Picture of Millie the Millipede surrounded by tulips.

Wichita State’s Staff Senate is hosting a historical walking tour of main campus beginning at 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 29 at the Millie the Millipede sculpture. The group will be led by Dr. Jay Price Department of History professor and chair, and Jessica Cerri, University Libraries Special Collections curator and university archivist. The tour will focus on notable changes to the campus that have enhanced accessibility to the institution over time. The tour will end at the the Food Truck Plaza.

As part of her master's graduate project, anthropology and museum studies student, Gracie Tolley implemented a QR code-based solution for low vision visitors at the Lowell D. Holmes Museum of Anthropology. Tolley will be presenting a poster version of her research from 2 to 5 p.m. on April 26 on the first floor of Neff Hall.

As part of her master’s graduate project, anthropology and museum studies student, Gracie Tolley implemented a QR code-based solution for low vision visitors at the Lowell D. Holmes Museum of Anthropology. Tolley will be presenting a poster version of her research from 2 to 5 p.m. on April 26 on the first floor of Neff Hall.

The loss or alteration of vision is one of the most common disabilities globally. It can impact anyone, regardless of their age or health status. In the museum field, these vision limitations must be addressed in the way information is presented to the public.

This event is part of the Holmes Museum’s spring open house, which will feature new exhibitions developed by museum studies certificate students.

Please join us for a public lecture by Dr. Megan Kerr at 3 p.m. April 15 in 372 Jabara hall. Kerr, who is a professor of mathematics at Wellesley College in Massachusetts, will present “Submanifolds of Noncompact Homogeneous Spaces with Special Curvature Properties.” Refreshments will be available at 2:30 pm in 353 Jabara Hall.

Econ Bites on the Go from 12 to 1 PM on April 15th, 2022. Dr. Ying Yang will present 'How does feedback design motivate the next generation of sales people?'. Dr. Yang is an assistant professor of marketing at University of Iowa, the faculty advisor for the sales and culting club at Tippie, and has published in the Journal of Marketing Research, Quantitative Marketing and Economics and Marketing Letters. Yang has a Ph.D. in Marketing from the University of Houston. Join us virtually via Zoom: Meeting ID: 952 4019 5674. Passcode: 200. Presented by the Department of Economics and the Institute for the Study of Economic Growth. Questions? Email siyu.wang@wichita.edu

The next Econ Bites on the Go will take place at noon on April 15 via Zoom (meeting ID 952 4019 5674, passcode 200). The episode will feature economist Dr. Ying Yang discussing how feedback design motivates the next generation of salespeople.

Yang is motivated by her own working experience in sales and is an assistant professor of marketing at the University of Iowa. She studies sales force compensation and marketing strategies. Her research combines theoretical game theory and behavioral economics, aiming to understand the motivation of the sales force and derive optimal strategy recommendations. She has published in the Journal of Marketing Research, Quantitative Marketing and Economics, and Marketing Letters.

Econ Bites on the Go was created by Wichita State’s Department of Economics and the Institute for the Study of Economic Growth to provide students and faculty members an opportunity to interact with top-tier economists.

Each talk lasts one hour. For the first 20 minutes, Siyu Wang, assistant professor of economics at Wichita State, asks students questions that provoke the guest speakers into a deeper examination of their work and how they see the world. The guest speaker then has 20 minutes to summarize his or her life-long research. The last 20 minutes is a question and answer session, with students and professors interacting with the guest speaker and asking any questions they have in mind.

Wichita State University Freshman & Sophomore Day. See it, try it, experience it. Saturday April 23rd.

The Office of Admissions will host Freshman and Sophomore Day 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 23. Everyone is encouraged to invite prospective students to attend by registering at the Visit Wichita State website. During the event, high school freshmen and sophomores can visit campus with current Shockers and learn more about opportunities at Wichita State.

Students in attendance will have several opportunities:

  • Photo scavenger hunt and campus tour
  • Lunch in Shocker Dining Hall
  • Breakout informational sessions
  • Optional tickets to the Shocker Softball game or the Shocker Baseball game
  • Custom Wichita State t-shirt!

Registration is $15 for students and $5 for guests. Participants must RSVP no later than Tuesday, April 19. For more information, contact Lauren O’Donnell, events and marketing intern, at admissions.intern2@wichita.edu.

The April edition of Engage ICT will take place at 5 p.m. April 19 via Facebook Live. Re-socializing after the most severe COVID-19 cases have decreased has been a challenge for many people. For this edition of Engage ICT, a panel will discuss reasons, hardships and coping mechanisms for dealing with social anxiety and behaviors.

Picture of Steve Durst

The Wichita Space Initiative will host a space seminar, “Introduction to the Interstellar Community and an Interstellar University in Kansas” at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 21 at 3 p.m. at Hubbard Hall (Room 231). This is event is free and open to the public.

The event will feature Steve Durst, whose 46-year career in the space field as a publisher and businessman informs his observations of the rapid growth of the interstellar phenomenon and its potential benefits to Kansas. This event is co-hosted by the Ad Astra Kansas Foundation.

Stop by the plaza for lunch with the Brazita Bites 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, April 11-15. Get your meal to go, or spread out on the picnic tables or the  beautiful green space.

The Dorothy and Bill Cohen Honors College is extending invites all faculty and staff to attend April Honors College Faculty Council Meeting 3:30-5 p.m. today, April 21 via Zoom. During the event, current Honors Faculty Fellows will present their work for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Honors faculty fellows develop independent or collaborative projects to advance Honors education and high-impact practices across campus. They research best practices, develop a preliminary honors course or research project designs, develop new academic programs, and present project outcomes relevant to the Cohen Honors College Faculty Council.

8th Annual Lavender Graduation- A celebration of our LGBTQ+ graduates! Registration open! You must RSVP by 11:59pm on Monday, April 25 in order to be recognized and to receive your lavender cord. No RSVPs will be taken after the deadline. RSVP today at Wichita.edu/lavender. The ceremony will take place on Thursday April 28, 2022 at Rhatigan Student Center 233. Presented by The Office of Diversity and inclusion and Spectrum: LGBTQ and Allies

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion and Spectrum: LGBTQ and Allies will host the eighth annual Lavender Graduation at 7 p.m. April 28 at the Rhatigan Student Center (Room 233).

This is a special ceremony honoring the achievements of graduating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ+) students at Wichita State. Students have the option to be recognized openly or privately at this event.

To attend, students RSVP by 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 25 to receive their lavender or rainbow cord.