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Week Ahead on Wednesday for March 27, 2019

03/27/19 12:03 pm CDT
Week Ahead on Wednesday for March 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, March 28, 2019

9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.  – Memorial Union (Washburn A&B)

Spring graduation fair

The Annual Spring Grad Fair helps spring graduates connect with all Commencement information, materials and needs and get discounts at the same time.

Through Friday, March 29, 2019

Washburn hosts Black Culture Week

WBSU (Washburn Black Student Union) is sponsoring Black Culture Week with a week filled with different activities including a week-long exhibit of “Women in Black History” in the Union Market, the Black Excellence Ball at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center and a special group picture on Friday at 2 p.m. on the steps of the Memorial Union.

Monday, April 1, 2019 – Friday, April 5, 2019

Various times and campus locations – see list below

Pause for a Cause – a mental health awareness week sponsored by Washburn student government.

Pause for a Cause is a mental health awareness week sponsored by WSGA. Join us for a week of events every day from April 1 - April 5 to promote mental health awareness, relaxation, and support for Washburn students during a particularly busy time of year.

  • Monday – Memorial Union Underground – Noon – 1 p.m.
    • Group music therapy session
  • Tuesday – Mulvane Art Lab – 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    • Paws for a Cause – Helping Hands Humane Society brings furry friends on campus
  • Tuesday – Memorial Union Underground – 6  p.m
    • Mental health panel discussion
  • Wednesday – Memorial Union Kansas Room – 6:30 p.m.
    • WSGA (Washburn Student Government Association) holds a public forum on mental health awareness during its weekly senate meeting
  • Thursday– Memorial Union Underground – 7  p.m
    • Free showing of the movie Big Hero 6 with free popcorn.
  • Friday – Memorial Union Underground – 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    • De-stressing with origami. Free origami lessons provided.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.  – Memorial Union Underground -- Free & Open to the Public

Coffee Talks – Sexual assault awareness

Coffee talks are informal gatherings over coffee to learn about and discuss key issues facing students, faculty and staff.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Noon – 1:00 p.m.  – Ichabod Shop (Lower Lever of Memorial Union) -- Free & Open to the Public

Meet the Author of “A Silver Thread”, a poetry collection

A Silver Thread is a retrospective collection of lyric poetry written by Charles Anthony Silvestri from 2001-2018. Silvestri, a history professor at Washburn University, has been commissioned by choral composers across the globe. Silvestri will be reading selections from his new book.

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 can be a poem of protest against assault.

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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