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The Ichabod Alumni Magazine

There are Ichabods all over campus and all over the world with stories to tell. The Ichabod magazine tells the story of these alumni, friends, faculty, staff and students. Check out past issues below and look for the magazine in mailboxes every fall, winter and spring.

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Washburn University alumni, faculty/staff and donors receive the printed version free. If you have not been receiving your copy or need to update your contact information, email or call 785.670.1641.


Recent Editions

Spring 2020 Alumni Mag

Spring 2019-20
  • Staying resolute during COVID-19
  • Studying the Iowa Caucus
  • Alumna moves to top spot on Kansas courts
  • World-renowned marine life photographer
  • Spreading her love of travel and volunteering
  • Combat veteran leading baseball team


Ichabod Magazine 2019 fall cover, Ichabod Plaza statue at sunset

Fall 2019-20
  • Brown v. Board 65th anniversary
  • Tish Graham and women in technology
  • Successful CEO Greg Brenneman helping others
  • Love Takes Flight for alumni couple
  • Corey Ballentine excels in journey toward NFL
  • Washburn remembers Dwane Simmons


Marching band member in uniform on cover of The Ichabod winter 2020

Winter 2019-20
  • Active student forensic investigators
  • WU-mester explores citizenship and suffrage
  • Alumni leaders in nursing, utilities and nonprofits
  • Curating a new museum
  • Prioritizing mental health for student-athletes
  • Bods Care connects students young and old


The Ichabod magazine spring 2019

Spring 2018-19
  • Recycled Rides 25th car
  • 50 years of White Concert Hall
  • Retiring deans
  • Alumni leading charities
  • Dancing Blues win another national title
  • National teaching award for alumna



Past editions

Winter 2019 Ichabod magazine cover with Bob Dole statue on front  

Winter 2018-19

  • Sen. Bob Dole statue unveiled
  • KTWU giraffe cams
  • Alumnus serves all three government branches
  • Scoring a film
  • 50 years of women's athletics
  • Volleyball's wish come true


 The Ichabod Fall 2018  

Fall 2018-19

  • Snooks retire after 28 years
  • New law dean embraces diversity, inclusion
  • Alumnus leads NASA restoration project
  • Alumna doctor overcomes hearing loss
  • Three Academic All-Americans in one year
  • Coaching overseas
 The Ichabod Spring 2018  

Spring 2017-18

  • WTE celebrates 10 years
  • Counseling Services & WUPD
  • Patricia Joyce retires
  • Entomologist returns to campus
  • Topeka Mural Project
  • Skeens basketball dynasty
Magazine cover  

Winter 2017-18

  • Homegrown leaders
  • Community health care
  • Peru trip
  • Big hearts in Texas
  • An Uber executive
  • Athletic training partnership
The Ichabod fall 2017 magazine cover  

Fall 2017-18

  • Uncovering Kansas
  • STEM education
  • Rita Blitt's legacy
  • An unconventional life overseas
  • Family ties to Ichabod Washburn
  • A new coach building trust
The Ichabod Spring 2016-17 Cover  

Spring 2016-17

  • President Farley's 20 years
  • Crafting a legacy in retirement
  • Campaign wrap-up
  • Roaches in the classroom
  • Texas-sized leadership
  • Coach Chipman's 42 years
The Ichabod - Spring 2016-17  

Winter 2016-17

  • The Ichabod Success Institute
  • A muralist
  • A trip to Cuba
  • A reporter and a police officer making an impact
  • A Hollywood hopeful
  • A new softball coach
The Ichabod Magazine  

Fall 2016-17

  • University rebranding
  • Debate team success
  • Business student success
  • Alumnae empowering girls
  • Honorary status for Delta Gamma cook
  • Alumnus Bob Davis on his final call
The Ichabod Magazine   Spring 2015-16
  • 50-year anniversary of the 1966 tornado
  • Law student Alosha Moore
  • Resources for veterans at Washburn
  • KBI Part II
  • Sumo wrestling gold medalist Roy Sims
The Ichabod Magazine   Winter 2015-16
  • Rita and Irwin Blitt gift to Mulvane
  • Public servant Jim Slattery
  • Grand Homecoming review
  • KBI Part I
  • Physical therapist Nicole Perkuhn
The Ichabod Magazine  

Fall 2015-16

  • Jeff Kready, Nikki Renee Daniels and Broadway in the Heartland
  • Grand Homecoming and sesquicentennial
  • Alumni legacy scholarship
The Ichabod Magazine   Spring 2014-15 
  • Baseball team's hot start under new coach
  • Founders Day
  • The discovering of a memorial for a fallen alumnus
The Ichabod Magazine   Winter 2014-15 
  • Federal judge Nancy Moritz
  • Washburn's sesquicentennial
  • Successful NFL Ichabods
The Ichabod Magazine   Fall 2014-15 
  • Alumnus and longtime major-leaguer Davey Lopes
  • New student housing
  • KBI facility
The Ichabod Magazine   Spring 2013-14 
  • Washburn's master plan
  • KBI building update
  • Washburn Tech signing day
The Ichabod Magazine   Winter 2013-14
  • KBI building
  • Washburn Tech auto and diesel facilities
  • Alumni waiver
The Ichabod Magazine   Fall 2013-14
  • Washburn Tech Midwest Training Center
  • Heitz pledge
  • Boulevard project
The Ichabod Magazine   Spring 2012-13
  • WUper Bowl
  • Washburn Tech Advance System Technology program
  • Etzel pledge
The Ichabod Magazine   Winter 2012-13 
  • Welcome Center
  • Art Auction
  • Homecoming
The Ichabod Magazine   Fall 2012-13 
  • "Our Boys"
  • New website launch
  • Summerson pledge
The Ichabod Magazine   Spring 2011-12
  • Service to the community
  • Challenge Event
  • Bods in the NFL

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