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April 2012 News Releases

Presentations, results of research and performances highlight Apeiron at Washburn

The use of cat food and glow stocks as bait for attracting aquatic organisms, the effects of Lou Gehrig’s disease on veterans and whether or not the questioner’s tone of voice influence the accuracy of eyewitness testimony are among the topics to be presented by the 81 students participating in The Washburn Apeiron: A Forum of Student Research, Scholarship and Creativity on Friday, April 20, on the Washburn University campus.

The Apeiron allows students from all disciplines to present their work in an environment that closely resembles the professional conferences and performance venues of their chosen area of study. Entries include poster presentations, oral presentations, exhibitions and performance.

Thirty-nine presentations will fulfill portions of the Washburn Transformational Experience graduation requirement for which students must demonstrate excellence in scholarly and creative activity, community service, leadership or international education. The WTE graduation requirement was established to provide baccalaureate students with an opportunity to make a difference to others or society through enhanced learning designed to complement traditional college studies.

The schedule:

  • 11 a.m. – fine arts presentations, Carole Chapel
  • 1 p.m. – oral presentations, Henderson Learning Resources Center
  • 3:30 – 5 p.m. poster session and reception, Mabee Library

For information, check out Apeiron online.


Dena Anson, university relations, (785) 670-1711