnering and Engagement, has announced her resignation from her role effective at the end of June. Join in celebrating her time at WSU and help wish her well in her future endeavors at a farewell parting from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, June 28 in 142 Rhatigan Student Center, Harvest Room.

During her time at WSU, Rebecca has made major contributions to the university’s HR department and the overall culture at WSU. She’s had a significant influence transforming the team into one that serves as a strategic partner to help departments achieve their goals while navigating all the opportunities and challenges that come along with leading people.

Rebecca will continue in her role through June 14. A transition plan is in the works, which will include Diana Austin taking on an interim role as HRBP supervisor.

A group of young people and one adult sketch a sculpture in the Ulrich Museum's Polk/Wilson Gallery.

Have a creative good time at the Ulrich Museum’s Makers & Masterpieces Sketch and Sculpt event, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 1.

Learn how to sketch with special guest artists Kevin Kelly and Rachel Curtis, and create 3D sculptures out of air-dried clay using works from the Ulrich Outdoor Sculpture Collection as models. Art projects for all ages will be available inside the museum too, as will guided tours of the Fully Dimensional exhibition.

Art materials will be provided. A food truck will sell snack options. Everyone is welcome to attend the event at no additional charge.

Celebrate Vice President for Finance and Administration Werner Golling’s time at Wichita State at a retirement reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, June 21 in 301 Rhatigan Student Center, Gridley Room. Remarks are at 2:30 p.m.

Werner, who announced his plans to retire earlier this year, has been with Wichita State for over seven years. Come wish him well on his retirement as he moves on to this next chapter of his life.

Wichita State University Graduate School. Graduate student summer orientation May 29, 2024. 9:00-12:00 pm Woolsey Hall Fidelity Bank Ballroom.

New graduate students are invited to attend a summer orientation event from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, May 29 in the Woolsey Hall Fidelity Bank Ballroom.

The Graduate School will host a graduate student orientation, where students will learn about basic grad school regulations, campus, technology systems, expectations, academics, advising structure and resources.

The Wichita State University community is invited to attend the third OAK Supercomputing Conference from May 22-23.

On-site registration is available on the third floor of the Rhatigan Student Center, but please note that some sessions have limited capacity.