University Libraries Savvy Scholar Series - Finding Social Data 12-1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25. No-cost registration and full spring Savvy schedule available at

The next University Libraries Savvy Scholar Workshop “Finding Social Data” will take place noon-1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25 via Zoom. There is no fee to register. During the workshop participants will learn to unlock a wealth of social data to understand demographic groups, large populations, and pressing social issues.

Wichita State University Medical Laboratory Sciences Virtual Info Session Friday, March 4 at 3 p.m. Have questions about the MLS program at Wichita State? Tune it to learn about the application process & chat with program faculty!

The Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS) is hosting an information session at 3 p.m. Friday, March 4 via Zoom. The session will review career opportunities in the MLS profession, an overview of the MLS program at Wichita State, and the application process.

Medical laboratory scientists play an important role in the healthcare system, performing scientific testing on samples to determine appropriate treatment options for patients. The MLS program prepares graduates for a high-demand career as medical laboratory scientists.

School of Nursing RN to BSN Info Sessions. March 1 at 9 a.m. March 4 at 4 p.m. April 5 at 9 a.m. April 8 at 4 p.m. May 3 at 9 a.m. May 6 at 4 p.m. Register at

The School of Nursing is hosting virtual info sessions during the spring 2022 semester to help prospective students learn more about Wichita States’ Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) program. The following dates are available:

  • 9 a.m. March 1
  • 4 p.m. March 4
  • 9 a.m. April 5
  • 4 p.m. April 8
  • 9 a.m. May 3
  • 4 p.m. May 6

Please join us for our next seminar at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23 at Jabara Hall via Zoom, featuring Gerald Jackson from Beam Alpha Incorporated. The talk it titled “Commercial Fusion.”

For the next Nutrition Discussion, Andy Sykes will cover how body composition testing works with demonstration and how to interpret the results at 1 p.m. today, Feb. 21 via Facebook Live. Learn more about your body and how to make smart goals when attempting to adjust its composition.

White and gold text on purple background: Recruitment Schedule/Friday, February 18 at 4:00pm - Informational Meeting on Zoom/ Monday, February 21 at 8:00pm - Informational Meeting at RSC 203 and Zoom/ Monday, February 21 at 8:30pm - Game Night at RSC 203/ Thursday, February 24 at 7:00pm - Bowling Party at Shocker Grill & Lanes/ Friday, February 25 at 4:00pm - Informational Meeting on Zoom

Join Phi Sigma Pi (PSP) for their recruitment week Feb. 18-25.  PSP is a collective of students from all majors who come together to hold community-wide events. Members who join PSP can develop their leadership skills and form lifelong friendships.

To learn more or become a member, attend one of the following recruitment events:

  • 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18 – Informational meeting via Zoom
  • 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21 – Informational meeting at Rhatigan Student Center (RSC) (Room 203) and via Zoom.
  • 8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21 – Game night at RSC (Room 203)
  • 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24 – Bowling night at Shocker Grill and Lanes
  • 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25 – Informational meeting via Zoom

To get an invite to these events, visit the Wichita State PSP website.

Learn the basics of intellectual property protection with "Intellectual Property Basics," workshop 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22 at the Ablah Library (second floor, Room 217). Inventions, designs, original works of authorship and trade secrets can provide you with economic benefits.

Learn the basics of intellectual property protection with “Intellectual Property Basics,” workshop 4-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22 at the Ablah Library (second floor, Room 217). Inventions, designs, original works of authorship and trade secrets can provide you with economic benefits.

Finding Books To Read For Fun is a helpful virtual workshop for those looking for new ways to get reading recommendations. Set for 12 - 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18 and hosted by University Libraries No-cost registration at

Are you always looking for reading recommendations but have trouble finding the type of book you want to read? The next Savvy Scholar Workshop “Finding Books to Read for Fun!” will introduce participants to online resources for finding book recommendations noon-1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18 via Zoom. The workshop will also provide participants tools for keeping track of what they’ve read or want to read.

Picture of Dr. Specht.

Faculty and staff are invited to watch the next edition of the Disaster Resilience Analytics Center Seminar Series featuring Dr. Alison Specht noon-1 p.m. Feb. 18 via Zoom. The presentation is titled “Achieving Open Science Outcomes with Multi-Faceted Teams: Learning from the Coalface.” Specht is an environmental scientist with broad expertise in research, teaching and community engagement.

In the past 10 years, Specht has focused on facilitating interdisciplinary groups to tackle complex environmental problems using existing data. Specht’s major interests, apart from her domain activities, are to enhance collaboration between scientists, policy-makers and managers to improve environmental outcomes and improve data management and preservation, data sharing and re-use.

During the presentation, Specht will discuss how a researcher can identify good quality data and code for use, give examples of the use of infrastructures of various sorts that may assist a research team to achieve their goal, how a project can be best presented within the academic community to ensure commentary and uptake, and how the participant can most benefit from engaging in the open-access world.

University Village Public Meetings Wednesday, Feb. 23 in person or via Zoom

In the next steps toward the creation of the University Village, Wichita State University is seeking public feedback and engagement on the lead proposals.

Public meetings will be on Wednesday, Feb. 23 in the Shirley Beggs Ballroom of Wichita State’s Rhatigan Student Center. These sessions will be offered in-person and virtually via Zoom (Meeting ID: 956 5059 0889, Password: 598259). There will be three meetings:

  • 2 to 3 p.m. for Wichita State students, faculty and staff
  • 4 to 5 p.m. for everyone on Wichita State’s main campus and Innovation Campus
  • 6:30 to 8 p.m. for the Wichita community