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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...
  • 5/11/17 9:40 am CDT
    WHAT: More than 1,000 third graders from Topeka Public Schools will converge on Yager Stadium at Moore Bowl on the Washburn University campus Friday, May 12. The students are participating in the annual Topeka Hy-Vee’s KidsFit event.Note: Students who do not have permission to be on camera or photographed will be indicated on their name badge. The media cannot film or photograph these students for any reason.WHEN: Friday, May 12, 2017, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.WHERE: Yager Stadium at Moore Bowl on themore...

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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 19 hours ago