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Friday, April 05, 2013
8:30 AM- 12:00 PM | # Add to my Outlook calendar
Practicum Appreciation Breakfast and Field Instructor Training
Location: WSU Hughes Metroplex

Join us for an appreciation celebration of our field instructors and on-site supervisors, as well as an opportunity to learn the newest information for the WSU Social Work practicum program. Breakfast and awards will be followed by two breakout sessions for new and experienced field instructors. Your participation and feedback is welcome, and we look forward to seeing you there! We would love any current social workers and supervisors working with our students to attend, as well as those who are interested in working with our students in the future. This is a free event.

Sponsored by the School of Social Work. details...

12:30 PM- 1:00 PM | # Add to my Outlook calendar
Practical Entrepreneur Training Tools: Cloud Computing: How It Will Change IT Forever
Location: Devlin Hall

Join us for a presentation titled, "Cloud Computing: How It Will Change IT Forever" by Andrea Feodorov.

Networks and IT departments have been a costly, yet necessary, expense of doing business, but a process called virtualization has revolutionized the way we access the web. It's a process as transformative as the one that ushered electric utilities. This session will look at where we have been, how Cloud Computing will change the way we interact and the ramifications for business. The topics will include:

- Virtualization and the Democratization of Computing: What It Means For You
- Scalability and Fast Provisioning: The Benefits of Cloud Computing
- Commoditization of Infrastructure: The Ramifications of Dwindling Infrastructure Providers

For more information, contact the Center for Entrepreneurship at (316) 978-3000 or email wendy.veatch@wichita.edu.
Open to the public.
Sponsored by: Center for Entrepreneurship details...

4:00 PM- 6:00 PM | # Add to my Outlook calendar
Alumni / Inter-professional workshops: CSD Outstanding Alumni Event
Location: 200 Ahlberg Hall

Join us for the CSD Eighth Annual Outstanding Alumni Event honoring Rosalind (Ro) Scudder, PhD, CCC-SLP Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Dr. Scudder will give a presentation titled, "Telling Our Stories: Keeping CSD History Alive."

Register online by March 25. Visit the WSU Mall Store -- CSD 2013 Alumni Event registration or http://www.wichita.edu/csd/2013alumni to register.

For more information, call (316) 978-3240 or email csd@wichita.edu.
Open to the WSU Community.
Cosponsored by: Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders and WSU Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (WSUSSLHA) details...

Shocker Baseball vs. Indiana State
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.
Open to the public. details...

7:30 PM- 10:00 PM | # Add to my Outlook calendar
Astronomy: Life Story of a Star
2-day event: 4/5/2013 - 4/6/2013
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 Lake Afton Public Observatory presents "Life Story of a Star." Much like us, stars are born, they live, they grow old and they die. In other words, they have a life cycle. During this program, visitors will use the observatory's 16-inch telescope to take a look at objects in the night sky that are representative of the various stages in a star's life cycle. Visitors will have the opportunity to observe Jupiter, which some people consider a "failed" star, a cluster of newly born stars, a binary star, and a nebula. 'Life Story of a Star" will be presented on the following evenings: January 4-5, 11-12; February 1-2, 8-9; March 1-2, 8-9, 29-30; April 5-6, 12-13 and 26-27.

$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 general public.
Sponsored by Fairmount Center for Science & Mathematics Education
$ details...

8:00 PM- 9:00 PM | # Add to my Outlook calendar
The Words and Rhythm of Shanelle Gabriel
Location: CAC Theater

Experience the words and rhythms of Shanelle Gabriel, a slam poet, who has captivated audiences not only through her spoken word but also through her soulful singing and advocacy for Lupus awareness. Shanelle has been featured on HBO's sixth season of Def Jam Poetry Jam along with Jim Scott and DMX.

Free for WSU Students with ID
$2 for WSU faculty/staff with ID
$3 for general public
Free for kids under 12

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 details...

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