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For Wellness Week, Counselling and Prevention Services (CAPS) is promoting mental wellness by hosting its next #WSUWeSupportU preventing suicide training and a walk across campus to show support for suicide prevention.

The training will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27 in 265 Rhatigan Student Center. The walk will be directly after the training and will go through the middle of campus from the RSC to the Student Wellness Center. Participants will receive a Suspenders4Hope T-shirt upon completion of the training and are encouraged to wear it during the walk.

The training is open to all participants. Students can register via the CAPS webpage, and staff and faculty can register on myTraining.

For any questions about the training or how to register, contact Rachael Gladden, CAPS outreach coordinator, at rachael.gladden@wichita.edu.

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Join Counseling and Prevention Services (CAPS) from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday, March 3 in 262 Rhatigan Student Center to celebrate Dr. Selena Jackson and wish her well as she leaves Wichita State in March.

Dr. Jackson has worked at CAPS since 2018 and has served as training director since 2021.

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Registration is now open for the 10th anniversary of the Kansas Gender & Sexuality Conference, to be held on March 10 in the Rhatigan Student Center. As always, the conference is free and open to all students, faculty and staff from all disciplines affiliated with a Kansas university or surrounding community.

The keynote this year, “Gender, identity and reproductive justice in a post-Roe world,” will be given by Dr. Leandra Hernandez, assistant professor and associate academic director for the Center for Social Impact at Utah Valley University.

Anyone planning to attend, even for part of the day or dropping in and out, should register in advance. Pre-registration will close at midnight on Sunday, March 5.

For any questions, contact either Dr. Jodie Hertzog or Dr. Jenny Pearson or email genderconference@wichita.edu.

Students, groups, faculty, staff, innovation partners and the public are invited to submit abstracts or proposals to present at the 2023 Diverse Women’s Summit (DWS), which is held 9 a.m.-noon Monday, March 20 and 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, March 21. DWS is a meeting of individuals and groups from different backgrounds on local, regional, national and global issues affecting women. The theme of the 2023 DWS will be diversity and belonging at Wichita State.

Proposals should include 100-200 words describing the presentation (type, subject, theme and purpose). Presentations that focus on the following topics will be given priority:

  • Intersectional research
  • Investigations into belonging
  • Citizenship and special populations
  • Women, gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality and ability
  • Social justice and the future

Proposals and abstracts will be accepted until Friday, March 3 and should be submitted to robin.henry@wichita.edu. For more information, contact 316-978-3358 or joyce.dalporto-ward@wichita.edu.

This event is sponsored by the Department of Women’s, Ethnicity and Intersectional Studies, the Center for Women’s Studies, the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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Wichita State Dining Services is excited to celebrate Black History Month with a special event at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22 at the Shocker Dining Hall.

For this occasion, it has created a menu of soul food recipes, selected by a team of experts comprised of Dr. Marche Fleming-Randle, vice president and chief diversity officer of Military and Veterans Affairs; Dr. Kevin Harrison, Cohen Honors College assistant teaching professor and director of diversity equity and inclusion; and Riccardo Harris, executive director of Wichita GEAR UP.

To further celebrate the rich history and cultural contributions of African Americans, Dining Services will also have a live music showcase. This is an opportunity for the community to come together and honor Black history and culture. Meal cost is $9.46 plus tax.

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will host Dr. Rachelle Farber from the University of Kansas at its next colloquium at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22 in 224 McKinley Hall.

Dr. Farber will present “Developing an Atomistic Understanding of Materials Growth and Performance: From Heterogeneous Catalysis to Particle Accelerator Technology.” Refreshments will be provided.

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Spectrum: LGBTQ & Allies and Wichita State’s LGBTQ+ student organization will host an event at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21 in 265 Rhatigan Student Center to show support for the transgender, nonbinary and gender nonconforming students.

Join them as they come together to celebrate trans and nonbinary voices. Hear about current research on diverse gender identities as well as personal stories from queer folks on campus about how they came to find their identity.

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WSU Libraries is hosting “Market Research for Startups,” partnering with the Kansas Small Business Development Center, the next workshop in its Entrepreneurship Research Series from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23 on Zoom.

How does one know if forming a startup is a good idea? The answer is research. Any business can thrive by understanding industry trends, identifying competitors and determining its target market.

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Hypnotist Chris Jones will perform his mind boggling act in front of an audience at 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24 in the CAC Theater. Students get in at no charge, faculty and staff get in for $5, and the general public gets in for $8. No registration is required for the event.

Jones is a hypnotist, comedian and the host of the prank series Double Take on Facebook Watch. Jones is well known for his appearance on America’s Got Talent. Since his first TV appearance, Jones has performed on shows like The Steve Harvey Show, Windy City Live, Good Day Chicago, Penn and Teller, Scam School, and the Adam Carolla Show.

This event is coordinated by the Student Activities Council. For questions or additional information on SAC-sponsored events, email sac@wichita.edu or call 316-978-3022.

In celebration of Black History Month, the College of Applied Studies (CAS) Diversity Committee invites the campus community to its event, “Being Black in higher education: A Black History Month faculty lecture event,” from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28 via Zoom.

The presenters for the event will be Dr. Bobby Berry, assistant dean for diversity and outreach in CAS and assistant professor, and Dr. Valerie J. Thompson, assistant professor of educational leadership and educational psychology in Intervention Service & Leadership in Education (ISLE).

Dr. Berry’s presentation will be “African-American male students at a predominately white institution: Perceptions of adaption and identity,” and Dr. Thompson’s presentation will be “The toxicity of the StrongBlackWoman narrative within student affairs.”

After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. This event is part of the CAS Diversity Committee Faculty, Staff and Community of Color Lecture series. For more information, contact Dr. Thompson at valerie.thompson@wichita.edu.