Thousands of people gathered on campus Saturday to celebrate Family Day. A
picnic, carnival games, inflatable jumping houses, and of course the Ichabods
football game, made the warm fall day one to remember for many.
During halftime of the football game, the Blackwell Routh family, of Topeka, was named 2012 Washburn Honorary Family.
Cassandra Blackwell, senior, history, nominated her parents, Jacqueline and Chris Routh, for the recognition. Cassandra has been involved with Alpha Lambda Delta, the Washburn Alumni Association and is the Phi Alpha Theta vice president this year.
She nominated her parents because, she said, they have instilled in her a drive for success and deep sense of commitment to her goals. She will graduate in May with a bachelor of arts in history without any student loans.
Cassandra wrote in her nomination: “My family encouraged me to pursue higher education since I was about four-years-old. I can remember roaming the campus with my family before I even started kindergarten. I knew I wanted to be an Ichabod because my mommy was one. … I knew I wanted to go to Washburn because it was home. … I wanted to be Cassandra Blackwell and not just number 150 in a class of 200 people.”
The Blackwell Routh family received a plaque and framed picture of Family Day, a $200 gift certificate to the Ichabod Shop and tickets to the Family Day picnic and football game to watch the Ichabods defeat Southwest Baptist University, 42-14.
Watch for details next fall about how to nominate your family, or a family you know for the recognition of Washburn Honorary Family.
Family Day 2012, Sept. 29, was a success. Use the 2012 schedule to get a sense of what will be available and check back this summer for more 2013 Family Day plans.
Alumni Association Fun Run and Campus Walk, Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center
$25 per runner; $15 per walker; children under age 12 are free. Register through Sept. 14 to guarantee T-shirt. Registrations day of event: $30 per runner;$20 per walker. Info: 785.670.1641 or Washburn.edu/alumni-friends
Ichabod Shop/Washburn Bookstore open
Annual Family Day sale of buy one, get one at half price* on Washburn-imprinted merchandise. Receive a free Ichabod Top Hat with a purchase of $75 or more. (*Good in Ichabod Shop only; half price on equal or lower price; and not good with any other offers.) Info: 785.670.1049
Information table, Memorial Union Lawn
Inflatable and carnival games, Memorial Union Lawn
Picnic, Washburn Room, Memorial Union. Cost: $9.25 adults; $5.25 children ages 10 and younger. Info: 785.670.1154
Alumni Association football tailgate
North side of Yager Stadium at Moore Bowl. Free to dues-paid members; $5 per person for non-members; free for children age 12 and under. Info: 785.670.1641
Yager Stadium at Moore Bowl.
Ichabods vs. Southwest Baptist University Bearcats
Yager Stadium at Moore Bowl. Family of the Year will be recognized at halftime. Info. and tickets: 785.670.BODS or wusports.com
Mulvane Art Museum and ArtLab Family Day Event
featuring “Paint America” and “Paint Washburn” exhibits. Info: 785.670.1124
President Farley, Chris Routh, Cassandra Blackwell, Jacqueline Routh, Susan Farley and Ichabod on Family Day. The Blackwell Routh family lives in Topeka.
Applications for the 2013 Family of the Year will be due in September. Watch for details.Honorary Family Award Application