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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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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):

  • Saturday, Sept. 12: University of Nebraska-Kearney, TBA
  • Saturday, Sept. 26: Missouri Southern State (Family Day), TBA
  • Saturday, Oct. 10: University of Central Missouri, TBA
  • Saturday, Oct. 24: University of Central Oklahoma (Homecoming), TBA
  • Saturday, Oct. 31: @Emporia State, TBA
  • Saturday, Nov. 14: Northwest Missouri State, TBA

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 next Top of the Tower luncheon will on March 20 with Monroe Dodd, the producer of the sesquicentennial coffee table book.

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.

Register for the Top of the Tower luncheon online.

RSVP by calling 785.670.1641 or send us an email.

Washington, D.C. alumni 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.

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.

More information about the upcoming T-Bones event will be posted in the upcoming months.

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

View photos from past MIAA Nights with the T-Bones.

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.

Kansas City Ameristar event

Join the Alumni Association, host Troy Stremming, bba '91, jd '94, and Kansas City area Ichabods from 6 to 8 p.m. on March 26 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.

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

View photos from the 2013 Ameristar event on Facebook.

Arizona events

  • Join President Farley and the Alumni Association on Feb. 21 for a luncheon from noon to 3 at the University Club of Phoenix (39 E. Monte Vista Rd.). The cost of the event is $25, which includes a buffet. Register online for the event.
  • Join President Farley and the Alumni Association on Feb. 22 for a luncheon from noon to 3 at the Tucson Country Club (2950 N. Camino Principal). The cost of the event is $25, which includes a buffet. Register online for the event.

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

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 and Denver. 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.