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Week Ahead on Wednesday for April 24, 2019

04/24/19 03:04 pm CDT
"Project Kara Kendall-Morwick, Department of EnglishIn whose language/Am I’: M NorubeSe Phillip’s Dehumanist PoeticsHistorical Dimensions of Free Speech – Tuesday, April 30 Tom Prasch, Department of HistoryGeorge Wither’s"
Week Ahead on Wednesday for April 24, 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 24, 2019

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  – Henderson Hall (Room 100) -- Free & Open to the Public

International Women's Forum

The Topeka chapter of The Links, Inc. is hosting an International Women's Forum today, April 24, in Henderson 100. The forum is 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public. The keynote speaker will focus on women's empowerment, particularly with regard to international women. The panelists will address a wide range of topics in line with the United Nations' theme for 2019 International Women's Day, "Think equal, build smart, innovate for change" as well as a trending theme on social media #BalanceforBetter.

The keynote speaker is Dr. Bassima Schbley, professor of social work at Washburn. Panelists include Dr. Patricia Dahl, professor of criminal justice; Dr. Tonya Ricklefs, professor of social work; Ms. Anjali Kansal-Rill instructor of social work and Dr. Norma Juma, professor of management.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

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

Cesar E. Chavez Blood Drive

HALO is participating in the National Cesar E. Chavez Blood Drive Challenge tomorrow, April 25. Anyone who is interested can sign up to donate blood by going to redcrossblood.org and using sponsor code "Washburn HALO." The blood drive will be in Petro Allied Health Center. Everyone who donates blood will receive a t-shirt while supplies last.

Thursday, April 25, 2019 & Tuesday, April 30, 2019

2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  – Rita Blitt Gallery -- Free & Open to the Public

College of Arts & Sciences Faculty Colloquium – Freedom of Speech & Expression

Speech & Silence – Thursday, April 25

  •  Corey Zwikstra, Department of English
    • The Art of Silence” Who Decides and What We Gain or Lose
  •  Louise Krug, Department of English
    • The “Women Coming Through It” Project
  •  Kara Kendall-Morwick, Department of English
    • In whose language/Am I’: M NorubeSe Phillip’s Dehumanist Poetics

Historical Dimensions of Free Speech – Tuesday, April 30

  •  Tom Prasch, Department of History
    • George Wither’s “Camp-Muse” and the Radical Roots of Social-Contract Theory
  •  Kelly Erby, Department of History
    • Free Speech and Free Press Debates in Territorial Kansas
  •  Muffy Walter, Department of English
    • What Not to Wear: Etta Floyd’s Fashion Advise on Subversive Rhetorical Practice in The Opal
  •  Louella Moore, School of Business
    • Exploring Socialism, Capitalism and Social Control through comparative biographies of Robert Owen, Henry Ford and E. Haldeman-Julius.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

9:30 a.m.  – Building K – Washburn Tech

Recycled Rides Presents 26th and 27th Cars to Worthy Recipients

Washburn Tech’s Recycled Rides program will hand over the keys to a brighter future at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 30, in Building K on the Washburn Tech campus at 5724 SW Huntoon St. Two refurbished vehicles will be presented to local families or organizations in need. In addition, a donation from State Farm Insurance will be presented.

Wednesday, May 1 2019

Noon – International House -- Free & Open to the Public

Freedom of Expression and Censorship in Contemporary Asian Art – An International Brown Bag Lecture

Visual art has proven to be an effective tool for political regimes to gain and maintain power. It has also been used in both discreet and obvious ways as a means of questioning or challenging dominant power structures. In this talk, Madeline Eschenburg will discuss various examples of censorship of contemporary Asian art, exploring how and why various East and Southeast Asian governments have censored contemporary art.

Wednesday, May 1 2019

6:00 p.m.  – Washburn University School of Law – Robinson Courtroom -- Free & Open to the Public

Law Day Public Program – Free Press vs Fake News

An overview of the First Amendment by Professor Bill Rich of the Washburn University School of Law with a panel discussion following. Panelists include:

  • Eric Turner, moderator
  • Ron Keefover, Kansas Sunshine Coalition
  • Steve Fry, reporter, WIBW-TV
  • Dr. Bob Beatty, Professor and Chair Washburn University Department of Political Science
  • Jim McLean, editor and reporter for KCUR and managing director of the Kansas News Service

Friday, May 3, 2019

7:30 p.m.  – White Concert Hall -- Free & Open to the Public

President’s Concert Celebrates 50th Birthday of White Concert Hall

The annual President's Concert is celebrating a milestone this year: the 50th anniversary of White Concert Hall. The Washburn jazz orchestra, choir, wind ensemble and symphony orchestra will perform pieces including "Let All the People Praise Thee" - William Mathias, "Home on the Range" - arr. Mark Hayes, "Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing" - arr. Mack Wilberg and "Fortuna" (from CARMINA BURANA) - Carl Orff (with orchestra).


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