Student Publications offering free yearbook to students

Richard Kelly

Mark down Oct. 6, 7, and 9 in the calendar, because Kaw Yearbook staffers can help students collect a free yearbook.

What’s the catch? The Kaw staff is trying to renew interest in the student yearbook, so the $15 price for last year’s yearbook has been dropped. Yearbooks will be free, but only if the requesting student has their photo in the publication. There will be a one-week period in early May when the book will be released only to students who are featured in the book, and during that time, it’s a first come, first serve basis.

“We want to represent student life and we need your help to do it. That’s the point of this idea,” said Shalyn Marsh, editor in chief, Kaw Yearbook .

Any Washburn student, staff, faculty or organization can get their picture taken at the homecoming ball from 7 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 6 and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. the following two days in the Memorial Union. More than just a picture can be done for the Kaw at this time.

“If you have interest in writing for the yearbook, taking pictures, or have any activities that you’d like [the Kaw] to cover, just let us know at any of the times scheduled for pictures,” said Marsh.

If students have no other motivation to get involved with the yearbook, Regina Cassell, director of student publications, is quick to point out the schools that the yearbook competes with every year. Big schools like Kansas State, who Cassell said have prestigious yearbooks, are contested by the Kaw every year. This year’s theme includes the idea of gears, and each of the five schools of Washburn work together to create one university. The yearbook consists of around 200 pages each year. Production starts in August and continues through March.

If a student wants to reserve a copy of the yearbook, the staff is accepting reservation payments of $5. Otherwise, yearbooks are available to any student who wishes to pick up the book from the Student Publications office in the lower level of Memorial Union. Books will be distributed in May.