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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:

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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. 

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University partners with TurboVote to increase voter participation

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Tue. 08/26/2014

The Falcon community will be better informed about the election process and participation through the University’s recent partnership with TurboVote, a nonpartisan website launched by Democracy Works – an organization that aims to increase voter participation among college and university communities. 

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Friends University community takes Ice Bucket Challenge to fight ALS

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Sat. 08/23/2014

Several Friends University groups and leaders have taken the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge this past week. Among them are Friends University Interim President Dr. Darcy Zabel, Friends University Board of Trustees Chair Dr. John Lewis and Friends University Board of Trustees Member Kim Dugger Attwater.

The University has had several employees who have lost family members to the disease, so participants are donating to the cause in addition to doing the challenge to increase awareness and support. 

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Friends University, Newman University have $293 million impact on local economy

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Thu. 08/14/2014

Two private educational institutions in Wichita are making a substantial economic impact on the local economy according to a recent economic impact study commissioned by the Kansas Independent Colleges Association (KICA). 

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Six Falcons honored with 40 under 40 award

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Tue. 07/22/2014

Friends University’s alumni and staff snagged six spots in the Wichita Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 class of 2014. 

Each year since 1998, the WBJ honors rising leaders in the Wichita area “who excel in their professions and contribute to the community,” according to the newspaper’s website. 

Among this year’s honorees are the following recipients, who are affiliated with Friends University: 

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Wichita Rotary Club passes gavel to Friends University professor

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Fri. 07/11/2014

Dr. Arlen Honts, chair of the Division of Business and Information Technology, has been named the new president of the Rotary Club of Wichita. 

The Rotary Club of Wichita is 103-year-old organization of approximately 400 Wichita business and professional leaders that, according to the organization’s website, was established to “provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders.” 

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Doerksen to receive Wichita Business Journal CFO Award

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Tue. 06/24/2014

Friends University Vice President of Administration and Finance Randy Doerksen will be among 11 Wichita businesspeople to be honored for the Wichita Business Journal’s CFO Awards June 24. 

Randy DoerksenThe award recognizes Wichita-area chief financial officers who are instrumental in helping their businesses succeed. 

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Friends University announces graduation candidates

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Tue. 05/06/2014

Approximately 800 Friends University students are eligible for graduation this May. About 600 students are expected to walk in the graduation ceremony in Wichita Saturday, May 10, at INTRUST Bank Arena. About 70 graduates were recognized in a Topeka graduation ceremony at the Topeka Performing Arts Center May 4.

The following is a list of Friends University students who are eligible for graduation from all University locations. Graduation candidates are listed with their respective degrees and hometowns below.