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Washburn's School of Applied Studies to celebrate 30 years during Homecoming


On Friday, Oct. 25 from 2 to 4 p.m. the community is invited to the Washburn University campus to celebrate 30 years of the School of Applied Studies.

An open house, including stops in Benton Hall and the Petro Allied Health Center, will showcase current laboratory and classroom spaces used by students in the departments of allied health, criminal justice, human services and social work. The four departments comprise the School of Applied Studies.

Refreshments will be served at each location and those who visit all stops on the open house tour will be entered to win an iPad Mini. The drawing for the iPad Mini will be held at 3:45 in p.m. the dean’s office, Benton 306. The winner must be present at the time of the drawing. Visitors are asked to begin and end their tour at that office. Signs will direct visitors to each tour stop.   

What began as the Office of Special Instructional Programs was formally established in 1983 as Washburn’s School of Applied Studies and Continuing Education by legislation signed by Gov. John Carlin. The school was renamed by the Washburn Board of Regents in 1992 to School of Applied Studies. Today, the School of Applied Studies offers 52 different certificate, bachelor and master degree programs.

Learn more about the history of the School of Applied Studies at Washburn and the events planned for Friday by visiting and clicking on Anniversary on the left side. (full site address:

Michaela Saunders, university relations, 785-670-2154
Mitch Higgs, assistant to the dean, School of Applied Studies, 785-670-2114