Cindy Coughenour, founder of Fearless and Female, will instruct up to 35 participants on tactics relating to self-defense starting at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 9 in 141 Heskett Center. The workshop is hosted by the Student Activities Council.

Wichita State faculty and staff can register for the one-hour workshop at $10 plus fees and includes interactive instruction and a stabby kitty key ring. An ice cream social will follow the program.

Cindy founded Fearless and Female in 2001 as a direct response to the murder of her childhood friend, Julie Ladd. As a professional speaker and self-defense advocate, Cindy is certified and trained in many different forms of self-defense such as Krav Maga and Jane Jitsu.

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Calling all poets. The Student Activities Council (SAC) invites students to its poetry slam event 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 12 at the Rhatigan Student Center Starbucks stage.

The first 100 guests to attend the event will receive a voucher for a hot drink from Starbucks, valid only on April 12. There is no fee or registration required to attend the event, and all guests are free to listen in on the poetic works.

Poets must be current Wichita State students in order to perform. Registration closes on Thursday, April 6.

For any questions, contact the SAC at or call 316-978-3022.

Join the Department of Math and Statistics for a public lecture by Dr. Huijing Du, assistant professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

The lecture, titled “Multiscale modeling of epidermal-dermal interactions during skin wound healing,” will take place at 3 p.m. Friday, March 10 in room 372 Jabara Hall.

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The Project Management Institute Wichita Chapter and WSU Strategic Initiatives are hosting Lee R. Lambert, the co-creator of the Project Management Professional credential, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 8 in EE 264 John Bardo Center.

Lambert will present “The Value Proposition of Skillset Match,” which will explore how project management estimates can vary widely from actual performance data, the impact of what has become known as “bait and switch.” and how to calculate the impact on time and cost associated with “bait and switch.”

Students, staff and faculty are welcome to attend the talk, but registration is encouraged. Donuts and coffee will be available for attendees.

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The Department of Aerospace Engineering is hosting Mustafa Engin Danis, a doctoral candidate from Iowa State University, from 10:15 to 11 a.m. Friday, March 10 in 209 Wallace Hall.

Danis will present “High-Order Numerical Methods and Hybrid Turbulence Modeling for High-Speed Compressible Flows.” Students, faculty, staff and industry partners are invited to attend.

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Stuart Kauffman will present a virtual talk hosted by the Barton School’s Institute for the Study of Economic Growth at noon Friday, March 31. The topic will be “The Inevitable Anthropocene and Our Choices Now: Prolegomenon to a Next Axial Age.”

Kauffman is a renowned theoretical biologist. Originally a medical doctor, he has spearheaded several disruptive new theories including Nobel-worthy contributions in fitness landscapes, gene regulatory networks, the theory of affordances and the theory of the adjacent possible. Also a MacArthur Fellow and a Trotter Prize winner, Kauffman has published innovative books like “Origins of Order: Self-organization and Selection in Evolution” and “At Home in the Universe: The Search for the Laws of Self-Organization and Complexity.”

All Wichita State faculty and staff are invited to attend, and they are encouraged to share the event information with any students, alumni or members of the community they think may benefit.

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Student Health Services (SHS) is back with the annual Pee for Pizza event. It will take place noon-4 p.m. Thursday, March 23, 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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Join Erik Pierstorff, program director in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program for the National Science Foundation (NSF), will describe the SBIR and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs at NSF. He will also cover the SBIR/STTR program’s goals, funding philosophy, topics, funded examples and the project pitch process.

This webinar is a special opportunity for the region to connect with a program officer and ask direct questions about the SBIR/STTR programs. It will begin at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 28.

There will be 10 minute, one-on-one meetings from 2 to 3 p.m. for additional discussion with Pierstorff. This webinar does not cost to attend, but registration is required.

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Jennifer Ray, photographer, tackles the U.S.’s violent past and present. Amanda Pfister partnered with poet April Pameticky to create a work that speaks about motherhood, monotony and feminism.

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 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, March 7 in the Beren Gallery at the Ulrich Museum of Art to learn about their inspiration and processes.

Join the Department of Physics for its next seminar at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 8 in 226 Jabara Hall and also on Zoom.

The speaker for the seminar is Prasanth Shyamsundar from the Fermilab Quantum Institute. The seminar will cover the topic “Enhancing Quantum Error Mitigation and Characterization with Statistics and ML.”