KSBDC Shocker Neighborhood Business Bundle

Hiring 101 - Jan. 27:  The Kansas Small Business at Wichita State University is working with the Shocker Neighborhood Coalition and Create Campaign to offer three, free workshops in January, virtually.  Grab your lunch and attend the workshop from Noon to 1:00 PM.


Black History Month-Book Presentation

Fifth graders of Gordon Parks Elementary will come onto campus for lunch and engage with WSU students, hear from a local black author, and tour the Ahlberg Library. Co-sponsored by the Office of Engagement and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Movie Screening & Panel discussion: Sankofa Film and Black Emancipation

The Office of Engagement is partnering with mama.film and Wichita State’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion during Black History Month for the SANKOFA Film Screening at 5 p.m. Feb. 20 at Hubbard Hall and a panel discussion at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21 via Facebook Live.

Sankofa Film Screening- Jan. 20: SANKOFA Film Screening: Sankofa has been described as unashamedly Afrocentric and proud…artistic, challenging and essential and an unrelenting but never exploitative portrayal of the great slave diaspora of the 18th and 19th centuries by Letterboxd. This is a free screening of the recently restored and highly lauded and moving film, originally released in 1993. There will also be a special performance by local creative Blk Sol before the screening. Learn more about Sankofa.

Sankofa Panel discussion - Jan. 21: Panel discussion: Sankofa Film and Black Emancipation: After the film screening, join a conversation on Facebook Live where guests will unpack the themes in the 1993 film Sankofa. The conversation will address Black emancipation then and in the 21st Century.

Register to attend this event!

KAN- Kansas Animators Network

Driving prosperity. The Shocker Neighborhood KAN group will begin meeting. Learn more about KAN here 



Conversations each month to hear from students, faculty/staff and neighbors on ways WSU is engaging to collectively address challenges, create solutions, and foster environments to drive prosperity and belonging.


Outdoor Movie at WSU

An opportunity for university and surrounding community to gather an enjoy an outdoor movie at no cost. Promotes a sense of belonging for Wichita State and the Shocker Neighborhood. More details to come.