Wichita State students are conducting a survey titled The Need for Narcan as part of a class project. All results will be confidential and used for student research purposes only. The survey will be open until Nov. 19.

The Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders is requesting volunteers between the ages of 18 and 35 who can be classified as an English-only speaker or an English-Spanish bilingual speaker for a research study. The study is meant to help better understand the the listening abilities of bilingual individuals in quiet and noisy environments.

The results of this research should give the profession of Audiology more information on how a second language affects hearing and auditory processing in noise. Participants will be asked to complete a “pre-questionnaire” requesting their gender, age group, race and whether they identify as a person of Hispanic, Latino or Spanish origin.

Following completion of the questionnaire, participants’ hearing will be tested in various listening conditions (i.e., hearing tones, repeating words in quiet and in noise, and repeating sentences in noise). English-only participants will complete the tests in English, while the Spanish-English bilingual participants will complete the tests in both English and Spanish. Participants will then be asked to complete a post-questionnaire asking for feedback on their ability to listen in these conditions.

Participation is expected to last about one hour. The testing will take place in Hubbard Hall (Room 106) and the Evelyn Hendren Cassat Speech, Language, Hearing Clinic on Oliver and 29th street.

For more information or to participate in the study, contact  Maira Bañuelos Galicia at 316-249-4889 or mxbanuelosgalicia@shockers.wichita.edu, or Dr. Cynthia Richburg at 316-978-6682 or cynthia.richburg@wichita.edu.

A group of physical therapy doctoral students is recruiting participants for a study to test the effects of vestibular training in a balance program. This study is open to all individuals but is meant to target people who have had a concussion in the past three years.

Participants will be required to complete balance testing and an eight-week balance training exercise program. The 10- to 15-minute exercises can be completed at home.

If you are interested in participating or have questions, please contact us at wsuptresearch@gmail.com or visit the link below.

Biomedical Engineering program students and faculty are seeking participants 18 years or older with mobility limitations. The study may help researchers understand how individuals with reduced mobility plan and identify routes for a short trip to a new location.

Participants will be asked several questions pertaining to their mobility and current means of planning and executing routes. This is expected to take 20 minutes and can be conducted virtually or in person at a location of the participant’s choice.

Participants’ responses for the study are confidential. For more information or to participate in the study, please contact Kayla Schmidt at kgschmidt@shockers.wichita.edu or Dr. Nils Hakansson at nils.hakansson@wichita.edu.

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Dr. Nils Hakansson of Biomedical Engineering (BME) in collaboration with Human Performance Studies (HPS) and Medical Laboratories (ML) is requesting volunteers 55 years of age or older for a study to determine whether Blood Flow Restriction therapy during moderate exercise results in the improved functional activity and health outcomes. The results of the study may provide a new approach to promoting health through moderate exercise.

During the study, participants will pedal an exercise bike with or without Blood Flow Restriction therapy for approximately 30 minutes, two times per week over a four-week period. During the four weeks participants will perform the following procedures:

  • Blood and saliva samples will be collected and tested for proteins related to the exercise at the beginning and end of three pedaling sessions.
  • Lactic acid will be measured from a drop of blood obtained from participants’ finger tips every five minutes (six times total per visit).
  • A 30-second sit-to-stand activity will be performed at the end of each visit to assess exercise functional outcomes.
  • Heart rate will be measured as participants pedal an exercise bike.

Participants must meet the following criteria:

  • Participants must be age 55 or older
  • No known muscular disorders
  • No known neurological disorders
  • No known cardiopulmonary disorders
  • No use of nicotine products
  • Not have diabetes
  • Not be in an active exercise program

All studies will be performed at the Human Performance Laboratory (Room 210) located in the Heskett Center. To participate in the study, follow the link below.

For more information, contact Dr. Nils Hakansson at 316-978-5909 nils.hakansson@wichita.edu, Chris Deck, PT, at cdeck@providence.org or Dr. Heidi Bell at heidi.bell@wichita.edu.

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Do you have a story of hope and recovery? The members of Wichita State’s Counseling and Prevention Services (CAPS) are currently seeking submissions for their Stories for Hope series. The series aims to build morale among students who are struggling to hear stories of hope.

To submit your story, email marci.young@wichita.edu.

A communication sciences and disorders doctoral student is requesting volunteers for a study comparing existing and newly developed clinical techniques for evaluating the function of the middle ear.

Participants must be between the ages of 18 and 35, have normal hearing, have not had an ear infection in the past three months or had a cold or flu in the past two weeks. Participants will receive a no-cost comprehensive hearing evaluation and ear examination before testing.

The testing one-hour testing will take place Hubbard Hall (Room 106). For more information or to volunteer for this study, please contact Alice Keithly at 580-231-5503, or Dr. Xiao-Ming Sun at Xiao-Ming.Sun@wichita.edu.

The Office of Engagement and Progressive Missionary Baptist Church (2725 E. 25th St. N.) are requesting volunteers for a mobile food pantry between 12:30-3 p.m. Oct. 29. Volunteers can split their shifts to help accommodate personal schedules (for example 12:30-1:30 p.m., 1-2 p.m., 2-3 p.m. or 1-3 p.m.). During the event, volunteers will hand out boxes of fresh produce, dry food, bread and desserts.

For more information or to sign up, contact 316-978-5061 or engagedstudent@wichita.edu.

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The office of Student Conduct and Community Standards is looking for students to join its Academic Integrity and Student Conduct hearing boards. The board provides students with an opportunity to gain community service hours and have a lasting impact on their college campus.

Serving on the Academic Integrity Committee or Student Conduct Board allows students an opportunity to meet and work with some of the faculty and staff at WSU while broadening their network.

For more information, contact Liz Thornton at liz.thornton@wichita.edu.

Volunteers are requested to observe the Distinguished Scholarship Invitational (DSI) 7:30-10:30 a.m. and 2:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20. Volunteers can be members of the Wichita State faculty, staff, alumni and community members.

Three $64,000 Harry Gore Memorial Scholarships are awarded through the DSI process to high school seniors attending Wichita State in fall 2022. Historically, more than 60% of the seniors who attend this program ultimately enroll at Wichita State.

During the DSI, volunteers will be present in each room to score student participants in an interview and a consensus-building activity. Volunteers can attend both shifts.

For more information, contact Mandy Harmon, director of events and marketing in admissions, at mandy.harmon@wichita.edu.