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Beachner Grain Elevator mural “El Sueño Original – The Original Dream.

April 3, 2024 - A mural titled “Adelante Juntos – Forward Together,” will cover 鶹ƽ State's Duerksen Fine Arts Center Amphitheater soon.

Alicia Thompson

March 18, 2024 - 鶹ƽ State Connect will serve as a hub for preK-12 field trips, mixers and professional development opportunities for educators and to provide WSU academic colleges and programs chances to engage with schools, industry and community partners.

Open Streets ICT

March 14, 2024 - For a second year, 鶹ƽ State University will show off its unique cultural and educational assets while welcoming the community to campus during Open Streets ICT - WSU and Shocker Neighborhood on April 14.

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Nov. 29, 2023 — The first carrier-neutral Internet Exchange Point (IXP) in Kansas is slated to be located at 鶹ƽ State University, improving internet access, affordability and speed for WSU, Innovation Campus and Shocker Neighborhood users and for users across much of Kansas.

Open Streets ICT

March 9, 2023 - 鶹ƽ State University will show off its unique cultural and educational assets while welcoming the community to campus during Open Streets ICT - WSU and Shocker Neighborhood on April 16.

鶹ƽ State Campus

Feb. 15, 2022 — In the next steps toward the creation of the University Village, 鶹ƽ State University is seeking public feedback and engagement on the lead proposals.

Photo featuring President Rick Muma and First Gentleman Rick Case raising wall at Habitat for Humanity event.

Nov. 29, 2022 -- Further extending its community outreach, 鶹ƽ State has partnered with 鶹ƽ Habitat for Humanity to build a house near campus for a 鶹ƽ family with three children.

Prisca Barnes (right) reads to a student at Storytime Village.

Sept. 22, 2021 — What started as one woman’s passion project has flourished into a literacy empire that serves thousands of children in schools across the 鶹ƽ area — helped along the way by the people and services of 鶹ƽ State University.

Member of 鶹ƽ State police department play dodge ball with children from local community.

Sept. 10, 2021 – 鶹ƽ State University Campus Recreation and the University Police Department teamed up this summer to teach more than 200 children from the 鶹ƽ community how to swim. The program was made possible by the Michael Phelps Foundation Grant received by Campus Recreation.

First gentleman Rick Case reads to students.

Aug. 31, 2021 — Wu Crew Reads is a pilot program between 鶹ƽ State University and Gordon Parks Elementary School. Members of the 鶹ƽ State community spend 20 minutes every week reading to and with third-graders via a virtual platform.

Student and parents on campus

Aug. 19, 2021 -- Starting fall 2022, any qualified high school senior who is a resident of Sedgwick County will be eligible to receive a scholarship covering unmet tuition and fee costs to attend 鶹ƽ State University.

Members of the campus community attend 2019 Sculpture Glow even.

June 21, 2021 -- 鶹ƽ State is holding a community event, Shockers Under the Stars, beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 22, outside the Ulrich Museum of Art on the main campus.

Juneteenth Graphic. Juneteenth (a combination of the words “June” and “nineteenth”) is the day that federal troops came to Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865 and made sure that enslaved people in the area were set free. This was two-and-one-half years after Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.

Media and the community are invited to attend the JunteenthICT Parade, sponsored by 鶹ƽ State University’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

The parade celebrates the 156th anniversary of Juneteenth during the JuneteenthICT Parade at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 19. The parade route will begin at 17th Street and Hillside, going west, and eventually ending at McAdam’s Park, where the all-day Juneteenth ICT celebration will take place.

Aerial view of 鶹ƽ State

March 17, 2021 – 鶹ƽ State began developing the Shocker Neighborhood coalition to engage and empower the neighborhood communities surrounding campus. Since then, the commitment has expanded to include 10 neighborhoods and now engages with the community to provide resources, scholarships, academic support programs, mentoring and additional enrichment programs for neighborhood students.

Shocker Commitment

Dec. 1, 2020 — 鶹ƽ State University has created a scholarship and support network to help those nearest to its campus. The Shocker Neighborhood Commitment provides funding to make college more affordable and attainable for recent high school graduates living in the Shocker Neighborhood.