Bod Briefs Issue 24

Free Speech in Indian Country

Rhonda LaValdo, professor of media communications at Haskell Indan Nations University, will present “Free Speech in Indian Country” at 1 p.m. Monday, April 8 in the Rita Blitt Gallery. LaValdo will discuss problems that tribal nation media groups have encountered because they lack freedom of the press and what is being done to help those different tribal media with the help of the Native American Journalists Association.

Student Employment Appreciation Week

Students that are employees at Washburn, it is student employment appreciation week April 8 through April 12. Washburn University and the Ichabod Shop want to show their appeciation. Stop by the Ichabod Shop throughout the week to see what they have planned.

Tri Beta Blood Drive

Tri Beta Biological Honor Society is partnering with the Community Blood Center to sponsor a blood drive from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10 in Petro Allied Health Center. Sign up now by going to

Wake Up with Washburn

The Washburn University Alumni Association and Foundation is hosting Wake Up with Washburn from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Thursday, April 11 with Eric Heath. Heath is the chief privacy officer for and has worked on upgrading the privacy regulations. He will be presenting “Understanding the Importance of Privacy for your Business.” Breakfast lecture costs $10 for members of the Alumni Association and $13 for non-members.


Washburn Residential Council is hosting WERF Wars between the residential halls from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, April 12 in the Washburn Village Commons. Free t-shirt is included and food will be provided afterwards. Nerf guns are provided or students can bring their own.

Immigration and Transgender Rights

The Diversity and Inclusion and Student Life offices are hosting Jennicet Gutiérrez, an activist for immigration and transgender rights to speak at noon Monday, April 15 in Washburn A. Gutiérrez will talk about the “Trans Existence as an Act of Resistance.”

Music as Expression

WU-mester is hosting an event at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 in the Rita Blitt Gallery. Lara Brooks, lecturer in music, and Craig Treinen, director of jazz studies and chair of the Department of Music, will be discussing music as a form of expression.