Approximately 800 Friends University students are eligible for graduation this May. About 600 students are expected to walk in the graduation ceremony in Wichita Saturday, May 10, at INTRUST Bank Arena. About 70 graduates were recognized in a Topeka graduation ceremony at the Topeka Performing Arts Center May 4.
The following is a list of Friends University students who are eligible for graduation from all University locations. Graduation candidates are listed with their respective degrees and hometowns below.
Friends University will host two commencement ceremonies to celebrate graduates this May. Nearly 800 students are candidates for graduation, and many of them are expected to attend one of the following ceremonies:
Friends University Board of Trustees Chair Dr. John Lewis today announced the appointment of Dr. Darcy Zabel as Interim President for the University, following the resignation of President T.J. Arant.
Lewis said Dr. Arant offered his resignation during a special meeting of the board earlier today. The board accepted his resignation, which will be effective March 21. Dr. Arant has been president since July 1, 2011 when he succeeded Dr. Biff Green.
Most students who start or return to college as adults bring a wealth of experiences and knowledge with them, including professional training, volunteering or life experience. This knowledge and experience can translate into college credit so students may save money and graduate sooner.
The Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) program in Friends University’s College of Adult and Professional Studies works with bachelor-degree-seeking students to evaluate whether college credit can be earned for these experiences outside the classroom.
When Rod Dreher left his hometown of St. Francisville, La., his intention was to never look back. But fate and faith had other plans.
Dreher, a journalist and conservative culture critic, lived in Dallas, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, in pursuit of his passion for writing. He was living the life of his dreams. But his dreams changed when his sister, Ruthie Leming, was diagnosed with terminal cancer.
Join Friends University’s Freddy Falcon, a variety of other Wichita-area mascots and the community for the Friends University President’s Run Saturday, April 5. The event is organized by Friends University’s Run with Friends group, and the presenting sponsor is Armstrong Chamberlin Strategic Marketing.
Voices from the past will arise throughout the Friends University campus as part of the fifth annual National History Day Kansas District 6 Competition Feb. 28.
The event has grown in popularity for area middle and high school students during the past several years, going from less than 200 students to more than 255 already registered for this year’s event.
Friends University recently approved a modest 5 percent tuition increase for traditional undergraduate students in the College of Business, Arts, Sciences and Education (CBASE) for the 2014-15 academic year.
“Keeping our costs as reasonable as possible is something we consider very carefully each year,” said Dr. T.J. Arant, president of Friends University.
Some of the brightest young math minds in the state will be converging on Friends University Feb. 19 as part of the American Mathematics Competition (AMC) 10/12.
Middle school and high school students will have the opportunity to take a preliminary test, which could earn them a spot in regional and national competitions with the Mathematics Association of America.
“The main purpose is to spur interest in math,” said Dr. Nora Strasser, professor of math at Friends University and chair of the Division of Natural Science and Mathematics.
Friends University is pleased to announce the appointment of Deb Stockman as associate vice president of Institutional Advancement. Stockman’s primary responsibilities will be to oversee communications and brand management for the University.