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 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." - https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/missions/index.html
For a timeline of Apollo 11's mission, visit https://history.nasa.gov/ap11ann/apollo11_log/log.htm
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.
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. More
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:
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.
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.
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
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