President Rick Muma will lead a discussion of the book “Broke: The Racial Consequences of Underfunding Public Universities” 2-2:50 p.m. Aug. 12, at Devlin Hall. The event will also be available live on Zoom.

All university community members are welcome to attend. The discussion is part of the August Academic Resources Conference.

If you are interested in reading “Broke” before Aug.12, you can access an ebook copy of the book or a physical copy through University Libraries. If you have trouble accessing the book, contact University Libraries through the Ask a Librarian live chat feature.

The Kansas Small Business Development Center is hosting two business sales tax courses Aug. 25. Both courses are free of charge:

State Tax Workshop – 9 a.m.-noon, Wednesday Aug. 25 at the WSU Metropolitan Complex, Entrance B. Carl York, Kansas Department of Revenue, will give the basics of state tax in this free webinar. Topics include sales and compensating use taxes, tax forms and how to file them, estimated taxes and recordkeeping.

State Tax Workshop for Construction Contractors – 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25 at the WSU Metropolitan Complex, Entrance B. Carl York, Kansas Department of Revenue, will focus on sales tax issues for construction contractors and subcontractors, including those who provide services such as plumbing, carpentry, electrical, roofing, HVAC and landscaping. Learn about applying sales tax to materials and labor, Project Exemption Certificates, tax returns, billing and more.

Shocker Career Accelerator. Wichita State University. Virtual on-campus job fair.

Want to earn a paycheck while going to school? Register and sign up for the virtual on-campus job fair from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, July 22, via Handshake. The fair allows students to meet employers and review resumes with on-campus offices in one convenient location.

Students can also fine tune their resumes and find out the basics of navigating a virtual career fair by joining one of three career workshops to prep the event:

The Office of First-year Programs invites you to Clash of the Colleges Aug. 20. This event will include relay races, team sports and other competitions between academic colleges to determine who rules the school. Come by yourself or with a group of other new students and enjoy an afternoon of interactive fun. Virtual games will also be available Aug. 20-27.

Registration begins July 1. Participants must register to attend.

Virtual On-Campust Job Fair poster.

Current and incoming students are invited to attend the Virtual On-Campus Job Fair 1-3 p.m. July 22 via Handshake. The fair will host on-campus offices, departments and colleges hiring student assistants or graduate assistants for fall 2021.

This fair is for all majors at Wichita State University. Meet and chat with staff from various departments across campus who have student assistant, work-study, and graduate assistant employment positions available for the upcoming academic year. Register and sign-up for schedules begins July 6.

Your meeting schedules will be created for you based on the information provided when filling out the registration form. The deadline to register is July 16.

For questions, contact Lori Godderz, at 316-978-6568, or

Stop by the plaza for Wheat Street Dogs food truck from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today.

Stop by the Food Truck Plaza near NIAR for Wheat Street Dogs food truck from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today. You can get your meal to go or spread out on socially distanced picnic tables or green space.

This image includes a detail of a painting of a bison with the words "Lima to Wichita: Intercultural Dialogues in Clothing & Paint" and "July 2."
Wichita State’s ShiftSpace Gallery will host an opening reception for “From Lima to Wichita: Intercultural Dialogues in Clothing & Paint” 6-9 p.m. July 2.  The event is part of the First Friday gallery crawl.
The exhibition is the product of the intercultural exchange between artist-educators Lori Santos of WSU and Vladimir Ramos of La Escuela Nacional Superior Autónoma de Bellas Artes del Perú. The two co-taught a summer course in which students used clothing as a catalyst for storytelling.
“From Lima to Wichita” includes works by students in the course alongside paintings that reflect Ramos’ exploration of Wichita and Santos’ experiences in Peru. The show also includes information about the Puzzle Peace Pledge Project (4PEACE), an ongoing cross-cultural collaboration that Santos initiated in Lima and Wichita.
The exhibition is presented by the WSU art education program.
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Wichita’s Boats and Bikes at River Vista will be open for Wichita’s Red, White and Boom Fireworks event beginning at 9:50 p.m. Sunday, July 4.

To make a reservation, call 316-265-9359 or email Wichita’s Boats and Bikes.

A reception to celebrate Valerie Pittier’s retirement on July 7 has been canceled. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Wichita State South and Wichita State Haysville in collaboration with Wichita State Shocker Career Accelerator and Workforce Alliance are hosting a virtual career fair from 2 to 4 p.m. on June 30. This fair is for all Wichita State students, high school students, and community members.

Registration is open now on Handshake. Go to, click on events, and search for WSU Haysville & South Mini Career Fair. For questions, call 978-3888 or 978-8000.