Student Alumni Board to host conference

Julie Knapp

The Washburn Student Alumni Association Board will host the regional Association of Student Advancement Programs Feb. 8-10 at Washburn.

ASAP is a conference that focuses on the professionalism of its members and holds sessions addressing etiquette, graduate schools and sharing ideas.

Universities usually take turns hosting the event, but because of financial difficulties, have had to figure out new ways to host it. Last year, different universities were in charge of different aspects of the conference in St. Louis. Washburn was in charge of registering everyone and stuffing packets. However, Washburn decided to do the whole conference this year.

“It’s what Washburn University is about,” said Elise Short, president of SAAB. “We have the people to run it.”

Short said they are working on getting help from alumni to hold presentations and the Student Ambassadors will also help out with the event.

The theme will be Las Vegas, and Short said they are looking for people to do cheesy impersonations during their annual lip sync night.

“We are hoping for about 15 schools to attend,” said Robin Kruschinska, the assistant director of the Alumni Association.

Some of the events in the conference are restricted to only SAAB members, but some of the events will be open to other students.

The deadline for schools to sign up is at the end of December.

For more information, contact Kruschinska at (785) 670-1651.