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Week Ahead on Wednesday for February 27, 2019

02/27/19 05:02 pm CST
Week Ahead on Wednesday for February 27 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, February 28, 2019

7:00 p.m.  – White Concert Hall -- $5 for non-students, free for Washburn students

Third Annual Step Show

Washburn holds its third annual step show, a dance contest among the university’s fraternity’s a sororities.

Friday, March 1, 2019

8 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.  – Maner Conference Center

Leadership Challenge Event

The Washburn University Leadership Institute will host a record-number 43 high school and college teams for the 2019 Leadership Challenge Event (LCE) Feb. 28 and March 1. This is the ninth annual LCE the Leadership Institute has hosted. This event grows in popularity each year – the Leadership Institute allowed more teams to join the competition when the original 36 slots filled completely during early bird registration.

The LCE simulates the real-world process of leadership through a two-day event consisting of a live, interactive leadership simulation. Student teams compete to fulfill the challenges and overcome the obstacles placed before them in a manner that demonstrates exemplary leadership knowledge and execution. For more detailed information, see the press release at:


Saturday, March 2, 2019

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

Music Department presents a faculty recital

On Saturday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m., the Washburn University Department of Music will present a faculty recital of Franz Schubert’s “Winterreise” in White Concert Hall. “Winterreise” (Winter Journey) is a song cycle of 24 pieces for voice and piano by German poet Whihelm Müller and Austrian composer Franz Schubert. The featured artists will be tenor Andrew Childs, Professor of Music at St. Mary College and pianist Shiao-Li Ding, Professor of Music at Washburn University. The English translation of the German text will be projected on a large screen from the stage.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  – Memorial Union (Washburn A&B) -- Free & Open to the Public

Washburn holds its 11th annual wellness fair

Washburn University is holding its 11th annual Wellness Fair where visitors can discover local products, services and attend demonstrations and presentations that promote physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, occupational, financial, environmental and social well-being.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

4:00 p.m.  – Mabee Library -- Free & Open to the Public

2019 Hefner Heitz Kansas Book Award Presentation & Reading

Join us in Mabee Library to celebrate 2019 Hefner Heitz Kansas Book Award in Poetry winner Patricia Traxler as she reads from her winning submission "Naming the Fires" on March 5 at 4 p.m. Books will be available for purchase and refreshments will be served.

The Hefner Heitz Kansas Book Award is sponsored by the Thomas Fox Averill Kansas Studies Collection, the Friends of Mabee Library, and the Center for Kansas Studies. For more information, visit www.washburn.edu/mabee/ksbookaward.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

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

Media Freedom: A Global Overview of Countries and Trends

The ideas of freedom of speech and free media are closely related. But how do we measure the nebulous concept of “free media?" Maria Stover, professor of mass media, will provide an overview of how print, broadcast and digital media freedom is defined on a global level in this international brown bag talk. Stover will also discuss how the United States scores compared to other countries and the latest media freedom developments from across the world. 

This international brown bag is Wednesday, March 6 at noon in the International House. It is free and open to the public.

Thursday, March 6, 2019

10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  – Memorial Union (Washburn A&B) -- Free & Open to the Public

Washburn presents its annual “Bow Tie Fair”

The spring BOWTIE Fair has been rescheduled for March 6, 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. in Washburn A/B in the Union. Originally scheduled for Feb. 7, the BOWTIE Fair is a great opportunity to learn about student organizations on campus, areas of study, and study abroad opportunities.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  – Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center -- Free & Open to the Public

Who freed the slaves and why it matters

A public lecture on emancipation geared to those who still want and need emancipation

This is a public lecture presented by Dr. David Roediger, professor of African-American Studies at the University of Kansas.  Roediger has worked as an editor of the Frederick Douglass Papers at Yale University. He has written on U.S. movements for a shorter working day, on labor and poetry, on the history of radicalism, and on the racial identities of white workers and of immigrants. His books include: Our Own Time, The Wages of Whiteness, How Race Survived U.S. History, and Towards the Abolition of Whiteness, Colored White (California), and Working Towards Whiteness (Basic).


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

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