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The Office of Financial Aid pose in their Suspenders4Hope T-shirts

June 6, 2024 Suspenders4Hope is highlighting different departments and individuals on campus who are advocates for mental health and hopes their stories will inspire others to continue supporting one another in the community. The Office of Financial Aid is being recognized for its efforts in alleviating financial stressors for students and being advocates for mental health awareness

Adult learners

June 5, 2024 - Wichita State University is building on success with Shocker Pre-Season programs by offering adult learners a chance to start the school year confident and connected.

Nick Solomey and Tyler Nolan with the detector they are studying

May 7, 2024 As humanity begins to return to the moon and farther beyond, new technologies will need to be invented to assist in sustainable, long-term human-helmed missions. To help develop this technology, NASA has awarded a $133,342 grant to Wichita State University to research a more cost-effective detector for harmful radiation from space.

Taylor Wallace

May 6, 2024 - Taylor Wallace, a first-generation student from Oklahoma, considers Wichita State home.

Marco Villela

May 03, 2024 As a first-generation student, Marco Villela had to learn his way around the college life, from enrollment to moving to a new city, but he was able to persist and earn his bachelor’s degree, with plans to continue his education at the Graduate School at Wichita State University.

Michael Sengvilay

May 02, 2024 Micheal Sengvilay always wanted to help people, which is why he came to Wichita State University to pursue a career in oral health. While at WSU, he persevered through challenges and is now graduating with his bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene and plans to attend dental school.

Andres Saenz Jr.

May 1, 2024 — Andres Saenz Jr. fell in love with Wichita State University when he attended basketball games with a neighbor. Since he’s been a student here, he’s found a sense of belonging through an empowering campus community.  

Iris Okere

May 1, 2024 Iris Okere joined Wichita State University for its affordability and distance to her home in Texas. Here, she found WSU to be a place full of opportunities for her, including a chance grow her own confidence and independence through the challenges she faced, and in her final year, she was elected to the position of student body president in the Student Government Association.

Morgan Campbell

April 29, 2024 — The military brought Morgan Campbell and her family to Wichita, and she decided to make it her home. She has earned a master’s degree in social work, and she plans “to promote safety, growth, and opportunities” for families in her practice. 

Gabriel Fonseca

April 12, 2024 — As a full-time employee of Wichita State University, Gabriel Fonseca struggled to balance work, classes and a personal life while he pursued his doctoral degree; but, ultimately, the support of the university community helped him persevere.

Employees from the School of Social Work

April 05, 2024 — Suspenders4Hope is highlighting different departments and individuals on campus who are advocates for mental health and hopes their stories will inspire others to continue supporting one another in the community. The School of Social Work is being recognized for its support of the mental health of students, faculty, staff and health care professionals.

Zachary Brown with his daughter and WuShock

April 01, 2024 Hear from Zachary Brown, director of strategic enrollment and student services in the Barton School of Business and a current employee at Wichita State who went to college as a first-gen student, about the first-gen experience.

Richard Sack and Nick Vasilescu

April 01, 2024 A professor and graduate student from Wichita State University have been awarded the 2024 John A. See Innovation Award.

Sunshade diagram

March 22, 2024 - Shielding the Earth from the sun seems like a good idea, in theory, to fight climate change, Wichita State University’s Dr. Nickolas Solomey and graduate student Kelly Kabler agree. Solomey and Kabler, though, aren’t so sure that the popular idea of protecting the planet with a sunshade is as simple as some propose.

Alicia Thompson

March 18, 2024 - Wichita State Connect will serve as a hub for preK-12 field trips, mixers and professional development opportunities for educators and to provide WSU academic colleges and programs chances to engage with schools, industry and community partners.