Wichita State

Shocker Printing has been awarded the prestigious Platinum Award for poster printing at the ACUP+ Annual Conference held in Rochester, New York, last month. The award-winning poster, titled “Wichita State Mural,” was designed by Annelise Muret, art director in the Office of Strategic Communications and Marketing.

Selected as one of six finalists, the poster was ultimately chosen by the board of directors of the Association of College and University Printers Plus (ACUP+), a testament to the team’s exceptional talent and dedication to excellence.

You can view the award and the winning poster on display in Morrison Hall, just outside the Shocker Printing Solutions print center.

Congratulations to Annelise and the entire Shocker Printing team for the achievement.

Beyond Homeless: Finding Hope Hosted by OneRise Wichita Orpheum Theatre Doors open at 5:30 Film begins at 6:00.

At 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 5 at the Wichita Orpheum Theatre, 200 N. Broadway St. suite 102, OneRise will be revealing their master plan for a comprehensive health campus to be located in south Wichita. It will also sponsor a screening of the documentary “Beyond Homeless: Finding Hope.”

OneRise Health Campus is a new 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to creating a state-of-the-art behavioral healthcare campus on 70 acres of land in Wichita, KS. OneRise Health Campus will be located at Meridian and MacArthur in the Crossgate District to serve all of South-central Kansas. The Lange family and the Lange Community Foundation’s passion for helping those facing mental health, substance abuse, and homelessness challenges inspired them to visit Haven for Hope in San Antonio, TX, a campus that provides all-in-one services for people in need. This led to the creation of OneRise, which aims to break the mold of fragmented service providers in the Wichita community and transform lives.

For more than 50 years, the Mikrokosmos literary journal has allowed Wichita State students to publish their creative writing in an esteemed journal, and they are accepting submissions once again.

First published in 1958, Mikrokosmos is seeking submissions for its 69th issue. Submissions close on Tuesday, Nov. 15. Students can submit work ranging from fiction and non-fiction short stories to poetry.

Valeria Paunetto and Jordy Mosqueda spend every spare minute leading other students toward success. As recipients of need-based scholarships at WSU, they know how important it is to have someone standing in their corner.

“Having a scholarship does so much more than relieve the burden of college expenses,” said Mosqueda. “It gives you the opportunity to explore your path and passions.”

When Nancy Kerr and her husband Fred decided to fund an endowed scholarship at Wichita State, they knew they wanted to support music education students. But what makes their gift unique is that it’s the first of its kind Wichita State has ever received.

“It’s not so unique among farmers … but it is rather meaningful to us to be the first ones to make a gift of grain in Wichita State’s history,” Kerr said.

The WSU Foundation welcomed faculty, staff and donors to the grand opening celebration of Wayne and Kay Woolsey Hall, the first new academic building on WSU’s campus in more than 25 years.

The celebration of the $60 million, 125,000-square-foot building featured special remarks from WSU President Rick Muma, WSU Foundation President Elizabeth King, Barton School of Business Dean Larisa Genin and others, including Marc Woolsey, son of Wayne and Kay.

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Wichita State’s first annual Founders’ Day of Giving saw more than 600 people come together to support what they love at WSU, bringing together our campus, community and all of Shocker Nation.

More than $186,000 was given to support 106 different programs across campus, from athletic teams to student support offices. Several donors supported programs through match and challenge gifts, making every dollar go further and encouraging many first-time donors to give, and with mailed checks still coming in, the total number is expected to go up.

Thank you to the 120 ambassadors across campus who helped spread the word, and to all who participated to help invest in the future of Wichita State.

Each fiscal year, the WSU Foundation evaluates its fundraising priorities and establishes goals for the year ahead. The priorities for the next year will continue to be focused on providing need-based aid for students and raising the remaining funds needed for the Shocker Success Center.

As the median federal loan debt among borrowers who graduate from WSU is more than $21,000, providing scholarship funding for students remains our top priority. The Foundation seeks to raise an additional $10 million for need-based scholarships at WSU over the next fiscal year.

Additionally, the Foundation team will work to complete a goal of $5.25 million for the Shocker Success Center, providing the funds to renovate Clinton Hall. To date, the Foundation has raised $4.9 million toward this goal.

The third priority for the WSU Foundation is to partner with the athletics department to raise funds for a comprehensive softball team operations center and enhancements for the Charles Koch Arena weight room.

To learn more about the ongoing work of the WSU Foundation team, please visit the Horizon Blog.

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Our annual day of giving is today, Sept. 14. Join thousands of Shocker alumni, students, employees, parents and friends to celebrate our history and invest in our future by participating in our annual day of giving.

Your gifts today will take your generosity even further with the help of matching gifts in support of what you love.

The first $25,000 in gifts will be eligible for our WSU Foundation Board of Directors dollar-for-dollar match. You can even use this as an opportunity to enroll in payroll deduction to support WSU.

Image of students walking and text tomorrow 9.14.2022, logo with text Wichita State University Annual Day of Giving Founders' Day.

Our annual day of giving is nearly here. On Wednesday, Sept. 14, join thousands of Shocker alumni, students, employees, parents and friends to celebrate our history and invest in our future.

Giving during Founders’ Day will take your generosity even further with the help of designated matching gifts to support WSU colleges, departments, programs and teams.