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The African American Faculty and Staff Association (AAFSA) calls on all faculty and staff of color at Wichita State looking to get connected on campus to join its next meeting at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7 in 265 Rhatigan Student Center.

Its bi-monthly meetings allow AAFSA to keep up-to-date with current topics important to those the group represents. Participants are encouraged to share their voices and join the group as it strives to make a difference on- and off-campus.

Wichita State’s Math Circle resumes meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5 at 372 Jabara Hall. Math Circle is a program for middle school students that helps keep young people interested in mathematics and lets them explore and enjoy new topics. Fifth- through ninth-graders of WSU faculty and staff are invited to attend.

The group will not meet during Spring Break. The last meeting of the spring semester will take place April 23.

View Math Circle’s schedule:

Students are invited to join a meeting of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31 in 331 John Bardo Center. At the meeting, participants can learn more about the organization and participate in a fun toothpick tower building competition to win prizes.

All majors are welcome and do not need to be current members of the organization to come.

Abstract submissions for the Capitol Graduate Research Summit in Topeka closes on Tuesday, Jan. 31. Graduate students have the opportunity to showcase their research with other students from all around the state.

Find important deadlines for WSU participants here or go straight to the submission form to submit an abstract.

JCPenney Suit-Up Event Feb. 5, 3 - 6 p.m. , up to 50% off. Shocker Career Accelerator Wichita State University

Students, faculty and staff are invited to find everything they need for their next interview, career fair or new job, including suits, dresses, sport coats, dress pants, shoes and accessories.

The event will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5 at JCPenney in Towne East Square. Show a Shocker ID and receive up to 50% off select professional dress apparel.

Want to shop online? Text SHOCKS to 67292 to get a coupon.

Come with a partner or individually and learn the basics of ballroom dancing. Piper Herrington, a WSU alum, will guide the class in styles such as waltz and Latin rumba at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8 in the Heskett Center.

Get ready for the Fairmount Formal and have some new moves to show off. Spots are limited. The Ballroom Dance Workshop is sponsored by the Student Activities Council (SAC). For more information email or call 316-978-3022.

The Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity Forum (URCAF) provides an opportunity for undergraduate students at WSU to present their scholarly and creative activity to faculty, student and community audiences while competing for cash awards.

This year’s URCAF will be held on April 7 in the Rhatigan Student Center. The deadline to submit an abstract is March 17.

KMUW Wichita 89.1. Literary Feast. Wednesday, Feb. 15. The Survivalists A Novel Kashana Cauley

KMUW’s monthly book club features selections made by KMUW staff. For February, they’re reading The Survivalists by Kashana Cauley.

Participants will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15 at KMUW for a group discussion over dinner and drinks. Dinner is provided by Public.

To learn more about Cauley and her debut novel, check out her interview with NPR.

In an effort to gain traction and move forward in a more unified way, the WSU Sustainability Steering Committee is organizing a half-day summit for discussions about enhancing education and collaborative research initiatives through sustainability.

The summit is from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3

The primary objective of the event is to learn about currently funded sustainability research efforts on campus and discover potential collaborative sustainability research avenues. The summit is designed to explore the full range of possibilities in research from microgrids, cyber-physical systems, sustainability, and resiliency, to conservation efforts, human behavior and usage, financial management, and many more areas yet to be identified.

RSC Foodie Forum. Have opinions about RSC dining operations? Thursday, Feb. 23, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Have your voice heard and enjoy a free lunch! RSVP by 2/15/23 at

Have any opinions about the dining operations in the Rhatigan Student Center? Attend the RSC’s Foodie Forum from 11 a.m. to noon Feb. 23.

Participants can voice their opinions and enjoy a free lunch. RSVP for the event by Feb. 15.