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November Academe
Academe welcomes news from WSU faculty and staff about research, teaching and service activities. This column recognizes grants, honors, awards, presentations and publications, new appointments, new faculty, sabbaticals, retirements and deaths of current and former colleagues....



Former Wichita State tennis player Jocelyn Devilliers plays with the professionals
Jocelyn Devilliers, a Wichita State senior and former men's tennis team member, got the opportunity to intern at the U.S. Open this past summer....



Robotics lab gives students real-world industry experience
The Robotics and Automation Lab, part of WSU's National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR), gives students the opportunity to apply their knowledge to real industry problems....



Two homegrown opera stars return to Wichita State to teach
A Nov. 6, 2017 story in The Wichita Eagle highlights Alan Held and Samuel Ramey, opera stars who are also instructors at Wichita State....



Scholarship program helps record number of returning adult students
The Osher Reentry Scholarship Program -- which awards financial assistance to returning adult students -- provided assistance to a record number of students this fall. The program was initiated in 2012 and is now serving 29 students. Wichita State is the only university in Kansas that provides assis...



Kaye Monk-Morgan to join Fairmount College Dean's Office
Kaye Monk-Morgan, director of Wichita State's TRIO Upward Bound Math Science Center for 20 years, will join the Fairmount College Dean's Office as assistant dean for students, effective Nov. 6....



Grace Wilkie Hall rededicated on the 50th anniversary of namesake's death
Grace Wilkie Hall will be rededicated on Wednesday, Nov. 8. The ceremony will begin at 2:30 p.m. and feature a guest speaker and ribbon cutting. An open house will be held from 3-4:30 p.m. to give attendees the opportunity to see the services available in Grace Wilkie....



U.S. Army award will provide applied learning opportunities for students
Wichita State University has signed a Partnership Intermediary Agreement with the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center to support a two-year, $1.9 million effort focused on fostering new research and development collaborations to advance military technology and...



WSU opens Shocker Studios, a state-of-the-art media arts facility
Wichita State will officially unveil its new state-of-the-art professional production space -- Shocker Studios -- at an open house noon-5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at 3805 E. Harry St. All are welcome to attend....



Dean Ron Matson announces retirement; national search planned
Ron Matson, dean of Wichita State University's Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and associate professor of sociology, has announced his retirement effective June 30, 2018. "My wife Linda and I will always be Shockers, but we look forward to concentrating on one another in the times to...



Student uses drone imaging for hurricane relief effort in Texas
Wichita State student James Balman is an insurance adjuster contributing to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. He is an independent adjuster, contracted by a variety of insurance agencies to help assess damages and accurately process insurance claims. The software he had been working on during his tim...



Graduate student's career takes flight with Spirit AeroSystems internship
Anushiya Shiley Gomes is an international graduate student from Sri Lanka who loves reading business news and solving math problems. This past summer she used her talent for gathering data and problem solving to determine manufacturing processes, staff requirements and production standards for Spiri...



Military Shockers find community in the Student Veterans Organization
The Student Veterans Organization has had a 64 percent increase in members in the last year, and it continues to allow military students the chance to be part of a community....



Cousin with autism inspires WSU student to write children's book
Communication Sciences and Disorders student Amy Lightfoot wrote a children's book titled "My Cousin Lili." The book is based on herself and real-life cousin Lili, who has autism....



WSU surpasses $90 million in funded research in FY 2017
Wichita State University has experienced record increases in research funding in the past five years, with no signs of slowing down. External funding for WSU research grew from $56.6 million in FY 2012 to $90.5 million in FY 2017....