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    Meet Angela!  We’re so happy to have her on board!

    Angela relocated to Topeka in July 2013 to become the new Assistant Director of Admissions. In this role she works primarily with transfer students and their families as they make college choice decisions. She is originally from Louisville, KY, but her career in higher education has also taken her to Charlotte, NC and three locations in northwest Ohio. She earned a B.S. in Accounting, a M.A. in College Student Personnel, and is currently completing a Ph.D. in Counseling and Personnel Services, with an emphasis in College Student Personnel. Angela enjoys baking, singing, indoor rock climbing, and spending time with family and friends, especially her young niece.

    Get in touch with Angela:


    Posted on Thursday, August 1st 2013

    Washburn University is proud to host over 600 high schoolers from all over Kansas for the 2013 Kansas Shrine Bowl.

    Today, we caught the saxophone section practicing the Washburn fight song.  That was certainly music to our ears!  

    The Kansas Shrine Bowl is a non-profit charity raising funds and awareness for the Shriners Hospitals for Children. The Shrine Bowl has been in existence since 1974 hosting one of the most prestigious high school football all-star games in the nation. Since its inception it has been promoting Kansas talent and the incredible network of hospitals raising over 2.5 million dollars. 

    Events for this weekend include a 2-mile road race, the Annual Shrine Bowl football game, and even a parade!  

    We hope to see you out and about this weekend, cheering on a great group of students for a great cause! 

    Posted on Thursday, July 25th 2013

    Department Highlight - Diagnostic Medical Sonography

    Many thanks to Doug and Mona from the Diagnostic Medical Sonography department for showing us an ultrasound!  

    When you think of a sonogram, you probably envision a mother-to-be in a doctor’s office learning about the health and well-being of her child.  But there are plenty of other body parts that can be viewed via sonogram, like the carotid artery shown here.    

    Doug himself volunteered to lay back and show us his arteries, letting Mona walk us through the procedure.  As Doug mentions in the video, the ability to ultrasound a patient’s arteries saves a lot of time, money, and discomfort on the patient end.  Ultrasounds also enable us to see any buildup within the arteries in a painless fashion that allows medical professionals to better diagnose and treat potential problems.  

    And as one of our online programs, Washburn University is committed to preparing entry-level sonographers for the job force.  If you’re interested in pursuing this program, check out the FAQ page and absolutely get in touch with our Allied Health department.  

    For more general questions about Washburn and the admissions process, our Admissions Office is more than happy to help.  

    Doug also mentioned some of the risk factors for stroke while we were visiting:  

    • Family or personal history of hypertension, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol
    • Diabetes
    • Smoking
    • Physical inactivity and obesity
    • Age/gender

    And those are just a few.  If you’re concerned about your risk level for stroke, visit the National Stroke Association website to learn more, and talk to your doctor about how you can lower your risk for heart disease and stroke.  We want our Ichabods to be healthy and happy for life!

    Posted on Monday, July 22nd 2013

    Do you know what a meme is?  Not all of our Admissions Counselors were very sure - but what great sports they were!  

    We asked them all to imitate an internet meme.  Just for kicks - you know, something to show to the whole internet.  

    The results, as you can see, were pretty LOL-worthy.  

    What is your favorite meme, Ichabods?

    Posted on Wednesday, July 10th 2013

    Brian hasn’t been around very long - but we’re thrilled to have him in our Admissions Office as the Associate Director, and he’s clearly already fallen in love with Washburn!

    Brian moved to Topeka in April 2013 after living the past 20 years in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. He has earned a BA in Mass Communications, a Master of Science in Education in Higher Education Administration, and is currently completing his PhD in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Higher Education. In his spare time, Brian is an avid movie watcher and sport enthusiast. Having worked in higher education for the past 13 years including 9 in undergraduate and graduate admissions, he loves working with students and families in the admissions process. Brian encourages all prospective Washburn University students to come and take a tour of our beautiful campus!

    Get in touch with Brian:

    Posted on Wednesday, June 26th 2013

    Meet Blake Bryant!

    Blake is from Independence, Kansas and has lived in Topeka since 2008. He earned his BA in Corporate Communication from Washburn in 2012. As an admissions counselor at Washburn, he works with high school students from southeast Kansas, Johnson County and Missouri as well as the New England states. He enjoyed attending a university that was relatable to his mid-sized high school. When he is not on the road Blake likes, to hike, rock climb, cook, catch-up on TV series on Netflix, and playing on Apple devices. One day he hopes to adopt a retired greyhound and they can jam out with one of Blake’s 84 Pandora stations!

    Get in touch with Blake: 

    Posted on Thursday, June 20th 2013

    We put this little video together to show you - if you haven’t attended an NSO yet, you’re missing out!  

    Don’t worry!  We still have plenty of days you can attend this summer!  All you have to do is register

    • Thursday, June 13
    • Tuesday, June 18
    • Friday, June 21
    • Friday, June 28
    • Friday, July 26

    So get on it, #FutureBods!  We can’t WAIT to meet you!

    Posted on Wednesday, June 5th 2013

    #MajorMonday - Ceramics Studio

    Welcome to Major Monday!

    Have you ever wondered how to throw a pot?  We did!  So we took a little trip down to the Ceramics Studio and chatted with some of the folks there.  We were impressed with the whole afternoon:  From faculty like Glenda Taylor who were super-interested in talking with us and telling us about the work that goes into becoming a skilled potter, to the students who were working away, fine-tuning their craft.  Glenda even talked with us about some Art-specific scholarships that are available to students.  Did you know that we offer several degrees and specializations in the Art Department - and even a minor?  

    According to the mission statement of the Art Department:  ”Upon graduation, art students will understand the role of visual arts in expressing human emotions and needs in historical and contemporary life, as well as the power of artistic creation in its many forms.”

    Art is fundamental to the development of human society.  It allows us to express emotion, think critically, and develop skills that we might not have otherwise.  Art students at Washburn are offered an accredited education with plenty of scholarships available, travel opportunities, exhibition opportunities, and faculty who all have terminal degrees in their field.  That’s pretty rad.  And by the way, have we mentioned that we have one of the top regional art museums right here on campus?  

    Are you considering majoring in Art?  You’ll be in great company if you join the student organizations!  

    For more information about the Art Department, visit us online:


    Have any other questions about Washburn?  Talk to an Admissions Counselor today!

    Posted on Monday, June 3rd 2013

    We all know the infamous tale of how Washburn University came to be - but do you know the whole story?  Check out this video and find out!

    Posted on Tuesday, December 11th 2012

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    Happy Homecoming Friday, Ichabods! Past, present or future Bods, “It doesn’t matter where you are, it doesn’t matter where you go” - Washburn will always be a place to call home! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abzbVFuxiggAlumni: Do you have advice for current Bods? Current Bods: What should our future Bods know?
    Bon Jovi - Who Says You Can’t Go Home
    Music video by Bon Jovi performing Who Says You Can’t Go Home. (C) 2006 The Island Def Jam Music Group
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    Posted on Friday, October 26th 2012