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Week Ahead on Wednesday for April 3, 2019

04/03/19 06:04 pm CDT
Week Ahead on Wednesday for April 3, 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.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

1:30 p.m.  – Memorial Union Underground -- Free & Open to the Public

Open mic poetry reading focusing on sexual assault

Washburn University’s Counseling Services and the Department of English are hosting an open mic poetry reading on Washburn University's campus in the Union Underground. The focus is Ichabods Speak Out: A Collection of Poems Against Sexual Assault. Even a love poem is a poem of protest against assault.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

2:00 p.m.  – Rita Blitt Gallery -- Free & Open to the Public

Sticks and Stones: The Power of Words, What Can be Said, and What is Really Prohibited

Learn about hate speech and the law at a WU-mester panel discussion Thursday, April 4, at 2 p.m. in the Rita Blitt Gallery. Panelists are:

•           Lauren Bonds, director of the American Civil Liberties Union, Kansas

•           Marc Fried, Washburn University counsel

•           Jeffrey Jackson, professor of law and director of Washburn School of Law Center for Excellence in Advocacy

This panel discussion is free and open to the public.

April 4 – 17 – Various times and locations (see below) -- Free & Open to the Public

Let there be music – spring music recitals on campus

As music students work to show what they’ve learned over the semester, there is a series of musical performances on campus this spring. These performances are free, and open to Washburn students, faculty, staff and the general public.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

3:30 p.m. in Carole Chapel

Clarinet Studio Recital


Sunday, April 7, 2019

3:00 p.m. in White Concert Hall

2019 Honors Concert.


Sunday, April 7, 2019

7:30 p.m. in White Concert Hall

Michelle Sieve Junior Flute Recital


Wednesday, April 17, 2019

7:00 p.m. in Carole Chapel

Trumpet Studio Recital

Show runs April 5, 6, 12, 13 & 14 – see times below

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  – University Theater -- Free for Washburn Students, Faculty and Staff. $8 General Admision

Curtains – A Musical Mystery Theater Presentation

Join the Washburn theatre department for their latest production of the semester, "Curtains." This musical mystery comedy is by the creators of "Cabaret" and "Chicago." The play is set in 1959 Boston, where a theater star is murdered on opening night. A police detective must solve the murder and save the show.

"Curtains" runs April 5, 6, 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m. and April 14 at 2 p.m. All productions are in the Neese Gray Theater in Garvey Fine Arts Center. Tickets are free for Washburn students, faculty and staff with a valid WU ID. General admission is $8.  

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.  – Petro Allied Health Center -- Open to the Public

Tribeta (Biological Honor Society) Blood Drive

The Pi Gamma Chapter of TriBeta Biological Honor Society is partnering with the Community Blood Center to host a blood drive next Wednesday, April 10, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Petro Allied Health Center.   

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

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

Freedom of Speech: Bright Lines in a Murky World

Join Bill Rich, professor of law, April 10 at noon in the International House to discuss the search for clear lines in the discussion of free speech. This event is free and open to the public.

In early American history, the concept of free speech meant more in theory than in the courts. In the 1830’s, residents of Mississippi could be sent to jail for statements criticizing slavery, and even after the Civil War speech that had a “bad tendency” could be outlawed. Changes began after World War I, and picked up steam in response to the Communist scare after World War II. In recent years, issues have become more complicated, with a national commitment to free speech in this country that at times diverge from international norms. Much of the current debate centers around judicial demands for bright lines in response to complex problems. This presentation will raise a raft of questions with no serious suggestion of easy answers.  

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.  

Rehearsals underway now -- Concert, Friday, May 3, 2019

See below for rehearsal times and locations

A call for singers for the annual president’s concert

The annual President's Concert presented by the Department of Music will feature the Washburn Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Choir this year celebrating the golden anniversary of White Concert Hall.  Anyone who loves to sing is invited to join the choir as they perform:

  •  Let all the people praise Thee - William Mathias (with organ)
  •  Home on the Range - arr. Mark Hayes (with piano/harmonica)
  •  Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing - arr. Mack Wilberg (with organ/percussion)
  •  Fortuna (from CARMINA BURANA) - Carl Orff (with orchestra)

Performance: Friday, May 3, 7:30 pm, WCH Full Rehearsal: Thursday, May 2, 6:00 pm, WCH

The music isn't real difficult, but you should have at least a basic skill in reading music or a really good "ear" for music. Singers can prepare the music on their own, but are encouraged come to some of the Washburn Choir rehearsals which started this week...MWF, 12:00-12:50, Garvey #143.

You may also rehearse with the Festival Singers on Monday evenings starting March 25, 8-9 pm, at First Presbyterian Church (south door...ring the buzzer!).


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

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