January 2017
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2016 has been an eventful year for Sport Management!
Here are just a few highlights:

  •  Increased enrollment by 17%
  • Research projects for 4 local organizations
  • Largest group to attend the OKC Career Fair
  • 3 students presented at national conferences ...
  • 5 students competed in the Inaugural Koch Innovation Challenge
  • Partnered with local organizations to host 3 community events
  • Graduated 75 students
  • Looking forward to everything

2016 Highlights from the Department of Sport Management.

Congratulations to Dr. Kim and his SMGT 800 class for receiving a donation/scholarship award for their business analytics project with Wichita Sports Forum. Wichita State Sport Management thanks WSF for this opportunity and look forward to future projects. 

Save the Date

Wichita State University Sport Management Alumni Association Reunion will be held on February 17-18, 2017. Events will include: Panel Presentation, Basketball Game, Banquet, Breakout Sessions led by Industry professionals.  Alums/students, we'd love to see you on campus!
Garden City is looking for an Assistant Volleyball Coach.
University of Notre Dame has an opening for a Ticketing, Associate Director.
East Tennessee State University is looking for an Assistant Softball Coach.
University of New Mexico Lobo Athletics is in search of an
Assistant Director of Development - Special Events.


Ventures Bright Future Award 

Sport Management grad student Adam Davies was presented with a WSU Ventures Bright Future Award for his work in restructuring the Life Skills Program for student athletes. Congratulations Adam!
Graduate student Adam Davies is assisting with the re-structuring of the life skills program for student athlete development. He has attended several leadership conferences, to learn about other similar programs and best practices. He is working with faculty to restructure the program content to maximize the beneficial impact on student athletes.

Koch Innovation Challenge 
Congratulations to Wichita State Sport Management freshmen Natalie Dutton, Hayden Schrag and Derek Slaymaker who were among the winning teams of the first Koch Innovation Challenge!  The annual competition, held Saturday, Dec. 3, supports the College of Engineering in fostering a culture of creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship and teamwork among students. The projects students worked on include: 
The “Stim Support” - A small box that children with ADHD or autism can play with to help them focus.
“Out Cold” - a customizable pillow with air chambers that helps reduce sleep discomfort. 
“d-Safe” - An electronic box with a breathalyzer that will return car keys only if someone is below the legal limit for blood-alcohol levels.
“Picture This!” - a magnetic Polaroid-like photography prop.
“Snail-shell Camper” - An ultra-lightweight camping shell that hooks onto a bicycle.
Great Job to all of the participates and always making us Shocker Proud!

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