Topeka, Kan. –More than 100 Washburn University students will present at Apeiron, a campus-wide forum, to present their research and creative pieces on Friday, April 28. The event begins at 10:00 a.m. In its 15th year, Apeiron has grown to three locations on campus: the Washburn Room of the Memorial Union for poster presentations, Henderson Learning Resource Center for oral presentations, and Carole Chapel for musical and theatrical performances. For a complete schedule of presentations, click here.
Students can present as many Apeiron projects as they would like. Julie Velez is presenting her second Apeiron project this year. Although she has done Apeiron once before, a professor encouraged her to participate and she embraced the opportunity to present yet again.
“I have participated in Apeiron previously and found it to be an enriching experience,” Velez said.
Velez’s first project was a poster presentation. This year, it is a book of poetry written by incarcerated women. For the presentation, she will be discussing the project and sharing some of their poems. Velez started a Kickstarter to get funding for the book and diligently undertook the months-long process to work with the poets involved and to get the book published.
In Apeiron tradition, a professor will conclude the oral presentations. Gordon McQuere, Professor Emeritus in Music and former Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, will be giving his lecture “What I Learned From You” at 3:00 p.m. in the Kansas Room of the Memorial Union.
Apeiron, a Greek word meaning “unlimited,” began at Washburn in 1996. Participating students engage in research, creativity, and presentation at a level higher than any other forum on campus. In the last 13 years, more than 1,300 students have participated in Apeiron.