Welcome to SOAR: Shocker Open Access Repository!

SOAR is the institutional repository of Wichita State University. Its primary purpose is to make the University’s digital scholarship available to a global audience and to serve as a reliable digital storage solution. SOAR functions dually as both a publication platform and a digital archive. University faculty and staff are encouraged to publish their research works, data, or documents in SOAR. For student submissions, a recommendation from their professors is required.

Recent Submissions

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    Manufacturing of efficient-compact thermal and water management system for novel space technology using laser based additive manufacturing
    (Wichita State University, 2024-05-23) Khan, Talha
    This essay details the important role of the Ablah Library in supporting my academic and research endeavors as a doctoral student at Wichita State University. It highlights the extensive resources, services, and facilities provided by the library, which were instrumental in the execution of my NASA-supported project on manufacturing thermal and water management systems for novel space technology. The essay emphasizes the assistance of knowledgeable library staff, the access to advanced technological infrastructure, and the inclusive scholarly community fostered by the library. It concludes with an acknowledgment of the library's indispensable contribution to my academic success and intellectual growth.
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    University announces organizational changes
    (Wichita State University, 2024-05-08) Office of the President; Strategic Communications
    Wichita State University (WSU) has announced organizational changes to better align with its vision and mission, prompted by recent executive retirements. The restructuring includes several title changes and a strategic realignment of research efforts. Key changes include renaming the executive vice president and provost position to senior executive vice president (EVP) and provost, and combining academic and industry research under Dr. John Tomblin’s leadership. Additionally, a new associate vice president for research will be appointed to enhance faculty-led academic research. Dr. Coleen Pugh will now focus solely on her role as dean of the Graduate School, separating it from her previous dual role. These adjustments aim to support WSU’s goal of becoming an R1 institution and expanding graduate enrollment. The finance and administration VP role will also be renamed to incorporate operational responsibilities. This reorganization is intended to create efficiencies and advance WSU’s priorities amidst its growth in research and enrollment.
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    New cricket field will grow sport's popularity at Wichita State
    (Wichita State University, 2024-05-14) Strategic Communications
    A significant development is underway at Dr. Glen Dey Park, with the construction of a dedicated cricket field for the Wichita State University (WSU) Cricket Club. Located approximately two miles from the WSU campus, this new facility is the result of a collaborative effort between the WSU Cricket Club, Campus Recreation, and Wichita Park & Recreation. This initiative aims to provide a premier venue for WSU's cricket enthusiasts, who will soon have a convenient and high-quality field to play on. The WSU Cricket Club, boasting around 100 members, actively participates in a league that includes teams from Oklahoma and Arkansas. This ground-breaking event marks an exciting advancement for cricket at WSU and the wider community, fostering greater engagement and sportsmanship among students and regional players.
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    Usability test report for EbscoHost Discovery Service (EDS)
    (Wichita State University, 2013-05-22) Bowen, Aaron; Diamond, Wendy
    The purpose of this study is to assess how Ebsco Discovery Service (EDS) is fulfilling the promise to promote student independence in searching, finding, and accessing relevant library resources. Discovery systems in general are new in libraries. The user has access to a simple-looking search box (á la Google) which is supported by complex interface customization options and a large, diverse set of meta-data and full-text content obtained from diverse databases and library catalogs. EDS systems are very high in price, so the potential value in ease and simplicity of searching must be weighed against the cost. Through observing user behavior and assessing user satisfaction, we seek to reveal difficulties with the EDS interface which could be improved with enhancements to the customizable areas of the interface. Participants were asked to give us their subjective satisfaction with content and results of searches, but we did not compare these results with an objective analysis of the content itself.
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    HIV manual for health care professionals. 2nd edition
    (Appleton & Lange, 1997) Muma, Richard D.
    This manual provides all the information needed for effective HIV patient care-from managing Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia to crisis (suicide) intervention."--Publisher description.

Communities in SOAR

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  • Academic Affairs
    The Wichita State University Division of Academic Affairs.
  • Accreditation
    This collection includes the University's accreditation reports to the Higher Learning Commission and supportive evidence documentation.
  • Applied Studies
    College of Applied Studies until July 1, 2018 known as College of Education
  • Business
    W. Frank Barton School of Business
  • Engineering
    Articles, conference papers, theses and dissertations authored faculty and graduate students of the WSU College of Engineering