Eric Pierstoff, program director of the  Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) at the National Science Foundation (NSF), will present an hour-long webinar about NSF SBIR and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs (STTR) from 11 a.m. to noon Oct. 12.

In addition to describing at NSF SBIR/STTR  program, Pierstoff will answer direct questions, cover the SBIR/STTR program’s goal, funding philosophy, topics, funded examples and the project pitch process. There will also be 10 minutes allotted for one-on-one meetings with Pierstoff.

This webinar is free of charge but registration is required.

Take the good neighbor challenge sept. 28th- oct. 4th sept. 28th: good neighbor bingo all month, 3rd annual faculty vs staff- stock the shocker support locker challenge all week long sept 29th: students united service provider panel @12pm sunflower making workshop at atwater rec center 11-1:30pm (9/27 and 9/29) sept 30th: SGA food insecurity pnael @5:30pm oct 1 riverfest parade @5pm oct 2 morning neighborhood walk @8:30am oct 3 shocker lanes bowling discount all week long for community oct 4 highlighting stories from our neighbors.

Connect with the neighbors, businesses and organizations that make up our community during Good Neighbor Week Sept. 28-Oct. 4. The week will also include the following events:

  • Sept. 28 — Good Neighbor Bingo all month
  • Sept. 28-Oct. 4 — Third annual faculty versus staff Stock the Shocker Support Locker Challenge
  • noon, Sept. 29 — Students United Service Provider Panel
  • 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Sept. 27 and Sept. 29 — Sunflower making workshop at Atwater Recreation Center
  • 6:30 p.m., Sept. 30 — Student Government Association Food Insecurity Panel
  • 5 p.m., Oct. 1 — Riverfest Parade
  • 8:30 a.m., Oct. 2 — Morning neighborhood walk
  • Oct. 3 — Campus community discount bowling all week at Shocker Lanes
  • Oct. 4 — Highlighting stories from our neighbors event
  • Shocker Sports Grill and Lanes will give community the student and faculty rate if they mention Good Neighbor week
WSU employee stocking canned food items.

The Staff Senate has again challenged the Faculty Senate to a friendly contest: Stock the Shocker Support Locker. Participants can make a monetary donation to contribute items on the locker’s wish list or bring food donations to a collection site on campus through Oct. 15.

Collection sites are located at Ahlberg Hall (room 500), Clinton Hall (room 201), Jabara Hall (120), Jardine Hall 112, the John Bardo Center (room 162), Morrison Hall (room 010), the Rhatigan Student Center (room 219), and the reception desks at the Partnership 2 Building, the Ablah Library, the Marcus Welcome Center, and the Office of International Education.

Donors should identify their items with a sticker at the dropbox so that they can be counted properly for the  Faculty/Staff tallies. Donations can also be made outside the competition.

If your office would like to host a donation site, please email to participate.

Nine boxes with various background colors that include information for the event. ShockerStrengths Summit held on Friday October 1, 2021 in RSC 233 Sante Fe room. Free snacks and t-shirt is provided. Scan the QR code to register!

Come explore your natural talents and strengths and attend the first ShockerStrengths Summit from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 1 at the Rhatigan Student Center (room 233).  Snacks, prizes, the Strengths code and T-shirts will be provided to those in attendance.

Students interested in joining the summit can register via the QR code located on the above image or by clicking the link below.

Pictures of Sara Friesen, APRN, PMHNP-BC, Nurse Heather, WSU graduate student Alan Nguyen, and WSU student Sarah Myose for a discussion about mental health! Brought to you by Wichita State Student Health Services.

Are you struggling with your mental health? You’re not alone. On this week’s Tuesday Talks, we will do a deep dive into the stigma and culture surrounding mental health and how to address mental health struggles.

Please join us for our next Physics Seminar at 2 p.m. Sept. 29 at Jabara Hall (room 126).The talk features Dr. Arik Kershenbaum from the University of Cambridge. The title of the talk will be “Can a Parrot Build a Spaceship? Constraints on the Minimum Linguistic Ability of Space-Faring Species.”

Graphic featuring women with laptop and text 'Take an online screening for mental wellness screening day. Stop by our table October 7, from 11:30 AM - 1 PM in the RSC or visit'

In honor of Mental Wellness Screening Day, Wichita State’s Counseling and Prevention Services will have a table available for online mental health screenings 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Rhatigan Student Center.

Promotional flyer for the Sustainability & Tech Challenge that says, SUSTAINABILITY & TECHNOLOGY DESIGN CHALLENGE This one-day design challenge focuses on using technology to solve today's sustainability challenges. Optimal team size includes 4 to 6 people with a mix of technical and non-technical skills. Friday, October 15 | 9 - 5pm.

Registration for the fall 2021 Sustainability and Technology Design Challenge is currently underway. This one-day design challenge takes place 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 15 at the Rhatigan Student Center (room 266).

The challenge is open to students, faculty, staff and community members. During the event, teams will compete to develop unique insights and solutions while creating low-fidelity prototypes such as sketches, journey maps and business models. Optimal team sizes include four to six people with a mix of technical and non-technical skills.

Join the Shocker Neighborhood Coalition, Wichita State Engaged and Shiftspace as they make sunflowers at 11:30 a.m. today, Sept. 29 at the Atwater Neighborhood Recreation Center.

This event is open to neighbors from the local community. The sunflowers will be collected for a sculpture to be included in Wichita State’s Homecoming Parade on Oct. 30.

For more information, contact 316-978-5061, email or

Form a team for the Homecoming 2021 Spirit Competition comma for more information visit wichita dot edu backslash homecoming.

Want to compete in the Homecoming Spirit Competitions Oct. 23-30? Form a team of 10 to 35 members in one of two divisions, Greek Life Division or Wheat Division. The Wheat Division can be formed by Wichita State student groups, organizations, classmates, or friends.

Learn more by attending one of the Student Activities Council’s Homecoming Spirit Competition team meetings at the following times and dates:

  • 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 1 at the Rhatigan Student Center (room 265)
  • 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6 at Hubbard Hall (room 228)

Awards for the winning team will be presented at the Homecoming closing event, Shocktoberfest,  Saturday, Oct.30.