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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
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12:30 AM- 4:30 AM | # Add to my Outlook calendar
Astronomy: Total Lunar Eclipse
Location: Lake Afton Observatory

Observe the total lunar eclipse from the Observatory. Although the eclipse can be seen with your unaided eye or binoculars, the Observatory's 6 inch and 16 inch telescopes will allow you to see much more detail. The moon will enter the inner part of Earth's shadow at 12:59 a.m. Totality will occur from 2:08 to 3:23 and the partial phase will end at 4:32. The sun rises at 6:54 a.m. and the moon will set at 7:03 a.m.

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 6-12. Children under 6 are admitted free. Special family rate is $15.00 for two parents and their immediate minor children or grandchildren.

For more information, call 316-978-3991 or email robert.henry@wichita.edu.
Open to the public.
Sponsored by Fairmount Center for Science and Mathematics Education. details...

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12:30 PM- 2:00 PM | # Add to my Outlook calendar
Demonstration: IEEE Tips and Tricks for Searching and Authorship
Location: Wallace Hall, Room 123

Jalyn Kelly of Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) will provide tips on publishing papers in IEEE periodicals and conference proceedings and on searching IEEE Xplore, the premier database for research in electrical engineering, computer science and related disciplines. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call 316-978-5210 or email jj.pionke@wichita.edu.
Open to WSU Community.
Sponsored by University Libraries and College of Engineering. details...

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12:30 PM- 1:45 PM | # Add to my Outlook calendar
Transgender Training: Gender Diversity - Understanding Transgender
Location: Hubbard Hall room 209

This training will cover de-mystifying the transitioning process, challenges posed here at WSU, myths, misconceptions, and language. The goal is to clarify the understanding of issues related to gender minority/transgender people.

Open to the WSU community.
Sponsored by the Office of Human Resources and the Office of Multicultural Affairs.
For more information contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at 316-978-3034 or visit wichita.edu/oma details...

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1:00 PM- 3:00 PM | # Add to my Outlook calendar
Workshop: Developing a Capabilities Statement
Location: Hughes Metropolitan Complex, Entrance B
Cost: Free

Scott Knapp with the Kansas Procurement Technical Assistance Center will show how to conduct research to know what a business can do to provide solutions for government agencies when trying to sell your services or products. He will also show how to develop the target capabilities statements and items on a website. Capabilities statements are also valuable in marketing to commercial clients.

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

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2:15 PM- 3:15 PM | # Add to my Outlook calendar
Tom Devlin: Master Entrepreneur Forum Series
Location: Devlin Hall, room 107 (forum) and Devlin Hall lobby (reception)
Cost: Free

Tom Devlin has built Devlin Enterprises into a broad-based company with interests in retail, service, manufacturing, transportation, fast food, and commercial real estate.

Devlin is the founder of Rent-A-Center and Flint Hills National Golf Club, and is an investor in many businesses held both privately and publicly.

In 1987, Devlin made possible the construction of Devlin Hall, a building on Wichita State's campus, to house the Center for Entrepreneurship. This made WSU one of the first universities in the world to dedicate a building exclusively to entrepreneurship education.

The forum featuring Tom Devlin will be followed by a free reception to celebrate the 25 anniversary of Devlin Hall.

Open to the public.
Sponsored by Meritrust Credit Union and the Center for Entrepreneurship. details...

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Shocker Baseball vs. Oral Roberts
Location: Eck Stadium

Current Wichita State students can pick up free tickets with a valid Shocker ID card at Eck

Stadium ticket office. The ticket office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

and an hour and a half prior to games.

Field Box: $12
Concourse Box: $10
Chairback: $8
Outfield: $10
Grandstand - Adult: $8
Grandstand - Discount*: $6
Outfield (Pavilion): $5

*Discount applies to children 2-12 and adults over the age of 65

Group discounts are available.

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. details...

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7:30 PM- 9:00 PM | # Add to my Outlook calendar
Faculty Artist Series presents Lieurance Woodwind Quintet
Location: Wiedemann Recital Hall

Doors open a half hour before show time. Wiedemann Box Office window opens an hour before show time. Please plan to arrive early to avoid lines.

The WSU College of Fine Arts will provide a parking lot shuttle service for patrons with mobility difficulties for this event. The pick-up point is in the northwest corner of the faculty parking lot directly west of Duerksen Fine Arts Center. The service will run 45 minutes before the performance to 30 minutes after the end of the event. Rides are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tickets for this event are $7. Discounts are available. For more information, call the WSU Fine Arts Box Office at 316-978-3233, Monday through Friday, noon-5 p.m. Tickets are also available online at http://www.wichita.edu/j/?2668

- Prof. Scott Oakes, Bassoon
- Dr. Frances Shelley, Flute
- Dr. Sarunas Jankauskas, Clarinet
- Erika Binsley, Horn
- Prof. Andrea Banke, Oboe

The Lieurance Woodwind Quintet has firmly established its reputation in the Midwest as a premiere chamber ensemble. More than a regional quintet, the group maintains an active teaching and perfoming schedule, including concerts, radio broadcasts, seminars, and workshops at home and abroad.

The Lieurance Woodwind Quintet takes its name from Thurlow Lieurance, a Kansas composer and noted historian of Native American music, who served as the first dean of the College of Fine Arts at Wichita State University. The members of the quintet serve as faculty artists at WSU and also as principal players in the Wichita Symphony Orchestra. The ensemble has been received enthusiastically concertizing at major musical venues, including the Library of Congress and Carnegie Recital Halls in New York City. The Lieurance Woodwind Quintet is a 1989 recipient of the Kansas Governor's Arts Award.

Open to the public.
Sponsored by the WSU School of Music details...

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