Student Health Services is offering current WSU faculty and staff the ability to schedule their HealthQuest physical exam and lab work June 1 through July 31.

If you do not have a primary care provider and currently have private insurance through your employment with WSU, call to schedule your appointment with Student Health providers at 316-978-4792.

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Tuition Assistance applications for fall 2024 are now being accepted through the online application form. The priority deadline for fall 2024 is July 1. The final application window will close Aug. 2.

Due to the volume of applications received each semester, requests to submit late applications will be automatically denied with no exceptions.

Questions may be directed to TuitionAssistance@wichita.edu.

Jeremy Kohn, ChFC, TIAA financial consultant, will be available for in-person meetings at Wichita State June 4 and 5. At these meetings, Jeremy can help you confirm that you are on track for retirement and provide specific investment recommendations for your TIAA accounts.

If you are interested in meeting with Jeremy, schedule a time to meet, and have your TIAA login credentials handy. If you need scheduling assistance, you can call the TIAA scheduling team at 800-732-8353.

If you are not able to schedule a meeting with Jeremy because appointments have filled and you do not see a virtual option with Jeremy on another day, you can email Jeremy directly at jeremy.kohn@tiaa.org to schedule another appointment and his team will assist you.

Wichita State faculty and staff free hearing evaluations 316-978-3289 wichita.edu/slhclinic

The Evelyn Hendren Cassat Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic at Wichita State offers free hearing evaluations to faculty and staff.

During the evaluations, an audiologist will test the patient’s hearing to determine if there is hearing loss and the type and severity of the loss. Hearing evaluations will last approximately one to two hours. If a patient does appear to have hearing loss, the appointment may last longer.

To schedule an appointment, call 316-978-3289. The clinic is located at the Hughes Metropolitan Complex at the intersection of 29th and Oliver streets.

Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of Kansas is in-network with the Evelyn Hendren Cassat Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. The insurance plan now covers up to $5000 per three years for hearing aids, subject to coinsurance and deductibles. Hearing evaluation is free. In addition, employees receive a 10% hearing aid discount

If you are interested in a hearing evaluation and/or a hearing aid consultation, please call the Evelyn Hendren Cassat Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic at 316-978-3289 to schedule an appointment.

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Tuition Assistance applications for the fall 2024 semester are now being accepted through the online application form. The priority deadline for fall 2024 is July 1. The final application window will close Aug. 2.

Due to the volume of applications received each semester, requests to submit late applications will be automatically denied. There will be no exceptions.

Questions may be directed to TuitionAssistance@wichita.edu.

Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) of Kansas is in-network with the Evelyn Hendren Cassat Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic. The insurance plan now covers up to $5000 per three years for hearing aids, subject to coinsurance and deductibles. Hearing evaluation is free. In addition, employees receive a 10% hearing aid discount

If you are interested in a hearing evaluation and/or a hearing aid consultation, please call the Evelyn Hendren Cassat Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic at 316-978-3289 to schedule an appointment.

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Reach out early to the WSU Office of Research (as soon as you have identified a potential funding opportunity that you wish to apply for). Early notifications allow the Office of Research to minimize the risk of missing agency deadlines, to fix potential errors, to ensure compliance with WSU policies and procedures, and to ensure the best service from the office.

  • For access to WSU’s Pivot account to search for funding opportunities, sign up and affiliate with Wichita State University using your WSU email address.
  • To request assistance with a customized search, contact funding@wichita.edu.
  • If you are asked to collaborate on a externally sponsored project or if you find a potential funding opportunity, email proposals@wichita.edu as soon as possible so that a grant specialist may be assigned to assist.
  • Visit Pre-Award Services to find out more about applying for external funding.

Faculty and staff can visit the Faculty/Staff Acute Care Clinic for minor and acute medical issues only. Appointments are required for the clinic.

The clinic is located in the Student Wellness Center within the Steve Clark YMCA. Most appointments are $30 to $50 for an office visit evaluation by a Student Health Services medical provider, dependent on insurance. The office visit cost does not include the costs for laboratory services, medications or radiology services. Call 316-978-4792 to schedule an appointment.

Co-pays or deductibles are the employee’s responsibility and depend on personal health insurance benefits.

Examples of minor/acute illness/injury acceptable for treatment:

  • Cough, cold, fever and flu
  • Sore throats and sinus infections
  • Bronchitis and pneumonia
  • Allergies and asthma
  • Sprains and strains that are non-work related
  • Headaches and acute migraine
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Ear and eye infections
  • Rashes and skin infections
  • Minor procedures, such as ear lavages
  • In-house laboratory services – rapid strep, UAs, mono, etc.
  • Radiology X-ray services – not ultrasound
  • Pharmacy services — with prescriptions written by SHS providers
  • Immunizations
  • Tuberculosis testing
  • Blood pressure checks
  • Sexually transmitted infections with symptoms

Injuries and illnesses occurring while on the job at WSU must be reported to your supervisor and follow Human Resources procedures. Student Health Services cannot treat potential workers’ compensation injuries or illnesses.

WSU Student Health employees will provide medical services as licensed medical providers. They are nurse practitioners, physician assistants and registered nurses. The clinic is a Student Health Services clinic.

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Proposals are due to the Office of Research for University Research/Creative Award (URCA) projects no later than 5 p.m. Friday, April 5. The URCA opportunity provides funding of up to $4,500 for faculty to retool or reestablish productive research/creative projects or as seed money to develop pilot data where external funding is available.

Proposers must work with a grant specialist in the Office of Research prior to submission and all complete applications require an endorsement from the chair and dean. Incomplete or late applications will not be reviewed or considered.

Contact proposals@wichita.edu to get started or visit the website for additional information.