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

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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

Cheerleaders warming up the crowd before a Sept. 28, 2013 game against Central Oklahoma.

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:

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.

Our guest speaker on July 30 is Washburn football coach Craig Schurig, who will discuss the upcoming season

The luncheon begins at noon and is held in the Bank of America building 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.

Register for the Top of the Tower luncheon online.

RSVP by calling 785.670.1641 or send us an email.

Washburn Night with the Kansas City T-Bones

Each year, we compete against other MIAA schools to see who brings the most alumni and friends to Washburn Night at the T-Bones, which includes a pregame tailgate party and a ticket to a T-Bones game.

The event is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. June 28 this year.

Contact the Alumni Association at 785.670.1641 or send us an email for more information.

The cost is $15 per person and includes game ticket, fried chicken dinner and beverages. Bring your own lawn chair. Please RSVP and pay by June 13, as we have a limited number of tickets available. Register online for this event.

View photos from MIAA Night with the T-Bones.

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 parkling 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 2014 tailgate schedule (times to be announced. Check back here for updates):

  • Thursday, Sept. 4: Lindenwood University at Washburn, 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 20: Pittsburg State at Washburn (Family Day), 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 4: Fort Hays State at Washburn, 11:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, Oct. 18: Missouri Western State at Washburn (Homecoming), 11 a.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 1: Emporia State at Washburn, 11:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 8: Northeastern State at Washburn, 11:30 a.m.

Football roadtrip

Join us on a road trip to Joplin to cheer on the Ichabods during our Sept. 27 game at Missouri Southern.

The bus will leave Washburn's campus at 12:30 p.m. for the trip to Joplin, Mo. The cost is $50 per person and includes deluxe motorcoach transportation, a boxed lunch and a game ticket. BYOB.

We'll return to Topeka immediately after the game, so anticipate a late arrival back to campus.

We must have a minimum of 36 passengers signed up by Sept. 12. Call Susie Hoffmann at 785.670.1643 for more information.

Manhattan Alumni 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.

On June 6, 2013, David and Gail Urban, mba ’99; and Joe, b ed ’97, and Kitra Schartz, ba ’98, jd ’01, hosted a get-together in the Little Apple.

View photos from our Manhattan events.

Kansas City Ameristar event

Join the Alumni Association, host Troy Stremming, bba '91, jd '94, and Kansas CIty area Ichabods at the Ameristar Casino located at 200 N. Ameristar Drive, Kansas City, MO 64161.

Appetizers and first drinks are compliments of Stremming, and a cash bar will be available. Check this webpage in the upcoming months for more information about the event, including a link to registration.

Our most recent Ameristar event was Sept. 19, 2013. Please check this page for updates on future gatherings at the casino.

For more information or to RSVP for this event, call 785.670.1641 or send us an email.

View photos from the 2013 Ameristar event on Facebook.

Arizona events

We traveled to Phoenix and Tucson with President Farley on Feb. 22 and Feb. 23. Check back here for details on the Arizona events in 2015.

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 Alumni Association has also hosted events recently in Wichita, Denver and Washington, D.C. Visit our website for more information on events coming to your area.

Sesquicentennial events

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.