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 esportsclub@wichita.edu, 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.

Literary Feast. A book club for public radio listeners. KMUW Wichita 89.1. "Yellowface" R.F. Kuang.

KMUW’s monthly book club, Literary Feast, features selections made by its staff. For September, KMUW is reading “Yellowface” by R.F. Kuang.

Participants will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27 at KMUW for a group discussion over dinner and drinks. Dinner is provided by Public, and guests are invited to bring a beverage to share with the group.

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The WSU Office of Research is hosting a viewing of the PCORI Town Hall on the “Advancing the Science of Engagement” funding opportunity at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12 in 261 Rhatigan Student Center, Olive Room, with a brief discussion afterward.

Dr. Nikki Keene Woods, a successful principal investigator who has helped Wichita State secure PCORI funding in the past, will visit with attendees after the town hall to share about the experience of applying to PCORI.

The history in the State of Kansas as well as the city of Wichita is rich with Hispanic culture.

As Hispanic-Service Institutions Week closes and Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off, join a community celebration of Latinfest from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16 in Old Town. The event will feature music, food, art and talent highlighting the cultures of Latin America.

At Wichita State, 2021 data shows that 7% of faculty and staff identity as Hispanic/Latino. Of this information, there are two full tenure Latina/o professors.

As WSU continues to grow, the campus is excited to introduce the first Latine employee resource group. Join the WSU Latine Faculty and Staff Association for a come and go reception from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday Sept. 15 in the Cadman Art Gallery.

The gallery will feature the history of Latinos in the Wichita area as well as those who have made their mark at WSU. In addition, the gallery will feature art from the Ulrich showcasing Latino artist in their collection.

Kansas had the 27th largest Latino population in the United States. Currently, 19% of the K-12 population in Kansas is Latino and in Wichita, USD259 reports the Hispanic/Latino population is 37%.

Join Dr. Teri Hall, vice president for Student Affairs; Dr. Brett Bruner, assistant vice president for Student Success & Persistence; Dr. Bobby Berry, assistant dean for Diversity and Outreach for the College of Applied Studies; Aaron Hamilton, OneStop; and Dr. Sara Mata, executive director of Hispanic Serving Initiatives, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday Sept. 14 in 266 Rhatigan Student Center, Pike Room for a deeper dive into the data and numbers related to Wichita State’s journey of becoming a Hispanic Serving Institution.

In Kansas in 2021, 16% of Hispanics (ages 18 to 34) were enrolled in higher education, compared to 23% of White non-Hispanics. In addition, 23% of Hispanic adults (25 and older) had earned an associate degree or higher, compared to 47% of White non-Hispanic adults.

The importance of becoming an HSI is strengthening the support for how to serve not only Hispanic students, but every student at WSU, from recruiting, to retaining and ultimately graduating.

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.

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.