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Week Ahead on Wednesday for December 12, 2018

12/12/18 03:12 pm CST


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.

It’s Finals Week at Washburn
Last Week Ahead on Wednesday Until January 16, 2019

If it seems a little quiet on campus this week, it’s because final examinations for the fall semester are underway. The university will be closed from December 22, 2018 until January 2, 2019.  Week Ahead on Wednesday resumes with the start of classes the week of January 13, 2019.

Thursday, December 13, 2018 – 7 p.m.  – Washburn Tech

Friday, December 14, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. – Washburn University

Lee Arena -- Free & Open to the Public

Fall graduation ceremonies scheduled for Thursday/Friday

Washburn University's fall 2018 commencement ceremony is Friday, Dec. 14 at 6:30 p.m. in Lee Arena. Doors open to the public at 5:30 p.m. and the ceremony is expected to last approximately two hours. No tickets are required. The event is open to the public and parking is free for all. A link to live stream the ceremony will be available approximately 30 minutes prior the ceremony start time. Find ceremony information here.

Washburn Tech's commencement ceremony is Thursday, Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. in Lee Arena on the Washburn University campus. Click here for more information pertaining especially to the Washburn Tech ceremony.

Go to the link below for the live stream link for the Washburn University ceremony:


Go to the link below for the live stream link for the Washburn Tech ceremony.


Through Friday, December 14, 2018

Operation Fleece Navidad

The Kinesiology Department is holding their 6th annual Operation Fleece Navidad winter clothing drive to collect gently used outerwear. Items gratefully accepted include jackets, hoodies, sweatpants, coats, hats, scarves, gloves and socks. Donations go to men, women and children at the Topeka Rescue Mission. Nearly 2,000 items have been donated in the last five years. Donations can be brought to the donation box outside the kinesiology department in Petro Center 201, or you can email kines@washburn.edu to make arrangements to pick up your donation elsewhere on campus.

Through Friday, December 21, 2018

PTKAW holds its sixth annual shoe drive

Phi Theta Kappa Alumni of Washburn (PTKAW) is holding their 6th annual Shoe Drive in collaboration with Doorstep Inc. of Topeka through Dec. 21. All types and sizes of shoes are welcome; boots are especially appreciated. Donation boxes are located in Henderson, room 116; main entrance of Mabee Library; Benton Hall, 2nd floor lobby; Union Underground by the Office of Student Involvement and Development; Living Learning Center lobby; Morgan Hall, Welcome Center; Lincoln Hall lobby; and Petro Allied Health Center, School of Nursing main office.


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

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