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November 2012 News Releases

Washburn events aim to make holiday shopping easy

Pottery on a tableWashburn University student organizations and the Ichabod Shop are in the holiday spirit. This week there are three ways to get shopping done easily and either at a discount or for a good cause.  

Join Washburn’s social work student organizations at University United Methodist Church, 1621 SW College Ave., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday for a showcase of vendors and lunch.

Vendors on hand will include: Thirty-One Bags, Silpada, Scentsy, Stella & Dot, Tupperware, Premier Jewelry, Tastefully Simple, Pampered Chef, Jeans Skinny Wraps, Diva Girl, Frosted Occasion and Avon.

Mary Kay will be providing free facials and the social work student organizations will be selling baked goods and shirts and Drew’s SmokeShack will offer barbecue, said Jessica Loveall, president of the Washburn Student Social Work Association. That group planned the sale with the Washburn Graduate Student Social Work Association.  

A portion of the proceeds from the sale will benefit Toys for Tots in providing gifts to children in the Topeka area.

Washburn Art Team of United Potters, known on campus as WATUP!, launched its Holiday Pottery Sale on Wednesday and has everything from large and small art pieces to mugs and a full four-place setting of salad plates, dinner plates and bowls. The sale continues Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at a table in the Memorial Union, main level.

Kris Roberts, a senior art major from Cottonwood Falls, Kan., said the pieces all were made by Washburn art faculty or students, either those seeking a degree or those in the 65-years-old and older audit program. Money raised by the sale is at least shared with WATUP! and in some cases the artist donates the entire price of an item to the cause. Money raised support community throwing nights, which happen several times a year, and the group’s annual Halloween party. It also will assist students in attending conferences, Roberts said.

Just downstairs from the pottery sale at the Ichabod Shop, all Washburn imprinted merchandise is buy one, get one 50 percent off during the two day Holiday Extravaganza Friday and Saturday.

The sale runs Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Kay Farley, Ichabod Shop director, said everyone who stops by will receive a coupon sheet with several discounts, as well as refreshments and the chance to win door prizes. Free gift wrapping will be available and all guests will be able to make their own holiday gift tags at a make-and-take station


Washburn art department, 785-670-1125
Jessica Loveall, president, Washburn Student Social Work Association, 785-817-8605
Ichabod Shop, 785-670-2665
Michaela Saunders, university relations, 785-670-2154