Friends University President Dr. T.J. Arant today announced plans for expansion of the university’s footprint into the Delano Historic District.
“We are happy to announce a $3.5 million project that will include the renovation of a beautiful historic building on West Douglas,” Dr. Arant said. “You can’t build a historic building, but you can save one. Our hope is that we will be able to turn this beautiful building into a destination attracting our students and the community.”
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The following students were recognized at the 2012 Annual Awards Ceremony Tuesday, April 24, in Alumni Auditorium.
Harper Cole Outstanding Business Senior Award Erin Cooper
Harvey H. and Faye Bertholf McCoy Endowed Scholarship Katherine Haug
Friends University adjunct professor Seth Albin is one of 10 recipients of the Elijah Watt Sells Award, which recognizes outstanding performance on the Uniform CPA Examination by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has declared the week of April 16-22 as Kansas Private College Week throughout the state. This proclamation urges “all citizens to join in this observance by recognizing the important contributions of private college in the state.”
As part of Dr. T.J. Arant’s presidential inauguration Friday, March 30, Friends University will cancel classes that day from 1 to 5 p.m. and some University services will be unavailable from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. All University services will be unavailable from 1:30 to 5 p.m.
The Installation Ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. in Garvey Physical Education Center followed by a reception in Casado Campus Center.
For more information about inauguration activities, click here.
The excitement of Prom can all too often bring with it the stress of finding funds to purchase expensive formal attire, putting this rite of passage out of reach for many area students.
Gown Town, which will be held from 2-8 p.m. Friday, March 14 in the Friends University Casado Campus Center, will alleviate this burden. All area high school students, girls and boys, are invited to select from donated gowns, suits and accessories that will be available free of charge. Seamstresses will also be present to provide free on-site alterations.
As part of Cherry Carnival Week, Friends University welcomes students, staff, faculty, alumni and their families to attend the 14th annual Chili Cook-off from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, 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 will host the 2012 National History Day District 6 Competition on Feb. 24. Approximately 200 high-school and middle-school students, together with their teachers and parents, will participate in the competition. More than 30 professors, historians, specialists, and teachers serving as judges from other universities, museums, and schools in Wichita, in addition to Friends University professors and students, will participate in this event. This is the third year Friends University has hosted the event, and this year's theme is "Revolution, Reaction, Reform in History."
Hard work, patience and attention to detail have once again proved to be a winning combination.
It took more than a year of hard work from the people of Buckley Roofing and patience on the part of the Friends University community, until the roofing project on the Davis Administration Building was completed. But when all was said and done, the Associated General Contractors of Kansas gave the project a standing ovation, giving the Award of Excellence.
The award, now in its 23rd year, is awarded to state buildings, said Cleo Daugherty of Buckley Roofing.