The Tatsumaki Yosakoi team posing in their costumes in front of a sign that reads "Expedition Asia."

The Tatsumaki Yosakoi Japanese traditional dance team will be coming to Wichita State from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22 for a performance and workshop in 143A Heskett Center. Tatsumaki Yosakoi will perform songs and also teach anyone interested. The event will be open to the general public and no dance experience is required. Spectators are also welcome.

Tatsumaki Yosakoi was established in 2005 and has been performing at festivals around the country and helping spread Japanese culture for 18 years. The Japanese Culture Association and the Asian Student Conference Dance Committee are sponsoring the event.

In loving memory floral wreath

The annual remembrance of Memorial ’70 will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 2, at the memorial sculpture at the university entrance at Alumni Drive and Hillside (18th and Hillside). The reception will be held immediately after in the lobby of Duerksen Fine Arts Center northeast of Memorial ’70.

In an annual ceremony of remembrance, a wreath is placed at Wichita State’s Memorial ’70 each Oct. 2. The brief ceremony honors WSU football players, administrators and supporters who died in a plane crash Oct. 2, 1970.

The WSU “Gold” plane, a Martin 404 carrying 36 passengers and a crew of four, crashed at approximately 3 p.m. on a mountain near Silver Plume, Colorado while enroute to Logan, Utah for a game with Utah State University. Twenty-nine persons died at the scene, while two others died later after receiving medical attention for their injuries. The WSU “Black” plane landed safely in Utah.

This time of remembrance is to acknowledge the changes that the plane crash made in the lives of the victims, their families, their friends and the university. 

Entrepreneurship Research Series Introduction to Intellectual Property OCT 3 • 12:00 - 1:00 pm Ablah Library

Empower students with knowledge that could shape their entrepreneurial journey. University Libraries is thrilled to present the next session of its Entrepreneurship Research Series, Introduction to Intellectual Property.

The workshop is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 3 in the Ablah Library Digital Scholars Commons.

Students will gain crucial insights into intellectual property and its significance for budding startups by attending. Equip them with the tools to protect and leverage their innovative ideas.

Miscellaneous items of forensic science paraphernalia

National Forensic Science Week is Sept 17-23, and the School of Criminal Justice along with the student Forensic Science Society will host two guest speakers to help commemorate the week.

John Ham from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tabacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) National Crime Gun Intelligence Center of Excellence will lead a conversation at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19 in 337 Law Enforcement Training Center on forensic science careers within AFT and the cutting edge science ATF is using in its criminal investigations, including the NIBIN program, which is currently functioning on WSU’s campus.

And at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, ATF Special Agent and Certified Fire Investigator Aaron Chaffee will provide an overview of ATF’s Fire and Explosive investigative program to include how forensic resources of the ATF Laboratories, Fire Research Laboratory and National Center for Explosives and Training Research are used to assist investigators. The presentation will be in 337 Law Enforcement Training Center.

Joyful. Creating moments of joy through food

The biggest dining event of the season is back from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19 at Shocker Dining Hall. This year’s Joyful is a fall harvest festival with local vendors like Chunky Poodle Cookies, WSU catering’s flower shop, Prairie Fire Coffee and the local General Mill rep serving up samples.

Fresh produce will also be available to purchase. All are welcome, and it’s only $9.75 to enter and have all-you-can-eat with a featured menu crafted by the dining cooks.

Deloitte Consulting is coming to the Barton School of Business for the International Business Studies Association’s (IBSA’s) first event of the new academic year, “Donuts with Deloitte,” from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25 in 231/232 Woolsey Hal.

Deloitte Consulting is on the World Trade Council of Wichita’s (WTCouncil) board of directors and will speak to students about job opportunities in global business and the international business major as well as the kinds of skills, project expertise and courses they are looking for. A panel of speakers from Deloitte will take students through the process of consideration for a job or internship at Deloitte. Students should come with questions, and undergraduate and graduate students are welcome.

Attendance is available at no additional charge, but registration is required. To RSVP, email by Thursday, Sept. 21. Business casual attire is suggested, but not required. For more information, send an email to Usha Haley, IBSA faculty advisor and WTCouncil chair, at 

The annual Academic Convocation is happening Thursday, September 28 at 9:30 a.m. in Wilner Auditorium. The guest speaker will be Quiara Algeria Hudes, author of the Wichita State Common Read "My Broken Language". Learn more about Academic Convocation at Image is a picture of Quiara sitting in a chair. The book cover of "My Broken Language" is also displayed.

Students, faculty and staff are invited to the fall 2023 Academic Convocation, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 28 at Winner Auditorium. Doors will open at 9 a.m.

Academic Convocation is the official academic welcome for all first-year students. The event celebrates new Shockers’ entry into higher education and inducts them into a community of learners.

Shocker Financial Wellness. Fall 2023 Workshops.

The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships is excited to launch the Shocker Financial Wellness Workshops for fall 2023.

These workshops will be interactive and led by the peer financial counselors who are trained to reflect the big five of holistic financial wellness as identified by the U.S. Financial Literacy and Education Commission. The topics focus on earning, saving/investing, protecting, spending, and borrowing.

The first workshop, “Budgeting 101,” will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20 in 142 Rhatigan Student Center. Join in learning new ways to spend money wisely. Light refreshments and snacks will be served, with a chance to win fun giveaways.

Attending multiple workshops this fall, will put you in a drawing to win a full-tuition scholarship for spring 2024. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn financial skills and get financial support.

Visit the Shocker Financial Wellness website for a full list of fall 2023 workshops and to schedule a one-on-one appointment with a peer financial counselor.

The Academic Center for Biomedical and Health Humanities (HealthHum) will meet at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept 22 in 500 Lindquist Hal, with guest speaker Pierre Harterassociate vice president for Industry and Defense Programs and research operations and director of research and development at NIAR.

The meeting will help to plan outreach to Innovation Campus and industry partners. Join the discussion of potential partnerships, applied learning opportunities for students, curriculum development projects and event planning.

Throwback Thursday. Thursday, September 21. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. RSC East Atrium. Join us for throwback freebies, snacks, photo booth and more!

Join the Rhatigan Student Center for a fun Throwback Thursday event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21 in the RSC east atrium.

Celebrate various decades with throwback freebies, snacks, a photo booth and more.