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Aug 20

Intramural Kickoff Event

Green Residence Hall, Green Hall Lawn

student life Events

Intramural’s will have a marketing table set up to promote our upcoming events, event entry forms, and calendars for 2018-2019. Students can stop by to visit, signup for events, enter for a chance to win prizes, or they can stop by to take a break and play a lawn game or two. If there are any questions, please contact Allen Eberwein @ 316-295-5822.

Aug 20

Intramural Kickoff Event

Green Residence Hall, Green Hall Lawn

student life Events

Intramural’s will have a marketing table set up to promote our upcoming events, event entry forms, and calendars for 2018-2019. Students can stop by to visit, signup for events, enter for a chance to win prizes, or they can stop by to take a break and play a lawn game or two. If there are any questions, please contact Allen Eberwein @ 316-295-5822.

Aug 30

Chapel – Guy Chmieleski

Davis Administration Building, Alumni Auditorium

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Speaker: Guy Chmieleski
Guy joined the Friends University community during the summer of 2016. He is a happy husband and proud father of five beautiful kids. Guy has spent his entire career serving students and campus communities through various campus ministry roles. This is a response to God’s leading in his life, and he is motivated by the fact that college years are some of the most formative in all of life. Guy earned a Doctorate of Ministry in Spiritual Formation and Leadership from George Fox Evangelical Seminary in 2005. Guy has also authored three books: Noise.Hurry.Crowds.; CAMPUS gODS; and Shaping Their Future.

Sep 6

Chapel – Roy Moye III

Davis Administration Building, Alumni Auditorium

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Speaker: Roy Moye III
Roy Moye III is an emerging urban gospel artist with a heart for the Lord. He has a passion for making music that provides vibrant sounds, shares his personal testimony, and encourages others to seek a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Roy released his “Coming Back” EP in 2017 and recently released a Mixtape entitled “Praise on a Beat”. He has a passion for youth and currently serves in the Wichita Real Men Real Heroes organization. This organization provides role models for youth in an effort to build stronger communities. Above all, he is excited about what God is doing in his life and loves to share the gospel through song anywhere he can. Roy is committed to doing the Lord’s will and strives to live by Matthew 6:33; “But seek ye first the kingdom of God and all his righteousness; and all things shall be added unto you”.

Sep 13

Higher Education in Wichita: A Problem of Perceptions

Casado Campus Center, Atrium

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Does Wichita have an “anti-college” attitude? Perhaps; perhaps not. If there are negative perceptions, what exactly are the concerns? How should those who support the social and economic importance of higher education respond to these negative perceptions or learn from them?

Join us for a panel and roundtable discussion of higher education attitudes in Wichita along with local educators, political leaders, and business and community leaders.

For more information, contact Dr. Russell Fox at 316-295-5827 or Email him at foxr@friends.edu.

Sep 13

Chapel – Kaitlin Curtice

Davis Administration Building, Alumni Auditorium

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Speaker: Kaitlin Curtice
Kaitlin Curtice is a Native American Christian author, speaker and worship leader. As an enrolled member of the Potawatomi Citizen Band and someone who has grown up in the Christian faith, Kaitlin writes on the intersection of Native American spirituality, mystic faith in everyday life, and today’s Christian culture. She is the author of Glory Happening: Finding the Divine in Everyday Places (Paraclete Press) and a contributor to Sojourners, Relevant Magazine, the Mudroom blog, Patheos and she frequently blogs on her website at www.kaitlincurtice.com. Kaitlin has served on staff at a church, spoke at Wild Goose Festival, Listen to Your Mother, a national event that aspires to give motherhood a microphone and other events across the country. She studied social work at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville and currently lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband who is working on his Ph.D. in Political Science, two sons (6 & 4 years old) and a Weimaraner and Siberian Husky.

Sep 13

Higher Education in Wichita: A Problem of Perceptions

Casado Campus Center, Atrium

community Events

Does Wichita have an “anti-college” attitude? Perhaps; perhaps not. If there are negative perceptions, what exactly are the concerns? How should those who support the social and economic importance of higher education respond to these negative perceptions or learn from them?

Join us for a panel and roundtable discussion of higher education attitudes in Wichita along with local educators, political leaders, and business and community leaders.

For more information, contact Dr. Russell Fox at 316-295-5827 or Email him at foxr@friends.edu.

Sep 14

Auditions – Nutcraker

Riney Fine Arts Center and Sebits Fine Arts Addition, E16

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Friends University’s ballet program announces open auditions for a new production of The Nutcracker.
Auditions for experienced dancers ages 14 and older:
(If you have done pointe work, please bring your pointe shoes).
Friday, September 14th
5:00 – 6:30 pm
Auditions will be held in the Riney Fine Arts Building Studio E16. Please wear dance attire or clothes that allow you to move comfortably.
Rehearsals will begin October 5th and 6th.
For information and inquiries, please contact:
Andrea Vazquez-Aguirre
andrea_vazquez_aguir@friends.edu
316- 295-5848

Sep 15

Auditions – Nutcraker

Riney Fine Arts Center and Sebits Fine Arts Addition, E16

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Friends University’s ballet program announces open auditions for a new production of The Nutcracker.
Auditions for children age 6 to 8 years old:
Saturday, September 15th
11:00 am – Noon
(with or without dance training)
Auditions will be held in the Riney Fine Arts Building Studio E16. Please wear dance attire or clothes that allow you to move comfortably.
Rehearsals will begin October 5th and 6th.
For information and inquiries, please contact:
Andrea Vazquez-Aguirre
andrea_vazquez_aguir@friends.edu
316- 295-5848

Sep 15

Auditions – Nutcraker

Riney Fine Arts Center and Sebits Fine Arts Addition, E16

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Friends University’s ballet program announces open auditions for a new production of The Nutcracker.
Auditions for children and teenagers age 9-14 years old:
Saturday, September 15th
1:00 – 2:30 pm
(training preferable, but not required)
Auditions will be held in the Riney Fine Arts Building Studio E16. Please wear dance attire or clothes that allow you to move comfortably.
Rehearsals will begin October 5th and 6th.
For information and inquiries, please contact:
Andrea Vazquez-Aguirre
andrea_vazquez_aguir@friends.edu
316- 295-5848

Sep 15

Auditions – Nutcraker

Riney Fine Arts Center and Sebits Fine Arts Addition, E16

community Events

Friends University’s ballet program announces open auditions for a new production of The Nutcracker.
Auditions for Adults:
Saturday, September 15th
3:00 – 3:30 pm
Auditions will be held in the Riney Fine Arts Building Studio E16. Please wear dance attire or clothes that allow you to move comfortably.
Rehearsals will begin October 5th and 6th.
For information and inquiries, please contact:
Andrea Vazquez-Aguirre
andrea_vazquez_aguir@friends.edu
316- 295-5848

Sep 27

Chapel – Helen Rhee

Davis Administration Building, Alumni Auditorium

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Speaker: Helen Rhee
Rev. Dr. Rhee graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in history and earned a Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Philosophy at Fuller Theological Seminary. Before coming to Westmont in 2004, she served as pastor of Hana Church in Buena Park, Calif. and is an ordained minister of Free Methodist Church Santa Barbara. She specializes in early Christian history, especially second- and third-century Christian literature and theology, focusing on the diverging Christian self-identities in relation to Greco-Roman culture and society. Her books include “Early Christian Literature: Christ and Culture in the Second and Third Centuries,” “Loving the Poor, Saving the Rich: Wealth, Poverty, and Early Christian Formation,” and “Wealth and Poverty in Early Christianity.” She received the Bruce and Adaline Bare Teacher of the Year Award in Humanities in 2010 and the Faculty Researcher of the Year Award in 2014. In the fall 2016, she led the Westmont in East Asia program.

Oct 2

JR Fralick Concert

Riney Fine Arts Center and Sebits Fine Arts Addition, Sebits Auditorium

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Free and open to the public

Tenor JR Fralick has enjoyed great success in opera, orchestral works, recitals, and recently, cabaret. He performed operatic roles with regional companies in the United States as well as Italy and recorded Barber’s A Hand of Bridge with the Moscow Philharmonic in Russia. He has been a soloist with the Jerusalem Symphony, the Kansas City Symphony, the Toledo Symphony, and has sung Handel’s Messiah more than 70 times throughout the U.S. and most recently in South Africa.

Dr. Fralick is been a popular recital artist at many universities, churches, and arts organizations, and the exclusive Franz Schubert Institut in Austria; in 2016 he made his U.K. and South Africa recital débuts. While the music of Benjamin Britten and Russian songs and arias are his specialties, he has developed a passion for cabaret and other popular styles and has been the featured singer in theater and dance programs at Cleveland Fusion-Fest, Cleveland Public Theatre, and in the Cleveland Playhouse’s Cabaret Samplers. He is a regular guest artist with the Austin-based “Classical Band” REVEL and has sung Britten’s 5 Canticles in recital many times with Todd Wilson and members of the Cleveland Orchestra.

JR Fralick studied music education at Friends University, music history at Kansas State University, Vocal Performance and Pedagogy at The Ohio State University, and earned Vocology Certification at the National Center for Voice.

He currently teaches voice and coordinates the newly developed Vocal Pedagogy Emphasis at Baldwin Wallace Conservatory in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Fralick has also taught at Millikin University in Illinois and at the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival in Alaska and the InterHarmony International Music Festival in Italy. He is an active member of NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing), PAVA (Pan American Vocology Association) and has served on the Board of Cleveland’s Art Song Festival. He regularly gives master class and workshops on singing, vocal pedagogy, and Russian music. Dr. Fralick loves food and travel, having eaten in 27 different countries. He resides in Cleveland, Ohio, with his partner Jeremy Rettger and their two adorable miniature dachshunds, Feronia and Minerva.

Oct 4

Homecoming Chapel – James Bryan Smith

Davis Administration Building, Alumni Auditorium

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Speaker: James Bryan Smith (HOMECOMING CHAPEL)
James Bryan Smith is a theology professor at Friends University in Wichita, KS and a writer and speaker in the area of Christian spiritual formation. He also serves as the director of the Christian Spiritual Formation Institute at Friends University. A founding member of Richard J. Foster’s spiritual renewal ministry, Renovaré Smith is an ordained United Methodist Church minister and has served in various capacities in local churches. Smith is also the author of A Spiritual Formation Workbook, Devotional Classics (with Richard Foster), Embracing the Love of God, Rich Mullins: An Arrow Pointing to Heaven and Room of Marvels.

Oct 5

Show Me the Money

Garvey Art Center, 116

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This free event helps high school juniors and seniors prepare an art portfolio to apply for art scholarships. Students work on their portfolios in graphics, studio art, media or art education. Professional speakers, as well as current students and faculty, lead participants through the process.
This year’s guest speaker will be Dominic “Dangerdom” Flask, product Illustrator at Coinbase. Flask is a designer and illustrator who works hard to make the world a beautiful and more interesting place to live in…one small piece at a time. He has crafted delightful pixels for the likes of Dropbox, Uber, Facebook, Google and a wide variety of technology startups.
Lunch will be provided. To register, please call 316-295-5548.
More info can be found at www.friends.edu/featured-events/visual-arts/show-me-the-money

Oct 5

Entrepreneur’s Workshop – Innovations in Business Start-ups

Olive White Garvey Business and Technology Building, 103

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Innovations in Business Start Ups
You will learn from successful business people telling their story. Learn how to find bargains – equipment, supplies, business tools, software, leasing space. Learn how Design thinking effects your business model and should you go with: Virtual vs. Brick/mortal; Google vs. buying servers or Subscriptions services. Learn how to Iterate the business model often and how to talk and Listen to your customer. Finally you will consider outsourcing opportunities HR, IT, Accounting, Marketing rather than doing it all in-house.
For more information: https://www.friends.edu/academics/departments-degree-programs/professional-education/ or contact Floyd Saunders floyd_saunders@friends.edu

Oct 6

TEDxFriendsU Event

Davis Administration Building, Alumni Auditorium

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Theme: Rise to the Call: Faith, Friends, Future
When: Homecoming Weekend, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018
Time: 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Alumni Auditorium, Davis Administration Building

IMPORTANT NOTE:  THIS EVENT HAS HIT THE MAXIMUM ATTENDANCE ALLOWED BY TEDx. 

Friends University will host its first TEDx event Saturday, Oct. 6. The TEDxFriendsU event will be centered around the theme – “Rise to the Call: Faith, Friends, Future,” based on Friends’ tagline.

The following people are among those scheduled to speak:

  • Suzanna Mathews, founder of The Date Maven, will speak on the need to experience love, social connections and compassion.
  • Dr. Jerree Forbes, CEO at The Forbes Group LLC, will explore trends in brain technology to illuminate its use in learning, memory and an enhanced life.
  • Andrea Stang, founder of The Hive, will share her story about how she is helping college educated women under the age of 45 feel supported, inspired and engaged to move our community forward.

The event will also feature two TED video talks.

TEDx events are independently organized and are given a free license from TED. Designed to empower communities, TEDx events are multidisciplinary and feature a variety of local speakers, who give brief presentations.

Oct 11

Free Community Dance Class

Riney Fine Arts Center and Sebits Fine Arts Addition, D8

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Friends University will be hosting a free community dance class Thursday, Oct. 11th 2018.
Kathryn Alter, from the Limón Institute in New York, will be teaching the Limón technique. This technique is divided among various physical extremes: fall and recovery, rebound, weight, suspension, succession and isolation. Ages 6 to 13 should come from 5-6:20p.m. and ages 14 to adult should come 7-8:20 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Oct 11

Free Community Dance Class

Riney Fine Arts Center and Sebits Fine Arts Addition, E16

community Events

Friends University will be hosting a free community dance class Thursday, Oct. 11th 2018.
Kathryn Alter, from the Limón Institute in New York, will be teaching the Limón technique. This technique is divided among various physical extremes: fall and recovery, rebound, weight, suspension, succession and isolation. Ages 6 to 13 should come from 5-6:20p.m. and ages 14 to adult should come 7-8:20 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Oct 12

Entrepreneur’s Workshops – Essentials of Business Ownership

Olive White Garvey Business and Technology Building, 103

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Featured Speaker: Jandrea Blumanhorst, AGH CPAs & Advisors
In this ½ day workshop you will learn the keys to starting a business including finding a niche for your business, how to turn your ideas into a business plan. The workshop also including the Legal organization, accounting, tax considerations, and regulatory Issues you need to be aware of. You will learn a simple way to draft a business plan and why you need an advisory board.
For more information: https://www.friends.edu/academics/departments-degree-programs/professional-education/ or contact Floyd Saunders floyd_saunders@friends.edu

Oct 25

Apprentice Gathering Chapel – Greg Boyd

Davis Administration Building, Alumni Auditorium

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Speaker: Greg Boyd
Greg Boyd is an internationally recognized theologian, preacher, teacher, apologist and author. He received his Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary, his M.Div. from Yale Divinity School, and his B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Minnesota. He was a professor of theology for 16 years at Bethel University (St. Paul, MN) where he received the Teaching Excellence Award and Campus Leadership Award. Greg is the co-founder of Woodland Hills Church in St. Paul, Minnesota where he serves as Senior Pastor, speaking to thousands each week. Greg has authored or co-authored 22 books and numerous academic articles, including his best-selling and award-winning Letters From a Skeptic and his recent books Crucifixion of the Warrior God and Cross Vision. His apologetic writings and public debates on the historical Jesus and the problem of evil have helped many skeptics embrace faith, and his writings and seminars on spiritual transformation have had a revolutionary, freeing impact on thousands of believers.

Oct 26

Reception – Dallas Willard Chair Installation

Davis Administration Building, Third Floor Lobby

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We are excited to invite you to a special event during The Apprentice Gathering this year: the installation of James Bryan Smith as the first professor to hold the Dallas Willard Chair for Christian Spiritual Formation.
Alumni Auditorium, Friends University’s campus
Friday, October 26, 2018
7:30pm
Dessert and coffee will be served following the ceremony
No RSVP required

Nov 1

Chapel

Davis Administration Building, Alumni Auditorium

student life Events

Speaker: Mark Yaconelli
Mark Yaconelli is a writer, speaker, retreat leader, spiritual director, community activist, youth worker, storyteller, disco dancer, husband, and father. He is the founder and executive director of The Hearth: Real Stories by Regular Folks, a registered non-profit that assists cities and service-based agencies in producing personal storytelling events designed to help communities and individuals deepen relationships and cultivate compassion. Mark is in demand as a speaker and retreat leader. He speaks to a variety of audiences each year across North America and the United Kingdom. Mark spent 20 years working with young people and the people who serve them in congregational, camp, and conference settings. In 1996, he co-founded the Youth Ministry and Spirituality Project at San Francisco Theological Seminary, a grant funded project that sought to test the integration of contemplative practice and awareness within congregational youth ministry programs. He directed that project from 1996 to 2006. Mark is the author of The Gift of Hard Things (IVP 2016), Wonder, Fear, and Longing (Zondervan 2009), Downtime (Zondervan 2008), Growing Souls (2007 Zondervan), and Contemplative Youth Ministry (2006 Youth Specialties). Mark Yaconelli holds an MA in Christian Spirituality from the Graduate Theological Union and a Graduate Diploma in the Art of Spiritual Direction from San Francisco Theological Seminary. Mark lives in Southern Oregon with his wife Jill, and their three children–Noah, Joseph, and Grace.

Nov 1

Intramural 3v3 Basketball League

Casado Campus Center, Gym

student life Events

Students, Faculty, and Staff have the opportunity to play against each other in a 3v3 basketball league. The participants are competing for championship t-shirts. This is a great opportunity to relieve some stress and have a little fun. If you have any questions, please contact Allen Eberwein @ 316-295-5822.

Nov 8

Chapel – Tracy Balzer

Davis Administration Building, Alumni Auditorium

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Speaker: Tracy Balzer
Tracy is the author of three books, the most recent being Permission to Ponder: Contemplative Wisdom for the Spiritually Distracted (Leafwood Publishers, 2015). Her interests include teaching and writing about Celtic Christianity, leading adult spiritual pilgrimages to N. Ireland and Scotland, calligraphy, and discussing books and movies. Tracy received her undergraduate degree from Seattle Pacific University, and her Masters of Ministry degree from John Brown University, where she has served as Director of Christian Formation for 21 years. Her husband, Cary, is a theology professor at JBU; other important people include their two daughters and sons-in-law, and their new granddaughter, Lizzy.

Nov 8

Intramural 3v3 Basketball League

Casado Campus Center, Gym

student life Events

Students, Faculty, and Staff have the opportunity to play against each other in a 3v3 basketball league. The participants are competing for championship t-shirts. This is a great opportunity to relieve some stress and have a little fun. If you have any questions, please contact Allen Eberwein @ 316-295-5822.

Nov 15

Chapel – Haley Alloway

Davis Administration Building, Alumni Auditorium

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Speaker – Haley Alloway
Haley earned a B.A. in Religion and Philosophy with an emphasis in Christian Spiritual Formation from Friends University in 2012 before pursuing a M.Div. focusing on Collegiate Ministry and Spiritual Formation at Truett Seminary. Her passions and hobbies include playing softball, watching college football, eating chips and queso, talking about the enneagram, and playing and cuddling with her dog, Scout.

Nov 15

Intramural 3v3 Basketball League

Casado Campus Center, Gym

student life Events

Students, Faculty, and Staff have the opportunity to play against each other in a 3v3 basketball league. The participants are competing for championship t-shirts. This is a great opportunity to relieve some stress and have a little fun. If you have any questions, please contact Allen Eberwein @ 316-295-5822.

Nov 30

Entrepreneur’s Workshop Demystifying Digital Marketing

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Demystifying Digital Marketing Learn to develop a digital marketing strategy that supports your business goals. Discover how to maximize your online presence on Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube – Get your Business Online. The course also includes a focus on Social Media Automation, Social for customer services, and Social for PR. You’ll walk away with practical tools you can implement immediately.

Canceled

Jan 17

Chapel – Ken Stoltzfus

Davis Administration Building, Alumni Auditorium

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Speaker: Ken Stoltzfus
The new dean of the College of Business, Arts, Sciences and Education is Dr. Ken Stoltzfus, who previously served as professor and chair of the Department of Social Work at Samford University. Dr. Stoltzfus received his Ph.D. in Social Welfare from Case Western Reserve University, his Master of Social Work from Temple University and his bachelor’s degree from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Stoltzfus has worked as a counselor and administrator at human service agencies, including a residential substance abuse treatment facility, a faith-based addiction treatment clinic and a community-based mental health program. He received a Fulbright Lecturing/Research Award in 2010. His research interests include substance abuse, spirituality/religion and social work in the former Soviet Union. He is currently an associate editor of “Social Work and Christianity: An International Journal.”

Jan 17

FACE Recruitment Party

Casado Campus Center, Atrium

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Students can come learn more about FACE including what we do, how to join, and ask current Board members any questions! There will be food and drinks provided. Please contact Amanda Claxton at amanda_claxton@friends.edu with any questions about the event!

Jan 24

Chapel – Brandon Redic- MLK Jr Celebration

Davis Administration Building, Alumni Auditorium

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Brandon is the Lead Pastor at The Bridge Church in Wichita, Kansas. Brandon hails from Waxahachie, Texas, which is 20 minutes south of Dallas.
After high school graduation, he attended Texas A&M University and graduated with honors in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
Brandon also is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary, where he earned a master’s degree in theology with a focus in pastoral ministries. During his last year of seminary, Brandon was selected to preach during Senior Chapel by his professors.
This opportunity is only afforded to four men out of the entire seminary.

His ministry experience includes more than 10 years as a minister of music in churches in the DFW metroplex. Churches of all colors and denominations have invited him to preach at numerous revivals and conferences. He also has served as a director of Christian education. In 2014, he was appointed to assistant pastor at Christ Willing Workers’ Baptist church in Dallas.

Jan 31

Intramural 5v5 Basketball League

Casado Campus Center, Gym

student life Events

Students, faculty, and staff have the opportunity to try their hands at playing basketball. This league gives them the opportunity to play twice a week and the winning team at the end of the league will receive a champion t-shirt. If you have any questions, please contact Allen Eberwein @ 316-295-5822.

Feb 5

Intramural 5v5 Basketball League

Casado Campus Center, Gym

student life Events

Students, faculty, and staff have the opportunity to try their hands at playing basketball. This league gives them the opportunity to play twice a week and the winning team at the end of the league will receive a champion t-shirt. If you have any questions, please contact Allen Eberwein @ 316-295-5822.

Feb 6

Chili Cook-Off

Garvey Physical Education Center, Multipurpose Room

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Students, Staff, Faculty, and members of the community are invited to come vote on chili followed by a dinner including chili, hot dogs, chips, mac and cheese, and cinnamon rolls. Please contact Amanda Claxton at amanda_claxton@friends.edu with any questions about the event!

Feb 7

Chapel – Neal Plantinga

Davis Administration Building, Alumni Auditorium

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Cornelius Plantinga, Jr. is senior research fellow at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and president emeritus of Calvin Theological Seminary. Neal was Dean of the Chapel from 1996 to 2001 at Calvin College and served as professor (1979 to 1996) and president (2001-2011) at Calvin Theological Seminary. He writes for the Worship Institute and participates in its major events as a speaker or as a host for other speakers. For more than a decade Neal co-hosted a summer seminar for preachers on reading for preaching in connection with The Center for Excellence in Preaching at Calvin Theological Seminary. His latest book is Reading for Preaching: The Preacher in Conversation with Storytellers, Biographers, Poets, and Journalists (Eerdmans).
Neal preaches and speaks regularly and also writes articles and books.
Neal is married to Kathleen. They have two sons, two daughters-in-law, and five grandchildren.

Feb 7

Sing it! Music Festival

Davis Administration Building, Alumni Auditorium

fine arts Events

The Singing Quakers, Concert Choir and Jazz Vocal Ensemble will share the stage with some of Kansas’ top high school choirs for this day-long festival. For more information, please call 316-295-5677.

The evening concert will be at 7:30 p.m. in Sebits Auditorium and will feature guest conductor, Tesfa Wondemagegnehu.
Adults: $6 | Senior & Students: $3

Feb 7

Intramural 5v5 Basketball League

Casado Campus Center, Gym

student life Events

Students, faculty, and staff have the opportunity to try their hands at playing basketball. This league gives them the opportunity to play twice a week and the winning team at the end of the league will receive a champion t-shirt. If you have any questions, please contact Allen Eberwein @ 316-295-5822.

Feb 12

Intramural 5v5 Basketball League

Casado Campus Center, Gym

student life Events

Students, faculty, and staff have the opportunity to try their hands at playing basketball. This league gives them the opportunity to play twice a week and the winning team at the end of the league will receive a champion t-shirt. If you have any questions, please contact Allen Eberwein @ 316-295-5822.

Feb 14

Chapel-Juice (Joseph Sutton)

Davis Administration Building, Alumni Auditorium

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Comedian|Actor|MC|Host Joseph Sutton AKA Juice has been entertaining people since the day he was able to speak. Since that time Juice has traveled all over the country performing in a variety of venues such as Churches, Youth Events, Conferences, Comedy Clubs, Block Parties, Colleges, Schools, and State Fairs. He has also been nominated for the Kingdom Image Awards ‘National Comedian Of The Year.’ Juice has shared the stage with a numerous number of comedians such as Clean christian comic sensation Michael Jr., Dave Chappell, Tony baker, Shed G, Steve Brown, Kirk McHenry, Comedian Akintunde, Social Media phenomenon KevOnStage and many more. Juice Currently works full time in Comedy and Acting and is now a Live Game Day Entertainer for the Minnesota Timberwolves(NBA).

Juice brings a home-style energetic type of comedy to the table. What makes his comedy great is its suitable for all ages, he likes to bring positive comedy to the stage and flip real life issues and problems and make them into something people can laugh about. He also brings a different angle to comedy by integrating musical performances with his jokes. Juice recently released the 1st comedy music album in the MidWest and the 4th in the country. Juice not not only performs traditional stand up but creates funny songs with jokes and punch lines in the music. What makes his comedy stand out is that with every set he brings he loves to leave his audience with a positive message or “Comedy With A Purpose”. His set will leave you encouraged, empowered, and most importantly laughing.

Juice is also a Youtube Partner with his very own Channel (Juice The Comedian). He also has a podcast called “Keeping it 100 w/ Juice & Dre on Soundcloud.

Feb 14

Intramural 5v5 Basketball League

Casado Campus Center, Gym

student life Events

Students, faculty, and staff have the opportunity to try their hands at playing basketball. This league gives them the opportunity to play twice a week and the winning team at the end of the league will receive a champion t-shirt. If you have any questions, please contact Allen Eberwein @ 316-295-5822.

Feb 19

Intramural 5v5 Basketball League

Casado Campus Center, Gym

student life Events

Students, faculty, and staff have the opportunity to try their hands at playing basketball. This league gives them the opportunity to play twice a week and the winning team at the end of the league will receive a champion t-shirt. If you have any questions, please contact Allen Eberwein @ 316-295-5822.

Feb 21

Chapel-Candy Gibson

Davis Administration Building, Alumni Auditorium

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Candy Gibson is the Director of Marketing and Strategic Partnerships for World Impact, Inc. She has been a missionary with the organization since 2006. Her passion for the city began when she was 13 and has never subsided! God put a call on her life at a young age and she responded, that response led her to Moody Bible Institute and then to World Impact. She has had the honor of being a church planter, a youth leader, a camp counselor, an incarnational missionary, and now oversees all print and digital media for an amazing organization. Oh, and she loves coffee, art and Parks and Rec.

Feb 21

Intramural 5v5 Basketball League

Casado Campus Center, Gym

student life Events

Students, faculty, and staff have the opportunity to try their hands at playing basketball. This league gives them the opportunity to play twice a week and the winning team at the end of the league will receive a champion t-shirt. If you have any questions, please contact Allen Eberwein @ 316-295-5822.

Feb 26

Intramural 5v5 Basketball League

Casado Campus Center, Gym

student life Events

Students, faculty, and staff have the opportunity to try their hands at playing basketball. This league gives them the opportunity to play twice a week and the winning team at the end of the league will receive a champion t-shirt. If you have any questions, please contact Allen Eberwein @ 316-295-5822.

Feb 28

Chapel-Chris Heuertz

Davis Administration Building, Alumni Auditorium

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Chris Heuertz is an author, speaker, Enneagram coach, non-profit consultant, and anti-human trafficking activist.

He is a contemplative activist, ecclesial provocateur, curator of unlikely friendships, instigator for good, witness to hope, and clergy for common people.

Feb 28

Intramural 5v5 Basketball League

Casado Campus Center, Gym

student life Events

Students, faculty, and staff have the opportunity to try their hands at playing basketball. This league gives them the opportunity to play twice a week and the winning team at the end of the league will receive a champion t-shirt. If you have any questions, please contact Allen Eberwein @ 316-295-5822.

Mar 1

Art Challenge

Casado Campus Center, Atrium

fine arts Events

Join the Friends University Art Department for the 14th annual Art Challenge. This event consists of a juried art competition, professional artists’ workshops and hands-on competitions for students. The competitive exhibition is designed to recognize artistic talent at the high-school level (grades 9-12) within the state of Kansas and can even leat to scholarship offers. For more information, please call 316-295-5548.

Mar 1

Art Challenge

Garvey Physical Education Center, Multipurpose Room

fine arts Events

Join the Friends University Art Department for the 14th annual Art Challenge. This event consists of a juried art competition, professional artists’ workshops and hands-on competitions for students. The competitive exhibition is designed to recognize artistic talent at the high-school level (grades 9-12) within the state of Kansas and can even leat to scholarship offers. For more information, please call 316-295-5548.

Mar 1

Art Challenge

Casado Campus Center, Gym

fine arts Events

Join the Friends University Art Department for the 14th annual Art Challenge. This event consists of a juried art competition, professional artists’ workshops and hands-on competitions for students. The competitive exhibition is designed to recognize artistic talent at the high-school level (grades 9-12) within the state of Kansas and can even leat to scholarship offers. For more information, please call 316-295-5548.

Mar 1

Art Challenge

Olive White Garvey Business and Technology Building, 103

fine arts Events

Join the Friends University Art Department for the 14th annual Art Challenge. This event consists of a juried art competition, professional artists’ workshops and hands-on competitions for students. The competitive exhibition is designed to recognize artistic talent at the high-school level (grades 9-12) within the state of Kansas and can even leat to scholarship offers. For more information, please call 316-295-5548.

Mar 1

Art Challenge

Garvey Art Center, 105

fine arts Events

Join the Friends University Art Department for the 14th annual Art Challenge. This event consists of a juried art competition, professional artists’ workshops and hands-on competitions for students. The competitive exhibition is designed to recognize artistic talent at the high-school level (grades 9-12) within the state of Kansas and can even leat to scholarship offers. For more information, please call 316-295-5548.

Mar 1

Art Challenge

Garvey Art Center, 116

fine arts Events

Join the Friends University Art Department for the 14th annual Art Challenge. This event consists of a juried art competition, professional artists’ workshops and hands-on competitions for students. The competitive exhibition is designed to recognize artistic talent at the high-school level (grades 9-12) within the state of Kansas and can even leat to scholarship offers. For more information, please call 316-295-5548.

Mar 5

Intramural 5v5 Basketball League

Casado Campus Center, Gym

student life Events

Students, faculty, and staff have the opportunity to try their hands at playing basketball. This league gives them the opportunity to play twice a week and the winning team at the end of the league will receive a champion t-shirt. If you have any questions, please contact Allen Eberwein @ 316-295-5822.

Mar 7

Chapel-Kantis Simmons

Davis Administration Building, Alumni Auditorium

community Events

Kantis Simmons is a highly requested Keynote Speaker, Author and Leading Authority on School Success and STEM Education.

For the last 13 years, his mission has been to forestall the academic failure epidemic and STEM career decline sweeping across America’s schools and colleges.

With more than 25 years in school, 3 advanced scientific degrees, and more than a decade of working in the lab solving scientific problems for Mobil Chemical, NASA and CIBA Vision, today he travels the world solving the problems of students, parents, educators, schools, and colleges by delivering speeches, creating courses, and writing books.

Born with a birth defect, audiences readily respond when Kantis shares his humorous and proven 7.25 Finger Secrets on academic success, college readiness, teacher motivation and STEM education.

Mar 21

Chapel-Poor Bishop Hooper-The Golgatha Experience

Davis Administration Building, Alumni Auditorium

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Weaving a patchwork of melodies atop an upright bass and a guitar, Poor Bishop Hooper began as a duo. As their love for one another and for the Lord increased, they were called to further steward their gifts for God’s glory, and in increasingly unique ways. Though they still often perform simple tunes in simple places, a vibrant musical ministry has developed around them. It ranges from full band, heavy mood moments like that in the Golgotha Experience, to string and vocal laden scores like that in Firstborn. They’ve performed for thousands around the country, in the largest of concert halls to the smallest of living rooms. They’ve been commissioned to write music by distinguished art museums, underground ministries, and independent artists. Their hearts for the Creator and the endless and bountiful inspiration he provides are ever growing. In turn, their creative projects follow his leading.

Mar 21

LEGO Night

Casado Campus Center, Gym

student life Events

Students can come enjoy a throwback LEGO Night with all kinds of activities built around LEGOs. There will be plenty of fun food and drinks provided! Please contact Amanda Claxton at amanda_claxton@friends.edu with any questions about the event!

Apr 5

Main Hall – Kansas Association of Teacher Educators

Olive White Garvey Business and Technology Building, 103

community Events

9:45 – 10:25 a.m.
Room 103
Setting the Brain Up for Success
Dr. Sheryl Erickson, Southwestern College
Meg Calvin, Southwestern College
“Our brain does not have the bandwidth to handle all we are throwing at it in 2019” – Ruby Wax. Learners suffer from frazzled brain; they have difficulty focusing, empathizing, and being creative. We will focus on reasons behind this exhaustion and how educators can make adjustments to help set learners up for success.
10:30 – 11:10 a.m.
Room 103
Personalizing Instruction through Social and Emotional Learning
Dr. Charlsie Prosser, Baker University
Hannah Greer, Baker University
Margaret Hempleman, Baker University
How to prepare educators to effectively incorporate social and emotional learning from theory to application will be shared through multiple perspectives. Personalizing learning emphasizing the importance of relationships, relatability, and support will be modeled through “My Story, Your Story, Their Story, Our Story” approach.
AFTERNOON PRESENTATION AND Q&A SESSION
1:00 – 2:15 p.m. Room 103
Kansas Teacher Preparation Programs and School Redesign
Tammy Mitchell, KSDE Elementary Redesign Specialist
Jay Scott, KSDE Secondary Redesign Specialist
Q&A panel including Dr. Linda Feldstein, FHSU and moderated by Dr. Gary Andersen

Apr 5

Kansas Association of Teacher Educators-Session 1:Grading Practices & Reporting Learner Progress

Olive White Garvey Business and Technology Building, 100

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Grading Practices and Reporting Learner Progress
Linda Feldstein, Ed. D., Fort Hays State University
Few aspects of the education profession are as ubiquitous as grading. But are we preparing our pre-service teachers to implement grading practices that can improve students’ engagement in and ownership of learning? Join me in discussing the theory and practice of improved and more equitable grading practices.

Apr 5

Kansas Association of Teacher Educators: Sessopm 1-Experiences of A First Year University Pre-Service Teacher with Disgraphia

Olive White Garvey Business and Technology Building, Conference Room

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The Experiences of a First Year University Pre-Service Teacher with Dysgraphia: A Case Study
Sarah E. Broman, Ph.D., Fort Hays State University
Jacob Petree, Fort Hays State University
Students are three times more likely to have learning disabilities in written expression than any other type of disability. In this session, attendees will learn how pre-service teachers with dysgraphia navigate themselves through teacher preparation programs. Participants will learn strategies to help students with dysgraphia succeed in post-secondary environments.

Apr 5

Kansas Association of Teacher Educators: Session I-A STEM Teacher Prep Program for Rural Kansas

Olive White Garvey Business and Technology Building, 101

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A STEM Teacher Preparation Program for Rural Kansas
Dr. Janet Stramel, Fort Hays State University
Fort Hays State University offers a pre-service education program designed to place STEM teachers in rural communities in Kansas. Candidates have opportunities to work in a six-week summer institute for area youth, apply for a generous scholarship, participate in an early rural field experience, attend regional and national STEM conferences, and volunteer to provide informal STEM education activities in the local community. The program includes unique courses focused on issues related to teaching in a rural community. The program is funded by an NSF Robert Noyce Scholarship grant.

Apr 5

Kansas Association of Teacher Educators:Session I-Equipping Pre-Service Teachers w/Project-Based Learning Skills…

Olive White Garvey Business and Technology Building, 108

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Equipping Pre-Service Teachers with Project-Based Learning Skills to Increase Student Engagement
Alan English, Ph.D., Bethany College
Sam Reed, Bethany College
The lead presenter’s experience with a project-based learning unit that demonstrated a statistical increase in student engagement has driven his methodology in instructing pre-service teachers. In turn, the co-presenter will describe a project-based learning unit he will implement in his student teaching experience that was inspired by his undergraduate coursework.

Apr 5

Kansas Association of Teacher Educators:Session II-Lessons from the Classroom: Teaching SECD Standards via Published Basal

Olive White Garvey Business and Technology Building, Conference Room

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Lessons from the Classroom: Teaching SECD Standards via the Published Basal
Dr. Gayla Lohfink, Southwest Plains Regional Service Center
Ms. Ashton Wenta, USD #507 Satanta Elementary School
Find out how an elementary classroom teacher is intentionally integrating SEL using the district’s basal reading series. Framed by studying open-mind theory or the postulating that one possesses an ability to attribute mental states to oneself or another person via literature, second graders’ SEL is being fostered just by reading!

Apr 5

Kansas Association of Teacher Educators:Session II-Pre Service & Novice Teachers Theoretical Orientations to Reading…

Olive White Garvey Business and Technology Building, 108

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Pre-Service and Novice Teachers’ Theoretical Orientations to Reading and the Relationship to Self-Efficacy for Teaching
Dr. Sarah Broman, Fort Hays State University
Dr. Linda Feldstein, Fort Hays State University
Kemberly Zamora, Fort Hays State University
In this interactive presentation, participants will learn how pre-service teachers’ beliefs and practices relate to both their theoretical orientations to reading and their self-efficacy for teaching. Participants will develop a deeper understanding of how these belief systems impact reading instruction and influence their future practices as teachers.

Apr 5

Kansas Association of Teacher Educators: Session I-We are Not in Kansas Anymore

Olive White Garvey Business and Technology Building, 100

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We are Not in Kansas Anymore: Case Studies in Teacher Candidate Development of Cultural Competency through Short-term Study Abroad
Dr. Elodie Jones, Fort Hays State University
Dr. Betsy Crawford, Fort Hays State University
Dr. Chris Jochum, Fort Hays State University
This session will share the results of an ongoing study abroad program in Costa Rica in which teacher candidates engaged in personal and academic experiences through a language academy and host families. The researchers utilized a mixed approach in which they gleaned information through individual ratings and reflections from the Intercultural Effectiveness Scale and combined this with students’ personal journals, focus groups, personal interviews and personal artifacts.

Apr 5

Kansas Association of Teacher Educators:Session II-Integrating Social & Emotional Learning Throughout Teacher Education

Olive White Garvey Business and Technology Building, 101

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Integrating Social and Emotional Learning Throughout Teacher Education
F. Todd Goodson, Kansas State University
Eileen Wertzberger, Kansas State University
James Alberto, Kansas State University
As we address candidate retention in teacher education programs, it quickly becomes apparent this process includes a strong social-emotional component. This session describes our efforts to initiate programs and communities capable of providing a nurturing environment for candidates as they progress toward licensure.

Apr 5

Kansas Association of Teacher Educators:SessionIII-Impact of Positive Beahavioral Supports…

Olive White Garvey Business and Technology Building, 101

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The Impact of Positive Behavioral Supports and Social-Emotional Learning Curriculum Upon Student Learning
Dr. Nancy Albrecht, Emporia State University
Melissa Brunner, Emporia State University
Many American students are subject to adverse effects of chronic childhood trauma resulting in gaps within social-emotional competencies. This case study examined impacts of one research-based proactive approach to student behavior, Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), Second-Step Learning Curriculum, and staff trauma-informed/ACES training upon a Midwest rural Kansas Elementary School.

Apr 5

Kansas Association of Teacher Educators:Session III-Kindergarten Readiness & Role of Social/Emotional Learning…

Olive White Garvey Business and Technology Building, 108

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Kindergarten Readiness and the Role of Social/Emotional Learning from the Perspectives of Preschool and Kindergarten Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Elementary Principals and Parents
Laney Roths, Fort Hays State University
Heather J. Musil, Fort Hays State University
Kerri Snow, Fort Hays State University
How do we prepare our teacher education candidates for the ever-changing kindergarten expectations? In this session, we will dissect varying perspectives from parents and teachers on this issue. In order to assist our teacher candidates, we will discuss how to bridge the gap between these perspectives and the Kansas Standards.

Apr 5

Kansas Association of Teacher Educators:Session III-Exploring Conceptions of School Engagement Among Constituencies in Rural HS

Olive White Garvey Business and Technology Building, Conference Room

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Exploring conceptions of school engagement among constituencies (students, faculty, parents) in a rural high school.
Gary Andersen, Ph. D., Fort Hays State University
Linda Feldstein, Ed. D., Fort Hays State University
Liberal High School, a Kansans Can redesign school, is committed to understanding and addressing 38% of its students who are actively disengaged with school. Come learn about and discuss a collaborative research project underway with FHSU to uncover the context and reasons for this phenomenon.

Apr 5

Kansas Association of Teacher Educators:Session III-Are My Students Learning?

Olive White Garvey Business and Technology Building, 100

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Are My Students Learning? Formative Assessment Made Easy
Kelly Bielefeld, USD 264 Clearwater
Mike Ronen, SW Plains Regional Service Center
In Visible Learning, John Hattie describes a powerful strategy to enhance student learning— formative assessment (effect size .90). Implemented with fidelity, the result is assessment-capable learning, a pivotal skill for post-secondary success. “Are my students learning?” Join us in reimagining formative assessment—a fluid, robust, daily practice.

May 24

Gallery Opening – Karen Scroggins

Riney Fine Arts Center and Sebits Fine Arts Addition, Art Gallery

fine arts Events

Friends University will host a gallery reception for Friends University visual arts program director, Karen Scroggins. The reception will take place in the Riney Fine Arts Gallery in Riney Fine Arts Center May 24 from 5-7 p.m.

Scroggins, tribal member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, titled her show Past, Present, Future.

“This exhibition focuses on Choctaw and other Native American events and culture. Artwork reflects on the past, present and future of the Choctaws and other tribes,” said Scroggins.

Past, Present, Future will be on display until August 23 and is free and open to the public.

The exhibit is sponsored in part by KMUW, Wichita’s National Public Radio member station and made possible by a Friends University Faculty Research Grant.

For more information on this event or other Fine Arts events, please contact the Fine Arts Box Office at 316-295-5677 or finearts@friends.edu.

Jun 14

Summer Hours

announcement Events

Friends University offices close at 12 p.m. on Friday afternoons in the summer through the end of July. Normal office hours resume in August as we prepare for the fall semester.

Jun 21

Summer Hours

announcement Events

Friends University offices close at 12 p.m. on Friday afternoons in the summer through the end of July. Normal office hours resume in August as we prepare for the fall semester.

Jun 28

Summer Hours

announcement Events

Friends University offices close at 12 p.m. on Friday afternoons in the summer through the end of July. Normal office hours resume in August as we prepare for the fall semester.