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Week Ahead on Wednesday for April 10, 2019

04/10/19 12:04 pm CDT
"Transgender Existence as an Act of Resistance."
Week Ahead on Wednesday for April 10, 2019

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.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

6:30 p.m.  – Henderson Hall (Room 100)

Nall Speak Off speech competition

This semester's Nall Speak Off is next Wednesday, April 10, at 6:30 p.m. in Henderson 100. Each semester, public speaking sections nominate students from their respective classes to represent them in this exciting contest. If you would like to attend, please RSVP the communications department by calling ext. 2236 or emailing professor Stephen Doubledee.  

Thursday, April 11, 2019 – Saturday, April 13, 2019

White Concert Hall & Rita Blitt Gallery -- Free & Open to the Public but tickets required

Washburn hosts international film festival

The first Washburn International Film Institute (WIFI) Film Festival begins tomorrow with film showings in White Concert Hall and the Rita Blitt Gallery. Ninety-three films were selected for screening from more than 2,000 entries. Film showings are free for but tickets are required. Tickets are available at:


The opening reception (which includes the presentation of the President’s Award) will start at 4:30 in the Rita Blitt Gallery. 

On Friday, April 12 at 7:00 p.m., The WIFI Film Festival will feature premiere showing of a documentary about Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) immigration policy by Allan Holzman, a Peabody and two-time Emmy award-winning filmmaker. Holzman will talk about his film and experiences after the screening. The festival will also feature a documentary, "#TAKEMEANYWHERE," by Shia LaBeouf  and "Laramie Inside Out" by filmmaker Beverly Seckinger..

You can see the entire festival program at: https://washburn.edu/wifi/films-events.html

Thursday, April 11, 2019

12:30 p.m.  – Memorial Union (Lincoln Room – Second Floor) -- Free & Open to the Public

Washburn professor to present at UN International Commission on the Status of Women – Get a preview at a brown bag presentation

For the sixth year in a row, Washburn professor Sharon Sullivan has been invited to present at the United Nations' Commission on the Status of Women, the principal global intergovernmental body exclusively dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women. As in previous years, several Washburn undergraduate students accompanied Sullivan to New York. Come hear about their experiences at a gender brown bag tomorrow, April 11, at 12:30 p.m. in the Lincoln Room of the Union.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

8:00 a.m. – Noon  – Gathering at Yager Stadium

“The Big Event” volunteer event sends students out into the community

The Big Event is a day of community service, where students, faculty and staff go out across Topeka and help give back to the community. Aligning with one of the core values of the university, volunteering for the Big Event provides students with a perfect way to get connected to the community and grow as a leader through community service.  Students will be gathering at Yager Stadium before dispersing through the city to work on various projects.  (Rain location for gathering is nearby Whiting Field House adjacent to Lee Arena)

Saturday, April 13, 2019 – Thursday, April 18, 2019

See list for times  – Primarily White Concert Hall -- Free & Open to the Public

Recitals and performances galore from Washburn’s music department

The Washburn music department has numerous concerts, performances and student recitals in the last month of the semester. Performances are in White Concert Hall unless otherwise noted. All performances are open to the public. Events are free unless otherwise noted. Listed below are upcoming performances.


Andy McKee - Acoustic Guitar

7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 13

Admission Fee


University Band Concert

7:30 p.m., Monday, April 15

(The band will be performing works by Ticheli - Amazing Grace, Bernstein - West Side Story, Anderson - Sandpaper Ballet featuring: Kevin Harry, Sabrina Cathcart and Nick Hogue, along with works by Holst, Sousa and more!)


Percussion Ensemble Festival Concert

7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 16


Saxophone Ensemble Concert

7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 17


Trumpet Studio Recital

7 p.m., Wednesday, April 17

Carole Chapel


Dustin Winters Senior Cello Recital

7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 18

Monday, April 15, 2019

12:30 p.m.  – Memorial Union (Washburn A&B) -- Free & Open to the Public

Transgender Activist Speaker: Jennicet Gutierrez

The public organizer educator and trans gender activist will be making a presentation on “Transgender Existence as an Act of Resistance.”


Washburn University
Patrick Early, (785) 670-1711
Director, Public Relations
(717) 385-1119 (cell)

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