Spring 2018



A Romance of the Perilous Land

Dennis McKinney '82/84, a fourth-generation farmer and rancher, has experienced multiple natural disasters through the years. Too often, it's drought he's facing. Last year, it was fire, and nearly a decade ago now, it was an EF5 tornado.

Shockers in Motion

Recruitment efforts at Wichita State have certainly taken up new forms and messages through the years, and the pace of outreach seems ever faster, covering ever wider territories.

Research in the Field

Wichita State's Biological Field Station and Ninnescah Reserve is located some 35 miles southwest of the university's main campus. With acreage that hugs the southern bank of the Ninnescah River, the field station and reserve offer unique opportunities for the study of grassland restoration, river ecology, and general wildlife biology. Among current investigations are prairie recovery from overgrazing, plant-insect interactions — and Nuwanthika Perera's look into the vocal communication calls of dark-eyed juncos and American tree sparrows.

Flight Science

Trevor Steinbrock '17 is right in the middle of some high-flying times at Spirit AeroSystems.


Spring 2018

Alumni from Indianapolis and Charleston, S.C., write in.


Shock Talk: Spring 2018

Shockers everywhere, at events long ago or happenings just the other day, always have something interesting to say.


WSU Alumni Awards Ceremony

Eight exceptional Wichita State University alumni, faculty, administrators and friends were honored in the Beggs Ballroom of the Rhatigan Student Center on the evening of April 17, 2018, continuing the WSUAA's proud tradition of applauding personal and professional achievement, as well as service to Wichita State and to society.


T3 Celebrates 20 Years

Wichita State's Training and Technology Team, succinctly called T3, celebrates two decades of wide-ranging work.


University news features Andrew Hippisley's being named dean of the Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.


Spring 2018

A gallery of both literary and visual art, Shock Art showcases works by Wichita State alumni, faculty and students.


Springtime on the Prairie

These are the images of flora and fauna out and about one early June evening at the WSU Biological Field Station and Ninnescah Reserve.


A Measuring of Thought and Feeling

Poet and essayist Anne Boyer '97 receives a 2018 Whiting Award.


Wichita State Shocker Softball Program Reached Its First NCAA Regional Final

This season the Kristi Bredbenner-led Shockers earned an at-large bid to the four-team regional in Fayetteville, Ark.

Bohm's Bat

Hard-hitting third baseman Alec Bohm stays in the moment and leads a parade of drafted Shockers as the No. 3 overall pick of the Philadelphia Phillies.


Class Notes: Spring 2018

Comings, goings, appointments, retirements, honors, accolades and other notable alumni news.


Spring 2018

Dave Anderson '68, Pauline Crowley '55, Philip Schneider, Paul Fritts '59, Wayne Harrell '58/59, Leslie Rudd '81 and these fellow Shockers leave lasting legacies.


Entrepreneurial Spirit

On March 16, 1991, the Tri-City Herald, Pasco, Wash., published an article by Glynn Lamberson, then-director of the Columbia Basin College Small Business Development Center. This is an abridged version of Lamberson’s article “Entrepreneurs reap gains of success, losses of failure.”


D'Tigers Times Three

Dominic Okon is a D'Tiger, as well as a Shocker!

Close to the Sun

Wichita State's Nickolas Solomey has come up with an innovative concept for studying the sun.

The Lullaby Project

Joyce DiDonato '92 sings the title track on Hopes & Dreams: The Lullaby Project.

Buckle Up

Chad Pore '04 goes above and beyond in emergency medicine.

Just Say No to Castles

M. Lee Pelton is president of Emerson College in Boston, which has some far-flung campuses.

Fluteacious Shocker

Jazz flutist Amber Underwood '02 has been performing since she was 8 years old.