Prospective students are invited to join an informational session for Wichita State’s Master of Education in Learning and Instructional Design program at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4 via Zoom.

Request a zoom link for the session prior to the start by emailing Dr. JeaHwan Byun, associate professor in the School of Education, at jaehwan.byun@wichita.edu or Mara Alagic, professor in the School of Education, at mara.alagic@wichita.edu.

The Master of Education in Learning and Instructional Design program is an innovative, 100% online, 30 credit hour program designed for educators and professionals that offers a transformative and individualized learning opportunity with flexibility.

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Join Dr. Shirley Lefever, executive vice president and provost, and Matthew Mooers, psychology intern, for “Keep Calm & Breath Online,” a guided meditation, at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 4 on the Counseling and Prevention Services (CAPS) Facebook page.

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Experience the vibrant colors, rich flavors and captivating performances of India at VASANTH, the spring cultural fest by the Indian Student Association starting 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 7 in the Eugene M. Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E. 29th St. N.

Get ready to be transported to the heart of India as participants indulge in a feast of Indian cuisine, witness traditional dances and immerse themselves in the cultural diversity of the country. VASANTH is the perfect way to celebrate the arrival of spring and experience the magic of India like never before.

Those interested can also follow the Indian Student Association on Instagram and Facebook.

The First-Gen Cord Ceremony is an opportunity to give first generation students graduating this semester a cord to recognize their accomplishment. The ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 30 in the CAC Theater.

For more information, visit the Student Engagement, Advocacy & Leadership (SEAL) office in 216 Rhatigan Student Center.

Intervention Services & Leadership in Education (ISLE) will host a Graduate Program Fair from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 10 in Woolsey Hall. The event aims to inform potential students about ISLE graduate programs and help prepare them for graduate school.

The schedule for the event will be “Why go to grad school & where to apply” from 4 to 5 p.m.; the graduate student panel from 5 to 6 p.m.; and the graduate fair from 6 to 8 p.m. All students considering graduate school are invited to learn more about the graduate programs within ISLE.

For more information or questions, contact Valerie Thompson at valerie.thompson@wichita.edu.

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Daniel Hoyt, novelist and professor of English at Kansas State University, will give a reading and sign books at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 4 in 134 Woolsey Hall.

Hoyt’s novel, “This Book Is Not for You,” won the inaugural Dzanc Fiction Prize; Hoyt’s first short story collection, “Then We Saw the Flames,” won the 2008 Juniper Prize for Fiction; and Hoyt’s stories have appeared in The Sun, The Iowa Review, The Missouri Review and other literary magazines. The reading and experience is free and open to the public.

The next program at the World Trade Council of Wichita (WTCouncil) will be held on Tuesday, April 11 and will deal with “Globalization and its Aftermath: Concerns and Strategies.”

The WTCouncil aims at topical programs that resonate with its constituencies of businesspersons, policymakers, the military, academics and students. The April program deals with issues on several minds. The new normal for globalization poses unknown risks and rewards.

The panel of international experts featuring Juan Escalante, Textron; Melissa Birch, University of Kansas; and Usha Haley, Barton Distinguished Chair and WTCouncil chair, provides an opportunity for educated and informed discussion on the topic to separate the wheat (information and trends that should be paid attention to) from the chaff (useless, perhaps harmful, chatter).

Attendance to just the presentation is free to the public, and attending the networking hour and dinner is $55 for non-members, $45 for members, and $25 for WSU students (subsidized by the WTCouncil). For more information, send an email to Sherryl Hubble at wtcouncil@wichita.edu.

The Mortar Board Senior Honor Society’s philanthropy is “Reading is Leading,” and it encourages children to find joy in reading and use it as a skill. Its main event to promote it is a campus book drive.

This semester, it is having another book drive from Monday, April 3 to Thursday, April 14. The campus community can donate new or slightly used books at the Heskett Center, Shocker Hall, Shocker Dining Hall, Rhatigan Student Center, Ahlberg Hall or the Ablah Library. It is also hosting a competition for the book drive: The WSU student organization that donates the most books will receive $100 towards the group’s budget or philanthropy of choice. Officers or advisors of a WSU student organization that would like to register for the competition can contact Rachel Smith at: wsumortarboardsecretary@gmail.com. Emails should include the sender’s name, their position in the organization and the name of the organization.

Last semester, 282 books were donated by the WSU community to Minneha Elementary, and Mortar Board and Minneha are extremely grateful for the successful turn out.

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Passionate about or interested in learning more about the Honors College? Want the opportunity to informally connect with other honors students and faculty?

If the answer to any of those questions is “yes,” then consider attending the Honors College General Assembly from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, April 14 in the Shocker Hall plaza to celebrate with the Cohen Honors College the end of the year accomplishments and updates, presented by Dr. Kimberly Engber, dean of the Honors College.

The First-Gen Cord Ceremony is an opportunity to give first generation students graduating this semester a cord to recognize their accomplishment. The ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 30 in the CAC Theater.

For more information, visit the Student Engagement, Advocacy & Leadership (SEAL) office in 216 Rhatigan Student Center.