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.

Candidates for a new Visiting Teaching Professor, who will also be Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Cohen Honors College, will make presentations open to the campus community 2-3 p.m. at the Rhatigan Student Center in Room 265. The presentations are open to the campus community and will occur on the following dates:

  • May 25
  • May 26
  • June 1

Each presentation is about 20 to 30 minutes and will be followed by a question and answer period. The topic is “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Honors.”

Information about each candidate can be found on DEI website.

Wu's Welcome Bake Breakfast poster.

The Wichita State State Staff and faculty senates, in partnership with the President’s Office and Office of the Vice President for Finance and Administration, invite you to come-and-go reception to celebrate the re-integration back to campus 9-10:30 a.m. June 4 at the Rhatigan Student Center Ballroom.

Grab-and-go breakfast items will be served.

Academic Convocation. Wichita State University. 9:30am September 2 Wilner Auditorium. Guest Speaker Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha. Author of the Wichita State Common Read "What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City." Reception and book signing at 10:45am in the Ulrich Museum, second floor. Ulrich Museum of Art. Visit wichita.edu/convocation.

Join classmates, faculty and staff for this year’s Academic Convocation beginning at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 2 at Wilner Auditorium. Academic Convocation is an event that blends Wichita State University’s Common Read program with other student learning and engagement opportunities.

At this year’s event, winners of the 2021 University Faculty Awards will be recognized and will feature a student speaker from the Wichita State Student Government Association. Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, author of WSU’s Common Read book “What the Eyes Don’t See,” will be the keynote speaker. A reception and book signing will follow at the Ulrich Museum on the second floor at 10:45 a.m.

Visit  the official website for Academic Convocation 2021 to learn more or to watch a live stream of the event.

Carol Lewis, a Wichita State University Child Development Center employee, is retiring after 39 years.  Please join in celebrating her years of service 5:30-7 p.m. June 18 at the WSU CDC.

For questions about the event, contact Jillian Hoefer.