The Department of Physical Therapy is conducting a research study and is looking for help in finding qualifying participants. The study will assess the fatigue experienced by people 18 years and older who have cardiovascular disease.

The Fatigue Assessment Scale, the World Health Organization Quality of Life Brief and a short survey collecting demographic information will be combined into a single survey that will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

Listed below is the inclusion and exclusion criteria required for participation in the study. If someone you know is interested in participating and feel that they meet the criteria listed, have them complete the Qualtrics survey below. Contact the head researcher, Dr. Elizabeth Tew, at elizabeth.tew@wichita.edu, or student researcher, Kirk Reisner, at kdreisner@shockers.wichita.edu with any questions regarding the study.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 18+ years old
  • Diagnosis of stroke, heart attack, valvular heart disease, arterial disease, heart failure, aneurysm, venous disease, cardiomyopathy, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, atherosclerosis or any other heart disease.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Cognitive disorders/neurological conditions that may prevent a participant from reading, understanding and/or signing a consent form or filling out the given survey independently.
  • Any comorbidity that affects the energy levels of an individual such as, but not limited to, a current diagnosis of cancer, certain autoimmune disorders, kidney or liver disease, and anemia.
  • Those that have a caretaker or live in an assisted living facility where they are given assistance for activities of daily living.

The research team thanks you for your help in its research study.

Move-in is Saturday, Aug. 12 and Sunday, Aug. 13, and Housing and Residence Life is seeking golf cart drivers to assist those going back and forth from Shocker Hall to the satellite lot, Lot 5.

Those interested in driving can sign up via SharePoint. Those who sign up to volunteer will receive more details on Aug 9. For questions, reach out to Chris Wiebe at christopher.wiebe@wichita.edu.

Clash of the College. Save the date: August 25, 2023 Cessna Stadium | 4 p.m. Visit wichita.edu/clash for more information.

First-Year Programs in Student Success and Campus Recreation are looking for enthusiastic individuals to volunteer during the ninth annual Clash of the Colleges Friday, Aug. 25.

Faculty, staff and students are all welcome to volunteer. Volunteers will be entered in a raffle with a chance for prizes. All volunteers will receive a Clash of the Colleges T-shirt.

All interested volunteers should contact kaelyn.hannah@wichita.edu no later than 5 p.m. Aug. 18.

5A state baseball and softball will be held on Wichita State’s campus Thursday, May 25-26 and state track Friday, May 26-27. Last year, these activities brought more than 30,000 people to campus. The university is asking for help from the campus community to drive golf carts and staff tents during these events.

Tents will be set up in various locations around campus May 26 and May 27. Individuals staffing tents will welcome people to campus, offer water, hand out brochures and promotional items, and answer questions visitors may have.

Golf cart rides will be offered May 26 and May 27. Drivers will provide visitors rides to their destinations on campus.

If you are interested in working these events, sign up online. There are two tabs at the bottom of the sheet: one to sign up as a tent worker and the other as a golf cart driver. Detailed information will be sent the week of May 22 to those signed up to help.

These events would not be successful without the support of our Shocker family, and we sincerely appreciate your help in creating a welcoming campus for our guests.

Logo of the National Science Olympiad with the text, "Science Olympiad Exploring the World of Science."

Approximately 1,800 students from across the United States, Canada and Japan will travel to Wichita State for the Science Olympiad National Tournament in May. Teams will begin checking in May 17 and 18, and a STEM Expo will be held May 19. The tournament, ending with an awards ceremony, will run May 20.

Many volunteers are needed to help make this multi-day event possible, and tasks range from completing administrative duties, running errands and judging individual events. Several time blocks are available for volunteering each day.

For more information, contact Jill Fisher, event co-chair and community outreach coordinator, at jill.fisher@wichita.edu.

Graphic with the text, "Volunteers Needed."

Shocker rowing is excited to announce that the Plains Regional Regatta is coming April 23, and volunteers are needed to help make the event a success. The regatta brings together rowing teams from across the region, and Shocker rowing wants to ensure a safe and fun experience for all participants.

Those interested in getting involved and making a difference in the community are encouraged to sign up to volunteer.

Shocker rowing appreciates volunteers’ time and support.

Participants are requested to partake in research study to assess the accuracy of the balance, reaction time and cognitive assessment modules of the SWAY mobile app.

Balance, reaction times and cognitive functions of participants will be tested using the SWAY app using a smart device. Participation will include three separate sessions placed one week apart. Each weekly session is expected to last 30-45 minutes. The study will be conducted by 210 Heskett Center, Human Performance Laboratory.

Participants must be age 18 or older, have no known muscular, neurological, ADHD or orthopedic disorders and must have no uncorrected vision.

Those interested in participating can schedule online or contact Justin Burman at jtburman@shockers.wichita.edu or Jose Miranda at jmmiranda1@shockers.wichita.edu.

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

Wichita State is holding a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12 and Thursday, April 13 in the Heskett Center. All donors will receive a free Peanuts T-shirt featuring Snoopy.

Encourage friends, family and the community to also make at appointment today on the American Red Cross website with the sponsor code “Wichita State” or call 1-800-733-2767.

Volunteers are needed for the spring 2023 commencement on Saturday, May 13 in Koch Arena. There are three volunteer shifts:

  • From 7:30 to 11:30 a.m.
  • From 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • From 3:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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

Wichita State is holding a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12 and Thursday, April 13 in the Heskett Center. All donors will receive a free Peanuts T-shirt featuring Snoopy.

Encourage friends, family and the community to also make at appointment today on the American Red Cross website with the sponsor code “Wichita State” or call 1-800-733-2767.