Wednesdays Are For Women, Women Leadership Initiative, Wednesday, September 6, from 4-6 p.m. in the RSC, Harvest Room

Join the Women Leadership Initiative from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6 in the 142 Rhatigan Student Center, Harvest Room to network and learn more about the initiative, connect, collaborate, celebrate and build community. Appetizers and nonalcoholic drinks will be available along with a cash bar.

The Women Leadership Initiative is looking for any faculty, staff or student who would like to be a part of the conversation, planning and implementation of programs designed to advance women’s leadership at all levels on campus. It will discuss organizing mentoring circles, a women’s conference and campus culture enhancement while networking with each other.

Connect with the Colleges, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday & Tuesday, August 21-22, Wichita State University (Various Locations)

Connect with the Colleges is a great way to meet the faculty and staff who work tirelessly to ensure you receive the best education possible at Wichita State.

From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21 and Tuesday, Aug. 22, stop by the specific lobbies and areas to engage with your college, ask questions and meet other Shockers on campus.

See where you can connect with your college:

  • College of Applied Studies: Heskett Center lobby and Corbin Education Center lobby
  • Barton School of Business: Woolsey Hall lobby
  • College of Engineering: Wallace Hall west courtyard
  • College of Fine Arts: McKnight Art Center lobby
  • College of Health Professions: Ahlberg Hall lobby
  • Cohen Honors College and Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Lindquist Hall lobby
Beach Party. Heskett Center August 23 7-9 p.m.

Join Campus Recreation at 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23 in the Heskett Center for a beach party. Bring your suit and dive into the Heskett Center eight-lane pool, or just hang out on the patio and enjoy an evening of activities and fun.

Campus Recreation Esports Hub Open House 4-6 p.m. August 23 in the Heskett Center.

Come to the Heskett Center from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23 for snacks and an eventful gaming night and at the Esports Hub Open House, hosted by Campus Recreation.

This event is available to all Shockers at no additional charge by showing your Shocker ID.

Campus Recreation RecFest Wichita State University August 22 5-7 pm @Heskett Center Gymnasium

Campus Recreation is excited to host its annual RecFest event from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22.

Looking to make new friends, discover thrilling recreational activities and embrace the spirit of healthy competition? RecFest is here to provide you with the perfect platform to do just that.

Join the event as Campus Recreation introduces you to the vibrant world of intramurals, sports clubs and a plethora of recreational activities that it has meticulously curated. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or simply looking to dip your toes into a new hobby, RecFest has something for everyone.

Dive into the variety of booths and representatives will be on hand to answer questions and help you discover opportunities that align with your interests.

Graduate Orientation. Grad Life 101 + Orientation Refresher. August 17, 2023.

New graduate students are invited to attend two orientation events Thursday, Aug. 17.

Grad Life 101, also know as the “unofficial orientation”, is a peer-to-peer session where incoming students can ask members of the Graduate Student Council about grad life at WSU from noon to 1 p.m. in 266 Rhatigan Student Center, Pike Room.

After the session, the Graduate School will host a graduate orientation refresher, with information on Graduate School basic regulations and services to grad students, from 2 to 4 p.m. in 208 Hubbard Hall.

Students attend Interfest hosted by the International Student Union

Connect with Shockers all across campus by submitting an item to Shocker Blast, Wichita State’s internal student newsletter.

If you are a member of a WSU student organization and want to share your campus event with fellow students, submit an item for consideration in Shocker Blast. Please keep in mind the following consideration criteria:

  • Submissions run up to twice in the newsletter and should be 150 words or fewer in length.
  • Images should be 800×600 pixels in size and contain less than 20 words. Text must also be accessible, so it must be large-sized font and contrasted with the background.
  • Submissions may be edited. If significant changes are required, we will reach back out prior to publication in the newsletter.

Final publication consideration is at the discretion of Strategic Communications. For more information, contact Caelin Bragg at

Also submit your event to the campus events calendar.

Anna Porcaro

The Office of Online and Adult Learning, Media Resources Center and Academic Affairs will be celebrating the career and accomplishments of Dr. Anna Porcaro, executive director of Online & Adult Learning, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 22 in 266 Rhatigan Student Center, Pike Room.

She will leave WSU for her new position with the Kansas Leadership Center as the senior director of monitoring and evaluation. Cake and light refreshments will be served.

Join the campus community in wishing Dr. Porcaro well.

Join USPTO, in this FREE Bilingual IP Series August 21-25 Spanish: 12PM - 1PM ET English: 2PM - 3PM ET

Join the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in a bilingual IP series that will unlock the world of intellectual property. Whether you prefer English or Spanish, these virtual webinars are tailored to provide you with all the essential knowledge about IP.

Sessions start Monday, Aug. 21. Spanish sessions are from 11 a.m. to noon, and English sessions are from 1 to 2 p.m.

Explore valuable resources and support that will ignite your creative journey as an inventor, innovator or entrepreneur.

Discover a diverse range of topics, from cybersecurity to scotch, pickleball to painting and much more. Additionally, as a special offer, Wichita State employees enjoy a 10% discount on classes, excluding day trips.

Connect with fellow community members while exploring your passions. Current employees should use the code “WSUEMPLOYEE” at checkout to receive the 10% discount, and retired employees can get the same discount with code “WSURETIREE.”