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Interest Groups

As membership of this organization is diverse, members' interests travel many different paths. These small groups are defined and organized by the membership, offering different times and a variety of venues to provide you an opportunity to join other women in camaraderie with similar interests. We encourage you to visit at least one to help you become more active in the University Community.

Book Club
Co-Chairs: Angela Paul, (H) 361-8877, (W) 978-5084 or email:, and Twyla Hill, (H) 612-1037, (W) 978-5784 or email:
This club meets at 7PM on the first Thursday each month. A different book or theme is discussed at each meeting, which is held at member’s homes. Titles cover a wide variety of genres, including fiction, nonfiction, literature, chick-lit, young adult, memoir, historical, graphic novels, selfhelp, and more! Members pick titles about every 8-10 months. Snacks and beverages (usually wine) are provided by the hostess or co-hostess.

For upcoming titles and meeting dates, visit the Book Club page.

Chair: TBA

Friends and Food
Chairs: Dwight and Virginia Murphey, email:
This group meets once a month for a Sunday evening gathering at a local restaurant. Spouses and guests are invited.

Lunch Bunch
Chair: TBA
A different restaurant each month provides the setting for an informal social gathering (days and dates vary.)

New Members
Chair: Twyla Hill, 
This group focuses on bringing new, continuing, and seasoned women from the WSU Community together. You are invited to join us as we learn about the history of WSU, activities and points of interest in Wichita, and how the women in the WSU Women's Association enhance the WSU Community.

Chair: Jill Fisher, 
This group meets to attend productions at WSU and other productions in Wichita.

Chair: Charlotte Kleffner, (H) 686-3274,
Meets monthly, usually on a Friday at 7:00 pm at Larksfield Place 7373 East 29th Street North. WSU scholars, researchers, teachers, performers and staff – our campus “treasures” – present and discuss subjects of their choice. Members, spouses and friends are invited to attend.

For upcoming dates and events in this interest group, visit the Treasures page.

Special Note

Members of the WSU Women's Association may borrow the silver tea and coffee service, silver punch bowl and tray, the 35-cup electric coffee maker, and glass cups and plates (four dozen) at no charge. For further information, contact the Curator.