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Friday, September 27, 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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7:30 PM- 9:30 PM | # Add to my Outlook calendar
Second Stage: Hunting a Doe
4-day event: 9/25/2013 - 9/28/2013
Location: Metropolitan Complex, Welsbacher Theatre

"Hunting a Doe" is the winner of the 40th Annual National Playwriting Competition at WSU. The play was written by WSU theatre student, Kyle Dilley. It will be directed by Jeannine Russell who mentored Kyle in Playwriting Class. This new play is a hilarious, contemporary farce.

Rating: R

Tickets for this event are $10 with discounts available and go on sale Sept. 4. Purchase them now at http://www.wichita.edu/j/?2377.
Doors open a half hour before show time. Box Office is open one hour before show. (Please plan to arrive early to avoid lines.) Open to the public.

For more information, call the WSU Fine Arts Box Office at 316-978-3233.
Sponsored by: The WSU School of Performing Arts
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8:00 PM- 9:00 PM | # Add to my Outlook calendar
Zombie Movie: World War Z
CAC Theater

116 minutes, Rated PG-13

Free for students with WSU ID
$2 for faculty/staff with WSU ID
$3 for general public
$0.50 for kids under 12

Watch the new zombie movie, World War Z, to finish off your zombie-filled week. Limited refreshments will be provided.

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

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8:00 PM- 10:00 PM | # Add to my Outlook calendar
Astronomy: Exploring the Milky Way
2-day event: 9/27/2013 - 9/28/2013
Location: Lake Afton 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 from September through December, 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 of the amazing 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 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 details...

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