Friends University has been awarded the Military Friendly School designation from G.I. Jobs, the premier magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. The 2012 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students.
Friends University’s Edmund Stanley Library will be showcasing some summer renovations at an open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. Sept. 19.
“We’ve made some major changes over the summer,” said Jeanette Parker, serials librarian. “We have new computers, new furniture and new arrangements.”
The open house will include guided tours, a scavenger hunt, games, refreshments and a drawing for a Kindle e-reader.
Passersby and students at Friends University may have recently noticed a familiar sound emanating from atop the Davis Administration Building – a sound we haven’t heard for over two years.
The building’s clock tower is again keeping time and chiming its dulcet tones high above campus, warning students that class will start soon, signaling lunch and serenading faculty and staff on their way out the door at the end of a long day.
Friends University graduate Dr. Cliff Loesch, pastor of University Friends Meeting, has been honored with an additional, global ministry: serving for three years as presiding clerk of Friends United Meeting.
“It’s humbling that they asked me to do this,” Dr. Loesch, music education ’79, said of the volunteer position, which began in August.
Approximately 125 Colvin Elementary School third-graders will participate in a variety of campus activities as part of Friends University’s annual Week of Welcome Service Day, Aug. 22.
Colvin Elementary School students will learn the importance and excitement of attending college while interacting with approximately 300 incoming freshmen and transfer students.
If you are looking for links like campus email, Moodle and Self-service Banner under the Quick Links section of our home page, you may notice that Web Services is making an update to the Friends University website.
Friends University uses the Falcon Alert system to disseminate timely notifications to users via multiple communications channels including mobile text alerts and email. The alert system notifies students at University sites in Wichita, Topeka and Lenexa sites independently.
Friends University’s summer workshops for teachers begin May 31 and run through July. The workshops offer opportunities for pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade educators to recertify, in addition to learning new skills and sharpening old skills. View brochures of workshop offerings online at www.friends.edu/academics/teacher-education-workshops. Educators can attend workshops in Wichita, Lenexa, Topeka and Dodge City. Enroll today!
Friends University’s website has been switched to a new server today. Web Services has been testing the site on the new server this past week. We expect most pages and features to function as normal. However, if users notice a problem on the site, please report the problem to: email@example.com. Please include the URL for the page that is experiencing the problem.
Prom is a rite of passage for many high school students – an expensive one, at that. And one that is out of reach for many area students.
To help many high school girls who couldn’t otherwise afford a prom dress, Friends University hosted Gown Town April 2 in the Casado Campus Center’s McKay Gymnasium. All area high school students were invited to select from more than 1,000 donated gowns after registering at the door. Seamstresses were on hand to provide alterations to the free gown, and various prizes and coupons were given out.