Friends University will host the 2011 National History Day District 6 Competition Feb. 25. Approximately 200 high-school and middle-school students together with their teachers and parents, nearly 30 professors, historians, specialists, and teachers serving as judges from other universities, museums, and schools in Wichita, in addition to Friends University professors and students, will participate in this event. This is the second year Friends University has hosted the event, and this year's theme is "Debate and Diplomacy: Successes, Failures and Consequences."
Friends University plans to test a new broadcast alerting service in late February. The new system sends timely information about weather closings or an emergency to students, faculty, staff and other members of the campus community.
The University is using Rave Alert supplied by Rave Wireless to disseminate timely notifications to users via multiple communications channels including mobile text alerts and email. The alert system will be able to notify students at University sites in Wichita, Topeka and Lenexa sites independently.
Friends University and Eighth Day Institute will present the lecture series “Symposium” via a live Internet feed 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 12 in the University’s Olive White Garvey Business and Technology Building, room 103.
Friends University’s Falcon Activities and Campus Events (FACE) guest speaker Michel Chikwanine will speak March 1 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Casado Campus Center’s McKay Gymnasium. Chikwanine will discuss his personal story of transformation from a former child soldier and refugee during the Great African War to motivational speaker and nationally known activist. He has spoken to more than 100,000 people and was included on Oprah’s O Ambassadors Roots of Actions speaking tour.
Learn more about how Friends University can help you invest in yourself, your education and your future. Adult students are invited to attend open houses in Topeka and Wichita. Traditional-undergraduate students are invited to spend a day in the life a college student at Friday with Friends in Wichita.
Friends University’s Falcon Activities and Campus Events (FACE) presents guest speaker Michel Chikwanine 7:30 to 9 p.m., Feb. 1, in Casado Campus Center’s McKay Gymnasium. Chikwanine will discuss his personal story of transformation from a former child soldier and refugee during the Great African War to motivational speaker and nationally known activist. He has spoken to more than 100,000 people and was included on Oprah’s O Ambassadors Roots of Actions speaking tour.
What a prospective employee wears can make a strong impression on a current or future employer. The next Backpack-to-Briefcase workshop in the 2011 series, hosted by the Campus and Career Transitions Office, will help job seekers navigate their closets and differentiate among appropriate interview attire, business casual and business formal.
Friends University, the region's leading Christian-based liberal arts institution, has named four finalists in its search to replace long-time president, Dr. Biff Green, who will retire June 30, 2011. Since fall 2010, members of the Presidential Search Committee have been working to identify Friends’ next president. The candidates were selected from an original pool of more than 70 applicants.
The finalists are as follows:
If you have visited the Friends University website recently, you may have noticed a few changes. If you are having trouble viewing these changes, refresh your browser a few times.
“We’ve made recent changes to the homepage, but we’ve also added some new interactive features to the site,” said Communications Director Gisele McMinimy.
Friends University plans to offer the following associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs for adult students in January and February:
- Program for Adult College Education (PACE) – Wichita, Topeka
Bachelor Degree Completion Programs
- Accounting – Wichita
- Organizational Management and Leadership – Wichita, Lenexa, Online, Prairie Band, Coffeyville
- Business Management – Wichita, Online, Independence
- Computer Information Systems – Lenexa