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Dr. Rachel Sparks

What ICTMJC Has Been Up to Lately

What ICTMJC Has Been Up to Lately
Wichita Running Company & ICTMJC
Startup Grind, Thursday @The Lux

If you haven’t heard, with the start of 2017, Wichita now has its own edition of Startup Grind,powered by Google for Entrepreneurs. Startup Grind is another Wichita community event, heldmonthly, by and for the entrepreneurs of our city. January’s event was a huge success, with a turnout of225 people! This month featured Brian Williamson, an entrepreneur in the world of pharmacy. The informalformat of the event was set up to resemble a fireside chat between two people. The audiencelearned the process of Brian coming to be where he is now, including the many challenges and triumphs alongthe way.

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Dr. Rachel Sparks

Unconference Tech/Gaming Expo

Unconference Tech/Gaming Expo
Wichita's Gaming World

This past Saturday, Drs. Rachel and Keith attended a tech expo for gamers at WSU. Led by Wichita eSports, several hundred individuals attended to participate in tournaments involving games such as League of Legends and Super Smash Bros projected up on the big screens for all to watch. Also, there were computers grouped together in the corners of the room for other tournaments such as NHL 17. All of this is proof of the presence and support the gaming community possesses here in Wichita, Kansas. For those of you that think gaming is only a pastime, well-known individuals, such as Mark Cuban, are starting to financially invest in leagues so we are guessing that it is here to stay. Gaming involves strategy, brings a team of individuals together, and its potential for the future is looking bright. Teams from major universities, such as Kansas State, attended to participate and observe the active push to grow Wichita’s gaming community. Not to mention, Shocker Startup held a pitch competition during the event too!

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Dr. Rachel Sparks

Ugh, Seasonal Allergies.

Ugh, Seasonal Allergies.
Wichita, KS Seasonal Allergy

As you can see below, if you suffer from seasonal allergies and live in the Wichita, KS area, you probably aren’t feeling 100%. Unfortunately, this area can be a hot zone for all different types of allergens and if that wasn’t bad enough, they can reappear more than once a year. Seasonal allergies, also known as hay fever or allergic rhinitis, affects all age groups. (Fun fact: rhinitis is irritation of the nose and rhinoceros means “nose horn;” in case you were curious!) Anyway, common symptoms include sneezing, congestion, itchy/watery eyes, and coughing. Typical treatment includes antihistamines, decongestants, and steroids.

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Dr. Rachel Sparks

Sports-Related Injury Prevention

Sports-Related Injury Prevention

School is back in session! All the youngsters in Wichita and surrounding areas have made the trek back into the classroom, with their school supplies in hand. The start of the school year also signifies the start of fall sports: basketball, cross country, baseball, football, and many others. Often, increased sport activity leads to increased sports-related injury rates, but this does not have to be the case!

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Dr. Rachel Sparks

Weekend Happenings

Happy Friday Wichita!

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1 MILLION CUPS

1 MILLION CUPS
"Caffenating an Entrepreneurial Nation"*

In their own words, "1 Million Cups is a free, weekly national program designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1MC is based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and network over a million cups of coffee."*

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