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Week Ahead on Wednesday 10/23/2019


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.


Through Saturday, October 26, 2019

Various locations on campus – Most events are free & Open to the Public

It’s homecoming week!

Here are the events for the remainder of the week:

Thursday, Oct. 24

CanStruction Competition

Students compete to build the best construction using canned goods. The food is later donated to the Harvesters Food Bank and Washburn’s own Bods Feeding Bods.

Washburn A/B, Memorial Union | 3:00 p.m.


Yell Like Hell

Washburn’s very own version of a pep rally featuring a wide variety of skits and performances and, well, yelling!

Lee Arena | 7:00 p.m.


Friday, Oct. 25

After Hours

An informal gathering for the Washburn Alumni Association.  Members are free as are guests for this special edition.

Washburn A/B, Memorial Union | 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.


Saturday, Oct. 26

Homecoming Day!

Pancake Feed

A traditional favorite including all you can eat pancakes, sausage and coffee as well as a cash bar. 

Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center | 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.


Homecoming Parade

Streets surrounding campus | 10:00 a.m.


Legacy Family Photo Pop-Up

This is for Washburn families who have a current Washburn student or sibling, child or grandchild of a Washburn graduate (i.e. sibling, parent, grandparent, or partner/spouse). The pop-up includes a 10-minute photo session (single or extended family) with a local photographer. Photos will be emailed within 10-14 days after Homecoming. Sign up today for a time slot: http://bit.ly/wufampopup.

Between Morgan and Garvey | 10:30 a.m.



What would a homecoming be without tailgating?

Union lawn | 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Football game vs the University of Central Oklahoma Bronchos

Yager Stadium | 1:00 p.m..


Thursday, October 24, 2019 through Saturday, January 25, 2020

Mulvane Art Museum -- Free & Open to the Public – see museum website for daily times

The Missouri Four - Mulvane Art Museum Exhibition

The Mulvane Art Museum announces an exhibition of photographic works by the Missouri Four (Greg Booker, Michael Dickey, Steven Spencer, Gwen Walstrand). Their work explores the cultural, social, and geographic landscape in the places they live and travel. All of the artists are from Springfield, Missouri, and although they know each other and have a shared interest in photography, their works vary in substantive ways.. The Mulvane will host an opening reception November 1st from 5:00 to 7:00.


Thursday, October 24, 2019

Noon  – Memorial Union (Cottonwood room) -- Free & Open to the Public

A Gender Brown Bag -- The Role of Women and Children in the Bread and Roses Textile Strike of 1912

Dr. Louella Moore, professor of accounting, will explore what remains a highly controversial case that illustrates the role played by women and children in the early twentieth-century labor movement. Moore will also discuss why the U.S., despite being an industrial world power, did not have a worker's revolution and does not have a labor party.


Friday, October 25, 2019

7:30 p.m.  – White Concert Hall -- Free & Open to the Public

Percussion Ensemble Concert

Every form of percussion imaginable will be featured at the concert on Friday night.  If you think percussion is just drums, think again and be ready for a real treat at this free concert. The Percussion Ensemble is really a percussion “orchestra,” and is an integral part of the percussion studies program at Washburn University. All percussion majors are required to enroll in percussion ensemble. The ensemble performs a wide variety of music, including standard works in the repertoire along with new music for the percussion orchestra.


Monday, October 28, 2019

3:00 p.m.  – Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center -- Free & Open to the Public

Non Nobis Solum: The Pilgrim’s Legacy in Kansas and Washburn University’s Congregational Roots

Non Nobis Solum – or Not for Ourselves Alone – is Washburn University’s motto and came from it’s roots and core values.  This presentation featuring Peggy Bendroth, executive director of the Congregational Library and Archives in Boston will explore the founding of Washburn and the development of its value system.  A faculty panel will follow discussing “Non Nobis Solum” in the classroom.


Tuesday, October 29, 2019

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  – Memorial Union Underground

Fall Graduation Fair

A special all-in-one event for students graduating this December where they can purchase graduation regalia.



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