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150 Year Celebration

  • 7/31/17 12:33 pm CDT

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                Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you probably know there’s a solar eclipse coming up on August 21.  But, you probably don’t know just what to expect – particularly if you’re planning to stay in Topeka.            That’s why Dr. Mark Smith of the Washburn University Department of Physics and Astronomy is giving a public lecture next Monday, August 7 at 6:30 p.m. in Room 100 at Hendersonmore...
  • 7/28/17 10:01 am CDT
    WHAT: Final showcase presentation – Middle School Transportation STEM CampThe Washburn University Summer Transportation Science Camp for 7th and 8th grade students focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math has been running for the last two weeks.  The students stayed on campus in Lincoln Hall for the two-week camp and participate in daily hands-on science and math activities.The free camp was made possible with a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation which wantsmore...
  • 7/28/17 9:34 am CDT
         Washburn University has named a permanent captain for its police force.  Matthew Simpson has been appointed to the post after serving on an interim basis since May when former Captain Chris Enos was named the chief of the department.     “Matt has proven himself a very able police officer and a good leader,” said Enos, “and he has earned this key position in our department.”     As captain, Simpson is responsible for front line supervisionmore...
  • 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...

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It's a beautiful day for Family Day! Warm weather doesn't stop the Ichabods from celebrating!… https://t.co/I2qfvG2AqA-11 hours 37 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