|Exhibition: Nature's Toolbox: Biodiversity, Art and Invention107-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.
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Open to WSU Community.
Sponsored by: Ulrich Museum of Art
2013 WSU Shockerthon
Location: Heskett Center, Gym 10
Join us for this 12-hour event benefiting Children's Miracle Network Hospitals in Wichita. Spend 12 hours standing for the kids that are restricted to hospital beds and help make a difference in their lives by raising money and celebrating all that they have overcome. CMN families will be in attendance and will participate in activities alongside the other participants. Activities range from raffles to competitive sport competitions. It is all for the benefit of the kids.
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Men's Basketball vs. Oklahoma Baptist
Location: Charles Koch Arena
Current Wichita State students can pick up free tickets with a valid Shocker ID card at the University Bookstore, Heskett Center or at the ticket office in Charles Koch Arena.
General admission tickets for adults are $20.
Reserved seats are available for $23 or $25, depending on seating choice.
Student guest seats are $10.
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.
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.
Open to the public.
Astronomy: Exploring the Milky Way2-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.
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.
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Open to the public.
Sponsored by: Fairmount Center for Science & Mathematics Education