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

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.

Need some service hours or want to volunteer alongside WSU’s Innovation Campus partners? The Office of Engagement is helping organize NetApp’s efforts to sponsor and volunteer at a Wichita Habitat for Humanity build. NIAR has also accepted the challenge to be a team player and get involved.

They’re targeting builds in the Shocker Neighborhood, and they will start as early as Wednesday, Feb. 15 and end Saturday, May 6 so they can take advantage of the spring semester.

If volunteering is not an option for you, there are other ways to help, including lunch sponsorships, providing materials, helping recruit volunteers and more.

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Kansas residents of age 18 or older are invited to participate in a research survey to evaluate their color vision proficiency by identifying a series of numbers within intentionally colored backgrounds from the official Ishihara color blindness test.

The results of this study will serve to build connections between color vision and gender. For any further questions or concerns, please contact Dr. Mary Jameson of WSU’s Biology Department at

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The American Red Cross is seeking blood donors of all races and ethnicities to help meet the diverse needs of patients, including those with sickle cell disease. The most compatible blood for patients often comes from donors of the same race or similar ethnicity.

Encourage friends, family and the community to make an appointment at the WSU blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 7 and 8 at the Heskett Center.

Appointments can be made on the Red Cross website or by calling 1-800-733-2767.

WSU’s Community Service Board is requesting volunteers for many events throughout the spring 2023 semester.

The events, dates and times:

For questions, email or call 316-978-7016.

Students are invited to volunteer with Wichita State’s Community Service Board at the Kansas Food Bank Warehouse.

Volunteers will assemble food packages for the programs Food for Kids and Bob’s Boxes and support the food bank’s other programs.

The spring 2023 dates and times are 10 a.m. to noon on Feb. 3 and March 3.

No past volunteer experience is necessary. Volunteers should wear comfortable clothing that they don’t mind getting dirty.

For questions, email or call 316-978-7016.

Join the Community Service Board in volunteering at the United Way Give Items of Value (GIV) Warehouse. United Way’s GIV Program accepts donated items from companies and offers them at no charge to nonprofits throughout the state.

Volunteers will meet at the GIV Warehouse to sort and organize items so that they may be given to local nonprofits. The spring 2023 dates and times are 2:30-4:30 p.m. March 31, April 21.

For questions, email or call 316-978-7016.

Join the Community Service Board in serving a meal at the Lord’s Diner. The Lord’s Diner provides free meals to the community 365 days a year.

Volunteer duties may include serving food, bussing dishes, refilling drinks, dining hall clean-up and washing dishes.

The spring 2023 volunteer dates and times are 5-8 p.m. Feb. 8, March 8 and April 12.

For questions, email or call 316-978-7016.