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Week Ahead on Wednesday for September 13, 2017

09/13/17 12:09 pm CDT
Week Ahead on Wednesday for September 13, 2017

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.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Campus Road Closure

This Thursday, Sept. 14, Durrow Drive will be closed all day from the corner of Washburn Ave to the corner of College Ave. This is the street that runs along the south side of the KBI Building. This is being done to allow the positioning of a large crane to lift a large piece of equipment into the KBI Site.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  – Blair Room in the Living Learning Center -- Free & Open to the Public

Washburn University to Show Documentary “Brave Miss World”

Washburn University will show the documentary “Brave Miss World” Sept. 14, 5 to 7 p.m. in the Blair Room in the Living Learning Center on the Washburn University campus. Washburn University’s sexual assault education and prevention program, office of residential living, counseling services, and office of student life are sponsoring this event. A panel discussion will follow. This event is free and open to the public.

The panel discussion immediately following the movie includes Dr. Sharon Sullivan, Washburn University women and gender studies, Emily Steimel, Center for Safety and Empowerment, and Washburn University students Joyce Johnson, president of STAND (women and gender studies minor, student organization), and Katie Wade, president of URGE (unite for reproductive and gender equity).  The Washburn University victim advocate, Molly Steffes-Herman, will be present should anyone have questions about or need services.

The Washburn University sexual assault education and prevention program is part of the university’s overall efforts to foster an environment where sexual assault is not tolerated, and all students, faculty, and staff are aware and engaged in prevention.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

7:00 p.m.  – Henderson Hall – Room 100 -- Free & Open to the Public

Film presentation – 102 Minutes That Changed America

The Criminal Justice Association will be showing the film 102 Minutes about the events of 9/11.  After the movie, local veterans will tell how this day affected their lives and service.  While the event is free and open to the public, the CJA is asking attendees to consider bringing a nonperishable food item for donation to Bods Feeding Bods -- the Washburn University student-run food bank.

Friday, September 15, 2017

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  – Washburn University School of Law -- Free & Open to the Public

Walk-in legal clinic for those covered by DACA

Free legal consultation including assistance for renewals for those covered by DACA – the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals by the Washburn University Law Clinic.  The clinic will be from 1 until 4 on September 15, 22 & 29.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  – White Concert Hall

The Mosaic Concert

This is a benefit concert for the music department sponsored by the Washburn Friends of Music. It features a seamless program of vocal and instrumental ensembles, both large and small, highlighted by a color-spectacled lighting design. Join us for the most colorful concert of the year!

Monday, September 18, 2017

6:00 p.m.  – Memorial Union (Washburn A) -- Free & Open to the Public

FISA, Fingerprints & the 4th Amendment – a presentation by Brandon Mayfield

Mayfield, a Washburn Law graduate and author will speak about his experiences being falsely accused by the FBI of the 2004 Madrid (Spain) bombings based on fingerprint evidence.  Mayfield will also discuss his recent book Improbable Cause covering the ramifications of false arrests from a legal, policy and forensic perspective.

This event is jointly sponsored by the Washburn University School of Law, the Washburn University Forensic Programs and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation as part of Forensic Science Week.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.  – Stoffer Science Hall -- Free & Open to the Public

Observatory open viewing

Concentrating on observing Saturn and attempting to view Neptune.  For further information, contact Mark Smith -- 785.670.2264 -- mark.smith2@washburn.edu

 Tuesday, September 19, 2017

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  – KBI Forensics Building Atrium -- Free & Open to the Public

Kansas Forensic Science Career Fair and Research Poster Presentation

As part of National Forensic Science Week, students and representatives from Washburn University, Wichita State University and Emporia State University will be present to learn more about the education programs offered in Kansas and the potential careers in the field.  There will be representatives on hand from the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office Criminalistics Laboratory and the Sedgwick County Regional Forensic Science Center.

Poster presentation of research relevant to forensic science conducted by students and professionals will also be on display.  The researchers will be present to answer questions about their work.


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

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