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Thursday, October 17, 2013
Community: WSU Free Hearing Screenings- Mondays in October | # Add to my Outlook calendar
22-day event: 10/7/2013 - 10/28/2013
Location: WSU Metropolitan Complex, Entrance T

Have you been rockin' the ear buds a bit much lately, or do you turn up the volume on your favorite show to hear it better?

Visit Wichita State University's Evelyn Hendren Cassat Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic on free hearing screening days - Mondays in October (7, 14, 21 and 28). Appointments are open to the general public and available from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. and 1 - 4:30 p.m.

Current WSU faculty/staff/students are eligible for a free full hearing evaluation throughout the year and a 10% discount on hearing aids. The clinic also offers affordable hearing evaluation services, hearing aids and more to the general public. Feel free to ask for details.

Call 316-978-3289 to schedule an appointment today. Limited space available.

For more information, call 316-978-3289 or email slh@wichita.edu.
Open to the public.
Sponsored by: WSU Evelyn Hendren Cassat Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic details...

11:00 AM- 5:00 PM | # Add to my Outlook calendar
Exhibition: Nature's Toolbox: Biodiversity, Art and Invention
107-day event: 8/31/2013 - 12/15/2013
Location: Ulrich Museum of Art, McKnight Art Center East

"Nature's Toolbox: Biodiversity, Art and Invention" is an exhibition of the works of more than 40 international artists in a wide range of media. Harnessing technology and inspired by nature's amazing design concepts, the show's innovative, eye-capturing art helps us understand and appreciate the life-or-death interdependence between the 10-20 million species on earth, including humans and the quality of the environment we share.

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

12:00 PM- 1:00 PM | # Add to my Outlook calendar
Information Session: Want to learn more about serving in Haiti?
Location: 265 Rhatigan Student Center

Global Faith in Action, a Registered Student Organization at WSU, is taking 13 WSU students to Haiti for an alternative Spring Break trip. Attend an information session on October, 17, 24 and November 19, 21 to learn how to get involved.

For more information, call 316-708-8980 or email wilcmarie@gmail.com.
Open to WSU Community.
Sponsored by: Global Faith in Action details...

12:30 PM- 1:00 PM | # Add to my Outlook calendar
Leadership To-Go
Location: 007 Rhatigan Student Center

Leadership To-Go is a leadership development program designed for any student looking to grow as a leader. The sessions are designed to fit in with and complement the busy schedule and lifestyle of students. Each session is no longer than 30 minutes, giving students valuable yet concise information which they can use immediately.

Admission is free.
For more information, contact Student Involvement at 316-978-3022 or getinvolved@wichita.edu details...

1:00 PM- 5:00 PM | # Add to my Outlook calendar
Workshop: Federal Tax Workshop
Location: Hughes Metropolitan Complex, Entrance B

Learn more about taxes for a new or start-up business. This rarely offered workshop will be instructed by Ross Hirst, a recently retired IRS Senior Stakeholder Liaison.

Cost: $20

For more information, call 316-978-3193 or email marcia.stevens@wichita.edu.
Open to the public.
Sponsored by: Kansas Small Business Development Center
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3:00 PM- 4:30 PM | # Add to my Outlook calendar
Student Organization Development Program
Location: 266 Rhatigan Student Center

Student organizations and their leaders face a constantly evolving list of challenges to the success and development. This program is a leadership program geared towards developing organizations and their leaders to better prepare them for success.

The program will require organization representatives to attend at least 80% of the seminars and complete a follow up project to be submitted to Student Involvement and presented to their organization.

Seminars will include:
- True Colors
- Organization Finance
- Emotional Intelligence
- Recruitment
- Motivating the Middle
- Branding and Leadership Styles

Admission is free.
For more information please contact Lyston Skerritt, Coordinator of Student Organization and Civic Engagement/Student Involvement or Student Inovlvement at 316-978-3022 or getinvolved@wichita.edu. details...

7:30 PM- 9:00 PM | # Add to my Outlook calendar
Tallgrass Film Festival: GREENGRASS free environtmental films
Location: CAC Theater

The Greengrass program of environmentally themed films returns to the 11th annual Tallgrass Film Festival in partnership with the Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University and its current exhibit "Nature's Toolbox" and Backwoods Wichita.

Films will screen on the evening of Thursday, Oct. 17 and the afternoon of Friday, Oct. 18 at the C.A.C. Theater with a picnic lunch to be served at noon on the patio of the Ulrich to kick off the Friday program.

"More than Honey" features some of the most spectacular footage of bees ever put on film. But this is not just a picturesque nature documentary, it's also an investigation into a mystery. What is killing off the world's bee populations at an alarming rate? This dire situation is devastating to the human species, too; without bees, one-third of the world's food would not exist. To find answers, Academy Award-nominated director Markus Imhoof travels the world, talking to and observing the inner-workings of beekeepers, farmers and scientists.
(SIFF) (Thursday, Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m.)

"Tiny" is a documentary about home and how we find it. The film follows one couple's attempt to build a "tiny house" from scratch and profiles other families who have downsized their lives into homes smaller than the average parking space. Through homes stripped down to their essentials, the film raises questions about good design, the nature of home and the changing American Dream. (Friday, October 18, 1:30 pm, with Director)

"Bringing it Home" tells the story of hemp's past, present and future through interviews with hemp business leaders and entrepreneurs from all over the globe, historical images and media clips, and footage filmed in the U.K, Spain, Washington D.C., California and North Carolina. The documentary aims to magnify dialogue about hemp in order to facilitate America's transition to a more informed, sustainable and healthy future. (Friday, October 18, 3:30 pm, with Director)

For more information, call 316-978-3664, email ulrich@wichita.edu or visit www.tallgrassfilmfest.com.
Open to the public.
Sponsored by: Tallgrass Film Association, Ulrich Museum of Art, Backwoods Wichita details...

7:30 PM- 10:00 PM | # Add to my Outlook calendar
Opera and Musical Theatre Series presents Susannah
3-day event: 10/17/2013 - 10/19/2013
Location: Duerksen Fine Arts Center, Miller Concert Hall

Based on the biblical tale of Susanna and the Elders, Floyd sets his American opera in the Appalachian Mountains, using musical idioms ranging from simple folk tunes to soaring Puccini-like melodies.

Susanna is a young girl living in an isolated area with her brother, Sam. When Olin Blitch, a charismatic preacher arrives in town, the local church elders set out to find a place to baptize the congregation. Unseen by her, they spy Susanna bathing naked in the creek. The men report her to the community, who denounce her as a slut. Preacher Blitch pays a call on her, and harshly demands that she repent. Susanna refuses, saying she has done no wrong. Blitch seduces her and is horrified to find that she is innocent. When her brother finds out what has happened, he shoots Blitch dead. Olin Blitch is one of Samuel Ramey's signature roles.

This production coincides with Mr. Ramey's 2013-14 residency. He will co-direct this production with Marie King and also portray Blitch in alternate performances.

Tickets for this event are $16 with discounts available and go on sale Sept. 26. For more information, call the WSU Fine Arts Box Office at 316-978-3233.
Purchase your tickets now at http://www.wichita.edu/j/?2402

Open to the public.
Sponsored by: The WSU School of Performing Arts details...

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