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 firstname.lastname@example.org or at 785-670-1711.
February 14-17, 2019
University Theatre in the Garvey Fine Arts Center – General Admission Tickets $8
Washburn presents “The Chairs” – an absurdist play
Washburn's theatre department will perform the absurdist play "The Chairs" Feb. 14-17. "The Chairs" is about an older couple preparing an imaginary audience for an astounding announcement. Performances are Feb. 14, 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. All performances are in the University Theatre in Garvey Fine Arts Center. Students, faculty and staff can attend for free with a valid WU ID, general admission tickets are $8.
Monday, February 18, 2019
Noon – Memorial Union (Lincoln Room) -- Free & Open to the Public
Women Pirates and Pirates' Women
There several famous, and infamous, female pirates throughout history, including the most successful pirate of all time. Explore the many roles women played during the golden age of sail with this gender brown bag presentation Monday, Feb. 18 at noon in the Lincoln Room of the Memorial Union.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Memorial Union Underground (Lower Level) -- Free & Open to the Public
Coffee Talks: National Love Your Pet Day
Feb. 20 is National Love Your Pet Day! Helping Hands Humane Society will bring dogs and cats to the Union Underground for Coffee Talks and pet therapy. Stop by for free coffee and tea and love on the dogs and cats, 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 20.
Thursday, February 21, 2019
3:00 p.m. – Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center -- Free & Open to the Public
31st annual Harman Lincoln Lecture
Lincoln scholar Harold Holzer will present the 31st annual Harman Lincoln Lecture on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 3 p.m. in Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center. The award-winning historian, author and editor will present “Lincoln and 150 Years of Fake News” and talk about the challenges of the present regarding truth and the contest for public opinion. The presentation is free and open to the public.
Friday, February 22, 2019
11:30 p.m. – 3:00 a.m. (doors locked at midnight) – Student Recreation and Wellness Center – Washburn Students Only
Students spend “All Night at the Rec”
Washburn is holding its annual “All Night at the Rec” event on Feb. 22 at the Student Recreation and Wellness Recreation Center. Students can try to break out of an escape room, play a game of archery tag, and enjoy Mario Kart and other Wii games. Wind down in the chill room with adult coloring books, board games and a yoga fitness on demand class. Pizza and drinks will be provided, including a mocktail (non-alcoholic) bar.
Thursday, March 6, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Memorial Union (Washburn A&B) -- Free & Open to the Public
Washburn presents its annual “Bow Tie Fair”
The spring BOWTIE Fair has been rescheduled for March 6, 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in Washburn A/B in the Union. Originally scheduled for Feb. 7, the BOWTIE Fair is a great opportunity to learn about student organizations on campus, areas of study, and study abroad opportunities.