Those on campus starting Thursday, May 25 will notice a huge influx of visitors. We expect about 15,000 high school athletes and spectators on campus through Saturday, May 27 for 5A state baseball and softball May 25-26 and state track May 26-27.

Tents and golf carts will be deployed across campus to assist visitors, but anyone who notices someone looking lost can use the information on the WSU state track and tournaments webpage to guide our guests to the resources they need.

To view the schedule of events or to purchase tickets, visit the links below:

Join the Ulrich Museum of Art for an exploration of its newest exhibitions on display this summer at its Ulrich Summer Exhibition opening celebration from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 25.

The exhibitions on display over the summer are “Susan Copich: Staged Stories,” “In Event of Moon Disaster” and “Artists at Work: The Ulrich Staff Creates.” As with all of the Ulrich’s programming, this event is available at no additional charge, and everyone is invited.

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Visit the Shocker Sports Grill & Lanes over the summer at 1 p.m. Fridays for poker.

Join a no-limit, no-entry fee, Texas Hold ‘Em tournament with a $10 prize going to each weekly winner, and a $50 prize to the summer champion. For more information, call the Shocker Sports Grill & lanes at 316-978-3479.

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The College of Engineering is hosting a pre-commencement reception from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 13 in Devlin Hall. Graduates from the college and their families are invited to enjoy refreshments and mingle with staff and faculty.

The previous day, all university graduates are invited to participate in the Commencement Cruise at 3 p.m. in Lot 1 and The Toast at 5 p.m. on the Hubbard Hall east lawn.

Faculty, staff, students and Wichita State partners are invited to a biomedical humanities organizational meeting from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 1 in the 262 Rhatigan Student Center, Herrman Room.

Biomedical humanities includes a wide range of scholarship, coursework and service. The following is a list of just some of the Biomedical Humanities work already in progress at WSU. Join and add additional interests to the list and help it organize and plan events for the 2023-24 academic year.

  • Arts, empathy and creative practices in the health professions
  • Constructs of health and disease in French literature
  • Ethics of digital transformations in health care and biomedical AI
  • Health equity for Spanish speakers
  • History of epidemics/health-related law, public policy and constitutionality
  • Human factors psychology and ageing
  • Kinship care and population ageing
  • Literature, medicine and diversity
  • Medical ethics/sociology/translation and interpretation
  • Minority heath and health equity
  • Nutrition and ancient diets
  • Obesity in vulnerable populations
  • Philosophy of disability/medicine
  • Psychology of health and illness
  • Textual and medical technologies in the shaping of the representation and practice of medicine
  • Writing for health professions

For more information, email Susan Castro at

The Shocker Career Accelerator is hosting two on-campus job fairs over the summer. The first is from 1 to 3 p.m. July 28 and the second is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 25. Both events will be hosted in the Rhatigan Student Center Beggs Ballroom.

These events allow Wichita State offices and departments to connect with undergraduate and graduate students interested in applying for open positions.

For more information, contact Lori Godderz at

Image of graduate silhouettes, fountain illustration, COLLEGE OF APPLIED STUDIES - Meet us at the Fountain a COMMENCEMENT RECEPTION to celebrate with our 2023 graduates & families - SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2023 3-4 PM, Corbin Education Building Fountain & Patio,

College of Applied Studies (CAS) graduates and their families are invited to join CAS for a reception following the 2023 commencement ceremony from 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 13 at the Corbin Education Building outdoor patio space. There will be light refreshments and music.

On Thursday, May 11, Usha Haley, W. Frank Barton Distinguished Chair in International Business at the Barton School and the board of the World Trade Council of Wichita (WTCouncil) invite the community to its final dinner program of the academic year.

Mexico is the focal country of this event, and the Consul General of Mexico is the featured speaker.  Mexico is Kansas’s largest trading partner and in December, overtook Canada to become the U.S.’s largest trading partner. WTCouncil will open World Trade Week as has been traditional with an announcement through the governor’s and mayor’s proclamations. It will also announce this year’s recipients of the Dharma de Silva Study Abroad Scholarship, sponsored by the de Silva family and the WTCouncil for WSU students. WTCouncil annually sponsors about 11 students for study abroad.

  • Social, dinner and presentation: Members-$45, Non-members-$55, WSU Student-$25 (non-WSU students by prior arrangement)
  • Seating for presentation only: No charge

Contact Sherryl Hubble for reservations and other information at or 316-978-3176.

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As part of 1A’s Remaking America, KMUW will present a special edition of Engage ICT on the future of higher education at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 9 at Roxy’s Downtown, 412 E. Douglas Ave. 1A host Jenn White will guest host the event.

The event will include the following panelists:

  • Max McCoy, professor of journalism at Emporia State University
  • Cammie Kennedy, College and Career Center at Wichita East High School
  • Shirley Lefever, executive vice president and provost at Wichita State University
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KMUW’s monthly book club features selections made by its staff. For May, KMUW is reading “The Last Animal” by Ramona Ausubel.

Participants will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 17 at KMUW for a group discussion over dinner and drinks. Dinner is provided by Public, and guests are invited to bring a beverage to share with the group.