The Dorothy and Bill Cohen Honors College at Wichita State University and the Honors Program at Hutchinson Community College are proud to host the 2020 Great Plains Honors Council Conference.  GPHCC will take place March 20 -22, 2020 in Wichita, Kansas.
Early Bird registration closes at 5:00 p.m. on February 3, 2020, and Early Bird fee(s) must be received by 5:00 p.m. on February 7.

After February 3, the regular registration fee is $250. The regular registration deadline is 5:00 p.m. March 1 and payment must be received by 5:00 p.m. March 3.

Click HERE to Register for the 2020 Great Plains Honors Council Conference on March 20-22, 2020
This course covers the essential topics pertaining to composites engineering and the certification process. Its contents provide students with an awareness of the composites engineering process framework through course materials and practical applications through online discussions. Topics include engineering, manufacturing, maintenance, and certification of composite materials associated with civil aircraft structures. The course content is in accordance with FAA AC 20-107B (Composite Aircraft Structure). 

This course was developed through the collaboration of Wichita State University, industry subject matter experts, and the Federal Aviation Administration. The course is taught online, includes all teaching materials, and features real-world discussions facilitated by those with subject matter expertise and FAA representatives. Depending on prior knowledge and experience, students will spend approximately ten hours per week reviewing materials, participating in online discussions and testing their knowledge.

After finishing a 1-week period of self-study of fundamental composites and successfully completing an examination, students proceed to more advanced topics through an on-line, interactive learning experience via Blackboard. Teaching methodology includes online discussions facilitated by subject matter experts, relevant documentation, and audio/visual aids. A hands-on lab will be offered separately at future times.

Click HERE to Register for the CSET Course Starting March 9, 2020 to June 5, 2020

The 2020 Kansas Governor’s Public Health Conference will feature nationally-recognized keynote speakers on topics including:

-Improving school and community cultures to prevent school violence and suicides
-How to transform yourself and your community to live longer and healthier
-Lessons learned from disaster response around the world
-Strategies to ensure governmental public health is well-prepared for present and future health challenges

In addition, a wide selection of breakout sessions tailored to meet the changing needs of the populations served through public health programs and initiatives will be offered. The Maternal and Child Health, Family Planning and MCH Home Visiting sessions will include immigration policy, domestic minor sex trafficking, behavioral health and fertility awareness-based methods of contraception. The Public Health sessions will include updates on syphilis, earthquakes in Kansas, CBD, vaping, vaccine hesitancy, drug trends and mosquitoes. The conference will include a ‘hot topics session’ featuring distracted driving, sexual violence prevention, suicide prevention and Kansas’ electronic surveillance system for notification of community based epidemics (ESSENCE).

NOTICE: During the sessions we ask you to please be courteous of others and silence your cell phones, take any necessary calls or side conversations outside and briefly step into the hallway or breastfeeding room if you need to soothe a fussy baby. This will help ensure everyone has the opportunity to hear the content being shared.

Click HERE to register for the 2020 Kansas Governor's Public Health Conference on March 31, 2020 to April 2, 2020, Wichita Marriott

The Eat, Sleep, Console (ESC) Regional Training is an interactive hands-on experience. Baseline pathophysiology and symptomology of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome will be presented. Class will then focus on the Eat, Sleep and Console NAS Model of Care; its development, utilization and implementation of the ESC tool through formal presentation, case scenarios and hands on simulations.The Eat, Sleep, Console (ESC) Regional Training is an interactive hands-on experience. Baseline pathophysiology and symptomology of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome will be presented. Class will then focus on the Eat, Sleep and Console NAS Model of Care; its development, utilization and implementation of the ESC tool through formal presentation, case scenarios and hands on simulations.

Monday, March 9, 2020, AdventHealth Shawnee Mission Zamierowski Simulation Center
Tuesday, March 10, 2020, AdventHealth Shawnee Mission Zamierowski Simulation Center
Tuesday, April 7, 2020, WSU Tech Simulation Center
Wednesday, April 8, 2020, WSU Tech Simulation Center

Welcome to the 17th annual POWER Conference at Wichita State University! We are excited to invite social workers and other helping professionals to this hallmark event for your social work community. We are proud to continue the legacy of the excellent continuing education that POWER has been able to provide for years.  This year's theme centers on the 12 Grand Challenges for Social Work - a national initiative that serves as a call to action for social workers to harness our science and knowledge base, collaborate with people from all fields and disciplines, and to work together to tackle some of our toughest social problems. Our world faces serious, interrelated, and largescale challenges, and our world needs social workers more than ever.

Attendees have the opportunity to engage in up to six hours of preconference sessions, focused on safety, diagnosis, or ethics, as well as the main conference day. We’ve expanded our CEU offerings this year, so you can earn even more hours, and we are excited by the social event lined up for Thursday evening, as well. Mingle with your colleagues, meet our keynote, and have some fun at the Kansas Star Conference Center this year! POWER gives us the opportunity to connect together, grow together, and change the world together – this conference can help us be rejuvenated as practitioners, invigorated by new knowledge, and challenged with fresh perspectives. We are the passion and the heart of change, and always stronger together. There never has been a time where the strength and knowledge of our profession has been more needed. Let’s do this!

POWER Bundle Special:  Save $51 on registration if you bundle a full day pre-conference (Safety Workshop or Diagnostics Workshop) and regular conference registration OR save $26 on registration if you bundle a half day pre-conference (Ethics Workshop) and regular registration.  Use the promo code POWER51 for the two full days (Safety or Diagnostics Workshops + Regular Conference) or the code POWER26 (Ethics Workshop + Regular Conference) on the shopping cart page to recieve the appropriate discount.  Bundle includes pre-conference, regular conference and conference kick-off reception from 4 - 6 pm in the Fire Club at the Kansas Star Event Center. *The POWER Bundle Special discount does not apply to student registration.

Click HERE to Register for the POWER Conference on March 5-6, 2020, Kansas Star Event Center

Participants will engage in an applied learning session to learn about the CanChild Framework of Childhood Disability. Participants will practice identifying important information that leads to the development of participation-based outcomes that are meaningful in the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities. This course will use case-based instruction (as well as participants’ real-life experiences) to analyze and write outcomes that require evidence-based intervention.

Click here to register for the workshop on Friday, April 3, 2020, WSU Old Town

You are cordially invited to join us at WSU's Rhatigan Student Center, on Friday, March 6, 2020, for our annual Community College Day. A continental breakfast and full lunch buffet are included all at no charge!

This year's theme is "WSU: Experience Your Future". Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about the advantages for transfer students at WSU and hear about all the new and exciting innovation taking place at WSU!  The program will begin at 9:00 a.m. in the Santa Fe Trails Room on the 2nd floor of the Rhatigan Student Center. This year's Community College Day will feature presentations from each College, the WSU Admissions Team, Student Life and many more!

ATTENTION Community College Students: All registered Community College students who are in attendance will have the opportunity to be entered into a drawing for one $1,000 scholarship to Wichita State University. To qualify you must be a current Community College student and be present at Community College Day at WSU on March 6, 2020. The scholarship is non-transferable. Scholarship funds must be used by the Fall 2021 semester. Register Today!

Click here to register for WSU Community College Day on Friday, March 6, 2020, WSU Main Campus, Rhatigan Student Center