Green and white background with text: Tuesday Talks with Student Health Services 2:00 PM, Tuesday, June 1 on Facebook Live, Stress of Returning Back to Work After Covid with Camille Childers, Dr. Jessica Provines, and Brett Morrill

Join Nurse Heather, Camille Childers, Dr. Jessica Provines and Brett Morrill at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, for a live discussion via the Student Health Services Facebook page.

The group will discuss the stress of returning to work after COVID-19 and how to cope with it.

Dr. Fisher with a group of Transition Mentors

Join Student Success as they say farewell to Dr. Shareika Fisher 2-3:30 p.m. Friday, June 4 at the RSC, Room 233 (Sante Fe Trail Room).

This is a come-and-go reception, so join for fun, food and fellowship as we wish Dr. Fisher the best in her new role as the executive director of Rise Up for Youth here in Wichita.

Literary Feast is KMUW’s monthly book club featuring selections made by the KMUW staff. The next Literary Feast discussion will occur digitally via Zoom at 5 p.m. June 16. In-person gatherings are planned for the near future. June’s selection is “Who is Maud Dixon?” by Alexandra Andrews.

Registration is free and open to all. Make a reservation here to receive an email with the Zoom link.

Immigration in Kansas KMUW 89.1 Democracy on Tap

Join KMUW’s Democracy on Tap at 5 p.m. June 8 to discuss immigration in Kansas. We’ll look at the different processes of immigration, how migrants have shaped our state and what’s projected in our future.

Stream the live conversation at 5 p.m. on KMUW’s Facebook page or at Email to submit a question in advance, or comment on the live Facebook video. 

The recorded conversation will also be available to view anytime at

Built Resilient Women in Public Service 2021

Join Women in Public Service for an in-person luncheon noon-1 p.m. June 18 at the RSC Beggs Ballroom. The event will include women in the field and Monique Garcia, Kansas Health Foundation community relations director, who will speak about “Serving and Holding Purpose: The Power of a Mindful Truth.”

To attend, please register by 5 p.m. June 14.

For more information, or to register, visit the official invite here.

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The second candidate, Dr. Masud Chowdhury, associate dean of the School of Computing and Engineering Professor and interim department chair of the Department of Computer Science Electrical Engineering at University of Missouri-Kansas City, will be on campus on June 1-2.

Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend a public forum at 4 p.m. June 1 at the Rhatigan Student Center in Room 266. The forum will also be streamed live on YouTube.

Additional information regarding the candidate can be found on the Academic Affairs website.

Common Grounds Mobile Market & SGA Free Fresh Produce

Common Grounds Mobile Market is dropping off fresh produce boxes from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 29. Boxes include fresh vegetables, fruits, meats, and a gallon of milk. All students, staff, and faculty are welcome to come by the Shocker Support Locker to pick up a box. First come, first serve. 

June 14 will kick off the Neighborhood Monday Markets in Shocker Neighborhood, occurring the second Monday of each month from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Common Ground Producers and Growers will bring the harvest from their local family farm for our university students, faculty, and neighbors to purchase.

Upcoming Monday Market dates:

  • June 14: Paradise Baptist Church, 17th and Oliver
  • July 12: Braeburn Square, 21st and Oliver
  • Aug. 9: Paradise Baptist Church, 17th and Oliver
  • Sept. 13: Braeburn Square, 21st and Oliver
  • Oct. 11: Paradise Baptist Church, 17th and Oliver

Vice President Werner Golling will be hosting a come-and-go reception for Lois Tatro 1-3 p.m. Monday, June 7 at the RSC, Room 142 (Harvest Room). Remarks are scheduled for 1:30 p.m.

Lois will be departing her role as senior associate vice president for financial services on June 13  and entering phased retirement in the Division of Industry and Defense Programs as director of financial special projects. She will continue to assist the university by leading major special projects such as our Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) efforts.

Lois began her 18-year career at Wichita State as the enterprise resource planning team leader for the Division of Administration and Finance. In 2006, she was promoted to the position of director of financial operations and assumed leadership for all aspects of this area. Over the years, the role continued to expand to her current position where she serves as the senior AVP of financial services and oversees the Wichita State Innovation Alliance. Prior to working at WSU, Lois was employed by Koch Industries, Pizza Hut Corporation, and Kennedy & Coe.

The entire WSU community thanks Lois for the incredible work she has done during her 18-year career here and congratulates her for the opportunity to continue to serve WSU in a phased retirement capacity.

The Office of Academic Affairs will interview three dean candidates for the College of Engineering. 

The first candidate, Dr. Anthony Muscat, from the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the University of Arizona, professor, will be on campus on May 25 and May 26. 

Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend a public forum at 4 p.m. May 25 at the Rhatigan Student Center in Room 233. The forum will also be streamed live on YouTube.