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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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Mathematics Department
Phone: 
316-295-5818

Deb Stockman to join Friends University Feb. 3

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Tue. 01/28/2014

Friends University is pleased to announce the appointment of Deb Stockman as associate vice president of Institutional Advancement. Stockman’s primary responsibilities will be to oversee communications and brand management for the University. 

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Communications Office
Phone: 
316-295-5713

Valentine’s event to focus on healthy relationships

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Tue. 01/28/2014

Friends University wishes everyone not only a happy Valentine’s Day, but a healthy one as well. 

Bob HallThroughout the day Feb. 11, relationship expert Bob Hall will be tending to the hearts and minds of Friends University students through a series of events and meetings, culminating in a presentation – “Rights and Responsibilities in Relationships” – at 7:30 p.m. in the McKay Gymnasium on the lower level of the Casado Campus Center. 

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Contact: 
Counseling
Phone: 
316-295-5675
E-mail: 
counseling@friends.edu

Campus community helps with Martin Luther King Jr. service project

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Tue. 01/21/2014

Friends University students and staff participated in a Delano neighborhood clean up service project Jan. 20 in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

To learn more, read the full story at kansas.com or watch the video at kwch.com.

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Communications Office
Phone: 
316-295-5713

Professor presents paper on Mexico business opportunities at logistics conference

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Mon. 12/30/2013

A Friends University professor was a key presenter at the International Conference of Logistics and Supply Chain (CiLOG) advocating the use of the International Interoceanic Mazatlan-Houston Logistic corridor (MHCL) Oct. 24-25 in Sanfandila, Queretaro, Mexico. 

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Communications Office
Phone: 
316-295-5713

Alum creates high-tech realtor resource

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Sat. 12/21/2013

A Friends University alumnus has developed a new iPhone app that connects realtors and homebuyers with the perfect property. 

Read the full story at kansas.com.

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Communications Office
Phone: 
316-295-5713

Media cover Salvation Army Service Day

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Thu. 12/19/2013

More than 250 Friends University staff, faculty and students helped the Salvation Army prepare for its holiday distribution to needy families Monday, Dec. 16. The University shut down campus for the 21st year in a row to spend the day sorting toys and gifts, decorating the center, wrapping gifts, organizing undesignated toys and helping with the Angel Tree and Star of Hope programs. The Wichita Eagle, KAKE TV and KSN TV covered this year's event. 

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Communications Office
Phone: 
316-295-5713

Psych Club keeps Wichita warm with coat donations

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Fri. 12/13/2013

More than 100 Wichitans will stay a bit warmer this winter, thanks to the generosity of the Friends University Psychology Club. 

For the eighth year, the Psychology Club has collected new and gently-used winter coats to donate to organizations that help needy Wichitans. 

“This year’s coats went to Operation Holiday,” said Megan Duggins, a member of the Psychology Club. “But in other years we have sent them to His Helping Hands and the Salvation Army.” 

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Communications Office
Phone: 
316-295-5713

Friends University to send 250 helpers to Salvation Army for holiday preparations

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Tue. 12/10/2013

The Friends University community will embark on its 21st year in its mission of making Christmas a bit merrier for hundreds of needy families in Wichita. 

On Dec. 16, more than 250 staff, faculty, students, alumni and families affiliated with the University will embrace the spirit of the season for the annual Salvation Army Service Day. The University will effectively shut down for the day, allowing participants to concentrate on the task of helping to prepare and disperse donated gifts. 

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Contact: 
Communications Office
Phone: 
316-295-5713

Tower lighting to signal start of holiday season

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Wed. 12/04/2013

Friends University invites the Wichita community to celebrate the season with the University’s annual Christmas lighting at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 4 on the second floor of the Davis Administration Building. 

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Phone: 
316-295-5832