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Join the First-Generation Student Organization and the First-Generation Coordinating Council as they engage in small group discussions about being a first-generation student at Wichita State at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 21 in 266 Rhatigan Student Center.

A first-generation college student is a student whose parents or legal guardians have not completed a bachelor’s degree. By attending the event, attendees will meet other first-generation faculty, staff and students. Attendees will be provided lunch and a T-shirt while supplies last.

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Join the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics for Dr. Atri Dutta’s talk, “How to fly a spacecraft” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 28 in 301 Rhatigan Student Center.

The determination of the optimal trajectory of a spacecraft can be complex, especially when the spacecraft uses a low-thrust propulsion system or when it operates in a challenging dynamical environment. The talk will provide an overview of astrodynamics research being conducted at WSU’s Astronautics Laboratory to address some of those challenges. Specific examples of research conducted will include all-electric spacecraft, hurricane monitoring constellations, NuSol probe and the CubeSat being developed to validate a neutrino detector in space. 

Photo of an instructor teaching a class with the text, "Perspective on Pedagogy. Tuesdays at 2 p.m., March 21-April 11. Meeting ID: 995 5894 3346. Password 841141."

Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ next Perspectives series will focus on pedagogy, sharing the best practices that faculty and GTAs have adopted in their instruction, teaching theories, feedback and assessments while delivering curriculum in the classroom. Dr. Andrew Hippisley, dean of the Fairmount College, will host the series.

Each episode will be presented at 2 p.m. Tuesdays, from March 21 to April 11 via Zoom. Recordings will be made available afterwards on the Fairmount College YouTube channel.

LingFest is currently accepting abstracts for its upcoming event. LingFest showcases graduate and undergraduate linguistics and language research at WSU.

The event accepts multidisciplinary work, so students shouldn’t worry about applying if their project sits at the intersection of linguistics and another field of study. Senior club officers will review and accept applications on a rolling admissions basis until Friday, March 24.

Join the Linguistics Club from 9 a.m. to noon, May 2 in the Beggs Ballroom of the Rhatigan Student Center for a series of presentations and poster sessions.

Photo of Susan Thomas with the text, "Keynote Presentation: An Entrepreneur's Journey: Finding the Why to Drive Your Success. March 22, Woolsey Hall 9:45-10:45am. Susan Thomas CEO, 10Fold" and the Barton School of Business logo.

Susan Thomas — founder and CEO of 10Fold and the spring 2023 entrepreneur-in-residence at the Barton School of Business — will provide a keynote presentation, “An Entrepreneur’s Journey: Finding the Why to Drive Your Success,” as part of the James Schwartz Lecture Series.

The keynote event is at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, March 22 in the Woolsey Hall Auditorium.

Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Following the presentation, a reception will be held in the Woolsey Hall Fidelity Bank Ballroom. All are welcome to attend the event at no charge.

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PokéFest is a two-day celebration for both casual and competitive Pokémon fans on Wednesday, March 22 and Thursday, March 23 coordinated by the Student Activities Council (SAC).

Day 1 includes a Pokémon Go meetup and scavenger hunt from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., where fans can mingle in the RSC at the Bluestem Lounge in front of the fireplace before journeying off to collect badges across different stations on campus. Day 2 includes a tournament at the Heskett eSports room, and a variety of Pokémon themed food and activities in the Heskett Center Lobby from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Department of Public Health Sciences is co-hosting a series of film fests for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Big Read: Wichita alongside the Wichita Public Library and Tallgrass Film Association. The next event is a screening of the movie, “Robot & Frank” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 23 in the Advanced Learning Library, 711 W. 2nd St. N.

Food and popcorn sponsors are Alzheimer’s Association-Central & Western Kansas Chapter and KUSM-Wichita Family and Community Medicine. After the screening, join a discussion of the film at The Monarch at 579 W. Douglas Ave. with a guest moderator. Food and beverage discounts are offered with a ticket stub.

Each week will feature a new film that, like “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?” by Roz Chast, the book chosen for this year’s NEA Big Read: Wichita, explores caregiving and the universal challenges experienced as one cares for someone with a chronic illness, injury, medical trauma or nearing end of life.

The Office of Disability Services (ODS) will host a deaf games night from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 24 in 203 Grace Wilkie Hall.

Two members of the Wichita deaf community will be leading participants in games that are deeply rooted in deaf culture. There will be light snacks provided as well as chances to win prizes.

This is an opportunity to learn about deaf culture, practice American Sign Language and have fun. The event is open to everyone.

Looking for more opportunities to volunteer or to become more involved in the community? The Office of Engagement is excited to announce a list of events for the rest of the semester:

  • April 1: Touch Up Shocker Neighborhood
  • April 7: Common Ground Pop-Up Market
  • April 16: Open Streets ICT at WSU and Shocker Neighborhood
  • May 2: Good Neighbor Week
  • May 5: Common Ground Pop-Up Market

For more information about specific events, check out the Office of Engagement’s Facebook page closer to the event date.

Graphic with the text, "Do you need Internet access at home?" and the Kansas Broadband Roadshow logo.

The Wichita State Public Policy and Management Center (PPMC) is helping the Kansas Office of Broadband Development (KOBD) put on its Kansas Broadband Roadshow from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 23 at the Evergreen Community Center and Library, 2601 N. Arkansas Ave., in the Cirilo Arteaga Room.

KOBD wants participants to share their thoughts on internet connectivity in their neighborhoods to help it build the future of Internet in Kansas.

It hopes to hear more about the following from the participants:

  • Internet access and availability
  • Public Internet access
  • Inclusive design
  • Internet speeds
  • Online safety and privacy
  • Digital skills training
  • Devices and more