Tim O’Brien, author of the book “The Things They Carried,” will talk about his book from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, in rooms 101/102 of the Marriage and Family Therapy facility/Center on Family Living on the Friends University campus.
O’Brien’s book is a combination of interconnected, fictional short stories based on O’Brien’s own experiences while fighting in Vietnam. The book was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award.
Those familiar with the long-running show Survivor know that the challenges the competitors undergo are not for the faint of heart, and may assume that only an elite athlete could stand a chance of succeeding. Chad Crittenden, contestant on Survivor: Vanuatu, smashed that stereotype when it was revealed that he was competing with a prosthetic foot. He will use his experiences on the show to share his thoughts on Acknowledging Diverse Minds, Bodies and Spirits at 7:30 p.m. November 4 in the Casado Campus Center McKay Gymnasium.
Friends University has been awarded the Military Friendly School designation from G.I. Jobs, the premier magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. The 2012 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students.
Passersby and students at Friends University may have recently noticed a familiar sound emanating from atop the Davis Administration Building – a sound we haven’t heard for over two years.
The building’s clock tower is again keeping time and chiming its dulcet tones high above campus, warning students that class will start soon, signaling lunch and serenading faculty and staff on their way out the door at the end of a long day.
Friends University graduate Dr. Cliff Loesch, pastor of University Friends Meeting, has been honored with an additional, global ministry: serving for three years as presiding clerk of Friends United Meeting.
“It’s humbling that they asked me to do this,” Dr. Loesch, music education ’79, said of the volunteer position, which began in August.
If you are looking for links like campus email, Moodle and Self-service Banner under the Quick Links section of our home page, you may notice that Web Services is making an update to the Friends University website.
Friends University uses the Falcon Alert
system to disseminate timely notifications to users
via multiple communications channels including mobile text alerts and
email. The alert system notifies students at University
sites in Wichita, Topeka and Lenexa sites independently.
Friends University’s summer workshops for teachers begin May 31 and run through July. The workshops offer opportunities for pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade educators to recertify, in addition to learning new skills and sharpening old skills. View brochures of workshop offerings online at www.friends.edu/academics/teacher-education-workshops. Educators can attend workshops in Wichita, Lenexa, Topeka and Dodge City. Enroll today!