Please join U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SBIR/STTR Program Manager, Dr. Eileen Chant, on June 28 from 1 to 2 PM CT in a free webinar as she presents a deep dive into the DOE SBIR/STTR Programs. DOE SBIR/STTR provides early-stage, nondilutive R&D funding for small businesses to develop their technology and commercialize it. Join us to learn about the surprising breadth of topics funded by DOE SBIR/STTR! Additionally, the Dr. Chant will discuss how to access DOE SBIR/STTR application and awardee assistance programs, what you need to be considering now regarding commercialization and the power of partnering. The presentation will be followed by Q&A from the audience and a limited number of pre-registered appointments to meet privately (one-on-one) with Dr. Chant.

Are you an innovator with an early-stage technology that has commercial potential? Join Dr. Eileen Chant, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer Programs (STTR) program manager, 1-2 p.m. June 28 for a free webinar about DOE SBIR and STTR programs. Registration is required to attend.

DOE SBIR and STTR provide early-stage, non-dilutive research and development funding for small businesses to develop their technology and commercialize it.

Chant will also discuss how to access DOE SBIR and STTR application and awardee assistance programs and what to consider regarding commercialization and the power of partnering.

The presentation will be followed by a question and answer from the audience and a limited number of pre-registered appointments to privately meet with Chant. For more information, contact strategicinitiatives@wichita.edu.

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Fran Cook from the Wichita State Office of Research will host two virtual workshops for faculty and staff about improving writing grant proposals. The workshops are scheduled as follows:

  • Writing Proposals — Learn the basics of proposal writing for grants at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 2. For more information or to attend, contact proposals@wichita.edu or sign up via myTraining.
  • Using Pivot to Search for Funding —Learn the tips and tricks for using Pivot (ProQuest database) to search for funding opportunities at 3 p.m. Tuesday, June 7. Participants must sign up for a Pivot account to practice searching Pivot during the workshop. For more information or to attend, contact proposals@wichita.edu.
Ulrich Museum of Art. Summer 2022 Exhibition Opening Party. Thursday, May 26th, 5-8 P.M. Free and open to all. ulrich.wichita.edu.

The Ulrich Museum of Art on the Wichita State University campus invites you to celebrate its latest suite of exhibitions at its Summer Exhibition Opening Party from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 26.

The party is free and open to all. The two new exhibitions both feature selections from the museum’s permanent collection, though from entirely different perspectives: One is a show curated by high school students in the Wichita Arts Council, and the other features picks from the collection that are near and dear to the Ulrich staff.

Those two exhibitions, Reemergence and Reconnecting: A Youth Arts Council Takeover and Deep Dive: Selections from the Permanent Collection, will remain on display through July 30 during regular gallery hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Saturday; closed Sundays and university and major holidays. Admission is always free.

Webinars for Small Business. Take your business to the next level with no cost webinars to start or propel your business. FUNDED IN PART THROUGH A COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT WITH THE U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION. ALL KANSAS SBDC PROGRAMS OR CO-SPONSORED PROGRAMS ARE EXTENDED TO THE PUBLIC ON A NONDISCRIMINATORY BASIS. REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES WILL BE MADE IF REQUESTED AT LEAST TWO WEEKS IN ADVANCE. CONTACT MARCIA STEVENS, WHO CAN BE REACHED AT 5015 EAST 29TH ST N, WICHITA, KS 67220 PHONE: 316-978-3193.

Join the Kansas SBDC for no-cost small business webinars.

  • Startup and Start Right: Protect all your hard work by starting your business legally. Learn how to quickly startup in just 10 steps. Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 1.
  • DBE/MBE/WBE Certification: Minority & Women-Owned Business Certification allows diverse businesses to compete for real-time business opportunities from private corporations to government agencies. 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday, June 8.
  • Lending 101: Do you want a business loan? This webinar offers insights from a former banker to help you understand what lenders require, the loan application process, and how a lender decides on a loan request. Noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 14.
  • Social Media – Where to Start? This webinar will cover the basics of promoting your business on social media. Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 15.
  • Hiring 101: Have you been operating your business on your own and realized you need help?  Join us to understand the steps to hiring your first employee. Noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 22.
  • Unemployment Tax: Understanding Regulations: Presenter Ly Tran with KDOL will provide an overview of the Kansas unemployment tax requirements. Noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, June 23.
JUNETEENTH ICT PARADE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN | Register at coreofwichita.org/juneteenth-ict | Armband required to be in parade | DATE: 10AM, SAT 18 JUNE 2022

The next Juneteenth ICT Parade will take place sy10 a.m. Saturday, June 18 beginning at the historic McAdams Park. The Juneteenth ICT Parade is an annual celebration during Juneteenth in Wichita, where everyone comes together to commemorate the ending of slavery in the United States.

Individuals and organizations will be able to purchase armbands if they wish to participate in the parade. Participants can check-in and find out parade route details as they are announced at the Juneteenth ICT website.

Bring your lunch and learn about the Process Communication Model (PCM) at noon July 19 via Zoom. During the event, Cy Rogers, Community Engagement Institute certified PCM trainer, will explain the model and how to might utilize it. This webinar is free to all faculty, staff and Innovation Campus partners. Registration is required.

PCM is the premier tool for decoding human interactions. It helps people adapt their communication style to match others and contribute to a world that leverages differences for the better.

Academic Resources Conference, May 23-27, 2022

Today is the fourth day of the Academic Resources Conference (ARC) at Wichita State. The ARC is a free and virtual conference for instructors of all ranks (including graduate teaching assistants and adjunct instructors) and student-facing staff. Today’s events include the following:

  • Blackboard Ultra Roadmap, What’s Coming? 9-9:50 a.m. Taught by Blackboard representative Lauren Roberts. Ultra Format Courses are undergoing a lot of upgrades during the academic year. This session will discuss recent and future changes.
  • OneDrive Introduction, 10-10:50 a.m. Taught by Ali Levine. Would you like to use OneDrive but aren’t sure how? This session will cover the basics.
  • Learning Theories Introduction, 11:00-11:50 a.m. Taught by Carolyn Speer. There are many learning theories that you might find to be useful frameworks for thinking about your teaching. This session will cover 5-6 popular theories and situate them in different contexts so you can see what is useful and practical for you.
  • Panel Hour, Intersectionality of ODI and ODS, noon-12:50 p.m. Taught by Alicia Sanchez, Vanessa Souriya-Mnirajd and Isabel Medina-Keiser. Come and hear campus experts discuss the concept of intersectionality and how it applies to diversity, inclusion and disability.
  •  Article Club #2, “The Power of Telling Students Why,” 1-1:50 p.m. This is the second of two article clubs for the May ARC. To participate, click the title of the article, review it, and come to the event prepared to discuss it. (The title of the article is a link to the article)
  • Tenure and Promotion at WSU,” 2-2:50 p.m. Taught by Gery Markova. Are you working on tenure and promotion at WSU and need some guidance? This session is for you.
  •  Annotate for Free with Hypothesis, 2-2:50 p.m. Taught by Heather Merchant. This free app caught our eye when a professor requested an accessibility review of it. Come hear about Hypothesis and how your students can use for free it to annotate digital documents.
  • Academic Creative Services, Image Resource Training, 3-3:50 p.m. Taught by John Hammer. Do you wish your course had more cool images but aren’t sure how to accomplish this? This is your chance to learn with the lead of our Academic Creative Services unit.
  • Best Practices for Online Test Integrity, 5-5:50 p.m. Taught by Freh Wuhib. If you offer testing online you may be worried about test integrity. This session will walk you through several recommendations to improve test integrity.
  • Test Building in Blackboard Original and Ultra Course Format, 6-6:50 p.m. Taught by Mary Morriss. Did you know that Office of Instructional Resources provides you with a test-generation tool? Faculty can use it to create tests in Microsoft Word and then upload them to Blackboard. Come learn more about it.
Picture of Randall Fooshee super imposed over MRC.

Please come and help the Media Resources Center (MRC) and Wichita State thank Randall Fooshee for 23 years of service at a ceremony 3-5 p.m. Thursday, May 26 at the MRC lobby. Fooshee worked as the media classroom coordinator at the MRC.

Academic Resources Conference, May 23-27, 2022

President Rick Muma is the featured speaker for the Academic Resources Conference (ARC) today, May 25 via Zoom. The ARC is free and open to all students, faculty and staff. Today’s events will include the following:

  • (Physical) Classroom Update, 9-:50 a.m. Taught by Ryan Corcoran. The physical classroom has changed somewhat since COVID first appeared. This session will walk participants through typical classroom elements and how to use them.
  • Campus Freedom of Expression Update, 10-10 a.m. President Muma will share an update on the campus-wide freedom of expression initiative.
  •  Pedagogy? Andragogy? What’s the Difference? 11-11:50 a.m. Taught by Carolyn Speer. This session focuses on the distinction between pedagogical approaches to teaching and androagogical approaches. What are these approaches and what’s the difference?
  • Retention Panel, Retention Faculty Fellows, noon-12:50 p.m. This panel will focus on initiatives that are designed to improve student retention at Wichita State.
  •  New to WSU? Instructor Onboarding, 1-1:50 p.m. Taught by Carolyn Speer. Whether you are an adjunct instructor, a graduate teaching assistant or a new full-time faculty member, this session is for you. During this session, Speer will discuss how to get support and training at WSU.
  •  Article Club: “Why the Science of Teaching is Often Ignored,” 2-2:50 p.m. Article Club is like a book club with an article, so it’s easier to prepare. To join, click on the title of the article and review it.
  • Getting Started with OER, 3-3:50 p.m. Taught by Maria Sclafani and Victoria Koger. Learn how to lower the cost of your courses with members of University Libraries.
  • Ultra Course Format Gradebook and Grading, 6-6:50 p.m. Taught by Mary Morriss. Have you chosen Ultra Course Format for fall? This session will cover the basics of putting together an Ultra Course.
Academic Resources Conference, May 23-27, 2022

It’s day two of the Academic Resources Conference (ARC) at Wichita State. All sessions are online and free. Here is the schedule for May 24:

  • Accessibility Training for Instructors for AY 2021-22, 9-9:50 a.m. Taught by John Jones. Each year, Wichita Stat instructors must complete mandatory accessibility training. This is an opportunity to get that training for the academic year ending which ends May 31. This session covers the exceptions process.
  •  Gimme Some Space! (Cloud storage options at WSU), 10-10:50 a.m. Taught by Ali Levine. Having a reliable backup version of your work is very important, and the cloud is great for that, but, what is the cloud exactly and how do we use it? This session will help participants learn how to use it.
  •  Myths About Teaching and Learning, 11-11:50 a.m. Taught by Carolyn Speer and Maria Sclafani. Instructors and students alike often believe ideas about teaching and learning that are not supported by research and evidence. This session will hit some of the more popular myths about teaching and learning.
  •  Panel Hour, Portfolios at Wichita State, noon-12:50 p.m. Taught by Kimberly Engber, Chelsea Redger and Carolyn Speer. Did you know that WSU is part of a year-long portfolio institute put on by AAC&U American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)? This panel will discuss eportfolios and how they can work at both the course and program level.
  • Giving Excellent Online Feedback, 1-1:50 p.m. Taught by Jacie Green. Online and hybrid classes are here to stay. To provide the kind of feedback your students need, come to this session about giving excellent online feedback.
  • Encouraging Metacognition in Students, 2-2:50 p.m. Taught by Moriah Beck. This session will cover how to encourage metacognition (thinking about thinking) in your students.
  •  Different Delivery Methods and Their Codes, 3-3:50 p.m. Taught by Carolyn Speer. WSU has a number of different kinds of course delivery options including in-person, hybrid, HyFlex, online synchronous, and online asynchronous. This session will discuss the types and also give participants the key to translating course codes into their actual meanings.
  • What Can LinkedIn Learning Do For My Classes? 4-4:50 p.m. Taught by Reggie Hanson, LinkedIn Learning representative. Wichita State can provide all students, faculty and staff access to LinkedIn Learning courses. This session will discuss how you can get access to these high-quality and free online classes.
  • Basics of Building a Course in Ultra Course Format, 6-6:50 p.m. Taught by Mary Morriss. Have you chosen the Ultra Course Format for fall? This session will discuss the basics of using the Ultra Course Format.