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Friday, October 19, 2012
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WSU Admissions: Senior Day
Location: Campus Activities Center (CAC) Theatre

Senior Day is the ideal time for high school seniors to break out of their normal routine and visit the WSU campus to learn about WSU's academic and social resources. Students will tour the academic colleges, learn about WSU's unique features and mingle with current students and other members of the class of 2013. Each senior will also receive a WSU Senior Day T-shirt.

Cost: $10
For more information, call (316) 978-3635 or email elisha.swope@wichita.edu.
Open to WSU Community.
Sponsored by Office of Undergraduate Admissions
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7:30 PM- 10:00 PM | # Add to my Outlook calendar
Astronomy: Universe of the 1920s - Moon & Planets Program
2-day event: 10/19/2012 - 10/20/2012
In the 1920s, our universe was perceived very differently than it is today. Visit the Lake Afton Public Observatory this fall for their "Universe of the 1920s" programs. You will get to observe various astronomical objects through their big telescope and learn what astronomers thought they knew about these objects in the 1920s and what we have learned since that has altered our perception of the universe we live in.

During the Universe of the 1920s -- Moon & Planets programs, Observatory visitors will view the Moon’s craters and maré, Uranus, a multiple star system, and beginning in November, Jupiter through the big 16-inch telescope.

In addition to the observing programs, the Observatory also has many exhibits for you to explore. You will be amazed at the economic rewards that have come directly from the space program. You can learn more about what astronomers thought they knew about the universe in the 1920s and compare that with what we know today. Or maybe you would like to find out what we know about Jupiter now. Other Observatory exhibits give you an opportunity to: discover the properties of light; touch rocks that came from space; and use a computer to go on a scavenger hunt through the solar system, or land a spacecraft on the Moon. You can also go outside to learn how to use a small telescope or binoculars to explore the night sky on your own.

Admission:
$5 for adults
$3 for ages 6-12
Under six admitted free
Family Rate: Mom, Dad, and all their immediate children - $15
Please note that we are unable to accept credit or debit cards

Location: Lake Afton Observatory, 20 miles southwest of downtown Wichita at MacArthur Rd. (39th St. S.) and 247th St. W. in Lake Afton County Park. It is immediately north of the lake, just off MacArthur Rd.

For more information, call (316) 978-3991 or email robert.henry@wichita.edu.
Open to the public.
Sponsored by Fairmount Center for Science & Mathematics Education
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Opera and Musical Theatre Series presents: Pirates of Penzance
3-day event: 10/18/2012 - 10/20/2012
Location: Duerksen Fine Arts Center, Miller Concert Hall

One of the most beloved of Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, Pirates of Penzance satirizes the operatic convention that traps the hero in conflict between love and duty. Our hero Fredrick has been brought up indentured to a band of Pirates, but being a noble lad, he detests the profession. On turning 21, he announces his intention to become an honest citizen. Confusion and merriment ensue as Fredrick falls for the lovely young Mabel but cannot marry her because of a technicality regarding his age. A delightful musical romp for the entire family. (Rating G)

Tickets for this event are $16 with discounts available and they go on sale Sept. 27, 2012. For more information and tickets please call The WSU Fine Arts Box Office at (316) 978-3233.

Buy tickets online: http://www.wichita.edu/j/?1769

Open to the public.
Sponsored By: The WSU School of Performing Arts
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8:00 PM- 11:00 PM | # Add to my Outlook calendar
Haunted House
Location: Heskett Center Playfield
Rain Location: Heskett Center, Gymnasium (Rain time: 8-11 p.m.)

Can't afford the high prices of local haunted houses but still want the best quality scares? Visit us for a night of creepy crawlies and terrifying ghosts at a discount price. Enter our haunted house at your own risk and prepare to be frightened!

Free for WSU Students with ID, $2 for WSU faculty/staff with ID, $3 for general public, $.50 for kids under 12.

For more information, contact SAC * Student Involvement, RSC 3rd Floor * 316-978-3022 * sac@wichita.edu * wichita.edu/sac details...

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