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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.

PLANNED EVENTS:

  • 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.

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Contact:

Washburn University
Joy Bailes, (785) 670-2153
Assistant Director of University Relations
joy.bailes@washburn.edu
(785) 230-1648 (cell)
or
Washburn University
Kaitlin West, 785-670-2154
PR Specialist- University Relations
kaitlin.west@washburn.edu
785-633-0536 (cell)
or
Washburn University
Patrick Early, (785) 670-1711
Director, Public Relations
patrick.early@washburn.edu
(717) 385-1119 (cell)

Washburn tweets

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