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Mitch McVicker Will Keynote Friends University Commencement

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News Date: 
Fri. 05/08/2015

Contemporary Christian musician Mitch McVicker will bring his inspirational message of spiritual growth as the keynote speaker at the Friends University Commencement Ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at INTRUST Bank Arena, 500 E. Waterman.  

About 600 students from the College of Business, Arts, Sciences and Education, the College of Adult and Professional Studies, and the Graduate School are candidates for graduation. 

Friends University announces 2015 graduation candidates

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News Date: 
Wed. 05/06/2015

Approximately 600 Friends University students are eligible for graduation this May. Nearly 500 students are expected to walk in the graduation ceremony in Wichita Saturday, May 9, at INTRUST Bank Arena. Over 420 are also expected at the Pre-ceremony Campus Celebration breakfast.

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.

For more information
Contact: 
Registrar
Phone: 
316-295-5400

Friends University Students Receive Mayor's Send Off And Award

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Thu. 04/09/2015

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.

For more information
Phone: 
316-295- 5545

Friends University eliminates men's golf program

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News Date: 
Tue. 03/31/2015

Friends University has announced its intent to eliminate the men’s golf program at the end of the spring 2015 season and to suspend the cheerleading program for the 2015-16 academic year. 

Kansas Supreme Court Justice to Visit Friends Campus

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Thu. 03/26/2015

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.

For more information
Phone: 
316-295-5503

Friends University Names 14th President

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News Date: 
Fri. 03/13/2015

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.

For more information
Contact: 
University Advancement
Phone: 
316-295-5803

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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News Date: 
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