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.
The Spring 2011 Symposium will address “Freedom, Liberty and the Human Spirit.” The public is invited to attend the symposium 8:30 a.m. – noon April 8, 2011, in the Alumni Auditorium of Friends University’s Davis Administration Building.
John R. Hays Jr. is a practicing attorney from Austin, Texas, and teaches energy law at the University of Texas. He holds a degree in economics, has conducted graduate work in American studies and holds a law degree from the University of Texas.
In order to open the door to a world of career opportunities, Friends University and Newman University will host a Career Fair from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. March 31 in the Dugan Gorges Conference Center at Newman University.
The fair is open to everyone, and a free shuttle service will run between Newman University and Friends University campuses every 15 minutes, leaving from Friends University’s Casado Campus Center entrance.
PLEASE NOTE: Topeka and Lenexa receptions for Dr. and Mrs. Green have been canceled.
The receptions were planned to celebrate the Green's 20 years of service to Friends University. The receptions have been canceled and will not be rescheduled. The off-site locations are exploring optional ways of recognizing the Green's accomplishments.
Bullying is not a joke. It’s not a rite of passage. It’s not just something to grin, bear and endure. Jodee Blanco can tell you that. As the author of The New York Times best seller "Please Stop Laughing at Me" and award-winning sequel "Please Stop Laughing at Us," Blanco will tell audiences that during a free parent-community seminar “It’s NOT Just Joking Around!, A Survivor’s Guide to Bullying and Peer Abuse” at 7 p.m. Friday, April 1, in Alumni Auditorium in the Davis Administration Building. A reception and book-signing will follow.
In order to keep business professionals aware of the latest developments in borderless networking, virtualization and collaboration technologies, the Cisco Networking Academy will host a Regional Tech Day from 11:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Feb. 23 in the Garvey Business and Technology Building.
Cisco experts will lead discussions on the new workspace, cloud-based collaboration, creating an agile IT infrastructure and the virtual desktop experience. Lunch will be provided.
Due to inclement weather, the Backpack-to-Briefcase workshop schedule for Feb. 2 has been rescheduled to Feb. 23.
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’s Campus and Career Transitions (CCT) Office will host a Backpack to Briefcase seminar titled “The Must Knows About Health Insurance: Are You Insured?” from noon to 1 p.m. March 2. The workshop will cover why health insurance is important, how insurance works in the United States, and how to select and use your insurance plan.
Attendees are welcome to bring a lunch. Space is limited, so RSVPs are encouraged. To sign up for the seminar, contact the CCT Office at 316-295-5832 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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."