Forward Together
Episode 20 - Elizabeth H. King
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Join Dr. Elizabeth H. King, president and CEO for the WSU Foundation and Alumni Engagement, as she takes over the “Forward Together” podcast and interviews President Rick Muma about some of the work being done at Wichita State. 

The “Forward Together” podcast celebrates the vision and mission of Wichita State University. In each episode, President Rick Muma will talk with guests from throughout Shocker Nation to highlight the people and priorities that guide WSU on its road to becoming an essential educational, cultural, and economic driver for Kansas and the greater good.

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Episode 18 - Wichita State and One Small Step
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Join Wichita State President Rick Muma when he talks with Dave Isay, founder of StoryCorps and One Small Step. Designed to “remind the country of the humanity in all of us,” One Small Step brings people with different political views together to record a facilitated 50-minute conversation. The moderator asks questions to keep the conversation moving. The focus is on the lives of the participants, not politics. Wichita is one of four anchor communities working closely with One Small Step and StoryCorps.

The “Forward Together” podcast celebrates the vision and mission of Wichita State University. In each episode, President Rick Muma will talk with guests from throughout Shocker Nation to highlight the people and priorities that guide WSU on its road to becoming an essential educational, cultural, and economic driver for Kansas and the greater good.

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Episode 17 - Wichita State Esports
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Join President Rick Muma for a conversation about the growth of Esports at Wichita State. Rick spoke with Travis Yang, director of Wichita State’s Esports program, and assistant director Joe Mazzara about Shocker Esports, which began in 2019 and quickly became WSU’s fastest-growing varsity program.

The “Forward Together” podcast celebrates the vision and mission of Wichita State University. In each episode, President Rick Muma will talk with guests from throughout Shocker Nation to highlight the people and priorities that guide WSU on its road to becoming an essential educational, cultural, and economic driver for Kansas and the greater good.

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Episode 16 - Shockers Up: Joshua Senn
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Joshua Senn is a graduate student in the College of Fine Arts’ choral conducting program. Joshua came to Wichita State from Ohio to pursue a master of music degree. In his graduate conducting recital, he presented an emotional tribute to his late nephew.   

The “Forward Together” podcast celebrates the vision and mission of Wichita State University. In each episode, President Rick Muma will talk with guests from throughout Shocker Nation to highlight the people and priorities that guide WSU on its road to becoming an essential educational, cultural, and economic driver for Kansas and the greater good.

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Episode 15 - Shockers Up: Brittany Wojciechowski
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Brittany Wojciechowski is a first-generation student working on her Ph.D. in aerospace engineering. Her research specialty is structures and solid mechanics with a particular interest in structural acoustics. In 2021, she was awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

The “Forward Together” podcast celebrates the vision and mission of Wichita State University. In each episode, President Rick Muma will talk with guests from throughout Shocker Nation to highlight the people and priorities that guide WSU on its road to becoming an essential educational, cultural, and economic driver for Kansas and the greater good.

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Episode 14 - Shockers Up: Ebony Moore, Ryan Walter and Kyle Walter
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Ebony Moore, Kyle Walter and Ryan Walter are working as interns at Deloitte’s Smart Factory @ Wichita on the Wichita State Innovation Campus. Ebony Moore is a junior in human resource management and is working as an experience design intern. Kyle Walter is a senior in mechanical engineering and is the student team lead. And, Ryan Walter, who is Kyle’s twin, is also a senior in mechanical engineering and works at the Smart Factory as an Industry 4.0 technology student.

The “Forward Together” podcast celebrates the vision and mission of Wichita State University. In each episode, President Rick Muma will talk with guests from throughout Shocker Nation to highlight the people and priorities that guide WSU on its road to becoming an essential educational, cultural, and economic driver for Kansas and the greater good.

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Episode 13 - Former CIA Master of Disguise
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Before she was the CIA’s chief of disguise, Jonna Mendez was a Shocker. In this episode of “Forward Together,” Wichita State President Rick Muma talks with Mendez about her time at WSU and the path that led to be an expert in disguise, identity transformation, and clandestine imaging.

The “Forward Together” podcast celebrates the vision and mission of Wichita State University. In each episode, President Rick Muma will talk with guests from throughout Shocker Nation to highlight the people and priorities that guide WSU on its road to becoming an essential educational, cultural, and economic driver for Kansas and the greater good.

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Episode 11 - Canada's Chief Science Advisor
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In this episode of Wichita State University’s “Forward Together” podcast, President Rick Muma speaks with Dr. Mona Nemer, a leader in the field of molecular cardiology and chief science advisor for Canada. They discuss her career path and the influence of policy and science in relation to public health.

The “Forward Together” podcast celebrates the vision and mission of Wichita State University. In each episode, President Rick Muma will talk with guests from throughout Shocker Nation to highlight the people and priorities that guide WSU on its road to becoming an essential educational, cultural, and economic driver for Kansas and the greater good.

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Episode 7 - Performing Arts: WSU on the National Stage
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Episode description: In this episode of Wichita State University’s “Forward Together” podcast, President Rick Muma talks with Julius Thomas III and Amy Baker Schwiethale — two graduates of the WSU School of Performing Arts. Julius Thomas III is an actor, singer and dancer with credits in movies, television and stage —  including starring roles in traveling productions of “Motown: The Musical” and “Hamilton.” Amy Baker Schwiethale performed on Broadway including a national Broadway tour of “42nd Street” and “Honk!” Schwiethale is currently a Wichita State professor and program director of musical theatre. 

The “Forward Together” podcast celebrates the vision and mission of Wichita State University. In each episode, President Rick Muma will talk with guests from throughout Shocker Nation to highlight the people and priorities that guide WSU on its road to becoming an essential educational, cultural, and economic driver for Kansas and the greater good.