Student regent application closes Nov. 30

The student regent application deadline will close on Nov. 30 at 5 p.m. — but many students don't fully understand what that position actually means. As student regent, Shayla Owens, business administration management senior, helps the nine-member Board of Regents consider the students when … [Read more...]

Dia de Los Muertos event to celebrate lives of dead Nov. 1

In the spirit of celebrating Día de Los Muertos — Day of the Dead — the University Programming Board and Bilingual Education Student Organization will host an event to celebrate the lives of the dead on Nov. 1 in the Clark Student Center atrium at 6 p.m. Día de Los Muertos is celebrated every … [Read more...]

UPB to host comedian John Cassidy Oct. 20

Known for his originality and witty jokes, John Cassidy is a professional comedian, magician and balloon artist who holds several Guinness World Records for balloon sculpting speed. His records include most balloon sculptures completed in one hour and most balloon sculptures completed in one minute. … [Read more...]

PRIDE to host free HIV testing Oct. 13

To raise awareness of HIV in Latino/Hispanic communities PRIDE is hosting a free HIV testing in honor of the National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day on Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m in Wichita I & II. The free testing is open to students, staff and faculty. "The purpose of hosting an AIDS … [Read more...]

Confessions of a Carnival junkie

For Caribbean students (like myself) who departed our homeland for educational purposes, Carnival, which is a festival of Caribbean culture and traditions, is a pilgrimage. We look forward to our island's festivals every year, and being away from home would mean that we would miss out. Caribfest is … [Read more...]

Students feel effects of Hurricane Maria

As Hurricane Maria churned through the Caribbean last Monday, its first stop was a direct hit to the island of Dominica. According to the country's Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit via a live broadcast from Antigua on Thursday, Hurricane Maria left the country in a complete disarray and it would … [Read more...]

Artist Lecture Series to feature Eva Mozes Kor

Holocaust survivor Eva Mozes Kor will share her message of forgiveness and determination in the face of adversity during the first staging of the Artist-Lecture Series in the Akin Auditorium on Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. Powered by what Associate Vice President for Student Affairs Matt Park calls a … [Read more...]

Caribfest to begin this month

The Caribbean Students Organization gave attendees a taste of what to expect for its upcoming annual Caribfest activities. The official launch of the festival took place on Saturday, Sept. 9 in Comanche Suites. The annual event is entering its 20th anniversary on this campus. The event featured a … [Read more...]