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.
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:
Join the Friends University Campus and Career Transitions team Wednesday, Sept. 8, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the College of Adult and Professional Studies/Information Technology facility room 101 to polish up your networking skills.
Friends University will be offering individuals in the Coffeyville and Independence areas several on-ground or partly on-ground programs starting in October.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.”
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.