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Week Ahead on Wednesday for March 20, 2019

03/20/19 02:03 pm CDT
Week Ahead on Wednesday for March 20, 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.

Photo Shoot Today, March 20, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. at Mabee Library

Lecture – Thursday, March 21, 7 p.m. in Room 100 of Henderson Hall

A Peace of My Mind: Campus Experience

The Washburn community has a chance today to be part of a national project answering the question: "What does peace mean to you?" Founded in 2009 by award-winning Minnesota photographer John Noltner, "A Peace of My Mind" began as an effort to rediscover humanity in an increasingly polarized world. This decade-long project will be at Washburn today and tomorrow, March 20-21. "A Peace of My Mind" on Washburn's campus is a WU-mester event. Click here for the event flyer.

Photo Shoot Today, March 20, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. at Mabee Library

John Noltner will take each participant's photo and ask them to tell him about a time when words changed their life.

Then, Noltner is presenting a lecture on Thursday, March 21, 7 p.m. in Room 100 of Henderson Hall where he will discuss his work on creating stories through photography and the story that is created by the students, faculty and staff that participate in the photo shoot.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

7:00 p.m.  – Henderson Hall (Room 112) -- Free & Open to the Public

The Women Who Stopped the ERA

Why would a woman oppose the Equal Rights Amendment, an amendment that proposed to outlaw discrimination on the basis of sex? This talk by Robin Morris, Associate Professor of History at Agnes Scott College, discusses Phyllis Schlafly's national campaign to oppose the amendment and looks at women at the local level who lobbied to defeat the ERA. The lecture is Thursday, March 21 at 7 p.m. in Henderson 112. It is free and open to the public.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Sessions at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.– Art Building (Room 120) -- $35 per couple

WPC Date Night: Throwing for Two

The Washburn Process Coalition invites couples, friends, family and duos of every kind to throw clay and create their own ceramic pieces. Instructors will be available to help and participants can glaze up to five pieces. This event is Friday, March 22 in room 120 in the Art Building; there are two sessions available. Session A is 5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. and Session B is 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. The cost is $35 per pair. Tickets are available in the main office of the Art Building

Saturday & Sunday, March 23 & 24, 2019

Saturday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. -- Sunday 9 a.m. - Noon  – Memorial Union

Washburn Student Government hosts statewide conference

Washburn University’s Student Government Association is hosting this year’s Kansas Student Government Association Conference on Saturday and Sunday.  The conference will draw representatives the student governments at each of Kansas’ public 4-year universities. Participants  come together to develop their leadership skills, prepare for effective transitions and find best practices for us to take back and utilize on our respective campuses.

Please note – admission to any individual session is at the discretion of the organizers. We can connect you with the appropriate individuals – just email us at wurelations@washburn.edu

See related materials (link below) for full conference schedule 

Tuesday, March 26 – Friday, March 29

Drop off in the Memorial Union – Open to anyone who would like to participate

Sociology class to sponsor diaper drive

The SO310 class (Social Class in the U.S) and their fellow students in the department of sociology and anthropology are hosting a diaper drive March 26-29. Diapers can be brought to the Union 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., where students will be tabling and accepting donations. Diapers will be taken to the Topeka Rescue Mission. A GoFundMe campaign has been set up for those who wish to donate but are unable to provide diapers. Click here to donate to the campaign.


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

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