Bowl Fest! Empty Bowls Wichita. Friday, April 29th, 4-8 P.M. Groover Labs Parking Lot. 334 St. Francis, Downtown. Artist-made bowls. Food trucks. Printmaking and wheel throwing demonstrations. All proceeds benefit the Kansas Food Bank.

The popular Empty Bowls Chili Cook-off has been rebranded as Bowl Fest and will take place later today 4-8 p.m. Friday, April 29 at the Groover Labs parking lot (334 St. Francis Ave). The event is hosted by Wichita State College of Fine Arts; it’s School of Art Design and Creative Industries; the Wichita School District; Wichita East High School Ceramics Club; Spirit AeroSystems and Groover Labs.

The event will feature a collection of bowls for sale made by local and regional artists, ranging in price from $5-$50. Monetary donations will also be accepted, with 100% of proceeds going directly to the Kansas Food Bank.

Instead of the traditional chili cook-off competition, Bowl Fest will feature food trucks, live printmaking and wheel throwing demonstrations. Come join the fun and help support the Kansas Food Bank.

Professor Ian Lewis, University of Kansas assistant professor, will give a talk titled “Signatures of New Physics at the Large Hadron Collider” at 2 p.m. May 4 at Clinton Hall 126 or via Zoom. Lewis will be on campus and the talk will be in person as well as via Zoom.

Family Fun Day at the Ulrich Museum of Art. Saturday, April 30th. 1-3 P.M. Free and open to all. Ulrich Museum of Art. Wichita State University

It’s time again for the Ulrich Museum of Art’s popular Family Fun Day. The fun takes place from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, April 30 at the museum. Bring the family for an afternoon of hands-on art making, stories, and fun discoveries inspired by the Ulrich’s world class 82-piece Martin H. Bush Outdoor Sculpture Collection.

The African American Faculty and Staff Association (AAFSA) will host it’s next meeting 12:30-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3 via Zoom. We’d love for your voice to join our own as we strive to make a difference on and off campus.

AAFSA appreciates the service of all its members, and recently recognized its former and current presidents with trophies. You can view the members at the AAFSA Facebook:

  • Dr. Rhonda K. Lewis: 2008-2012
  • Dr. Robert E. Weems, Jr.: 2013-2015
  • Moniqueka Holloway: 2015-2017
  • Dr. Bobby Berry: 2017-2019
  • Danielle Johnson: 2019-2021
  • Courtney Lockhart: 2021-2023

The Graduate School will host two public forums for its associate dean candidates at the Rhatigan Student Center 265. During the event, each candidate will present on a topic that challenges graduate students’ abilities to complete a graduate degree. A question and answer session will also be included. The following candidates are:

  • 11 a.m. Monday, May 2, Dr. Timothy Shade, School of Music 
  • 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 3, Dr. Jose Enrique Navarro, Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
Mental Health & Substance Abuse Coalition Community Update: loin the Mental Health & Substance Abuse Coalition for an important community update and keynote presentation from Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services Secretary Laura Howard. May 5th, 2022 at the WSU Eugene M. Hughes Metropolitan Complex, Room 180. Event Schedule: 8:30-9 am Registration; 9-9:30 am Welcome; 9:30-10:15 am Panel and Q&A; 10:15-10:30 am Break; 10:30-11:45 am Panel and Q&A 11:15-11:45 am Secretary Laura Howard

Wichita State’s Mental Health & Substance Abuse Coalition will host a community update 9-11 a.m. May 5 at the Hughes Metropolitan Complex 180. During the event, Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services secretary Laura Howard will provide the keynote presentation. The event will also include a panel and question and answer segments.

Design Heroes graphic
The Wichita State graphic design senior class is showcasing their work “Design Heroes: The Future is Not Something We Enter; it is Something We Create” 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. May 6 at ShiftSpace Gallery. The showcase will highlight the students’ journey during their past four years studying graphic design.
Image featuring Hugo Wall Public Administration Student Society logo and text May 2, 2022 4-6 p.m. lLindquist hall room 207 Hugo Wall Society Pizza party over laying image of pizza.

The Hugo Wal Hugo Wall Society will host a pizza party 4-6 p.m. today, May 2 at Lindquist Hall 207. The event will offer participants a chance to learn more about the Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs and about a master’s in Public Administration.

Picture of past printmaking event and text Tornado Alley Press, will host a steam-roller printmaking event 4-8 p.m. Friday, April 29 at Groover Labs.

The Wichita State printmaking guild, Tornado Alley Press, will host a steam-roller printmaking event 4-8 p.m. Friday, today at Groover Labs (334 St. Francis Ave.). The event is free, and artwork will be available for purchase.

Dr. Yongtao Zhang, University of Notre Dame professor, will present a public lecture titled “High order WENO fast sweeping schemes for solving steady state problems of hyperbolic PDEs” at 3 p.m. Friday, April 29 via Zoom. The event is part of Wichita State’s spring 2022 lecture series.