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
Friends University student Mary Rose Biltz has been selected as one of 10 finalists by the Wichita Eagle for a Christmas carol parody contest. The Eagle is asking people to vote for their favorite parody, and the winner will receive a $200 gift card.
As of Friday afternoon, Biltz’s parody was among the top three most popular parodies. Her parody is titled “Santa in the ICT” and is based on the song “Jingle Bells.”
Beginning in mid-November, Friends University students will be able to check out books from Edmund Stanley Library donated by Robert Tusler, a 1946 graduate, now living in the Netherlands.
In January 2010, Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. John Yoder received a letter from Tusler, now 90 years old, inquiring if the library would accept books from his private collection of more than 5,000 books and musical scores. In his letter, Tusler stated:
Nine students from LaSalle University in Cancun will be visiting Wichita from Jan. 5 to Feb. 3, 2011, as part of a Sister Cities Exchange. The students are from Friends University's sister university in Cancun and are coming to the University to intensively study English as a second language. They will also have an opportunity to sit in on regular university classes related to their field of study. Dr.
Corey Wynn, senior Graphic Design major and Marketing minor, had his design selected to be the new Wichita Dental Group logo.
Dr. John Lewis, owner of Wichita Dental Group and Friends University Board of Trustees member, had approached Karen Scroggins, assistant professor of graphic arts, about having her students submit new logo designs for his practice.