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'Ragamuffin' celebrates life of Christian artist, Friends grad

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Fri. 11/01/2013

One of Friends University’s most famous and talented graduates is the focus of the film, "Ragamuffin," which will make its debut at Wichita’s Orpheum Theater on Jan. 9, 2014. 

Rich Mullins, ’95, was one of Christian music’s brightest stars as a singer and songwriter. Some of his most legendary hits include "Awesome God" and "Sometimes by Step." 

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Family therapy professor at Lenexa Education Center earns award from peers

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Mon. 10/28/2013

Dr. Chris Habben, professor of Marriage and Family Therapy and Lenexa Site program director and clinical internship supervisor, was honored for his contributions and service to his profession with the Divisional Contribution Award from the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. 

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Faculty appear on local current affairs news show

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Fri. 10/25/2013

Two Friends University professors recently shared their expertise and opinions with viewers of the local news show “This Week in Kansas” on KAKE-TV. On Sept. 29, Dr. Russell Fox, professor of political science, discussed Kansas senator Jean Schodorf and her run for secretary of state. Dr. Malcolm Harris, professor of finance, was on the show Oct. 6 to discuss the first government shutdown in 17 years.

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Survivor to discuss recovery from depression, addiction

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Fri. 10/18/2013

From the depths of depression and addiction to a traveler on the road to recovery, Renee Yohe offers inspiration that speaks to the heart of too many people – young and old.

Renee Yohe

Yohe will share her story of drugs, depression and self-injury at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, in McKay Gymnasium on the lower level of the Casado Campus Center.

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Health and Wellness
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counseling@friends.edu

University to celebrate homecoming Oct. 18-19

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Thu. 10/17/2013

Friends University will be celebrating Homecoming Oct. 18-19. Homecoming festivities will include an expanded parade that will include community groups and several area marching bands, a tailgate party, the Saturday afternoon football game and alumni reunions.

The weekend will kick off with a Chamber Concert performance at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Riney Fine Arts Center’s Sebits Auditorium as well as an alumni dinner Friday evening.

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Foundations of Excellence program to kick-off at Friends University

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Wed. 10/02/2013

The John N. Gardner Institute for Excellence in Undergraduate Education has selected Friends University as one of only 12 four-year institutions nationwide to participate in its Foundations of Excellence Program beginning fall 2013. Headquartered in Brevard, N.C., the institute is led by John N. Gardner and Betsy O. Barefoot, who collectively have nearly 50 years of experience with educational policy and institutional reform. Gardner and Barefoot will be on the Friends University campus Oct. 3-4 to launch the program.

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Survivor of Burundi massacre to share story of healing

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Tue. 10/01/2013

Whether a trauma is borne from personal heartbreak or a global tragedy, the road to healing is often long and painful.

Dr. David Niyonzima, who survived a 1993 violent ethnic massacre in Burundi that killed eight of his students, will share his personal journey of healing and forgiveness from 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 7 in the Marriage and Family Therapy facility on Friends University’s Wichita campus.

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316-295-5629
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MFT_workshops@friends.edu

Retired narcotics officer fights drug prohibition

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Tue. 09/24/2013

Jack Cole is on a mission to redeem himself for destroying more than a thousand lives as an undercover narcotics investigator for the New Jersey State Police. 

He wasn’t a dirty cop. He didn’t break any laws. In fact, he says he ruined people’s lives in the course of his duty. 

“I can’t tell you how many folks I sent to prison that would have gone on to have productive lives had I not intervened,” Cole said as spokesman for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP). “Ultimately, you can get over an addiction, but you’ll never get over a conviction.” 

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Constitution Day presentation to feature 'You Be the Judge'

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Sun. 09/22/2013

The Hon. G. Joseph Pierron Jr. will be the featured presenter at Friends University’s Constitution Day program Sept. 23, 2013. The interactive lecture will begin at 7 p.m. in Alumni Auditorium, Davis Administration Building.

The presentation, titled “You Be the Judge,” will be led by Judge Pierron, with the audience playing the litigants, lawyers and judges in a re-creation of actual United States Supreme Court cases. Audience members do not need to prepare for the program.

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160 Students Help Raise Human Trafficking Awareness

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Thu. 09/19/2013

More than 160 Friends University students joined the Race for Freedom Sept. 7 in an effort to raise awareness and funds for ICT S.O.S., a Wichita group dedicated to combating human trafficking.

ICT S.O.S. serves as the liaison between professional groups – such as Street Outreach, EMCU and Youthville – who work with youths who are victims of human trafficking. 

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