OneStop logo in yellow letters on white background.

OneStop Student Services will host an open house for faculty and staff noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, October 6 at Jardine Hall (room 112).

The open house will offer guests an opportunity to connect with OneStop specialists and first-year advisors to learn more about the all-hours services they provide students. It will also allow participants a chance to reconnect with the OneStop staff in person. Snacks will be provided.

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will host Dr. Jacinta Mutambuki from Oklahoma State University 3:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 6 at McKinley hall (room 224). The event will also be available via Zoom. Dr. Mutambuki will present her research results in a talk titled “Development of an Inclusive Teaching Observation Protocol (ITOP) for Assessing Instructional Practices in Undergraduate STEM Classrooms.”

Please e-mail for the Zoom link.

Join Shocker Rowing and learn how to row from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 30 at the River Vista Boathouse (150 N. McLean Blvd.). Participants can sign up on the day of the event. The cost is $20 per person for lunch and the lesson.

Don’t forget to join the Shocker Neighborhood service providers panel from noon to 1 p.m. today, Sept. 29 via Zoom. The panel will provide an opportunity for participants to hear from organizations serving the surrounding university communities. The Shocker Neighborhood service provider panel part of Good Neighbor Week Sept. 28-Oct. 4. 

Picture of Memorial 70 monument that shows the names of the deceased passengers on the Gold Plane.

The annual remembrance of Memorial ’70 is set for 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2 at the memorial sculpture at the university entrance at Alumni Drive and Hillside (18th and Hillside). The reception will be held immediately following the ceremony in the Shocker ’70 RSC (room 202). With potential rain in the forecast, there may be a change of location. Check for updates.

During an annual ceremony of remembrance, a wreath is placed at Wichita State’s Memorial ’70 each Oct. 2. The brief ceremony honors the Wichita State football players, administrators and supporters who died in a plane crash Oct. 2, 1970.

The WSU “Gold” plane, a Martin 404 carrying 36 passengers and a crew of four, crashed at approximately 3 p.m. on a mountain near Silver Plume, Colorado, while en route to Logan, Utah, for a game with Utah State University. Twenty-nine persons died at the scene, while two others died later after receiving medical attention for their injuries. The WSU “Black” plane landed safely in Utah.

The ceremony offers a time of remembrance to acknowledge the changes that the plane crash made in the lives of the victims, their families, their friends and the university.

Savvy Scholar workshops for Shockers. Finding Social Data, 12 -1 p.m. Oct. 1.

University Libraries Savvy Scholar Workshop series continues with “Finding Social Data” from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1 via Zoom. This session will cover how to unlock demographic and social data to better understand demographic groups, large populations and pressing social issues.

Registration is free for this virtual workshop, which can be accessed at the link below.

Wichita State’s Regional Institute of Aging (RIA) will sponsor a panel presentation and workshop on “Strategies for Promoting Intergenerational Teaching At WSU: Promoting Age-Inclusiveness,” from 4 to 6 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Rhatigan Student Center (room 142).

Panelists will include Dr. Joann Montepare, director of the RoseMary B. Fuss Center for Research on Aging and Intergenerational Studies; professor of psychology at Lasell University and Lasell Village, and Dr. Louis Medvene, WSU Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychology. Three WSU students — Aliya Jankowski, Karl and Nancy Koenig — will present a student perspective of participating in intergenerational classes.

Refreshments will be served.

David Vuletich, senior director of Research Advisory Services with the Education Advisory Board, will provide a workshop presentation titled, “The Faculty Role in Retention and Student Success,” at 2 p.m. today, Sept. 28 at the Rhatigan Student Center (room 142).

David has earned Bachelor’s degrees in astrophysics and chemical physics from Michigan State University, a dual-title Ph.D. in biochemistry and astrobiology from the Pennsylvania State University, and an MBA from Indiana University.

Please contact for a Zoom link.

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will host Dr. Andrew Gewirth from the University of Illinois 3:30-4:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at McKinley Hall (room 224). The event will also be available via Zoom. Dr. Gewirth will present his research results in a talk titled “Understanding and Controlling Interfacial Electrochemistry for Electrolyzers and Batteries.”

Please e-mail for the Zoom link.

Voices from the Vault. Artist Talk. Nancy Davidson, Unruly Forms. Ulrich Museum of Art. Tuesday September 28. 5:30 P.M. Reception. 6:00 P.M. Program. Free and open to all.

“The Voices from the Vault” series is back at 6 p.m. tonight, Sept. 28, at the Ulrich Museum of Art. The event will discuss the art of the 1990s as examined by artist Nancy Davidson. There will also be a live stream of the program.
Davidson is a sculptor, installation artist and photographer who uses inflated weather balloons to challenge the notions of contemporary monumental sculpture while simultaneously repurposing comedic tropes of bodily mass, fleshiness, and beauty. Her piece, Buttress (pictured above), in the Ulrich’s permanent collection, will be temporarily displayed at the museum during the event and shortly thereafter.

Davidson will examine the social and political reverberations of important topics in the 1990s, namely third-wave feminism, which continues to resonate today. Her work has been exhibited at the Krannert Art Museum, Illinois; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Pennsylvania; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; and the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.

Funding for “Voices from the Vault” is provided by Humanities Kansas, a nonprofit organization that connects communities with history, traditions and ideas to strengthen civic life.