MICHAEL TILFORD CONFERENCE ON DIVERSITY AND MULTICULTURALISM The Michael Tilford Conference October 18, 2021 in Lawrence Kansas provides an opportunity for faculty, staff, and administrators at the Kansas Board of Regents' institutions to approach diversity in higher education by examining the challenges and opportunities in Kansas. Still time to register! https://diversity.ku.edu/tilfordconference.

The Michael Tilford Conference on Diversity and Multiculturalism will take place 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Lawrence Campus in Lawrence, Kansas. The event provides an opportunity for faculty, staff and administrators at the Kansas Board of Regents’ institutions to approach diversity in higher education by examining the challenges and opportunities in Kansas. The 2021 event will include the following presenters:

  • Dr. Jody Fiorini, Wichita State University associate professor and Department Head, Counseling, Educational Leadership, Educational and School Psychology, will present “Women with Disabilities: Invisibility within a Sexist and Ableist Society.”
  • Dr. Marche Fleming-Randle, Wichita State University Military and Veterans Affairs vice president and chief diversity officer, will present “The Gumbo Analysis of Diversity and Equity and Inclusion.”
  • Dr. Kevin Harrison, community engagement coordinator for military and veterans affairs, will present  “A Name for the Pain.”
Artists' Talk. A Conversation with Terry Evans, Philip Heying, and A. Mary Kay. Ulrich Museum of Art. Tuesday, October 5th. 5:30 P.M. Reception, 6:00 P.M. Program. Free and open to all.

The Ulrich Museum invites you to a discussion with “Love in the Time of the Anthropocene” exhibition artists, photographers Terry Evans and Philip Heying, and painter A. Mary Kay at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5 at the museum. There will be a reception at 5:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

Evans, Heying and Kay will be joined by Ulrich curator Ksenya Gurshtein. The group will discuss their diverse approaches to understanding the complexity of the Flint Hills’ unique and dwindling ecosystem, as well as reflecting on their deep and enduring love for the prairie environments that surround them

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Mark your calendar and join us 3:30 – 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22 at Rhatigan Student Center Ballroom for a Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) update and celebration.

SEM has had a great year and wants to recognize its campus-wide efforts. Comments will begin at 4 p.m.

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Registration for the second virtual Innovation Works Competition is open until noon Oct. 7. To qualify, teams of three to four students must submit a one-minute team presentation video addressing an innovative approach to real-life challenges faced every day by industry and government. The competition will have $12,000 in student prizes.

Multidisciplinary teams are encouraged, but at least one team member must be a current engineering student. Undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to compete.

Only the top 12 qualifying teams will be invited to continue in the competition, which will be announced Oct. 12.

The final contest theme will be announced on Oct. 15. In the competition, teams will periodically present short pitches to judges during sessions over a 48-hour period (Friday-Sunday). Scoring is based on problem understanding, solution uniqueness, demonstrated value of the solution, solution practicality, and the team’s overall effectiveness communicating.

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The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is kicking off Queer History Month with a screening of the groundbreaking documentary film “Paris Is Burning” beginning at 7 p.m. today, Oct. 1 at Hubbard Hall. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

This landmark documentary provides a vibrant snapshot of the 1980s through the eyes of New York City’s African American and Latinx Harlem drag-ball scene. Made over seven years, “Paris Is Burning” offers an intimate portrait of rival fashion houses, from fierce contests for trophies to house mothers offering sustenance in a world rampant with homophobia, transphobia, racism, AIDS and poverty.

Snacks and drinks will be provided.

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Campus Credit Union will host two drop-off locations this year for Toys-For-Tots that will be open from Oct. 4 to Dec. 15 at the following locations:

  • Campus Credit Union branch located next to the Steve Clark YMCA and the Police Station
  • Campus Credit Union branch at 4960 E. 21st N.

Help bring cheer to local Wichita children this season by donating a toy today. If you are wanting to donate please make sure that it is a new unwrapped toy, not a weapon and not a gift that contains food.

Graduate Student Council & Graduate School Monthly Social for grad students October 8 5:30-7:30 PM Shocker Sports Grill & Lanes

Wichita State’s Graduate School and Graduate Student Council invites graduate students to join the next monthly social event 5:30-7:30 today, today, Oct. 8 at Shocker Sports Grill and Lanes.

The event will include billiards and darts with members of the school and council. Students who check-in will receive a drink ticket.

Due to an injury, Wednesday in Wiedemann has been canceled for Oct. 13. For updates on future organ performances, visit wichita.edu/organ.

Join the Shocker community during a Neighborhood Walk beginning with check-in at 8:15 Saturday, Oct. 2 at a table located at the 3 Keys Fitness parking lot (2628 E. 21st St. N.). Participants can register online. The event is part of Good Neighbor Week Sept. 28-Oct. 4.

Water will be provided to all participants. Participants will also receive hot cider, coffee, and water at the end of the walk. The Steve Clark YMCA will also have family activities for those who wish to stay at the event longer.

In addition to the walk, the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy will be nearby providing free flu vaccinations at the Health Core Clinic parking lot (2707 E. 21st St N.) Participants who wish to receive the vaccine can register at the link below.

Don’t forget to join the Shocker Neighborhood Food Insecurity panel at 5:30 p.m. today via Zoom. The panel, which is part of Good Neighbor Week Sept. 28-Oct. 4, will discuss the impacts of food insecurity in the Shocker Neighborhood. The event is a great opportunity to hear from surrounding campus communities.