Black Excellence Town Hall | 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, September 28 | Rhatigan Student Center Beggs Ballroom | Students are invited to attend the upcoming town hall for a check in on our Black students to see how they are doing with the current climate at Wichita State University! Learn more about Black Excellence at

Students are invited to attend the Black Excellence Town Hall hosted by Wichita State’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) 4-6 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Rhatigan Student Center Beggs Ballroom.

During the town hall, members of ODI will ask older and younger Black students how they are doing in the current climate at the campus. Topics will include the COVID-19 pandemic, representation of WSU Black faculty and staff on campus and how students can navigate their path at WSU.

Students must register to attend the town hall.

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The campus community is invited to join Green Group’s activity meeting 4-5 p.m. today, Sept. 22 at the Rhatigan Student Center (room 265).

The group will discuss the impact of fast fashion and make tote bags out of old T-shirts.

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Wichita State’s Analytics Showcase will take place 8 a.m.-5 p.m. today, Nov. 5 via Zoom. This exciting event is supported by the colleges of business, engineering, health professions, liberal arts and sciences, and applied studies. 

The showcase will provide several opportunities:

  • Learn about innovative analytics research, curricular and applied learning activities at WSU, groundbreaking analytics applications and state-of-the-art analytics software and hardware solutions from leading technology providers.
  • Network with WSU faculty, staff, students, community partners and industry leaders working in the analytics field to build personal and career connections.
  • Discover opportunities to collaborate and partner with industry, community and government in research, applied projects and software development.

For more information, contact

4th Annual Catering Grand Showcase. 9/23/21. 4-6 p.m. 3rd Floor Ballroom, Rhatigan Student Center.

You’re invited to the fourth annual Chartwells Catering Grand Showcase 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23 at the Rhatigan Student Center Ballroom.

The event will feature samples from our upcoming, new Mingle + Nosh menu. To participate, register at the link below. Participants who donate a canned food item will receive a free drink ticket. There will also be a photo booth at the event.

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Join Dr. Jens Kreinath at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 24 at Neff Hall on the second floor for an informative tour of “Remember Aleppo.” A discussion will follow at 7:30 p.m.

The tour and discussion will focus on the photo exhibit “Reimagining Aleppo Through Peace and Pain,” which opened at Neff Hall in 2019.

Please join us for our next Physics Seminar at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 22 at Jabara Hall room 126. The talk features Dr. Zbigniew Celinski, from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. The title of seminar is “Ferrite Particles for Magnetic Resonance Imaging Thermometry.”

Delta Gamma Sorority will host their annual Pancake Feed 11 a.m.-2 and 8 p.m.-11 p.m. Oct. 1, and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 2. at the Delta Gamma house on the Omega Court. All proceeds from the event will go toward the sorority’s philanthropy, Service for Sight. 

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased from Delta Gamma at the house or from a member. The price includes a choice of pancake, toppings and a beverage.

The next Meet the Firms, a bi-annual event hosted by Beta Alpha Psi for the W. Frank Barton School of Business students, will take place 1-2 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Rhatigan Student Center on the third floor.

There will be more than 20 businesses in at the event. Students are encouraged to bring their Shocker ID and resumes.

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“Who Scammed Rajah Rabbit?,” a 30-minute film that documents one of the oddest events in Wichita history, will be screened at the Tallgrass Film Festival at 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 24 at the Orpheum Theatre. Virtual screenings at the festival will be announced at a later date. Sara Harmon, adjunct professor at Shocker Studios, co-produced the film.

The film documents a rabbit-related con that affected Wichita and other cities in the United States. After a salesman named Porter arrived in Wichita in 1929, he convinced everyone that his breed of rajah rabbits would produce luxury furs and premium meats. Farmers, business executives and children,  invested in Porter’s scheme.

By May 1930, Porter and the city’s investments disappeared, but 55,000 rabbits were left to fend for themselves. Wichita fell prey to one of the biggest Ponzi schemes in the Midwest.

Wichita State’s Graduate School at the W. Frank Barton School of Business will host a webinar on the topic of Researching for impact noon-1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, via Zoom.

Three WSU panelists will be featured:

  • Dr. Usha Haley, Barton of Distinguished Chair in International Business, director of the Center for International Business Advancement and elected Chair of the World Trade Council of Wichita.
  • Dr. Smita Srivastava, assistant professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship WSU Department of Management
  • Dr. Coleen Pugh, Dean of WSU Graduate School

Each panelist will present different perspectives of scholarly and funded research impact. The discussion will be moderated by the Barton School director of Research, Dr. Atul Rai.

We thank Usha Haley for organizing this event and hope to see you at the webinar.

The Zoom link for the webinar is listed below. The password is 450313.