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Media Advisory: Family Day at Washburn is Saturday, September 17, 2016

09/16/16 11:09 am CDT

WHAT: Washburn University is holding it’s annual Family Day on campus this Saturday.


  • Batter Up!

11:00 a.m.

Washburn Softball Complex

Info: 785.670.1797

Softball homerun hitting contest, followed by a Washburn University current team/alumni softball game

  • Ichabod Shop Annual Family Day BOGO

12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., lower level, Memorial Union

Info: 785.670.2665

Annual Family Day BOGO (buy one, get one half price) at the Ichabod Shop on Washburn-imprinted merchandise. BOGO is valid in the Ichabod Shop only; half price on equal or lower price; not good with any other offers.


  • Washburn University's Mulvane Art Museum and ArtLab

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Info: 785.670.1124

Admission is free for all ages

Gallery, Mulvane Art Museum -- The Bud Holman Retrospective. Born on a farm north of Topeka in 1926, Bud moved to New York in 1954 and developed a highly abstracted landscape style. Holman later settled in Arizona, where he continues to paint each day.

ArtLab, Mulvane Art Museum -- hand-on art learning center. Fun for all ages.


  • Appetizers with Leadership Institute

2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center

Info: leadership@washburn.edu or 785.670.2000

Join the Washburn University Leadership Institute for appetizers and games.


  • Lincoln Hall Ribbon Cutting

3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Lincoln Hall

Info: 785.670.2100

Join Washburn University students, faculty and staff in celebrating all the hard work that helped bring life to our new residence hall. Light snacks and tours will be offered.


  • Festivities in the Mabee Library

3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Mabee Library.

Info: 785.670.1550

Visit the Washburn University Mabee Library for Family Day fun, including story time, face painting, a cake walk, and a First Year Experience open house.


  • Games on the Lawn

3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Memorial Union Lawn

Spend some time having fun with your family enjoying live music and participating in various games, including inflatables.


  • Softball Team Tailgate

3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

North of the Washburn Softball Complex

Info: 785.670.1797

Washburn University softball team, softball alumni, and families tailgate


  • Family Day Picnic

4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Washburn Room, Memorial Union

Cost: $9.50 for adults; $5.50 for children ages 6-12, children ages 5 and younger eat free

Info: 785.670.2153

Hamburgers, hot dogs, and assorted sides.


  • Family Day Football Game

Pre-game show starts at 5:40 p.m., kickoff is at 6:00 p.m.

Yager Stadium at Moore Bowl

Tickets: Visit www.wutickets.com or call 785.670.2637 for tickets.

Watch the Ichabods take on the Lindenwood University Lions! The Washburn Family of the Year will be recognized at halftime.



Washburn University
Joy Bailes, (785) 670-2153
Assistant Director of University Relations
(785) 230-1648 (cell)
Washburn University
Kaitlin West, 785-670-2154
PR Specialist- University Relations
785-633-0536 (cell)
Washburn University
Patrick Early, (785) 670-1711
Director, Public Relations
(717) 385-1119 (cell)

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