Join the SWE Wichita and Wichita State University Sections for another fun filled night of trivia! There will be snacks and prizes. Everyone is welcome at this free event, however please RSVP so we know how many snacks and materials to provide.
When: Monday, April 23rd, 6-8 pm
Where: Experiential Engineering Building, Room 264 (See Parking Map)
It’s here, the time to vote for our section’s FY19 Officers! All paid SWE members in good standing are eligible to vote. The nominating committee has proposed a slate of officers. You can review the biographies of the proposed officers here. Please submit your vote using this Google Form no later than May 15th. If you have any issues with the link or viewing the attached PDF, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Officers will be sworn in on May 22nd at our Annual Banquet. Purchase your tickets here to be a part of this special event!
Tickets for banquet are on sale NOW!
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Early bird special: If you purchase your ticket by 5/1/2018, you will be entered into a drawing and the winner will be reimbursed for the cost of one ticket!
Our 2018 banquet will be held Tuesday May 22, 2018 from 5:30-8:30pm at Crestview Country Club.
Every year in May, the Wichita Area section of Society of Women Engineers gathers together for an annual dinner banquet so we can acknowledge the accomplishments of the past 12 months, reconnect with our members and the community, and celebrate another year in the history of our organization that’s been going strong ever since our charter in 1982.
We will swear in our new Wichita SWE officers, recognize the Wichita State SWE scholarship winner, hear from guest speaker Stefana Saxton who is a Business Excellence Innovation Leader at Black & Veach, and hold a gift basket silent auction fundraiser for collegiate outreach and support.
Ticket sales will begin soon! Visit wichitaswe.org/banquet for more info.
The season of succession planning is here! If you are interested in a committee role or serving as an officer of the section for FY19, please fill out this form. FY19 runs from July 1st, 2018 through June 30th, 2019. Information on roles and responsibilities is also included in the form. There is an option to request additional information before submitting your name for a position as well. Nominations must be submitted no later than Friday, April 13th. Please note that filling out this form does not guarantee you a position. The nominating committee will select candidates for the proposed slate by April 15th and send it out to the section for vote to determine officer positions. Please consider applying for a position and encourage others to do the same. This is a great opportunity to develop your leadership skills in a safe environment. If you have any questions, please submit them to email@example.com.
The SWE Wichita Section is partnering with the SWE WSU Section to host our Leadership Coaching Committee (LCC) coach, Abigail Wendt. Abigail will give a one hour session about how to communicate more effectively on Thursday April 5th, at 6 pm on the WSU campus. After attending her session, you will be able to do the following:
- Recognize the differences between effective and ineffective communication habits.
- Apply active listening skills in your daily life.
- Appreciate the importance of non-verbal communication.
- Understand electronic communication etiquette.
- Identify and remove barriers to effective communication.
Join us for this free professional development event!
When: Thursday, April 5th at 6:00 pm.
Where: Experiential Engineering Building Rm 264, Wichita State Campus
RSVP and map here
Effective Communication Flyer
Join us on April 2nd for our section general meeting. We will be discussing our upcoming banquet, share information from the results of Engineering Expo, nominations for FY19 leadership, and upcoming events. Everyone is welcome to join.
When: April 2nd, 6-7pm
Where: Make ICT, 1500 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67214
WSU’s Shocker MINDSTORMS Challenge is coming up this April 21, 2018. WSU is in need of volunteers for Mission, Presentation, Interviewer, Display, and Notebook judges. Mission judging requires all day volunteering from 8:30am to 4pm on 4/21/18; it also requires participation on Trial Day, March 31st, for training and practice purposes. Presentation judges volunteer from 9am-1pm on 4/21/18. All other judges volunteer for approximately three hours between 9:30a and 1pm on 4/21/18. For more information on the event and volunteer roles, go to www.wichita.edu/mindstorms. To volunteer, click here and enter your name, email, cell phone, and company, and request a LEGO badge and t-shirt! If you have questions, contact Elisa Acosta.
Our section is seeking at least 3 members to make up the nomination committee to find great candidates for our FY19 section executive council. The only rule for participating is members of the committee may not become candidates for the slate while on the committee. This is a great position to volunteer for if you don’t have a desire to be on the executive committee but still want to serve the section. If you are interested in participating on the committee, please contact Wichitaswe@gmail.com. A slate of officers must be submitted to the section no later than April 15th.
Check out our upcoming events and other SWE news in our March Newsletter. We hope to see you at a SWE event soon!