Briefs- Feb. 28-Marc 7

International Brown Bag Lecture

Washburn will be hosting a Brown Bag lecture given by Dr. Courtney Sullivan from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28 in the International Center Building.

Sullivan’s talk: “Halfway Around the World: Adventures in la Reunion and Mauritius,” will discuss her recent visits to the islands. The focus will be on the history, culture, and literature of these Indian Ocean islands. This event is free and open to all Washburn students.



Mabee Library Book Club

Mabee Library will be hosting its book club at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28 in the Mabee Library. This month’s book is “What We Saw” by Aaron Hartzler. Several books are available for checkout. Snacks will be served, and anyone is free to come and discuss their opinions and thoughts.



WU Wellness Fair

Washburn will be hosting its 10th annual Wellness Fair from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 1 in the Memorial Union.

There will be local products, services, demonstrations, and presentations that promote physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, occupational, financial, environmental, and social well-being. This is a free event with free samples and prize drawings.


Fridays with Farley

Washburn will be holding the next Friday with Farley from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, March 2 in the Union Underground.

President Farley will be discussing relevant issues on campus and nearby. There will be cookies, iced tea, and iced water available. All Washburn students are free to attend and listen.


Mamma Mia!

The Topeka Parent Leaders are hosting the classic musical, Mamma Mia! From 8 p.m. to 10:30 Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3 at the Topeka Civic Theater on 3028 SW 8th Ave.

The story follows a daughter as she tries to find her father to walk her down the aisle. Tickets for students are $30 and can be purchased online at


Downtown Spring Fever

Downtown Topeka will be participating in spring fever from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, March 2 at the 600 to 900 block, and from 6 Ave. to 8 Ave.

Participating businesses will have various activities for everyone to do. This event is free and open to the public.


Growing Community Health

Gabriel Racca from the Kansas City Community Gardens will be holding a discussion on community gardens from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, March 2, in the Rita Blitt Gallery on campus.

This talk is part of an initiative to create safe and healthy community gardens that are organic and pesticide free. This discussion is free and open to the public.


Why Can’t They Just…

The Topeka Rescue Mission Ministries will be hosting an educational training session from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, March 3 at 1001 NE Michigan Ave.

The goal of the talk is to allow others to understand the issues individuals in poverty face daily, and how we can help end the war on poverty. This talk and training is free and open to the public.



ArtLab Family Days: Color

The Mulvane Art Museum will be hosting a family day from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 3 in the ArtLab on campus.

This is a celebration activity that celebrates the power of color. This is a part of Holi, a vibrant cultural celebration of India. All students are free to come and participate.



“When They Go Low, We Go High”

Jim Schnoebelen and Sarah C. Dweik will be giving their presentation, “When They Go Low, We Go High’: Michelle Obama’s Feminine Style Approach to Sexual Assault During the 2016 Election,” as part of the Gender Brown Bag Series from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6 in the Lincoln Room of the Memorial Union.

This talk will discuss Michelle Obama’s efforts and successes to persuade American citizens to view sexual assault as a cultural issue rather than simply a “woman’s issue.” Focusing on her rhetoric and style, the talk will go over the influence the first lady of the previous president had. This is free and open to all Washburn students.


Terms and Conditions Apply

CAB will be hosting filmmaker Cullen Hoback from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 6 in Henderson Lecture Hall 100.

Hoback will be giving a presentation on Internet privacy and security. More specifically, he will discuss what agreements are being made when the we accept the  Terms and Conditions box. This talk is free to all Washburn students.


Crane Observatory Open Viewing

Washburn will be hosting an open viewing of Crane Observatory from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6 in the Observatory.

Participants will be able to observe the sky through the science building’s powerful telescope. This event is free for all students.