General

News Date: 
Wed. 04/03/2013

Friends University is partnering with Metropolitan Community College, Kansas City (MCC) and Neosho County Community College (NCCC) on articulation agreements that allow students to seamlessly transfer credits from both community colleges to Friends University.

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Contact: 
CAPS/Graduate Recruitment
Phone: 
316-295-5300
E-mail: 
learn@friends.edu
News Date: 
Tue. 03/05/2013

Friends University is helping to make the dream of a perfect prom night into a reality with the third annual Gown Town event. 

Area high school students are invited to attend Gown Town from 4 to 8 p.m. March 8, and 9 a.m. to noon March 9. Boys and girls will be able select from donated gowns, suits, and accessories that will be available free of charge. A seamstress will also be onsite to help with alterations. 

For more information
Contact: 
Communications Office
Phone: 
316-295-5713
News Date: 
Wed. 02/13/2013

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.

For more information
Contact: 
Communications Office
Phone: 
316-295-5713
E-mail: 
runwithfriends@friends.edu
News Date: 
Thu. 02/07/2013

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. 

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Contact: 
Communications Office
Phone: 
316-295-5713
News Date: 
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.

For more information
Contact: 
Deb McKedy
Phone: 
316-295-5548
E-mail: 
chili_cookoff@friends.edu
News Date: 
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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Contact: 
Communications Office
Phone: 
316-295-5713
News Date: 
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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Contact: 
Communications Office
Phone: 
316-295-5677
News Date: 
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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Contact: 
Communications Office
Phone: 
316-295-5677
News Date: 
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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Contact: 
Communications Office
Phone: 
316-295-5713
News Date: 
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. 

For more information
Contact: 
Communications Office
Phone: 
316-295-5677