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Deniz Berfin Karakoc, a Ph.D. student from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will speak as part of the Disaster Resilience Analytics Center Seminar Series from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28 via Zoom.

In Karakoc’s work, she studies the restoration planning of critical interdependent infrastructure networks after a disruptive event by emphasizing the social vulnerability indices of interacting socially.

Karakoc earned her master’s degree in industrial and systems engineering from the University of Oklahoma, and a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Bilkent University in Turkey. Deniz is currently a Ph.D. student in civil and environmental engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Men of Excellence - Wichita State University | Jumpin' into Action | 5:30 p.m. Thursday, October 27 Wichita Sports Forum (2668 N. Greenwich Rd. Wichita, KS 67226) | Take a break from classes, have fun and socialize with Men of Excellence at the trampoline park! Registration is required. Register for this session at wichita.edu/moe!

Looking to join WSU’s Men of Excellence? Join us for an upcoming session at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 at the Wichita Sports Forum (2668 N. Greenwich Rd.) and enjoy a fun afternoon with us at the trampoline park while learning about the importance of balancing school and fun.

Come socialize and meet new people all while having a good time.

Faculty, staff and students are invited to the culminating event of SGA’s Diversity Week: the inaugural Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Symposium, sponsored by the Student Government Association, Housing and Residence Life, and the chief diversity officer.

The event is from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4 in the RSC Beggs Ballroom.

During the event, you’ll hear from the chair of the Diversity, Empowerment and Inclusion Committee, get an update from the chief diversity officer about the university’s DEI Plan, and watch a keynote address from Regina Platt about how students can engage on college campuses around DEI work.

Lunch will be provided for guests.

Phenomenal Women Fitness & Nutrition w/ Tiffany Harlan | 5:30 p.m. Thursday, October 27 Heskett Center 141 | Let's take care of our physical health from the inside out. We will be learning about basic nutrition and will end with a workout led by Tiffany Harlan. Register for this session at wichita.edu/pw.

Looking to join Phenomenal Women? Join us for an upcoming session at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 in 141 Heskett Center. Let’s take care of our physical health from the inside out.

We will learn about basic nutrition and end with a workout led by Tiffany Harlan.

White background with graphics of international food and logo of International Student Union, Student Government Association and Student Engagement, Advocacy & Leadership. Interfest 2022 will be on Wednesday, November 2 from 11 am to 1 pm in Beggs Ballroom. An international food festival put on by cultural and international student groups. In sponsorship with International Student Union and Student Government Association.

The International Student Union’s annual Interfest: International Food Festival is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2 in the RSC Beggs Ballroom.

Each semester, WSU students prepare and sell dishes from their native countries for this event. The festival provides a platform for intercultural sharing where the WSU community and visitors can try out diverse cuisine and learn about the origins and cultural significance of a particular dish. It also serves as a fundraiser for international student associations, although small groups of students also participate to have as many diverse dishes as possible.

Dishes will vary in price, and tickets are sold in $1 increments. Tickets for the event can be purchased in advance through Marketplace or at the door with cash or card.

On Monday, Oct. 31, make sure you plan ahead to attend a Halloween party in the Rhatigan Student Center (rooms 265 and 266). The party runs from 4 to 6 p.m. and will include a murder mystery, apple-bobbing, and pumpkin painting.

The Halloween party is hosted by FOCUS, GREEN group and HALO. Costumes are encouraged and welcome. Food and drinks will be provided.

The Physics Seminar featuring Ryan Morfin has been canceled.

5th Annual 3MT Competition November 11 showcase at 3:30 PM Rhatigan Student Center 223 Santa Fe Trail

The Graduate School will host the fifth annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11 in the Santa Fe Trail room (233) at the Rhatigan Student Center. During 3MT, each student competing will summarize the importance and impact of their research in three minutes.

The 3MT is a worldwide competition and the winner of the showcase will go on to represent Wichita State at a regional competition in spring 2023.

The campus community is invited to watch the fifth annual Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition at 3:30 p.m. today in the Santa Fe Trail room (233) of the Rhatigan Student Center. During 3MT, each student competing will summarize the importance and impact of their research in three minutes.

The 3MT is a worldwide competition, and the winner of today’s showcase will go on to represent Wichita State at a regional competition in spring 2023.

The Department of Industrial Systems and Manufacturing Engineering will host a talk by Subash Chellappan, senior manager of Energy Resources at Deloitte Consulting, from 11 a.m.-noon Oct. 28 via Zoom.  His talk is titled “Industry-4.0 Introduction & Applications.”

Please contact enkhsaikhan.boldsaikhan@wichita.edu for the Zoom link.