Wichita State University - Event List

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TicketsSunday, September 14, 2014
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Faculty Artist: Mark Foley, Bass
Location: Wiedemann Recital Hall

A mainstay of the Wichita jazz scene, Mark Foley is a first-call bassist for club dates and sessions with local and national players; recent jazz collaborations include performances with Jerry Hahn and Matt Wilson, as well as with the jazz faculty of Wichita State University. Foley is also an avid bluegrass player, taking part in jam sessions and concerts at the Walnut Valley Music Festival in Winfield every year. Mark is the founder and musical director of the Knob Festival of New Music, an annual series of concerts presenting performances of wildly diverse new works by local, national and international artists. For more information on Mark Foley, go to http://www.wichita.edu/j/?3217. Doors open a half hour before show time. Wiedemann Box Office opens one hour prior to show time in the Wiedemann Lobby. Please plan to arrive early to avoid lines.

Cost: Tickets for this event are $7 with discounts available. Buy your tickets now! http://www.wichita.edu/j/?3218
For more information, contact the Fine Arts Box Office at (316) 978-3233 Monday-Friday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., or email fastickets@wichita.edu.
Open to the public.
Sponsored by: The WSU School of Music

This Week

Monday, September 15, 2014
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Rhatigan Student Center Ribbon Cutting
Location: Rhatigan Student Center East Patio

The Rhatigan Student Center Grand Opening will kick off with a ribbon cutting ceremony and a few remarks. Reception immediately following in the Groover Lounge.

This Week

Monday, September 15, 2014
10:30 AM
RSC Grand Opening Reception
Location: Rhatigan Student Center, Groover Lounge

Celebrate the Rhatigan Student Center's grand opening at this reception. Open to the public.

This Week

Monday, September 15, 2014
11:00 AM
Rhatigan Student Center Guided Tours
Location: Rhatigan Student Center, Information Desk, First Floor

Tours of the RSC will immediately follow the ribbon-cutting ceremony, and will last approximately 30 minutes. Check in at the RSC Information Desk, located across from Pizza Hut and Fast Break on the first floor.

This Week

Monday, September 15, 2014
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
RSC Live Music
Michael Engdahl Jazz Trio
Location: Rhatigan Student Center, Fastbreak Lounge, First Floor

Emily Strom Trio
Location: Rhatigan Student Center, North Patio

This Week

Monday, September 15, 2014
11:30 AM
RSC Open House Student Celebration
Location: Rhatigan Student Center, North Patio

The open house celebration will feature live music by the Emily Strom Trio and a rock-climbing wall. Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be served.

This Week

Monday, September 15, 2014
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Shocktoberfest Information Meeting
Location: RSC 266

This will be the first informational meeting about Shocktoberfest 2014 including information about its theme and events.

For more information, call Student Involvement at (316) 978-3022.

This Week

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Court of Appeals Session: Kansas Court or Appeals U.S. Constitution Day Observance
Location: CAC Theater

The Kansas Court of Appeals will be on campus in recognition of Constitution Day, and will be holding judicial hearings on six criminal cases presented for appeal. Check back for information on case summaries.

For more information, call 316-978-6659 or email cheryl.miller@wichita.edu.
Open to the public.
Sponsored by Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

This Week

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Blackboard Collaborate Training
Location: Media Resources Center Room 171C
Cost: Free to WSU employees

Blackboard Collaborate is an online collaboration platform providing web conferencing, mobile collaboration, instant messaging, and voice authoring. In this training, instructors will learn how to use the Collaborate tools effectively for class sessions, office hours, meetings, and project collaboration.

This training is cost-free for WSU employees, but registration is recommended. Register here: http://www.wichita.edu/j/?3062


For more information, contact the Media Resources Center at 316-978-3575.
Open to WSU employees.
Sponsored by the Media Resources Center.

This Week

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
International Food Festival: Interfest
Location: Rhatigan Student Center North Patio
Cost: Tickets are required to buy food; 1 ticket = $1; food items range from 1-4 tickets

Come experience home-cooked food from many cultures all over the world with more than 15 countries represented! Interfest allows for WSU students, faculty and staff to eat delicious cuisine, listen to music and enjoy performances by some of WSU's cultural student organizations. Students will be preparing food from their home countries. Interfest is a great way to learn about the various cultures that are represented on the WSU campus.

For more information, contact Student Activities Council at (316) 978-3022.
Co-sponsored by the International Student Union and Student Activities Council.

This Week

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
RSC Live Music
Location: Rhatigan Student Center Fastbreak Lounge, First Floor

Kendall Wohaska Trio

This Week

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Workshop: Meeting the 3Ms: Learning the Basics of Marketing, Management and Money
Location: Hughes Metropolitan Complex, Entrance B

If you want to start a new business, the three Ms are critical. This workshop offers essential information about marketing, management and money that will help you assess the feasibility of your business idea and to start writing your business plan.

For more information, call (316) 978-3193 or email marcia.stevens@wichita.edu.
Open to the public.
Sponsored by Kansas Small Business Development Center.

This Week

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Senior Wednesday -- Conscious Clay Art Making: Ceramic Bowls Pt. 1
Location: 110 Henrion Hall

10:00 a.m. Refreshments
10:30 Program Begins

One in six Americans struggles with food insecurity every day. Come learn how to create a bowl out of clay and help build hunger awareness. WSU Ceramic Instructor Brenda Lichman and the WSU Ceramics Guild lead a two-part Senior Wednesday workshop in creating ceramic bowls building the bowls in September and glazing them in October, which will be donated to the Empty Bowls Chili Cook-off fundraiser for the Kansas Food Bank on Saturday, Oct. 18.

For more information, call (316) 978-3664 or email ulrich@wichita.edu.
Open to the public.
Sponsored by Ulrich Museum of Art and WSU School of Art, Design, and Creative Industries

This Week

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
RSC Live Music
Location: Rhatigan Student Center Fastbreak Lounge, First Floor

TBD

This Week

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Rootbeer Floats with SAC
Location: RSC North Patio
Cost: Free

Join Student Activities Council as we celebrate the RSC Grand Opening Week with Root Beer Floats on the RSC North Patio! Students will be able to join the celebration and have a root beer float in a mug they get to keep.

For more information, call Student Involvement at (316) 978-3022.

This Week

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
7:15 PM - 10:00 PM
Movie Presentation: Cinema Alfresco, "Best in Show"
Location: Duerksen Amphitheater
Activities start at 7:15 p.m. and movie starts at dusk.

The WSU President's Office is teaming up with Tallgrass Film Association for the Tallgrass Film Festival to bring you a projection presentation of the cult classic "Best in Show." Bring your dog for a dress-up competition. Prizes will go to the "best in show."

Also, bring lawn chairs, blankets and your favorite snacks to enjoy the movie alfresco!

For more information, call (316) 978-3001 or email presofficestudent1@wichita.edu.
Open to WSU Community.
Sponsored by Offices of the President and Tallgrass Film Association

This Week

Thursday, September 18, 2014
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Noncredit Class: Beginning Microsoft Word 2013
Location: WSU West Campus

This class will introduce you to word processing using Microsoft Word 2013. You will learn to edit text, set page alignments and use tools such as spell check and thesaurus, as well as how to save, retrieve and copy your text. Students should have a basic understanding of computer and mouse operations.

Class length: two weeks, Thursdays, Sept. 18 and 25

Cost: $124 per person, includes text
For more information, contact the Office of Continuing Education at linda.ambler@wichtia.edu or call (316) 978-3731.
Open to the public.
Sponsored by the Office of Continuing Education

This Week

Thursday, September 18, 2014
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Online Faculty Fellows Workshop: You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth!
Location: Media Resources Center, Room 171

Each semester the Online Faculty Fellows will provide a series of professional development workshops for their peers here at Wichita State University.
This workshop covers how to teach college students about plagiarism.

Register here:
http://webs.wichita.edu/?u=mrcweb2&p=/register_for_olff

Open to all WSU faculty and staff.

This Week

Thursday, September 18, 2014
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Hispanic Heritage Month Fiesta
Location: RSC North Patio

Come celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Learn the history, feel the music with salsa dancing and zumba and much more. Be sure to enter your best guacamole recipe for the Quacoff.

For more information contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at 978-3034.
Open to the public.
Co-sponsored by the Hispanic American Leadership Organization (HALO) and Sigma Lambda Beta

This Week

Thursday, September 18, 2014
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
RSC Live Music
Location: Rhatigan Student Center Fastbreak Lounge, First Floor

Tom Page Duo

This Week

Thursday, September 18, 2014
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Leadership-To-Go: True Colors Personality Test
Location: RSC 216

Leadership To-Go is a program designed for any student looking to grow as a leader. Each session is no longer than 30 minutes, giving students valuable yet concise information which they can use immediately.

For more information, visit http://www.wichita.edu/j/?3245.

This Week

Thursday, September 18, 2014
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Donald L. Beggs Hall Dedication
Location: Donald L. Beggs Hall Lobby

Please join us for the dedication of Beggs Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 316-978-3142 or email carmen.hytche@wichita.edu.
Open to WSU Community.
Sponsored by the Office of Strategic Communications.

This Week

Thursday, September 18, 2014
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Writing Now, Reading Now: Cary Holladay
Location: Ulrich Museum of Art

5:30 p.m. Reception
6 p.m. Fiction Reading
Cary Holladay will be visiting campus Sept. 15-Oct. 10.

For more information, call (316) 978-3664 or email ulrich@wichita.edu.
Open to the public.
Sponsored by Ulrich Museum of Art and WSU English Department

This Week

TicketsThursday, September 18, 2014
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
WSU Symphony Orchestra Concert
Location: Miller Concert Hall, located inside Duerksen Fine Arts Center

Doors open a half hour before show time. Box Office opens one hour prior to show time in the Duerksen Fine Arts Center Lobby. Please plan to arrive early to avoid lines.

Eighty members strong, the Wichita State University Symphony Orchestra is an auditioned ensemble comprised of undergraduate and graduate students. The orchestra performed in Carnegie Hall in May 2011 and presents a minimum of three major concerts each semester, together with opera productions, oratorios, and an annual concerto-aria competition.

Tickets for this event are $7. Discounts are available. Tickets are available online at http://www.wichita.edu/j/?3026

For more information, call the Fine Arts Box Office at 316-978-3233, or email fastickets@wichita.edu.
Open to the public.
Sponsored by the WSU School of Music

This Week

Friday, September 19, 2014
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Workshop: Developing Research Questions
Location: Ablah Library Room 217

A good research question prevents wasted time. Learn to create a clear, focused, concise, complex and arguable question around which you center your research.

For more information, call (316) 978-5084 or email angela.paul@wichita.edu.
Open to WSU Community.
Sponsored by University Libraries

This Week

Friday, September 19, 2014
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
RSC Live Music
Location: Rhatigan Student Center Fastbreak Lounge, First Floor

Emily Strom

This Week

Friday, September 19, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Volleyball: Wichita State vs. Illinois State
Location: Charles Koch Arena

Wichita State opens Missouri Valley Conference play with Illinois State in the first home volleyball match of the season.

Current Wichita State students can pick up free tickets with a valid Shocker ID card at the University Bookstore, Heskett Center or at the ticket office in Charles Koch Arena.

General admission adult: $8
Faculty/staff discount (limit two): $6
General admission group (10 or more): $5

For more information and for tickets, call the Wichita State Athletics Ticket Office at 316-978-FANS(3267), find them in the southwest corner of Charles Koch Arena or visit www.goshockers.com.

Open to the public.
Sponsored by WSU Athletics

This Week

Friday, September 19, 2014
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Astronomy: Lake Afton Public Observatory Presents: Native American Story Telling
Location: Lake Afton Observatory

On Friday, September 19, join us at the Lake Afton Public Observatory for a very special evening of Native American storytelling to be held outside around a campfire. The North American plains tribes had constellations, stars and legends unique to their culture just as the Greeks and Romans did. Hear some of the many wonderful sacred star stories Native American tribes told and learn how the night skies influenced tribal life.

Seating is not provided so you will want to bring a folding chair or blanket to sit on and a good bug repellant. There is no charge for the Native American Storytelling program, however if you would also like to take in the Observatory's regularly scheduled program, and see their many exhibits, regular admission charges will apply.

If skies are cloudy and it looks like it might rain, please check the Observatory's program information line to see if the Storytelling program has been postponed. To do that, call (316) 978-7827 and select option 1, Program Cancellations.

For more information, call (316) 978-3991 or email robert.henry@wichita.edu.
Open to WSU Community.
Sponsored by Fairmount Center for Science & Mathematics Education

This Week

Friday, September 19, 2014
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Astronomy: Famous Astronomers
Location: Lake Afton Observatory

Earth turns on its axis; stars fuse hydrogen into helium; our galaxy is one of billions in a vast expanding universe. Today we know these things, but who were the men and women who figured them out? Find out while we look at a multiple star system, a cluster of stars, a planetary nebula and a distant galaxy. Famous Astronomers will be presented Sept. 19-20.

For more information, contact the Lake Afton Observatory at robert.henry@wichita.edu or call (316) 978-3991.
Open to WSU Community.
Sponsored by Fairmount Center for Science & Mathematics Education

This Week

Friday, September 19, 2014
8:00 PM
Mentalist: Sean Bott
Location: CAC Theater

Watch as mentalist Sean Bott wows you with mind reading, telepathy and predictions of the future. Sean has appeared on the Sci-Fi Channel, the WB and on-air with Radio Disney performing his unique blend of hilarious characters and psychic entertainment.

Cost: Free to students with WSU ID, $2 for faculty/staff, $3 for general public
For more information, contact SAC@wichita.edu or call (316) 978-3022.
Open to the public.
Sponsored by Student Activities Council

This Week

Friday, September 19, 2014
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event: Equinox Light Party
Location: McKnight Outdoor Plaza (between McKnight West and the Ulrich)

Visionary artist Bruce Conner, known for his experimental light shows for bands like Big Brother and the Holding Company and the Grateful Dead, inspires our first Equinox Light Party just for WSU students. McKnight Outdoor Plaza will fill with art, music, science and light in an exploration of Conner's work. Come dressed for our illuminated costume contest, bring your best dance moves and participate in the hands-on Art Lab. Reservations requested but not required.

For more information, call (316) 978-3664 or email ulrich@wichita.edu.
Open to WSU Community.
Sponsored by Ulrich Museum of Art and WSU School of Art, Design, and Creative Industries

This Week

Saturday, September 20, 2014
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Certification: Turbo Kick Certification
Location: Heskett Center
Cost: $189.00

Get hooked on the Turbo high. With cardio kickboing and body-sculpting dance moves choreogrpahed to the hottest music mixes, you'll get lean and toned and have a blast doing it. It's high intensity, fast-paced and totally addicting.

Visit: wichita.edu/shockerfit for more information on certification hostings and to sign-up
For more information, call (316) 978-5287 or email cr.fitness@wichita.edu.
Open to WSU Community.
Sponsored by Campus Recreation

This Week

Saturday, September 20, 2014
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Zach Mesch 5K Run/Walk
Location: Wichita State University Campus

Join fellow Shockers as we honor one of our own, former WuShock Zach Mesch, who passed away from acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2010. Proceeds from the event benefit Zach's Wishes for Miracles, a non-profit foundation created to celebrate Zach's memory while continuing his legacy of helping children with cancer enjoy life. To find out more about Zach, his foundation, and how to participate in the Zach Mesch 5K, visit http://zw4m.org/.

Through Sept. 12, entries cost $18. After Sept. 12, entries will cost $25.

For more information, call 316-978-6697 or email trish.gandu@wichita.edu.
Open to the public.
Sponsored by Student Engagement

This Week

Saturday, September 20, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Volleyball: Wichita State vs. Indiana State
Location: Charles Koch Arena

Wichita State faces Missouri Valley Conference foe Indiana State

Current Wichita State students can pick up free tickets with a valid Shocker ID card at the University Bookstore, Heskett Center or at the ticket office in Charles Koch Arena.

General admission adult: $8
Faculty/staff discount (limit two): $6
General admission group (10 or more): $5

For more information and for tickets, call the Wichita State Athletics Ticket Office at 316-978-FANS(3267), find them in the southwest corner of Charles Koch Arena or visit www.goshockers.com.

Open to the public.
Sponsored by WSU Athletics

This Week

Saturday, September 20, 2014
10:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Astronomy: Photography - Beti Cygni
Location: Lake Afton Observatory. Lake Afton can be reached by any of the following routes: west from Wichita on U.S. 54 to the Lake Afton sign at Viola Road three miles past Goddard, then three miles south and one mile east; or southwest on K-42, 7 miles to Schulte and nine miles west on MacArthur.

The Observatory features a photography program each month where anyone with a 35mm single-lens reflex camera can take celestial photographs using the Observatory's telescope as a giant telephoto lens. This program will focus on one of the night sky's finest contrasting double stars, Beti Cygni. Please note that for these astrophotography programs your SLR camera must have a manual override and you should be familiar with using its manual settings such as changing ISO settings and exposure times. For photographing bright planetary objects like Mars and Saturn, you will need an ISO setting of 400 or 800 and a cable release is recommended. For deep sky objects like the M13, an ISO setting of 800 or faster will be needed and a cable release is necessary. If you don't have a 35mm SLR camera, just bring a USB flash drive with you to the Observatory. The Observatory staff will help you use the Observatory's digital SLR camera to take your pictures. Your pictures will then be transferred to your flash drive for you to take home, process and print.

For more information, call (316) 978-3991 or email robert.henry@wichita.edu.
Open to WSU Community.
Sponsored by Fairmount Center for Science & Mathematics Education

This Week

TicketsSunday, September 21, 2014
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Faculty Artist Series presents Deborah Baxter, Mezzo-Soprano
Location: Wiedemann Recital Hall
Cost: Tickets for this event are $7 with discounts available. For more information, call the Fine Arts Box Office at (316) 978-3233, or email fastickets@wichita.edu. Buy your tickets now: http://www.wichita.edu/j/?3027.

Doors open a half hour before show time. Wiedemann box Office opens one hour prior to show time in the Wiedemann Lobby. Please plan to arrive early to avoid lines.

Dr. Deborah Baxter is a mezzo soprano who enjoys a varied career as performer, stage director and master teacher. Her regional opera credits include thirty operatic roles, including Dorabella, Cenerentola and Oktavian; she has performed with eight orchestras; and has presented more than 40 solo recitals. She has directed productions throughout the Midwest and has served as President of Opera Kansas. Dr. Baxter has presented master classes in eight states, served as a master teacher for the prestigious NATS Intern Program and is on faculty of the Canta in Italia summer voice and opera program in Lucca, Italy. Former students may be found performing nationally and internationally in major opera houses, touring productions and on Broadway.

For more information on Deborah Baxter, go to http://www.wichita.edu/j/?3173

Open to the public.
Sponsored by: The WSU School of Music

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