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Friday, November 01, 2013
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Youth Outreach: Middle School Invitational Orchestra Festival
Location: Duerksen Fine Arts Center, Miller Concert Hall

The 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.

Admission is free.
For more information, call 316-978-6202 or email mark.laycock@wichita.edu.
Open to the public.
Sponsored by: The WSU School of Music
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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...

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Workshop: Business Booster Series: Conquering Content
Location: Devlin Hall

Conquering Content
Instructor: Dr. Chris Broberg

Examine the building blocks of successful business models and learn to recombine the building blocks of your business model in meaningful ways.

For more information, call 316-978-5219, email Wendy.Veatch@wichita.edu or visit http://webs.wichita.edu/?u=cfe1&p=/Business_Booster_Series/.
Open to the public.
Sponsored by: Meritrust and W. Frank Barton School of Business
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7:30 PM- 10:00 PM | # Add to my Outlook calendar
Astronomy: Exploring the Milky Way
2-day event: 11/1/2013 - 11/2/2013
Location: Lake Afton Observatory

The Milky Way is not just a hazy streak of distant stars visible in the night sky on a clear, dark night. "Exploring the Milky Way," one of the programs featured at the Lake Afton Public Observatory from September through December, will investigate some of the wondrous objects found in our galaxy.

During this program, visitors will have the opportunity to observe a gas giant planet in our solar system; multiple star systems; clouds of interstellar gas and dust; clusters of stars; and a nearby spiral galaxy much like the Milky Way. While visitors are observing these objects through the telescope, the Observatory staff will share some of the amazing facts about them. "Exploring the Milky Way" will be presented from 8-10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings, September 6-7, 20-21, and 27-28; and from 7:30-10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings, October 4-5, 25-26, November 1-2, 22-23, 29-30, and December 20-21.

Admission
Adults - $5
Children ages 6-12 - $3
Children under 6 - free
There is a special family rate where two parents and their immediate minor children or grandchildren get in for just $15.

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, 7 miles to Schulte and nine miles west on MacArthur.

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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Live Music: DREAMCRUSHER at Shift Space
Location: WSU Shift Space
416 S. Commerce Suite 102
Wichita, Kansas 67202

Dreamcrusher will perform at WSU Shift Space gallery on First Friday, Nov. 1. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m., and the gallery will be open from 5-9 p.m. Admission is free, but donations to the artist are encouraged. Dreamcrusher is self-described as "Nihilist Queer Revolt Musik Electronica."

For more information, call 316-978-7727, email pressrelease@shiftspacegallery.com or visit http://dreamcrusher.bandcamp.com/.
Open to WSU Community.
Sponsored by: Student Government Association details...

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