In support of HACU-Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, Wichita State recognizes Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) Week, observed by colleges and universities across the nation.

As an emerging HSI, with a current percentage of 17% of students that identify as Latinx/Hispanic, WSU plays an important role of improving access to education and advancing equity for traditionally underserved students.

Interested in learning more about what is an HSI? Join a brown bag lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13 in 233 Rhatigan Student Center, Santa Fe Trail Room to get an overview of Hispanic Serving Institutions.

Visit NetApp on the Innovation Campus for its quarterly campus-wide e-waste and shredding event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29 in the NetApp parking lot, lot 44S.

The following are items that can be disposed of during the event:

  • Personal documents accepted for secure shredding.
  • All personal electronics accepted, including appliances.
    Note: old tube TVs must be taken to the Waste Connections Transfer Station, 2745 N. Ohio St.
  • Secure data destruction for e-waste (hard drive shredder).
  • On-site assistance available for larger loads.

The event is sponsored by the NetApp Green Team.

The Wichita State Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is hosting a Business Transitions Conference from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26 in the Hughes Metropolitan Complex.

There will be breakout sessions focused on buying and selling a business as well as planning for family succession. Professionals specializing in financial, legal and business, including several WSU alumni, will be presenting on a variety of topics related to transactions. Tim Penner, CEO of Harper Industries, will be the keynote speaker. 

Learn more and register about the day’s events, speakers and sponsors and catch the latest conference podcast on the WSU Kansas SBDC YouTube channel. Registration is $50 per person.

Entrepreneurship Research Series Market Research for Startups SEPT 19 • 12:00 - 1:00 pm Ablah Library

Ready to delve into the world of startups and entrepreneurship? Join University Libraries from noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 19 in the Digital Scholars Commons of Ablah Library for the Entrepreneurship Research Series kickoff.

This session focuses on “Market Research for Startups,” offering essential insights into identifying target audiences, analyzing trends and refining your ideas based on real-world needs.

Daniel Bergman in a superhero mask

Join the RSC Shocker Store from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14 for an evening with Dr. Daniel Bergman, author of “Teaching is for Superheroes.”

Dr. Bergman is a professor and program chair of science education at Wichita State and currently works with students and teachers from kindergarten all the way to graduate school. Enjoy chatting with the author and hearing excerpts from the book and gain teaching insights, tips,and advice in an entertaining, superhero-inspired format.

Event is come-and-go, and light refreshments will be served. For more information, email

Improving Productivity and Time Management Skills. September 13, 12-1PM, RSC 142. Register at

The Graduate School invites all students to learn about time management methods, strategies on how to prioritize and organize tasks, and how to set and achieve professional goals.

Join Sonia Hall, BioKansas president and CEO, for the workshop from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13 in 142 Rhatigan Student Center, Harvest Room. This event is open to all WSU students at no additional charge, but space is limited.

RSC Open House. Tuesday, September 12. A day full of deals and freebies for campus! Must show WSU ID. See for all details.

Join the Rhatigan Student Center for a day of discounts and freebies during the RSC Open House, happening all day Tuesday, Sept. 12 in the RSC.

Students, faculty, staff and campus affiliates/partners can enjoy deals and freebies from RSC’s departments. Attendees must show a Shocker ID.

NSF-GRFP fellowship program logo. "2 sessions" is circled

The National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF-GRFP) is one of the most prestigious programs to recognize and support outstanding graduate students. Two separate sessions will be offered: one for first-year graduate students and a second one for undergraduate seniors.

The Graduate School is hosting a session for first-year domestic graduate students in a STEM discipline who are pursuing a research-based master’s or doctoral degree from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14 in 405 Jardine Hall.

The McNair Scholar program is offering a separate session for undergraduate seniors about the NSF-GRFP program and also the Goldwater Scholarship at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 15 in 142 Rhatigan Student Center. RSVP for the event at 316-978-3139 or

During both events, Dr. Coleen Pugh, Graduate School dean and AVP of research will help students craft a competitive application for the NSF-GRFP.

The five-year fellowship includes three years of financial support including an annual stipend for the school and a cost of education allowance for the institution.

Shockers are invited to the Mini-Wellness and Social Service Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13 in the Rhatigan Student Center.

The event celebrates and promotes health, wellness and social services within the community and offers a unique opportunity for businesses and organizations to showcase their products or services, as well as generate awareness about their role in the community.

The event is sponsored by Student Health Services, HOPE Services and SEAL.

A group of people throw and handbuild ceramic bowls around a table. A chalkboard says, "Welcome to Build A Bowl."

Join ceramic artist Brenda Lichman in the fight against hunger in our community by creating a one-of-a kind ceramic bowl using wheel-throwing or hand-building techniques from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9 in 106 and 107 Henrion Hall.

The bowl you make will be donated to the Empty Bowls Chili Cook-off fundraiser Oct. 21 to benefit HumanKind Ministries and ICT Community Fridge Project.

Everyone is welcome to attend this event at no additional charge, presented by the Ulrich Museum, WSU Ceramics Guild and Empty Bowls Wichita.