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Library Displays

Halloween ComicFest 2019

      University Libraries will hold it's Halloween ComicFest on Saturday, October 26! This
      display features many of the graphic novels and comics available for checkout from
      University Libraries, along with comics that will be available at the Halloween

      Display created by Lizzy Walker. Date: September 25, 2019 to _________.

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Tips for College

   Need tips for surviving college? Try reading one of these books available in Ablah Library!

   Created by Kelsey Unruh. Dates: August 20, 2019 to ________, 2019.

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50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

      The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing will be July 20, 2019.

      "'That's one small step for a man. One giant leap for mankind.' Neil Armstrong

      The national effort that enabled Astronaut Neil Armstrong to speak those words as
       he stepped onto the lunar surface fulfilled a dream as old as humanity. Project
       Apollo's goals went beyond landing Americans on the moon and returning them
       safely to Earth. They included: 
  • Establishing the technology to meet other national interests in space. 
  • Achieving preeminence in space for the United States. 
  • Carrying out a program of scientific exploration of the Moon. 
    • Developing human capability to work in the lunar environment.

The flight mode, lunar orbit rendezvous, was selected in 1962. The boosters for the program were the Saturn IB for Earth orbit flights and the Saturn V for lunar flights.

Apollo was a three-part spacecraft: the command module (CM), the crew's quarters and flight control section; the service module (SM) for the propulsion and spacecraft support systems (when together, the two modules are called CSM); and the lunar module (LM), to take two of the crew to the lunar surface, support them on the Moon, and return them to the CSM in lunar orbit." -

For a timeline of Apollo 11's mission, visit

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Celebrate Pride Month 2019

      Celebrate Pride Month with University Libraries!

      Pride Month is a time when people in the LGBTQIA community remember their history
      and celebrate how far they’ve towards equal rights. It is also a time to remember the
      lives lost and the struggle it took to make it this far. In this display you will find books on
      marriage equality, LGBTQIA families, the history of the movement, school climates
      for LGBTQIA students, and much more. The display was made in collaboration with
      members of the LGBTQIA community on WSU campus.

      Dates: June 4, 2019 to ________, 2019. This display was created by Alisha Petersen.

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National Small Business Week

      National Small Business Week

      May 5-11, 2019

      For more than 50 years, the President of the United States has issued a
      proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the
      critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. 
      than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create
      about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year. For more information
      about National Small Business Week, visit the Small Business Association website.

      Wichita State University Libraries is a Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) and serves local entrepreneurs with a variety of resources:

  • Books on a variety of business and intellectual property topics
  • Databases for industry and consumer research
  • Entrepreneurship Research Series workshops given by Meghann Kuhlmann, Business Librarian, Sara Butts, Engineering, Patents, and Trademark Librarian, and Jessica Torres, Information Services Research Assistant
  • Virtual presentations given by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • One-on-one consultations to help you with business, patent, or trademark research
  • Online research guides for entrepreneurs, business research, and intellectual property

Upcoming Events:

May 21 -  Small Business Innovation Research SBIR Road Tour

KU Medical Center, Kansas City,  7:30 am - 6:00 pm, $30

June 18 & 19 - Rural and Independent Innovators Conference (RIIC)

Pittsburg, KS, $50

This event was rescheduled from the original date. Check back for more information.

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Edible Book Festival

What is an Edible Book Festival?

Join Wichita State University Libraries for our 1st annual Edible Book Festival where the worlds of books and food collide in creative and delicious ways. Create an edible work of art inspired by your favorite book or author. Let your imagination run free! Have fun with puns, or create something in the shape of a book.

Entries may be made from anything that is edible (cake, bread, crackers, gelatin, fruit, vegetables, candy, etc.) as long as it can be displayed for a few hours without melting or spoiling.

Participation is open to all members of the Wichita community.

(based on a description from Vanderbilt University Libraries Edible Book Festival)

This display was created by Kelsey Unruh. Date: March 11, 2019 to April 8, 2019.

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Mary Makes A Monster

      This display was made in conjunction with University Libraries event "Mary Makes A
      Monster" escape room.

      "Join University Libraries for their escape room titled "Making Mary’s Monster: A
      University Libraries and Women in Horror Month Escape Room" February 18 and 21
      from 10:00-11:30; and February 19, 20, and 22 from 2:00-3:30 in Special Collections,
      Ablah Library. Individual registration is required. Up to 8 participants per escape

      Mary Shelley, Percy Bysshe Shelly, Lord Byron, and Dr. John Polidori embark on a
      writing contest to see who can pen the best ghost story. Mary, upon awakening from a
      nightmare, begins writing her masterpiece, Frankenstein, when she is struck by an affliction that visits students, academics, and authors the world over: The Dreaded Writers' Block. Solve puzzles to help Mary finish her story!
This display was created by Lizzy Walker, Jessica Mirasol, and Faye O'Reilly. Date: February 5, 2019 to March 11, 2019.

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Best Books @yourLibrary 2018

      Don’t know what to read? Grab one of the bestselling books of 2018 from the library!
      All books in this display were pulled from a variety of lists of bestselling books in
      2017, including lists from Publisher Weekly, Goodreads Choice Awards, New York
      Times Best Seller, Amazon Best Seller, and more.

      This display was created by Connie Basquez. Dates: January 7 to February 5  

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