The Department of Human Performance Studies-Exercise Science, in collaboration with the Department of Psychology-Clinical Psychology, is seeking volunteers for a study. The study will focus on the accuracy of reaction time and cognitive function tests in comparison with traditional tests widely accepted and used in a clinical and sport setting.

The procedures will include a study of participants’ reaction time, cognitive function and balance. These will then be assessed with different mobile device applications, a computer-based test and traditional paper tests. Three- to five-minute breaks will be allowed between tests. Participation will include a one-time, 2.5-hour session.

Inclusion and exclusion criteria:

  • Participants must be age 18 or older.
  • No known muscular disorders
  • No known neurocognitive disorders
  • No known orthopedic disorders
  • No known balance disorders
  • No uncorrected vision
  • Eyeglass and contact wearers are welcome.

The study will be conducted at the Heskett Center Human Performance Lab (Room 210). SONA Credits will be available to Wichita State Students. There is no financial compensation for participation in this study.

 If you are interested in participating in this study, you can sign up at the link below, contact 620-203-1164 or rjbritton@shockers.wichita.edu.

For more information, contact Dr. Heidi Bell at 316-393-3339 or heidi.bell@wichita.edu.

Picture of a group of Wu's Big Event volunteers in front of Museum of World Treasures.

Join the Community Service Board for WSU’s largest one-day volunteer event beginning at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 2. Students, faculty, staff, individuals, groups and organizations, are invited to attend.

Check-in for Wu’s Big Event will be from 8:30 to 8:50 a.m. A kick-off with a light breakfast and information about the volunteer sites will begin at 9 a.m. at the Beggs Ballroom located on the third floor of the Rhatigan Student Center (RSC).

After the kick-off, participants will load buses and head to each service site by 10 a.m. Volunteers will work until 12 p.m. and return to the RSC for lunch and celebration until 2 p.m. Lunch, water and a free T-shirt will be provided to all participants.

For more information, contact CSB@wichita.edu.

A team led by Wichita State researchers is requesting individuals who identify as having a disability (not limited to any specific type), who are willing to be potential testers and eventual users Cityguide.

Cityguide is a wayfinding application that allows individuals with disabilities to seamlessly find their way in indoor and outdoor environments using a smartphone.

For those who are interested, please take the short survey below to determine if applicants qualify.

Those who are invited to formally participate will receive compensation for their time and have the ability to shape this exciting research prototype for their usage.

For more information, contact zane.may@wichita.edu.

Join the Community Service Board serving a free meal at the Lord's Diner. We will alternate serving dinner at the Diner's two location. We will be serving from 5:00-8:00pm. Dates scheduled for volunteering are as follows: 9/8, 9/22, 10/13, 10/27, 11/10. For location details and to sign up please visit here.

Join the Community Service Board and serve free meals at the Lord’s Diner. The board is serving dinner at the diner’s two locations. Volunteers are needed 5-8 p.m. on Wednesdays for the following dates:

  • Oct. 27
  • Nov. 10
Join the Community Service Board serving a free meal at the Lord's Diner. We will alternate serving dinner at the Diner's two location. We will be serving from 5:00-8:00pm. Dates scheduled for volunteering are as follows: 9/8, 9/22, 10/13, 10/27, 11/10. For location details and to sign up please visit here.

Join the Community Service Board and serve free meals at the Lord’s Diner. The board is serving dinner at the diner’s two locations. Volunteers are needed 5-8 p.m. on Wednesdays for the following dates:

  • Oct. 13
  • Oct. 27
  • Nov. 10
Join the Community Service Board serving a free meal at the Lord's Diner. We will alternate serving dinner at the Diner's two location. We will be serving from 5:00-8:00pm. Dates scheduled for volunteering are as follows: 9/8, 9/22, 10/13, 10/27, 11/10. For location details and to sign up please visit here.

Join the Community Service Board and serve free meals at the Lord’s Diner. The board is serving dinner at the diner’s two locations. Volunteers are needed 5-8 p.m. on Wednesdays for the following dates:

  • Sept. 22
  • Oct. 13
  • Oct. 27
  • Nov. 10

A group of physical therapy doctoral students is recruiting participants aged 65 and older for a home exercise research study to improve balance and walking speed. Participation in this study may help the field of physical therapy understand better methods to improve balance and walking speed using home exercise programs.

If chosen to participate in the eight-week study, subjects will exercise in the comfort of their own homes and will be given step-by-step instructions on the exercises, which will take approximately 20 to 30 minutes per day. Participants will need to recruit pre- and post-program results. It will take approximately 20-30 minutes to complete. If you are interested in participating, please click on the link below to complete a survey. Once you have completed the survey, you will receive an email with further information within five to seven business days.

Your participation is graciously appreciated, voluntary, and your responses will remain confidential. Should you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email Bryce Isaac at bdisaac@shockers.wichita.edu.

Dr. Jennifer Celso — Wichita State College of Health Professions Department of Physical Therapy assistant program director and associate teaching professor — is requesting participants for a study involving Diastasis Rectus Abdominis (DRA) in postpartum women.

The study is limited to women who have given birth six to 10 weeks ago and will compare how women with or without DRA function.

For more information or to participate in the study, contact jennifer.celso@wichita.edu.

A group of students in the doctor of physical therapy program at Wichita State University is looking for participants 18 years of age or older with chronic low back pain. Your participation may help physical therapists understand how to treat chronic low back pain in a technological age using at-home therapy services.

If you qualify for this research and would be willing to participate,  please fill out the screening survey below to ensure all the criteria for our research is met. Once you have completed the survey, you will receive an email with further information within five to seven business days.

During this study, participants will perform an eight-week-long home exercise program  monitored via e-mail. The exercise program will not require external resistance (weights, resistance bands, etc.).

Participants will fill out a questionnaire prior to the beginning of the program and three questionnaires after completing the program. If you are placed in the control group, your only responsibility will be to complete one survey at the beginning of the program and two surveys after completing the program

Your participation is greatly appreciated, voluntary and your responses will remain confidential. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email Austin Foley at amfoley1@shockers.wichita.edu.

Get your necessary volunteer hours while helping the community with the COVID-19 pandemic. The Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory needs student volunteers to help manufacture test kits for their community partners for the following hours:

8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday and Wednesday

8 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Volunteers will work in a clean room with no exposure to the virus. Tasks include labeling tubes, packaging up supplies, and assembling kits.

To participate, volunteers must visit the MDL located at 4174 S. Oliver, building 174H to help. Masks are required and will be provided.