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Friday, October 26, 2012
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Youth Outreach: Middle School Invitational Orchestra Festival
Location: Duerksen Fine Arts Center, Miller Concert Hall

The first annual Middle School Invitational Orchestra Festival brings to the Wichita State campus six outstanding string ensembles from the Wichita area. Each orchestra will perform a concert of 2-3 selections, at which point Dr. Mark Laycock, WSU Director of Orchestras, will rehearse the students to help improve such ensemble issues as tone quality, intonation, rhythm, and musicianship. The visiting ensembles will also participate in sectional rehearsals with WSU faculty members and music education students. The WSU Symphony Orchestra will present a brief showcase performance in the early afternoon. All concerts and clinics are free and open to the public.

For more information, call (316) 978-6202 or email mark.laycock@wichita.edu.

Open to Area Schools and the public
Sponsored by the WSU School of Music
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Shocktoberfest: Can Wars
Location TBD

Hoard your food supplies to prepare for the end of the world with this service event.

For more information, contact SAC located in Student Involvement, RSC 3rd floor. Email: sac@wichita.edu; phone: (316) 978-3022; website: www.wichita.edu/sac. details...

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Guest Recital: Albert Tiu, Piano
Location: Wiedemann Hall

Born in Cebu, Philippines, pianist Albert Tiu has been labelled “an artist of uncommon abilities” by American Record Guide. His latest recording on Centaur Records, “Nocturnal Fantasies,” featuring the music of Chopin and Skryabin, has been dubbed by Fanfare as “one of the all-time great piano recordings.” A winner of competitions in Pretoria, Calgary, Santander and Helsinki, he studied at the Juilliard School and has performed extensively around the world as a soloist and chamber musician.

Now an Associate Professor at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore, he taught in the Juilliard Pre-College Division before moving to Singapore. Since then, several of his students have won prizes in international competitions, and have been awarded scholarships for graduate studies in major institutions.

Tickets for this event are available by calling The WSU Fine Arts Box Office at (316) 978-3233. Tickets go on sale Oct. 5, 2012 and can be purchased for $7, discounts are available.

Buy your tickets online: http://www.wichita.edu/j/?1765

Open to the public.
Sponsored By: The WSU School of Music
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Astronomy: Universe of the 1920s - Moon & Planets Program
2-day event: 10/26/2012 - 10/27/2012
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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Mocktail Mixer
Location: Fairmount Towers, Dining Hall

Join us at Fairmount Towers for an evening of mocktails, dancing, and fabulous giveaways. Participate in a pong tournament, learn how to make tasty mocktails, and mingle with others. Free admissions

For more information, contact SAC located in Student Involvement, RSC 3rd floor. Email: sac@wichita.edu; phone: (316) 978-3022; website: www.wichita.edu/sac. details...

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