The first Kansas Geometric Analysis Conference will be held at Wichita State April 20 and 21.

The event, organized by Xiaolong Li, assistant professor of math at WSU, and Lei Ni with UC San Diego, is supported by the National Science Foundation, the Simons Foundation, Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Physics.

The first talk will start at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 20 in 127 Jabara Hall, after short opening remarks by Dean Andrew Hippisley at 10:50 a.m. Registration is free and all are welcome. The speakers are:

  • Xiaodong Cao (Cornell University)
  • Ailana Fraser (University of British Columbia)
  • Matthew Gursky (University of Notre Dame)
  • Peter Petersen (UCLA)
  • Richard Schoen (UC Irvine)
  • Lu Wang (Yale University)
  • Guofang Wei (UC Santa Barbara)

For any questions, contact Xiaolong Li at

Theresa Turenne

Join the Office of Financial Operations, Accounts Receivable in celebrating Theresa Turenne at a come and go retirement reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, April 26 in 135 Woolsey Hall, with remarks at 3 p.m.

Theresa has served the WSU community for over 20 years. She has worked in both the International Office and Student Accounts Receivable office during her time at WSU. She received her Master’s in Public Administration from WSU and served on the Council of University Women in the past.

Help show appreciation for her service to the university by joining the celebration for refreshments while wishing Theresa all the best as she begins a new chapter.

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Wednesday • May 8, 2024 • 3-5 pm Ablah Library, First Floor

Mark your calendars from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday May 8 on Ablah Library’s first floor for a captivating showcase of research projects from the First-Year Research Experience (FYRE).

Explore a diverse array of topics spanning science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and prepare to be shocked by the creativity of next-gen shockers.

The event is open to everyone, and food will be provided, so mark your calendars and don’t miss out.

Join First-Year Programs for the Shocker Swag Swap. The unique event invites students, faculty, staff and community members to exchange their gently used Shocker gear for something new-to-you.

Bring any unwanted shirts, mugs, lanyards and more from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 30 to the Hubbard Hall lawn. Participation is free — just bring an item you no longer need.

Let's Create Your Custom READ Poster Together! April 18,  2 - 4 p.m. first floor of Ablah Library

University Libraries invite students to attend its READ poster event from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, April 18 on the first floor of Ablah Library.

What’s a READ poster? These posters showcase individuals posing with their favorite books, inspiring others to explore new literary worlds and ideas.

Remember, each session is quick, lasting no more than 10 minutes, and there’s no need to worry about what to wear — just leave the green at home. You will be provided a digital copy.

The Museum Exhibition class has created some new exhibits and they would like to share them with the campus. The new exhibits will be on display from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 23 on the first floor of Neff Hall and the first floor of the Geology Building.

Students will be on hand to talk about their exhibits and answer questions. Refreshments will be available in Neff Hall. The event is come and go.

Coffee & Connections - Human Resources, Tuesday, April 23, 8-9am, WSU Hughes Metroplex, Kansas SBDC and WSU logos

The Kansas Small Business Development Center (SBDC) invites Wichita State human resource professionals and students to Coffee & Connections from 8 to 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 23 at the Hughes Metropolitan Complex. Come connect with small business leaders to share practical solutions and resources available to help them with their HR struggles.

What’s the purpose of Coffee & Connections? Small business leaders face unique challenges across the board. Coffee & Connections brings together like-focused individuals to discuss not only those challenges but the tools to overcome them. SBDC also invites different local professionals passionate about helping small businesses grow and thrive to attend and share their expertise and insight.

The event costs nothing for small business leaders or students. Human resource professionals are asked to pay a $5 fee to receive a specialized name tag and a short introduction to the group (the small fee will help purchase refreshments from local small businesses).

No presentation. Just conversations.

The Society of Public Historians is holding its final meeting of the spring 2024 semester at noon Thursday, April 18 in Fiske Hall.

Attendees will discuss summer plans as well as other upcoming events for the club.

A retirement ceremony for Dr. Maryon Habtemariam, associate teaching professor in the School of Nursing, and Mary Faragher, associate educator in the School of Nursing, will be from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, May 3 in 265 Rhatigan Student Center, Lucas room.