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  • 10/9/17 11:20 am CDT
    WHAT: Washburn University will host the annual Literature Festival, featuring children’s and young adult author Sharon Draper. Draper will speak on her books, “Stella by Starlight” and “Copper Sun.” After Draper’s presentation, there will be several breakout sessions for approximately 400 elementary, middle, and high school attendees from northeast Kansas.WHEN: 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 10WHERE: Memorial Union, Washburn University Sharon Draper’s presentation will be in Washburnmore...
  • 10/9/17 9:57 am CDT
         Topeka, Kan. – Washburn University’s Theta chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota, an international music fraternity, earned the 2016-2017 Katherine Becker National Collegiate Chapter Achievement Award. Formed to "uphold the highest standards of music" and "to further the development of music in America and throughout the world", Sigma Alpha Iota provides musical and educational resources to its members and the general public.     In order to win this national award, amore...
  • 10/2/17 11:14 am CDT
         Transcendental Train Yard is an exhibition that provides a glimpse into the role that the railroad has played in the Mexican-American community through serigraphs that incorporate images, by artist Marta Sánchez, with accompanying poetry by Norma Elia Cantú.     In collaboration with the Tonantzin Society of Topeka, the Mulvane Art Museum presents a series of panel discussion with Chicana artists about how their art serves as a witness to themore...
  • 9/29/17 10:03 am CDT
         This year, Washburn University welcomed the largest “direct from high school” freshman class in university history.  The 830 new students coming directly to Washburn from high school was up 5 percent from last year’s class.  What’s more, dual-enrolled students – students who are taking classes while still in high school – saw a major 24.4 percent jump to 830 students this year.     Overall headcount on the traditional university campus was upmore...
  • 9/29/17 9:42 am CDT

    Exhibit open now through January 6, 2018

          Detention Nation is an installation by Sin Huellas, a Texas/Mexico art collective on display now through January 6, 2018 at Washburn University's Mulvane Art Museum. Contained by a chain link fence topped with razor wire, the exhibition seeks to reveal the harsh realities of U.S. immigration detention facilities. Sin Huellas founding members include Delilah Montoya, Orlando Lara, Douglas Menjivar, Brenda Cruz-Wolf, Deyadira Trevino, and Carlos Carrasco.   more...

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Don't forget to join us for the Homecoming Parade tomorrow! The parade begins at 10:00 a.m. & travels around Washburn's campus. #BodsAtSea-5 hours 57 min ago
Mr. Ichabod got in on the fun at Yell Like Hell last night with his own #BodsAtSea themed dance! https://t.co/917quEK8eN-11 hours 5 min ago
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