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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.