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  • 9/12/18 9:07 am CDT
    WHAT: Director and screenwriter Kevin Willmott will give a lecture Sept. 13 at 7:00 p.m. at the Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center at Washburn University. The title of his talk is "Ownership, Racism, and Film." The lecture is free and the public is welcome.Washburn University has been hosting four films by Kevin Willmott in preparation for this lecture – “Confederate State of America” (Monday, Sept.10), “Destination Planet Negro” (Tuesday, Sept. 11), “William Allen White: What’s the Matter withmore...
  • 9/11/18 11:07 am CDT
         Topeka, Kan. – The Washburn University College Republicans, College Democrats and the Young Americans for Liberty student organizations are joining forces to place 2,977 small American flags on the east Memorial Union lawn Tuesday, Sept. 11 in honor of Patriots Day and the lives lost in 2001. The memorial is part of the Young America's Foundation 9/11 Never Forget Project.     These students are also holding a moment of silence at 9:11 a.m. Sept. 11 in Carolemore...
  • 9/4/18 11:42 am CDT
    WHAT: The Auburn-Washburn Public Schools Foundation will be hosting one of the legends in using sports fame to advocate for human rights.  When John Carlos climbed onto the medal stand after his bronze medal win in the 1968 Mexico City Olympics, he stood in black socks with no shoes and raised a black-gloved fist as a symbol of the fight for human rights. On Thursday, Sept. 6, Carlos will speak before an audience of high school students from all five Shawnee County school districts alongmore...
  • 8/31/18 11:30 am CDT

    Deadline for submissions December 31, 2018

    Kansas Poets with book length works published in the past three years (2016, 2017 and 2018) are eligible to win the $1,000 2019 Hefner Heitz Kansas Book Award in Poetry.  The annual award, rotating between poetry, fiction, and nonfiction is sponsored by the Thomas Fox Averill Kansas Studies Collection at Washburn University in Topeka and there is no fee to enter.This year's judge will be Steven Hind, longtime English professor at Hutchinson Community College, one-time editor of Youngmore...
  • 8/29/18 2:31 pm CDT
    WHAT: The Washburn University theatre department will present [title of show] – yes, that is the name of the production. [title of show] is a one-act musical, with music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and a book by Hunter Bell. The show chronicles its own creation as an entry in the New York Musical Theatre Festival, and follows the struggles of the author and composer/lyricist and their two actress friends during the initial brief (three-week) creative period, along with subsequent events leadingmore...

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