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Doerksen to receive Wichita Business Journal CFO Award

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News Date: 
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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316-295-5713

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.

University to honor graduates at two commencement ceremonies

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Wed. 04/30/2014

Friends University will host two commencement ceremonies to celebrate graduates this May. Nearly 800 students are candidates for graduation, and many of them are expected to attend one of the following ceremonies:

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Contact: 
Registrar
Phone: 
316-295-5400

Friends University President Resigns, Dr. Darcy Zabel Named Interim President

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Tue. 03/18/2014

Friends University Board of Trustees Chair Dr. John Lewis today announced the appointment of Dr. Darcy Zabel as Interim President for the University, following the resignation of President T.J. Arant. 

Dr. Darcy ZabelLewis said Dr. Arant offered his resignation during a special meeting of the board earlier today. The board accepted his resignation, which will be effective March 21. Dr. Arant has been president since July 1, 2011 when he succeeded Dr. Biff Green. 

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Contact: 
Tracy Muirhead, Vice President of Institutional Advancement
Phone: 
316-295-5803
E-mail: 
boardchairfriendsu@gmail.com

Credit for experiential learning allows adult students to save money and graduate sooner

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Fri. 03/14/2014

Most students who start or return to college as adults bring a wealth of experiences and knowledge with them, including professional training, volunteering or life experience. This knowledge and experience can translate into college credit so students may save money and graduate sooner. 

The Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) program in Friends University’s College of Adult and Professional Studies works with bachelor-degree-seeking students to evaluate whether college credit can be earned for these experiences outside the classroom. 

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Contact: 
Sanya Wiles
Phone: 
316-295-5885
E-mail: 
sanya@friends.edu

Journalist to discuss his profound journey home

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Thu. 03/13/2014

When Rod Dreher left his hometown of St. Francisville, La., his intention was to never look back. But fate and faith had other plans. 

Dreher, a journalist and conservative culture critic, lived in Dallas, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, in pursuit of his passion for writing. He was living the life of his dreams. But his dreams changed when his sister, Ruthie Leming, was diagnosed with terminal cancer. 

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316-295-5503

President’s Run to feature 5K and Mascot Mile races

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Wed. 03/12/2014

Join Friends University’s Freddy Falcon, a variety of other Wichita-area mascots and the community for the Friends University President’s Run Saturday, April 5. The event is organized by Friends University’s Run with Friends group, and the presenting sponsor is Armstrong Chamberlin Strategic Marketing. 

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Phone: 
316-295-5803
E-mail: 
runwithfriends@friends.edu

Young history buffs to compete for scholarship

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Thu. 02/27/2014

Voices from the past will arise throughout the Friends University campus as part of the fifth annual National History Day Kansas District 6 Competition Feb. 28. 

The event has grown in popularity for area middle and high school students during the past several years, going from less than 200 students to more than 255 already registered for this year’s event. 

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Phone: 
316-295-5202
E-mail: 
xu@friends.edu

Friends University announces modest tuition increase for traditional undergraduates

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Tue. 02/18/2014

Friends University recently approved a modest 5 percent tuition increase for traditional undergraduate students in the College of Business, Arts, Sciences and Education (CBASE) for the 2014-15 academic year. 

“Keeping our costs as reasonable as possible is something we consider very carefully each year,” said Dr. T.J. Arant, president of Friends University. 

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Contact: 
Communications Office
Phone: 
316-295-5713

Math students to flock to Friends for national contest

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Tue. 02/18/2014

Some of the brightest young math minds in the state will be converging on Friends University Feb. 19 as part of the American Mathematics Competition (AMC) 10/12. 

Middle school and high school students will have the opportunity to take a preliminary test, which could earn them a spot in regional and national competitions with the Mathematics Association of America. 

“The main purpose is to spur interest in math,” said Dr. Nora Strasser, professor of math at Friends University and chair of the Division of Natural Science and Mathematics. 

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Contact: 
Mathematics Department
Phone: 
316-295-5818