Today, May 27, is the last day of the May Academic Resources Conference (ARC). The last day will focus on technical training and will feature Blackboard training from Mary Morriss. The schedule for this day will be as follows:

  • Technical Training on Blackboard (First session), 9-9:50 a.m. Whether you want to teach in Ultra Course Format or old Blackboard, this session will offer technical training for beginners. This session is the first of 2 that will cover the basics in both formats.
  • Technical Training on Blackboard (Second session), 10-10:50 a.m. This session is the second part of Technical Training on Blackboard. It has a different Zoom link than the 9 a.m. session.
  •  Technical Training Panopto and Zoom, 11-11:50 a.m. This session will cover how to use Panopto and Zoom.
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Join Women in Public Service for a lunch at 11: 30 a.m. June 9 at Wichita State’s Marcus Welcome Center. The event will feature Mona Martin, human resources director at HM Dunn AeroSystems, who will speak about feedback.

The group is also collecting donations for the birthday cake assembly kits for the Kansas Food Bank and will need the following items:

  • Aluminum pan (9-by-13 inches)
  • Cake mix
  • Frosting
  • Sprite (allows recipients to bake without eggs or oil)
  • Birthday candles/sprinkles

For more information, contact Morgan.barnes@wichita.edu.

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Wichita State’s literary journal Mikrokosmos is hosting its launch party for volume 68 at the Ulrich Museum of Art at 5 p.m. Thursday, May 19. Free copies of the journal will be available to all students and alumni that attend, but donations are encouraged.

The last IDP-COE joint seminar for this academic year is on additive manufacturing. Additive manufacturing methods are used for a variety of applications, but there are limitations. Please join us on Friday, May 20 from 1-2 pm in Wallace, room 123 to learn about some of the many activities in this area across the College of Engineering and NIAR.

The last Industry and Defense Program and College of Engineering (last IDP-COE) seminar series of the spring 2022 semester will take place 1-2 p.m. Friday, May 20 at 123 Wallace Hall. The joint seminar will be about additive manufacturing.

Additive manufacturing methods are used for a variety of applications, but there are limitations. Bhisham Sharma, Wichita State assistant professor of aerospace engineering, will present his team’s work on a new design paradigm called single-component multiple-functions to fabricate open-cellular porous structures with complex internal geometries that provide acoustical benefits. Bhisham will also give a brief overview of additive manufacturing methods.

The other section of the seminar will include Jeswin Chankaramangalam, WSU National Institute for Aviation Research program and research manager, will discuss the promise and limitations of additive manufacturing using examples taken from his group’s work at NIAR.

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A live university faculty and staff town hall will be held 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12 via YouTube. This event is an opportunity to listen to and interact with President Rick Muma and Executive Vice President and Provost Shirley Lefever. The event will be moderated by Gabriel Fonseca, University Staff Senate president; and Whitney Bailey, Faculty Senate president.

Faculty and staff who participate can ask questions during the live chat YouTube stream. For participants who don’t have a YouTube account, follow the link below to create one. Creating an account will help facilitate questions in the live chat section of the Virtual Town Hall.

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The Shocker Neighborhood Coalition is teaming up with the Urban League of Kansas Guild and the Kansas Food Bank to provide a fresh produce mobile drive-thru 2-3 p.m. at the Urban League of Kansas (2418 E. 9th St. N.). The line will begin at the Poplar Street entrance. Cars should continue lining up to the North. Anyone in need of food assistance is encouraged to attend. Guests will check in with their zip code and the number of people living in their households.

For more information, please contact Frankie from Kansas Urban League at 316-262-2463 or Ken from  Kansas Food Bank at 316-265-3663.

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The Shocker Neighborhood Coalition is teaming up with New Life Church and the Kansas Food Bank to provide a produce pantry 4:45-5:45 p.m. Friday, May 27 at the New Life Church back parking lot (1156 N. Oliver). Anyone in need of food assistance is encouraged to attend. Guests will check in with their ZIP codes and the number of people living in their households.

For more information, please contact Ken from the Kansas Food Bank at 316-265-3663.

Members of the Shocker and local community are invited to the City of Wichita’s weekly briefing at 10:45 a.m. Thursday, May 19 at the Redbud Trail head at Oliver and 17th Street to celebrate the project. The event will celebrate the new signage at the Redbud Trail walk and bike trail, which is part of the Redbud Trail Activation project. The signage was funded by Wesley Healthcare.

Members of the Shocker and local community are invited to the City of Wichita’s weekly briefing at 10:45 a.m. Thursday, May 19 at the Redbud Trail head at Oliver and 17th Street to celebrate the project. The event will celebrate the new signage at the Redbud Trail walk and bike trail, which is part of the Redbud Trail Activation project. The signage was funded by Wesley Healthcare.

The Redbud Trail Activation project is a collaboration between Wesley Healthcare, Bike Walk Wichita, Wichita State University’s Office of Engagement, and the City of Wichita, through the Atwater Neighborhood Resource Center, to increase utilization of the Redbud Trail and to provide healthy opportunities for the university community and neighbors to get active and build relationships.

The wayfinding signs, etiquette signs and mile markers were designed and installed to help residents find connections to nearby services and businesses and to assist emergency services in locating people on the path.

The May edition of Engage ICT will take place at 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 17 via the Engage ICT website and KMUW’s Facebook page. Panelists for the event will include the following:

  • Steve Maack, IB English teacher at East High School
  • Suzanne Perez, KMUW education reporter and book reviewer
  • Jaime Prothro, Wichita Public Library director of libraries
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The May sessions of Wichita State’s Academic Resources Conference will take place May 23-27 via Zoom. All sessions are free. Instructors of any rank and student-facing staff should find sessions of interest.

You can access the ARC schedule at the May 2022 ARC Events website, and all session links include Outlook Calendar invites with the Zoom link Here are some highlights to look for:

Faculty and staff speakers from across the university as well as vendor representatives will provide training and helping to lead discussions.