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Associate clinical professor Deah Davis has announced she will retire from the Wichita State School of Social Work in December. Please help celebrate her social work career as both a social work practitioner and educator with messages, photos and well wishes at this Kudoboard link

Davis has taught in both the Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work programs since 2009. Davis was integral in developing WSU’s Undergraduate Certificate in Social Work and Addiction. She also provided years of service for the annual POWER Conference, student groups and many other organizations both locally and at the national level. The school thanks her for the important work she has done during her career, both as part of the social work practice community and here as an educator at Wichita State.

Student Health Services (SHS) is hosting a Pee for Pizza event noon-4 p.m. today at the Student Wellness Center. Come submit a urine sample; and while we test it for any signs of STIs,  enjoy some free pizza from Shocker Sports Grill and Lanes. Other free STI testing is available upon request.

Call 316-978-4792 to schedule your appointment. Appointments are required to participate.

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will host a Transgender Day of Remembrance memorial ceremony at 7 p.m. today, Nov. 18 at the Grace Memorial Chapel. The event is co-sponsored by Spectrum: LGBTQ and Allies. The annual observance honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in an act of anti-transgender violence.

The event will also include a Belonging Plaza presentation. Belonging Plaza is an outdoor pop-up commemorative gathering and programming tool designed to move to different locations on campus. It is meant to allow student and community groups to highlight a variety of underrepresented or marginalized trailblazers.

For more information, contact, 316-978-3034 or email diversity@wichita.edu.

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Support Wichita State on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 30 by sharing information about this day with  friends, family and colleagues via social media. To do this, please follow the Wichita State University Foundation on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Members can then share the Foundation’s Giving Tuesday posts on their pages.

On Giving Tuesday, many faculty and staff at Wichita State will make charitable donations to causes they support. The WSU Foundation is urging all who participate in this global day of generosity to consider making a gift to advance WSU.

Your contributions will support multiple priorities, including ones to:

  • Enhance emergency funds for WSU students facing hardships.
  • Fund scholarships that make access to education more equitable.
  • Provide programs and activities that expand student experiences.

The WSU Foundation’s goal is to raise at least $80,000 for WSU on Giving Tuesday. All gifts are tax-deductible and each gift, no matter the size, has a direct impact on our university.

Thank-Ful Table. Community give backs, Thanksgiving Favorites, Giving Thanks. Joy-Ful. Creating Moment of joy through food. Nov. 18th, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Shocker Dining Hall. dineoncampus.com/wsudining.

As part of Chartwells’ Joy-Ful Program, Wichita State will host a Thank-Ful, a Thanksgiving-themed event 11 a.m.-1 p.m. today, Nov. 18 at Shocker Dining Hall.

Thank-Ful is a nationwide event taking place at more than 300 U.S. college and university campuses. WSU students will join millions of others nationwide to simultaneously partake in Thank-Ful and celebrate togetherness, give thanks and fight food insecurity.  

The Thanksgiving meal will feature staples such as turkey, stuffing, cranberry crumble and sweet potato pie. The event also provides students an opportunity to show their gratitude for someone or something they appreciate with a thankful wall covered in thank you notes and letters. As part of the event, Wichita State’s dining team will also be donating 100 meal vouchers to help combat food insecurity on campus. 

“Chartwells Thank-Ful event is a great opportunity for our students to come together in a school-wide Friendsgiving celebration and be together as a campus,” Matt Pray, senior director of WSU Dining Services said. “We also love that the event provides the unique opportunity to give back to our community and help fight food insecurity our students and community may face”  

Members at the event can also participate in community give-back activities to help fight food insecurity on campus and in the local community. These activities include a canned food drive to donate to the Shocker Support Locker, and an opportunity to decorate cookies that will go to the Lord’s Diner.  

“In a season that celebrates thankfulness and togetherness, we are honored that we are to able bring together millions of students nationwide for impactful moments of joy and gratitude,” Lisa McEuen, CEO of Chartwells Higher Education said. “Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on what we have and remember those who have greater needs than us. That’s why we’re using Thank-Ful as an opportunity to help make a difference beyond the dining halls and deepen our impact with the local communities we serve.” 

F45 Playoffs Nov 19 6 am - 8 pm Heskett center test yourself only 10 minutes 10 stations 45 seconds work 15 seconds rest register today with any of our instructors free registration for all participants* wichita.edu/campusrec F45playoffs.com *community members have a $10 fee .

Students are invited to register for the F45 Playoffs 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Heskett Center. At the event, students can form a team or compete individually and make their way through ten F45 stations. The following stations will be included at the event:

  • Rowing
  • Bench hop
  • Push up knee tuck
  • Lateral hop
  • Box jump plus burpee
  • Pull-ups
  • Squat press
  • Russian twist
  • Deadball over the shoulder throw
  • Sprint and lateral hop

The team or individual that completes the most repetitions will be crowned the champion. Registration is free for all participants.

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Swing by Fuzzy’s Taco Shop in Braeburn Square for trivia night Mondays at 7 p.m. Participants can win the following prizes:

  • First place – $25 gift card
  • Second place – $15 gift card
  • Third place – $10 gift card
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The Indian Student Association (ISA) of Wichita State will host India Nite 2021 beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20 at the Eugene M. Hughes Metropolitan Complex in the Lowe Auditorium. India night is a celebration of India’s culture with dynamic dances, melodious music and commendable cuisine.

For tickets, please stop by ISA’s table noon- 2 p.m. Nov. 15-19 at the Rhatigan Student Center. For more information, please contact ISA event coordinator Vamsi at wichitastate.isaevents@gmail.com

The next presentation of Wichita State’s Disaster Resilience Analytics Center (DRAC) seminar series will take place noon-1 p.m. today, Nov. 19 via Zoom. During the event, Dr. Zelalem Demissie will present his seminar titled “An Integrated Time-Series Surface Deformation Analysis Using INSAR, GNSS and NLDAS Data.

Dr. Demissie will present the results of his investigations of the 2020 Wichita area earthquakes using observations obtained from Remotely Sensed Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR), Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) and North American Land Data Assimilation System (NLDAS).

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Habitat for Humanity and Wichita State have partnered for an all campus build that will begin with wall raising ceremony at 9 a.m. Dec.1 at 1304 North Lorraine Street. The event will feature a message from Rick Case, first gentleman, Wichita State.

The construction of the house will involve multiple WSU organizations including the following:  the WSU Office of Administration and Finance, the WSU Foundation, the WSU Shocker Neighborhood Scholars, the Interfraternity Council, the Multicultural Greek Council, WSU Graduate Operations, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion the Cohen Honors College, the WSU Community Service Board and the WSU Engineers without Borders. The event is open to the public.