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Young alumni at After Hours

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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Alumni Association gatherings

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There are many opportunities to engage with fellow alumni and stay involved with Washburn University at any of our events held on campus, throughout Kansas and across the country.

Washburn Wednesday - 2nd Wednesday each month

Join fellow Ichabods the second Wednesday of every in Kansas City and Wichita. No RSVP is required and complimentary appetizers are provided.

Kansas City - 5:30-8 p.m.
The Other Place
7324 W. 80 St.
Overland Park, KS

Wichita - 5-7 p.m.
Pumphouse
825 E 2nd St N

Ichabod Softball Tailgate - Topeka - March 31, 2017

Join us for an afternoon cheering on the Ichabods when they play Emporia State on Friday, March 31, 2017. Tailgate and game begin at 4 p.m. We have a new coach this year and we want to show her and the Ichabod players how we support our athletic teams and how much we LOVE to tailgate. The event is free for dues-paid members of the Alumni Association and children age 10 and under. The cost for non-members is $5. Hot dogs, chips, cookies and beverages while supplies last. Bring the family for an evening with the Ichabods!

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Texas Events - April 11-12, 2017

Dallas/Ft. Worth Alumni Event

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 6 p.m. - Register online
Dr. Jerry Farley, president, Washburn University, Tom Romig, dean, School of Law, and hosts Tim, ’84, and Samantha Durst and Scott Seifert, ’92, and Lori Reyes-Seifert, ’92, invite guests to network and reconnect with fellow Washburn alumni in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Held at the home of Tim and Sam Durst (address emailed upon registration).

Houston Alumni Event

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 5:30 p.m. - $10 - Register online
Dr. Jerry Farley, president, Washburn University, and co-hosts Nick, '08, and Paige, '07, Woolery, and Pam Stabler, '77, '81, invite guests to reconnect with fellow Washburn alumni in the Houston area.

The Tasting Room Wine Cafe
1101-18 Uptown Park Blvd.
Houston, TX 77056

Ichabod Baseball Tailgate - Topeka - April 26, 2017

Join us for an evening cheering on the Ichabods when they play Emporia State on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Tailgate and game begin at 5 p.m. The event is free for dues-paid members of the Alumni Association and children age 10 and under. The cost for non-members is $5. Hot dogs, chips, cookies and beverages while supplies last. Bring the family for an evening with the Ichabods!

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2016 Alumni tailgate photo album

Movie Night on the Jumbotron - Beauty and the Beast (1991) - Topeka - May 6, 2017

Join us for another outdoor movie on the video board in Washburn's Yager Stadium. We'll be showing the Disney animated classic, Beauty and the Beast (1991). Gates will open at 6 p.m., and the movie begins at 7 p.m.

The movie is free and open to the public. We ask for your cooperation in registering online so we know how many people plan on coming.

To improve the enjoyment of the movie and maintain the quality of the athletic facility, we ask that you observe the following rules:

Parking
Nearly all parking is free and unrestricted on campus during the weekend. Ample parking is available east and south of Petro Allied Health Center and north of Stoffer Science Hall (view campus map: http://www.washburn.edu/about/files/campus-map.pdf)

Admission
Gates 1-4 and a gate at the southeast corner of the stadium will open at 6 p.m. 

Seating
Seating is open and unreserved in all bleachers and chair-back seats. Attendees may bring blankets and sit on the grass or on the field. Attendees may not use lawn chairs on the artificial field turf or running track surface.

Food and beverage
The concession stand will be selling popcorn, other snacks and drinks. Food and drinks are not allowed on the artificial field turf or running track surfaces. Attendees are welcome to eat in the stands, concourse or on the grass. You may bring in your own food and non-alcoholic beverages.

Washburn Day at the K - Kansas City - June 4, 2017

For the third straight year, the Washburn Alumni Association is hosting Washburn Day at the K. Make plans to join us Sunday, June 4, for a 1 p.m. Kansas City Royals game at Kauffman Stadium. Sections have been reserved for Washburn fans, and tickets are $16 or $34 each. Buses from Washburn to the stadium and back will be available again, as will a tailgate at 11 a.m. Watch for more information in your email or online when tickets are available for purchase.

2016 Day at the K photo gallery: tailgate | game
2015 Night at the K photo gallery: game

Chicago Event - TBA

The Alumni Association was in Chicago on April 27, 2016, with Dr. Jerry Farley, president, Washburn University, and Thomas Romig, dean, Washburn University School of Law, along with hosts Bill Malloy, ba ’74, and Mary Hanisch, jd ’06, to network and reconnect with fellow Washburn alumni in the Chicago area.

Check back for future events in Chicago.

Top of the Tower Luncheon - Topeka - TBA

The last Top of the Tower event on Oct. 27, 2016, was a huge success! See photos from the event and check back for information on future Top of the Tower luncheons.

Growing Topeka
Commercial and arts development in downtown, NOTO and the riverfront

Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016
Top of the Tower Club | Topeka Tower
Panel

Beth Fager, honorary doctor of humane letters ’14
     Chair, Topeka and Shawnee County Riverfront Authority
Cody Foster, ba ’99
     Owner, developer, Cyrus Hotel Topeka
Jenny Torrence, bba ’00
     Owner, Pinkadilly Home Accessories, Serendipity, NOTO Burrito

Moderator
Ashley Charest, ba ’99, mba ’06
     Vice president, resource development, Greater Topeka Chamber of Commerce

Developers have been actively growing commerce and art districts in Topeka with exciting projects taking shape recently. The Topeka community has responded with great support and interest. A panel of Washburn alumni and friends integral in these developments discussed projects at the riverfront, downtown and NOTO.

Cody Foster, ba ’99, talked about his newest project, Cyrus Hotel Topeka, an upscale hotel and restaurant being constructed in the 900 block of S Kansas Ave. in downtown Topeka. Jenny Torrence, bba ’00, represented the NOTO Arts District where she owns restaurant NOTO Burrito, event space Serendipity, boutique Pinkadilly Home Accessories, and gallery space for local artists. Beth Fager, a longtime community advocate, is the chair of the Topeka and Shawnee County Riverfront Authority. She talked about development along the Kansas River including an Oregon Trail Riverfront Park. Ashley Charest, ba ’99, mba ’06, moderated the event.

The Top of the Tower luncheon is held in downtown Topeka and provides networking opportunities with other Ichabods while hearing a speaker or panel discuss topics concerning Washburn and Topeka. The series is co-sponsored by the Washburn University Alumni Association and the Washburn School of Law Alumni Association. Watch for future Top of the Tower luncheons as they are announced.

Football Tailgates - Topeka - Saturdays in the Fall

The Alumni Association hosts a tailgate 90 minutes before every home football game just north of Moore Bowl in the tailgate 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 2016 tailgate season is complete. Check back for the 2017 schedule.

Kansas City President's Holiday Party - December 2017

Dr. Jerry and Susan Farley host the annual President’s Holiday Party in Kansas City each year. Check back for the 2017 date.

Wichita President's Holiday Party - December 2017

Dr. Jerry and Susan Farley host the annual President’s Holiday Party in Wichita each year. Check back for the 2017 date.

Arizona Events - TBA

Washburn President Jerry Farley and the Alumni Association were in Tucson on Feb. 18, 2017, and in Phoenix on Feb. 19, 2017, for alumni luncheons. Check back for future alumni events in Arizona.

You can view photos from previous Arizona events on Facebook.

2015 
2016 Tucson | Phoenix
2017 Tucson | Phoenix 

Kansas City Ameristar Event - TBA

Troy Stremming, bba ‘91 and jd ‘94, executive vice president of government relations and public affairs for Pinnacle Entertainment, has hosted alumni and friends at Ameristar Casino in Kansas City for a fun alumni get-together. The last event was held in Sept. 2016. Check back for information on the next get-together.

View photos from the 2015 and 2016 Ameristar event on Facebook.

Lawrence Event - TBA

The Alumni Association hosted a gathering at a wine-tasting event May 5, 2015, at the Eldridge Hotel on Massachusetts Street in Lawrence. Held in the Big 6 Room, the event included wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres at a cost of $20.

Manhattan Event - TBA

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.