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 wichita.edu 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.

Wichita State will host the second annual NXT LVL Garage Party from 9 p.m. to midnight tonight, Aug. 19 on the third and fourth levels of the Rhatigan Student Center parking garage. The event will include food, live music, local vendor booths. Admission for this event is free.

Free T-shirts will also be provided to the first 200 students in attendance. For more information, contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at 316-978-3034.

Wichita State will host the second annual NXT LVL Garage Party 9 p.m.-midnight Friday, Aug. 19 at the Rhatigan Student Center parking garage. Encourage students to kick off the new academic year. The event will include food, live music, local vendor booths. Admission for this event is free.
Free T-shirts will also be provided to the first 200 students in attendance. For more information, contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at 316-978-3034.
Photo of mobile unit store van at the farmers market

Come and visit the Shocker Store’s mobile unit store 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, at the Fidelity Bank Farmers Market in downtown Wichita located on South Market and East English streets. For more information, visit the Fidelity Bank Farmers Market website.