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Monday, March 04, 2013
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Lecture: Sam Bloomfield Distinguished Engineer Lecture: Leadership Matters
Location: 132 Hughes Metropolitan Complex, entrance C

Drawing on his leadership experiences in academe, business and government, Professor White makes the case for leadership to be included in engineering curricula. Engineers are "problem solvers." As a result, they often view leadership challenges as technical, not adaptive, problems. Also, engineers tend to believe the strongest leaders are those who have the most answers. In this presentation, Professor White emphasizes the need to ask questions, not provide answers. Reflecting on his undergraduate education, Professor White provides a candid assessment of what he learned, what he failed to learn and what changes he would like to see occur in the preparation of young men and women to be leaders in academe, business and government, as well as in their families and communities.

Dr. White earned a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from the University of Arkansas in 1962, a master's degree from Virginia Polytechnic and State University and a doctorate from Ohio State University. He also holds honorary doctorates from Katholieke Universitiet of Leuven, Belgium and George Washington University. Dr. White was dean of engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he served on the faculty for 22 years. Dr. White then served as chancellor for the University of Arkansas for 11 years. His career in higher education and in management and engineering consulting carried him into the national ranks, including service as assistant director for engineering at the National Science Foundation in Washington, D.C.

For more information, call (316) 978-6724 or email jennifer.harry@wichita.edu.
Open to the public.
Sponsored by: College of Engineering details...

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Madrigal Invitational I
Location: Wiedemann Hall

The WSU School of Music is proud to host its annual Madrigal Invitational. Each evening will feature high school madrigal groups from across the state of Kansas individually performing three selections. The concert will also include songs by the WSU Madrigal Singers.

The following is a list of high school choirs which will be present each evening:

Monday, March 4: Goddard High School -- Diane Lewis, director; Heights High School -- Mark Walker, director; Kaupan Mt. Carmel High School -- Bryan Miller, director; Southeast High School -- Lisa Cookson, director; Sterling High School -- Clark Comley, director.

Tuesday, March 5: Campus High School -- Becky Riffee, director; Maize High School -- Doris Prater, director; North High School -- Amy Davidson, director; Northwest High School -- Amy Brown, director; Rose Hill High School -- Charles Forsyth, director.

The music for each evening will feature a variety of a cappella and accompanied selections ranging from traditional Renaissance selections, modern madrigals, multicultural music and vocal jazz. Both concerts promise to be entertaining evenings that highlight the vocal talent of some of the state's top secondary programs.

Admission is free.

For more information, please email Tom.Wine@wichita.edu.
Open to the public
Sponsored by: WSU School of Music details...

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