Wichita State University Math Circle resumes its meetings every Sunday for the fall semester. The next meeting is at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8 in 101 Lindquist Hall with speaker Dr. Buma Fridman, professor of mathematics, discussing the many kinds of infinity and how mathematicians can measure them.

Math Circles are education enrichment and outreach programs that bring mathematical professionals and pre-college students together to work on interesting problems or topics in mathematics, with the goal of getting students excited and passionate about math. Sessions are designed for middle school students, but all students K-12 are welcome to attend and learn.

Students should bring a completed registration and consent form to the session. Like WSU Math Circle on Facebook to stay up to date on meetings every week.

The campus community is invited to an event from the Regional Institute on Aging.

Reframing Aging: Connecting the Generations on National Ageism Awareness Day is from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday Oct. 7 in the Clark Room of the Marcus Welcome Center. The event will begin with coffee and a light breakfast at 8:30 am followed by a presentation at 9:00 am by Dr. Nicole Rogers, professor and chair, Public Health Sciences, which will outline key determinants that contribute to the perpetuation of ageism. Dr. Rogers will share best practices guidance from evidence-based findings and strategies to recognize, address and support age-inclusive, bias-free language in personal and professional communications.

Findings from their project, Connecting Generations: Influencing Expectations and Attitudes Toward Aging, has led Dr. Rogers and her public health sciences colleagues to conclude, “bringing WSU students and older adults together in purposeful, mutually beneficial activities positively impacts ageism and promotes greater understanding and respect between generations.” 

Leadership and beyond, learning today for a better tomorrow, Kansas leadership center

The campus community can join the Office of Diversity and Inclusion (ODI) at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18 in 203 Rhatigan Student Center to discover the power of their own leadership potential through an engaging workshop, interactive discussion and inspiring speaker.

Uncover hidden strengths and explore what’s possible when everyone leads.

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 noon-4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4 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 Fairmount College Student Advisory Council will host a “Beyond the Degree” Humanities Panel featuring faculty, students, and alumni speakers from the departments of History, Philosophy, and Women’s, Ethnicity, and Intersectional Studies.  The purpose of the panel is to build a connection between the students, faculty, as well as community members, while providing students various avenues for connections beyond their degree.  The panel will be held on October 3rd from 1:30-2:30 in the RSC Stante Fe Room 233.

The Fairmount College Student Advisory Council will host a “Beyond the Degree” humanities panel from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3 in 233 Rhatigan Student Center, Santa Fe Room, featuring faculty, students and alumni speakers from the Departments of History, Philosophy, and Women’s, Ethnicity and Intersectional Studies.

The purpose of the panel is to build a connection between the students, faculty and community members while providing students various avenues for connections beyond their degree. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Women of WSU will hold its annual membership drive from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3 at the President’s Residence. All women are welcome to join.

In addition to the Membership Drive, WWSU is holding its annual fundraiser, a vintage market featuring items donated by fans, alumni, faculty and staff. The auction is open to everyone. All proceeds raised will be awarded as scholarships to WSU students.

The online silent auction is open until 1:30 pm on October 3.

Runners set off for a 5K

Join Campus Recreation for its annual 5K Pumpkin Run starting at 9 a.m. Oct. 21 at the Shocker Hall Plaza. The campus community can register to participate at a discounted rate for a limited time.

When registering, use discount code “Shocktoberfest” to get $10 off the 5K registration fee. The discount is only available through Thursday, Oct. 5.

All participants receive a Pumpkin Run T-shirt and medal while supplies last, and awards will be handed to the top finishers of each age group. When registering, participants will receive a referral link for friends, family and coworkers to sign up with. If five people sign up using your referral link, you will get an additional $15 off.

Also available are the Little Pumpkin Fun Run 1K and the Virtual 5K events:

  • Children 12 years old and younger can sign up for the Little Pumpkin Run 1K, which starts at 10:21 a.m.
  • Everyone is welcome to sign up to run in the Virtual 5K from anywhere and receive the same benefits.

For additional information, call the race director at 316-978-5870 or email cr.pumpkinrun@wichita.edu.

Flavors of Latin America, Hispanic Heritage Month and Diversity logo located on top, with event details (12-2pm, Monday October 9th and Echo Circle), 1 ticket equals 1 dollar

Join the Office of Diversity and Inclusion in celebrating the rich and diverse cultures, traditions and flavors of the Hispanic and Latinx communities.

Visit Flavors of Latin America from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9 at the Echo Circle, just east of Duerksen Fine Arts Center, where ODI’s student organizations will sell food, from pan dulce to churros.

Leanne Caret | Friday, October 6

Leanne Caret — former president of Boeing Defense, Space & Security and the 2023 engineer in residence for the College of Engineering — is visiting Wichita State again from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5 and Friday, Oct. 6 in 209 Hubbard Hall.

Caret will participate in two interviews, have a private lunch with engineering students and be featured at a speaking event that students, staff, faculty, alumni and industry partners are invited to attend.

The speaking event, “Getting Real About Leadership,” will be a 30-minute presentation followed by a Q&A session with the audience. Light refreshments will be served.

Data Visualization in ArcGIS Savvy Scholar Workshop 11 Oct • 3:00-4:00 PM • Ablah Library In-Person & Online

Enhance your research skills by mastering the art of data visualization. Join University Libraries from 3 to 4 p.m. Oct. 11 in Ablah Library’s Digital Scholars Commons or participate online in the Data Visualization in ArcGIS workshop.

Led by experienced presenters, the workshop will equip students with the tools they need to create compelling visualizations using ArcGIS. Whether you’re new to the software or seeking to refine your skills, the session offers valuable insights into transforming complex data into clear and insightful visuals.