Here is a link to a mapquest map of
(If you enlarge this map three times using the +
button, you will see Wichita State University
in the upper right. Feel free to navigate around this map to find your way.)
If you are driving on Interstate 135 (the "Canal Route") through the middle of Wichita, exit at 21st Street (North)
and drive east for approximately one mile. When you get to Hillside Street, you have reached campus.
The conference hotels are located on north Rock Road:
Directions from WSU to Northrock Suites
. The Wichita Inn North is next to (i.e. just north of) Northrock Suites.
(Jabara Hall is south of Hubbard Hall and just north of the Plaza of Heroines.)
You should park in the parking lot west and north of Jabara Hall. This lot is just south of the football stadium
(Cessna Stadium). After 5PM on weekdays and on weekends, visitor parking in most lots on campus, including Lot 4 northwest of
Jabara Hall, is allowed without a parking permit. Please do not park in the small lot just west of Jabara Hall which is
reserved for university administrators. If you wish to park on campus before 5PM on Friday, please get a free visitor parking permit
at the campus Police Department.
Wichita offers a number of dining establishments; in fact, according to a November, 2006 article titled
Which City Really Does Have The Most Restaurants Per Capita?,
Wichita has the second highest number of restaurants per capita (after Dallas, Texas). This article states:
Wichita, Kansas is not usually a city that leaps to mind when one thinks of cuisine.
But with an ethnically diverse work force, the largest city in Kansas has a reputation for cultural diversity
and is located in the breadbasket of America. The 739 restaurants in town have only to cater to 360, 715 people.
That translates into 488 people per restaurant, good for second on our list.
In order to allow conference attendees to enjoy lunch on Saturday, March 31 at one of Wichita's restaurants,
some WSU faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students will act as guides for small groups.
If you want to visit a Mexican, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, Lebanese, German, Indian, Japanese, Italian, French
or American restaurant, you can join a group for lunch.
If you want steak, pizza, seafood, barbecue, cajun, burgers or other type of food, you can have it for lunch during
(Unfortunately, each person has to pay for her or his own lunch.)
The organizers hope that lunch will act as a mixer for the conference and allow people to make new friends.
ENTERTAINMENT & CULTURAL EVENTS
Wichita has a rich cultural life. Illustrations, with appropriate links, are noted below. However, it seems
especially important to encourage students to participate in mathematical events like this conference since
they are the future of our discipline and conveying knowledge to future generations (e.g. "teaching")
is one of the most rewarding (and fun) activities that exists. The organizers would like to encourage
students to attend the KMAA conference. According, we hope to offer special events and opportunities for students
during and outside of the conference and we request that individuals with suggestions in this area write to
a member of the organizing committee with her or his ideas.
(For example, if a group of WSU undergraduate and graduate students and recent WSU alumni wishing to act as "guides"
to cultural activities in Wichita for small groups of visiting students on the evening of Friday, March 30
or Saturday, March 31, the morning of Sunday, April 1 or at other dates and times is organized, the conference will provide interested
students with contact information for this group. Some visiting students, for example, might like to visit a local restaurant
together, attend a religious event, attend a musical concert, visit the Sedgwick County Zoo, go dancing, etc.)
"Flaunt Magazine has named Warren Theatres in Wichita Kansas as the best in the Nation."
Wichita Movie Theaters
Wichita Dinner Theaters
Wichita Grand Opera
WSU College of Fine Art Calendar
WSU College of Fine Arts
Sedgwick County Zoo
Botanica, The Wichita Gardens
(or March Concerts)
The National Symphony Orchestra
Wichita Arts - Theater
Wichita Coffee Shops
Wichita Religious and Spiritual Resources
Wichita has one airport which is served by most major airlines.
The airport is located on the west side of Wichita, whereas Wichita State University is located on the northeast side.
The distance is about 12 miles. (Make note of this when deciding on a hotel.) Unfortunately, there is no hotel close to campus.
Wichita is also served by Greyhound Bus Lines located in the heart of Wichita.
For those driving, Wichita State University is surrounded by the streets: Oliver, 21st, Hillside, and 17th.
The interstate I35 is nearly a mile to the west of WSU campus with an exit at 21st Street.
Set at the confluence of two rivers, Wichita (the largest city in Kansas with a population of over 350,000) has been an important site in the
south central Kansas area since the days of the Santa Fe Trail. Wichita provides outstanding career opportunities in a variety of fields.
Known as the "Air Capital of the World," Wichita is the home to Beech, Boeing, Cessna, and Learjet.
Many other high tech companies including UNISYS, Vulcan Chemicals, Cargill, Safelite Corporation, IFR, Bank of America, Southwestern Bell,
Electrotech, and Microtech are located in the Wichita area. In addition, Taco Tico, Koch Industries, Rent-A-Center, and Coleman are also
major local employers with their corporate headquarters in Wichita. Pizza Hut started in Wichita.
Art museums and exhibits; an excellent symphony orchestra; Historic Cowtown; Botanica Gardens; the Omnisphere Space Center;
Lake Afton Public Observatory; Exploration Place, amusement and water fun parks; and an outstanding zoo provide entertainment and
culture for persons of all ages.
Official Area Visitors Guide
Greater Wichita Convention And Visitors Bureau
About WICHITA STATE UNIVERSITY
WSU Campus Map