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Annual Chili Cook-off Returns Feb. 12

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News Date: 
Wed. 02/11/2015

As part of the Cherry Carnival Week, Friends University welcomes students, staff, faculty, alumni and their families to attend the 17h annual Chili Cook-off from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, in the Garvey P.E. Center Multipurpose Room. This free event has become popular in the campus community with more than 450 attendees last year. Participants can sample each booth’s chili and vote on best theme and best chili as well as snack on hot dogs, beverages and ice cream.

For more information
Contact: 
Renea VanLooy
Phone: 
316-295-5626
E-mail: 
renea_vanlooy@friends.edu

Friends University announces CCCU affiliation

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Tue. 02/10/2015

Friends University is pleased to announce that it has received Affiliate member status from the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU).

In awarding Affiliate status, CCCU noted that the Friends University mission and purpose fit well with the CCCU mission, and that “the mutual learning that would be garnered through collaboration with other CCCU members and affiliates would be a benefit to Friends University as well as to the CCCU as a whole.”

For more information
Contact: 
Joan Gallagher
Phone: 
316-295-5803
E-mail: 
gallagherj@friends.edu

Friends University Addresses Affordability Challenge with Tuition Reset Strategy

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Fri. 12/19/2014

While a college’s reputation and the availability of unique and varied course offerings remain the most important factors in the college selection process, research shows that students and their families are also deeply influenced by the escalating cost of higher education. This scenario is further complicated by the reality that the operating budgets of many small private colleges are entirely dependent on student tuition and fees to cover salaries and administrative costs.

For more information
Contact: 
Friends University
Phone: 
316-295-5100

Friends University to Help Salvation Army Dec. 15

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Mon. 12/15/2014

For the 22nd year, Friends University staff, faculty, students, alumni and families will work together to make Christmas a bit merrier for hundreds of needy families in Wichita.

On Dec. 15, more than 250 University representatives will embrace the spirit of the season for the annual Salvation Army Service Day. As is tradition, the University will effectively shut down for the day, while the Falcons help prepare and disperse donated gifts.

For more information
Phone: 
316-295-5000

Star Lumber to brighten University’s holiday traditions

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Wed. 11/26/2014

The festive illumination of Friends University’s iconic clock tower has become one of Wichita’s traditional symbols for the start of the holiday season. This year’s celebrations will shine a bit brighter with the help of one of the community’s most charitable families.

For more information
Phone: 
316-295-5000

Friends University Announces Appointment of Dr. Joan Gallagher as Vice President of University Advancement

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Wed. 11/12/2014

Friends University is pleased to announce that Dr. Joan Gallagher has been appointed to serve as the vice president of University Advancement.

For more information
Phone: 
316-295-5809
E-mail: 
gallagherj@friends.edu

University’s programs and services aim to honor veterans

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Tue. 11/11/2014

Friends University appreciates and honors the service and sacrifice of our nation’s military service members. In an effort to show its appreciation, the University is offering several programs and services to accommodate the specific needs of veterans.

Effective immediately, the University is offering a 10 percent discount on tuition for all retired and honorably discharged veterans. Additionally, Friends University programs are approved for Veterans Education Benefits, which can also help finance veterans’ educational goals.

For more information
Phone: 
316-295-5300

Human Resource Management program earns 3rd consecutive SHRM endorsement

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Fri. 10/10/2014

Friends University has been granted an endorsement from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) for the third consecutive three-year term since 2008.

Friends University is the only private university in the state to earn such an honor and in 2008 it was the first university in the state to receive the endorsement from SHRM.

Friends University chosen as College of Distinction

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Wed. 10/08/2014

Friends University has been selected as an excellent place to learn, grow and succeed by the Colleges of Distinction college guide.

Colleges of Distinction is a tool for prospective students, counselors and parents to dive deeply into what the guide considers the most important factors when it comes to successful outcomes:

For more information
Contact: 
Communications Office
Phone: 
316-295-5713

Friends University named Military Friendly School

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Tue. 09/23/2014

Friends University has been designated a 2015 Military Friendly School by Victory Media, an organization that works to connect the military and civilian worlds. The University will also host a Military Appreciation Day Oct. 25 where military personnel and their families can attend the Friends vs. Bethany College football game for free. 

For more information
Phone: 
316-295-5713