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Friends University Senior Selected as Truman Scholarship Finalist

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Wed. 08/25/2010

One of Friends University’s brightest minds was recognized as one of the nation’s brightest minds when he was selected as a finalist for the Truman Scholarship last spring.

Aaron Gurley, a senior in political science and history, was named as one of 60 nationwide finalists for one of the highest honor scholarships in the United States. The Truman Scholarship winner receives $30,000 toward graduate studies.

The rigorous process included a series of essay questions, resumes, questionnaires and interviews.

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New Cisco Networking Academy Security Course Offered

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Thu. 08/05/2010

The Cisco Networking Academy at Friends University will introduce the Security (CCNA Security) course this August that prepares participants for entry-level security career opportunities and the globally recognized Cisco CCNA Security certification. The CCNA Security class is a hands-on, career-oriented course with an emphasis on practical experience to help participants develop specialized security skills, along with critical thinking and complex problem-solving skills.

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Among Friends: July 30, 2010

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Fri. 07/30/2010

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.

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Education Workshop Participants Can Check Status of Grades Online

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Fri. 07/30/2010

Education workshop participants can now check the status of their grades online. A weekly update will be posted by the Friends University Registrar’s Office to show whether or not your grade has posted to your transcript. To access this information, click here.

Bookstore Announces Rent-A-Text Program

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Wed. 07/28/2010

The Friends University Bookstore will begin offering textbook rental services at the campus bookstore this fall. Rent-A-Text will offer students a rental option on textbooks – savings that represent 50 percent or more off the price of new textbooks.

“We are eager to launch Rent-A-Text because we are committed to providing students with affordable textbook choices,” said Michael Sullivan, bookstore manager. “Additionally, we believe Friends University may be the first institution of higher learning in the area to offer text rental both in-store and online.”

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316-295-5869

Davis Administration Building Undergoing Roof Repairs

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Fri. 05/28/2010

The majestic clock tower of the Davis Administration Building is a token of pride for the University as well as a local community landmark. Due to the summer 2009 hail storm, however, the building is undergoing some repairs.

The roof is comprised of slate, which could not withstand the severe hail storm. Beginning in April, workers have started working on the tower to replace the roof. Covered walkways and scaffolding can be seen on and around the tower as preventative measures for passersby until this work is completed. The roof repairs have an anticipated fall completion date.

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Among Friends: May 27, 2010

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Thu. 05/27/2010

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.

Kansas Association for Family and Marriage Therapy Awards
Each year, the Kansas Association of Marriage and Family Awards (KAMFT) Board chooses to recognize the work of therapists in Kansas. Two Friends University alumni and a director of the Lenexa’s Family Therapy Program received honors this year:

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Friends University Honors Psi Chi Inductees at Ceremony

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Thu. 05/20/2010

Friends University’s chapter of Psi Chi inducted its new members in an annual ceremony at 3 p.m. in the Marriage and Family Therapy building in April. Friends’ chapter has won the Model Chapter award twice and was awarded the 2008 National Chapter of the Year.

Students must be invited to join the organization and fulfill the requirements of acceptance, which includes an overall GPA of 3.4 and admittance in a psychology program for either undergraduates or graduates.

Inductees include:

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Faculty Members Receive Commencement Awards

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Thu. 05/13/2010

Each year, students at Friends University nominate full-time faculty members for the W.A. Young Award for Excellence in Teaching and adjunct faculty members for the Jan LaFever Adjunct Faculty Teaching Award.

Dr. Karyn Turla was presented with the W.A. Young Award, and Philip Wood received the Jan LaFever award at the 2010 commencement ceremony.

The W.A. Young Award began in 1963 in honor of Dr. Walter A. Young, who served as a faculty member, academic dean and then as president of Friends University from 1939 to 1946.

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Davis-Moore Puts ‘Pedal to Metal’ for Local Universities with Education Month

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Thu. 05/13/2010

In order to raise scholarship money during these difficult economic times, Davis-Moore Auto Group has declared May as Education Month. For every vehicle sold during the month, the group will donate $50 to university scholarship programs in Kansas. New car purchasers can choose which university the donation would benefit: Friends University, Emporia State University, Fort Hays State University, Newman University, Pittsburg State University or Wichita State University.

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