Building Bridges: Spanish Language, Culture, & Creating Welcoming Spaces in an Emerging Hispanic Serving Institution is a free workshop offered to faculty and staff in four Thursday sessions (March 28, April 4, April 11 and April 18 from 3:30 to 5 p.m.) or four Friday sessions (March 29, April 5, April 12 and April 19 from 1:30-3 p.m.) at Wichita State Connect.

Faculty from the Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures are teaming with Hispanic Serving Institution Leadership to provide experiences to gain a foundational understanding of Spanish language and culture. There will be opportunities to sample foods from Latin America. Participants completing all four workshop sessions will receive a free book and earn a professional development certificate.

Note: The certificate does not bear academic credit nor would it qualify for inclusion on an academic transcript

Wichita State students who are interested in performing at the 14th annual drag show in April, sponsored by the Student Activities Council (SAC), Ambassadors for Diversity and Inclusion (ADI) and Spectrum: LGBTQ & Allies, can sign up online.

Organizers are seeking student drag artists to perform one or two five-minute sets. This is an opportunity for new and experience performers to showcase their talent. Students will be compensated based on their number of sets. Students can sign up on the website or on ShockerSync.

Pi Sigma Alpha and the Department of Political Science present Super Tuesday watch party. There is a map of the U.S. with states Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Utah, California, Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Minnesota, Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia, Alabama, Vermont, Massachusetts and Maine highlighted in purple.

Join Pi Sigma Alpha and the Department of Political Science at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 5 in 417 Lindquist Hall for more snacking and socializing while watching the results of the Super Tuesday primary unfold.

Take the Leap and Invest in You. 11AM-1PM. Feb. 29, 2024. RSC 1st Floor. Write a financial goal letter to yourself & open it the next leap year. Financial aid and scholarships

Stop by Financial Aid’s table for leap day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 29 on the first floor of the Rhatigan Student Center to learn more about financial aid, upcoming dates and to write a letter to yourself.

Financial Aid wants you to focus on investing in yourself by reflecting on your financial goals. For more information about how to start your financial wellness journey, visit the Shocker Financial Wellness webpage.

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Sponsored by the French Division of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures (MCLL) at Wichita State, French Ciné-Club is presenting “Les Intouchables” with English subtitles at 4 p.m. Friday, March 1 in 209 Hubbard Hall followed by a short discussion.

The event is open to everyone and popcorn is provided.

The FAFSA Tour. Wichita State University. John Bardo Center, 340, Wednesday, February 28. 4:00-6:00 PM. Wichita.edu/FAFSA

The WSU FAFSA Tour will be at the John Bardo Center from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28 in the computer lab, room 340.

Join the event to get help in completing your 2024-25 FAFSA from the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships. For more information on what to bring, visit the FAFSA webpage (wichita.edu/FAFSA).

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Join the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) and student organization Shelf Care in celebrating the women who wrote history from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, March 8 in 266 Rhatigan Student Center, Pike Room, for Women’s History Month.

Honor women authors from various genres, eras and nationalities with an interactive display and bookmark making. The presentation by Shelf Care is at 4 p.m. with free snacks and a chance to win a prize.

Stay tuned for more Women’s History Month events from ODI.

On March 21, 22 and 23, the Elliott School of Communication is hosting One Small Step conversations in the podcast studio in Elliott Hall. All faculty, staff and students are invited to sign-up and participate in a recorded/facilitated conversation. If you’ve considered participating in One Small Step before but haven’t signed up, now is the time. The session times will be available all day on all three dates so you can arrange a time that fits your schedule.

If you’d like to participate, sign up online. Then, once you’ve signed up, you can email One Small Step field manager, Mary Bess Ser at bser@storycorps.org, and let her know what days and times you are available to get scheduled.

One Small Step is a non-profit organization formed under Story Corps. The mission is to brings strangers with different political views together to record 50-minute facilitated conversations, not to debate politics, but to learn more about who we are as people. One Small Step was created to remind the country of the humanity in all of us, even those with whom we disagree. 

The founder of Story Corps, Dave Isay is a radio producer and he’s won six Peabody awards. He was recently interviewed about One Small Step by WSU President, Rick Muma, on the Forward Together Podcast. One Small Step has also been covered by The Sunflower, WSU’s independent student newspaper.

Why has the Elliott School chosen to partner with One Small Step? Because storytelling is what its all about. Sharing stories in a strategic way in order to facilitate connection and community is what it does. This is an opportunity for WSU to be involved in a large-scale, strategic, story-telling initiative and the Elliott School is hopeful that the campus community will join.

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For those who are interested in pursuing a graduate degree in the field of education and becoming an advanced professional, Wichita State offers a Master of Education in learning and instructional design. The program is designed to be innovative, dynamic and flexible, catering to the diverse needs and goals of individuals seeking to advance their careers in teaching, learning and program design.

Those interested in learning more about the program can attend virtual information sessions that are held at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month during the fall and spring semesters. The next session is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 5.

To obtain the link for the sessions or any further information, contact Dr. Jay, associate professor and program chair for Master of Education in learning and instructional design, at jaehwan.byun@wichita.edu.

Join Zach Gearhart, chief of staff and executive director of government relations, for updates on the Kansas legislature relevant to Wichita State. The next meeting is scheduled for 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26 in 101 Morrison Hall.

The meeting is open to all faculty, staff and students and is held every other week in Morrison Hall following each legislative session.