Friends University Homecoming will be Friday, Sept. 22 through Sunday, Sept. 24 and features a variety of special events including an awards banquet, food trucks, a football game and a jazz concert.  The Distinguished Alumni and Athletic Hall of Fame Awards dinner and banquet will take place on Friday, Sept. 22 at Crown Uptown Theatre. The 2023 Distinguished Alumni award winners include Bob Minter for Outstanding Achievement in R.I.S.E. […]

Friends University was officially founded in 1898 and opened its doors in September of the same year. The University is celebrating the 125th Anniversary milestone on Thursday, Sept. 14 at 11 a.m. in the Alumni Auditorium in the Davis Administration Building on the Friends University campus with a ceremony, the reveal of a brand-new timeline wall, a commemorative documentary release, campus tours and much more.   “For 125 years, Friends University has been […]

Friends University’s mechanical engineering program receives accreditation through the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET). ABET is a specialized accreditor for college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering and engineering technology.   Friends University STEM faculty and industry leaders including Spirit, Bombardier, Koch Industries and Cessna met in 2017 to discuss the need for engineers to serve the local industry along with the deficiency of a local mechanical engineering […]

Friends University’s Chapter Kappa Phi of the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society has been named an “Honor Chapter” for its outstanding activities in 2022-23, an award that was bestowed to only 12 chapters nationwide in 2023.  This is the 17th time that Friends University has received this distinction: the first was in 1996 under the direction of Professor Jerry Smartt who was also instrumental in earning this year’s recognition.  Each summer, the 634 chapters of Sigma Delta Pi nationwide are asked to submit an annual report detailing their numerous […]

Friends University is thrilled to announce the addition of our newest program and first of its kind at the doctoral level. The Doctor of Ministry in Formation and Soul Care (DMin) at Friends University is a doctoral-level program seeking to equip Christian practitioners with a comprehensive biblical, theological, and practical paradigm for Christian formation and soul care in a 21st-century context.   “We are delighted to further […]

Friends University is elated to celebrate the groundbreaking event for the $7.2 million project to renovate and expand the Riney Fine Arts Center on Thursday, June 29 at 4 p.m. in the Riney Fine Arts Center Art Gallery.  “The Riney Fine Arts Center is a significant aspect of the Friends University campus,” said Dr. Amy Bragg Carey, president of Friends University. “This […]

Friends University is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Cynthia “Cindy” Cisneros McGilvrey as the Director of Friendship Fields.     “The Friendship Fields program has been a labor of love and a blessing to the Friends University community for nearly a decade,” said Dr. Amy Bragg Carey, president of Friends University. “We are pleased Dr. McGilvrey will lead the program and continue to propel it into the future. Her commitment to serving the needs […]

Friends University achieved its best ever finish at National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) 2023 National Student Auditions, with its first national finalist, three national semifinalists, and one national quarterfinalist.  Students qualify for the NATS National Student Auditions by reaching finals of their respective regional auditions.  In November 2022, Friends had nine first and […]