Bod Briefs Issue 26

International Women’s Forum

There will a forum celebrating women from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 in the Henderson Learning Center, room 100. The keynote speaker focuses on women empowerment issues with a lens of international women. There will be a panel that will address a wide range of topics in line with the United Nations’ 2019 International Women’s Day, “Think equal, build smart, innovative for change,” as well as a trending theme on social media “#Balance for Better.”

National Cesar E. Chavez Blood Drive

From 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in the Concessions Area (lower level) of Petro Allied Health, Hispanic American Leadership Organization, or HALO, will be hosting the National Cesar E. Chaves Blood Drive Challenge. Be sure to bring a photo ID, drink plenty of water and eat before your appointment.

ArtLab Family Day

Mulvane Art Museum, the Grassland Heritage Foundation, the Tonantzin Society and other community groups have a day of activities planned for preserving natural plants, native wildlife and Mother Nature for future generations from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 27. Some activities include making bee houses, doing spin art, creating prairie bugs and butterflies from recylced materials, buying plants and more.

Topeka Job Fair

There will be a Topeka Job Fair and free lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 30 in the Maner Conference Center of Capitol Plaza Hotel at 1717 SW Topeka Blvd. There will also be tons of door prizes, a presentation with tips for job seekers and a chance to meet employers or apply for jobs.

2019 Law Day

Washburn University School of Law, Topeka Bar Association and the Judges of the Kansas 3rd Judicial District are hosting an overview of the First Amendment by Professor Bill Rich at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 1 in the Robinson Courtroom of the Law building. There will also be a discussion panel regarding free press versus fake news.

Take a study break to check out the stars

Crane Observatory will have an open viewing starting at 9 p.m. Thursday, May 2 in Stoffer Science Hall. Open viewing times are subject to weather and clouds. For more information, contact Mark Smith at [email protected].

First Friday Artwalk

Topeka will host the First Friday Artwalk from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday, May 3. Check out different areas throughout Topeka like the North Topeka Arts District and other locations for specials and more.

Cruise Night Car Show

Topeka’s Classic Hits 99.3 The Eagle is hosting a cruise night from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 4 in downtown Topeka. There will be live music by BLAZING MOJO and Stranded In The City from 4 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. The event is free to the public. There will be food and drink vendors set up throughout the area.


The Memorial Union is hosting a late night breakfast buffet in the Union Market. Late night breakfast starts at 9 p.m. Monday, May 6. For more information, contact Becky Bolte at [email protected].