Open House Financial Aid Day. October 18, 2023. 10 AM - 12 PM. Jardine Hall, 203

Stop by and visit the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Oct. 18 at its open house to celebrate National Financial Aid Day.

The office is located in 203 Jardine Hall. Meet with staff, learn about services, play games and enter our giveaways. Light refreshments will be served while supplies last. 

Mindfulness and Meditation: Wed., Oct. 11 11:15 am -12 pm Facebook Live @ShockersCAPS. Decorative image of people meditation.

Join Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) for Mindfulness and Meditation at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11 on Facebook Live.

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 in person in 240 Rhatigan Student Center, Mayfield Room on Oct. 18, Nov. 1, Nov. 15, Nov. 29 and Dec. 13 and on Facebook Live on Oct. 25, Nov. 8, Nov. 22 and Dec. 6.

University Libraries Presents Halloween ComicFest Ablah Library 1PM - 3PM 31 October

Get ready for University Libraries’ Halloween ComicFest from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 31 in the Ablah Library. What’s waiting for attendees are comics, candy and the opportunity to get a mystery bag.

  • Follow these steps for a mystery bag:
    • Like University Libraries on Instagram: @wsulibrary
    • Tag University Libraries in a Halloween-themed selfie.

Don’t miss out on the Halloween ComicFest. Supplies are limited, so make sure to secure a share of treats before they’re gone.

Business Collaboration meetup. America's SBDC Kansas

The Wichita State Kansas Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is hosting a Business Collaboration Meetup starting at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16 at the Hughes Metropolitan Complex.

Join the afternoon event that highlights the skills, capabilities, products and services of entrepreneurs in the area.

The afternoon will kick off with a short presentation by WSU Kansas SBDC Regional Director Brandy Willett on finding the win-win. Then, participants will have an opportunity to give a short pitch sharing information about the goods and services their business offers, including what they’re looking for in new partnerships. After that is time for networking.

The event is open at no additional charge thanks to Meritrust Credit Union, but registration is required.

The Academy for Effective Teaching is an organization of retired faculty members who distinguished themselves in their teaching careers. Each year, the current faculty is given the opportunity to nominate retired faculty for membership in the academy. This year, the people chosen for membership are: Dr. William D. Bischoff, Diana L. Cochran-Black, Dr. Alicia A. Huckstadt and Dr. Rodney E. Miller.

The new members will be inducted into the academy at a reception from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16 in the Armstrong Room, Marcus Welcome Center. Faculty and staff are invited to the reception where the inductees will be honored for their outstanding teaching careers at WSU.

RSVP to or call 316-978-3010 by Thursday, Nov. 9.

Join Shocker Choir and WU Choir, under the direction of Dr. Tom Wine, in a display of individual expression at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10 in Wiedemann Hall. The WU Choir has prepared music written using a first-person voice. The message ranges from personal reflection (“Bonny Wood Green”) and expressions of love (“Unforgettable”), to sense of community (“One Voice”) and individual empowerment (“Orion”). The concert closes with “I’ll Be on My Way,” a celebration of liberation with unrestrained joy.

Shocker Choir, which recently premiered a new arrangement of the WSU Alma Mater for the fall academic convocation, is performing music all written in the last five years. Some of the inspirational material is traditional, but the approach is uniquely 21st century. “Esxultate! Jubilate!” uses a traditional Latin text, but the corresponding rhythmic accompaniment and use of mixed meter is decidedly contemporary. “Music in the Air” has a melody based on a traditional African American Spiritual, but uses a flowing piano accompaniment and vocal virtuosity to create a dramatic new sound. The song “Glory” was recorded by John Legend and Common and this rendition includes both the solo line and a modern rap.

Joining the WSU choirs is a guest choir from Topeka. Saint Mary’s Academy “Polymnia” Treble Choir has been accepted by blind audition to perform next spring for the Kansas Music Educators Association conference. They have a long tradition of choral excellence. Their conductor, Krista Childs, has selected music from a variety of styles to showcase the talents of the ensemble.

Ticket prices:

  • Adults: $12
  • Seniors/Military: $10
  • Faculty/staff: $10
  • Children/students: $6 (with school ID for students)

And WSU students can attend at no additional charge with a Shocker ID.

The University Police Department will partner with the DUI Victims Center of Kansas to bring a DUI Victim Impact panel to the Wichita State community from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10 in 142 Rhatigan Student Center, Harvest Room.

The event is open to students, staff, faculty and community members at no additional charge and will give real-life perspectives from people who have been affected first-hand by DUIs.

You Are Invited To Our and Thursday, November 2nd, 3:00-5:00pm and RSC Beggs Ballroom.

Join the Office of Academic Affairs from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2 in 305/306 Rhatigan Student Center, Beggs Ballroom for a Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) Celebration.

This year has been a great year, and Academic Affairs wants to recognize everyone’s hard work. The reception is come and go, and comments will begin at 3:30 p.m.

Shocker Store. Grad Day. October 10 & 11. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. RSC Store. Order graduation announcements, rings, nursing pins, custom faculty regalia and more!

For students graduating in December, visit the Shocker Store during one of its Grad Days. CB Grad/Balfour will be available to assist with ordering graduation announcements, nursing and dental hygiene pins, custom faculty regalia, and more.

Stop by between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Oct. 10-11 at the Rhatigan Student Center Shocker Store.

Executive Vice President and Provost Dr. Lefever invites you to attend the community launch of the WSU Wellness Initiative.

Come hear how everyone can enhance the wellbeing of the community with the launch of the WSU Wellness Initiative from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11 in the Woolsey Hall auditorium, or watch on YouTube. Help Wichita State lead in the promotion of community wellness both on and off campus.

Lunch will be provided by the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs. Attendees will also get Suspenders4Hope gear at no additional charge.

Schedule of events:

  • 12:30 p.m.: Event opens with lunch buffet
  • 1 p.m.: Program begins with remarks from Provost Dr. Shirley Lefever and presentation of the Community Wellness Initiative with Dr. Teri Hall, vice president for student affairs
  • 1:30 p.m.: Dr. Suzanne Hawley presents wellness card data review
  • 1:45 p.m.: Jenny Venn and “Design for Social Change” class, a students perspective on the Hope Kits
  • 2 p.m.: Jessica Provines on promoting mental wellness training utilizing wellness cards
  • 3 p.m.: Closing remarks, dessert served and mingle opportunity
  • 3:30 p.m.: Event conclusion