Two groups of students were recognized by the Mayor at The Wichita City Council meeting this morning.
Students from Friends University received an official send-off from City of Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer, and will act as student ambassadors to the city of Cancun, Mexico as they prepare to leave for programs abroad. One group’s focus is on cultural research and Spanish language immersion, while the other will focus on service and health care.
Justice Caleb Stegall of the Kansas State Supreme Court will be visiting Friends University on Thursday, April 2, 2015. Justice Stegall will present to a group of students, faculty, staff and community members, “Law and Politics in our State and Federal Constitution,” at 3 p.m. in the William Penn Science Building Room 100.
Friends University has named Amy Bragg Carey, Ed.D., as the university’s 14th President, effective July 1, 2015. Dr. Carey comes to the university from Saint Paul, Minn., where she has served as the Vice President for Institutional Advancement at University of Northwestern since 2003.
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.
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.”
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 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.
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.