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Week Ahead on Wednesday for 9/4/19

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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.

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

6:00 p.m.  – Yager Stadium

Ichabods kick off football season with game against Lincoln University

The Washburn University Ichabods kick off the 2019 football season with a 6 p.m. home game against Lincoln University.  Kickoff is scheduled for 6 p.m. with tailgating before the game on the North Lawn of the Memorial Union.  This game will also mark the first game appearance of the new uniforms for the Washburn University Marching Band.

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Monday, September 9, 2019

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

Washburn professor talks about field work in Uganda

Mary Sundal will give her lecture “Kampala Street Roundup and Resettlement Abuses" at noon in the Cottonwood Room in the Washburn University Memorial Union. This past summer, the Ugandan Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development instituted yet another set of “roundups” to clear city streets of migrants and the displaced, most of whom are women and children. Sundal, associate professor of anthropology, will explain how the current program is an extension of the 2014 and 2007 campaigns that targeted displaced Karimojong who were subjected to public harassment, unsafe living conditions, and brutal resettlement policies in an effort to “clean” the city streets. Sundal’s presentation will incorporate ethnographic accounts from displaced and resettled Karimojong mothers, collected during her fieldwork in Uganda.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

8:00 p.m.  – Memorial Union North Lawn

Students set up small flags on lawn to commemorate victims of 9/11 attacks

Washburn University students will, once again, be setting up small U.S. flags across the North lawn of the Memorial Union to commemorate the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. This memorial is sponsored by the Washburn College Republicans and Washburn College Democrats.   Set up will begin at 8 p.m. and continue until all of the flags are in place.  The display will continue through the day on September 11 with visits expected by the govenor’s office, the mayor and Washburn President Jerry Farley.  Details on the ceremony on the 11th will be announced as soon as they are finalized.

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  – Lee Arena -- Free & Open to the Public

Career Fair set in Lee Arena

Attendees will have the opportunity to network with more than 90 employers offering part-time, internship, and full-time opportunities. This is a great event to explore career paths as well. Bring copies of your resume. Professional dress is expected. 

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Noon  – International House -- Free & Open to the Public

Mass Media Department chair discusses celebrities as politicians

Maria Stover, chair of the mass media department and professor, will give her talk, "The Curious Case of Celebrities as Politicians" on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at noon at the International House. After an overview of the involvement of celebrities in US and world politics, this presentation will focus on Western media’s coverage of Ksenia Sobchak, a famous TV-personality who became Putin’s rival in the 2018 Russian Presidential elections. Sobchak is often referred to as Russia’s “Paris Hilton” and is the daughter of Putin’s mentor, Anatoly Sobchak.

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For further information: Patrick M. Early, APR Director of Public Relations (785) 670-1711 patrick.early@washburn.edu

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