Here are your Wichita State University digital signage announcements for Monday, February 24th through Sunday, March 1st, 2020:
Air Force comes to town for a two-game midweek series versus the Shockers! Game 1 starts at 3:00 p.m. on March 3rd and Game 2 starts at 2:00 p.m. on March 4th! Students get in free with a valid Shocker ID!
Join Shocker Strong on Wednesday, March 4th in RSC 265 from 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. for an opportunity to grow your strengths and build resilience. Learn more at wichita.edu/shockerstrong.
The Ad Astra Film Studies Conference entitled “Documentary Filmmakers Talk About Their Films” will be on Monday, March 9th, from 9:15 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. in the Santa Fe Room (Room 233) of the WSU Rhatigan Student Center. Talks start at the half hour, with no talks from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This conference is free and open to all, with no registration required.
Put your game face on and play some video games and board games with your fellow LGBTQ+ Shockers. Bring your favorite game and we will have plenty to share.
Each year, the Department of Sociology at Wichita State University works with several co-sponsors to organize and host a conference showcasing the gender and sexuality related scholarship happening across our state. The goal of the conference is to highlight scholarly and creative work of students, faculty, staff, and community partners around gender and/or sexuality issues and to provide an opportunity to network across departments and universities within Kansas. The conference is free and open to students, faculty, staff, and interested community members.
Dr. Sarah Deer’s lecture will give us an opportunity to learn about the crisis of interpersonal and sexual violence in Native America. Her keynote is part of the 2020 Gender & Sexuality Conference, in partnership with the Department of Sociology and multiple collaborators.
March is Bisexual Health Awareness Month! Learn more and participate in raising awareness about the bisexual community’s social, economic and health disparities, advocating for resources and preventing or decreasing these disparities. #BiHealthMonth
Professor Kim Warren, a scholar of gender and race in African American and Native American studies at the University of Kansas, will be the featured keynote speaker for International Women’s Day. Her topic will be “Citizenship Before the Women’s Suffrage Amendment: African and Native American Rights and Resistance.”
The Center for Women’s Studies, in sponsorship with Office of Diversity & Inclusion, League of Women Voters – Wichita, and Centennial Celebration of the 19th Amendment, will host a Creative Concourse, featuring poetry, skits, stories, and other presentations by community members and students.
Engage in meaningful dialogues around various topics that impact identity, diversity, inclusion, equity and society. We welcome you to lean into discomfort and join in on the discussion.
Join the Office of Diversity and Inclusion to observe the 400 Years of Inequality timeline and engage in tough, but necessary dialogue. This event is Wednesday, February 26 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. in RSC 208. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
We invite all women from the Wichita community to join us for a professional networking event on March 6th from 4:30-6:00pm in the John Bardo Center Lobby. Refreshments and conversation starters will be provided! Come get to know fellow women in Wichita and students at WSU!
Secretary of Labor, Delia Garcia, will be coming to campus to give a keynote speech on Thursday, March 5th at 6:00pm in the CAC Theater. Secretary Garcia was elected to serve in the Kansas House of Representatives in 2004 where she became the first Latina and the youngest female to serve in Kansas Legislature. She will be speaking on how she has gotten to where she is and giving advice to those looking to follow in her footsteps.
The Student Government Association is bringing professionals from various backgrounds to speak on panels on March 2nd, 3rd, & 4th. March 2nd is Ambitious Entrepreneurs: women from business and communication fields will describe their experiences at 6pm in RSC 142. March 3rd is Cultivating Compassion: women from education and health professions fields will do the same at 6pm in RSC 142. Finally, March 4th is Innovative Intellectuals: women from STEAM fields will speak at 5pm in JBC 246.
Come celebrate women empowerment with the Student Activities Council! Take pictures in our photo booth and tell us what makes you proud to be a woman or proud to know the strong women in your life.
Stop by the Writing Center Mondays and Wednesdays during the spring semester located in Ablah Library Room 125 on the main floor.
Registration for the 2020 Edible Book Festival hosted by Wichita State University Libraries is now open! Visit libraries.wichita.edu/ediblebookfestival to sign up and for more information on the second annual creation contest.
Help the youth in our community by providing homework assistance in a variety of subjects! No experience is necessary! Pre-registration is required at wichita.edu/CSBvolunteer.
Join us in hanging out, playing games, and sharing conversation with the senior citizens in your community! Learn more at wichita.edu/csb.
Join us in serving a meal at the Lord’s Diner! Transportation is available. Pre-registration is required at wichita.edu/CSBvolunteer.
International Student Union presents international futsal tournament on February 23 and February 29. Please register at www.wichita.edu/isu/futsal.
Tuesday Talks with Sandy and Student Health Services will be at 1st floor RSC tabling on Tuesdays to answer health questions and assist in making appointments. FREE stuff will be available!
Savvy Scholar series continues into March starting with workshops in Ablah Library Room 217. RSVP for these and more workshops throughout March and April at libraries.wichita.edu/savvyscholar.
Dr. Gayln Vesey will present the story of a powerful and successful civil rights event that took place in Wichita – the Dockum Sit-In. Dr. Vesey’s event is set to begin 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26 with an exhibit and reception. Remarks will begin 1:30 p.m. The event will be located in the Ablah Library lower level and is free and open to the public.
The Wildcats of Kansas State will be making the trek down to Wichita to take on Wichita State in a midweek match-up on February 26th! Come out to Eck Stadium to cheer on your Shockers at 3 p.m.! WSU students get in free with a valid Shocker ID!
Shocker students, come out to Eck Stadium after class on February 25th for some Shocker Baseball as the Golden Lions of Arkansas-Pine Bluff are in town for a midweek contest. Wichita State students get in free with their Shocker ID!
Are you interested in studying abroad this summer? Our exchange partner, ESCE Paris has a summer program for French language & culture or several business-related courses. For more details on costs and how to apply, contact us email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Talk with Toby is March 13! Join us and our support dog Toby for discussions on wellness, nutrition, and exercise in the Heskett Center lobby.
Save at the Shocker Store with your Shocker Baseball ticket stubs! Each time the Shockers hit a home run in a home game, bring your ticket stub to the Shocker Store (Braeburn Square location) the next day and receive 10% off one WSU imprinted item, up to 30% off for 3 or more home runs. May not be combined with any other discount or promotio
WSU Students who need professional clothing for career fairs, interviews, and professional development opportunities should come to the Career Closet Event. Items available may include suits, dress pants, professional shirts or blouses, professional skirts, belts, neckties, briefcases, shoes, cuff links, tie clips and more. No appointment necessary. Just stop by Brennan III on March 19, come-and-go from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Campus Recreation’s Wellness Expo will be taking place on March 4th. The event will begin at 11 a.m and will continue until 2 p.m. Join us in the Heskett Center gymnasium for wellness tips, free medical screenings, prizes, and vendor booths from campus and the community.
Artista or nah? No worries, we’ll show you how it’s done! Stop by between classes and be creative with SAC! The first Tuesday of every month, we will have hands on DIY crafts projects for you to make and take to decorate your space, de-stress and just have fun all for FREE! Come be crafty and hang out with Student Activities Council. For more information about SAC sponsored events, please visit wichita.edu/sac or contact us at email@example.com.
Confidential free HIV testing with results in 5 minutes will be available from 1-4 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3rd in RSC Room 258. The testing is sponsored by Positive Directions Inc., WSU Student Health Services, and WSU Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Grab a slice of pizza at the Careers for a Cause career fair on Feb. 26 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the RSC Ballroom and chat with employers from Wichita and the surrounding area in the nonprofit and public service sector. Don’t miss out on a chance to follow your passion and help those around you. Bring your WSU ID and copies of your resume.
For students who self-identify with the autism community or who may be questioning if they fall on the spectrum, join Counseling and Prevention Services and Disability Services for the Autism Spectrum Support Group. Group meets Thursdays from 1-2pm in Grace Wilkie Hall room 203. No appointment needed!
Register and join us for the Higher Education/Student Affairs Grad Weekend to learn more about and interview for graduate assistantships and the program. Registration is due by Sunday, March 8 at 11:59 p.m.
Check in with your mental health by taking a quick, online mental health screening from Counseling and Prevention Services. Visit wichita.edu/caps and select the “Mental Health Screenings” link on our page header.
Wichita State Track is back in action. Later this year they will transition to the outdoors to for two additional meets. Student admission is free!
Student Health Services offers an easy and convenient way to manage your health with the myShockerHealth portal. 24 hours a day, you can book appointments, exchange secure messages with providers, request prescription refills, print account statements, pay your bill, print/view immunization records, and complete forms by logging on with your WSU ID and password. You can access the portal at wichita.edu/shs.
For more information about proper hand washing techniques, when you should wash your hands, and more, visit the CDC web page cdc.gov/handwashing.
Student Health Services laboratory offers many in-house services including rapid testing for flu, strep, and urinalysis with 5 minute results. Sexually transmitted illnesses, anemia, thyroid, pap smears are examples of the many tests that are collected at SHS and sent to an outside reference laboratory. The SHS laboratory is licensed by the State of Kansas and the Clinical Laboratory Information Act (CLIA).
Join the Community Service Board volunteering at the United Way GIV Warehouse. Volunteers will meet at the GIV Warehouse to sort and organize items so that they may be given to local nonprofits. Sign-up at Wichita.edu/volunteerICT.
Hey students, Shocker Baseball is right around the corner! You have plenty of chances to support your Shockers at home, so come on out to Eck Stadium! Wichita State students get in free with your Shocker ID!
Join the Community Service Board for Wednesdays at the Diner on Wednesday, February 26th from 5:00-8:00pm at the Lord’s Diner. Transportation is available. Sign up at Wichita.edu/volunteerICT.
A support group facilitated by the Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center in partnership with CAPS. This group will focus on healing from traumatic experiences. Group meets on Thursdays from 4-5pm in RSC 007. No appointment needed.
Try the Shocker Sports Grill & Lanes Burger of the Month for February- the Barnyard Burger! It’s a burger patty, topped with a chicken patty, two strips of bacon and American cheese.
Members of the Shocker Sports Grill & Lanes Eat.Drink.Play. Rewards Program can enjoy $2 hot dogs every Wednesday in February!
Come on out to C. Howard Wilkins Stadium this spring to support your 2020 Shocker Softball team. Conference opponents coming to Wichita include UCF, Tulsa, and Memphis while the non-conference slate includes Arkansas, Oklahoma State, and Oklahoma. All Shocker students get into the games for free with a valid Shocker ID!
Interested in Joining Student Activities Council? Join them every Tuesday at 4:15 in RSC 233 for their member meetings. By becoming a member of SAC, you can develop your marketing, event planning and leadership skills.
Have questions about teaching in graduate school? Come to “Ask and Expert” for advice and insight on your challenges as a GTA. Dr. Kerry Wilks, Associate Dean of the Graduate School, and Dr. Carolyn Speer, Manager of Instructional Design and Access, will help guide you; bring your challenges, your own solutions, and your goals on Thursday, March 5, 5:00-6:30 pm in the Pike Room (266) of the RSC.
It is YOUR time to Lead The Way To Make a Difference. Are you interested in joining the Student Government and looking for a leadership position on campus? It is now finally time to take action and declare yourself a candidate in the 2020 Elections! This is a great opportunity to give back to campus and allow your leadership skills to shine. Learn more at wichita.edu/sgaelections.