Topeka, Kan. – Washburn University students will present at Apeiron, an annual campus-wide forum, Friday, April 22. The event begins at 10:00 a.m. Apeiron occurs at several locations on campus: the Washburn Rooms of the Memorial Union for poster presentations, the Mulvane Art Museum for fine arts presentations, and Henderson Learning Resource Center for oral presentations. These events are free and open to the public.

10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.       Fine Arts Presentations, Carole Chapel

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.           Oral Presentations, Henderson Learning Resources Center

3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.           The Last Lecture, Memorial Union, Washburn Room B

3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.           Poster Session and Reception, Memorial Union, Washburn Room A

     Washburn students from all disciplines participate in the event, which allows students to display their research, scholarship, creative activities, and community engagement activities in a professional-like meeting. Any type of presentation used in a professional setting, such as a poster presentation, an oral presentation, an exhibition or a performance, is acceptable. Students can present as many Apeiron projects as they would like.

     This year’s Fine Arts presentations feature a fully-student devised play, “Devising The Write Cinderella.” The play is in one-act and tells the story of two step-sisters trying to connect by reading their favorite childhood book. The full production will be performed by the Washburn University Theatre department May 5, as well as will be traveling to and representing Washburn University Theatre at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland in August of 2022.

     In Apeiron tradition, a professor will conclude the oral presentations. Thomas Fox Averill, professor emeritus of English, will be give the last lecture this year in the Memorial Union, Washburn room B. His presentation is titled “Writing Lessons from Mt. Hope Cemetery.”

     A complete program of presentations can be found here:

      The Apeiron is an ancient term offered by Anaximander of Miletus in the 6th century B.C. that embraces the spirit of this forum. As with the Apeiron, which is infinite and boundless, all inclusive, eternal, and unaging, this forum is designed to be inclusive with respect to student research, scholarship, creative activities, and community engagement. It is dedicated to the proposition that students are capable of work that knows no limits and transcends all boundaries.


For further information, contact:
Joy Bailes
Assistant Director of Public Relations
Telephone: 785-670-2153
Cell: 785-230-1648
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