Briefs- Jan. 31- Feb. 7

 Recovery Group

Washburn will be holding an interpersonal Recovery group from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays, starting Jan. 31, in Kuehne Hall, room 201.

Read more about support for students who have experienced unhealthy, toxic relationships, violence or abuse in their relationships, or sexual violence on page 7

Last Day Deadlines

The last day to change from graded or A/Pass/Fail to audit, to enroll, and to file an application for a degree for Spring 2018 graduates will be Friday, Feb. 2.

If this applies to you, all of these can be handled through your MyWashburn account. 

Virtual Reality Experience

The Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library will be hosting a virtual reality demonstration with many guest speakers from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, Feb. 2 on location.

This event is free and open to the public. Attendees will hear from an expert panel and get hands-on experience with some of the newest technology. 

It’s a GREEK Thing

Greek Life will be hosting its 2nd Annual Step Show starting at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 2 in the White Concert Hall Concourse. 

Entry is free with WU ID, cost is $5 for the community, and three dollars if they’re in Greek apparel. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Anxiety Screening

The Washburn Psychology department is hosting free anxiety screenings for anyone who has felt worried, stressed, tense, overwhelmed, or afraid from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Wendesday, Jan. 31 in Henderson 111. 

If you are interested, but unable to attend, anyone may call 785-670-1750. They provide low cost therapy and assessment services to people of any age in our community, not just Washburn students.


The Kansas Society of Professional Engineers (KSPE) will be sponsoring this Regional Competition from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3 in Henderson 100, 103, and 118.

“MATHCOUNTS” is a statewide competition for high schoolers. Teachers sponsor a team from their school in order to compete. For KSPE info go to If you have any questions about the competition, email Dr. Kevin Charlwood at [email protected] 

Washburn’s Birthday

The Memorial Union will be hosting a celebration in honor of Washburn’s 153rd birthday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, on the Main Level of the Union. 

All students and staff are welcome to stop by and celebrate Washburn’s history.

Crane Observatory Open Viewing

The Stoffer Science Hall will be hosting an free, open viewing of the night sky from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6 in the observatory.

Lincoln Lecture

Washburn will be hosting a lecture over Robert E. Lee from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6 in the Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center.

All students are free to come hear Dr. Elizabeth Varon, professor at the University of Virginia, as she presents “Lee at Appomattox in History and Memory.”

Bowtie Event

Washburn will be hosting a Bowtie Event from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7 in Washburn Room A & B.

All students are encouraged to stop by and learn about the various student organizations offered here on campus at this engagement fair.

FYE Scholar Awards

Washburn will be honoring students’ commitment to academics at the Fifth Annual FYE Scholar award ceremony starting at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7 at the Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center.

President Farley, Vice President Mazachek, and The Center for Student Success will be hosting the ceremony. For more information, contact James Barraclough at [email protected]

WU Triathlon 

The SRWC will hold the WU Triathlon which includes a 3,000 meter row, a 4 mile bike ride and a 2 mile run. 

Participants can come anytime between 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Jan. 30- Feb. 1 at the SRWC.