Briefs Oct. 18

Homecoming Scorch on the Porch

From 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct 18 at the East Patio of the Memorial Union, the Homecoming Scorch on the Porch will be held.

There will be live music provided. This event is free to all Washburn students.

Women in Law Enforcement & Corrections

Starting at noon Wednesday, Oct. 18 in the Cottonwood Room, Pat Dahl will be presenting a panel discussing challenges and opportunities for women in the criminal justice department.

This event is open to the public.

Week Without Violence March & Rally

    Beginning at 11:45 a.m. Friday, Oct. 20, at the Kansas State Capitol, this annual march and rally will be held to raise awareness about domestic violence.

Speakers Kathleen Maker and Annette Billings will be presenting, and there will be a performance by the Topeka High School Dance Team. The march will conclude at the YCWA, and free hot dogs, chips, cookies, and beverages will be provided by the Topeka Police Department and Shawnee County Sheriff’s Office.

Homecoming Parade Watch Party

From 9:45 a.m. to 11:15 Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Foundation lawn on Washburn, there will be a free parade-watching party.

The event will be sponsored by the Alumni Association and Foundation. This event is free to all Washburn students, and free drinks and snacks will be provided.

Blood Drive

From 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23 at the Petro Allied Health Center, the  Pi Gamma Chapter of TriBeta Biological Honor Society will be hosting a blood drive.

Students, faculty, and staff can register for a time to donate at

DIY Series

From 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 23, 24, and 25 in the Union Underground, the Campus Activities Board will be holding a DIY Series.

The series is free and open to anyone interested in knowing some unique DIY projects.

Leadership Institute Minor Orientation

Starting at 10:30 a.m. and ending at 11:15 Tuesday, Oct. 24 in the Blair Seminar Room in the LLC, there will be an orientation held for students interested in a Leadership Minor.

This event is free to all Washburn students.

Coffee Talk

From 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24 there will be a Coffee Talk with STAND about domestic violence awareness held in the Union Underground.

This event is open to any Washburn students, and free coffee will be available.

Classic Movie Night at NOTO

Beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 at the 900 block of the NOTO arts district, Classic Movie Nights at NOTO will be showing the 1982 film, “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.”

Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and bean bags to sit and enjoy the movie with your family and friends.

Mayoral Candidate Forum

Beginning at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18 in Room 114 of the Washburn Law School, the Topeka Bar Association is hosting a forum featuring Topeka mayoral candidates Michelle De La Isla and Spencer Duncan.

Pure Imagination- Music from the Movies

From 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, Erin Wood and the Jayhawk Harp Ensemble will play selections from your favorite films, including Harry Potter, Schindler’s List, Beauty and the Beast, and Wizard of Oz in the historic Jayhawk Theater, 720 SW Jackson St.