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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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:
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!).