Wichita State’s Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is hosting an exciting trip to the Kansas Cosmosphere from 3 to 7 p.m. Nov. 13. This event is open to IEEE members and non-members. The cost is $10 and includes Dr. Goddard’s Lab presentation and pizza.

Members of the IEEE Student Section will get a free ticket to the Carey Digital Dome Theatre, and non-members can get a ticket for an additional $5. Bus transportation will be available on a limited basis at 2 p.m. from the Elliot Hall bus stop. Register for the event using the button below by Nov. 10.

The Ulrich Museum of Art invites the WSU community to meet the museum’s new executive and creative director, Vivian Zavataro, who started at the Ulrich last month.

Learn about Vivian and her vision for the future of the museum at Senior Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. Nov. 16, at the Ulrich. Free refreshments will be served starting at 10 a.m.

Vivian is a museologist who specializes in contemporary art, community engagement and art mediation. Her goal is to facilitate interaction between art and the public. Diversity, inclusion and creativity are essential aspects of her practice.

Award-winning poet and playwright Ariana Reines will be featured during a reception and poetry reading at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 17 at Wichita State’s Ulrich Museum of Art. Reines is one of the most dynamic and original voices in contemporary poetry, and she is WSU’s 2022 Distinguished Visiting Poet.

Her books include “The Cow, Coeur De Lion, and Mercury,” the Obie-winning play “Telephone,” and “A Sand Book (2020),” which won the Kingsley Tufts Prize and was longlisted for the National Book Award.

Reines has created performances and art projects for the Whitney Museum, Works & Process at the Guggenheim and Stuart Shave/Modern Art. She’s also taught poetry at Columbia University, Yale University, New York University, and the University of California at Berkeley. She created Invisible College, an anti-institutional project for poetry and the arts.

The event takes place at the Ulrich Museum of Art. Join us for a reception at 5:30pm. The poetry reading will begin at 6 p.m. Writing Now/Reading Now is cosponsored by the WSU Department of English, Fairmount College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Watermark Books & Café, and the Ulrich Museum of Art.

Interested in a Master's Degree? Nov. 15; MBA program, Human Resources Management, Accounting programs; Nov. 17 - business analytics, supply chain management economics; Barton School logo

The Business Student Success Center is hosting two information sessions for students who want to learn more about business graduate programs. Join us at the following dates and times to hear from program coordinators:

  • 2-3:30 p.m. Nov. 15
  • 233 Woolsey Hall
  • Learn about MBA programs, Master of Human Resource Management (and accelerated program) and accounting programs
  • 2-3:30 p.m. Nov. 17
  • 233 Woolsey Hall
  • Learn about business analytics (and accelerated program), supply chain management (and accelerated program) and economics (and accelerated program)

These sessions are open to all students interested in a business graduate degree with the Barton School of Business. Students will hear an overview of each program and what to expect for admissions requirements. Students will have the opportunity to meet with each program coordinator and ask questions.

A poster with a photograph of an older, white man, and a photo of a taproom, with the following text. "The long-awaited return: Science Cafe! Social Tap Drinkery 4502 E. 19th St. Tales from the Forensic Files: Using Chemistry in courtroom cases by Dr. Gary Branum. Tuesday, November 1st at 7pm."

Started in 2011, Science Café ran for nine years before taking a long hiatus due to COVID-19. Now returning at a new venue, the reinvigorated program will begin at 7 p.m. today on WSU’s Innovation Campus at the Social Tap Drinkery in Braeburn Square near 21st and Oliver.

Join Wichita’s science community for a kick-off presentation by Friends University’s Dr. Gary Branum, a chemist and former forensic scientist. Dr. Branum will discuss the chemistry he used in some of the more interesting crime cases he worked on.

Science Cafes involve face-to-face conversations about current science with scientists or people in fields involving science. They are a part of a nation-wide initiative to open up science education and dialogues with the general public. Social Tap Drinkery has cocktail specials, as well as a newly expanded menu from sister-venue Sungrano Pizza that will be available during the Science Café presentation.

After this first event, Science Café will occur on the second Tuesday of every month through the school year. More details at the Science Café Wichita Facebook page.

The next WSU physics seminar is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, in 128 Jabara Hall and on Zoom.

This talk will feature Stanley Fricke, director of medical physics and a professor at Georgetown University. He will speak on “Medical Physics, What does a Physicist do in a Hospital?”

Boos & Goodbyes | Please join us for a farewell party as we say goodbye to Alicia Sanchez | 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. | Monday, October 31 | Rhatigan Student Ctr. 208

A farewell reception for Alicia Sanchez will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m today, Oct. 31 at 208 Rhatigan Student Center.

Sanchez has worked at Wichita State for more than 11 years and most recently as the director of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion. She will be moving onto a new job at Spirit AeroSystems as the global culture, diversity, equity and inclusion manager.

Dr. Rajendra Singh — D. Houser Banks professor of electrical, computer engineering, and automotive engineering at Clemson University — will discuss the transformative research opportunities that remain to be solved in every major area of engineering and business.

Singh’s presentation, “Transformative Role of Solar Generated Sustainable Electrical Power in Global Economic Growth and World Peace,” will be from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8 in 104 Jabara Hall.

This seminar is made possible with support from the Solar Hydrogen Economy Foundation.

Faculty, staff and students are invited to the fifth annual Kansas Project Management Summit 2022 co-hosted by the WSU ITS and Kansas State PMO Office. This year’s theme is Security and Cybercrime around Projects.

The event is held virtually from 8:30 a.m. to noon  Thursday, Nov. 10. This event is free for all attendees.

During the event, you’ll hear from:

  • Samuel Alva, Homeland Security Region 7, cybersecurity advisor for Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency,
  • Jeff Maxon, State of Kansas, chief information security officer (CISO)
  • A panel of CISOs, including Mark Rodee from Wichita State University, Jeremy Pennington from KU Medical Center, Chris Snyder from NIAR, and Chad Currier from Kansas State University.
Savvy Scholar Workshops Writing an Awesome Literature Review Learn all the steps for creating a literature review. 12-1 p.m., 11/4 - Online

Join University Libraries for the next Savvy Scholar Workshop — Writing an Awesome Literature Review — from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4 via Zoom.

Attendees will learn all the steps to create a literature review, from conducting comprehensive research to synthesizing perspectives to presenting your findings.