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  • 8/11/16 11:35 am CDT
    WHAT: Washburn University will welcome students back to campus with a week of fun activities. The week begins with faculty and staff helping students move in Friday, August 18 and will conclude with WU Fest, with games, music, food, and student organization displays, Tuesday, August 23. Below are the events the media are invited to attend. The community is invited to attend Traditions Night and the Movie on the Big Screen. The movie being shown is The Jungle Book, released earlier this year.more...
  • 8/9/16 5:23 pm CDT
    Students can add mileage to their professional future by enrolling in Commercial Truck Driving, a new program being offered this fall by Washburn University Institute of Technology (Washburn Tech). “Both locally and nationally, there is a huge demand for commercial truck drivers,” said Clark Coco, dean, Washburn Tech. “By putting more professionals in the driver’s seat, we hope to meet the needs of business and industry while steering individuals toward a solid career.” Students,more...
  • 7/25/16 1:02 pm CDT
         Topeka, Kan. – Students who want to train for a cosmetology career now have another option in Topeka. Washburn Tech Academy of Cosmetology will open this fall at 109 SW 29th St., Topeka, in the South City Plaza.      Washburn University Institute of Technology (Washburn Tech) and Washburn University leaders believe they can open this career path for local residents by providing an educational choice at half the price of private institutions.more...
  • 6/29/16 12:32 pm CDT
         A Washburn Tech student is polishing his hardware from the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Ky. William May, of Topeka, won a silver medal in the Automotive Refinishing Technology competition. He graduated from Washburn Tech’s auto collision program this past spring.     May was among 26 Washburn Tech students who competed in the event, which occurred June 20-24.  The annual competition is a showcase of careermore...
  • 6/6/16 9:58 am CDT
         Dr. Randy Pembrook, Washburn University’s vice president for academic affairs, has accepted a new position as chancellor at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, IL.  Pembrook, who has been at Washburn University since 2011, will start in his new position in Illinois in August.     As chancellor, Pembrook will be the chief operating officer of the 14 thousand student Edwardsville      campus overseeing all aspects ofmore...

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