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Friday, September 20, 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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10, 15, 20 and 25 year Recognition Ceremony
Locatin: CAC Theater

The ceremony and reception recognizes those celebrating 10, 15, 20 and 25 years of dedicated service to the State of Kansas and Wichita State University. All of the WSU community is invited to attend.

For more information, contact Carmen.Hytche@wichita.edu details...

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Shocker Volleyball Classic: Hawaii vs. Creighton
Location: Charles Koch Arena

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.

General admission adult: $8
General admission discount: $6*#
General admission group: $5**

# Faculty and staff members are eligible to receive discounted price for volleyball season and single game tickets (limit of 2 tickets).
* 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 and a half prior to games.
Open to the public. details...

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Shocker Volleyball Classic: Wichita State vs. South Dakota
Location: Charles Koch Arena

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.

General admission adult: $8
General admission discount: $6*#
General admission group: $5**

# Faculty and staff members are eligible to receive discounted price for volleyball season and single game tickets (limit of 2 tickets).
* 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 and a half prior to games.
Open to the public. details...

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Astronomy: Exploring the Milky Way
2-day event: 9/20/2013 - 9/21/2013
Location: Lake Afton Public Observatory

The Milky Way is not just a hazy streak of distant stars visible in the night sky on a clear, dark night. "Exploring the Milky Way," one of the programs featured at the Lake Afton Public Observatory, will investigate some of the wondrous objects found in our galaxy.

During this program, visitors will have the opportunity to observe a gas-giant planet in our solar system; multiple star systems; clouds of interstellar gas and dust; clusters of stars; and a nearby spiral galaxy much like the Milky Way. While visitors are observing these objects through the telescope, the Observatory staff will share some facts about them.

"Exploring the Milky Way" will be presented from 8-10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings, September 6-7, 20-21, and 27-28; and from 7:30-10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings, October 4-5, 25-26, November 1-2, 22-23, 29-30, and December 20-21.

Admission:
Adults - $5
Children ages 6-12 - $3
Children under 6 - Free
There is also a special family rate where 2 parents and their immediate minor children or grandchildren get in for just $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 details...

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