Wichita’s foremost expert on the Civil Rights Movement in Wichita will be featured on CSPAN2 Book TV June 2-3.
“The network will feature Wichita historians/authors, including me,” said Dr. Gretchen Eick, professor of history at Friends University. “I am interviewed about my book, ‘Dissent in Wichita,’ which begins with the first successful student-led sit-in in the United States here in Wichita in the summer of 1958.”
Kansas teachers will have the opportunity to sharpen their teaching skills and fulfill certification requirements during summer teaching education workshops offered at Friends University.
The workshops are offered at the Wichita campus, and the Lenexa and Topeka educational centers and include topics such as organizing the classroom, beginning Microsoft Publisher, “Making Math Engaging,” and “Brain Breaks = Happy Students.”
Classes are available throughout the summer on a first-come, first-served basis.
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
Harvey H. and Faye Bertholf McCoy Endowed Scholarship
Sheldon Louthan Award
Friends University will honor nearly 900 graduates throughout Kansas in several ceremonies on April 29 and May 5.
Graduates from the Lenexa Education Center will be honored at a ceremony at 11 a.m., April 29 at the Sheraton Overland Park Hotel at the Convention Center’s Cottonwood Ballroom.
Friends University’s Topeka Education Center will honor its graduates at a ceremony at 3:30 p.m., April 29 at the Capital Plaza Hotel and Convention Center in the Sunflower Ballroom.
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.