Friends University will host the 2017 National History Day Kansas District 6 Competition Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. Approximately 300 high school and middle school students, together with their teachers and parents, will participate in the competition. In addition to Friends University professors’ and students’ assistance with the event, more than 30 professors, historians, specialists and […]

Friends University will host a Final Friday Reception with works by Jessica Goode on Friday, February 24, 5-7 p.m. Goode, originally from Chanute, KS, graduated from Chanute Christian Academy in 2009. She transferred to Newman University and obtained her Bachelors of Fine Art in 2012. While attending Newman University, she studied drawing, painting and ceramics. […]

Students at Friends University are celebrating Cherry Carnival Monday, Feb. 6, through Saturday, Feb. 11. This year’s theme is “We Love ICT.” “The goal of this year’s theme is to raise awareness for our students about what the Wichita community has to offer,” said Dr. Carole Obermeyer, vice president of student affairs. “We are hosting […]

Friends University will kick-off a new monthly speaker series Feb. 16 to engage its students and the Wichita community in a timely discussion about literacy and leadership. The series will be free and open to the public and will take place at Edmund Stanley Library on the Friends University campus. Friends will host various leaders […]

One hundred regional high school and junior college singers will join the Friends University Singing Quakers, Concert Choir and Jazz Vocal Ensemble in the university’s annual vocal outreach event Feb. 9, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. at Friends University. The “Sing it! Vocal Festival” features Friends University faculty and nationally–known guest conductor and composer Francisco Nuñez […]

On Monday, Feb. 13, 2017, at 7:30 p.m., the Concert Band will present a Presidents Day concert in Sebits Auditorium, Riney Fine Arts Center at Friends University. Dr. Charles Parker, former professor of theatre at Friends University, will be featured as narrator. The concert will feature music focused on the presidents of the United States […]

Friends University Assistant Professor of Piano Dr. James Knight will perform a piano recital Feb. 20, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. in Sebits Auditorium, Riney Fine Arts Center. This recital will feature early works of Franz Liszt written in 1834 including Apparitions, Harmonies Poetiques et Religieuses, and Lyon. The concert will end with Mussorgsky’s Pictures at […]

Tim and Gail Buchanan have committed a $1.2 million gift to the Friends University Division of Fine Arts. The first $1 million is contributed to establish the Tim and Gail Buchanan Chair in Fine Arts. The remaining $200,000 is dedicated for fine arts scholarships and is pledged to be paid $100,000 in 2017 and $100,000 […]