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Week Ahead on Wednesday for August 23, 2017

08/23/17 02:08 pm CDT
Week Ahead on Wednesday

Welcome to a special newsletter from the Public Relations staff at Washburn University.  This newsletter goes out every Wednesday when classes are in session.  It's designed to showcase events and story possibilities in the coming week.  For more information about any of these events or story tips, contact Washburn's Public Relations Department at wurelations@washburn.edu or at 785-670-1711.

Friday, August 25, 2017

6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.  – The Burger Stand at College Hill

The Washburn Big Patio Social

Washburn University & Forge take over The Burger Stand at College Hill, College Hill Apartments and Monsoon Express to kickoff the start of the new school year!

Vendors will include Josey Baking Co., Shana Cake - Topeka, nadabottle, Moburts, Happy Basset Brewing Company, Boulevard Brewing Company.

For the Facebook Event, go to:


Saturday, August 25, 2017

8:00 a.m. – Noon  – Washburn Campus and around Topeka

The Little Event – A Washburn Day of Service

Who:  The Students of Washburn and friends

Time:  Check-in starts at 8:00 am, with volunteers arriving back on campus around Noon

How:  Volunteers will come to campus at 8:00 am, sign in, get a t-shirt, a bottle of water, and maybe a yummy donut, get into service groups and then will hop on a bus and go to a service site. These sites include Topeka organizations such as Harvester, Boys & Girls Club, The American Red Cross, and other stellar organizations. Volunteers will then arrive back at campus around noon and receive a yummy hot dog and chips!

For more info:  https://goo.gl/forms/xVu2puQxvag7V7Ag1

Monday, August 28, 2017

5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  – White Concert Hall

School of Nursing “Light the Lamp” ceremony

The Light the Lamp Ceremony features the students’ recitation of an oath, receipt of a commemorative pin, an address by an eminent role model, and a reception for students and invited guests.  The specially designed pin serves as a visual reminder of the students’ oath and commitment to provide compassionate and high-quality care through their professional nursing careers.  Students’ families and friends are invited to attend this event

Monday, August 28, 2017

Noon  – Memorial Union, Cottonwood Room

Gender Brown Bag

Join for the first Gender Brown Bag of the semester, Monday, Aug. 28 at noon in the Cottonwood Room in Memorial Union. This series is intended to provide informal opportunities to share research and discuss topics pertaining to gender. Everyone is welcome, and attendees are free to bring their lunch.

Meet Washburn's Victim Advocate, Molly Steffes-Herman, and learn about the services she is available to provide to students, faculty, and staff.


Washburn University
Patrick Early, (785) 670-1711
Director, Public Relations
(717) 385-1119 (cell)

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