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.
Read more about Deb Lutz in The Wichita Eagle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In 2005, the U.S. Department of Justice reported that there have been more than 100,000 sex slaves in the United States since 2001.
In 2009, the University of Pennsylvania estimated that nearly 300,000 youth in the United States were at risk of being sexually exploited.
According to the United Nations, there are more than 2.5 million people globally who are forced into labor (including sexual exploitation) at any given time.