Choose Your Hard; Women in Public Service

Join Women in Public Service (WPS) from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5 in the Marcus Welcome Center for its fall luncheon with keynote speaker Misty Bruckner, director of the Public Policy and Management Center

WPS members get admission at no additional charge. Admission for non-members is $20, or $15 for first-time attendees.

Comedian, Jacob Williams, Friday, Sept 15, 7 pm, CAC Theater. Presented by the SAC (Student Activities Council)

See Jacob Williams—12 seasons of Wild N’ Out, America’s Got Talent, Adam Devine’s House Party, Roast Battle and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert—live at Wichita State at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15 in the CAC Theater.

Williams is an insightful comedian who makes rapid-fire jokes based on real personal struggles with making friends, dating, family drama and following your dreams while encountering various pitfalls and awkward moments along the way.

Admission is at the door and is available to students with a Shocker ID at no additional charge, $5 for faculty and staff, and $8 for the public. Cash or card is accepted.

For more information about the event, email or connect with Student Activities Council through its Linktree.

James Schwartz Speaker Series Keynote Panel: Harnessing the Power of Analytics and AI to Transform Business. With Richard Dinkel, Nikhil Krishnan, Rafiq Ajani, and Matt Hoag.

The Barton School of Business will host its latest James P. Schwartz Speaker Series event on how to harness the transformational impact of analytics and artificial intelligence (AI). The event will occur from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 28 at the Woolsey Hall Auditorium. It will consist of a keynote panel discussion featuring industry experts in analytics and AI. The panel discussion is open to the public and offers a networking opportunity for attendees following the formal event.

Please see updated dates and information for the World Trade Council of Wichita (WTCouncil) program now on Sept. 27; and, the International Business Studies Association (IBSA) program with Deloitte on Sept. 25.

The WTCouncil’s keynote with Fahad Nazer, official spokesperson for Saudi Arabia to the United State, has been postponed to Wednesday, Sept. 27. The presentation will now be at 8 p.m. at the Wichita Country Club, 8501 E. 13th St. North, with time for networking at 6 p.m. and a dinner at 7 p.m. Dress is business casual and reservations are required.

If you have already made reservations, Sherryl Hubble will contact you separately. For more information or any questions, email or call 316-978-3176.

Additionally, the first IBSA event, “Cocoa, Coffee and Jobs with Deloitte,” will be between 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25 in 231/232 Woolsey Hall. Deloitte Consulting is on the WTCouncil’s board of directors and will speak to students about job opportunities in international business and the 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. Stay tuned for more information. Students can attend at no additional charge, but registration is required. Business casual attire is suggested, but not required.

For more information about the event, send an email to and address it to Usha Haley, WTCouncil chair and IBSA faculty advisor.

Celebrate Constitution Week 2023 with events about democracy and civic engagement. Dr. Neal Allen, associate professor of political science, will discuss “Supreme Court Term Limits:  Constitutional Reform for a Polarized U.S.” from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Sept. 20 in 265 Rhatigan Student Center, Lucas Room.

The Shocker Vote Coalition will hold a voter registration drive from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18 the RSC Atrium and a celebration of National Voter Registration Day from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Sept. 19 on the RSC North Patio.

Students interested in interning in the WSU Washington, D.C./Topeka Internship Program can attend drop-in info sessions from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 19 in 256 RSC and 3:30-4:30 p.m. Sept. 20 in 417 Lindquist Hall.

Contact Neal Allen at or 316-978-7133 with any questions. Events are sponsored by the Department of Political Science and Shocker Vote Coalition.

The Business Student Success Center invites all students, staff and faculty to visit Woolsey Hall from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 19-20 for a university-wide resource fair.

This is an opportunity to check out the new amenities including student study spaces and resources on campus. There will be over 16 organizations represented at the resource fair to assist students in learning more about social engagement opportunities, career opportunities, academic support, financial information and more.

Images depicting families of students attending Family Weekend

Shockers can share their love of Wichita State with their families by inviting them to attend Family Weekend Sept. 22-23.

A special schedule of events has been created to show families what campus life at WSU is all about. The two-day weekend includes Family Fest, Wu’s Waffle Feed, President’s Garden tour, college specific programs and a night T Chicken ‘n Pickle hosted by WSU Foundation and Alumni Engagement.

Registration is required and includes access to signature events, meals and more. Advance registration begins at $30 for the entire family.

A group of bicyclers ride down Douglas Avenue.

Visit the Ulrich Museum crew during Open Streets ICT from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17 at their booth at Chainlink Gallery Place, 121 E. Douglas, for make-it-take-it art projects and to build a bowl for the Empty Bowls Fundraiser.

Open Streets ICT gives the community a chance to enjoy entertainment, explore businesses and organizations, and check out fun vendors and food trucks along Douglas Avenue from Bluff to Glenn Streets.

The Shocker Gaming Club is hosting a Mortal Kombat 1 tournament in light of the new game’s release and invites everyone to come try their luck and win prizes.

  • First place wins a copy of Mortal Kombat 1 and a $50 gift card.
  • Second place wins a Mortal Kombat poster and a $15 gift card.
  • Third place wins a Mortal Kombat mug

The tournament fee is $3 and will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20 at the E-Sports Hub in the Heskett Center.

Shocker Gaming Club thanks the Wichita Melee and fighting game community.

Reach out to the Shocker Gaming Club for more information and for its Discord at, and follow the organization on Instagram and Facebook.

Memorial with flowers

Wichita State’s Military and Veteran Services encourages everyone to take time today to pause for a moment of silence in honor of those who sacrificed so much, who inspired a multitude to service, and who strengthened the spirit of unity as a nation, and will have a banner in 105 Grace Wilke Hall that members of the community can sign acknowledging that they will not forget. The center will be open all day.

Each year on the anniversary of 9/11, the families of victims gather for a ceremony on the 9/11 Memorial Plaza to read aloud the names of the 2,983 men, women and children killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks and Feb. 26, 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. Six moments of silence mark the times when each of the World Trade Center towers was struck, when each tower fell, and the times corresponding to the attack at the Pentagon, and the crash of United Airlines Flight 93 in Pennsylvania.