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Mass Media Program Enhancements


Help the mass media department move forward as we continue to provide programs and opportunities that produce competitive media practitioners. Through your generosity, the department will stay true to its mission of the pursuit of excellence. Your gift as part of the Day of Giving will make a real impact in four key areas:

WIFI Film Festival 

The WIFI Film Festival will run from April 22-24, 2021, on a virtual-only platform. The festival is open and free to attend for everyone. The inaugural film festival featured over 70 films from 16 different countries, and this year’s festival will expand its educational programs and community reach.


The WIFI Film Festival will feature a variety of events, including the viewing of film submissions, alumni events, educational workshops and a presentation of awards to filmmakers. Your generous gifts will help make this festival a success by contributing to the cost of streaming the films and helping us provide free educational opportunities for the community. This year, we are having a special focus on women and film to correspond to Washburn University’s WUmester 2020. We will be having a special focus on films both by and about women. We will also feature an accomplished female director from Hollywood and a female filmmaker panel by a Washburn alumna.

 

Read more about the WIFI Film Festival.

Technology 

The COVID-19 pandemic underscored our reliance on technology. Your gift to the mass media department will help us bring new technology to the classroom and ensure the smooth delivery of our classes. The pandemic also put a financial strain on a lot of our students who often rely on service industry jobs to pay for college. Your gift to the mass media scholarship fund will ensure that deserving students get financial assistance so that they can focus more on their education and less on how to pay for it.

Scholarships

The mass media department faculty believe in giving students a well-rounded and rewarding education so they can gain a fulfilling career and find their place to change the world. Scholarships make all the difference in providing the access and opportunity for students to attend the mass media program at Washburn and get their start in life with us. Through the generous support of our donors, last year we managed to award 11 endowed scholarships to 27 mass media students.

Experiential Learning with a Travel Component

Providing unique opportunities for students to learn about the world through first-hand experiences is an important goal of the mass media department. Students need to be able to take their knowledge gained in the classroom and see it put into practice. We do this through unique classes faculty have created that include travel components so students can learn outside the traditional classroom. When travel is permitted again, mass media aims to provide two experiential learning classes that include travel. These are: 

  • Walt Disney & Society: Exploring Marketing and Advertising of the Disney Corporation in Orlando, Florida

  • Filmmaking in Society: A Practitioner’s Guide to the Film Industry in Hollywood

See a Capital-Journal story about the class visit to Disney in the summer of 2019.


Leaderboard
Highest Number of Gifts
Gifts of any size matter, and they all add up to make a major difference at Washburn University. These projects or funds have the highest number of gifts making an impact today!
Rank Prize Fund Designation Gifts
1 $1,500 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee 88
2 $1,250 Mass Media Program Enhancements 71
3 $1,000 Ichabods Moving Forward 60
4 $750 LinC Bonner Scholars 56
5 $500 Project Non Nobis Solum 54
6 Studying Leadership in South Africa 40
7 Saying Yes - Business Dean's Fund 38
8 Adopt-A-Turtle 36
9 Ichabod Opportunity Fund 28
10 Smart Lights for Theatre 27
11 School of Law Dean's Fund for Excellence 25
12 Care Closet Fund 22
13 School of Business General Scholarship Fund 21
14 Scholarships for Incoming Freshman 21
15 Nursing Student Skills Practice Kits 20
16 Kansas Legal Services 3rd Year Anywhere Externship 20
17 Baseball Fund 20
18 Sociology and Anthropology Scholarships 20
19 Diverse Elementary Teacher Initiative 19
20 Football Program 19
21 Business of Sustainability 18
22 Multicultural Student Leadership Conference 18
23 Women's Basketball Fund 17
24 Special Education Teachers 17
25 Tennis Fund 17
26 Doing the Right Thing - Ethics in Business 16
27 Law School General Scholarship Fund 14
28 Bods Feeding Bods Fund 14
29 Comm. & Leadership Graduate Scholarships 13
30 Men's Basketball Fund 12
31 Track and Field Program Fund 10
32 iPads for Nursing 10
33 Future Leaders in Addiction Counseling 10
34 Volleyball Fund 10
35 Social Work License Prep 10
36 Wall Street Journal Subscription 9
37 Homeland Security Lecture Series 9
38 Washburn Tech Dean's Fund for Excellence 8
39 School of Nursing Dean's Fund for Excellence 8
40 College of Arts & Sciences Dean's Fund for Excellence 8
41 The World is Yours - International Business 8
42 Music Department Scholarship Fund 8
43 Softball 8
44 Tennis 7
45 Ichabod Athletics Scholarship Fund 7
46 Chemistry Department 7
47 Biology Department Scholarship Fund 7
48 Biology Department 7
49 Irwin Blitt Fellowship 7
50 Music Department 7
51 Mass Media Department 7
52 Golf 6
53 English Department 6
54 Chemistry Department Scholarship Fund 5
55 Nursing Scholarship Fund 5
56 Video Streaming 5
57 Criminal Justice Department 5
58 Education Department 5
59 English Department Scholarships Fund 5
60 Excellence in Athletics Fund 5
61 Department of Education Scholarship Fund 5
62 Leadership Institute Scholarships Fund 5
63 Mathematics & Statistics Department 4
64 Physics & Astronomy Department 4
65 Theatre Arts Department Fund 3
66 Political Science Scholarship Fund 3
67 Political Science Department 3
68 Leadership Institute Program 3
69 Kinesiology Department Scholarship Fund 3
70 Criminal Justice Scholarship Fund 2
71 Computer Information Sciences Scholarship Fund 2
72 Communication Department Scholarship Fund 2
73 Allied Health Scholarship Fund 2
74 Kinesiology Department 2
75 School of Applied Studies Dean's Fund for Excellence 2
76 Psychology Department 1
77 Social Work Department 1
78 History Department 1
79 College of Arts & Sciences General Scholarship 1
80 Washburn University Art Scholarship Fund 1
81 Mathematics & Statistics Department Scholarship Fund 1
82 Allied Health Department 1
83 Philosophy & Religious Studies Department 1
84 History Department Scholarship Fund 1
85 Washburn Tech Scholarship Fund 1
86 Philosophy & Religious Studies Scholarship Fund 1
87 Psychology Scholarship Fund 1
88 Communication Department 0
89 Computer Information Sciences Department 0
90 Family & Human Services Department 0
91 Modern Languages Department 0
92 Sociology/Anthropology Department Fund 0
93 International Programs Fund 0
94 School of Applied Studies Scholarship Fund 0
95 Art Department 0
96 Family & Human Services Department Scholarship Fund 0
97 Mass Media Scholarship Fund 0
98 Modern Languages Department Scholarship Fund 0
99 Social Work Department Scholarship Fund 0
100 International Programs Scholarship Fund 0
101 Theatre Arts Department Scholarship Fund 0
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Leaderboard
Highest Dollar Total
Your generosity shapes Washburn University's future and the opportunities available to students. Thank you for giving to these projects and departments!
Rank Prize Fund Designation Raised
1 $1,500 Saying Yes - Business Dean's Fund $15,200.00
2 $1,250 School of Law Dean's Fund for Excellence $7,055.00
3 $1,000 School of Business General Scholarship Fund $6,830.00
4 $750 Tennis $5,600.00
5 $500 Diverse Elementary Teacher Initiative $4,685.00
6 Student-Athlete Advisory Committee $4,293.00
7 Law School General Scholarship Fund $3,925.00
8 Nursing Student Skills Practice Kits $3,850.00
9 Mass Media Program Enhancements $3,405.00
10 Track and Field Program Fund $3,370.00
11 Scholarships for Incoming Freshman $3,315.00
12 Adopt-A-Turtle $3,150.00
13 Ichabods Moving Forward $2,914.00
14 Women's Basketball Fund $2,875.00
15 Football Program $2,800.00
16 LinC Bonner Scholars $2,730.00
17 Doing the Right Thing - Ethics in Business $2,650.00
18 Kansas Legal Services 3rd Year Anywhere Externship $2,615.00
19 Business of Sustainability $2,600.00
20 Ichabod Athletics Scholarship Fund $2,600.00
21 Care Closet Fund $2,270.00
22 Studying Leadership in South Africa $2,183.00
23 Bods Feeding Bods Fund $2,160.00
24 Special Education Teachers $2,075.00
25 Men's Basketball Fund $2,000.00
26 Ichabod Opportunity Fund $1,860.00
27 Baseball Fund $1,761.00
28 Washburn Tech Dean's Fund for Excellence $1,675.00
29 Smart Lights for Theatre $1,625.00
30 Chemistry Department Scholarship Fund $1,580.00
31 Sociology and Anthropology Scholarships $1,420.00
32 iPads for Nursing $1,346.00
33 Chemistry Department $1,205.00
34 Tennis Fund $1,200.00
35 School of Nursing Dean's Fund for Excellence $1,155.00
36 Project Non Nobis Solum $1,093.00
37 Future Leaders in Addiction Counseling $1,055.00
38 Theatre Arts Department Fund $1,055.00
39 Biology Department Scholarship Fund $1,025.00
40 Multicultural Student Leadership Conference $1,000.00
41 Comm. & Leadership Graduate Scholarships $1,000.00
42 Wall Street Journal Subscription $1,000.00
43 College of Arts & Sciences Dean's Fund for Excellence $1,000.00
44 Golf $925.00
45 Mathematics & Statistics Department $900.00
46 Volleyball Fund $825.00
47 English Department $755.00
48 Nursing Scholarship Fund $705.00
49 The World is Yours - International Business $675.00
50 Video Streaming $675.00
51 Biology Department $660.00
52 Social Work License Prep $635.00
53 Criminal Justice Department $635.00
54 Education Department $600.00
55 Criminal Justice Scholarship Fund $600.00
56 Irwin Blitt Fellowship $575.00
57 English Department Scholarships Fund $541.00
58 Music Department Scholarship Fund $515.00
59 Softball $500.00
60 Psychology Department $500.00
61 Political Science Scholarship Fund $465.00
62 Physics & Astronomy Department $415.00
63 Excellence in Athletics Fund $400.00
64 Music Department $335.00
65 Department of Education Scholarship Fund $325.00
66 Homeland Security Lecture Series $321.00
67 Political Science Department $306.00
68 Leadership Institute Scholarships Fund $275.00
69 Social Work Department $250.00
70 Computer Information Sciences Scholarship Fund $200.00
71 History Department $200.00
72 Mass Media Department $180.00
73 Communication Department Scholarship Fund $150.00
74 Leadership Institute Program $135.00
75 Allied Health Scholarship Fund $125.00
76 Kinesiology Department $100.00
77 College of Arts & Sciences General Scholarship $100.00
78 Washburn University Art Scholarship Fund $100.00
79 Mathematics & Statistics Department Scholarship Fund $100.00
80 Kinesiology Department Scholarship Fund $75.00
81 School of Applied Studies Dean's Fund for Excellence $75.00
82 Allied Health Department $50.00
83 Philosophy & Religious Studies Department $50.00
84 History Department Scholarship Fund $50.00
85 Washburn Tech Scholarship Fund $50.00
86 Philosophy & Religious Studies Scholarship Fund $25.00
87 Psychology Scholarship Fund $25.00
88 Communication Department $0.00
89 Computer Information Sciences Department $0.00
90 Family & Human Services Department $0.00
91 Modern Languages Department $0.00
92 Sociology/Anthropology Department Fund $0.00
93 International Programs Fund $0.00
94 School of Applied Studies Scholarship Fund $0.00
95 Art Department $0.00
96 Family & Human Services Department Scholarship Fund $0.00
97 Mass Media Scholarship Fund $0.00
98 Modern Languages Department Scholarship Fund $0.00
99 Social Work Department Scholarship Fund $0.00
100 International Programs Scholarship Fund $0.00
101 Theatre Arts Department Scholarship Fund $0.00
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Mass Media Program Enhancements Match
Mike, ba '01, and Jennifer, ba '01, Edwards will match dollar-for-dollar up to $1,000 for gifts toward the Mass Media Department's Program Enhancement fund.
$1,000 MATCHED
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