Fine Arts Career Mixer 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Thursday, September 15, in the McKnight Art Center.

Faculty and staff are invited to the Shocker Career Accelerator’s (SCA) Fine Arts Career Mixer 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15 at the McKnight Art Center atrium. This event is a networking/mentoring event for students to learn about local artists’ career journeys and opportunities available in their degree paths.

For the event, SCA tracks student attendance and can provide all faculty this information to provide extra credit for their students.

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NBA star and Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal will join Shocker Nation at a Hoop 4 Literacy event beginning 6-9 p.m. Sept. 10 at Charles Koch Arena. This is a ticketed event. Tickets can be purchased here.

Earlier in the day, President Rick Muma will read “Shaq and the Beanstalk,” part of “Shaq and the Beanstalk and Other Tall Tales” at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at Koch Arena. This event is free and open to the public.

Both events are part of Storytime Village’s Kansas Literacy Festival: Literacy Through the Arts Conference Sept. 8-10.

The conference provides professional development sessions to early childhood educators, pre-service teachers, community members and parents with opportunities to explore arts integration communities. For more information, visit the Storytime Village Kansas Literacy Festival Literacy Through the Arts Conference website.

Meet employers and other individuals within the creative world at the Shocker Career Accelerator’s *(SCA) Fine Arts Career Mixer 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at the McKnight Art Center lobby. During the event, students can also also about any full-time, part-time, or internship positions are available within the community.

Representatives attending this event will include those from creative fields such as art, graphic design, entertainment, gaming, creative writing, theater and music. Registration is required to attend the event.

Engage ICT. The State of Incarceration. September 13.

This September edition of Engage ICT is taking a deep dive into many of the issues relating to incarceration in the community and around the state. This will include discussions at noon each Thursday in September at Engage ICT Mini series website, as well as a full Engage ICT panel discussion at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13.

For more information, contact

The 2022 Micheal Tilford Conference on Diversity and Multiculturalism will take place Oct. 6-7 at Washburn University. The theme for this year’s event will be “After Brown v Board, No Turning Back: The Future of Diversity and Multiculturalism.”

The conference provides an opportunity for those involved in education, in collaboration with community business leaders, to examine diversity in education and business by discussing the challenges and opportunities including:

  • Inspire awareness of multiple dimensions of diversity, related practices of inclusion and the transformation of education.
  • Participate in workshops to learn about challenges and strategies for teaching diverse populations on campuses and in classrooms.
  • Share your passion for teaching and interacting with students from all backgrounds.
  • Reinforce the integration of multiple dimensions of diversity into student academic and personal development components.
  • Explore how these strategies and practices translate into our businesses and broader communities

Students, faculty and staff are invited to the fall 2022 Academic Convocation beginning at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8 at Wilner Auditorium. Doors will open at 9 a.m. Academic Convocation is the official academic welcome for all first-year students. This event celebrates new Shockers’ entry into higher education and inducts them into a community of learners.

This event is free and open to the entire campus community.

This event will feature director of Engagement Naquela Pack, the speaker pro-tempore of the Student Senate and Underserved Senator Gregory VanDyke Jr., and keynote speaker Kwame Onwuachi, author of the 2022 Common Read book “Notes from a Young Black Chef.”

All 2022 University Faculty Award winners will also be recognized at the event. A reception and book signing will immediately follow at 10:30 a.m. on the second floor of the Ulrich Museum of Art gallery, with an informal question-and-answer session with Onwuachi at 11:30 a.m. at Shocker Dining Hall.

Space is limited for this event. For additional information and a full list of speakers visit,

To learn more about Wichita State’s Common Read, visit

Wichita State’s Green Group is hosting a picnic at 3:30 p.m. today, Sept. 7 beginning at 203 Rhatigan Student Center (RSC). Once picnic supplies are gathered at 203 RSC, the group will head out to the community garden for the picnic. Stop by and learn more about student sustainability efforts on our campus.

Wichita State’s Math Circle resumes 2-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11 at 372 Jabara Hall. Math Circle is a program for middle school students. Math Circle Circle exists to keep young people interested in mathematics and let them explore and enjoy new topics. Children and grandchildren of faculty and staff grades 5-9 are invited to attend.

To attend, please, RSVP with

Savvy Scholar Workshops Writing an Awesome Literature Review Learn all the steps for creating a literature review. 4-5 p.m., 9/13 - Ablah 217 Contact Information

Students, faculty and staff are invited to learn all the steps to create a literature review during a workshop titled “Writing an Awesome Literature Review” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13 at 217 Ablah Library. The workshop will review everything from conducting comprehensive research to synthesizing perspectives to presenting your findings.

All participants must register to attend.

Wichita State On-Campus Job Fair September 8, 2022 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. RSC 1st Floor. This is an email banner with Wu graphic on the left side and the text on the right.

Students looking for on-campus work during the fall 2022 semester should visit Shocker Career Accelerator’s On-Campus Job Fair 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sept. 8 on the first floor of the Rhatigan Student Center.

The fair is open to all majors at Wichita State and is a great way to meet with staff from various departments across campus who have available student assistant, work-study and graduate assistant employment positions for the upcoming academic year.

To attend, students must register for the event on Handshake.