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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. 

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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

Human Trafficking Survivor to Share Story at Friends University Sept. 13

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Tue. 09/04/2012

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. 

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Student Affairs Office
Phone: 
316-295-5832

Graham Colton in concert Sept. 7

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Sat. 09/01/2012

UPDATE: Due to weather, the concert will be held in Sebits Auditorium in Riney Fine Arts Center.

Singer-songwriter Graham Colton will be coming to Friends University for a free concert at 9 p.m. Sept. 7 on the Green Residence Hall lawn.

Colton has toured with John Mayer, Maroon 5, Dave Matthews Band, Train, The Wallflowers and pop superstar Kelly Clarkson. His latest album, “Coast Eyes,” is the follow-up to his 2008 album, “Here Right Now.”

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Phone: 
316-295-5832

Former Biggest Loser Father-Son Team to Visit Wichita

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Fri. 08/31/2012

Two of the most memorable contestants from season 11 of “The Biggest Loser” will be visiting Wichita Sept. 12-16 to share their message of health and hope. Their visit is being sponsored by Friends University, the Wichita YMCA and LifePoint Church in Valley Center.

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Communications Office
Phone: 
316-295-5713

Online Tickets and Payment Options Available 24/7

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Tue. 08/28/2012

Getting tickets to Friends University’s fine arts and athletic events is easier than ever with the online ticketing system that is now in place at friends.edu.

The system has been in place since August, and it’s working well for both the University and its customers, said Mackenzie Harting, fine arts event coordinator.

“The response has been very good. Customers want the option to purchase tickets when it is convenient for them, not just when the box office is open,” Harting said. 

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Communications Office
Phone: 
316-295-5713

Constitution Day Lecture to Explore Framers’ Intent

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Mon. 08/27/2012

With recent headlining debates on health care, gun control, wars, and presidential power, it seems like everyone is an expert on the Constitution. But Dr. Michael Austin might contend that no one truly knows our forefathers’ intent when they scribed the core laws of our country.

Dr. Austin, professor and provost of Newman University in Wichita, will speak on the “Framers’ Intent” during a Constitution Day lecture at 7 p.m. Sept. 17 in the Davis Administration Building’s Alumni Auditorium. The lecture is sponsored by the Garvey Institute of Law.

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Communications Office
Phone: 
316-295-5713

Register for Prairie Fire Races by Aug. 31 for Lowest Fees

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Fri. 08/24/2012

Friends University’s Run with Friends group is encouraging alumni, students, board of trustees members, faculty, staff and others affiliated with the University to participate in one of the Prairie Fire Marathon races Oct. 14.

The races will include a marathon, half marathon, Mayor’s 5K Challenge, Fun Run and Walk, and Youth Marathon. Register with Prairie Fire by Aug. 31 to take advantage of the lowest registration fee.  A Fit for Life Expo will also take place Saturday before the race, and volunteers are needed to staff the Friends University booth at the Expo. 

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Alumni Office
Phone: 
316-295-5900
E-mail: 
runwithfriends@friends.edu

Colvin Elementary School Enrichment Day at Friends

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Fri. 08/17/2012

Colvin Elementary School students will learn the importance of a college education from more than 300 Friends University freshmen and transfer students.

As part of the Week of Welcome Service Day Aug. 20, incoming Friends University students will have the opportunity to encourage and teach about 150 third-graders about the value of higher education.

“We’re really excited to bring this event to campus again this year,” said Brett McLaughlin, coordinator of residence life at Friends University. “Last year’s event was a huge success, and this year promises to be even better.”

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Communications Office
Phone: 
316-295-5713

Google Brings Street View Trike Technology to Friends University Campus

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Wed. 08/08/2012

The world will soon get a closer, more detailed view of Friends University thanks to some of the latest technology from Google. 

Google Street View and the Street View Trike visited Wichita July 30 to shoot images of streets and pedestrian pathways throughout the University’s campus. The Trike is a three-wheel pedi-cab with a camera system on top that explores and captures some of the world’s most interesting places that aren’t accessible by cars, including universities, zoos, theme parks and more.

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Communications Office
Phone: 
316-295-5713