8th Annual Lavender Graduation- A celebration of our LGBTQ+ graduates! Registration open! You must RSVP by 11:59pm on Monday, April 25 in order to be recognized and to receive your lavender cord. No RSVPs will be taken after the deadline. RSVP today at Wichita.edu/lavender. The ceremony will take place on Thursday April 28, 2022 at Rhatigan Student Center 233. Presented by The Office of Diversity and inclusion and Spectrum: LGBTQ and Allies

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Spectrum: LGBTQ and Allies will host the eighth annual Lavender Graduation at 7 p.m. April 28 at the Rhatigan Student Center (Room 233).

This is a special ceremony honoring the achievements of graduating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ+) students at Wichita State. Students have the option to be recognized openly or privately at this event.

To attend, students RSVP by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 25 to receive their lavender or rainbow cord.

Shocker Store, Official Store of Wichita State University. A.C.M.E. Affordable Course Materials Education Event. Monday, April 18 or Tuesday, April 19. RSC Room 142. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. (Educational Sessions) and 1-3 p.m. (Vendor/Publisher Village). Hear firsthand from students and faculty about what Wichita State's inclusive access program, Access Now, has to offer. Meet and talk with course material representatives, enjoy a live demo from Vital Source and more! For additional information, visit wichita.edu/affordabilityforum or email accessnow@wichita.edu.

The Shocker Store will host another course material affordability event 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, April 18 and Tuesday, April 19 at the Rhatigan Student Center. The events are part of Affordable Course Materials Education (ACME). This is a come-and-go event that will feature the same topics both days.

With Wichita State embracing the opt-out inclusive access model with the spring 2022 pilot program, the Shocker Store now has the ability to open all courses offered at WSU to Access Now. The event will educate students who are not aware of Access Now and its benefits, and allow others to learn the tips, tricks and resources to make their Access Now course easier.

Yellow graphic with WSU logo featuring text Savvy Scholar Workshops "Finding Books for Fun 4-5 p.m. April 12 Ablah 217.

The next University Libraries Savvy Scholar Series Workshop “Finding Books For Fun” will take place 4-5 p.m. April 12 at the Ablah Library (Room 217, second floor). There is no fee to register. During the workshop, participants will learn online resources to find book recommendations and tools for keeping track of what they’ve read or want to read next.

Faculty and staff are invited to join the Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) group for their spring 2022 campus highlights brunch event beginning at 9 a.m. April 28 at the Rhatigan Student Center (Beggs Ballroom). During the event, join the SEM group as they present SEM recognitions and announce the winner of the SEM Project Award.

The SEM Project Award will be given to the team or teams, faculty, staff, or both, who have made a notable contribution to meeting SEM goals. Registration is required to attend.

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The next Industrial, Systems, and Manufacturing Engineering (ISME) Colloquium will feature Brian Adams, Textron Aviation vice president of aftermarket innovation will present at 11 a.m., today, April 8 via Zoom. Adams’ presentation is titled “Applied Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering in New Aircraft Design.”

Adams will discuss how Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering play an integral role in the design of products to improve the safety, quality, delivery, and cost of new products, including aircraft. This presentation will share examples of applied ISME principles during the design and building plans for new aircraft.

Sign up to learn more about resources available to women at Wichita State at the “100 for Her” table 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 8 at the Rhatigan Student Center. The “100 for Her ” video presentation and digital magazine provides participants with 100 informative resources for women.

Self Defense For Women: Fearless and Female. Self-Defense class for Wichita State Women! Wednesday, April 13, 2022; 5:00 - 6:30pm; $10 per participant; Heskett Center Room #145A

The Heskett Center will host a women’s self-defense class 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13 at the Heskett Center (Room 145A). The class is $10 per person. The class is lead by Wichita State alumni Cindy Coughenour.

For more information or to attend the class, contact cindy@fearlessandfemale.com and include the message “I want to register for class date 4-13-2022.”

Image with pink background featuring text DEA Nation RX TakeBack In honor of the 2022 National Take Back Day April 30, Student Health Services (SHS) at the YMCA will collect any unused prescription or over-the-counter drugs 8 a.m.-5 p.m. April 18-28.

In honor of the 2022 National Take Back Day April 30, Student Health Services (SHS) at the Steve Clark YMCA will collect any unused prescription or over-the-counter drugs 8 a.m.-5 p.m. April 18-28. The event is sponsored by SHS and the Wichita State Police Department and provides a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs.

Dr. Netta Engelhardt, MIT Biedenharn Career Development assistant professor of physics, will present  a public lecture, “Black Hole Information Paradox: A Resolution on the Horizon,” at 2 p.m. today, April 7 via Zoom. The Zoom will be available for participants to view at a watch party at Hubbard Hall (Room 211).

Engelhardt is visiting as part of the Watkins Visiting Professorship. The Watkins Visiting Professorship was created in 1974 by the Watkins Foundation. This grant is now provided through the Watkins fund, a part of the Wichita State University Foundation’s endowment.

Wichita State University's Truman Nguyen is sitting at a computer in The Hub room representing the Esports team for the videogame, Valorant

Wichita State Esports is hosting the first Valorant High School Combine 9 a.m.-8 p.m. May 7 at the Esports Hub at the Heskett Center. The event will feature local high schools competing against each other in a group and playoff stage. The event is free and open to spectators.