Image of Wu and text Wichita State Prevention Services recently launched a new campaign focusing on substance abuse prevention. The program includes an informational website that will help students learn about substance abuse prevention and about the counseling and resources available to students..

Wichita State’s Prevention Services has launched a new substance abuse prevention campaign, in collaboration with the Kansas Department of Transportation, focusing on safety around alcohol and impaired driving. To get involved, Innovation Campus partners can do the following:

  • Visit our social media pages at @ShockersCAPS and @WSUPrevention.
  • Donate to our program.
  • Encourage those around you to not drive impaired.
  • Consider resources you can provide to your team on a regular basis or after company events to decrease impaired driving.
  • Reach out to Prevention Services if you would like to talk more about options and our program.

To learn more about how to get involved, contact prevention.services@wichita.edu or visit our website the prevention services website.

The 2022 the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), supported by the campus club T1DShockers, a group of WSU students with type1 diabetes, will host a walk to raise money for a cure to Type 1 Diabetes 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 on the Wichita State campus. Volunteers are needed for various responsibilities, including food distribution, welcoming and ushering guests, photography, operating the kid’s play area and cheering on walkers.

To volunteer, please use the link below.

“FYRE in STEM” and “First year research experience in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics” with the WSU logo and flames in background.

The Cohen Honors College is seeking faculty mentors to work with students selected to participate in the First-Year Research Experience (FYRE) in STEM. All interested faculty members should apply by Oct. 14, and are also encouraged to nominate graduate students to serve as FYRE mentors.

The mission of this FYRE in STEM program is to build a community of STEM students, faculty and professionals from various STEM backgrounds to support young STEM majors or potential majors as they form identities as members of the scientific community, thus improving the likelihood that they will persist to graduation.

To allow the FYRE in STEM program to be a success, we are looking for dedicated research mentors from across campus who can provide an appropriate short-term STEM research project in the spring 2023 semester.

All mentors will be matched with students based on their interests. For more information, contact Moriah Beck at 316-978-5476 or moriah.beck@wichita.edu.

All first-year undergraduate students who are interested in applying to the FYRE in STEM program should be directed to the  FYRE in STEM Student Application.

Faculty can apply at WSU’s FYRE website below.

Searching for Innovators (That's you!) NASA SUITS info session Thursday, Sept 15 3pm. Devlin Hall 2nd Floor

The College of Innovation and Design is looking for students to join its 2023 NASA SUITS Challenge team — the Harvestars. Students who are interested in joining the team are invited to attend an information session at 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15 at Devlin Hall.

This is a multidisciplinary student challenge and the Harvestars have had great success in past competitions with their cross-functional teams. Any current Wichita State student of any major can qualify, especially if they possess the following skills:

  • Software development (typically Unity) for augmented reality and virtual reality head-mounted displays
  • Human Factors and user interface design
  • User testing and research
  • Graphic design and video editing
  • Engineering and robotics
  • Outreach and marketing
  • Collaborative team leadership

Are you looking for volunteer opportunities? Do you want to help a fellow Shocker? The Office of Disability Services is in need of note-takers for students who have disabilities that make it difficult to take notes.

At the end of the semester, the Office of Disability Services will provide volunteering students with a letter of commendation and a letter of reference. Volunteering for this service may require the student to attend an additional class. Other requirements include the following:

  • Taking a short online training on note-taking
  • Vounteers must sign a confidentiality contract
  • Setting up a OneDrive or OneNote folder and sending a link to the folder to dsnotetaker@wichita.edu
  • Uploading notes to the folder after each class meeting

For more information, contact Kelly Adams at dsnotetaker@wichita.edu.

Students, staff, faculty, individuals, groups and organizations are invited to volunteer for Wu’s Big Event beginning with a check-in 8:30-8:50 a.m. at the Beggs Ballroom located on the third floor of the Rhatigan Student Center (RSC). Wu’s Big Event is Wichita State’s largest one-day volunteer event.

The check-in will be followed by a light breakfast and a presentation about the agencies being served by the event at 9 a.m. Volunteers will then load onto buses and get dropped off at a service site by 10 a.m. Volunteers will work until noon and return to the RSC for lunch and a celebration at 1:30 p.m..

All volunteers need to register by Oct. 7 at VolunteerICT.

Community Service Board logo with an outline of Wichita in the background.

Join Wichita State’s Community Service Board (CSB) and learn about different ways to get involved in the community 3:30-5 p.m. Thursdays at 142 Rhatigan Student Center. The weekly meetings allow guests to learn about volunteer opportunities, participate in or tour nonprofits and participate in service projects.

For more information, contact CSB@wichita.edu.

Wu Crew Reads (WU Reads) is requesting volunteers for fall 2022. The pilot program is a partnership between Wichita State and Gordon Parks Elementary School located in the Shocker Neighborhood near Wichita State’s campus. Volunteers in the program will spend 20 minutes every week reading to and with third-graders or fourth-graders via a virtual platform.

For more information, contact naquela.pack@wichita.edu.

Layout image featuring Photos from previous costumes build by Walkin' & Rollin' and text Walkin' & Rollin' costumes on top.

Wichita State’s Walkin’ & Rollin’ Costume Club is requesting volunteers for its team. The team builds custom costumes for children in wheelchairs and walkers using a wide range of skills including art, graphic design, engineering and sewing. The costumes are built to each child’s wants and needs and allow kids to be the star of Halloween or their next costume contest.

This program is open to any major and has no required skillset to participate. For more information, contact walkinrollinwsu@gmail.com

Students are invited to help Shocker neighbors with a Shocker Neighborhood clean-up will take place Saturdays during the fall 2022 semester. Upon registering, volunteers will receive an email the week before the event letting them know what neighborhood and time they are assigned to. All volunteer locations will be within proximity to the Wichita State campus.

For more information, contact Naquela Pack, director of engagement, at 316-978-5955 or naquela.pack@wichita.edu.