Photo of an instructor teaching a class with the text, "Perspective on Pedagogy. Tuesdays at 2 p.m., March 21-April 11. Meeting ID: 995 5894 3346. Password 841141. www.wichita.edu/perspectives"

Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ next Perspectives series will focus on pedagogy, sharing the best practices that faculty and GTAs have adopted in their instruction, teaching theories, feedback and assessments while delivering curriculum in the classroom. Dr. Andrew Hippisley, dean of the Fairmount College, will host the series.

Each episode will be presented at 2 p.m. Tuesdays, from March 21 to April 11 via Zoom. Recordings will be made available afterwards on the Fairmount College YouTube channel.

The Department of Public Health Sciences 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, “Robot & Frank” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 23 in the Advanced Learning Library, 711 W. 2nd St. N.

Food and popcorn sponsors are Alzheimer’s Association-Central & Western Kansas Chapter and KUSM-Wichita Family and Community Medicine. After the screening, join a discussion of the film at The Monarch at 579 W. Douglas Ave. with a guest moderator. 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.

An image of "Sacred Bridge at Nikko" by Tsuchiya Koitsu. 1939, woodcut on Japanese paper. Gift of Phyllis A. and Richard H. King, Jr.

Join the Ulrich Museum of Art for the visiting scholar talk, “Yes, no, maybe so: Connections between Japanese prints, anime and manga and the stories we tell about them” by Andrea Horbinski at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 21 in the Beren Gallery at the Ulrich Museum. Participants are invited to a reception starting at 5:30 p.m.

Focusing on art and society in the 19th and 20th centuries, when Japan underwent a rapid, self-imposed transition to modernity, this talk examines not only the linkages between anime/manga and printmaking, but also the limits of those connections, and how the evidence for and against them has been deployed to serve larger stories about race, modernity and culture in the Asia-Pacific and worldwide.

Graphic with the text, "PokéFest, March 22 & 23" and the Student Activities Council logo.

PokéFest is a two-day celebration for both casual and competitive Pokémon fans on Wednesday, March 22 and Thursday, March 23 coordinated by the Student Activities Council (SAC).

Day 1 includes a Pokémon Go meetup and scavenger hunt from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., where fans can mingle in the RSC at the Bluestem Lounge in front of the fireplace before journeying off to collect badges across different stations on campus. Day 2 includes a tournament at the Heskett eSports room, and a variety of Pokémon themed food and activities in the Heskett Center Lobby from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Department of Public Health Sciences 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 Notebook” at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 16 in the Advanced Learning Library, 711 W. 2nd St. N.

Food and popcorn sponsors are the Central Plains Area Agency on Aging and the Regent Park Rehabilitation and Healthcare. After the screening, join a discussion of the film at The Monarch at 579 W. Douglas Ave. with guest moderator Damon Young from the Kansas Leadership Center. 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.

Photo of Ulrich Curator Ksenya Gurshtein with the "Reclining Figure" sculpture by Henry Moore in front of the Ablah Library as the backdrop.

Ulrich Museum of Art Curator Ksenya Gurshtein will share her experience curating “Nature in the Floating World: Images of Nature in Japanese and Chinese Art,” currently on display in the Beren Gallery.

Join the Ulrich Museum at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 15 in the Beren Gallery. Refreshments will be provided starting at 10 a.m.

Graphic of different kitchen appliances and tool with the text, "Fun, prizes, books. Edible Book Festival 11:00 AM, Monday, April 3, 2023."

Enjoy being creative? If the answer is “yes,” enter the Edible Book Festival from WSU Libraries. Participants will get to create a culinary masterpiece based on their favorite literature.

The event will start at 11 a.m. Monday, April 3 on the first floor of the Ablah Library. The deadline to sign up is Friday, March 31.

Win prizes from Shocker Athletics, Shocker Sports Grill and Lanes, AMC Theater, Doo Dah Diner, and more.

The 10th Annual Kansas Healthcare Ethics Conference, hosted by the Wichita Medical Research and Education Foundation (WMREF), is structured to stimulate discussion of real-life ethical issues. Healthcare students as well as the general public can benefit by joining the discussion at the conference.

Physicians, nurses, patients, family members, health care workers, social workers, chaplains and adult care home administrators are faced with ethical decisions in health care. Ethical dilemmas can occur in the delivery of health care with decisions about end-of-life care, scarcity of resources, ethnic and diversity issues, honoring religious decisions of patients, and the use of technology in today’s health care delivery. The conference looks at the new and intensified ethical dilemmas encountered in the face of a pandemic.

For the first time, healthcare students are offered registration to this conference at no charge. Physical therapy, psychology and nursing students are specifically encouraged to attend.

For free registration, select “Ethics Conference Registration NO CEUS: $15.00” from the dropdown menu, use your WSU email in the contact information section, and enter the promo code “ETHICSSTUDENT.” For questions regarding registration or the conference, email conference.office@wichita.edu or call 316- 978-6493.

Reliable Uncertainty Characterization for Space Sustainability and Safety | Tuesday, March 14 | 10:15 to 11 am | WH 209 | Smriti Nandan Paul, Ph.D., Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, West Virginia University

The Department of Aerospace Engineering in the College of Engineering is hosting Dr. Smriti Nandan Paul, a post-doctoral research fellow from West Virginia University, from 10:15 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 14 in 209 Wallace Hall.

Paul will present “Reliable Uncertainty Characterization for Space Sustainability and Safety” to students, staff, faculty and industry partners.

A wintery landscape with a leafless tree in the center accompanied by a poem which reads, "Over the wintry Forest, winds howl in rage With no leaves to blow. by Natsume Souseki"

As part of the Japanese Culture Association’s annual Japan Festival, it will be holding a photo haiku contest. A haiku is a traditional form of Japanese poetry that consists of three lines in a 5-7-5 syllable pattern and traditionally includes a seasonal word, known as kigo in Japanese. The contest is free to enter.

To enter, participants must write a haiku in either English or Japanese and choose, take or draw an image or photo to go along with the entry.

Entries should include the participant’s full name. The deadline to submit is Monday, April 10, and the winners will be announced at the Japan Festival on Friday, April 28. Any questions about the contest can be directed to Jennifer Musaji, lecturer in Japanese, at jennifer.musaji@wichita.edu.