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Friday, September 13, 2013
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Exhibition: Nature's Toolbox: Biodiversity, Art and Invention
107-day event: 8/31/2013 - 12/15/2013
Location: Ulrich Museum of Art, McKnight Art Center East

"Nature's Toolbox: Biodiversity, Art and Invention" is an exhibition of the works of more than 40 international artists in a wide range of media. Harnessing technology and inspired by nature's amazing design concepts, the show's innovative, eye-capturing art helps us understand and appreciate the life-or-death interdependence between the 10-20 million species on earth, including humans and the quality of the environment we share.

For more information, call 316-978-3664 or email ulrich@wichita.edu.
Open to WSU Community.
Sponsored by: Ulrich Museum of Art details...

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2:00 PM- 5:00 PM | # Add to my Outlook calendar
Nuts and Bolts Conference
CAC Theater

Free Admission

Student Involvement has planned a half-day training seminar for student organizations to be updated on university policy and procedure. The Nuts & Bolts Conference is designed to introduce the resources available through Student Involvement and WSU, connect organizations to SGA and update organization on the new university policy and procedure regarding student organizations. This event is required for organization renewal each year and 2 members of the organizations executive board is expected to attend.

For more information please contact Lyston Skerritt, Coordinator of Student Organization and Civic Engagement/ Student Involvement.

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

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4:00 PM- 7:00 PM | # Add to my Outlook calendar
Information Session: Helping Haiti
Location: 200 Ahlberg Hall
Open to the public.
Sponsored by Communication Sciences and Disorders

Join a network of medical professionals and other Wichitans to help create life-changing experiences. Attend this informational meeting to hear about an exciting new opportunity in helping Haiti.

SPEAKERS

Joseph Miller, MD
Owner- Plum Creek Medical Group, Lexington, NE
Team leader of an interdisciplinary travel team

Naomi Shields, MD
Orthopedic surgeon
Advanced Orthopedic Associates,
Wichita, KS
Wichita Health Care Hero, 2013, for International Outreach


Our goal: bring together a network of Wichitans, including health care professionals and others from the community to create a consortium that will leverage resources to better offer “front line” health care services at the clinics and orphanages in Pierre Payan, Haiti.

Come share your stories and ideas with like-minded individuals seeking to make a difference.

For more information, call (316) 978-3240 or email carrie.wyatt@wichita.edu. details...

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7:00 PM- 9:00 PM | # Add to my Outlook calendar
Keynote Talk: Margaret Wertheim: The Beautiful Math of Coral
Location: Campus Activities Center Theater

Commemorating the exhibition, Nature's Toolbox: Biodiversity, Art and Invention, the Ulrich welcomes keynote speaker Margaret Wertheim. A TED-Talk presenter and prolific science writer, Wertheim finds beauty at the intersection of nature, math and physics.

Her crocheted Coral Reef projects have been exhibited around the world including at the Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh, and the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington D.C. She has authored several books on the cultural history of physics including Pythogoras' Trousers, a history of the relationship between physics, religion and women; and the Pearly Gates of Cyberspace, a history of western concepts of space from Dante to the Internet. She is an Op-Ed contributor for the Los Angeles Times; and has written for the New York Times, New Scientist and Guardian.

For more information, call 316-978-3664 or email ulrich@wichita.edu.
Open to WSU Community.
Sponsored by: Ulrich Museum of Art details...

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Astronomy: Celebrity Craters
2-day event: 9/13/2013 - 9/14/2013
Location: Lake Afton Observatory

If you’re more interested in objects a bit closer to home, the Lake Afton Public Observatory will feature “Celebrity Craters.” The craters on the surface of the moon are for the most part, named after famous scientists. Get a close-up look at some of the more notable lunar craters, and learn more about both the crater and the person it was named after. This program also includes observing a gas giant planet in our solar system.

“Celebrity Craters” will be presented from 8-10:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings, September 13-14; and from 7:30 to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings, October 11-12 and 18-19, November 8-9 and 15-16, and December 6-7 and 13-14.

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 6-12; children under 6 are admitted free. There is also a special family rate where two parents and their immediate minor children or grandchildren get in for $15.

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 the public.
Sponsored by: Fairmount Center for Science & Mathematics Education
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