The Washburn Review

DNP: Students explore civil rights in the South

Mingzhu Zhu

March 17, 2020

Do not publish, waiting on quotes from studentsStudents in the 2020 Exploring Civil Rights class went on a trip to the south during spring break. The class is taught by three professors, Muffy Walter, an English professor, Br...

Curiosity driven professor and poet inspires

Kodee Christensen

August 28, 2019

When senior English lecturer, Dennis Etzel, came to Washburn as an undergraduate student, he knew exactly what he wanted to be: a computer programmer. That is, until a professor of psychology, the late Jorge Nobo, called Etzel i...

Corey Zwikstra: Educator and mentor

October 17, 2018

Corey Zwikstra, assistant professor of English at Washburn, came here because of its reputation as a teaching-focused university.“A lot of universities will say that, and it may be true to some extent, but it is actually the cas...

Sharon Draper visits Annual Writing Conference

Tambour Bieker

October 17, 2017

On Oct 10, Washburn University hosted the 24th Annual Writing Conference and Literature Festival. This was the second year this event has been held at Washburn University, but the first year Sharon Draper has been the featur...

Sharon Draper speaks at annual conference

Tambour Bieker

October 17, 2017

Washburn hosted the 24th Annual Writing Conference and Literature Festival Oct. 10 in Washburn A/B.  Middle school and high school students from Emporia, Junction City and Topeka’s 501 district came to listen to guest authors and lecturers talk abou...

Etzel inspires conversations about social issues

Yash Chitrakar

October 2, 2017

Dennis Etzel is no stranger to poetry. Etzel, faculty advisor and English lecturer, first forayed into poetry when he was an undergraduate student at Washburn. His philosophy professor suggested keeping a journal; out of that jo...

Washburn English department makes way for Way

Andrew Shermoen

October 25, 2016

Washburn’s English department welcomed Geoffrey Way to its faculty this semester.Specializing in Shakespeare and early modern literature, Way’s collegiate career began at Virginia Tech. Way is from Virginia; his family lived in the ...