As part of their Cherry Carnival Week, Friends University welcomes students, staff, faculty, alumni and their families to attend the 12th annual Chili Cook-off from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, in the Garvey P.E. Center Multipurpose Room. This free event has become popular in the campus community with more than 900 attendees last year. Participants can sample each booth’s chili and vote on best theme and best chili as well as snack on hot dogs, beverages and ice cream.
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 18, the Student Government Association, partnering with Community and Residential Development, sponsored a leadership conference followed by service projects. Around 70 students and staff participated.
The day started off at 11:30 a.m. on the Friends University campus with guest speaker, Craig Bay, G’92/M’96. Bay discussed his time at Friends University, being Christ-centered and seeking to understand, love and respect others. A three-course lunch was provided.
Keeping pace with a changing global employment environment and local employer needs, Friends University has added three new programs to its undergraduate majors: finance, forensic science and international business.
The finance program, which encompasses both global and domestic finance, will prepare students for a variety of fields, including investment, banking and financial management. Students will learn through case studies, trips to financial centers and simulations.
Friends University will be hosting its first-ever national football playoff game this Saturday, Nov. 17.
Falcon Football won last Saturday’s game against the University of St. Mary 35-6, earning the 2007 KCAC Championship and the team’s way into the first-round of the NAIA Championship. The Falcons finished the season with a conference record of 8-1 and an overall record of 9-1. Athletic Director Joe Zimmerman received word Sunday, Nov. 16, that the University’s bid to host the NAIA first-round game had been accepted.
Warren Farha of Eighth Day Books will present a lecture on Eastern Orthodox Worship at Friends University from 6 to 8 p.m. March 27 in room 304 of the Davis Administration Building. The lecture is free and open to the public.