Decorative Image with text: Mindfulness and Meditation Wednesday, September 20th from 11:15am to 12pm in RSC 240, Mayfield Room

Students, faculty and staff are invited to Mindfulness and Meditation at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20 in 240 Rhatigan Student Center.

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.

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Registration is open for the 2023 Michael Tilford Conference, taking place Oct. 5-6 at Washburn University.

The Michael Tilford Conference provides an opportunity for those in education, with community business leaders, to examine diversity in education and business by discussing challenges and opportunities:

  • Inspire awareness of multiple dimensions of diversity, related practices of inclusion and the transformation of education.
  • Participate in workshops to learn about challenges and strategies for teaching diverse populations on campuses and in classrooms.
  • Share passions for teaching and interacting with students from all backgrounds.
  • Reinforce the integration of multiple dimensions of diversity into student academic and personal development components.
  • Explore how these strategies and practices translate into businesses and broader communities

Students, faculty, and staff attending the Tilford Conference are eligible to apply for travel support. Submit a Tilford Conference travel reimbursement form or  contact for more details.

The goals of the conference are for participants to listen to visionary leaders who will inspire them to promote equity and awareness at their institutions, participate in workshops to learn about challenges teaching diverse populations on Kansas campuses, and share their passion for teaching and interacting with students regardless of race, gender, religion and national origin.

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Student Health Services (SHS) is hosting its next Pee for Pizza event. It will take place noon-4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, 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.

Entrepreneurship Research Series Introduction to Intellectual Property OCT 3 • 12:00 - 1:00 pm Ablah Library

Are you eager to unlock the secrets of entrepreneurial success? Join University Libraries for the next session in its Entrepreneurship Research Series: Introduction to Intellectual Property, from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 3 in the Ablah Library Digital Scholars Commons.

Delve into the world of intellectual property and discover how it can shape the future of your startup. The workshop is a chance to gain the insights needed to safeguard and maximize the potential of groundbreaking ideas.

Step 2 FS2S Wichita State University

Join Student Affairs for its second step of the First Steps to Success program for first generation students from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in 233 Rhatigan Student Center. This step is all about time management and will discuss various ways to stay involved, get to class and build community.

If you’d like more information about joining the full program to earn perks like dining dollars, swag bags and other prizes, information will be handed out at the event, and you can reach out to Kennedy Rogers at for more information.

Wednesday's are for Women: Intro to Golf

Join the Women Leadership Initiative and the Shocker women’s golf team for an introduction to golf at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 11 on the Willowbend Golf Course.

The Shocker women’s golf team will go over the basics needed to get started with golf. Afterwards, join the Women Leadership Initiative for refreshments and networking at the Willowbend Clubhouse.

Wichita State’s Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences is hosting an information session from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29 via Zoom.

Faculty and students will give an overview of the Medical Laboratory Sciences program at Wichita State, the application process and career opportunities in the medical laboratory sciences profession.

Call 316-978-3146 to schedule a lab tour or in-person appointment.

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will present the Talaty Endowed Research Professorship to Dr. Katie Mitchell-Koch at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20 in 224 McKinley Hall.

The award presentation will be followed be Dr. Mitchell-Koch’s research presentation along with a reception at 4:15 pm in 205 McKinley Hall.


The Tatsumaki Yosakoi team posing in their costumes in front of a sign that reads "Expedition Asia."

The Tatsumaki Yosakoi Japanese traditional dance team will be coming to Wichita State from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22 for a performance and workshop in 143A Heskett Center. Tatsumaki Yosakoi will perform songs and also teach anyone interested. The event will be open to the general public and no dance experience is required. Spectators are also welcome.

Tatsumaki Yosakoi was established in 2005 and has been performing at festivals around the country and helping spread Japanese culture for 18 years. The Japanese Culture Association and the Asian Student Conference Dance Committee are sponsoring the event.

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The annual remembrance of Memorial ’70 will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 2, at the memorial sculpture at the university entrance at Alumni Drive and Hillside (18th and Hillside). The reception will be held immediately after in the lobby of Duerksen Fine Arts Center northeast of Memorial ’70.

In an annual ceremony of remembrance, a wreath is placed at Wichita State’s Memorial ’70 each Oct. 2. The brief ceremony honors WSU football players, administrators and supporters who died in a plane crash Oct. 2, 1970.

The WSU “Gold” plane, a Martin 404 carrying 36 passengers and a crew of four, crashed at approximately 3 p.m. on a mountain near Silver Plume, Colorado while enroute to Logan, Utah for a game with Utah State University. Twenty-nine persons died at the scene, while two others died later after receiving medical attention for their injuries. The WSU “Black” plane landed safely in Utah.

This time of remembrance is to acknowledge the changes that the plane crash made in the lives of the victims, their families, their friends and the university.