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September 2013 News Releases

Washburn University hosts Ichabod's 215th Birthday Bash at Family Day Sept. 28

Editor’s note: If there is rain on Saturday, the Family Day celebration will be moved inside the Memorial Union. Ichabod’s surprise party will still take place at 1 p.m. on the main floor of Memorial Union. For more information, visit

The community is invited to join Washburn University faculty, staff, students and their families to celebrate Ichabod’s 215th Birthday at Family Day, Saturday, Sept. 28, on the Memorial Union lawn, Washburn campus. Sign up for the Fun Run and Campus Walk around campus, enjoy games, music and food and be sure to wish Ichabod a Happy Birthday at 1 p.m. when his surprise party starts.

Family Day Schedule:

8:30 a.m. Alumni Association Fun Run and Campus Walk. Meet at Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center. Race day registration (open at 7:30 a.m.) $30 per runner, $20 per walker. Children under 12 are free. Info: 785-670-1641

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Ichabod Shop open. Annual Family Day sale of buy one get on half price* on Washburn-imprinted merchandise. Receive a free window shade with purchase of $75 or more. (*Good in Ichabod Shop only; half price on equal or lower priced item; not good with any other offers.) Info: 785-670-1049.

10:30 a.m. Family Day information table, Memorial Union lawn

11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Inflatable and carnival games, Memorial Union lawn

11:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Picnic, Memorial Union lawn. Cost: $8.75 for adults; $5 children 10 and younger. 

1 p.m. Washburn Alumni Association football tailgate, north side of Yager Stadium at Moore Bowl. Free to dues-paid members; $5 per person for non-members; free for children 12 years and younger. Info: 785-670-1641

1 p.m. Ichabod's Surprise 215th Birthday Celebration, Memorial Union lawn. 
Wish Ichabod a happy birthday, enjoy a cupcake and get a coupon for a free lapel pin (while supplies last).

1-4 p.m. Mulvane Art Museum and ArtLab open. Admission always is free. Info: 785-670-1124

2:17 p.m. Pre-game show, Yager Stadium at Moore Bowl

2:37 p.m. Football kickoff. Ichabods vs. University of Central Oklahoma Bronchos, Yager Stadium at Moore Bowl. Dress and sound like a fan! This is the MIAA TV Game of the Week! The Washburn Family of the Year will be recognized at halftime. Order game tickets online. Students, your iCard is your ticket. Bring it so it can be scanned at the gate.

Student activities and Greek life office, 785-670-1723
Student life office, 785-670-2100
Amanda Hughes, university relations, 785-670-2153-30-