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Clock Tower to Brighten Traditional Tree Lighting

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Mon. 11/21/2011

A popular component of Wichita’s skyline – now restored to its full glory – will again be part of the Friends University Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.

The Friends University Davis Administration Building clock tower will be ablaze with festive lights as part of the annual holiday lighting ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 30 in the second floor of the Davis Administration.

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Contact: 
Gisele McMinimy
Phone: 
316-295-5809

Run with Friends Group to Take Part in Jingle Bell Run/Walk

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Fri. 11/18/2011

Friends University alumni, faculty, staff and students will participate in the second Run with Friends activity – the Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis Dec. 3.

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Contact: 
Friends University
Phone: 
316-295-5000
E-mail: 
runwithfriends@friends.edu

Friends University’s Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi Selected for National Honor

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Mon. 11/07/2011

In the fall of 2011, the executive committee of Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, selected Friends University’s Kappa Phi Chapter of for the “En el foco” webpage, which highlights yearly one of Sigma Delta Pi's 581 chapters nationwide to showcase member activities.

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Communications Office
Phone: 
316-295-5809

Big Read Author Will Visit Campus to Discuss Book Nov. 4

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Mon. 10/31/2011

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.

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Contact: 
Edmund Stanley Library
Phone: 
316-295-5880

More than Surviving

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Thu. 10/27/2011

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.

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Phone: 
316-295-5838
E-mail: 
rappg@friends.edu

Friends University Awarded Military Friendly School Title from G.I. Jobs

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Wed. 10/12/2011

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.

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Communications Office
Phone: 
316-295-5809

Open House to Highlight Library’s Updates and Renovations

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Wed. 09/07/2011

Friends University’s Edmund Stanley Library will be showcasing some summer renovations at an open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m. Sept. 19.

“We’ve made some major changes over the summer,” said Jeanette Parker, serials librarian. “We have new computers, new furniture and new arrangements.”

The open house will include guided tours, a scavenger hunt, games, refreshments and a drawing for a Kindle e-reader.

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Contact: 
Edmund Stanley Library
Phone: 
316-295-5880
E-mail: 
askmax@friends.edu

Davis Building Clock Chimes Again

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Thu. 09/01/2011

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. 

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Contact: 
Communications Office
Phone: 
316-295-5809

Loesch Named Presiding Clerk of Friends United Meeting

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Thu. 08/25/2011

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.

Dr. Cliff Loesch, pastor of University Friends 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.

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Contact: 
Gisele McMinimy
Phone: 
316-295-5809

Friends University Hosts Colvin Elementary Academic Enrichment Day

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Fri. 08/19/2011

Approximately 125 Colvin Elementary School third-graders will participate in a variety of campus activities as part of Friends University’s annual Week of Welcome Service Day, Aug. 22.

Colvin Elementary School students will learn the importance and excitement of attending college while interacting with approximately 300 incoming freshmen and transfer students.

For more information
Contact: 
Brett McLaughlin, Coordinator of Residential Development
Phone: 
316-295-5508
E-mail: 
brett_mclaughlin@friends.edu