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150 Years of Teaching: Tools and Technology opens Feb 7

Explore the exhibit “150 Years of Teaching: Tools and Technology,” which honor Washburn University’s 150th anniversary by showcasing different technologies and tools used to teach at Washburn since 1865. “150 Years of Teaching: Tools and Technology” will be featured Feb. 7 through March 16 at the Mulvane Art Museum. An opening reception will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7.

This family friendly exhibition reminds us of how educational instruction must continually adapt to prepare students for the future. See photographs and equipment once utilized in Washburn classrooms and examples of technology used today.

“Washburn’s vision compels us to be a student-focused, teaching-centered institution,” said Randy Pembrook, vice president for academic affairs. “To honor that vision, for nearly 150 years, our faculty members have adopted different forms of technology so the educational process at Washburn could reflect the best pedagogical tools and what was happening in the various schools, hospitals, businesses and disciplines in Topeka and Northeast Kansas.”

The “150 Years of Teaching: Tools and Technology” exhibit is part of a series of events leading up to Washburn University’s sesquicentennial celebration in 2015. For more information about the exhibit, visit or or call 785-670-1124.

The Mulvane Art Museum, ArtLab and gift shop are open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.  Admission is free. The museum is closed major holidays. The Mulvane is located on the campus of Washburn University, at 17th and Jewell Streets. Free parking is available directly to the west of the museum. Call or go to

Washburn was established as Lincoln College by a charter issued by the State of Kansas and the General Association of Congregational Ministers and Churches of Kansas on Feb. 6, 1865.

Vickie Kelly, assistant professor, allied health, 785-670-2280
Amanda Hughes, university relations, 785-670-2153