Friends University presented Earnest Alexander and Jim Nagy with the Distinguished Alumni Award at Homecoming. The award recognizes outstanding contributions made by alumni whose personal and professional accomplishments are exemplary of the ideals and values of the University, including respect, inclusion, service and excellence. Earnest Alexander, 1979 graduate Born in Selma, Ala., Earnest Alexander and […]

Prominent speaker, activist and best-selling author Shane Claiborne will speak at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 1, and from 11 to 11:50 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, at Friends University in the Davis Administration Building’s Alumni Auditorium. Both presentations are free and open to the public. Claiborne will comment on his life experience, which includes working with […]

Mark McCormick, executive director of The Kansas African American Museum, will discuss the book “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates Oct. 19 at Friends University. The event is part of the Those Who Lead, Read program, a monthly speaker series that engages students and the Wichita community in a timely discussion about literacy […]

Wichita, Kan. – The Friends University Jazz Combo Showcase will feature Dave Glenn, former member of the Gerry Mulligan Big Band and Director of Jazz Studies at Whitman College in Washington. The performance will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in Sebits Auditorium in Riney Fine Arts Building. “Dave is a wonderful […]

The Wichita Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (WHCC) has awarded Friends University its 2017 Community Partner Award. WHCC presents this award annually to an educational institution, a nonprofit organization or an individual who has contributed to the advancement of the Hispanic community. By granting this award to Friends University, the WHCC recognizes Friends University as an […]

Friends University’s Homecoming will be Friday, Oct. 6, through Sunday, Oct. 8, and will feature a variety of special events, including the Saturday Homecoming parade, carnival and football game. The Homecoming parade will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, and the alumni tailgate and carnival will be from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Falcon Football will […]