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Show your Ichabod Pride by joining the Washburn Alumni Association or renewing your membership. You'll receive numerous benefits as a member and be giving back to the University.

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Students and young alumni: Join us for After Hours on the second Friday of the month for great networking opportunities. In addition to enjoying food and drinks, you can connect with members of the business community.

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From January 2013

View photos from our events, including Top of the Tower luncheons, After Hours and more, on Facebook.

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Visit our Facebook page for more information and a list of our past and future events.

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Celebrating 150 Years
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The University has hosted several events and will be hosting several more in the countdown to Washburn's sesquicentennial in 2015, including the Bow Tie Ball and Art Auction.

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Alumni Association gatherings


In addition to events such as After Hours, Alumni Awards and our Golden Reunions, the Alumni Association hosts multiple events in Kansas and across the country, including:

Football Tailgates

Each year, we host a tailgate 90 minutes before every home football game. The Alumni Association tailgate is located just north of Moore Bowl in the parking lot. Look for "Washburn Alumni Association" tents.

During tailgates, we serve hot dogs, chips, cookies, water and beer free of charge to dues-paid members of the Alumni Association. The cost is $5 for non-members.

The 2015 tailgate schedule (times to be announced. Check back here for updates):

  • Thursday, Sept. 10: University of Nebraska-Kearney, 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 26: Missouri Southern State (Family Day), 11:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 10: University of Central Missouri, 1:00 p.m.
  • **Saturday, Oct. 24: University of Central Oklahoma (Homecoming), 11 a.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 31: @Emporia State, 12:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 14: Northwest Missouri State, 11:30 a.m.

**Note: The Grand Homecoming tailgate is not complimentary this year. The University is hosting a barbecue buffet, which is $5. The Alumni Association will have a beverage tent for members only. You must RSVP to attend the barbecue. More information about the Grand Homecoming tailgate on the homecoming website.

Top of the Tower Luncheon

Held every other month, this luncheon in downtown Topeka is a great opportunity for you to network with other Topeka area Ichabods.

The luncheon begins at noon and is held at 534 S. Kansas Ave. on the 16th floor.

No RSVP is necessary. However, if you know you're coming, we'd appreciate you letting us know.

Participants will enjoy a soup and salad buffet. Cost is $10 per person. Share this invitation with your other Ichabod friends and colleagues.

RSVP by calling 785.670.1641 or send us an email.

Lawrence Alumni Event

The Alumni Association hosted gathering at a wine-tasting event May 5 at the Eldridge Hotel on Massachusetts Street in Lawrence.

Randy Pembrook, vice president of academic affairs, spoke about the happenings on campus.

Held in the Big 6 Room, the event included wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres at a cost of $20.

Kansas City Ameristar Event

Once every 18 months, the Alumni Association and alumnus Troy Stremming, bba '91, jd '94, host a gathering at the Ameristar Casino located at 200 N. Ameristar Drive, Kansas City, MO 64161.

Appetizers and first drinks are compliments of Stremming.

For more information, call 785.670.1641 or send us an email.

View photos from the 2015 Ameristar event on Facebook.

Arizona Events

Each year, the Alumni Association travels to Tucson and Phoenix for events. In 2015, we traveled to Phoenix on Feb. 21 and Tucson on Feb. 22. View photos from those events on Facebook.

For more information about our trips to Arizona, contact the alumni office at 785.670.1641.

Manhattan Event

Each year, we travel to Colbert Hills and visit with Manhattan-area alumni and friends. Meet other Ichabods who live in the area and learn about all the great things happening on campus. 

Check our website and Facebook and Twitter pages for updates on our next event in Manhattan.

Washington D.C. Event

Sen. Bob Dole, Washburn President Jerry Farley and director Susie Hoffmann hosted an alumni gathering Oct. 1 at Gordon Biersch Brewery in Washington, D.C.

Other Events

  • The Kansas City Ichabod Club meets on the second Wednesday of every month. Organized by alumni board member Eric Taylor, the group meets at 5:30 p.m. at The Other Place located at 7324 W. 80 St. in Overland Park, Kan. The schedule for the rest of 2015 is: Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 11, Dec. 9.
  • The Alumni Association has also hosted events recently in Wichita and Denver. Visit our website for more information on events coming to your area.

Sesquicentennial Event

The Alumni Association has hosted and will be involved in several events leading up to Washburn's Sesquicentennial in 2015, including the Bow Tie Ball and Art Auction.