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Welcomefest Spring 2014

Welcomefest is a two-week series of events at the beginning of each semester that includes entertainers, crafts, and other programming to welcome students back to a new semester of school.  Events are sponsored by student groups and campus departments. Below is the list of this semesters Welcomefest events.  SAC hopes to see you there!


Event Listing

Applicants and Nominations WANTED!

Summer Leadership Institute  

Applications Available Starting Tuesday, January 21. Sponsored by Student Involvement

Shocker Leadership Awards

Starting Monday, January 27 at 8:00am. Sponsored by Student Involvement

Community Service Board

Applications available starting Tuesday, January 28 at 8:00am. Sponsored by Student Involvement

Track and Field - Herm Wilson Invitational
Friday, January 17 – Saturday, January 18
Time TBA
Heskett Center

Stubblefield Society
Saturday, January 18 - Saturday, February 1
8:00am - 5:00pm
Blake Hall
Free
Visit the radio station on WSU campus and join its student membership group, the Stubblefield Society, for 89 cents. Get a 'starter kit,' goodies, local event tickets, and a membership card that gets students into local museums for free. Sponsored by KMUW - Wichita Public Radio.

Service in the City- MLK
Saturday, January 18
12:00pm-1:30pm
KAAM
Sponsored by Student Involvement

Men’s Basketball – v. Indiana State
Saturday, January 18
3:00pm
Charles Koch Arena
Tickets Can Be Purchased in the University Bookstore

Women’s Basketball – v. UNI
Saturday, January 18
5:45pm
Charles Koch Arena
Tickets Can Be Purchased in the University Bookstore

Women’s Basketball – v. Drake
Monday, January 20
3:30pm
Charles Koch Arena
Tickets Can Be Purchased in the University Bookstore

Welcome Back Tables
Tuesday, January 21
10:00am - 1:00pm
RSC First Floor
Come by the Student Involvement info tables to grab free goodies, learn more about how you can get involved or see all the great events that are happening at WSU this semester! Sponsored by Student Involvement

Black Student Union Info Table
Tuesday, January 21
11:30am - 1:00pm
RSC 1st Floor
Free
Information table in the RSC to welcome new and returning students. Sponsored by Black Student Union.

Welcome Back Tables
Wednesday, January 22
10:00am - 1:00pm
RSC First Floor
Come by the Student Involvement Welcome Back Tables to grab free goodies, learn more about how you can get involved or see all the great events that are happening at WSU this semester! Sponsored by Student Involvement
 
Campus Recreation Station
Wednesday, January 22
5:30pm - 9:00pm
Heskett Center
Free
Enjoy the rock climbing wall, cycling demonstrations, personal training circuits, and at the end of it all, join us for a Shocker basketball pool watch party! Bring your swim suits and watch the basketball game vs. Illinois State in the pool. Sponsored by Campus Recreation

Community Engagement Fair
Thursday, January 23
11:00am - 1:00pm
1st Floor RSC
Sponsored by Student Involvement

Ask A Shocker Nurse
Thursday, January 23
12:00pm - 1:00pm
RSC 1st Floor
Free
Do you want to know what Student Health Services can do for YOU? Do you have student health insurance questions? Do you have health related questions? Stop by our information booth and ASK-A-SHOCKER-NURSE!!!!! Sponsored by Student Health Services.

Hot Cocoa Meeting
Thursday, January 23
7:00pm -
RSC, Room 265
Free
Come warm up with some hot cocoa and meet the members of That Gay Group, a social/discussion group for the WSU Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender community and our allies. Sponsored by That Gay Group!

Student Activities Council Info Meeting
Friday, January 24
1:00pm
MCKinley, Room 107
Interested in joining the Student Activities Council (SAC)? Attend this general informational meeting to learn more about SAC and how you can become involved with our organization. We welcome new members throughout the year! Fill out an Interest Form!Sponsored by Student Activities Council

Discovering Stellar Secrets
Friday, January 24 - Sat., January 25
7:30pm - 10:00pm
Lake Afton Public Observatory - 25000 W 39th S, Goddard, KS 67052
Free with Student ID
Have you ever wondered how astronomers find out how hot, massive or big a star is or what it is made of? Visit the Observatory to look through the big telescope at a gas giant planet, the spectrum of a bright star, a multiple star system, clusters of stars, and glowing clouds of gas and dust as we discuss how the secrets of stars are revealed. http://webs.wichita.edu/lapo/ Sponsored by Fairmount Center for Science & Math.

Jonathan Burns:  Flexible Comedy
Friday, January 24
8:00pm
CAC Theater
Free Admission with Student ID
$2 Faculty/Staff
$3 General Public
You may have seen Jonathan Burns perform on the Jay Leno Show or the Late Show with David Letterman, combining comedy, contortion, juggling and sideshow stunts. Burns will wow you with his interactive comedy experience.http://www.flexiblecomedy.com/ Sponsored by Student Activities Council

Arts and Crafts Fair
Monday, January 27 – Tuesday, January 28
8:00am – 5:00pm
RSC First Floor
Ready to spend money on something other than textbooks? Come to the Arts and Crafts Fair! Sponsored by Student Activities Council

Homecoming Royalty Court Voting
Monday, January 27 - Friday, January 31
10:00am - 3:00pm
RSC 1st Floor
Free
All undergraduate students will be able to vote on their top Queen and King candidates for Homecoming Royalty Court. Every undergraduate student will be allowed to vote once per day on the myWSU portal either at the tables or on their laptop. Cosponsored by Shockers Forever and WSU Alumni Association.

Mini-Mocks
Monday, January 27 - Thursday, January 30
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Grace Wilkie Hall, Room 203
Free
For all Education majors who would like to participate in a Mock Interview and prepare for the upcoming Education Interview Day. Career Services staff will also be available to answer questions about signing up for interviews. Sponsored by Career Services.

Black Student Union Open House
Monday, January 27
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Hubbard Hall, Room 226
Free
Open house to meet and greet the officers and members of BSU. Sponsored by Black Student Union.

Student Activities Council Info Meeting
Tuesday, January 28
1:00 pm
RSC, Room 266
Interested in joining the Student Activities Council (SAC)? Attend this general informational meeting to learn more about SAC and how you can become involved with our organization. We welcome new members throughout the year! Fill out an Interest Form! Sponsored by Student Activities Council

Men’s Basketball – v. Loyola
Tuesday, January 28
7:00pm
Charles Koch Arena
Tickets Can Be Purchased in the University Bookstore

Breakfast with Co-op
Wednesday, January 29
7:30am - 9:30am
RSC, Room 265
Free with Student ID
Enjoy breakfast and learn about the Office of Cooperative Education & Work-Based Learning and the programs we offer. Through our office, you have opportunities to receive real-world work experience in your major while taking classes at Wichita State! Breakfast served to current WSU STUDENTS only. Must have STUDENT ID. Sponsored by Cooperative Education.

GreenGroup Welcome
Wednesday, January 29
10:00am - 2:00pm
RSC 1st Floor
Welcome back! Information on organization, bike routes and racks, bus schedules etc. and tips for sustainable living. Sponsored by WSU GreenGroup.

To The Stars
Wednesday, January 29
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Heskett Center, Lobby
Food, drinks, games and lots of fun! Sponsored by College of Education.

Student Activities Council Info Meeting
Wednesday, January 29 
1:00 PM
McKinley, Room 207
Interested in joining the Student Activities Council (SAC)? Attend this general informational meeting to learn more about SAC and how you can become involved with our organization. We welcome new members throughout the year!
Sponsored by Student Activities Council

Springfest
Wednesday, January 29
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Heskett Center
A RSO/Departmental fair. Sponsored by Student Involvement

Meet the Greeks

Wednesday, January 29
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Heskett Center
Come to Student Involvement's Shockerfest and Meet the Greeks! Representatives from all Greek chapters will be present to answer your questions and provide information. Sponsored by Student Involvement

New Year's Resolution
Thursday, January 30
11:00am - 1:00pm
RSC First Floor
A walk by event for students to write their new year's resolutions, walk through an obstacle course, and post their resolutions on a poster to make a picture. Sponsored by Student Activities Council

SOW- Effective Event Planning & Marketing
Thursday, January 30
4:00pm - 4:50pm
RSC, Room 266
Sponsored by Student Involvement

Library Orientation
Friday, January 31
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ablah Library
Want to learn how to find the best information in less time? Learn how to use the library! A library tour will begin at noon by the Circulation Desk. Learn to find electronic articles and books after the brief tour. Sponsored by University Libraries.

ELS- Funding and Fundraising
Friday, January 31
3:00pm - 5:00pm
RSC, Room 266
Sponsored by Student Involvement

Women’s Basketball – v. Southern Illinois
Friday, January 31
7:05pm
Charles Koch Arena
Tickets Can Be Purchased in the University Bookstore

Track and Field – Varsity Apartments Invitational
Friday, January 31 – Saturday, February 1
Time TBA
Heskett Center

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