Senior Saturdays provide an opportunity for Shockers to volunteer to work with local seniors at the Larksfield Place senior living community.

The spring 2023 dates and times are 9-11 a.m. Feb. 18, March 11 and April 1.

Join the Community Service Board to assist local seniors with various tasks, including yard work, playing games or reading. Everyone is welcome.

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

The Office of Disability Services is looking to recruit volunteer note takers. Emails for volunteer note takers will be sent from dsnotetaker@wichita.edu.

Disability Services has many Shockers with note taking accommodations, and note takers allow them to access classroom content more easily.

Volunteers who follow the guidelines will be provided a letter of commendation for community service including the total number of hours they volunteered.

Disability Services thanks all those who volunteer to help their fellow Shockers.

Wu's Big Event, Wichita State University, Community Service Board. February 11th, 2023. 1845 Fairmount Street Wichita, KS 67260 (Rhatigan Student Center) Beggs Ballroom. Additional Information may be found on Twitter and Instagram @wsu_csb. Facebook @wichitastate_communityservice, on our website at www.wichita.edu/SEAL or contact us via email at csb@wichita.edu or by calling us at 316-978-3022.

Join fellow Shockers and Wichita State’s Community Service Board on Feb. 11 to make a huge impact on the Wichita community during Wu’s Big Event, WSU’s largest one-day volunteer project.

Individuals, groups, organizations, students, staff and faculty are all invited to attend. Check-in for Wu’s Big Event will be from 8:30 to 8:50 a.m. There will be a 9 a.m. kick-off in the Beggs Ballroom (third floor of the Rhatigan Student Center) when information about the agencies being served will be shared. Participants will then load the buses and be at a service site by 10 a.m. Volunteers will work until noon and return to the RSC for lunch and celebration. The event will end by 1:30 p.m.

Transportation to and from service sites is provided. A light breakfast, lunch, water and t-shirt also provided.

The office of Student Conduct and Community Standards is looking for bright young students to join the Academic Integrity and Student Conduct hearing boards. This is an opportunity to gain community service hours and make a lasting impact at Wichita State.

Along with the training to be an active and engaged board member, members will help create the future of what these boards look like.

Serving on the Academic Integrity Committee or Student Conduct Board will allow students to meet and work with faculty and staff at WSU, engage with peers and broaden their networks. Interested students can sign up here.

Those interested in joining or who have questions can reach out to Liz Thornton at liz.thornton@wichita.edu.

Are you a first- or second-generation immigrant student? Counseling and Prevention Services (CAPS) is conducting a study to explore college students’ experiences as first- or second-generation immigrants through in-person group discussion.

The purpose of the study is to understand how we can increase mental health resources for immigrant college students.

Once student consent is obtained, students will be provided an e-mail in which a location will be provided for the group discussion. The discussion will take approximately 45-60 minutes. Participants must be at least 18 years old, must identify as either first generation (i.e., I was born in another country) or second generation student (i.e., one of my parents was born in another country), and must be able to read English

Please click the link below to be directed to the survey which will determine eligibility for focus group discussions..

Please contact Dr. Young at marci.young@wichita.edu with any questions.

Shocker Support Locker

An SGA Survey found that one in three WSU students admitted to skipping a meal because they could not afford it. The Shocker Support Locker (SSL) aims to fix that. This donation-based food pantry provides free toiletries and food to any WSU student, staff, or faculty on a weekly basis.

So far this semester, the SSL has given out an excess of 3,000 pounds of food to more than 750 people, and we need your help to get our shelves stocked.

Our most popular items include rice, pasta, fresh produce, canned tuna and chicken, soap, razors, toothpaste, other hygiene products, and culturally based foods.

Do you have Spring Break Plans? Join the SEAL office for an Alternative Spring Break volunteering March 13-18 in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Volunteers will work on hurricane recovery and other service projects related to environmental sustainability and water conservation. The trip costs $210 per person and includes airfare, flight, food, and volunteer programming in North Carolina.

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

The Office of Student Engagement, Advocacy & Leadership (SEAL) is looking for WSU Faculty & Staff interested in being small-group leaders for the brand-new Shocker Leadership Experience (SLE). SLE is a four-day/three-night overnight leadership development retreat focused on developing students into multidimensional leaders through large-group presentations and small-group breakouts and activities.

SLE will be held Jan. 10-13 at Rock Springs 4-H Camp in Junction City, Kansas. Staff will arrive a day earlier on Jan. 9. The application for faculty and staff small group leaders can be found on ShockerSync. Application closes Nov. 20. Please contact Brandon Dorion, coordinator of leadership development, at brandon.dorion@wichita.edu with any questions.

We need your help! Volunteers needed for commencement on Sunday, December 18, 2022 from 12:30-4:30pm. For more details and to sign-up visit wichita.edu/volunteerforcommencement

Volunteers are needed to help with the Fall 2022 Commencement ceremony for all colleges, being held Dec. 18.

All volunteers should plan to be at Charles Koch Arena from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Volunteers will be fed well and enjoy a great time with a fun group of people as you welcome guests and graduates to this event. Check with student organizations you are a member of or your department to see if there are even more benefits to your participation.

Wichita State’s Department of Physical Therapy is looking for participants between the ages of 40 and 60 for a research study comparing balance differences among middle-aged adults.

Testing is one time only at either Ahlberg Hall or WSU Old Town and should not take more than 15 minutes. Please use the link below to fill out the Qualtrics survey to determine your eligibility for participation. This study has been approved by the IRB, number 5218.