Take a break from finals by joining WSU’s Rocket Club and OStem (Out in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) for the Finals Destress Event, 3-7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 in the John Bardo Center Lobby.

There will be games, snacks, freebies and prizes. Students from all departments are welcome.

Destress with The Polar Express. The Student Activities Council will show the movie on Wednesday, December 7 at 6 P.M. in the CAC Theater. Admission is free for WSU students. Hot chocolate, cookies, and popcorn will be available. PJs and blankets are recommended.

Settle in for a cozy night of “Polar Express,” popcorn, cookies and hot chocolate at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7 in the CAC Theater. Admission is free to Wichita State students, and pajamas and blankets are recommended.

This movie night is sponsored by the Student Activities Council, tap into our linktree to view more events, ask questions, and learn how you can join.

Society of Women Engineers End of Semester Celebration. Wednesday, December 7. 6-7 PM. Partnership 2 Room A131. Gold snowflakes on a white background with purple text.

Join the Society of Women Engineers to relax before finals and celebrate the end of the semester with snacks, activities, and gift exchange from 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7 in A131 Partnership 2 building.

Please bring a gift for the exchange, but spend no more than $5. Please email swe@wichita.edu with questions.

Wichita State professor of physics Dr. Nick Solomey will speak on dark matter at the next Physics Seminar at 2 p.m. Dec. 7 in 128 Jabara Hall or via Zoom.

We have fun activities happening throughout the week of Dec. 5 as we celebrate De-stress Fest. You deserve to indulge in some fun before we end this semester with final exams and winter break. Activities include cookies, cocoa, self-care crafts, and “Polar Express” movie night. For a complete list of De-Stress Fest activities, visit wichita.edu/destress.

Please join us for a public lecture by Dr. Michasel Jablonski, professor of mathematics at the University of Oklahoma. The lecture, titled “Growing more isometries by improving shape,” will take place at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 in 372 Jabara Hall. Refreshments will be available at 2:30 p.m. in room 353 Jabara Hall.

WSU’s Freshman Leadership Council is holding Coco Fun Time from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 7. The entire campus community is invited to drink hot chocolate and build a graham cracker house. This is a good opportunity to have some fun and relax before finals.

Evolutionary epidemiologist Dr. Rob Wallace will speak as part of the Disaster Resilience Analytics Center from noon to 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 via Zoom.

Wallace works at the Agroecology and Rural Economics Research Corps. He is the author of “Big Farms Make Big Flu” and the forthcoming “The Fault in Our SARS: COVID-19 in the Biden Era.” He has co-authored a number of technical volumes, including Neoliberal Ebola: Modeling Disease Emergence from Finance to Forest and Farm and Clear-Cutting Disease Control: Capital-Led Deforestation, Public Health Austerity, and Vector-Borne Infection. He has consulted for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN.

Come celebrate the accomplishments of the Hispanic American Leadership Organization and its members for a baile (or dance) from 7 to 10 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Marcus Welcome Center. Enjoy light snacks and a live band performance.

If you are planning to bring a guest who is not a WSU Student, please RSVP through ShockerSync.

Come shop for gifts and enjoy functional pottery made by student and faculty members of the WSU Ceramics Guild. An opening reception will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30 with additional hours from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Dec. 1, and from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 2.

All events are in 105 Henrion Hall. Half of the proceeds support student research, learning and travel.