Topeka Zoo Hosting Washburn Night

By: From 13 News, Posted by Ralph Hipp
By: From 13 News, Posted by Ralph Hipp

TOPEKA ZOO -- The Topeka Zoo is hosting Washburn University Night this Saturday, December 17th from 5:30 till 8:00pm. The event will benefit the university's student organizations - an important and diverse part of the Washburn community. The public is invited to attend the event and show their support for Washburn University.

A free giraffe feeding will be available to the first 50 Washburn University students. Student ID will be required. Other visitors will have the opportunity to purchase giraffe feeding coupons for $1.00. Ice skating at the Polar Ice Cap skating rink, holiday lights and flashlight tours will be available to all guests. Admission costs are $3 for adults and $2 for children.

The student organizations participating in the fundraiser include:

Sistahood Organization:
Their mission is to encourage the empowerment of African-American women by promoting positive change and influence within the community. To unite a strong sisterhood in which every member is able to excel. To establish lifelong friendships and to mentor to the younger generation.

SNOW (Student Nurses of Washburn):
This group is Washburn's chapter of the Kansas Association of Nursing Students and the National Student Nurses' Association. The group's mission is to promote and encourage student participation in the development of nursing education and improved health care as they prepare students for involvement as a professional nurse and impact positive change in the health care arena.

Occupational Therapy Assistance Association:
This group is comprised of students currently in the OTA program at Washburn University. The purpose of this organization is to promote awareness and understanding of the Occupational Therapy profession to the WU campus and surrounding community. Fundraising helps support student attendance at state and national conferences.


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