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Week Ahead on Wednesday for April 11, 2018

04/11/18 03:04 pm CDT
Week Ahead on Wednesday for April 11, 2018

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.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  – Petro Allied Health Center -- Open to the Public

Cesar Chavez Blood Drive Challenge

HALO – The Hispanic Leadership Organization – is sponsoring its annual blood drive in conjunction with the Red Cross.  Those interested in participating can make a life-saving blood donation appointment for this blood drive by visiting redcrossblood.org (Use sponsor code: Washburn HALO) or call 800-RED-CROSS.

For those who are interested:


April 13, 14, 20 & 21, 2018 --

7:30 p.m.  – Andrew J. and Georgia Neese Gray Theatre

Washburn Theatre Department presents: Marat/Sade

The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade.

By Peter Weiss. Trans. by Geoffrey Skelton. Music by Richard Peaslee.

Weiss was a Marxist and an exponent of the Theatre of Cruelty: his stated theatrical purpose was to shock his audiences into suffering and atoning for the violent insanity of modern society. The play is set in 1808 and concerns a performance by members of the asylum in which the Marquis de Sade was incarcerated from 1801 to 1814. At the warden's suggestion, de Sade directs his fellow inmates in a dramatic re-creation of the assassination of Jean-Paul Marat in 1793. What follows is an intense dialectical contest between de Sade and Marat. According to Weiss, de Sade personifies anarchy, self-indulgence, and individualism, while Marat, a pre-Marxist revolutionary, believes that the end justifies the means, no matter how violent the means may be.

This play contains very strong language and adult themes and is not recommended for anyone under 17.

Friday, April 20, 2018

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  – Various locations including Carole Chapel & Memorial Union -- Free & Open to the Public

Washburn University hosts annual Aperion student showcase

Washburn University Apeiron is an event that allows students to showcase their research, scholarship, creative activities and community engagement activities. The performances and presentations are free and open to the public.

The event allows students to showcase their research, scholarship, creative activities and community engagement activities in a setting similar to a professional meeting. Any type of presentation used in a professional setting, such as a poster presentation, an oral presentation, an exhibition, or a performance, will be acceptable.

Apeiron includes a keynote address and oral, poster, and performing arts sessions. During the oral presentation session, multiple concurrent oral presentations will take place using as many different modes of presentation as necessary. During the poster presentation session, all poster presentations will take place. Following the event, students will be honored at a reception to which their mentors, families and the public are invited.


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

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