Wichita State University - Event List

Today

Saturday, August 30, 2014Hurricane Cross Country Festival
Location: Tulsa, Okla.

This is the opening meet of the 2014 season for the Wichita State cross country team.

For more information, call 316-978-5461 or email ppayton@goshockers.com.
Open to the public.
Sponsored by Wichita State Cross Country

Today

Saturday, August 30, 2014Worlds of Fun
Location: Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun
Cost: Discounted tickets are $20 for WSU students (limit one) and $30 for the general public.

SAC is taking a bus of 40 people to Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun on Saturday, Aug. 30.

Find more information, including Registration, visit http://webs.wichita.edu/?u=activities&p=/FamilyCommittee/Road_Trip_Registration/

For more information, contact Student Involvement in RSC 216, 978-3022 or getinvolved@wichita.edu
Sponsored by Student Activities Council

Today

Saturday, August 30, 2014
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Worlds of Fun Registration
Location: Koch Arena Parking Lot

SAC is taking a bus of 40 people to Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun on Saturday, August 30.
Discounted tickets are $20 for WSU students (limit 1) and $30 for faculty and the general public.
Find more information, including Registration, at http://www.wichita.edu/j/?3100.

For more information, contact Student Involvement in RSC 216, 316-978-3022, or getinvolved@wichita.edu
Open to WSU students, faculty and the general public.

Today

Saturday, August 30, 2014
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2-day event: 08/29/2014 - 08/30/2014
Astronomy: Famous Astronomers
Location: The observatory is located about 20 miles southwest of downtown Wichita on MacArthur Road at 247th Street West in Lake Afton County Park. It is immediately north of the lake, just off MacArthur Road. 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, seven miles to Schulte and nine miles west on MacArthur Road.

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 Saturn (through Sept. 13) a multiple star system, a cluster of stars, a planetary nebula and a distant galaxy. "Famous Astronomers will be presented Aug. 29-30, Sep. 12-13, 19-20 and 26-27.

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

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Advisor Training: Returning RSO Advisor
Location: RSC 256

Student Involvement will be offering several options for advisor training for staff and faculty who advise our student organizations. These sessions will provide advisors with updates on the policies and procedures that govern student organizations.

Advisors are encouraged to attend one session per year. Sessions will be one-hour interactive meetings and will present information needed for the operation of groups as well as serve as information collection to address the needs of organization.

To RSVP please visit http://www.wichita.edu/RSOAdvisor_Training

For more information visit www.wichita.edu/involvement or email getinvolved@wichita.edu or call (316) 978-3022

This Week

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
2:00 PM - 3:00 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 2, 2014
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Workshop: Introduction to Prezi
Location: 217 Ablah Library

Learn the basics and best practices of Prezi, a cloud-based presentation software. Part of the Digital Literacy Workshop Series.

For more information, call (316) 978-5077 or email melissa.mallon@wichita.edu.
Open to WSU Community.
Sponsored by University Libraries

This Week

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Open House: OneStop Grand Opening
Location: Jabara Hall Room 122

Join in celebrating the grand opening of the OneStop, Wichita State's new go-to resource for fast, accurate answers and student-focused support, at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, for the ribbon cutting ceremony and open house. Refreshments will be provided, and this event is open to the public.

For more information, call (316) 978-7455 or email jennifer.cogan@wichita.edu.
Open to the public.
Sponsored by OneStop Student Services

This Week

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Racecars at the Rhatigan
Location: RSC North Patio

Come unwind from class by racing remote control cars around an 30x20 track! Challenge your friends and feel like you are in a miniature version of a NASCAR race!

For more information, call Student Involvement at (316) 978-3022.
Open to the WSU Community.

This Week

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Brown Bag Discussion: My Culture is Not a Trend!
Location: Rhatigan Student Center 266

Is it acceptable to "borrow" pieces of other cultures and represent it as your own? How do you feel about supporting a team with an Indian mascot? Is Katy Perry the biggest cultural appropriator of this generation?

The Brown Bag Diversity Discussions are held the first Wednesday of every month. Bring your lunch and an appetite for discussion. Brown Bags allow the WSU community an opportunity to engage in dialogue about specific issues regarding multiculturalism and diversity.

For more information call (316) 978-3034.
Open to WSU students and employees.
Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion

This Week

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Workshop: Quick Start Business Planning
Location: WSU Hughes Metropolitan Complex, Entrance B
Cost: Free

Using a simple narrative template and a simple cash flow template, students will learn how to develop the key elements of a business plan. Students will be able to use the business plan they develop with these templates as a basis for their final 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 3, 2014
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Information Session: Alpha Phi Omega National Coed Service Fraternity
Location: Warner Room, Rhatigan Student Center

A new community service organization is forming on the WSU campus and you are invited to Dream the Possibilities.

Alpha Phi Omega National Coed Service Fraternity seeks students who are interested in leading the efforts to form a chapter on the Wichita State University campus. Alpha Phi Omega is the largest campus-based service organization in the nation with more than 28,000 students on 370 campuses participating in its unique program, blending leadership, friendship and service. The organization's mission is "preparing campus and community leaders through service.

In the state of Kansas, the Fraternity has active chapters on the Kansas State and Pittsburg State campuses.

Students involved in Alpha Phi Omega direct their campus service and leadership programs to meet the interests of its members and the needs of their community. Alpha Phi Omega is open to all students at WSU and is dedicated to upholding the dignity of its members.

If you are a student interested in creating a legacy on the WSU campus, as well as paying forward and helping the Wichita community, you are encouraged to attend one of the two interest sessions. The sessions are:

Wednesday, Sept. 3 at 4 p.m. Rhatigan Student Center, Warner Room

Thursday, Sept. 4 at 3:30 p.m. Rhatigan Student Center, Warner Room

Learn more about the Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity by visiting www.apo.org

For more information, contact Dr. Fred C. Heismeyer at Fred@leadingandteaming.com or call (479) 841-1525.
Open to WSU Community.
Sponsored by Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity

This Week

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Noncredit Class: Learn the Basics of Writing Popular Fiction
Location: Hughes Metropolitan Complex

If you have a desire to write popular fiction, this class is for you. The instructor currently has 17 published novels, written under the pseudonym of Shawna Delacorte. The class includes such topics as plot development, creating characters, dialogue and narrative, conflict, point of view, research and a brief discussion of computer word processing and manuscript format. The class will conclude with a short session on publishing. Prerequisites for this class are an understanding of proper grammar and a serious desire to write fiction.

Class length: 8 weeks, Wednesdays, September 3 - October 22

Fee: $97 per person

For more information, call (316) 978-3731 or email linda.ambler@wichtia.edu.
Open to the public.
Sponsored by Office of Continuing Education

This Week

Thursday, September 4, 2014
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Noncredit Class: Computer Basics
Location: Hughes Metropolitan Complex

This class will introduce you, the FIRST-TIME user, to computers using Windows 7. We will cover the following: basic computer operations, terminology, use of the mouse, word processing and a brief introduction to the Internet.

Class length: 2 weeks, Thursdays, September 4 & 11

Fee: $124 per person, includes text

For more information, call (316) 978-3731 or email linda.ambler@wichtia.edu.
Open to the public.
Sponsored by Office of Continuing Education

This Week

Thursday, September 4, 2014
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thirsty Thursday: Hispanic Heritage Month
Location: Rhatigan Student Center 208

Enjoy refreshments and snacks in your home away from home. Join us as we discuss and learn about Hispanic heritage history month.

For more information call (316) 978-3034.
Open to WSU students and employees.
Sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

This Week

Thursday, September 4, 2014
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Quality Matters Training
Location: Media Resources Center Room 171C
Cost: Free to WSU employees

Quality Matters is an internationally accepted nationally recognized set of standards for quality online course design. This one-hour session will provide an introduction to the standards, discussion their value for both online and face-to-face instruction.

This training is cost-free for WSU employees, but registration is recommended. Register here: http://www.wichita.edu/j/?3060


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

This Week

Thursday, September 4, 2014
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Service in the City: Kansas Food Bank
Location: Kansas Food Bank, 1919 E Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67211

Join us at the Kansas Food Bank to help package food for people in the Wichita community! Help make a difference while having fun!

Please register at http://www.wichita.edu/CSBvolunteer.

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

This Week

Thursday, September 4, 2014
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Workshop: Finding Data Online
Location: 125 Ablah Library
Cost: Free

Learn how to quickly locate data and statistical sources using free available resources and library tools. We will also cover strategies for managing your data. This is part of the Digital Literacy Workshop Series.

For more information, call (316) 978-5077 or email melissa.mallon@wichita.edu.
Open to WSU Community and public.
Sponsored by University Libraries

This Week

Friday, September 5, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Workshop: Identifying Appropriate Sources
Location: Ablah Library Room 217

Become familiar with SmartSearch and other library search tools used to find articles and books. Learn to quickly identify which articles and books are best for background information and for more complex research questions.
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 5, 2014
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Exhibition Opening: Bruce Conner - Somebody Else's Prints
Location: Ulrich Museum of Art
Cost: Free group tours. 100 percent bus reimbursement for school tours.

Bruce Conner: Somebody Else's Prints
On view through December 14, 2014

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

This Week

Friday, September 5, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Reception: Bruce Conner: Somebody Else's Prints
Location: Ulrich Museum of Art
Cost: Free for WSU Students and Ulrich Members; $10 General Public

Bongo beats, poetry, berets and notes of jazz are just a hint of what you might find at our biggest party of the year. Join us in celebrating the works of artist and Kansas native Bruce Conner and Ulrich Underground installation artist Lisa Solomon, as well as a permanent collection exhibition examining our opening year, 1974. Try your hand at the artist-inspired Art Lab, and enjoy hors d'oeuvres and complimentary beverages inspired by the Beat Generation.

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

This Week

Friday, September 5, 2014
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2-day event: 09/05/2014 - 09/06/2014
Astronomy: Apollo to the Moon - Grandparent's Day weekend
Location: Lake Afton Observatory

Commemorate the 45th anniversary of the first moon landing by observing some of the six Apollo landing areas through the Observatory's big telescope. Then look at the future as we observe Saturn and speculate what a trip to the outer reaches of our solar system might be like.

Bring Grandma or Grandpa to the Observatory for the program: Apollo to the Moon. Grandma or Grandpa receives free admission when accompanied by a paying child. (Limit one free admission per paying child.)

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 5, 2014
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Paint The Towne
Location: Shocker Hall Multipurpose Room

Join us in Shocker Hall to learn how to create a WSU-themed painting. Only 30 spots are available; first come, first-served.

Free to attend. For more information, contact Student Involvement at (316) 978-3022.
Open to WSU students.

This Week

Saturday, September 6, 2014
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2-day event: 09/05/2014 - 09/06/2014
Astronomy: Apollo to the Moon - Grandparent's Day weekend
Location: Lake Afton Observatory

Commemorate the 45th anniversary of the first moon landing by observing some of the six Apollo landing areas through the Observatory's big telescope. Then look at the future as we observe Saturn and speculate what a trip to the outer reaches of our solar system might be like.

Bring Grandma or Grandpa to the Observatory for the program: Apollo to the Moon. Grandma or Grandpa receives free admission when accompanied by a paying child. (Limit one free admission per paying child.)

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

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