International Brown Bag Lecture – Transformational Cuba

Professor Georgina Tenny and students Johanna Vickrey and Gabrielle Maloney will be leading a discussion Wednesday, March 28, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the International Center Building.

They will be talking about on their winter break in Cuba. For 10 days, Tenny and 10 students lived in Cuban homes and experienced Cuban cultural and society. This discussion is free and open to all Washburn students.

Lunch ‘n Learn about the Red Cross

The Memorial Union will host a talk Wednesday, March 28 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Stouffer Commons with the Red Cross.

Executive Director Jane Blocher and Disaster Program Manager Matt Golubski will give an overview of the American Red Cross services and explain ways students can get involved to help. This event is free and open to all Washburn students.


Grad Fair

Washburn will hold its Graduation Fair Wednesday, March 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Washburn Room A.

Jostens, Washburn Alumni Association, the Ichabod Shop, and WU Career Services will have representatives present. All graduating students are welcome to come and browse available grad schools.



Gender Brown Bag

Maria Stover will present her talk, “Hillary Clinton’s Strategic use of Twitter During the 2016 Presidential Campaign” Wednesday, March 28 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Lincoln Room.

Stover will be discussing Clinton’s Twitter presence during the election, and the shifting of social media for political support. Clinton’s change in persona online will also be examined, as with differences between her and her competitors’ online messages. Attendance is free for Washburn students.


Interpersonal Recovery Group

A recovery group for students will meet from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, from March 28 to May 2.

The group is for students who have experienced unhealthy or toxic relationships, violence or abuse in relationships, or sexual violence. Students will learn about self-value, emotion regulation and healthy relationships. The goal of the group is to assist members in regaining autonomy, control and empowerment that they may feel they have lost. For more information, contact the campus advocate, Molly Steffes-Herman at 785-670-3100 or at [email protected].

Positive Connections 101

Positive Connections of Topeka will host a discussion Wednesday, March 28 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Mabee Library.

They will discuss safe sex, general STD information, community resources and future events. This event is free and open for all Washburn students to attend.


Michael Sam

Michael Alan Sam, former American football defensive end, will give a talk on his experiences Thursday, March 29 at 7 p.m. in the Henderson Learning Resources Center.

Sam played college football for the University of Missouri and was drafted by the St. Louis Rams of the National Football League.  Sam publicly came out as gay after college, making him the first publicly gay player to be drafted in the NFL. Sam will be talking about his decisions and obstacles throughout his football career and how his personal identity affected it. Attendance is free for Washburn students.


Kij Johnson Reading and Book Signing

Award-winning author Kij Johnson will hold a talk and book signing Thursday, March 29 at 4 p.m. in the Carole Chapel.

Johnson will read from and sign her new novel, The River Bank, which is a sequel to Kenneth Grahame’s 1908 novel, The Wind in the Willows. This event is free to all Washburn students.


TriBeta Blood Drive

TriBeta will be sponsoring a blood drive Tuesday, April 3 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Petro Allied Health Center on campus.

Washburn students and faculty can register for a donation time for this drive by visiting


Coffee Talk – #MeToo

The Memorial Union will host a coffee talk Tuesday, April 3 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Union Underground.

There will be details about the #MeToo movement, and students can create pennants to hang on campus in honor of victims. There will be free coffee, tea, and snacks available. This is not a formal lecture, and students are free to stop by for any amount of time.


WU Walks – National Walking Day

Employee Wellness will be sponsoring the 2018 WU Walk Wednesday, April 4 from 12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m. starting at the Memorial Union courtyard area.

Participation in this one-mile walk is free to all Washburn students and the route will return to the Memorial Union courtyard. The first 50 individuals to register at the Memorial Union’s website will win a free lunch.


Nall Speak Off

The Communication Department will host the Spring 2018 Nall Speak Off Competition Wednesday, April 4 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Lecture Hall 100 in the Henderson Learning Center.

This bi-annual competition is an informative speaking contest, with beginning students from the Public Speaking sections this semester. If not participating, students are free to come and listen to their peers.