Join the Department of Political Science and Pi Sigma Alpha at noon Friday, May 3 in 301 Rhatigan Student Center, Gridley Room, in congratulating and celebrating the end of the year with its scholarship recipients, new Pi Sigma Alpha initiates and graduating seniors. Light refreshments will be provided.

Repeat of general location and timing information for UCIPA 2024. It will be 4/25/25 from 10:00 am-4:30 pm.

Community members, students, faculty, and healthcare providers or caregivers are invited to join the free in-person University Community Innovations for Positive Aging event to promote positive aging within the university and the broader community from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25 in the Hughes Metropolitan Complex.

Timeline of events:

  • The day will begin with a pre-conference, future healthcare student-led health fair.
  • A complimentary lunch will be served at 11 a.m.
  • The conference begins at noon with featured speaker Beth Sanders, founder and CEO of LifeBio, who will present “The Power of Life Stories” and lead a companion workshop, “Life Stories.”
  • Attendees will learn the physical- and brain-health “Benefits of Music” and engage in two hands-on workshops.
  • Certified Sage-ing Leader David Gear will present “Wisdom Circles,” an interactive workshop designed to guide others in creating their living legacy by sharing a life’s worth of wisdom with younger generations.

All programming seeks to broaden knowledge of aging and support the university’s age-friendly campus initiative. Come experience strategies to live and promote positive and successful aging. Lunch is provided.

A poster session on sustainability and related research at Wichita State will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 26 on the first floor of Rhatigan Student Center, east entrance. Both undergraduate and graduate students are invited to share their work with the campus community.

The poster session will be preceded by a meeting of interested faculty, student and staff on “Achieving Carbon Neutrality for WSU” from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, April 26 in 203 RSC, Lancelot Room.

Both events are open to all. Contact Bayram Yildirim at bayram.yildirim@wichita.edu or Dr. Ikram Ahmed at ikram.ahmed@wichita.edu for more details.

Earth Day Table Tuesday, April 23rd RSC 1st Floor 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come see us for free goodies and info about study abroad programs!

Stop by Study Abroad’s table from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 23 on the first floor of the Rhatigan Student Center to learn more about study abroad programs and pick up some free goodies in celebration of Earth Day.

Two artists dressed in painted clothing discuss work they are doing on a large mural.

In conjunction with “Urban Canvas: Exploring Muralism in Wichita,” join artist, designer and community organizer Armando Minjárez for a panel discussion with local muralists about the triumphs and challenges of mural making in Wichita at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 18 in the Ulrich Museum of Art.

The panel is comprised of four artists: Ellamonique Baccus, Ric Dunwoody, Connie Fiorella Fitzpatrick and Chris Garcia, and attend the reception at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend the free event.

Do you need a serotonin boost and a mental break from studying or still need a puppy fix after Bark in the Park? Student Activities Council (SAC) is hosting a photo gallery for Shockers to show off their pets.

Join SAC in the Rhatigan Student Center Shocker Store from April 29 to May 2 to admire the Shocker pets under categories: Best Dressed, Caught in the Act, Best Buds and Funniest Pet.

If you would like to include your pet, submit a photo alongside what category you would like to be entered in. The deadline to submit is by 11:59 p.m. April 28.

Students grab food at the 2023 Interfest

Join the International Student Union (ISU) for its Interfest event for the spring 2024 semester from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 18 in 305/306 Rhatigan Student Center, Beggs Ballroom.

Attendees will purchase tickets that can be used to grab food at the various booths:

Find the full menu on ISU’s Instagram.

The first Kansas Geometric Analysis Conference will be held at Wichita State April 20 and 21.

The event, organized by Xiaolong Li, assistant professor of math at WSU, and Lei Ni with UC San Diego, is supported by the National Science Foundation, the Simons Foundation, Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics.

The first talk will start at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 20 in 127 Jabara Hall, after short opening remarks by Dean Andrew Hippisley at 10:50 a.m. Registration is free and all are welcome. The speakers are:

  • Xiaodong Cao (Cornell University)
  • Ailana Fraser (University of British Columbia)
  • Matthew Gursky (University of Notre Dame)
  • Peter Petersen (UCLA)
  • Richard Schoen (UC Irvine)
  • Lu Wang (Yale University)
  • Guofang Wei (UC Santa Barbara)

For any questions, contact Xiaolong Li at xiaolong.li@wichita.edu.

Theresa Turenne

Join the Office of Financial Operations, Accounts Receivable in celebrating Theresa Turenne at a come and go retirement reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, April 26 in 135 Woolsey Hall, with remarks at 3 p.m.

Theresa has served the WSU community for over 20 years. She has worked in both the International Office and Student Accounts Receivable office during her time at WSU. She received her Master’s in Public Administration from WSU and served on the Council of University Women in the past.

Help show appreciation for her service to the university by joining the celebration for refreshments while wishing Theresa all the best as she begins a new chapter.

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