Briefs Nov. 8


Mock Interview Day

From 8 a.m to 5 p.m. Nov. 8 in the Memorial Union, Stauffer Commons, and Washburn A&B, mock interviews will be held. Students can practice interviewing and prepare for their next job applications with area employers and human resources experts.


Healthy Relationships Lecture

From 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 8 in the Mabee Library a lecture on healthy relationships will be held. There will be free pizza, and this event is free to any Washburn students.


Leroy Stutz

At 7 p.m. Nov. 9 in the Union Underground, the Campus Activities Board will be hosting Leroy Stutz, an airforce officer and pilot who was held as a prisoner of war for 2,284 days during the Vietnam War. All students are welcome to come and listen to the presentation.


UBU REX by Alfred Jarry

From 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 9-ll at the Georgia Neese Gray theater, UBU REX, a parody of MacBeth, will be performed. There are heavy adult themes and strong language in this play, and it is not recommended to anyone under 17. Entry is free with a WU ID.


Annual Veterans Day Ceremony

From 11:15 a.m. to 12 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Vietnam Memorial Site (SE Corner of Morgan Hall), Washburn will be hosting its 30th Annual Veterans Day Celebration. The schedule is as follows: 11:15 am – Cleansing and Smudging of memorial site, 11:25 am – Memorial Balloon Release for Agent Orange Victims, 11:30 am – Veteran Celebration. The keynote speaker is Mr. Meredith Kidd, U.S. Navy veteran and retired Dean of Students, WU. There will be a reception to follow in the Memorial Union, and it is free for all students.


Genderbread Coffee Talk

From noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 13, in the Union Underground, the Campus Activities Board will be presenting a “Genderbread Coffee Talk.” This event is free for all Washburn students.


Healing Roots: Indigenous Plant Knowledge in Tallgrass Prairie Literature

From 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center, the Center for Kansas Studies at WU is presenting Dr. Aubrey Streit Krug. Krug will be giving a public talk called “Healing Roots: Indigenous Plant Knowledge in Tallgrass Prairie Literature.” This event is free to all Washburn students.


Etiquette Dinner

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 1, 2, 3, and 6 in the Union, tickets for the Honors Student Council Etiquette Dinner will be on sale. The cost is $5 for students and $10 for the public. The dinner will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 14 in the Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center. There will be a certified etiquette coach and networking opportunities for students.


TEDxTopeka 2017

At 5 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Topeka Civic Theatre & Academy there will be an independently produced event with license from TED. There will be six live speakers, as well as two live-streamed ones and two art performances. Dinner will be served to all attendants. Speakers and performers will be available after to event for questions. Tickets can be bought online at