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  • 9/30/16 10:56 am CDT
         Washburn University announced that it has selected the winners in the Be Ready Challenge entrepreneurship showcase in which 15 high school students had the opportunity to pitch new business ideas to a panel of judges. First place was awarded to Rachel Louise Taylor, a recent graduate of Shawnee Heights High School and current freshman at Washburn. Her presentation featured the business side of her singing career as a country artist. Taylor received a $2,500 scholarshipmore...
  • 9/29/16 4:27 pm CDT
         Students at Washburn University and Washburn Institute of Technology have three minutes to pitch a new business idea to a panel of judges in the Washburn Pitch Competition. Through a collaborative partnership with GO Topeka, $25,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to students with the top four presentations, the top freshman entry, and the top Washburn Tech entry. The competition is open to all Washburn and Washburn Tech undergraduate and graduate students.  more...
  • 9/28/16 4:35 pm CDT
    WHAT: The Washburn University Interfraternity Council is hosting their first Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event Saturday, Oct. 1 from 9 - 11 a.m. beginning on the east lawn of the Memorial Union, on the Washburn University campus. Cost of participation is $10 per person and the public is welome. All proceeds benefit the YWCA of Topeka. Schedule of Events9:00 a.m.      Registration opens 9:15 a.m.      Welcome,  including words from Michellemore...
  • 9/28/16 1:46 pm CDT

    Deadline for submissions December 31, 2016

         Kansas Fiction writers with book length works published in the past three years (2014/15/16) are eligible to win the $1,000 2017 Hefner Heitz Kansas Book Award in Fiction.  The annual award, rotating between poetry, fiction, and nonfiction is sponsored by the Thomas Fox Averill Kansas Studies Collection at Washburn University in Topeka.     This year’s fiction judge is Grant Tracey, Professor of English at the University of Northern Iowa.more...
  • 9/28/16 1:41 pm CDT
    WHAT: Author Rachel Cantor’s debut novel, “A Highly Unlikely Scenario” is the Wasburn iRead program’s 2016-2017 book. Cantor will be on the Washburn University campus Sept. 29 at 7:00 p.m. in the Memorial Union's Washburn Room to discuss her book. The public is welome. Tickets are free and may be picked up at the Mabee Library on the Washburn University campus or at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library. WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m.WHERE: Washburn University campus,more...

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