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  • 9/30/16 10:56 am CDT
         Washburn University announced that it has selected the winners in the Be Ready Challenge entrepreneurship showcase in which 15 high school students had the opportunity to pitch new business ideas to a panel of judges. First place was awarded to Rachel Louise Taylor, a recent graduate of Shawnee Heights High School and current freshman at Washburn. Her presentation featured the business side of her singing career as a country artist. Taylor received a $2,500 scholarshipmore...
  • 9/29/16 4:27 pm CDT
         Students at Washburn University and Washburn Institute of Technology have three minutes to pitch a new business idea to a panel of judges in the Washburn Pitch Competition. Through a collaborative partnership with GO Topeka, $25,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to students with the top four presentations, the top freshman entry, and the top Washburn Tech entry. The competition is open to all Washburn and Washburn Tech undergraduate and graduate students.  more...
  • 9/28/16 4:35 pm CDT
    WHAT: The Washburn University Interfraternity Council is hosting their first Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9 - 11 a.m. beginning on the east lawn of the Memorial Union, on the Washburn University campus. Cost of participation is $10 per person and the public is welome. All proceeds benefit the YWCA of Topeka. Schedule of Events9:00 a.m.      Registration opens 9:15 a.m.      Welcome,  including words from Michellemore...
  • 9/28/16 4:32 pm CDT
    Seeing is believing and that is the premise behind the Washburn University Institute of Technology (Washburn Tech) Fall Open House from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on Friday, October 14, at 5724 SW Huntoon St. The come-and-go event is an opportunity for prospective students, friends and family to learn about training opportunities that can lead to career opportunities.“Washburn Tech’s 38 career programs offer hands-on, interactive learning. So during our Open House, prospective students have anmore...
  • 9/28/16 1:46 pm CDT

    Deadline for submissions December 31, 2016

         Kansas Fiction writers with book length works published in the past three years (2014/15/16) are eligible to win the $1,000 2017 Hefner Heitz Kansas Book Award in Fiction.  The annual award, rotating between poetry, fiction, and nonfiction is sponsored by the Thomas Fox Averill Kansas Studies Collection at Washburn University in Topeka.     This year’s fiction judge is Grant Tracey, Professor of English at the University of Northern Iowa.more...

Washburn tweets

It's a beautiful day for Family Day! Warm weather doesn't stop the Ichabods from celebrating!… https://t.co/I2qfvG2AqA-12 hours 1 min ago
It's officially Family Day Weekend! A big Washburn welcome to all the siblings on campus for Siblings' Day, we hope you have a great time!-1 day 5 hours ago
We're excited to announce that Amy Spielman is the winner of 4 tickets to the Family Day… https://t.co/ah58iDvHee-1 day 12 hours ago