The Human Performance Lab at Wichita State has been conducting research for popular resistance exercise band maker TheraBand. Their results are helping TheraBand improve its products and helping health professionals expand options for patients.
The opera singer Joyce DiDonato, a Wichita State University alumna who grew up in Kansas City as an avid baseball fan, got the call from Major League Baseball to sing the national anthem for the game, should it be necessary.
Students transferring to Wichita State University during the spring 2015 semester have a new scholarship option. Renewable merit scholarships of $500 or $1,000 will be available to new transfer students.
The demolition of Wheatshocker Apartments along 17th Street between Hillside and Oliver at Wichita State University is underway to make way for the construction of the first new building on WSU's innovation campus.
Wichita State University ranked No. 35 in the nation and was the highest-ranked university in Kansas and the region, according to the Social Mobility Index. The index values schools that are best at educating more economically disadvantaged people (family incomes below the national median) at lower tuition so they graduate into good paying jobs.
Through a grant funded by the Kansas Department of Commerce, WSU Ventures at Wichita State University will award up to $100,000 to approximately five businesses or start-ups to fund high-potential technologies with a commercialization timeline of less than 18 months.
The Wichita State University Department of Chemistry is hosting the Watkins Visiting Professorship this fall, with lectures by Steve Padgette at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, in Hubbard Hall, Room 211, and 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, in McKinley Hall, Room 224.
The Bernard Osher Foundation has endowed the Wichita State program through a $1 million grant. Endowment means the 2-year-old program will become a permanent one, offering an estimated total of $50,000 each year to 20 to 25 students.
Wichita State University's Center for Entrepreneurship and Meritrust Credit Union are teaming up to present a forum on serial entrepreneurship, "Start It, Grow It, Sell It: Three Perspectives on Serial Entrepreneurship," from 3-4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at WSU's Devlin Hall, Room 107.
The 16th Annual Kansas BEST robotics competition, designed to inspire and motivate high school students toward careers in engineering, science and technology, will be held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, in Hartman Arena. Kansas BEST is sponsored by Wichita State University's College of Engineering.
Sponsored by Watermark Books, Wichita State University will host a talk about the power of fiction in forging and sustaining a democracy by No. 1 New York Times best-selling author Azar Nafisi at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at the CAC Theater.
In recognition of the fifth anniversary of the passage of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr., Hate Crimes Prevention Act, the School of Community Affairs is teaming up with the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Kansas to bring U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom to Wichita State University at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29, in Hubbard Hall, Room 209.