Join Friends University’s Freddy Falcon, a variety of other Wichita-area mascots and the Friends University community for the 2nd Annual President's Run Saturday, April 6.
Participants will have the option of running the Falcon 5K Competitive Race or the non-competitive Mascot Mile Fun Run/Walk around Friends University’s beautiful campus and the surrounding Delano neighborhood. The 5K race will be a part of the upcoming Prairie Fire Spring Half Marathon in May.
Friends University has approved a modest 5 percent tuition increase for traditional undergraduate students in the College of Business, Arts, Sciences and Education (CBASE) for the 2013-14 academic year.
“The University has worked very hard in recent years to ensure our costs remain as reasonable as possible,” said Dr. T.J. Arant, president of Friends University.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.