Pi Delta Phi, the French honor society, is holding a bake/book sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 8 on the ground floor of the Rhatigan Student Center.

Come enjoy French baked goods, sandwiches, pastries and quiches (lunch items will be available after 10 a.m.). Accepting cash only and minimum donations of $1.

Interested in a career in nursing? Join the School of Nursing for an information session about its Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs, admission requirements and ask questions directly to nursing faculty.

It will host the session at 10 a.m. Friday, March 10 in 110 Ahlberg Hall. Register at least 24 hours prior to the session.

The College of Applied Studies invites faculty and staff to a panel discussion on well-being and self-care among professionals working in K-12 and higher education settings as part of its Corbin Connect speaker series.

The event will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 10 in 155 Corbin Education Center and via Zoom. Join the conversation and learn the best ways to promote and support self-care and wellbeing in the educational field. RSVP to the College of Applied Studies by Friday, March 3.

The speakers for the event are Dr. Edil Torres Rivera, Dr. Valerie Thompson and Dr. Sara Mata. The topics covered include exploring synergy and balance, and discussing self-care and wellbeing through the lens of intersectionality.

Photo of Susan Thomas, founder and CEO of 10Fold.

The W. Frank Barton School of Business has announced Susan Thomas, founder and CEO of 10Fold, will serve as the college’s entrepreneur-in-residence for the spring 2023 semester. Thomas is from Newton, Kansas and began her college education at Wichita State.

She founded 10Fold in 1995, and the company is now ranked among the top 8% of independently owned communications firms exclusively focused on business-to-business technology in the United States.

As the Barton School’s entrepreneur-in-residence, Thomas will deliver a keynote presentation at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday, March 22 titled “An Entrepreneur’s Journey: Finding the why to drive your success.” The keynote is open to the public and will include a networking reception with Thomas afterwards. In addition, she will participate in other presentations on innovation and marketing.

Thomas earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in business from Emporia State University. She then went on to earn a master’s degree in industrial organizational psychology from the University of Tulsa.

KMUW graphic with the text, "Engage ICT. Taxes & Education March 14 at Roxy's Downtown. KMUW Wichita 89.1."

There are a lot of education-related topics before the legislature this year, some of which could have significant impacts, but aren’t making headlines. Come to Engage ICT at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 14 at Roxy’s Downtown, 412 E Douglas Ave, for the discussion, “Taxes and Education: Kids get what we pay for,” and find out what’s going to be up for a vote, and what’s at stake. Participants can enjoy a free appetizer buffet and get their questions answered.

The conversation will also be live streamed on the Engage ICT website and on KMUW’s Facebook page. To submit questions in advance, send an email to info@kmuw.org.

Graphic with the text, " You are invited. Wichita State eSports open house. The unveiling of the Varsity Esports facility. Corbin Education Center, Room 156A, March 6th 4:20-630 PM" and the WSU Esports and McDonald's Gaming logos.

The College of Applied Studies will host an open house for the grand opening of Wichita State’s new Varsity Esports facility in 156A Corbin Education Center. Doors will open at 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 6, with opening remarks from Shirley Lefever, provost and executive vice president, starting at 5 p.m.

This event is open to the WSU community along with those interested throughout the Wichita area and will showcase the team for incoming freshmen and prospective students. The open house will support the success of current esports teams and highlight the new technological facility.

Four WSU students will be featured at the Kansas Undergraduate Research Day 2023 on Wednesday, March 1.

The annual event showcases undergraduates who are participating in research with faculty members at KBOR universities. Over 30 presenters will cover a wide variety of topics important to Kansas. The WSU community is invited to visit the event page and watch the pre-recorded presentations throughout the day. Registration is required to leave comments on the student presentations.

The following are the WSU presenters at the event:

  • Logan Hutchens, junior in communication sciences and disorders, will present “Effect of Repeated Maze Treatment on Accuracy and Response Time in Sentence Formulation.” Logan’s faculty mentor is Dr. Erin O’Bryan, assistant professor of communication sciences and disorders.
  • Rachel Stukey, sophomore in strategic engineering, will present “Modeling Electric Vehicle Charging Load on Power Grid Considering Travel Behavior.” Rachel’s faculty mentor is Dr. Visvakumar Aravinthan, associate professor and department chair pf electrical and computer engineering.
  • Grace Hawks, senior in social work, will present “Indigenous Peoples’ Relative Risk of Homicide in the USA: A Systematic and Meta-Analytic Review.” Grace’s faculty mentor is Amy Alberton, assistant professor of social work.
  • Mary Peterson, junior in electrical and computer engineering, will present “Community and Rooftop Solar Options for Rural Areas in Kansas.” Mary’s faculty mentor is also Dr. Aravinthan.
Image of Dr. David Drew, author of What They Didn't Teach You in Graduate School. Accompanying text reads: "Finish your degree and land an academic job with Dr. Drew's tips".

Come hear Dr. David Drew from Claremont Graduate University share some tips on how to finish research projects and land an academic job at 12 p.m. Thursday, March 2 via Zoom. Dr. Drew is a co-author of the book, “What They Didn’t Teach You in Graduate School: 299 Helpful Hint for Success in your Academic Career.”

This session is for those who are wondering if graduate school is for them and also for current graduate students.

Graphic of the globe with major landmarks with the text, "Ready for Spring Break? Learn About Eco-Tourism with Green Group. Today, March 1st 3:30 PM in the RSC Rm 203"

Join Wichita State Green Group’s meeting from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 1 in 203 Rhatigan Student Center to learn about the best ways to be eco-conscious while traveling. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Graphic with the Ulrich Museum logo and the text, "Love Is Memory Workshop"

Join the Ulrich Museum of Art as it hosts the Love is Memory workshop for senior citizens from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 2 at the Dr. Sam & Jacque Kouri Collection Study Center in the Ulrich Museum. The event is presented by Wichita artist Micala Gingrich Gaylord in conjunction with the Big Read 2023 and is open to senior citizens on- and off-campus.

This workshop will focus on the ways objects house memories. Elders are invited to bring a small object they are willing to leave behind that represents a memory of love. Attendees will also make a short audio recording about their object during the workshop.

Students, faculty and staff are also encouraged to invite senior family and friends to the workshop. The object and voice recording will become part of a larger community art piece, which will be on view in the exhibition “Micala Gingrich Gaylord: Love Is Memory,” from April 3 to May 20 at the Ulrich Museum.