Wichita, Kan. – Friends University will present an evening of Latin music at Odd Fellow Hall Oct. 27, at 8 p.m. The performance will include the Friends University’s elite Latin jazz group, Conjunto Latino, opening up for Alex “Apolo” Ayala & The Bámbula Project. Conjunto Latino, led by Miguel Santana Morales and Dr. Nick Schroeder, […]

U.S. News and World Report recently released the 2022-2023 U.S. News Best Colleges Rankings. Friends University is part of the Regional Universities – Midwest category with both public and private universities and was ranked in the following categories.  Friends University is ranked #14 for Campus Ethnic Diversity  Friends University is ranked #24 for our percent of classes under 20 […]

Wichita, Kan. – Friends University will present its homecoming concert, Concert Jazz Band and Jazz Vocal Ensemble, Friday evening, Oct. 14. The performance will feature Kansas City-basedgroup, Stranded in the City. Performing an eclectic mix of original and cover music, Stranded in the City draws influences from the Chicano, funk, rock and soul legends. Their jazz “takes your body and mind on a musical journey, while your soul stays Stranded in the City.” Friends jazz alumni, Andre Reyes Jr. […]

Wichita, Kan.– Friends University will host a First Friday gallery reception for self-taught abstract artist, Iris Fletcher, Oct. 7 from 5-7 p.m. The in-person reception will take place in the Riney Fine Arts Gallery on the Friends University campus. Light refreshments will be served.  Fletcher was born and raised in New York City and relocated to Kansas in 2010. She has exhibited her acrylic paintings in many galleries here in Wichita and surrounding areas.  The exhibit is titled Abstract My […]

Wichita, Kan. – Friends University is excited to invite Broadway star, Kristin Chenoweth, for a master class with students, Oct. 7. “We are thrilled to provide this opportunity for our students,” said Dr. Nathanael May, Friends University’s Fine Arts Division Chair. “Our students are so excited to work directly with Ms. Chenoweth, whose Midwest roots […]

Friends University’s traditional undergraduate student enrollment continues to carry the momentum of record-breaking enrollment numbers from the last two years. Traditional undergraduate students typically include students between the ages of 18 and 23 years of age who have enrolled in college after graduating high school.   Total traditional student enrollment which includes new students, returning students and transfer students saw a five percent increase from fall 2021.    The fall 2022 semester sees over 1,000 students on campus with 856 traditional […]