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This week's In Brief

Deadline approaches for tuition assistance filing
Friday, July 20, is the deadline for non-teaching, benefits-eligible employees of WSU to apply for tuition assistance for the fall semester. Go to the human resources site for guidelines and a downloadable form.

Federal minimum wage increases next week
Departments that employ anyone at the hourly rate of less than $5.85, which will be the new federal minimum wage effective July 24, must submit change of status paperwork to the Office of Human Resources to reflect the new minimum wage. President Bush signed the new federal minimum wage increase bill on May 25. The bill increases the federal minimum wage over the next two years, from the current $5.15 to $5.85 effective this July 24, to $6.55 on July 24, 2008, and to the final increase of $7.25 by July 24, 2009. For more information, contact Libby Gilbert at 978-6124.

Volunteers wanted for fee payment process
A modified fee payment process will be set up in Jabara Hall the week of Aug. 6-10 to help students who may walk in anticipating paying in the same fashion as previous years. Once again, volunteers are needed to direct traffic to the proper station. Commitments of four-hour intervals or entire days are needed. If you are interested in this support activity, please contact Ginger Cox at 978-3021 or
ginger.cox@wichita.edu by Friday, July 27.

'60s music icons to groove with Hippiefest
Regional rock fans can revisit the '60s decade of peace and love when the national tour Hippiefest 2007 takes over Cessna Stadium at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4. Doors will open early for eating and shopping for such flower power paraphernalia as tie-dye T-shirts, skirts, caps, bags, stickers and posters. Tickets are available through Select A Seat or local Dillons stores. A portion of the net proceeds will go toward Greensburg tornado relief. http://www.wichita.edu/thisis/news/news.asp?__A=article&__NID=2701

Schafer rejoins university relations
Amy Schafer has joined the Office of University Relations as the director of marketing projects. Schafer, who most recently was a communications coordinator at the University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, previously worked at WSU as a cooperative education coordinator (1988-91), director of special events and community relations in the university relations office (1992-97), and as an admissions coordinator (2000-02).

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