Friends University students, faculty, staff, alumni and members of the community will be helping fill the shortage in the Red Cross' blood supply during its blood drive Aug. 27. Donors can sign up to donate between 11:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., and the donation process usually takes about 15 minutes. Those interested should contact Megan Skaggs at email@example.com or 785-272-9595 ext 4303.
Summer-time renovations are bringing a new café to the Casado Campus Center and new gym floor graphics to the Garvey Physical Education Center.
Casado Campus Center
Friends University’s Casado Campus Center is receiving a face-lift this summer with renovations in the lower level.
The $350,000 project replaces Freddie’s Snack Bar with Jazzman’s Café and Bakery, and Sandella’s Flatbread Sandwiches.
Friends University biology professor Dr. Alan Maccarone is one of the nation's leading experts on egrets, and has spent most of his summers since 1990 studying the movements of the snowy white birds in Wichita. Friends University has funded research projects for three years.
UPDATE: July 2, 2012 – As of July 2, Rockcleft is open for business and non-residents are now allowed back in the area.
As of Wednesday, June 27, the wildfires in the Colorado Springs area are approximately one mile from Friends University's Rockcleft Camp. While the camp is still intact, the area has been evacuated and is closed until further notice.
Friends University recently honored two faculty members for their hard work and dedication to the University and its students. Nicole Pendleton, assistant professor of accounting, received the W.A. Young Award for Excellence in Teaching; and Bassam Jaradat, adjunct faculty in the Department of Business, Technology and Leadership, was awarded the Jan LaFever Award for Adjunct Teaching.
Friends University senior Jeremy Lyne earned top honors at the Great Plains Students’ Psychology Convention March 9-10 at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Mo.
Lyne, a psychology major and religion minor, presented his senior research paper, “Playing with Emotions: Is There a Correlation Between Depression and Video Game Usage?” and won first place in the category of undergraduate social psychology – empirical.
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.”
Friends University recognizes the academic accomplishments of our faculty, staff and students in our Web publication: Among Friends. If you would like to report news to Among Friends, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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