Graphic of a person in a pink cowgirl outfit with the text "Wanted: Student drag artists. Sponsored by Student Activities Council, Spectrum: LGBTQ & Allies, and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion."

The Drag Show Committee is currently seeking student drag artists who are interested in performing one to three, five-minute sets for the 13th annual Drag Show from 8 to 10 p.m. Friday March 31 in the Eugene M. Hughes Metropolitan Complex. The deadline to apply is by 5 p.m. Thursday, March 2

This is a great opportunity for new and experienced drag artists to showcase their talent. Students will be compensated based on the number of sets they do.

Expectations of artists:

  • Must be a currently enrolled Wichita State student
  • Able to perform at least one set up to five minutes long
  • Able to be financially responsible for all preparations including wardrobe, makeup and music

The Drag Show is sponsored by the Student Activities Council (SAC), Spectrum: LGBTQ & Allies, and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion.

For any questions, email SAC at sac@wichita.edu or call 316-978-3022.

The Kansas Women in State Employment (WISE) Career Development Subcommittee, part of the Kansas Department of Administration, will host its “Being Part of a Multigenerational Team” event from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 via Zoom.

The event is open to all state of Kansas employees, including Wichita State faculty and staff.

The WSU College Democrats will host Loud Light and the Sedgwick County Democratic Party at its next meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16 in 257 Rhatigan Student Center.

There will be snacks and light refreshments provided to all. The two organizations will speak about the ways students can get involved, potential internships and fellowships openings for students, and opportunities to volunteer and provide outreach.

Pee for Pizza graphic. "Test for sexually transmitted illnesses (STIs) by submitting a urine specimen and get free pizza. Call 316-978-4792 for an appointment.

Student Health Services (SHS) is back with its annual Pee for Pizza event. It will take place noon-4 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, at the Student Wellness Center in the Steve Clark YMCA. During the event, participants can get tested for gonorrhea and chlamydia by submitting a urine specimen and then receive free pizza.

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 for free.

Co-sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Positive Direction and Shocker Sports Grill and Lanes, Pee for Pizza occurs twice a month through the fall and spring semesters and 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.

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The Student Ambassador Society (SAS) is hosting a virtual informational about the organization at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16.

SAS is an organization of students that volunteers with the Office of Admissions to talk about the shocker experience and why they chose Wichita State. Students who are in the organization help with Black and Yellow Day, Shocker Saturday, admit receptions and many other WSU admissions events.

For any questions, contact sasvpselections@wichita.edu.

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Wichita State’s Association of Hindu Students in America (AHINSA) will host its long-awaited Bollywood Night at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18 in the Beggs Ballroom of the Rhatigan Student Center.

Dress up as a movie star, put on some dancing shoes and dance to away the night.

Engineers Week

The College of Engineering is sponsoring activities and events to celebrate National Engineers Week from Monday, Feb. 20 through Saturday, Feb. 25. Below are a list of activities and events for students, staff and faculty. For more information, visit the Engineers Week homepage on the website.

  • Kick-off/dean meet and greet
    • Meet Dr. Anthony Muscat, dean of the College of Engineering, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the John Bardo Center and enjoy connecting with the engineering community on campus. In addition to food, there will be an exclusive College of Engineering Campfire Mug available for the first 200 students.
  • Golden calculator search
  • Vision boards with academic advisors
    • From 3 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21 in the ESSC Lounge in Partnership Building 2, students can create a visual of what they want their future to look like while meeting and hanging out with their department academic advisor.
  • Carnival and student organization fair
    • Engineering student organizations will be tabling and hosting activities from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22 in the John Bardo Center to go along with the theme of the week: “Creating the Future.”
  • Bowling night
    • Enjoy an evening of cosmic bowling with fellow College of Engineering students, staff and faculty from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 at the Shocker Sports Grill and Lanes. Participants are welcome to bring spouses, significant others and/or children..
  • 5k run/walk
    • Join The College of Engineering for a 5k run/walk and compete against Dr. Anthony Muscat, Jacob Mendez and Nathan Smith from the Engineering dean’s office at 9 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25 from the John Bardo Center courtyard. Students, staff and faculty are welcome to participate and bring spouses, significant others and/or children. The race will occur on the WSU campus and will conclude with snacks, water and a celebration! Participants must register by Friday, Feb. 17.
Photos of Tyler Stonestreet and Tim Stone

Tyler Stonestreet creates ceramics that are an extension of the stories that shape him as a person. Tim Stone conceives a painterly language that emphasizes the hybridization between physical and digital experiences.

Both are faculty at WSU’s School of Art, Design and Creative Industries and artists featured in Transmissions: The XXIV Faculty Biennial, on exhibit until April 22 in the Polk/Wilson Gallery. Join them at 10 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15 in the Beren Gallery at the Ulrich Museum of Art to learn about their inspiration and processes. Refreshments will follow the presentations.

The Office of Student Success will host its Level Up Week starting Monday, Feb. 13. Stop by its events as it helps students level up in the workforce.

The schedule of events:

  • Monday, Feb. 13:
    • Career Fair prep workshop from noon to 12:45 p.m. in 262 Rhatigan Student Center.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 14:
    • Pop-up resume reviews from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Lindquist Hall lobby.
    • Shocker Learning Center open house from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in 107 Lindquist Hall.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 15:
    • Fairmount College employers and pizza from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the first floor of the Rhatigan Student Center.
    • Advising pop-up event from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Shocker Dining.
  • Thursday, Feb. 16:
    • Pop-up success plans from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Shocker Dining.

For more information, contact the Office of Student Success at 316-978-3209 or email at student.success@wichita.edu.

The Department of Biological Sciences’ seminar series continues with WSU alum Olivia Schouten, MS, of The Nature Conservancy from 4 to 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13 in 231 Hubbard Hall.

Her talk will cover “Grazing a Prairie Restoration with Adaptive Management: Using data collection, monitoring, and observation to guide stewardship decisions at the Kankakee Sands Preserve in Indiana.”

The biology seminars are open to the public and students are encouraged to attend.