General

Spring 2011 Registration to Begin Nov. 8

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Fri. 11/05/2010

With the new year quickly approaching, registration for the Friends University 2011 spring semester will begin Monday, Nov. 8, and continue through Dec. 10. Priority registration for juniors and seniors is 8 a.m. until noon Nov. 8. Open enrollment starts at 1 p.m. on Monday afternoon for all students in the Office of the University Registrar in Sumpter Hall. Late registration will be Jan. 4-11 with classes beginning Jan. 11, 2011.

For more information
Contact: 
Registrar
Phone: 
316-295-5400

Student Group Invites Educator with Tourette’s to Share Importance of Tolerance

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Fri. 10/22/2010

Marc Elliot, tolerance educator, will present “What Makes You Tic?” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 in the Casado Campus Center atrium at Friends University. This event is sponsored by the Diversity Committee of Falcon Activities and Campus Events, which is a branch of Student Government Association.

For more information
Contact: 
Gary Rapp
Phone: 
316-295-5838
E-mail: 
rappg@friends.edu

CAPS to Host First Transfer Tuesday for Butler Students

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Fri. 10/22/2010

The first Transfer Tuesday event at the College of Adult and Professional Studies will take place from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9. Friends University will be hosting Butler Community College students. The schedule for the day is:

  • 11 a.m. Check-in
  • 11:30 a.m. Lunch with the Dean
  • 12:30 p.m. Meet the Directors
  • 1 p.m. Online class demo and on-ground classroom experience
  • 1:30 p.m. Visit with current Friends University students
  • 2 p.m. Campus tour
For more information
Contact: 
Rachel Steiner
Phone: 
316-295-5872
E-mail: 
rachel_steiner@friends.edu

Backpack to Briefcase to Focus on Social Media Nov. 3

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Fri. 10/22/2010

Friends University’s Campus and Career Transitions (CCT) Office will host a Backpack to Briefcase seminar Nov. 3 titled “Branding Yourself with Social Media,” from noon to 1 p.m. The session will focus on the positive and negative effects of online profiles on sites such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and others. Representatives from Cox Communications will present the dos and don’ts of utilizing social media in the digital age.

For more information
Contact: 
Campus and Career Transitions Office
Phone: 
316-295-5832
E-mail: 
career@friends.edu

Health Fair to Offer Valuable Information Oct. 14

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Wed. 10/13/2010

The Friends University Health and Wellness Office will host the Health Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 14 in the Casado Campus Center. Various local organizations will be represented, giving students the chance to receive information on dieting and exercise, as well as available resources for crisis pregnancy or sexual assault.

Free massages will be given upstairs from 1 to 3:30 p.m., and hot hands wax therapy will be available throughout the event. Students will have the chance to win great prizes as they visit the various booths.

For more information
Contact: 
Health and Wellness Office
Phone: 
316-295-5561
E-mail: 
health@friends.edu

Alumna to Discuss Working Overseas Oct. 12

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Fri. 10/08/2010

The Friends University History and Political Science Club and Alumni Office will host Raschelle Scheppman as she speaks on “The Adventures and Rewards of Working Overseas” at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 in the William Penn Science Building, Room 100.

Scheppman was the first Iraq Support Unit Coordinator in Kuwait in 2003. She then served as Office Management Specialist (OMS) for the Iraq Regional Security Office in 2009. Scheppman currently works as the office manager for the Office of African Affairs in the U.S. Department of State.

For more information
Contact: 
Guangqiu Xu
Phone: 
316-295-5202
E-mail: 
xu@friends.edu

Among Friends: Sept. 29, 2010

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Wed. 09/29/2010

Friends University recognizes the academic accomplishments of our faculty, staff and students in our Web publication: Among Friends. If you would like to report a piece of news to Among Friends, email us at news@friends.edu.

For more information
Contact: 
Communications Office
Phone: 
316-295-5377

Backpack to Briefcase Focuses on Networking Oct. 6

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Wed. 09/29/2010

Friends University’s Campus and Career Transitions (CCT) Office and the Alumni Office will host a Backpack to Briefcase seminar that will educate students and graduates on the ins and outs of networking from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 6 in the Casado Campus Center’s Conference Room. Bert Jones and Crystal Hervey from Sunflower Bank will present “Networking Taking Action: The Art of Connecting with Employers” on networking etiquette and how to proceed once new contacts have been established.

For more information
Contact: 
Campus and Career Transitions Office
Phone: 
316-295-5832
E-mail: 
career@friends.edu

Topics Requested for 2011 Great Conversation!

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Tue. 09/21/2010

Due to today’s technology, conversing face-to-face about stimulating topics has been replaced with text messaging and online profiles. Friends University is pleased to revive the most historical form of exchange by assembling people from diverse backgrounds and experiences at Great Conversation! from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, 2011, at the Wichita Scottish Rite. To prepare for this conversation, organizers are asking for topic ideas for Wichita leaders to discuss and explore.

Party Candidates to Speak at Constitution Day Sept. 15

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Thu. 09/09/2010

Seven Kansas candidates running for the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House (District 4) and for the governor’s race will discuss how their campaigns and platforms fit into our constitutional system as part of Friends University’s Constitution Day program Sept. 15. Friends University’s Garvey Institute of Law will present “The Constitution and the 2010 Election” from 7 to 8:45 p.m. in Alumni Auditorium in the Davis Administration Building.

Candidates who are planning to attend include:

For more information
Contact: 
Communications Office
Phone: 
316-295-5377