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 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 email@example.com.
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.