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Middle school and high school teams from across Kansas will come to the Wichita State campus to participate in the Science Olympiad State Tournament on Saturday, April 1 to determine the state representatives for the National Tournament in May — also at WSU this year.

Many volunteers are needed to help make the event possible, and tasks range from administrative duties, running errands and judging individual events. The tournament lasts all day, but volunteers are not required to work the whole time.

Those interested should fill out the survey with their contact info, availability and what tasks they would like to help with.

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Since the summer of 2020, KMUW has led an effort to collect, digitize and preserve audio and video materials from across Kansas. The goal of the Kansas Public Media Archive Project — dubbed Save the Waves — is to save historic recordings from obsolete formats before deterioration makes preservation impossible.

The software used to transcribe these files is not perfect, and that’s where KMUW needs volunteer help. KMUW is looking for volunteers to help correct grammar, spelling and punctuation on the digital transcriptions. Torin Andersen, KMUW’s digital archivist, will be available to answer any questions and can meet via Zoom to get those interested familiar with the project. Contact archives@kmuw.org to learn more.

These historic television and radio programs are accessible on the American Archive of Public Broadcasting website at the Library of Congress.

Largely unseen and unheard since they were first broadcast, the materials digitized through Save the Waves are the first from Kansas added to the American Archive of Public Broadcasting at the Library of Congress. The Kansas collection consists of programs produced by KMUW, High Plains Public Radio, KPR, KPTS, KRPS, KHCC and Vietnamese Public Radio. Andersen collected and organized the material, and he continues to oversee the transcription process of the thousands of items from across the state.

Students at Wichita State, aged 18 and older, who are interested in learning how to enhance their ability to interact socially with others are invited to fill out a survey. Interested participants will complete an online survey regarding their experiences, thoughts, feelings and attitudes.

After completing the survey, participants who express interest in engaging further will be contacted if they qualify to enter a face-to-face group to learn skills that some find useful in improving their social skills.

Those interested in participating can respond to the screening survey, “Screening Survey for the Impact of Face-to-Face Interaction on Social Skill.” The survey is estimated to take 15-20 minutes, and individuals taking part in the screening survey will earn two SONA credit for WSU courses. Participants may also choose to enter their name for a chance to win a $30 Walmart gift card. At the conclusion of data collection for this study, three winners will be selected randomly. Winners will be contacted via email regarding how to collect their gift card.

Questions can be directed to Jacob Armstrong at jdarmstrong@shockers.wichita.edu.

Looking for volunteer hours? Help 4 Homeless is looking for volunteers to come aid in picking up trash in the streets of downtown Wichita from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, March 24.

Volunteers will meet in Naftzger Park to organize groups and acquire gloves and sanitary equipment. Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Touch Up is a Shocker Neighborhood clean-up event to help beautify the local area. Volunteers will check-in starting 9 a.m. Saturday, April 1 at either the Atwater Neighborhood Resource Center, 2755 E. 19th St. N., or Glen Dey Park, 2801 N. Grove St.

Dumpsters will be provided at each location. Water, snacks and T-shirts will also be provided to volunteers while supplies last.

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Here’s a chance to be an indispensable part of the KMUW team. KMUW is looking for volunteers for its spring pledge drive from Tuesday, March 28 to Friday, March 31.

Volunteers will work alongside KMUW staff and other public radio fans to help take donations, and all meals are provided to volunteers.

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Choose from hundreds of volunteer opportunities using VolunteerICT. The platform connects Wichita State’s students, faculty and staff to volunteer work throughout Wichita based on specific agencies, location, interest and more.

To get started, log in to myWSU, go to the “Home” tab, and under the “Campus Involvement” section, select “Log in to VolunteerICT.” Create a profile, find volunteer opportunities and begin volunteering.

Volunteers can track their activities, and VolunteerICT will add the hours to a volunteer resume that volunteers can access anytime.

For questions, email VolunteerICT@wichita.edu or call 316-978-7016.

The Graduate School is seeking faculty, staff and community volunteers to judge during the poster session of the 2023 Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) Symposium from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, April 14 in the Rhatigan Student Center Ballroom.

The Graduate School is counting on volunteer services this year, and this will give volunteers an excellent opportunity to learn about the research graduate students have been engaged in across campus.

To students who resided in the residence halls during the 2021-22 academic year and consider themselves a low-income student, consider participating in a research study to understand the social and academic integration of students at Wichita State.

Participation will include an initial introduction meeting followed by an individual interview that will last around 60 minutes. Participants will be asked to gather photos to explore their experiences on-campus. Participation in this study will be confidential and secure.

Each participant will receive a WSU T-Shirt and a $15 Amazon gift card upon completing their interview.

For more information email Jacob Mendez at jacob.mendez@wichita.edu.

Researchers at Wichita State want to know how relationship history and personality impact performance on economic games.

Participants will first play games with a research assistant. Participants will then be asked to complete an online questionnaire asking about relationship history, morals and personality. Participation is expected to last 30 minutes.

Inclusion and exclusion criteria include participants being WSU students, are between the ages of 18 and 89, and have a history of romantic relationship involvement. The studies will be conducted on Zoom.

Benefits include two SONA credits, candy will be provided for participation in the behavioral economic games that can be picked up at 413 Jabara Hall, and participants have a chance to win one of four $50 Amazon gift cards.