Join the Community Service Board for its Service Saturday volunteer events this Saturday, Sept. 16:

  • Senior Saturdays – 9-11 a.m.
    Spend time with local seniors at Larksfield Senior Living Community. Volunteers may assist with various tasks including, yard work, playing card games, reading or just spending time chatting together. No experience is necessary.
  • Shocker Neighborhood Clean-Up and Literature Drop
    Volunteers will assist with a neighborhood clean-up sponsored by the City of Wichita and will provide residents with an opportunity to clean-up debris and keep the neighborhood clean for residents of the community.

For questions about Community Service Board events, email CSB@wichita.edu or call 316-978-7016.

The study, “To Trust or Not to Trust IV,” involves completing a visual search task. The visual search task will be like Where’s Waldo, where participants must find a special item in a computer display full of different shapes. Sometimes they will complete the task themselves, other times they will watch a screen-captured video of an automated system performing the task.

Periodically, participants will be asked to rate their trust in the automated system and their trust in themselves. Additionally, they will complete a brief set of questionnaires. If you would like to participate, you must be between 18-65 years old and not have previously participated in studies “To Trust or Not to Trust,” “To Trust or Not to Trust II” and “To Trust or Not to Trust III.”

The entire study is expected to take no longer than 50 minutes, and participants will be compensated with a lab-themed coffee mug. Students participating in the study for SONA credit will receive four SONA credits for participation instead of a coffee mug.

For more information contact Jade Driggs at jbdriggs@shockers.wichita.edu.

The Department of Public Health Science, along with the Biomedical Engineering Department and School of Nursing, are conducting an interdisciplinary research project on the acceptability of a fetal heart rate monitor among reproductive-aged women. This survey seeks to determine whether women would be comfortable using the fetal heart rate monitor that is being designed.

If you are interested in participating and feel that you meet the criteria listed, complete the survey, which will take approximately 12 minutes to complete. Also, if you know someone who would be interested in participating, feel free to share the link with them.

Any women of reproductive age (18-49 years old) are welcome to take the survey. Both women who have children and women who do not have children are eligible.

Participants in the survey will also be able to receive compensation for their time. Details are included at the beginning of the survey.

Contact Dr. Nikki Keene Woods at nikki.keenewoods@wichita.edu or student researcher, Anna Brake, at axbrake@shockers.wichita.edu with any questions regarding the study.

Join the Community Service Board for its largest one day volunteer event. Work with your fellow Shockers for a morning of volunteering throughout the community Oct. 7.

Individuals, groups, organizations, students, staff and faculty are all invited to attend. The kick-off will begin in 208 Hubbard Hall at 9 a.m., check-in is from 8:30 to 8:50 a.m., with a 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.

Register to volunteer by Oct. 5. Space is limited.

Volunteers are needed to determine whether there is a relationship between tongue muscle performance and skeletal muscle flexibility.

Participants will complete tongue strength and endurance measures using the IOPI device and perform a series of movements to asses flexibility using the DARI Motion Capture system. Participation will include a one-time commitment lasting approximately an hour at the Human Performance Laboratory, 210 Heskett Center.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Participants must be age 18 or older
  • 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

Those interested in volunteering for this study should schedule online.

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 at 316-978-5150.

Participants are needed to assess the accuracy of the balance, reaction time and cognitive assessment modules of the SWAY mobile application. Balance, reaction time, and cognitive function will be tested using the SWAY application.

Participation will include three separate sessions placed one week (seven to 10 days) apart at the Human Performance Laboratory, 210 Heskett Center. Each weekly session is expected to last about 30-45 minutes.

Inclusion/exclusion criteria:

  • Participants must be age 18 or older
  • No known muscular disorders
  • No known neurological or ADHD disorders
  • No known orthopedic disorder
  • No uncorrected vision

Those interested in volunteering to participate in the study should schedule online or contact Justin Burma at jtburman@shockers.wichita.edu or Jose Miranda at jmmiranda1@shockers.wichita.edu.

For any questions or concerns, email Dr. Heidi Bell at heidi.bell@wichita.edu or 316-978-5150.

Join WSU’s largest one-day volunteer event, Wu’s Big Event, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 7. This year’s event will bring together 300 of your fellow shockers for a morning of volunteering together. Registration includes breakfast, lunch, a T-shirt and transportation to and from volunteer event.

For more information about Wu’s Big Event or any other questions, email the Community Service Board at csb@wichita.edu or call 316-978-7016.

Seeking participants who are students at Wichita State, aged 18 and older, and feel they may be 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. After completing the survey, you may be selected to participate in a face-to-face group, learning skills which some find useful in improving their social skills. If you express interest in participating further at the end of the survey, you will be contacted if you qualify based on your 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 15-20 minutes, and individuals taking part in the screening survey will earn two SONA credit for WSU courses. You may also choose to enter your 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. Winners will be contacted via email regarding how to collect their gift card.

Study payments are taxable income. If selected as a winner, you will be asked to complete a W9 form which requires your name, address and social security number to receive study payments. A Form 1099 will be sent to you and to the Internal Revenue Service if your payments are $600 or more in a calendar year.

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

Picture of a student filling a gallon sized bag of food at the Kansas Food  Bank Warehouse

Join the Community Service Board (CSB) volunteering at the Kansas Food Bank Warehouse from 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1.

Volunteer work may include helping assemble food packs to support the Food for Kids program or work with other projects to support the mission of the Kansas Food Bank Warehouse. Students may sign up on VolunteerICT.

For more information about the event or to learn more about the CSB, email CSB@wichita.edu.

Here’s a chance to be an indispensable part of the KMUW team. KMUW is looking for volunteers for its fall pledge drive, Sept. 19-22. Volunteers will work alongside KMUW staff and other public radio fans to help take donations, and all meals are provided.