1:13 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

Talk to Highlight Intervention in African War Zones

Dr. Rebecca Golden Timsar will present a talk on Doctors without Borders in African war zones Thursday evening on the WSU campus.
Director of the Museum of Anthropology at WSU Jerry Martin says Dr. Timsar has spent time in areas of conflict in Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and India.

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1:15 pm
Wed April 25, 2012

CIA Analyst to Speak at WSU

A former CIA and Army intelligence officer and adviser to President Reagan and President George H. W. Bush will speak on the WSU campus this evening.

Ray McGovern served in the CIA in the 1960s where his focus was analysis of Soviet policy toward Vietnam.

Now he questions the rationales put forward to support the Iraq war, as well as the identification of Iran as a nuclear power threat.

He also heads the organization “Speaking Truth to Power” in Washington.

The WSU Peace and War Group sponsor the lecture, and it is free and open to the public.

8:00 am
Tue April 24, 2012

Into It: Pigments

Given the infinite access we’re afforded to color, it’s hard to imagine the importance its been given throughout history and the passion that has gone into its hunt.

In the pursuit of vivid color, each region of the world tapped its own resources. In the Middle East, the semi-precious stone Lapis lazuli yielded a bright blue pigment, and in China, the deep red-orange pigment vermilion was derived from a common ore of mercury.

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9:19 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Book Review: At Home On The Range

At Home on the Range, a cookbook presented by Elizabeth Gilbert, by her great-grandmother Margaret Yardley Potter

Elizabeth Gilbert always believed that her calling as a writer came from her great-grandfather, Sheldon Potter. He had “inspired bookishness” and would give her challenging reading assignments during their visits. But when she unpacked and began to read At Home on the Range—a cookbook penned by her great-grandmother, Margaret Yardley Potter—Gilbert started to wonder about the existence of a Family Voice.

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Restaurant Review
5:00 am
Fri April 20, 2012

Lotus Leaf Café

Wichita has never been known as a city that favors healthy food. We are most famous for Pizza Hut, delicious beef, and huge portions. Meat is king here and won’t soon be dethroned, but recently a couple of brave, vegetarian-friendly restaurateurs have been making health-conscious dining a whole lot easier.

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8:54 am
Wed April 18, 2012

Art Review: Fondle, Please

This Final Friday, the Wichita State University Sculpture Guild will be hosting their annual art exhibition at the Diver’s Studio on South Commerce. Playfully titled “Fondle, Please,” this show encourages visitors to not only touch the art, but it requires people to physically interact with the works in order to fully experience the show. While the show maintains a lighthearted air, the Sculpture Guild’s theme is determined to transform passive viewers into active participants.

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5:00 am
Fri April 13, 2012

Richard Crowson: The Truth About Time

One day years ago during a frantic morning, I was darting around and doing the usual scramble-dance of a person with a tight schedule who is running late for work. As I sped my daughter to daycare, I was lamenting the fact that I really needed a few extra minutes. Why wasn’t there a Minutes R Us store nearby where you could pick up some extra chunks of time, take them home, store them on a shelf in the garage, and grab one the next time you’re late for something?

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1:18 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

Medicaid Summit To Discuss Possible Program Changes

The WSU Hugo Wall School of Urban and Public Affairs is holding a Medicaid policy summit Thursday to discuss potential changes to the program that provides medical services to poor, disabled and elderly citizens.

The summit will be held in the ballroom on the third floor of the Wichita State Rhatigan Student Center from 2-5 p.m.

Medicaid is a central policy concern for the state of Kansas, with a nearly $3 billion budget.

1:22 pm
Wed April 11, 2012

Volunteering Teens Receive College Scholarships

Three Wichita-area high school students were awarded college scholarships Tuesday because of the amount of time they spent volunteering at non-profit organizations.

First place winner Saajan Bhakta of Wichita Northwest High School received a $1,000 scholarship and has logged more than 900 volunteer hours since 2008.

The United Way’s Dwane L. Wallace Youth Venture Grant Committee, made up of high school students, selected the scholarship winners.

1:24 pm
Tue April 10, 2012

Author, Activist To Speak On Copyright Issues

Science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger Cory Doctorow will speak at the Wichita Central Public Library Wednesday evening.

He will discuss current copyright laws, their role in an expanding Internet-based society and what he says helpful copyright laws for artists would look like.

Doctorow has written for publications including Wired, the Guardian and Publishers Weekly and is co-editor of the blog “Boing Boing.”

More information about this event is available at