Block Party. April 28 4-6:30 pm. Join us: Outdoor games, music, food available for purchase, & more. Location: WSU Innovation Campus Airbus parking lot between Airbus and NetApp. Airbus.

Join Wichita State’s Innovation Partners for a Block Party 4-6:30 p.m. April 28 at the WSU Innovation Campus Airbus parking lot between Airbus and NetApp. This family-friendly event is open to all students, faculty, staff and innovation partners. The event will feature a visit from Wu, food from Social Tap and local food truck vendors, music by D.J. Carbon, and outdoor games including giant Jenga and cornhole.

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Wichita State Student Activities Council (SAC) is reinventing Finals Frenzy as De-Stress Fest May 2-6. To view all the events, or to register an organization or a department to be displayed at the event, visit the WSU De-Stress Fest webpage. The week is dedicated to students who need a study break to explore natural and healthy ways to reduce stress and relax.

For more information, contact

Spark your ideas into a business in just 8 weeks. Ignite Ideas. Spark Startups. Wichita State University ignitor program.

Free and open to all community members, the ignitor eight-week accelerator focuses on ideation for startups and provides structured support for innovators and entrepreneurs.

Participants will learn how to improve an idea, conduct customer discovery, build a minimum viable product, gain valuable user feedback, develop a business strategy, and how to pitch to customers.The next cohort begins June 1.

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The WSU community is invited to join the Women of Wichita State for our annual Scholarship Bash to raise funds for scholarships!  We hope to award four WSU students with a scholarship for the 2022-2023 academic year. With your help, these funds can help students achieve their academic and career goals.

The kick-off to the Scholarship Bash will be from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. April 29. This come-and-go event will be during exhibitions of female artists Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Ann Resnick, and Annabel Daou at the Ulrich. Stop by and be one of the first to bid on silent auction items, pose with friends and colleagues in the photo space, meet board members, and have a great time raising money for scholarships.

If you can’t come by, faculty and staff members may contribute to the scholarship fund via payroll deduction or direct donations to WSU Foundation via the link below.

Please join us for a public lecture by Dr. Jeffrey Case, visiting associate professor at the University of Washington. Case will present “The Rumin algebra” at 3 p.m.  Friday, April 22 in 335 Jabara Hall.  Refreshments will be available at 2:30 p.m. in room 353 Jabara Hall.

Join the next physics seminar at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 20 at Clinton Hall (Room 126) and via Zoom. The talk features Trent English, Wichita State Department of Physics graduate teaching assistant, who will discuss “Gravitationally Focused Neutrinos to Study Ice-Giant Core.”

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The Graduate Student Council (GSC) is hosting a Puppy Days event 10 a.m.-1: 30 p.m. April 18 and May 4 outside of the east side of Rhatigan Student Center. The May 4 event will  also include a yoga hour hosted by Counseling and Prevention Services at 10 a.m.

The Department of Psychology will host its 18th annual Research Roundup Wednesday, April 20 at the Rhatigan Student Center (RSC). The schedule will include the following:

  • Poster Presentations: 1:30–3 p.m. RSC (Room 265 and Pike Room 266)
  • Oral Presentations 3:15–4 p.m. RSC (Room 142)

Research Roundup is a department-wide, annual event where graduate students and research labs in our three doctor of philosophy programs (human factors, clinical-community and community psychology) present their research to a wide audience across campus.

For more information, contact Dr. Quan Lei at

Pee for Pizza. Step 1: Submit a urine sample. Step 2: Get FREE PIZZA! Get tested for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia at the Student Wellness Center and get free pizza in return. Other free STI testing available upon request. Thursday, April 21st. 12:00pm-4:00pm. Student Wellness Center. Call (316)-978-4792 or make an appointment at

Miss the last Pee for Pizza event? Don’t worry the next one is Thursday, April 21. To participant, take an appointment at the Student Health Portal and swing by to submit a urine sample and get free pizza.

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The next Industrial, Systems, and Manufacturing Engineering (ISME) Colloquium will feature Trey Waldron, Spirit Aerosystems project manager for strategic programs at 11 a.m. today, April 15 via Zoom. Waldron’s presentation is titled “737 Floor Beam Automated Assembly Line at Spirit Aerosystems.”

Waldron will discuss how the aerospace industry still relies heavily on manual labor. Aerospace manufacturers are currently dealing with huge backlogs and need a solution that speeds up production. This presentation is an example of how Spirit Aerosystems was able to accomplish this dilemma with a new solution that improves quality and throughput and reduces the learning curve and work in process.