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Murder, He Wrote 2016

Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) created some of the most renowned tales of the macabre. He is also known, among other things, as the Father of the Detective story. To celebrate his significant contributions to this popular genre, Lizzy Walker developed the Edgar Allan Poe exhibit to coincide with the anniversary of his death and Halloween (October 2016). Dates: Oct. 2016 to January 2017.





Murder, He Wrote full display

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Entrepreneurship Exhibit 2016

      This exhibit was displayed September 6 - October 17 2016 and was created
      by Sara Butts and Meghann Kuhlmann to tie in with the new Entrepreneurship
      Research Series of workshops.

      Dates: September 6 - October 17 2016



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Summer Olympics - Rio 2016

      This exhibit was displayed in Summer 2016.  Dates:  July 2016 - September 2016

     The 2016 Summer Olympics held in Rio commenced with an opening
     ceremony at the world famous football (soccer) Maracanã Stadium in Rio
     de Janeiro on August 5, 2016. Rio 2016 was considered a success for
     many reasons. Over 11,000 athletes participated in the games and more
     than 45% were women. The first ever refugee Olympic team also took part
     in the games. It was also said that post-Rio 2016 sparked development for
     the city of Rio itself. The citizens now have better transportation and
     infrastructure due to funding that was unlikely to happen if it weren't for Rio
     2016. Wichita's very own Nico Hernandez was selected to participate in the
     games and was Wichita's own Olympic medalist in 12 years!
Rio 2016 has been highly associated with diversity and unity. It was truly a time when the whole world seemed to set aside their differences to come together and play.


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Graphic Novels Exhibit 2016

      In Spring 2016, Dr. Darren DeFrain and the students of English 377 explored social,
      cultural, and aesthetic issues related to the form of graphic novels and sequential
      art. This book display highlights some of the graphic novels they studied, along with
      a selection of other graphic novels that can be found in Ablah Library.  It also
      includes a graphic novel pathfinder, if you're not sure what to read next.

      This exhibit was assembled by Kaitlyn Harshman and Rachel Owens.

      This exhibit was displayed in Summer 2016.  Dates:  May - July 2016

      It was accompanied by a panel exhibit of student projects from Dr. Darren DeFrain's
      (Spring 2016) Eng 377: Graphic Novels class.

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National Poetry Month 2016

      This April marks the 20th anniversary of National Poetry Month, which was
      inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. Over the years,
      National Poetry Month has become the largest literary celebration in the world
      with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s
      vital place in our culture.

      Find out more here.

      This exhibit was displayed in Spring 2016.  Dates:  April - May 2016

      This exhibit was created by Nathan Filbert and Rachel Owens.

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Allen Ginsberg's "Wichita Vortex Sutra" 2016

      In 1966, Beat poet Allen Ginsberg visited Wichita, which fascinated him for
      its reputation for producing great creative talent while simultaneously
      stifling that creative output with its conservatism.  He even wrote a poem
      about Wichita, called "Wichita Vortex Sutra."  The first reading of this
      famous anti-war poem was held at WSU on February 21, 1966.  This
      display invites you to learn more about "The Vortex," Allen Ginsberg, and
      the Beat poetry

      Also, be sure to check out The Sunflower's coverage of the 50-year
      anniversary celebration of this momentous reading in the February

      22nd issue.

This exhibit was displayed in Spring 2016.  Dates:  February - April 2016

This exhibit was created by Research Services: Nathan Filbert, Meghann Kuhlmann, Shonn Haren, Katie Harshman, Cathy Moore-Jansen, and Special CollectionsDr. Lorraine Madway.  

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Student Success 2016

      Here at Ablah Library, we want you to succeed in all of your academic endeavors
      -whether you're an undergraduate, graduate, international student, non-
      traditional student, faculty or staff member, or even just researching
      independently.  To that end, we provide not only books to help improve your study
      habits and research skills, but other resources, including computers, scanners,
      group study rooms, and even 3-D printing!  This display includes a number of
      titles which are geared to help you get the most out of your college experience.

      Check out some of WSU's other departments with this same objective, including:
      WSU's Office of Student Success, Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Office of
      International Education
, and Writing Center (among others!) for additional
      information and support.

This exhibit was displayed in Spring 2016. Dates: January - February 2016

This exhibit was created by Cathy Moore-Jansen and Rachel Owens.

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