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Union Underground Bash: The first Union Underground Bash will be from 4 to 6 p.m. on Feb. 20 at the Memorial Union Underground. 


The first Union Underground Bash, held by Washburn Student Government Association, will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. on Feb. 20 at the Memorial Union Underground.

Zac Surritt, student body president of WSGA, is excited for the upcoming event.

“It’s the first time that we’ve done this,” said Surritt. “It’s really about how to get involved and how to make sure your voice is heard as a student.”

Everyone is welcome to the Union Underground Bash and socializing with all of the Union Underground offices. Representatives from each Underground office will be available.

“It’s a good way for students to come down and meet the different offices and people in them in the Union Underground,” said Surritt.

People can enjoy free food and music at the Union Underground Bash. The Ichabod Shop will be open and offering special discounts during this event.

Bayley Baker, marketing director of WSGA, did the rebranding for WSGA.

“The more students come, the more fun it will be,” said Baker. “We want a strong student turnout for the event because it’s going to be a great opportunity to learn more about the offices in the Union Underground and the services they provide.”

The office includes the collaboration of Washburn Student Government Association (WSGA), Washburn Student Media, Campus Activities Board (CAB), Office of Student Involvement and Development (OSID), Ichabod Shop and Washburn Radio (KRWU). The offices will work together to make sure that students know the resources they have at the Union Underground.

“It’s really a way for all our offices to connect more with students, which is the goal, to make sure they all have the resources they need to enjoy their campus experience,” said Surritt.

WSGA aims to represent and act in the interest of Washburn students. It creates an academic and extracurricular environment to benefit students through programs and to work to sustain and improve them.

Washburn Student Media brings people and staff the news that matters to WU, including things which happen on campus, in the Topeka community and in the U.S. It includes articles of news, sports, features, arts & living, opinion and multimedia in the Washburn Review, the Kaw yearbook and Bod Magazine.

CAB is a student organization that programs events for WU students. It provides free well-rounded social, educational, cultural and recreational activities for all Washburn students, faculty, administration, alumni and the Topeka community.

OSID supports the Washburn community through the creation of the co-curricular experiences that encourage collaboration and inclusivity to enhance student learning through campus and community engagement and leadership development.

Washburn Radio is a noncommercial station and relies on the community’s assistance for funding. People can help support them by running the cryptocurrency miner while listening.

“We really want this event to be a success, so it can become a yearly tradition,” said Baker.

Everyone is invited to come to Union Underground Bash and get to know the offices in the Union Underground. For more information, contact WSGA via [email protected]