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Wichita State University is hosting a career conference emphasizing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for young women.

The Expanding Your Horizons conference for middle school girls is in its first year.

The students can participate in workshops like "Polymers, Polymers Everywhere!," "Clean Air is Always in Fashion," and "The Slime is ALIVE!" The girls will also meet role models in science disciplines.

Wichita State University's Evelyn Hendren Cassat Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic is offering free hearing screenings on Mondays the rest of this month, on Oct. 7, 14, 21 and 28.

Appointments are open to the general public and available from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-4:30 p.m.

The clinic also offers hearing evaluation services, hearing aids, etc.

The clinic is located at the WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex, Entrance T, at 29th and Oliver. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 978-3289.

One of the premiere events happening this Final Friday is the grand re-opening of WSU Shift Space.

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A three-judge panel of the Kansas Court of Appeals will hear seven cases on Sept. 17 at Wichita State University, as part of the college's Constitution Day events.

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The 26-year-old agave plant on Wichita State’s campus that we reported on previously  is now in mid-bloom.

Campus floral supervisor Kari Ossman has kept a close eye on the plant and considers the plant’s blooming a real education.

“The next phase will be to watch it bloom, to measure it, and to kind of watch it after it blooms to see if the plant really does die,” she said.

Century plants typically die after blooming, and Ossman looks forward to seeing the process.

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WSU’s Martin H. Bush Outdoor Sculpture Collection, which currently consists of 76 pieces, is one of the largest outdoor university sculpture collections in the United States.

In 2006, the collection landed a spot in Public Art Review magazine’s compiled list of the top 10 campus outdoor art collections nationwide. The list is based on the quantity and quality of the works.

So how did Wichita State University end up with such an impressive outdoor sculpture collection?

photo courtesy Wichita State University

Anthony Vizzini is settling into his new role as vice president for academic affairs at Wichita State University. Although he’s only been on the job two weeks, he’s already imagining the opportunities that lie ahead.

“My sense is there is going to be great things happening at Wichita State University in the next few years,” Vizzini says, “I definitely want to be part of that team that’s going to move Wichita State forward.”

Vizzini, 54, assumed the position July 1, left vacant by Gary Miller who became chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

WSU Supporter Velma Wallace Leaves $6 M To Wichita State

Jul 3, 2013

Wichita State University says the late Velma Wallace has left $6 million in an estate gift to the school's foundation. She died last July at the age of 95.

Velma had supported Wichita State in many ways, including the Wallace Scholarship Program for years. Both she and her husband, Cessna Aircraft Executive Dwane Wallace, who died in 1989, loved and supported WSU.

Will A College Education In Kansas Cost More This Fall?

Jun 19, 2013

Some public university students in Kansas could see their tuition jump by almost 9 percent this fall.

The state board of regents expect to vote Wednesday afternoon on new tuition rates proposed by the universities.

The tuition hike would partially offset state funding cuts legislators made this year, while allowing for faculty salary increases.

The changes would raise an additional $34 million dollars over the next fiscal year.

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Forty-one students from schools in Wichita and around Kansas have been sharpening their vocal skills as part of a week-long camp at Wichita State University.