Learning in the Community (LinC)

Contact LinC Staff

Rick EllisRichard B. Ellis, PhD/ Director

For VISTA and HICEPs

rick.ellis@washburn.edu

785-670-2117











For  LEAP and Bonner Leader

Kristine Hart

Kristine Hart, MSCJ; MA/Associate Director

kristine.hart@washburn.edu

785-670-2287


 

General Information

Carrie Haverty

carrie.haverty@washburn.edu

785-670-1950

What's an Ichabod?


Ichabod

Washburn's mascot, the Ichabod, honors the school's early benefactor, Ichabod Washburn, a 19th century Massachusetts industrialist. The original design of the studious-looking, tuxedo-clad figure was created in 1938 by Bradbury Thompson (ba '34), who became an internationally acclaimed graphic artist. Design wasn't Thompson's only consideration. To the stylized Ichabod the artist attributed the qualities of "...courage and enthusiasm, as shown by his brisk walk. He is democratic and courteous, for he tips his hat as he passes. Sincere in his search for truth and knowledge, he studiously carries a book under his arm..."

Washburn University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran status, or marital or parental status. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Dr. Pamela Foster, Equal Opportunity Director/Title IX Coordinator, Washburn University, 1700 SW College Ave, Topeka, Kansas 66621, 785.670.1509, eodirector@washburn.edu.