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  • 10/9/17 3:26 pm CDT

    Deadline for submissions December 31, 2017

         Kansas Literary Nonfiction writers with book length works published in the past three years (2015/16/17) are eligible to win the $1,000 2018 Hefner Heitz Kansas Book Award in Literary Nonfiction.  The annual award, rotating between poetry, fiction, and literary nonfiction is sponsored by the Thomas Fox Averill Kansas Studies Collection at Washburn University in Topeka and there is no fee to enter.     This year's judge will be essayist, commentator, poetmore...
  • 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...
  • 10/5/17 10:30 am CDT
    WHAT: Kurdistan? A Forum. Three Washburn University professors will examine the Kurdistan vote for independence that happened Sept. 25, 2017 from political, historic, and cultural perspectives. Who are the Kurds? Will there be a Kurdistan? What does this mean for the region? This event is free and is open to the public.WHEN: TODAY, Thursday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m.WHERE: Henderson, Room 112, on the Washburn University campusWHO: Washburn University students, faculty, staff, and the publicDETAILS:more...
  • 10/4/17 12:06 pm CDT
    Welcome to a special newsletter from the Public Relations staff at Washburn University.  This newsletter goes out every Wednesday when classes are in session.  It's designed to showcase events and story possibilities in the coming week.  For more information about any of these events or story tips, contact Washburn's Public Relations Department at wurelations@washburn.edu or at 785-670-1711.From October 4, 2017 through the spring semesterActive Bystander Trainingmore...

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