Schedule of Events

Tuesday, October 9

School of Art and Design Show

5:00 pm, McKnight Atrium

Faculty and student art will be on display including live art demonstrations.

Story time with Dr. and Mrs. Bardo

10:00 am, Child Development Center (CDC), WSU Campus

Even the smallest Shockers are a part of the Inauguration celebration with a special story time by President John Bardo and first Lady Deborah.


Tuesday, October 9-Sunday, October 14, 2012

Ronald Christ: Poetic Fictions

Gallery Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Ulrich Museum of Art, Polk/Wilson Gallery

Wichita State University professor Ronald Christ weds exquisite precision with subtle, poetic reverie in his works on canvas and paper. Whether evoked in glistening objects of a tabletop still life, in panoramic Midwestern landscapes, in Italian dreamscapes, or in the most recent abstractions--each a compelling chapter in the artist’s trajectory--an uncanny lyricism pervades the carefully structured and meticulously rendered works. Christ received the Kansas Governor's Art Award in 1995 and has presented one-person exhibitions at leading galleries in Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago, Cincinnati, and Santa Fe. The exhibit features Christ’s exceptional art made in 36 years at WSU.
For more information, visit  www.ulrich.wichita.edu/ronaldchrist.

The Hard Kind of Courage: Gordon Parks and the Photographers of the Civil Rights Era

Gallery Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Ulrich Museum of Art, Amsden Gallery

In November 2012, Wichita State University will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of photographer and Kansas native Gordon Parks. Among many planned festivities, the Ulrich Museum presents an exhibition featuring Parks' images in the context of other photographs of the civil rights era. Taking its title from a 1958 short story by esteemed African American author James Baldwin, the exhibition brings together photographs that are simultaneously powerful statements of photojournalism and compelling works of art. Collectively, they offer an image of critical mid-century changes in our understandings of race, economics, politics, and the power of young voices and non-violent protest.
For more information, visit  www.ulrich.wichita.edu/gordonparks.


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Rise and Shine Alumni Breakfast

7:30 am, Marcus Welcome Center
Tickets must be purchased in advance

For additional information on this event please visit http://webs.wichita.edu/?u=alumni&p=/FORMS/breakfast_form or contact the Wichita State University Alumni Association at (316) 978-5047


11:00am – 1:30 pm, Lawn west of the Heskett Center
Rain location: Breezeway on north side Geology Building
Organizer: International Students Union (ISU)
Cost:  Tickets are sold in increments of $.50 and dishes are usually sold in two sizes.

Take your tummy around the world during INTERFEST, the international food festival that has grown to become a WSU campus tradition.  WSU international  students will prepare dishes from their native countries. The festival provides a platform for inter-cultural sharing where the WSU Community can try diverse cuisine and learn about the origins and cultural significance of a particular dish.

Come relax for a while and try exotic dishes, while enjoying good music from our DJ!

Breakfast with Bardo

wRECk Center
Sponsored by Student Involvement

Stop by the official student welcome event for new WSU President John Bardo. Enjoy a breakfast snack and meet President Bardo.

For more information contact 316-978-3022 or visit www.wichita.edu/involvement.


Friday, October 12, 2012

Olympic Oak Tree Dedication

10:00 a.m., Lawn south of Koch Arena, WSU Campus
Free and open to the public

Join the WSU Community in celebrating the dedication of the Olympic Oak Tree, honoring the 1936 U.S. Olympic basketball team and three individuals with significant connection to the University of Wichita:  alums Francis Johnson and Jack Ragland were members of the team and former University of Wichita basketball coach Gene Johnson helped coach the U.S. team to a gold medal.  1936 was the first year that basketball was an Olympic event. WSU’s Olympic Oak was grown from a seedling of one of the original trees given to gold medal winners at the 1936 games.  Previously located north of the Rhatigan Student Center, the Olympic Oak tree has been moved close to the current home of WSU basketball, Koch Arena.  A permanent marker  placed near the tree to commemorate this special part of Wichita State University history will be unveiled as a part of the dedication ceremony.  For a full story on the tree and its journey to Wichita, visit http://www.wichita.edu/thisis/wsunews/news/?nid=1771

Inauguration Ceremony

2:00 p.m., Roger D. Lowe Auditorium, Eugene M. Hughes Metropolitan Complex
Free and open to the public

For additional information on this event please contact the Wichita State University Inauguration Committee at (316) 978-3258 or at inauguration@wichita.edu

Inauguration Reception

Multipurpose Room, Eugene M. Hughes Metropolitan Complex
(Reception immediately following the installation.)

For additional information on this event please contact the Wichita State University Inauguration Committee at (316) 978-3258 or at inauguration@wichita.edu