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Your connection to what's happening April 22-29

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Tip of the week: Student Health Services is providing free Gardasil vaccinations to all Ichabods ages 19-26 without health insurance. This shot, which protects you from genital warts and HPV, typically costs $100 or more. No appointment is necessary. The Gardasil shots only will be available until July.

Tuesday, April 22

STAND meets at 4 p.m. in the Lincoln Room, upper level, Memorial Union.

Washburn Non-Traditional Student Association meets at 6 p.m. in the Thomas Room of the Memorial Union.

Curious about the art created during the Works Progress Administration? Be at the Mulvane Art Museum gallery at 6 p.m. to hear Elizabeth Seaton, curator at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art at Kansas State University. She’ll discuss WPA era prints, some of which are featured in the Mulvane’s current exhibition: Art for Social Change.

The Inscape 2014 magazine release party will be at Southwind Gallery (29th and Oakley), at 7 p.m. Magazines will be available, and contributors will read.  Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Congratulations to the Washburn Tech students being inducted in to the National Technical Honor Society tonight at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, April 23

The EcoBods are celebrating Earth Week with a plant sale. Stop by Stoffer Science Hall through April 25 for a greenhouse cutting. The plants are available for a donation as a benefit for the club.

Stop by a table in the Memorial Union today to learn about human trafficking and modern day slavery in Kansas, the US and throughout the world. Awareness events and ways you can make a difference will continue through April 27.

Love art? Head to St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, 2700 SE Virginia, to check out the joint senior exhibition of Daniele Osterhaus and Jenny Ploussard.  The exhibit will be displayed through April 30.

Three great events for lunch today:

  • Scorch on the Porch is back for spring! From 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the Memorial Union porch, enjoy a $5 ICHADOG and topping bar meal deal, plus a cookie and drink; an Ichaobd Shop sidewalk sale and live music by Red Velvet Crush.
  • The Women and Gender Studies Brown Bag lecture series wraps up for the semester today with a discussion on women in poverty. Annie McKay, executive director of the Kansas Center for Economic Growth, will speak at noon in Henderson 118.
  • Continue celebrating Earth Week by learning about Findhorn Ecovillage in Scotland during this week’s International Programs Brown Bag lunch. Bring your lunch to International House at noon to hear Deborah Altus, professor, Human Services, talk about her visit to the village. Findhorn has one of the smallest carbon footprints of any community in the western world.

The Office of International Programs would like you to learn about exploring a global city through study abroad and internships!  A representative from CAPA (an international education organization) will lead an information session in the Wilson Room (LLC) from noon to 1:00 p.m.  For more information, visit www.capa.org or contact Sue Atkins at satkins@capa.org, Institutional Relations Manager.

Interested in learning more about the array of programs offered at Washburn Tech? Know someone who is? Check out Showcase Day, at the Washburn Tech conference center from 1-3 p.m.

Ichabods Tennis host Northwest Missouri State University at the Washburn Tennis Complex at 3 p.m. today. No admission is charged. Cheer on your fellow Ichaobds and follow the action on Twitter with #WeAreWU and @wusports.

The Criminal Justice Association is hosting a fundraiser tonight at AJ’s Pizzeria from 5-8 p.m. Support your fellow Ichabods and grab some noms for dinner!

Thursday, April 24

Congratulations to the Ichabods being recognized at today’s School of Business scholarship luncheon.

Noted poet, Kevin Young, will read some of his work in the Kansas Room of the Memorial Union at 4 p.m.

Want to go to Nicaragua from Jan. 3-16, 2015 (winter break)? Find out how you can by attending a meeting at 3 p.m. in Bention 401.

Washburn Rugby Club will practice from 4-5:30 p.m. at the practice field. No experience necessary. If you want to learn, join!

Join the EcoBods at 6:30 p.m. in Stoffer Science Hall Room 007 to watch Food Matters, a feature-length documentary. This event is co-sponsored by the Vegetarian Society of Washburn.

Are you geared up for Washburn’s Big Event: Bods into the Streets? It’s happening Saturday and you can be part of it! Just show up to Yager Stadium at Moore Bowl at 8:30 a.m. and register. You’ll be assigned a spot and you’ll have a great time! 

Friday, April 25

Washburn Tech: No classes today.

The EcoBods plant sale concludes today at the Stoffer Science Hall greenhouse.

Stop by the Get Swabbed table in the Memorial Union today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to help Leukemia meet its match. With just a cheek swab, you can join the bone marrow donation registry and potentially save a life.

Stop by the Tutoring and Writing Center (308 Mabee Library) today at noon for a workshop on GPA repair.

Washburn Writers’ Workshop meets from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Thomas Room of the Memorial Union.

Don’t miss the Topeka Cello Collective and Washburn University Cello Studio's Spring Chamber Music Concert at 7:30 p.m. at White Concert Hall. The performance includes works by Faure, Bruch, Massenet, Vivaldi, Rachmaninov and others. No admission is charged.  

Catch “The Language Archive,” by Julia Cho, tonight. Performances are scheduled for April 25 and 26 at 7:30 p.m. and on April 27 at 2 p.m. in the Andrew J and Georgia Neese Gray Theatre. Students, faculty and staff are admitted free with a valid iCard. General admission tickets for all others are $8. Call 785.670.1639 for more information.

Saturday, April 26     

Washburn’s Big Event: Bods into the Streets is ON! Even if you’re not already signed up, you can register on site and make a difference in your community.

Washburn University Cheerleading Tryouts! The Co-ed team will be filling spots for men and women. Pick up a Tryout Packet at the Athletic Office in Petro, or visit www.wusports.com/cheer.  Check in starts at 11:30 a.m. and the tryout clinic will begin at noon.  Got questions? Contact Coach Newell at sherry.newell@washburn.edu.  

Experience the Ad Astra Kansas Day Space Celebration at Stoffer Science Hall. Former NASA Astronaut Steve Hawley will speak at 7 p.m. Space related activities for individuals of all ages and science aptitudes will be available from 5:30-10 p.m.

You’re running out of opportunities to see the Washburn Theatre production of “The Language Archive,” by Julia Cho. Performances are scheduled for April 26 at 7:30 p.m. and April 27 at 2 p.m. in the Andrew J and Georgia Neese Gray Theatre. Students, faculty and staff are admitted free with a valid iCard. General admission tickets for all others are $8. Call 785.670.1639 for more information.

Sunday, April 27

Washburn University Cheerleading Tryouts! The Co-ed team will be filling spots for men and women. Pick up a Tryout Packet at the Athletic Office in Petro, or visit www.wusports.com/cheer.  Check in starts at 11:30 a.m. and the tryout clinic will begin at noon.  Got questions? Contact Coach Newell at sherry.newell@washburn.edu.  

Explore Mulvane Art Museum from 1-4 p.m. today. Admission always is free.

Last chance: This afternoon at 2 p.m. is the final Washburn Theatre production of “The Language Archive,” by Julia Cho. The performance is staged in the Andrew J and Georgia Neese Gray Theatre. Students, faculty and staff are admitted free with a valid iCard. General admission tickets for all others are $8. Call 785.670.1639 for more information.

Monday, April 28

Mulvane Art Museum and its Art Lab need your help. Volunteers are needed to help set up, clean up, welcome and direct participants to Quincy Family Day at ArtLab from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 3. Can you help for an hour? All day? Anything helps. For more information, email Kandis Barker kandis.barker@washburn.edu.

Tuesday, April 29

The Mulvane Art Museum has three exhibits underway now. The museum and its ArtLab are free to visit and fun to explore. You can connect with the Mulvane @MulvaneArt. It's open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. each Tuesday.

Washburn Rugby Club practices from 4-5:30 on the practice fields on the south side of campus. No experience is necessary.

Congratulations to all of the future Ichabods committing to technical health career programs at Washburn Tech. future Practical Nursing and Surgical Tech students are signing letters of intent tonight at 6 p.m. Go, Bods

Upcoming:

Wednesday, April 30: The Kansas Bureau of Investigation will break ground on its new forensics laboratory on the Washburn University campus. Join the conversation with #KBIGroundbreaking and #KBIatWashburn.

Thursday, May 1: Are you ready for finals? The Tutoring and Writing Center (308 Mabee Library) can help. Stop by today at 4 p.m. for a workshop that will help you prepare for finals.

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