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  • 5/18/17 12:22 pm CDT
    Topeka, Kan. –          A supernova could seriously harm life on Earth from much farther away than previously estimated, according to a new paper co-authored by Washburn University researcher and professor of astronomy and physics Brian Thomas.             “We now know that a supernova – the huge explosion of a massive star – occurred about 2.6 million years ago, about 150 light years from Earthmore...
  • 5/17/17 11:17 am CDT
         Washburn University announced today that Captain Chris Enos has been named the director of the Washburn University Police Department.  Enos has been interim director since the retirement of Dean Forster last year.     “We are very fortunate to have such a capable officer and leader to head our department,” said Jim Martin, vice president of administration and treasurer at Washburn.  “He has proven himself a strong leader as well as anmore...
  • 5/12/17 8:58 am CDT
         Topeka, Kan. – Washburn University faculty and staff members were recently honored with the status of emeritus and eminentes universitatis. The title of emeritus is given to faculty who have taught at Washburn for ten years or more and retire in good standing. “Eminentes universitatis” can be loosely translated to “outstanding ones of the university” and is an honor given to staff members who have been employed at Washburn for ten years or more, and retire in good standingmore...
  • 5/11/17 10:18 am CDT
    Topeka, Kan. - Washburn University will give four honorary doctorates during spring 2017 commencement ceremonies May 13, 2017. The honorary degree is the highest academic recognition Washburn University can bestow. These recipients have demonstrated high standards of excellence in their life and work as evidenced by scholarship, public service, and in commitment to the development of Washburn University.Kerry E. McQueen, doctor of lawKerry E. McQueen was born in Kirwin, Kan. He received amore...
  • 5/10/17 11:16 am CDT
    Topeka, Kan. – Washburn University will host four commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 13. We are sharing three stories that help highlight the class of 2017.Salina-native Discovers Her Love for Education - Kaylee EricksonAn education major from Salina, Kan., Erickson is the first Ichabod in her family. Washburn wasn’t originally on her college radar but an offer of a softball scholarship made her reconsider.“Washburn could not have been a more perfect place for me. I have always said thatmore...

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