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Thursday, April 04, 2013
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Youth Outreach: Invitational Orchestra Festival
Location: Duerksen Fine Arts Center, Miller Concert Hall

The sixth annual Invitational Orchestra Festival brings to the Wichita State campus 12 outstanding string ensembles from Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Each orchestra will perform a concert of two or three 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. Each orchestra will also receive written comments from faculty members representing the areas of music education and strings. The WSU Symphony Orchestra will present a brief showcase performance beginning at 1:45 p.m. Participating high schools include Hickman (Columbia, MO), Eisenhower (Goddard), Goddard, Wichita East, Wichita South, Hays, Salina Central, Derby, Washburn Rural and Edison (Tulsa, OK).

For more information, call (316) 978-6202 or email mark.laycock@wichita.edu.
Admission is free.
Open to the public.
Sponsored by: The College of Fine Arts Institute details...

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Food Festival: InterFest
Location: Outdoor plaza area between Lindquist Hall and Heskett Center
(Rain location: Hubbard Hall north and south lobbies)

Join us for the International Food Festival. Wichita State's international students will prepare and sell their native country dishes.

Tickets are 50 cents each, and dishes usually cost between 2-8 tickets, depending on the size of the dish. Outdoor seating is available with music.

For more information, call (316) 299-8470 or email lynettegacheri@yahoo.com.
Open to WSU community.
Sponsored by: International Student Union
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Lecture: "The Merchant Prince of his Race: Anthony Overton's Business Conglomerate During The 1920s" by Dr. Robert Weems
Location: Hubbard Hall, Room 209

Dr. Weems is the Willard W. Garvey Distinguished Professor of Business History at Wichita State University. This lecture presents additional research Dr. Weems has conducted on Anthony Overton. Between 1922 and 1929, Anthony Overton presided over three of the largest black-owned enterprises in the United States: the Overton Hygienic Manufacturing Co.; the Douglass National Bank; and the Victory Life Insurance Co. This unprecedented entrepreneurial achievement resulted in Overton gaining widespread acclaim as the "merchant prince of his race."

For more information, call (316) 978-3150 or email robert.weems@wichita.edu.
Open to the public.
Sponsored by Sponsored by Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Department of History details...

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Presentation: "Get the Facts" Awareness on Sexual Assault
Location: Fairmount Towers, Game Room

This presentation is part of "A Sexual Health Awareness Series."

Every Thursday in April, a different topic will be presented on the importance of sexual health. Free samples and information will be available at every event.

For more information, call (316) 978-3620 or email heather.stafford@wichita.edu.
Open to WSU Community.
Sponsored by: Student Health Services details...

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Connoisseur Series: Jon Kimura Parker
Location: Wiedemann Hall

Join us for the Connoisseur Series featuring Jon Kimura Parker.

Internationally-acclaimed concert pianist Jon Kimura Parker's extraordinary career has taken him from Carnegie Hall and the Sydney Opera House to the Canadian Arctic and war-torn Sarajevo. He is an officer of The Order of Canada, his country's highest civilian honor, and the Gold Medal Laureate of the Leeds International Piano Competition. In recent seasons, Parker has performed as a guest soloist with the New York Philharmonic, The Cleveland Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra, the Warsaw Philharmonic and the NHK Tokyo Orchestra.

Summer festival appearances have included the Hollywood Bowl, Vail, Ravinia, La Jolla, Santa Fe and Orcas Island. He has collaborated with Joshua Bell, James Ehnes, Lynn Harrell, Cho-Liang Lin, Audra McDonald, Bobby McFerrin and Pinchas Zukerman. Mr. Parker has given command performances for Queen Elizabeth II, the United States Supreme Court and the Prime Ministers of Canada and Japan, and he has given world premieres of works by Alexina Louie, Paul Schoenfield and Peter Schickele.

Mr. Parker studied with Edward Parker, Keiko Parker, Lee Kum-Sing, Marek Jablonski and Adele Marcus. A committed educator himself, Jon Kimura Parker is Professor of Piano at The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University in Houston. He has recorded for CBC Records and Telarc.

Subscription information and tickets are available by calling The WSU Fine Arts Box Office at (316) 978-3233.
Tickets for this event go on sale March 14, 2013 and are $20 with discounts available.
Order tickets online: http://www.wichita.edu/j/?1939

Open to the public.
Sponsored by: College of Fine Arts
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