College Supply List: pens, pencils, highlighters, notebooks, paper, folders, sticky notes, flash drives, note cards, planners and calculators. Back to School Drive, Drop off items by Aug 19 at the student engagement, advocacy & leadership office located in RSC 216 from 9-11 A.M. Monday - Friday.

The Shocker Support Locker is hosting a back-to-school supply drive 9-11 a.m. until Aug. 19 at the the Office of Student Engagement, Advocacy & Leadership front desk located at 216 Rhatigan Student Center.

Recommended supplies include:

  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Notebooks
  • Paper
  • Folders
  • Sticky Notes
  • Flash Drives
  • Note Cards
  • Planners
  • Calculators

Please ensure that all donations are new items.

For more information, contact Caitlin Nolen at 316-978-3022 or

Dr. Amy Drassen Ham, clinical professor in Wichita State’s College of Health Professions, has been the faculty advisor for the HEALTH Student Association since its inception in 2005. It’s been a longtime dream of hers to create a scholarship supporting students in the organization.

This year, the student association and a group of former students helped her make that dream come true and created the endowed Dr. Amy Drassen Ham HEALTH Scholarship.

“I’m not moved to tears by many things in life, but my face was a waterfall,” said Drassen Ham.

Text: Staff Senate School Supply Drive accompanied by images of school supplies

Wichita State Staff Senate is supporting neighboring schools and the Wichita community by collecting school supplies for local youth organizations. All donations must be submitted by Aug. 10. The donations will go to two businesses: ICT Launchpad, a youth organization, and 3 Keys Fitness, a business that has partnered with local youth group Equity Initiative.

The Senate is hoping to meet its goal by collecting the following:

  • 100 backpacks
  • School supplies (in quantities of 40)

The donations can be submitted at one of the following locations:

  • OneStop
  • Ablah Library
  • The Ulrich
  • Engineering Dean’s Office (Partnership 2 building)

For more information, contact

KMUW WICHITA 89.1. Literary Feast. Wednesday, August 17. Genius, Courage, and Betrayal in the Search for the Source of the Nile. Candice Millard.

The next KMUW Literary Feast will take place from 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17 at KMUW. Dinner will be provided by Public. Literary Feast is KMUW’s monthly book club, featuring selections made by KMUW staff. For August, the staff has selected “River of the Gods: Genius, Courage, and Betrayal in the Search for the Source of the Nile” by Candice Millard.

Nick Elam, educator and inventor of what is known as the Elam Ending in basketball, will speak at Wichita State University at 5:15 p.m. Aug. 23 in 231 Hubbard Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

The Elam Ending has gained acclaim as an exciting format to end basketball games, and it is currently employed by TBT: The Basketball Tournament, including at TBT regional being played in Wichita. The story of the Elam Ending is about more than basketball and statistics. It’s about persistence and positive thinking. Elam’s speech will explore the personal side of a 15-year (and counting) journey to bring a vision to life on the court. The speech will have takeaways for an audience of future leaders, innovators and risk-takers.

Tile image of sandwich, 2 burgers and two tacos.

Stop by the plaza for lunch with The Flying Stove food truck 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. today, July 29. Since 2011, The Flying Stove has been serving gourmet street cuisine in Wichita, Kansas. The food truck specializes in organic, seasonal and local street food. To order ahead, visit The Flying Stove’s website.

A wood table with a calculator and piece of paper featuring charts and graphics. 2022 Midwest Data Conference on August 25, 2022.

Wichita State’s Public Policy and Management Center will host the 2022 Midwest Data Conference 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Marcus Welcome Center.

The event is for faculty and staff who crunch numbers or support crunching the numbers for their organization and will discuss using data to make informed decisions that impact organizations and communities.

The cost for the event is $135 for participants who register by Aug. 5. Those who register after Aug. 5 will pay a fee of $145. All participants must register by Aug. 18.

Professor Usha Haley — W. Frank Barton School distinguished chair in International Business and director of the Center for International Business Advancement — will participate in a panel discussion hosted by the Chronicle of Higher Education at 3 p.m. July 27 via Zoom. Registration is required to attend.

The topic of the discussion is the future of field research. During the event, Haley and other experts will discuss case studies showcasing the potential of field research as they address topics, including the following:

  • The logistics of remote or widely distributed research sites
  • Issues of cultural appropriation and biased assumptions in ethnographic studies
  • Practicalities of researcher safety and appropriate behavior in remote locations
  • Shifts in funding priorities.

For more information, visit the Chronicle of Higher Education the future of field research registration website at the link below.

Need to renew or receive your Kansas ID or Driver’s License? Schedule an appointment at the Kansas Department of Motor Vehicles website and you can begin the process of renewing or receiving a Kansas ID or license at a DMV Mobile Event Sept. 8 at the Rhatigan Student Center (RSC) Room 257. Representatives from the Kansas DMV will be available by appointment at the RSC during this time.

This opportunity is available to both international and domestic students, staff and faculty. Members are required to have a email to sign up and reserve a time. Appointments are limited.

For more information, visit the Wichita State Mobile at DMV Event website for a complete list of services and items required for the event.

Join Campus Credit Union for its grand opening celebration 1-3 p.m. Aug. 1 located inside the Rhatigan Student Center (RSC). The event will offer participants gift bags and food vouchers available for the Starbucks and Panda Express at RSC. Participants can also register for a PC/laptop giveaway that will run through August.