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Annual Chili Cook-off Returns Feb. 7

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Tue. 02/05/2013

As part of Cherry Carnival Week, Friends University welcomes students, staff, faculty, alumni and their families to attend the 15th annual Chili Cook-off from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, 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.

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Contact: 
Deb McKedy
Phone: 
316-295-5548
E-mail: 
chili_cookoff@friends.edu

Alumnus to Serve as Super Bowl Official

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Wed. 01/30/2013

Friends University alumnus Steve Stelljes has spent much of his 60 years enforcing rules and ethical standards in sports.  On Sunday, he will take this lifelong endeavor to Super Bowl XLVII in Louisiana as the head linesman when the Baltimore Ravens take on the San Francisco 49ers.  Stelljes is a 1974 graduate of Friends University. 

Click here to read the Wichita Eagle’s recent story on the Derby native.

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Communications Office
Phone: 
316-295-5713

Alumna Deb Lutz Featured in Eagle

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Fri. 01/11/2013

Deb Lutz has devoted her life to helping at-risk children. It is a mission she started when she was a student at Friends University, and she has dedicated more than 30 years of her life to giving hope to children across the state of Kansas.

Read more about Deb Lutz in The Wichita Eagle.

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Communications Office
Phone: 
316-295-5677

La Salle University Students to Visit Friends for Language Program

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Fri. 01/04/2013

A group of 13 students from La Salle University in Cancun, Mexico, will be visiting Friends University for a cultural and language immersion program in January. 

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Communications Office
Phone: 
316-295-5677

Human Resource Program To Be Offered Online in January

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Tue. 11/20/2012

Beginning in January 2013, Friends University will offer its Human Resource Management (HRM) program through the convenience of online technology – a medium that fits well with the program’s mission and goals, said Kathy Slemp, HRM program director.

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Communications Office
Phone: 
316-295-5713

Three Alumnae Honored by Wichita Business Journal

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Mon. 12/17/2012

Three Friends University alumnae have been highlighted by The Wichita Business Journal as part of the newspaper’s Women in Business award. 

Doris Harms, a 1998 Business Management graduate, was recognized for her work in building her company, Electromech Technologies, a manufacturing company that specializes in electromechanical equipment for the aerospace industry. As president, Harms says she has built her career on being trustworthy. 

“You have to be accountable to people, to customers, to your board,” Harms said in the WBJ article. 

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Communications Office
Phone: 
316-295-5677

University Celebrates Adult Students Nov. 5-10

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Sat. 11/03/2012

While the college experience has its own set of opportunities and challenges for each student, Friends University recognizes the unique challenges for its nontraditional adult students.

For this reason, the University will be honoring its adult students as part of Nontraditional Student Recognition Week Nov. 5-10.

“The University appreciates the contributions of our adult students and the complex journey they take to balance all of life’s challenges to persist in obtaining their degree,” said Gary Rapp, assistant dean of Student Affairs at Friends University.

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Contact: 
Student Affairs
Phone: 
316-295-5838

Great Minds to Discuss Sustainability and Other Topics during 'Great Conversation!' Event

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Wed. 10/17/2012

The art of conversation is not lost at Friends University. In fact, the University is inviting the community to its third annual Great Conversation! event 5 p.m. Oct. 18 at the Wichita Scottish Rite, 332 E. First St. in Wichita.

Great Conversation! brings people from the community together for dinner and discussion on a broad range of compelling topics. 

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Contact: 
Great Conversation!
Phone: 
316-295-5820
E-mail: 
greatconversation@friends.edu

Friends Forum To Focus on Immigration Issues

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Tue. 10/02/2012

The ongoing debate about immigration is moving from our country’s borders and shores to Friends University as four of the best informed minds discuss the issue at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Davis Administration Building. 

This free public event, Immigration and the 2012 Election, will bring together Angela Ferguson, Sulma Arias, Emira Palacios, and Malcolm Harris. 

For more information
Contact: 
Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Phone: 
316-295-5503

Friends University Awarded Military Friendly Schools Title

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Tue. 09/18/2012

Victory Media, the premier media entity for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has named Friends University to the coveted Military Friendly Schools ® list. The 2013 Military Friendly Schools ® list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus. 

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Communications Office
Phone: 
316-295-5713