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There's always something great happening at Washburn

Wake Up With Washburn

Featured event:
Wake Up With Washburn featuring Randy Lyne, bba '72 
Thursday, Feb. 15
The owner of the largest American wholesaler of water pumps and accessories will present "Founding and growing the old American dream: An entrepreneur's journey."
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More events:

St. Louis Alumni Reception - Wed., Jan. 24 | 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Join University staff and meet and network with St. Louis area alumni
Free | Hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served

After Hours - Fri., Jan. 12 | 5-7 p.m.
Monthly social at the Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center
Free for members/$5 non-members | Beer, wine, soda, snacks

Washburn Wednesday - Wed., Jan. 10 | 5:30-8 p.m.
Join KC area Ichabods at a new location, Johnny's Tavern in Shawnee
Free | Appetizers served


WU Moves

Free wellness program helps seniors with exercising, healthy lifestyles

A WU Moves participant with a Washburn instructor

For most gym memberships, joining is the easy part. Finding the motivation to come back day after day is where it gets more difficult. The opposite is true for WU Moves, a free comprehensive wellness program at Washburn University for low-income individuals. There’s a wait list just to get in, but once someone does, there’s little to no drop-off in attendance or participation.

Read more about the faculty and students behind this in-demand program.


Your gifts are doing amazing things at Washburn

Dean and Pam Ferrell support growth of athletics, campus programs

Dean and Pam FerrellDean Ferrell, ba ’69, honorary ’10, has been a leader in Washburn University’s growth since his days as quarterback of the Ichabod football team from 1965-68. He and his wife, Pam, bsn ’96, have done their part to ensure Washburn Athletics thrives. They have supported the indoor practice facility, the Yager Stadium renovations, the Whiting Fieldhouse renovation, scholarships and other areas. Read more about how their Washburn experiences have influenced their careers and their desire to give back.


See the world with fellow Ichabods

Alumni Association trips across the globe are some of our most popular events. Relax and let us do the planning. Just added is a three-day trip to Wendover, Nevada, for Las Vegas-style entertainment, starting at $189 with airfare from Topeka and lodging!

Wendover, Nevada

Upcoming trips:

January 2018 - Mexico
March 2018 - Wendover, Nevada
May 2018 - Provence and Paris


June 2018 - Danube River Cruise
October 2018 - Cuba

Ichabods in the news

The Ichabod fall 2017 magazine coverRead the latest alumni magazine.
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Show your Ichabod pride and join the Washburn Alumni Association. You'll get free or discounted admission to events like After Hours and tailgates, and discounts to local and national businesses. Your dues support the Alumni Association legacy scholarship fund.


Showing your Ichabod pride with our services and products can save you money and help fund legacy scholarships.

Featured services:
Show your pride and purchase an Ichabod license plate.
Host your next event at the Alumni Center.

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