Briefs Sept. 27

Multi-heritage Scorch on the Porch

Join Washburn University students from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at the East patio of the Memorial Union for an event celebrating our multiple heritages with different food and activities. This event is free to all Washburn students.

Media Literacy Skillshop

The Washburn Review will be hosting a campus connection skillshop as part of the Center for Student Success from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the WU Review office in the Memorial Union Sept. 27. Various stations will be set up for students to learn the essentials of media literacy with the help of volunteer staff members.

‘Constellations’ Performances

Starting at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28-30, and at 2 p.m. Oct. 1, the Washburn Theater Department will be performing the play “Constellations”, written by Nick Payne. The play focuses on the story of two lovers and their multiple lives in parallel universes. Tickets are free for Washburn students, and $8 for guest attendees.

Stone’s Folly Art Festival

    From 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 29 and 30, the Stone’s Folly Art Festival will be held on 18th and Stone Ave. The festival will have fine art and handmade crafts, along with live bands, food, children’s game and a raffle. Admission is free for the public, but all proceeds will go to benefit the Most Pure Heart of Mary church.

Kansas Chocolate Festival

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 30 on Kansas Avenue the second annual Kansas Chocolate Festival will be held. The festival will feature chocolate competitions, chocolate sampling, stage demonstrations, and live music. There will be food vendors, a playing area for children, and special activities set up by local businesses. This event it open to the public and has no entry fee.

Apple Festival/Wheatstock

    The 38th annual Apple Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at the Old Prairie Town at Ward-Meade Historic Site and Botanical Garden. The festival will also be combined with Wheatstock this year. Various bands will be performing on both days. Tickets are $5 for one day, and $10 for a two-day pass- children under the age of five get in free.

Courtney Sullivan, the Gender Brown Bag Series

    At 12 p.m. Oct. 2, Washburn will welcome Courtney Sullivan, professor of Modern Language, to speak in the Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center Forum Room as part of the Gender Brown Bag series. Sullivan will be discussing “The Past Confronts the Present in Colette’s Courtesan Fiction.” This event is free to all Washburn students.

Byron Hurt Lecture

    At 7p.m. Oct. 3, Washburn University will be hosting a lecture from Byron Hurt in Lee Arena. Hurt is a filmmaker, writer, anti-sexist activist, and lecturer. The lecture will aim to educate about things such as gender violence, race, and visual media. This event is free to all Washburn students.