Oct 21


Olive White Garvey Business and Technology Building, LAB7

student life

The Hack-A-Thon is open to all Friends students without regard to their major or class standing. Freshman through senior students from a variety of majors work together to combine their skills and help outside clients develop web sites and other applications; develop computer games; learn to configure and manage Linux servers and clients; and develop a personal portfolio website. Hack-A-Thons allow students to graduate with several “real world” projects on their resume. Hack-A-Thons are a way for students to learn new skills and gain confidence within and outside of their major area of study in a non-graded, learning community environment.

Oct 26

Chapel – Jason Parr

Davis Administration Building, Alumni Auditorium

student life

Jason Parr is in his first year as the head Cross Country Coach, and assistant Track and Field coach at Friends University. Jason graduated from Evangel University with a Bachelors degree in recreation and Northwest Missouri State with at Masters of Educational Leadership. Jason has taught physical education in public schools, and previously coached both cross country and track and field. Jason has also been very active in sharing the love of Jesus with athletes through his leadership in Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). Aside from coaching at Friends, Jason is also helping to launch a new college ministry at Central Community Church. Jason is married, has two kids, and is competitive in Ironman events.