Please join us for a public lecture by the University of Kansas’ Dr. Yuanqi Wang titled “ALG  Ricci-flat Kähler 3-folds of  Schwartz decay,” at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18 in 372 Jabara Hall. Refreshments will be available at 2:30 p.m. in room 353 Jabara Hall.

The Office of Disability Services will be hosting an ASL Bingo game night from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4 in 203 Grace Wilkie Hall.

Instead of using numbers, we will be using vocabulary from American Sign Language. Attending this event will earn you points in Shocker 360, expand your knowledge of deaf culture and American Sign Language, and enjoy a comfortable and safe environment to hang out with peers while having fun.

After you’ve voted, it will be time to celebrate your civic involvement. Join the Shockers Vote Coalition as we celebrate Election Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 8 on the North Patio of the RSC. Get free food and t-shirts while supplies last.

Meet Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Vernon Smith on Wednesday, November 30, 2022 at the Barton School of Business at Wichita State University. Times: Presentation from 2:30 to 3:30 PM. Reception from 3:30 to 4:00 PM. RSVP at Please RSVP by November 24.

All are welcome to the opening ceremony of WSU’s Behavioral Economics Laboratory from 2:30-4 p.m. Nov. 30 in Woolsey Hall.

The guest of honor will be Dr. Vernon Smith, winner of the 2002 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for his contributions to behavioral economics and his work in the field of experimental economics. Smith is originally from Wichita.

Smith laid the foundation for the field of experimental economics. He has developed an array of experimental methods, setting standards for what constitutes a reliable laboratory experiment in economics. This event is sponsored by the Department of Economics, Department of Marketing and the Institute for the Study of Economic Growth.

Learn more about the new lab and the field of behavioral economics.

About the event:

  • Vernon Smith presentation: “Propriety, Property, and Price Discovery in Adam Smith’s Classical Economics” — 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Woolsey Hall auditorium
  • Reception: 3:30-4 p.m. in the Woolsey Hall atrium

Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. RSVP by Nov. 24 at

Questions? Email

Julie Stimson, Sedgwick County emergency management director, will speak on “Disaster Recovery: The forgotten phases of disaster” as part of the Disaster Resilience Analytics Center’s seminar series from noon to 1 p.m. Nov. 8 via Zoom.

The disaster occurred, the initial response is done, and all of the news cameras moved on to other stories of interest. A wide range of behind-the-scenes work is still done in the days, weeks, months, and even years following a major disaster. Recovery efforts focus on how to best restore, redevelop, and revitalize the health, social, economic, natural, and environmental footprints of a community. The National Disaster Recovery Framework provides context on how the whole community works together to get back on its feet and rebuild stronger, smarter, and safer, the challenge is that not many community leaders nor the public are aware of what recovery looks like.   The recovery phase of disasters rarely captures the attention it deserves.  It is in the recovery phase that communities can maximize risk mitigation efforts and truly build resilience for future events.

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.