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  • 5/31/17 3:15 pm CDT
         Washburn University’s Mabee Library is one of 6 applicants chosen from 61 proposals to receive funding from the LYRASIS Catalyst Fund. The award will provide open source information literacy modules for use by middle and high school students in area schools to help them develop critical thinking skills and effectively evaluate information sources. In addition to providing these learning materials through school libraries, librarians from Mabee will provide in-personmore...
  • 5/31/17 3:13 pm CDT
         “The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey” by Candice Millard has been selected as the featured book in the 2017-2018 Washburn University iREAD program.     After his election defeat in 1912, Theodore Roosevelt set his sights on the most punishing physical challenge he could find, the first descent of an unmapped, rapids-choked tributary of the Amazon. The River of Doubt is the true story of Theodore Roosevelt's harrowing exploration of one ofmore...
  • 5/25/17 5:26 pm CDT
    Mulvane Art Fair
         The 25th Mulvane Art Fair is set for June 3 and 4 on the Washburn University campus.  More than 80 artist booths from 13 states will display and sell paintings, drawings, prints, photography, jewelry sculpture and work in fiber, glass, wood, metal, ceramics and textiles.     “Fair-goers can easily spend the entire weekend at the Art Fair,” said Cora Spencer, president of the Friends of the Mulvane Art Museum. “In addition to the 80 artist booths with anmore...
  • 5/19/17 11:03 am CDT
    WHAT: “Voices of Freedom: Now is the Time” is a music festival celebrating the anniversary of the Brown vs Board of Education decision. Kelley Hunt, a native of Kansas City and an acclaimed singer/songwriter/musician, will be the headliner with additional performances by Maria the Mexican, Isaac Cates & Ordained and Injunuity.WHEN:  2:00- Mayor’s opening message           2:15- Injunuity           3:15- recorded “voices”more...
  • 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...

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