Bike enthusiasts among the Cohen Honors College faculty invite the community to experience fall on the Redbud Trail at 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19.

Attendees will meet in front of the John Bardo Center for an hour of biking or walking. Students, faculty, staff and friends are all welcome to join.

Student Government Association, presents the 3rd Annual Diversity Week, A Different World: Learn from Others and Value Everyone

Student Government Association is proud to present the third annual Diversity Week, starting Monday, Oct. 30. The week is designed to not only increase student engagement on campus, but also decrease incidences of bias, harassment and discrimination.

Diversity Week is in partnership with several offices and student organizations and offers programs and experiences that build an inclusive culture amongst the student body at Wichita State. This year’s theme is “A Different World: Learn from Others and Value Everyone (L.O.V.E.).”

During Diversity Week, the SGA will highlight religion, self value (identity), tradition and ability. SGA will also focus on loving, valuing, respecting and finding belonging within each other.

Pee for Pizza call (316) 978-4792 to schedule an appointment. Decorative pizza slice images and sponsor logs of Student Health, ODI, Positive Directions, and Shocker Sport Grill and Lanes

Student Health Services (SHS) is hosting its next Pee for Pizza event. It will take place from noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Student Wellness Center in the Steve Clark YMCA.

Pee for Pizza is a sexual health awareness event that allows participants to test for sexually transmitted illnesses such as gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis, HIV and hepatitis C and know their status at no additional charge. Pizza is also provided to participants.

Co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Positive Direction and Shocker Sports Grill and Lanes, Pee for Pizza is by reservation only. No walk-ins will be accepted. Participants must not use the restroom at least one hour before testing.

For more information or to make a reservation, contact SHS at 316-978-4792. Other testing is available upon request.

The English Honors Society presents its annual Flannel Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23 in 319 Rhatigan Student Center, McKay Room.

Wear flannels and join the event for crafts, cozy readings, treats, a raffle and fun. The event is come and go for all students at no additional charge.

Students are invited to audition for WSU’s Got Talent and showcase their unique gifts. Auditions will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27 in the Duerksen Fine Arts Center.

A seven-minute allotted slot will be assigned for each group. Performance date is at 6 p.m. Nov. 4. There is a $3 fee per person to audition as well as an entrance fee of $3 per person to attend.

For questions, email sacruzjackson@shockers.wichita.edu.

Decorative Image with text: Mindfulness and Meditation Wednesday, October 18th from 11:15am to 12pm in RSC 240, Mayfield Room

Join Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) for Mindfulness and Meditation at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18 in 240 Rhatigan Student Center, Mayfield Room.

Mindfulness is focusing one’s awareness on the present moment by intentionally noticing thoughts, feelings and bodily sensations without any judgement. The sessions offer various meditation exercises designed to develop mindfulness and promote holistic wellness.

Future Sessions will be held on Nov. 1, Nov. 15, Nov. 29 and Dec. 13 and on Facebook Live on Oct. 25, Nov. 8, Nov. 22 and Dec. 6.

The School of Education invites the campus community to its Halloween party at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Corbin Education Center patio. Attendees can enjoy treats, games and a costume competition (with prizes).

Shocker Rowing Class Race & Fun Row on October 28, 2023, 2 to 5pm, Learn2Row $30 per person

Come down to the Arkansas River from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 at the RiverVista Boathouse, 150 N. McLean Blvd. with Shocker Rowing for the Class Race and Fun Row events.

The Class Races will start off the event with a competition between the freshmen and seniors, and ticket paying attendees will have the opportunity to learn to row on the water starting around 3:30 p.m.

Wichita State University's Expanding Your Horizons: A STEM workshop for Middle School Girls! Saturday, October 28 @ Wichita State University. Register at wichita.edu/EYH. Graphic with dual tone purple photo of girls and WU watching a science demonstration.

The 11th annual Expanding Your Horizons workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 in Hubbard Hall. Geared towards middle school girls, the event offers a unique opportunity to delve into the world of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Attendees get hands-on workshops, lunch, a T-shirt and a WSU bag with their $15 entry fee, and they will have the chance to explore various STEM fields, connect with passionate instructors and gain insights into potential careers. Additionally, parents can join an optional session covering college preparation and financing while considering an engaging WSU campus tour. Help spread the word and empower the next generation of STEM leaders.

Stop by the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships workshops and get engaged with financial wellness. The more sessions students attend during the semester, the more entries they’ll receive to enter a giveaway for a full in-state tuition scholarship in spring 2024.

  • Buying or Leasing a Car – Noon-2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18 in 142 Rhatigan Student Center, Harvest Room
  • Living On and Off Campus – Noon-2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25 in 233 Rhatigan Student Center, Santa Fe Trail Room
  • Black Friday Shopping – Noon-2 p.m. Nov. 17 on the first floor of the Rhatigan Student Center
  • Coffee Chat – 8-10:30 a.m. Dec. 4 at Cargill Cafe in Woolsey Hall
  • Coffee Chat – 8-10:30 a.m. Dec. 5 at Starbucks in the Rhatigan Student Center

To make an appointment with a peer financial coach or learn more about the program, visit the Shocker Financial Wellness webpage.