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Saturday, August 24, 2013
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Party: The Bash (previously called the We're Not Back to School Bash)
Location: Duerksen Amphitheater

Recent graduates and all alumni are welcomed back to the WSU campus for The Bash, originally known as the We're Not Back to School Bash. The event is for alumni and friends of the university to celebrate not having to go back to school in the fall. In its seventh year, the party will feature two alumni bands. There also will be an annual hula hoop contest and washer tournament.

Admission is $10 for recent graduates and alumni association members, and $20 for the general public.

Go to www.wichita.edu/bash or email Ashlee Baysinger at ashlee.baysinger@wichita.edu for questions.

For more information, call 316-978-3828.

Open to WSU Community.
Sponsored by WSU Alumni Association and the Young Alumni Council
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Back to School BINGO
Fairmount Towers cafeteria

Free admission

Need a new TV or fridge for your room? Come join SAC for Back to School BINGO, where you can win prizes like a mini refrigerator, 32-inch LCD TV, WiiU and many other awesome prizes.

For more information contact Student Involvement at: 316-978-3022 or getinvolved@wichita.edu. details...

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Black Holes in Space
2-day event: 8/23/2013 - 8/24/2013
Sponsored by Fairmount Center for Science & Math

Visit the Lake Afton Public Observatory to learn how astronomers expose the mysteries surrounding black holes even though they cannot be directly observed.

Observe Saturn, a red supergiant star, a multiple star, a globular cluster and a spiral galaxy through the big telescopes.

Free with your WSU ID.

Lake Afton Public Observatory, MacArthur Road (39th St South) at 247th St West in Lake Afton County Park

For more info, contact the Fairmount Center for Science & Math at 316-978-6791. details...

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Lake Afton Public Observatory Presents: Black Holes in Space
2-day event: 8/23/2013 - 8/24/2013
Location: Lake Afton Public Observatory

During late spring and early summer, the Lake Afton Public Observatory presents the program, "Black Holes in Space." Visit the Observatory to learn how astronomers expose the mysteries surrounding these massive gravity wells even though they cannot be directly observed. During the program you will have the opportunity to observe Saturn and its beautiful ring system; a supergiant red star that will probably become a black hole when it dies; a multiple star system; a globular cluster of stars, which contains a massive black hole; and a galaxy that contains a super-massive black hole at its core. While you are observing these objects, the Observatory staff will talk about the many mysteries surrounding black holes.

"Black Holes in Space" will be presented on Friday and Saturday evenings.
Aug. 23-24 and 30-31

Admission:
$5 for adults
$3 for children ages 6-12
Children under 6 years old admitted free
$15 family rate: two parents and their immediate minor children or grandchildren

The observatory is located about 20 miles southwest of downtown Wichita on MacArthur Road at 247th Street West in Lake Afton County Park. It is immediately north of the lake, just off MacArthur Road. Lake Afton can be reached by any of the following routes: west from Wichita on U.S. 54 to the Lake Afton sign at Viola Road three miles past Goddard, then three miles south and one mile east; or southwest on K-42, 7 miles to Schulte and nine miles west on MacArthur.

For more information, call 316-978-3991 or email robert.henry@wichita.edu.
Open to WSU Community.
Sponsored by: Fairmount Center for Science and Mathematics Education
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