Week Ahead on Wednesday for September 11, 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.


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Overnight – Kuhne Bell Tower

9/11 Remembrance continues with bell tower lighting

Washburn’s remembrance of 9/11 continues with the overnight red, white and blue lighting of the Kuhne Bell Tower after sunset.  Earlier today, more than 2,900 flags were set out on the Memorial Union lawn to commemorate those lost in the attacks.


Saturday, September 14, 2019

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  – Memorial Union (Washburn A&B) – Fee to participate – Concert at 3 p.m.  is Free & Open to the Public

Washburn music hosts Tromboneopolis

Join us for Trombonopolis! This event is for trombone players of all ages and abilities. You'll get to participate in masterclasses hosted by professional trombonists, including a special guest artist. Attendees will participate in trombone ensembles according to age and ability. At 3 p.m., all ensembles will perform in White Concert Hall separately and as one large choir with the guest artists.

Trombonopolis is Saturday, Sept. 14. in Garvey Fine Arts Center and White Concert Hall. Registration for this event is $25 and includes lunch for the day and a t-shirt. Vendors will be available at the event for attendees to try out instruments and accessories. Raffles and door prizes will be awarded at the concert. A concert will conclude the event in White Concert Hall and is free for all to attend.

Guest artist is Carl Lundgren, a trombonist equally at home playing classical, jazz, and commercial music. A big proponent of playing by ear, he was from 2014-2017 an Adjunct Instructor of Trombone, and an Adjunct Instructor of Jazz Trombone at the University of North Texas. For over 11 years, Carl was the Musical Director, and a founding member, of the Maniacal 4 trombone quartet, with whom he toured extensively in several countries. Carl composed and arranged most of the group's music, including everything on M4’s CDs, ‘Carry On’ and ‘Open House.’ An alumnus of The University of North Texas (BM, MM), Carl toured and performed with the  One O’Clock Lab Band, whose CD "Lab 2009" was nominated for two Grammys. Carl is sponsored by Buffet Group USA and Dansr Inc, and performs exclusively on Antoine Courtois Paris trombones and Denis Wick mouthpieces.

Registration for the event is available online at: https://www.washburn.edu/academics/college-schools/arts-sciences/departments/music/camps-workshops.html


Tuesday, September 17, 2019

12:10 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.  – Law School Building (Room 114) -- Free & Open to the Public

Washburn Law hosts Constitution Day

Washburn University School of Law is hosting its annual celebration of Constitution Day with a presentation by Professor Bryan Fair from the University of Alabama School of Law.  Fair will be making a presentation entitled: A Constitution Day Reflection: A Constitution Worth Expounding.


Tuesday, September 17, 2019

7:00 p.m.  – White Concert Hall -- Free but tickets required

Washburn presents annual iRead lecture

Author Louis Galambos’ book “Eisenhower: Becoming the Leader of the Free World” is the Washburn iRead program’s 2019-2020 book. Galambos will visit the Washburn campus Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. in White Concert Hall to speak about the book with first-year students.

All students, faculty, staff and the community are invited to attend this lecture. Tickets are free and may be picked up at Mabee Library on the Washburn campus or at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library.


Friday, September 20, 2019

7:30 p.m.  – Garvey Fine Arts Center (University Theatre)

Theatre department hosts Greatest Showman sing and dance-along

The theatre department will host a sing- and dance-along event featuring a screening of "The Greatest Showman" on Friday, Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the University Theatre in Garvey Fine Arts Center. Wear your circus attire and support theatre students going to Scotland for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Concessions will be available.




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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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