Wichita, KS- Friends University congratulates junior Shannon McCon who has been accepted into an elite professional development track within The New Dance Lab. The New Dance Lab, a partnership between the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission and Johnson County Community College, allows a select group of established and aspiring dance professionals the opportunity to participate […]

Wichita, KS- The Friends University ballet program will be the first in the USA to integrate the groundbreaking SAFE® BARRE method into its training, thanks to director Andrea Vazquez-Aguirre who acquired her coaching certificate in Paris this summer. This innovative barre training interconnects biomechanics and ballet. It pushes one not only physically, but mentally to […]

Friends University’s Kappa Phi Chapter of the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society/Sigma Delta Phi has been named an “Honor Chapter” for its outstanding activities in 2018-19, an award that was bestowed to only 16 chapters nationwide in 2019. This is the 13th time since 1996 that Friends University has received this distinction. Professor Jerry Smartt, […]

Friends University will recognize Constitution Day by hosting former Kansas Governor, Jeff Colyer. Dr. Colyer served as the 47th governor of Kansas, after seven years as lieutenant governor in the Brownback administration. The former governor has degrees from Georgetown University, Cambridge University in England, and the University of Kansas School of Medicine. The topic of […]

Wichita, Kan. – Friends University’s Fine Arts faculty members will present a fanfare of performances as well as showcase their artwork Thursday, Sept. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Sebits Auditorium in Riney Fine Arts Center. The exhibit and show is an opportunity for the community to experience the creative and diverse faculty members in Friends […]

Friends University is pleased to welcome the following new faculty to campus this fall: Dr. Jena M. Cantwell Dr. Jena M. Cantwell will begin serving as assistant professor of business but has served since 2014 as an adjunct instructor in business. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas, her Master of Arts […]