The nation’s blood supply has fallen to critically low levels, and a donation could save a life. Donate during the WSU Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 6 and 7 in the Heskett Center. All donors will receive a $20 Amazon gift card by email.

Make an appointment by visiting the Red Cross website or by calling 800-RED-CROSS (800-733-2767).

You can also streamline your donation experience and save time by visiting Red Cross RapidPass webpage to complete a pre-donation reading and health questions.

Research topic/purpose of the study: The purpose of the study is to determine whether pre- and post-tongue muscle performance measures differ following a three-week stretching protocol of skeletal muscles.

Procedures: Participants will complete two testing sessions (pre and post), six-weeks apart, assessing tongue strength and endurance using the IOPI device and assessing flexibility using the DARI MotionCapture system.

Time: Participation will include two, 45 minutes-one hour testing sessions (pre/post).

  • Stretching group: will also include self-conducted stretching sessions three times per week for six weeks.
  • Control group: will maintain current activity level throughout the study.

Inclusion criteria:

  • Participants must be age 18 or older
  • Currently not engaged in moderate to high-intensity exercise four or more days per week
  • No known neurological disorder or recent oral surgery
  • No known muscular, orthopedic or functional movement disorder
  • Not under the influence of illicit drugs or alcohol

Location: 210 Heskett Center, Human Performance Laboratory.

For any questions or concerns, contact Jennifer Fernandez at jxfernandez2@shockers.wichita.edu, Zainab Khan at zfkhan@shockers.wichita.edu or Dr. Heidi Bell at heidi.bell@wichita.edu or call 316-978-5150.

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VolunteerICT connects Wichita State students to volunteer opportunities throughout Wichita. Search volunteer opportunities, sign-up and volunteer with volunteerICT.

For more information or questions, email volunteerICT@wichita.edu or call 316-978-7016.

Join the Community Service Board for its largest one day volunteer event, Wu’s Big Event, Feb. 10. Join fellow Shockers for a morning of volunteering throughout the community. Individuals, groups, organizations, students, faculty and staff are invited to attend. Checkin for Wu’s Big Event will be from 8:30 to 8:50 a.m.

The kick-off will begin at 9 a.m. in 208 Hubbard Hall with a light breakfast and kick-off celebration. Participants will then load the buses and be at a service site by 10 a.m. Volunteers will work until noon and return to Hubbard Hall for lunch and closing festivities.

The event will end by 1:30 p.m. Transportation to and from service sites is provided. Light Breakfast, lunch, water and T-shirt will also be provided.

For additional information, contact the Community Service Board at CSB@wichita.edu or 316-978-7016.

A Doctor of Audiology student is conducting a study on different procedures of a clinical test evaluating the function of the inner 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 have not had a cold or flu in the past two weeks.

Participants will receive a no-cost comprehensive hearing evaluation and ear examination prior to testing. The testing will take about an hour in room 106 Hubbard Hall. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Edie Reese at emreese@shockers.wichita.edu or 316-680-5047 or Xiao-Ming Sun, professor of audiology, at xiao-ming.sun@wichita.edu.

The purpose of this study is to evaluate hearing aid users’ benefit from their hearing aids, with the goal to identify factors that relate to satisfaction with hearing aids.

Participants will complete a hearing test, a cognitive screener, a test of hearing aid function, a questionnaire of hearing aid benefit and a task where listeners must detect pitch differences in sounds. Participation is expected to last about one and a half to two hours and will take place at the Evelyn Hendren Cassat Speech-Language Hearing Clinic.

Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria:

  • Participants must be age 18 years or older
  • Must have hearing loss
  • Must be a current hearing aid user

Compensation is not provided. Participants will receive a free hearing test. Those interested in participating in the study can contact Dr. Benjamin Kirby, benjamin.kirby@wichita.edu.

Wichita State will host its 11th annual Expanding Your Horizons STEM workshop for middle school girls from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. Volunteers are needed to assist with workshops and photography, and volunteers will receive a T-shirt and lunch at no additional charge if they volunteer for three or more hours.

Register to host a workshop or sign up to volunteer.

For questions, email Moriah Beck at moriah.beck@wichita.edu.

Wichita State University Fall 2023 Commencement. Volunteers Needed December 17 from 12:30-4:30 PM. Learn more at wichita.edu/commencement

Volunteers are needed for Wichita State’s fall 2023 commencement ceremony from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 17 in Charles Koch Arena.

Volunteers will welcome guests and graduates at the event, and food will be provided.

Study seeks participants who are Wichita State students aged 18 and older and feel they are interested in learning more about how to enhance their ability to interact socially with others. Interested participants will complete an online survey regarding their experiences, thoughts, feelings and attitudes. This survey also provides an opportunity for participants to indicate their interest in participating in additional research at WSU, in which they would have an opportunity to learn skills which some find useful in improving social skills. Those interested in participating further will be contacted if they qualify based on their responses.

Those interested in participating should respond to the screening survey, “Screening Survey for the Impact of Face-to-Face Interaction on Social Skill”, listed in the SONA experiment system. The survey is estimated to take less than 15 minutes, and individuals taking part in the screening survey will earn one 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 the study, three winners will be selected randomly from all survey participants who chose to enter their name for a chance to win. Winners will be contacted via email regarding how to collect their gift card.

For questions, contact Jacob Armstrong at jdarmstrong@shockers.wichita.edu.

The Office of Student Accommodations and Testing has a volunteer opportunity for Shockers and need note-takers to share their class notes with other students who have academic accommodations.

If you are interested in sharing your notes, contact dsnotetaker@wichita.edu. You will receive a letter of commendation for your service.