On Monday, Oct. 19, students celebrated Washburn University’s 150th anniversary at the Homecoming Ball in the Memorial Union Washburn rooms.
Students dressed up and danced the night away with their fellow Ichabods. The night was filled with fun, music and food. Students also had their photo taken by Kornerbooth Photography studio.
Outside the Washburn rooms, a top hat fundraising competition took place. Student organizations were assigned a specific decade and designed hand-made themed hats to match the time period. Students could then cast their vote by donating change to the hat of their choice or pay $50 to buy the hat.
Halfway through the event, the 2015 Homecoming Court was announced. The queen candidates are seniors Alexa Bowen, Emily Zimmerman and Kaitlyn Truesdell, and juniors Madison Wiegers and Catherine Steuart.
The king candidates are seniors Forrest Evans, Daniel Minton, Slater Champlin and Parker Gallion, and junior Ryan Kelly.
Students who want to cast their vote for Homecoming king and queen must do so before Oct. 24. Voting can be done online at my.washburn.edu or in the Memorial Union from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Homecoming king and queen will be announced during halftime at the homecoming football game in Yager Stadium on Friday, Oct. 24. To learn more about homecoming week, click here.