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Free Family Fun Day at Ulrich Museum of Art

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Canceled due to public health concerns: The March 14 Family Fun Day event and two other public events at the Ulrich Museum have been canceled. The announcement said, however, that the Ulrich Museum will maintain regular operating hours for the foreseeable future. (So the museum itself is still open.) Bring the whole family to Ulrich […]

I Drank WuShock Wheat Tour

The Wichita Brewing Company (WBC) is hosting their I Drank WuShock promotion. To participate, drink two WuShock Wheat beers at each of the participating locations during Wichita State’s basketball season and receive a free “I Drank WuShock” t-shirt. Punch cards can be picked up at any participating location. Order a WuShock Wheat anytime during Wichita […]

Shocker discount: 20% off at Braeburn Square store

WSU Basketball season - discount at Braeburn Square Shocker Store when the men's team plays at home!

The brand new Shocker Store in Braeburn Square on the WSU campus has a great deal for basketball season. During the 2018-2019 season, you can take 20% off your purchase on days when the Shocker men’s basketball team plays at home. This deal is only valid at the new Braeburn Square Shocker Store. This is […]

Free WSU Open House Weekend

Wichita State University will be holding a free Open House weekend September 28-30, 2018. They’ll have three days of events, food, and fun for the whole community. A highlight of the event will be visiting the new Braeburn Square, a 20-acre development with shopping, dining, and entertainment options. You’ll also be able to participate in […]

FREE WSU SEEDS: Engineering Events for 4th-8th Grade Students

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Inquiring minds want to know. The Wichita State University Science and Engineering Educational Development of Students (SEEDS) is hosting a series of FREE hands-on science events for kids in 4th through 8th grade this Fall. The program is called Switched on Saturdays. It is designed to present science in a fun way and to inspire […]

WSU Family-Friendly movie night

Wichita State University’s Student Activities Council is planning another fun community event. The Big Hero 6 Dinner and Movie event is open to the public (adults and kids) as well as WSU students and staff. On Friday, April 14, 2017 they’ll be serving kid-friendly food at 6 p.m., doing fun activities, then showing the movie. […]

FREE: Touch a Truck event at WSU

The Wichita State University Child Development Center will be hosting a FREE touch-a-truck event on campus for the Wichita community. This kid-friendly event will be fun for the whole family. Kids will be able to get up close to ambulances, fire trucks, dump trucks, K-9 units, police cars, army vehicles, tractors, and more. Admission is […]

The Amusing Race Scavenger Hunt at WSU

Here’s something fun to do on April Fool’s Day. The 3rd Annual Amusing Race Scavenger Hunt will be held at Wichita State University on April 1, 2016. WSU students and non-students 18 years or older can sign up in teams to solve riddles, complete challenges, and compete for prizes as they race around the WSU […]

Free Poetry Reading and Reception

Ulrich Museum

Join WSU’s Visiting Distinguished Poet Mary Ruefle at a reception and poetry reading at the Ulrich Museum of Art on the evening of February 12, 2015. Ruefle has published eleven collections of poetry, including Selected Poems, Tristimania, Among the Musk Ox People, Apparition Hill, Cold Pluto, Post Meridian, and The Adamant. She has also received […]

Book Signing with Coach Marshall on Saturday

WSU men’s basketball coach Gregg Marshall will be at Dillons on Saturday morning, May 11, 2013. While he’s there, fans can purchase a signed copy of the new book Winning Angry: The Road to the Final Four. The book is hardback, 8.5 x 11, and must be purchased at the store that morning for $24.95 […]

WSU Center for Entrepreneurship Fall 2012 Forum Series (FREE)

The WSU Center for Entrepreneurship begins its Fall 2012 forum series began in September. The forums are free and open to the public. The Forum Series lectures are held in 107 Devlin Hall at the Wichita State University Campus at 3:30 p.m. on the following Thursdays: Thursday, September September 13, Nail it then Scale it! Proven […]

Two Deals for Drums Across Kansas 2012

We went to Drums Across Kansas last year and it was a terrific event. Seven of the top high school drum corps from across the country gather for a friendly competition of marching, flags, and percussion and brass instruments. It’s fun to see what they can do. Drums Across Kansas 2012 will be held Tuesday, […]

WSU Center for Entrepreneurship Forum Series: The Service Industry (Free)

The WSU Center for Entrepreneurship continues its forum series Thursday, October 20, 2011. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. The topic this Thursday is “The Service Industry.” Speakers include Norman Arensdorf of Village Tours & Travel, Ben Arnold of Corporate Caterers of Wichita, and Bill Maness of Syndeo Outsourching. Find […]

2010 Shocker Madness!!! Saturday

Shocker Madness kicks off the 2010-2011 Shocker Basketball season. The event begins today, Saturday, October 16, 2010 with a “Shock Cancer Walk” fundraiser at 3:30 p.m. The Shockers “Dig Pink” volleyball match against Evansville begins at 5 p.m. Wear pink to get a discount on your ticket. FREE: After the volleyball game, the men’s and […]

Art For Your Ears: Nouveau Quintette

Thursday, August 5, 2010, the Ulrich Museum presents a performance by Nouveau Quintette in its Art For Your Ears series.  This outdoor concert begins at 7 p.m. at WSU in the McKnight Outdoor Plaza between the Ulrich Museum and the School of Art and Design. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Admission is free and so […]

Art For Your Ears: Roaming Blues Poet Ray Bonneville

Tonight, Thursday, July 8, 2010, the Ulrich Museum presents another performance in its Art For Your Ears series with Ray Bonneville, the “Roaming Blues Poet” and Juno Award winner. This outdoor concert begins at 7 p.m. at WSU in the plaza between the Ulrich Museum and the School of Art and Design. Bring lawn chairs […]

Entrepreneurship Training Anyone Can Afford

The WSU Center for Entrepreneurship is wrapping up its spring 2010 series* with a seminar on Elevating Your Social Media Savvy. The seminar is very hands-on, with each participant sitting in front of a computer and actually doing and seeing firsthand how to use social media to build business. The instructor will be Lou Heldman, […]

See Plastic Musik perform live

Tonight at the CAC theater inside the Rhatigan Student Center on the WSU campus, see the unusual percussion group, Plastic Musik, perform live. Check out this YouTube video to see the kind of music they can make with plastic instruments–it’s really cool. YouTube Axel F (Crazy Frog) Plastic Musik Event Date:    Monday, February 15, 2010 […]

Bowling, Karaoke, and Pool at Rhatigan Student Center

Still looking for something to do today? The Rhatigan Student Center is offering a Valentine’s Special. Enjoy a game of pool or bowling or sing karaoke between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Admission isonly $3 for the general public, and kids 12 and under only pay 50 cents. (It’s free with ID for WSU students […]

Quick! Free Workshop: Choosing a Business Legal Structure

The Kansas Small Business Development Center is hosting a free workshop today, Wednesday, February 10, from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Eugene M. Hughes Metropolitan Complex. J. Scott Pohl from Hinkle Elkouri Law Firm, LLC, will discuss the legal implications of different business structures such as Sole Proprietor, LLC, and Corporation. If you missed […]

Quick! Free Workshop: Business Contract Basics

The Kansas Small Business Development Center is hosting a free workshop today, Wednesday, February 10, from 3 – 4:30 p.m. at the Eugene M. Hughes Metropolitan Complex. J. Scott Pohl from Hinkle Elkouri Law Firm, LLC, will discuss different contract types, why contracts are necessary, and provisions necessary in order to make contracts valid. If […]

Free Business Plan Workshop

Learn how to begin developing a business plan for your business at the Kansas Small Business Development Center. They’ll present “Quick Start Business Planning” free of charge, but registration is necessary. Workshop Description: Using a simple narrative template and a simple cash flow template, you will learn how to develop the key elements of your business […]

Free Gordon Parks Film Series

In conjunction with the photography exhibit, Crossroads: The Art of Gordon Parks, WSU’s Ulrich Museum of Art and the Tallgrass Film Festival is hosting a free film series called “Black Films That Challenge/Black Films That Matter.” The series kicks off Thursday, February 11, 6 – 8:30 p.m. There will be an introduction before the film […]