The Department of Public Health Sciences (PHS) is co-hosting a series of film fests for the National Endowment for the Arts’ (NEA) Big Read: Wichita alongside the Wichita Public Library and Tallgrass Film Association. The next event is a screening of the movie, “Supernova” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 6 in the Advanced Learning Library, 711 W. 2nd St. N.

Food and popcorn sponsors are Wichita Medical Research and Education Foundation and Proud of Wichita, The LGBT Chamber of Commerce. After the screening, join a discussion of the film at The Monarch at 579 W. Douglas Ave. with guest moderator Robert Miller from CAREpitch and PHS. Food and beverage discounts are offered with a ticket stub.

Each week will feature a new film that, like “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?” by Roz Chast, the book chosen for this year’s NEA Big Read: Wichita, explores caregiving and the universal challenges experienced as one cares for someone with a chronic illness, injury, medical trauma or nearing end of life.

Sonia Kovalevsky Day is an all day, all women, all math event for middle and high school students and is designed to empower the next generation of women mathematicians, scientists, engineers and innovators. The day is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 8. There is no registration fee.

The event includes three hands-on workshops on 3D printing, fractals and juggling.

Additionally, there will be a plenary talk given by Dr. Pamela Harris, associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, on the mathematics of juggling and a panel discussion.

The event is sponsored by the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics; Department of Aerospace Engineering; and held in cooperation with the Wichita Public Schools Office of Diversity, Equity and Accountability.

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Los Angeles-based indie pop band SAINT MOTEL will perform in concert at Wichita State at 8 p.m. Friday, April 14 at Charles Koch Arena.

Ticket prices are $10 for WSU students, $25 for WSU faculty/staff and $35 for general public. The concert is for those 18 and older.

Formed while attending film school in Southern California, SAINT MOTEL’s kaleidoscopic sound and inventive live performances have earned the band a loyal fanbase that flock to its headlining shows and standout sets at festivals such as Coachella, Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo.

This concert is coordinated by the Student Activities Council with support from Campus Recreation, Office of Student Affairs and Student Engagement, Advocacy & Leadership.

Graphic with different medicines and the text, "Prescription drug take back | For the entire month of April, drop off unused or expired prescriptions! Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m." and the DEA National Take Back Day, Student Health Services, and the University Police Department logos.

Student Health Services (SHS) is co-sponsoring Prescription Drug Take Back Day with the University Police Department (UPD).

The campus community can drop off any unused or expired medications throughout the month of April at SHS in the Student Wellness Center. Its regular office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

This national service is part of the Drug Enforcement Agency’s program to help prevent drug misuse or abuse of prescription and over-the-counter medications.

Before bringing an item, remember to bring the unused or expired medications in prescription bottles or a clear, sealed bag. Also, remove labels from the bottles or cover up personal health information, such as name, address and health insurance information.

For questions, contact SHS at 316-978-4792 or UPD at 316-978-3450.

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The annual Student Activities Council (SAC) drag show is back and bigger than ever. Join the SAC, Spectrum: LGBTQ & Allies, and Office of Diversity & Inclusion at 8 p.m. Friday, March 31 at the Eugene M. Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E. 29th St. N., for a lineup of student, regional and national talent, including the headliner A’keria Davenport. 

A’keria is the 2022 Miss Epitome title holder, 2017-18 holder of the “Miss Black Universe,” and one of the season 11 contestants of RuPaul’s Drag Race, where she placed third. 

The following are the ticket rates for the show:

  • $5 for WSU students with a Shocker ID.
  • $8 for WSU faculty and staff.
  • $10 for the general public.

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

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The Media Arts Club has partnered with Shocker Studios to host a three-day event. The campus community is welcome to hang out, play games, do homework, watch movies and more. Doors open at 5 p.m. Friday March 31, and the contest kicks off at 7 p.m. in Shocker Studios on the WSU south campus.

Those who choose to participate as a contestant can win cash prizes, software licenses, swag and even custom trophies. Tutoring and troubleshooting help will also be available.

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Enjoy some snacks while playing bingo to win even more snacks. Join the Rhatigan Student Center for snack time bingo at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 4, in 142 RSC.

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During the upcoming Shocker New Venture Competition Trade Show on Friday, April 21, students have the opportunity to visit competitors’ booths and see other WSU students from different disciplines working to bring ideas to market.

It is an excellent opportunity to learn a little of what it might take to start a business while networking with industry professionals, experts, and peers.

Register today as a student judge to impact the outcome of the Shocker New Venture Competition by selecting which team wins the People’s Choice Award.

Graphic with different medicines and the text, "Prescription drug take back | For the entire month of April, drop off unused or expired prescriptions! Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m." and the DEA National Take Back Day, Student Health Services, and the University Police Department logos.

Student Health Services (SHS) is co-sponsoring Prescription Drug Take Back Day with the University Police Department (UPD).

The campus community can drop off any unused or expired medications throughout the month of April at SHS in the Student Wellness Center. Its regular office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

This national service is part of the Drug Enforcement Agency’s program to help prevent drug misuse or abuse of prescription and over-the-counter medications.

Before bringing an item, remember to bring the unused or expired medications in prescription bottles or a clear, sealed bag. Also, remove labels from the bottles or cover up personal health information, such as name, address and health insurance information.

For questions, contact SHS at 316-978-4792 or UPD at 316-978-3450.

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Visit the Office of Online and Adult Learning’s (OAL) Instagram and Facebook pages to submit a name for the new Learning Out Loud (LOL) podcast microphone.

To submit a name, simply comment the idea on the directed post. The winner will receive OAL swag and school supplies worth $50. Submissions close on Thursday March 30. The winning name will be announced Monday April 3, and the winner will be contacted the same day.