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Saturday, April 20, 2013
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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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10:00 AM- 3:00 PM | # Add to my Outlook calendar
Stephen Imbler Piano Scholarship Auditions
Location: Wiedemann Hall

The Annual Imbler Piano Performance Competition offers one lucky piano major at Wichita State a $6,000 scholarship for their junior and senior years. The competition and scholarship were started by the generous donation of Mr. Stephen Imbler, WSU Class of 1983, who wanted to promote the excellent performance skills of WSU pianists.

For more information, contact Dr. Andrew Trechak, Director of Keyboard Studies, at andrew.trechak@wichita.edu or call (316) 978-6235.
Admission is free.
Open to the public.
Sponsored by: The WSU School of Music details...

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Shocker Softball vs. Illinois State (DH)
Location: Wilkins 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.

Reserved: $10
General admission -- Adult: $8
General admission -- Discount*: $6
General admission -- Group**: $5

*Discount applies to children 2-12 and adults over the age of 65
**Group discount for purchases of 10 or more tickets in advance of the gates opening

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 prior to games.
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1:00 PM- 4:00 PM | # Add to my Outlook calendar
Family Carnival: Get on Board with Wu
Location: Heskett Center, West Lawn
Rain date: April 27

All aboard! Jump on the Wu Express and enjoy different inflatables and midway games!

Nominal ticket prices apply:
25 cents for one ticket
$1 for five tickets

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
Sponsored by: Family Committee details...

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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- 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.

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

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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7:30 PM- 10:30 PM | # Add to my Outlook calendar
Wichita Jazz Festival Gala Concert
Location: Duerksen Fine Arts Center, Miller Concert Hall

Critically acclaimed jazz singer Tierney Sutton will bring her award-winning band to Wichita this year for the 42nd annual Wichita Jazz Festival. Their modern and innovative arrangements of traditional jazz standards have been a hit among jazz listeners for over 20 years. For this special concert, they'll be joined by conductor Mark Laycock and the Wichita State University Symphony Orchestra to create a night that's sure to be a musical high point for Wichita in 2013.

Tickets for this event are available by calling The WSU Fine Arts Box Office at (316) 978-3233.
Tickets go on sale on March 30.
Ticket prices are $30 for adults and $10 for students.
WSU Students who present ID (in person) will be admitted free.

Buy your tickets online at http://www.wichita.edu/j/?2078.

For more information, call (316) 253-1219 or email matthew.grenier@wichita.edu.
Open to the public.
Sponsored by: The WSU School of Music, Wichita Jazz Festival
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10:00 PM- 11:45 PM | # Add to my Outlook calendar
Astronomy: Photography: First Quarter Moon
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 features a photography program each month where anyone with a 35mm single-lens reflex camera (that's a camera with a removable lens) can take celestial photographs using the Observatory's telescope as a giant telephoto lens. At 10 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12 and again on Saturday, March 16, the photography program will feature the largest planet in our solar system, Jupiter. On Saturday, Feb. 9 at 10 p.m. the astrophotography program will focus on the beautiful Orion nebula. Then, on Saturday, April 20 at 10:30 p.m. the first quarter moon will be the subject of the photography program.

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

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
$ details...

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