New in brief, Feb. 1

Biological Sciences spring seminars start today

Katherine Waselkov of the Department of Biology at Kansas State University is the featured speaker of the first biological sciences spring seminar today.

She will speak from 4 to 5 p.m. in 218 Hubbard Hall.

Waselkov’s topic is “The young and the restless: Evolutionary explorations in the plant genera Amaranthus and Phlox.”

The spring seminar takes place each Tuesday and is scheduled to feature speakers from Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma. All seminars are open to the public. Students enrolled in Biol 497, Biol 797 and all biology graduate students are required to attend the seminar.

For more information, contact Dr. Greg Houseman at 978-3111 or email [email protected].

Swimming lessons available at Heskett Center

Campus Recreation is offering free swimming lessons for all ages beginning Tuesday.

The lessons are a part of the Learn 2 Swim program, and will take place at the Heskett Center until Feb. 28.

Swimming lessons are scheduled between 4 and 8 p.m. on a Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday schedule, depending on the learner’s choice. One-hour sessions will also be offered on Saturdays at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.

For more information, call 978-3082.

FAFSA workshop scheduled for Tuesday

Students and parents needing help with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application have a chance to get some assistance Tuesday.

The Wichita State Office of Financial Aid is hosting a FAFSA workshop from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in 429B Lindquist Hall. The office will be there to assist students and parents with completing a FAFSA request.

The workshop is free and open to the public. For more information, call 978-5027 or email [email protected].

Elliott School hosting internship, career fair Wednesday

The Elliott School of Communication is hosting its second annual internship and career fair Wednesday.

The fair takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. in Beggs Ballroom, located on the third floor of the Rhatigan Student Center.

More than 35 employers from around the state will have tables. Communication employers scheduled to be at the fair include TV and radio stations, newspapers, ad agencies and corporate communications offices.

The fair is geared toward communication students, but other interested students are encouraged to attend.

For more information, call 978-6059.