Dr. Brock Stoddard graduated with his PhD ineconomics from Indiana University in 2013. He worked at the University of South Dakota for four years before moving to Appalachian State University in 2017. He received tenure and promotion in 2020 and is now an associate professor of economics. His research primarily examines social dilemmas (such as public goods and common-pool resources) using experimental methods. He has published in journals such as American Economic Journal-Microeconomics, Journal of Public Economics, Games and Economic Behavior, and Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization

The next “Economics Bites on the Go” will take place noon-1 p.m. today, Oct. 1 via Zoom. The episode will feature behavioral economist Dr. Brock Stoddard who will discuss “The Effect of Short-Term Users in a Common-Pool Resource Environment.”

“Economics Bites on the Go”  was created by Wichita State’s Department of Economics and the Institute for the Study of Economic Growth. The aim is to provide students and faculty members an opportunity to interact with top-tier economists.

Each talk lasts one hour. For the first 20 minutes, Siyu Wang, WSU Economics Department assistant professor, asks students questions that provoke the guest speakers into a deeper examination of their work and how they see the world. The guest speaker then has 20 minutes to summarize their life-long research. The last 20 minutes is Q&A time, with students and professors interacting with the guest speaker and asking any questions they have in mind.

Stoddard graduated from Indiana University in 2013. He worked at the University of South Dakota for four years before moving to Appalachian State University in 2017. He received tenure and promotion in 2020 and is now an associate professor of economics.

The Zoom meeting ID is 379-883-4810 and the passcode is 200.

Image shows two Wichita State students in Shocker attire. A black banner runs across the bottom of the image that reads "Join us on campus Oct. 8 or Oct. 22! Register at wichita.edu/visit".

The Office of Admissions will host the first of two Black and Yellow Days in fall 2021 9 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8. Each semester, we invite high school juniors, seniors and college transfer students to experience Shocker Nation. Prospective students in attendance will:

  • Explore academic and student life opportunities.
  • Hear from current Wichita State students.
  • Take a walking tour of campus.
  • Check out on-campus housing options.

The event is $15 per student and $5 per guest and includes lunch in Shocker Hall Dining. The next Black and Yellow Day will occur Oct. 22.

For more information, contact Sarah Brill, event manager and Student Ambassador Society advisor, at 316-978-3638 or Sarah.Brill@wichita.edu.

Wichita State University School of Nursing Information Session Friday Oct. 8 at 4 p.m. Wichita State Main Campus Ahlberg 110A Thinking about Becoming a nurse? Join us to learn more about School of Nursing program options, admission requirements, and ask questions directly to nursing program faculty. wichita.edu/nursinginfosession

Are you interested in a career in nursing? Wichita State’s School of Nursing is hosting an information session at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8 in Ahlberg Hall (room 110A.)

Learn more about program options, admission requirements and ask the nursing faculty questions directly.  Please register at least 24 hours prior to the session.

Join the Rhatigan Student Center for the new music series, Monday Melodies! The last Monday of every month, the RSC will host live music in the building. From 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Monday, September 27, enjoy live music from Sterling Gray in Starbucks Lounge!

Head over to the Rhatigan Student Center (RSC) 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 27 for Monday Melodies, a new live music series free to the campus community.

Monday Melodies will happen on the last Monday of each month. During the Sept. 27 event, Sterling Gray will play the guitar at the RSC Starbucks Lounge.

Presidential china to be displayed at the scholarship-benefit tea is Noritake’s "Gold and Sable” pattern.

Wichita State University First Gentleman Rick Case, along with the Office of the President and the WSU Alumni Association (WSUAA), will host a Historic Tea at the president’s campus residence this October during Homecoming 2021 week Oct. 23-Oct. 30. Tea times and days available include the following:

  • 11:30 a.m. Oct. 26
  • 2 p.m. Oct. 26
  • 11:30 a.m. Oct. 27
  • 2 p.m. Oct. 27

Courtney M. Marshall, WSUAA president and CEO, will give remarks about the history of the president’s home, the presidential partners who lived there — and about the various sets of presidential china that have been used through the years.

The menu features three teas and a balance of savory and sweet items.

Attendees are encouraged to wear hats and gloves. Proceeds from this event will benefit WSU scholarship funds.

The Women of Wichita State University will host a social event at 5 p.m. Sept. 30 at Social Tap located in Braeburn Square. Current members, new members and prospective members are invited to attend.

WWSU’s purpose is to serve the university by providing student scholarships and to promote social interaction among its members.

Deloitte's 9th Annual Supply Chain Challenge - Sign up today! - Win $10,000 in Prize Money, Employment Opportunities for various roles, Network with Deloitte Practitioners at various levels. Round 1 Details: Location - Virtual Zoom Meetings; Date & Time - Octover 15, 2021 12NOON CST; Team Details - 4 First-year students per team; Eligible programs - MBA, MS Supply Chain Management, MS Industrial Engineering, MS Engineering Management, MS Business Analytics; Sign up deadline: Sept 24th, 5pm CST *Interviews are subject to Deloitte Recruiting guidelines

Deloitte’s ninth Annual Supply Chain Challenge will take place at noon Oct. 15 via Zoom.

Participants can win up to $10,000. The event also offers participants a chance to meet Deloitte practitioners at various levels and gain insight into employment opportunities within the company.

Teams will be comprised of four, first-year students per team from the following programs eligible programs: Master of Business Administration, Master of Science in supply chain management; Master of Science in industrial engineering; Master of science in engineering management; Master of Science in business analytics.

The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. Sept. 24.

Wichita State University LeaderShape October 8-11, 2021 Rock Springs 4H Center Junction City, Kansas Apply for LeaderShape at http://www.wichita.edu/leadershape Application deadline: September 26, 2021 LeaderShape is a four-day institute that takes students off campus to engage in a series of dynamic, challenging, and interactive sessions designed to increase, develop, and practice their leadership skills. Transportation, Food, T-Shirt, and Lodging is provided.

Wichita State University will host the Institute by LeaderShape Oct. 8-11 at Rock Springs 4-H Center in Junction City, Kansas. LeaderShape is a nationally recognized organization that facilitates participants through a series of dynamic, challenging and exciting sessions designed to increase, develop and launch the leadership capacity of students.

The retreat immerses participants into a transformative learning environment that challenges them to lead with integrity and motivates them to be a positive force for change in the world. This experience will benefit participants personally and professionally and enhance the communities and organizations that they serve.

Transportation, lodging and meals will be provided for all four days. Applications will be accepted through Sunday, Sept. 26.

For more information, please contact Randi Beggs at randi.beggs@wichita.edu.

Family Fun Day at the Ulrich Museum of Art. 1-3 P.M. Saturday, September 25. Free and open to all. "Around the Neighborhood: Feathers, Blocks, and Tweets." Hands-on art-making activities, snacks, masks strongly recommended.

It’s time again for another Family Fun Day at the Ulrich Museum of Art, 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25. The event is free and open to the public.

The theme for this year’s event will be Around the Neighborhood: Feathers, Blocks, and Tweets, which connects to the Ulrich’s current bird-themed exhibition, “Look, it’s daybreak, dear, time to sing.” Bring the family for an afternoon of hands-on art-making, stories and discoveries about the treasures in our neighborhoods, the birds that live amongst us and the shapes found in our environment. Masks are strongly recommended.

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will host Dr. Seema Khurana from the University of Houston 3:30-4:30 p.m. Sept. 22 at McKinley Hall (room 224). The event will also be available via Zoom. Dr. Khurana will present her research results in a talk, titled, “Structure Function Studies of Villin Superfamily Proteins and their Role in Gastrointestinal Epithelium.”

Please e-mail jian.wang@wichita.edu for the Zoom link.