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October 2012 News Releases

Student volunteerism to be celebrated on National Student Day, Oct. 4

Ichabod Shop at Washburn University is joining hundreds of other college stores across North America on Thursday, Oct. 4 in celebrating and promoting social responsibility during the first observance of National Student Day.

National Student Day, which event sponsors National Association of College Stores (NACS) plan to be an annual occurrence, is a day dedicated to celebrating and promoting social responsibility by college students.

“We decided to take part in National Student Day because we see our students committing selfless acts every day,” said Kay Farley, director of Ichabod Shop. “From volunteering at the local homeless shelter to organizing fundraisers, our students continue to improve the campus community and beyond.  We are proud of our students and are taking the opportunity to recognize them.”

Activities will include:

  • Make a card for a service person for the American Red Cross
  • Drawings
  • Free popcorn
  • Free wrist band the first 100 students
  • Bring food for the Can Emporia competition

Students can also win cool prizes from NACS by sharing their story of social responsibility. Students can submit their story on how they give back to their community online. Stories will then be voted on by students across North America. The 10 most popular stories will win awards consisting of $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000 scholarships, as well as seven iPads. 

For more information on National Student Day, go to  For more information on what Ichabod Shop at Washburn University has planned, contact Kay Farley at (785) 670-1049.

About Ichabod Shop
Ichabod Shop is a full service retail store that features a complete supply of course materials and Washburn merchandise for the campus and community. Located on the lower level of the Memorial Union, the shop is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call (785) 670-1049.


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