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Registration is now open for student organizations that want to compete in the 2022 Shocktoberfest Octo. 20-29. To qualify, a minimum of five active members of a registered student organization are required to participate.

Since 1991, Shocktoberfest has been Wichita State’s annual fall celebration of Shocker Spirit and Pride. This multi-day series features events, activities and competitions coordinated by the Office of Student Engagement, Advocacy & Leadership, with support from the Student Activities Council and several campus partners.

For 2022, competing student organizations will collect points by attending and participating in specific events throughout the week for their chance to win the Shocktoberfest Trophy and cash prizes.

For more information about the competition and prizes, please visit Shocktoberfest page below.

Please join us for a public lecture by Taylor Carr and Kristen Hadipour, Emprise Bank data scientists. The lecture, titled “Data Science in Industry,” will take place at 3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 14, at 372 Jabara Hall. Refreshments will be available at 2:30pm in room 353 Jabara Hall.

The next physics seminar will take place at 2 p.m. Oct. 12 at 128 Jabara Hall and via Zoom. The seminar will feature Dr. Fabio Sauli, from the CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, who will give a talk titled “Development of Particle Detectors for High Energy Physics and Beyond.”

The Zoom ID is 417 954 7349; passcode: Physics.

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President Rick Muma will host a town hall for the College of Fine Arts 3:30-4:30 p.m. today, Oct. 7, via Zoom. The link for the town hall can be found below.

The Big Pink Volleyball match hosted by Campus Activities and Recreation has been postponed until the spring 2023 semester. Our apologies for any inconvenience and we hope to see your support in the spring.

October 26: Executive-In-Residence Duet Brian Umbenhauer and Geoff Tuff will provide the keynote presentation titled Innovation at the speed of your customers. Where: Woolsey Hall Auditorium 110A/110B. Brian Umbenhauer is a principal and industrial products and construction sector leader at Deloitte Consulint LLP. Geoff Tuff is a principal and future of energy leader at Deloitte Consulting LLP. When: Wednesday, October 26, 2022. Doors open 5:15 pm, presentation from 5:30 to 6:30 pm, and meet and greet from 6:30 pm in the Woolsey Hall Atrium. RSVP by October 17th, 2022 by emailing jenn.lopez@wichita.edu.

Brian Umbenhauer and Geoff Tuff — principals at Deloitte and Executive-In-Residence duo — at the W. Frank Barton School of Business — will provide a keynote presentation titled “Innovation at the speed of your customers” at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26 at the Woolsey Hall Auditorium.

To attend, participants must RSVP by emailing jenn.lopez@wichita.edu by Oct. 17.

Wichita State’s Math Circle has resumed for each Sunday of fall 2022 semester. 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 Fall Break, Oct. 16. The last meeting of the fall semester will take place Nov. 20.

To attend, please, RSVP with tinka.davis@wichita.edu.

A party celebrating Wu's 74th birthday from eleven o'clock a.m. to one o'clock p.m. on Thursday, October 20th. Join us for games, cupcakes, and photos with Wu. This event is sponsored by the Student Activities Council and you may find more information on our social media channels, email us at sac@wichita.edu, call 316-978-3082, or visit us online at wichita.edu/sac

October has a very special birthday. Our very own WuShock turns 74. To celebrate the event, the Student Activities Council (SAC) is hosting a birthday bash for Wu at 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Oct. 20 on the first floor of the Rhatigan Student Center. The event will include trivia, cupcakes and photos with Wu.

For more information, contact 316-978-3082 or sac@wichita.edu.

Wichita State's Study Abroad and the Department of English are hosting a London and Dublin informational travel seminar at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at 100 Lindquist Hall. During the seminar, Dr. Francis X. Connor will discuss the travel itinerary, fees and possible credit options for the trip which will take place May 2023.

Wichita State’s Study Abroad and the Department of English are hosting a London and Dublin travel informational seminar at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at 100 Lindquist Hall. During the seminar, Dr. Francis X. Connor will discuss the travel itinerary, fees and possible credit options for the trip which will take place May 2023.

For more information or if you can’t attend but you would like information on the program, visit the summer 2023 travel seminar page or contact Dr. Connor at francis.connor@wichita.edu.

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The Office of Student Engagement, Advocacy and Leadership is pleased to officially announce that the chartering of the nine Historically Black Fraternities and Sororities, known as the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 at the Beggs Ballroom in the Rhatigan Student Center. All students, faculty and staff are invited to attend this event.

Founded in 1930, the NPHC was founded to connect the nine Historically Black Fraternity and Sororities through the motto of “unanimity of thought and action.” This ceremony celebrates the newfound love and fellowship coming to Wichita State University.

Those attending the ceremony should wear professional attire. Members of the NPHC should wear all black professional attire (no letters, colors or other forms of paraphernalia).