Friends University student Mary Rose Biltz has been selected as one of 10 finalists by the Wichita Eagle for a Christmas carol parody contest. The Eagle is asking people to vote for their favorite parody, and the winner will receive a $200 gift card.
As of Friday afternoon, Biltz’s parody was among the top three most popular parodies. Her parody is titled “Santa in the ICT” and is based on the song “Jingle Bells.”
Beginning in mid-November, Friends University students will be able to check out books from Edmund Stanley Library donated by Robert Tusler, a 1946 graduate, now living in the Netherlands.
In January 2010, Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. John Yoder received a letter from Tusler, now 90 years old, inquiring if the library would accept books from his private collection of more than 5,000 books and musical scores. In his letter, Tusler stated:
Nine students from LaSalle University in Cancun will be visiting Wichita from Jan. 5 to Feb. 3, 2011, as part of a Sister Cities Exchange. The students are from Friends University's sister university in Cancun and are coming to the University to intensively study English as a second language. They will also have an opportunity to sit in on regular university classes related to their field of study. Dr.
Corey Wynn, senior Graphic Design major and Marketing minor, had his design selected to be the new Wichita Dental Group logo.
Dr. John Lewis, owner of Wichita Dental Group and Friends University Board of Trustees member, had approached Karen Scroggins, assistant professor of graphic arts, about having her students submit new logo designs for his practice.
With the new year quickly approaching, registration for the Friends University 2011 spring semester will begin Monday, Nov. 8, and continue through Dec. 10. Priority registration for juniors and seniors is 8 a.m. until noon Nov. 8. Open enrollment starts at 1 p.m. on Monday afternoon for all students in the Office of the University Registrar in Sumpter Hall. Late registration will be Jan. 4-11 with classes beginning Jan. 11, 2011.
Marc Elliot, tolerance educator, will present “What Makes You Tic?” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 in the Casado Campus Center atrium at Friends University. This event is sponsored by the Diversity Committee of Falcon Activities and Campus Events, which is a branch of Student Government Association.
The first Transfer Tuesday event at the College of Adult and Professional Studies will take place from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9. Friends University will be hosting Butler Community College students. The schedule for the day is:
11 a.m. Check-in
11:30 a.m. Lunch with the Dean
12:30 p.m. Meet the Directors
1 p.m. Online class demo and on-ground classroom experience
1:30 p.m. Visit with current Friends University students
Friends University’s Campus and Career Transitions (CCT) Office will host a Backpack to Briefcase seminar Nov. 3 titled “Branding Yourself with Social Media,” from noon to 1 p.m. The session will focus on the positive and negative effects of online profiles on sites such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and others. Representatives from Cox Communications will present the dos and don’ts of utilizing social media in the digital age.
The Friends University Health and Wellness Office will host the Health Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 14 in the Casado Campus Center. Various local organizations will be represented, giving students the chance to receive information on dieting and exercise, as well as available resources for crisis pregnancy or sexual assault.
Free massages will be given upstairs from 1 to 3:30 p.m., and hot hands wax therapy will be available throughout the event. Students will have the chance to win great prizes as they visit the various booths.
The Friends University History and Political Science Club and Alumni Office will host Raschelle Scheppman as she speaks on “The Adventures and Rewards of Working Overseas” at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 in the William Penn Science Building, Room 100.
Scheppman was the first Iraq Support Unit Coordinator in Kuwait in 2003. She then served as Office Management Specialist (OMS) for the Iraq Regional Security Office in 2009. Scheppman currently works as the office manager for the Office of African Affairs in the U.S. Department of State.