Bod Briefs Issue 6

Relationship Violence Awareness Month

October is relationship violence awareness month. There are many ways that you can get involved at Washburn University to learn and share information about how love empowers.

Game Night in Mabee Library

Join Game Night at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 at Mabee Library. The event is presented by Student Friends of Mabee Library and Game Club. Food will be provided.

Aly Raisman

 From 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 at White Concert Hall, the Washburn Student Government Association presents Olympic gymnast and activist Aly Raisman at Washburn University. A ticket is required to attend.

Phi Theta Kappa Alumni 5K

10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, Phi Theta Kappa Alumni of Washburn University (PTKAW) will host a 5K event. Anyone may run or walk the 5K, including children. There is no fee, but there is a suggested donation of $15 per runner/walker. Participants can park in lots E, 10 or 11 and report to the starting/finish point, the patio area on the north side of the Memorial Union, between the Union and Garvey Fine Arts Center.

25th Annual Literature Festival

From 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2 at Memorial Union/Stauffer Commons, students (grades 5-12) and teachers are encouraged to attend and interact with Melanie Crowder and her literature. Included in the celebration of reading will be a keynote presentation by Crowder as well as small-group sessions with the author and volunteers discussing her literature. There will be a writing component as well. Literature should be read prior to the festival: Three Pennies (Crowder – elementary, middle school) and Audacity (Crowder- high/upper middle school). 

Tri Beta Blood Drive

From 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2 at the Petro Allied Health Center (lower level), the Community Blood Center and Pi Gamma Chapter of TriBeta Biological Honor Society will have a blood drive. To schedule a donation time, visit:, enter washburnstudent in the Sponsor Code Box and press “Go.”

Danielle Head, “Where Good Looks Count: Guns, Gender and Visual Culture”

From 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2 at Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center. The prevalence of the image of “the gun” in American culture and its representations in media, politics and society has become more ingrained and tied to individual identity over time. This presentation examines relationships between symbolic representations of gender, fun culture and “gendered” representations of gun ownership, use and marketing. 

iREAD Lecture featuring Timothy Egan

Don’t miss the 2018-19 iREAD lecture featuring Timothy Egan on at 7 p.m. Oct. 2 in Lee Arena. The 2018-2019 iREAD book is “The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl” by Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winning author, Timothy Egan.