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  • 7/26/17 1:38 pm CDT
         In just under a month, we’re due to see the first total eclipse of the sun visible from the continental United States since the 1970’s and those (in 1970 and 1979) were each only visible in a small sliver of the country.  The eclipse which will take place August 21 will be visible across 14 states including much of the Midwest.     While the eclipse won’t quite reach totality in Topeka, it will still be an impressive sight with noticeable darkening ofmore...
  • 7/24/17 2:33 pm CDT
    STEM Conference for Educators
         Kansas educators will have the chance to learn the latest techniques in teaching Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) subjects in their classrooms this fall at the statewide STEM Conference for Educators hosted by Washburn University.  The conference is designed for educators from pre-school right through high school, according to Dr. Cherry Steffen, chair of Washburn’s Education Department which is running the conference.     “It’s never toomore...
  • 7/3/17 2:58 pm CDT
         Washburn University announced that it has been awarded a sponsorship grant to administer an AmeriCorps VISTA program in Shawnee, Douglas and Atchison Counties.  The grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), will allow the Washburn VISTA project to place volunteers in 19 community agencies.     The Washburn VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) project is operated through the Washburn Learning in the Community Center (LinC)more...
  • 6/13/17 9:03 am CDT
         Topeka, Kan. – The Washburn University theatre department will perform “Seascape” by Edward Albee in the Georgia Neese Gray Theatre on Washburn's campus. The show will run June 16, 17, 23, 24, and 25. The first four shows begin at 7:30 p.m. and the show on June 25 begins at 2:00 p.m. The show costs $8 for general admission. Washburn students, faculty, and staff can attend for free with a Washburn University ID.     “Seascape” is a two act play aboutmore...
  • 6/7/17 12:11 pm CDT
    Topeka, Kan. - Twenty high school students from Shawnee County will participate in the inaugural High School Leadership Academy (HSLA) June 11 – 17, 2017 at Washburn University. Made possible by a grant from the Topeka Community Foundation, the academy is a collaboration between the Foundation, Washburn University and the Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce. Students will live on the Washburn campus for the week and will be guided through a comprehensive program that will introduce conceptsmore...

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President Farley has been a part of Move-In Day for 20 years, and he's always excited to welcome new Ichabods to ca… https://t.co/BN1pXxXmfS-3 hours 55 min ago
The team is working hard on Move-In Day! In just a few months we'll be watching them work hard on the… https://t.co/hDG05FuALw-8 hours 5 min ago
RT : Over 400 faculty, staff and students on hand to welcome new Ichabods for Move In! Talk about family! #WUMovesU #GoBods-8 hours 20 min ago