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Friday, April 19, 2013
Conference: 2013 Kansas Regional Independent Inventors Conference | # Add to my Outlook calendar
2-day event: 4/19/2013 - 4/20/2013
Location: National Center for Aviation Training
4004 N. Webb Road
Wichita, Kansas

The Kansas Regional Independent Inventors Conference, co-sponsored by Wichita State University (WSU), will be held at the National Center for Aviation Training facility in Wichita. A pre-conference workshop the evening of April 18 will provide attendees with an overview and prepare them for getting the most out of the conference.

Over the course of the event, attendees will have the opportunity to hear inspiring and informative presentations from experts in the field of entrepreneurship and marketing.

Guest speakers include Marcia Stevens, Regional Director of WSU Kansas Small Business Development Center; Wayne Bell, District Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration; and A.J. Anderson, Director of the Wichita District Office for the U.S. Department of Commerce. Keynoting the event will be Bruce Kisliuk, USPTO Deputy Commissioner for Patent Administration. Additionally, experts from the USPTO will also address the process of applying for a patent or trademark and provide insight on the many initiatives and programs to assist applicants available through the USPTO.

A sampling of the presentations offered at the Kansas Regional Independent Inventor Conference includes workshops on advanced claim drafting and how to conduct a search of trademarks. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet in brief one-on-one sessions with USPTO staff and IP professionals to discuss specific intellectual property concerns.

The cost for this 2 1/2 day event is $90. Space is limited, so register early.

Registration is being facilitated by the Office of Continuing Education.
For more information, visit http://www.uspto.gov/inventors/events/KANSAS_main.jsp.
To register for this event, visit https://conferences.wichita.edu/ei/getdemo.ei?id=191&s=_51K0O56F0.

For more information, call 316-978-6487 or email kimberly.moore@wichita.edu.
Open to the public.
Sponsored by: WSU Center for Innovation and Enterprise Engagement and the United States Patent and Trade Office.
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8:30 AM- 8:30 PM | # Add to my Outlook calendar
Wichita Jazz Festival Big Band Day
Location: Duerksen Fine Arts Center, Miller Concert Hall

The day of big band performances at the Wichita Jazz Festival has been a tradition since year one. This day-long concert features performances by local and regional high school and university big bands and combos. Come out and watch some of the next great jazz performers before they hit it big.

For more information, call (316) 253-1219 or email matthew.grenier@wichita.edu.
Admission is free.
Open to the public.
Sponsored by: The WSU School of Music and Wichita Jazz Festival details...

11:00 AM- 1:00 PM | # Add to my Outlook calendar
Awareness: Day of Silence
Location: Hubbard Hall Lobby

Participate in a national movement of silence in support of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals who are forced to keep silent every day. This vow of silence is the first step towards fighting harassment and discrimination on our campus and in our community. What will you do to end the silence?

For more information, call (316) 978-3034 or email the Office of Multicultural Affairs at oma@wichita.edu.
Open to WSU Community.
Sponsored by: Office of Multicultural Affairs details...

Shocker Baseball vs. Evansville
Location: Eck Stadium

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.

Field Box: $12
Concourse Box: $10
Chairback: $8
Outfield: $10
Grandstand -- Adult: $8
Grandstand -- Discount*: $6
Outfield (Pavilion): $5
*Discount applies to children 2-12 and adults over the age of 65

Group discounts are available.

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.
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7:30 PM- 9:30 PM | # Add to my Outlook calendar
WSU Jazz Concert
Location: Duerksen Fine Arts Center, Miller Concert Hall

Vocalist "Julie Bradley and Friends," featuring Wichita State music professors John Goering, piano; Mark Foley, bass; Gerry Scholl, percussion; and professor emeritus Tom Fowler, saxes, will perform a program of jazz standards and contemporary vocal hits. The set will include tunes from the songbooks of Richard Rodgers, Lerner and Lowe and Cole Porter as well as remakes from pop artists ranging from Beyoncé to Cyndi Lauper.

Julie Bradley is currently the leader of the United States Air Force Academy rock ensemble "Blue Steel." She graduated magna cum laude with both bachelor's and master's degrees of music education from Wichita State University. Bradley studied voice as well as piano and cello. When not touring internationally as a musical ambassador on behalf of the United States Air Force Academy, Bradley enjoys performing at "Motif" and "Fujiyama," local jazz hangs in Colorado Springs.

She is currently featured with "Blue Steel" on the Air Force Academy release of "Unclassified" and can also be heard on bassist Colin Trusdell's soon-to-be-released recording entitled "Some of My Best Friends Are... Divas." Sit back, relax and enjoy vocalist Julie Bradley in concert with Wichita State's jazz faculty quartet.

Open to the public.
Admission is free.
Sponsored by: The College of Fine Arts Institute details...

7:30 PM- 10:00 PM | # Add to my Outlook calendar
Astronomy: Journey to Jupiter
2-day event: 4/19/2013 - 4/20/2013
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.

The Observatory presents "Journey to Jupiter." The journey's first stop will be Earth's nearest celestial neighbor, the moon. Here, the mission is to use the Observatory's telescope to explore its craters, smooth plains and mountains. The next stop is the gas giant, Jupiter. Here, the many moons, and astounding cloud features of the largest planet in our solar system will be explored. "Journey to Jupiter" will be presented on the following evenings: January 18-19, 25-26; February 15-16, 22-23; March 15-16, 22-23 and April 19-20.

$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

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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