Briefs Sept. 13

Career fair

Washburn University Career Services presents its fall Career and Graduate School Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 13 in Lee Arena.

The fair will feature over 100 graduate programs and potential employers from the Topeka area and across the United States. Employers on hand will be offering internships, as well as part-time and full-time opportunities. Professional dress is expected.

Coffee Talk – Caffeinated self care

Shelley Bearman, project coordinator for sexual assault education and prevention, will be hosting a coffee talk from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Union Underground about self awareness and self care. It will include time for attendees to enjoy free coffee, engage in discussion and relieve stress coloring mandalas.

“Brave Miss World” documentary screening

Washburn University will screen the documentary “Brave Miss World” from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 14 in the Blair Room in Washburn’s Living Learning Center. Washburn University’s sexual assault education and prevention program, office of residential living, office of student life and counseling services are sponsoring this event. A panel discussion will follow. This event is free and open to the public.

Crane Observatory open viewing

The Washburn department of physics and astronomy is hosting its next open viewing at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 19 on the fourth floor of Stoffer Science Hall. The main attractions for this viewing will be Saturn and Neptune, weather permitting. All Crane Observatory open viewings are free and open to the public.

Washburn Law clinics offers DACA consultations

The Washburn University School of Law is offering free clinics for those affected by the recent change in the Deferred Action for Childhood Action program. These clinics will be offered from 1 to 4 p.m. on Fridays, Sept. 15, 22 and 29 in the law building.

Forge Taco Ride

Starting 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15, members of the Topeka community are welcome to join Forge Young Professionals, the Topeka Community Cycle Project and Topeka Metro Bike for the second Taco Ride. Participants will cycle together from the Lee Arena parking lot to a variety of local restaurants on East 6th Street before concluding the ride back to Washburn. The ride is a free event, but meals are offered for cash only.

Kansas Mariachi Festival

The second annual Kansas Mariachi Festival will be held Sept. 16 at the Topeka Performing Arts Center. Events include a car show, food trucks and other vendors, a concert featuring Fatima Hernandez and Mariachi Tradicion de Jalisco beginning at 6 p.m. and a fiesta following the concert at 8 p.m. Tickets for the concert are $15 each and can be purchased at the TPAC box office or through Ticketmaster.

“The Vietnam War” documentary series screening

KTWU will be hosting a special screening of “The Vietnam War,” a new Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s documentary film series about the Vietnam at 4:45 p.m. on Sept. 13 in Henderson 112. Refreshments and vendor tables will be available in the room and will offer resources that benefit Veterans and their families.