Briefs Sept. 20

“No Turning Back” screening and illegal immigration discussion

Washburn University will be holding a showing of “No Turning Back,” a movie focused on immigration, at 7 p.m. on Sept. 20 in the Washburn Room in the Memorial Union. The movie stars Jesus Nebot, who plays a father trying to find a safe home for his daughter and himself. Tied with the screening, there will be a discussion and Q&A on illegal immigration lead by director and star Jesus Nebot on Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. These events are free for all Washburn students, are and sponsored by CAB and HALO.

Reading from “Imaginary Girlfriends of Canada”

Washburn students and the community are invited to a reading by Andrew Farkas, Washburn’s new assistant professor of fiction writing, from his short fiction story, “Imaginary Girlfriends of Canada” at 4 p.m. on Sept. 21 in the Carole Chapel.

Family Day

Washburn University is hosting a Family Day on Sept. 23. There will be games, food, inflatables, and various activities. Mabee Library will be open for fun activities like face painting, a cake walk, and the FYE open house. At 1 p.m. there will be a football game against the University of Nebraska-Kearney. From 1 to 4 p.m., the Mulvane Art Lab will be open for all students and family to make WU collages and crafts.

Cider Days Fall Festival

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m on Sept. 23 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 24 the Cider Days Fall Festival will be held at the Kansas Expocentre. The Cider Days Festival is Northeast Kansas’ largest arts and crafts show, with 250 exhibits. The event also offers unique food, kids rides, a petting zoo, and fresh apple cider. Tickets cost $7 at the gate, and $6 if they are bought in advance.

Movie on the lawn

Presented by Downtown Topeka, Inc., Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, and seveneightfive magazine, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. on Sept. 23 at the Kansas Statehouse Lawn there will be a movie on the lawn. There will be an area on the southeast part of the lawn for blankets to be spread out, and lawn chairs are only permitted on the sidewalk. Beginning at 6:30 p.m. there will be activities for kids and vendors, and the movie, “The Rescuers,” will start at 7:30 p.m. This event is free to the public, but space is limited.

WU Stock

Washburn will be hosting WU Stock, the biennial music festival from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 24. The Plain White T’s will be headlining the show. Tickets for Washburn students are $5, and general admission is $20. Tickets can be purchased online.

Building the World We Dream

At 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 24 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Topeka Youth, Vicki George, Ellen Caster, Lynnie Lee and other local organizations will be hosting “Building the World We Dream,” at The UUFT church. This event will discuss how to welcome people across our international borders and create communities that are equal, diverse, and safe. It is free to the public.

Reading from “Romanian Notebook”

Washburn University’s Department of English will be presenting a reading from Cyrus Console at 4 p.m. on Sept. 25 in the Carole Chapel. The reading will be from Console’s new memoir, “Romanian Notebook,” which is a mix of Console’s experiences, thoughts, and observations of the world around him. There will be a Q&A after the reading. This event is free for all Washburn students.

Mayoral Candidate Forum

There will be a Mayoral Candidate Forum at 4 p.m. on Sept. 26 at Washburn University’s Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center. Candidates Michelle De La Isla and Spencer Duncan will be speaking about various issues within the community and a Q&A will follow the presentations. This event is open for the public.

Samuel Comroe- Comedy

Washburn Students will be able to see comedian Samuel Comroe perform from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 26 in Stauffer Commons in the Memorial Union. This is a free event hosted by CAB.