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Friends University is excited to celebrate the completion of a $2 million addition to the William Penn Science Building which houses two mechanical engineering labs and a visual arts lab. A ribbon cutting event to celebrate the new spaces will take place on Friday, Oct. 27 at 3:30 p.m. in the William Penn Science Building. The event will also be livestreamed on the Friends University Facebook page.    The project broke ground in […]

Wichita, KS- Friends University Fine Arts Department announces a special collaboration with the Singing Quakers, Big Bands and Jazz Vocal Ensemble presenting Duke Ellington’s Best of The Sacred Concerts on Friday October 27, at 7:30 p.m. at University Friends Church, located at 1840 W. University St., Wichita, Kan. Duke Ellington, America’s most prolific composer, embarked on a mission in the latter half of the […]

Friends University was awarded a $2.207 million Title III Part A Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP) grant from the U.S. Department of Education.   The grant funds were generated from the U.S. Department of Education with period distributions awarded in payments over the next five years. The SIP program is designed to help eligible Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) to become self-sufficient and expand their capacity to serve low-income students by providing funds to improve […]

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’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 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 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 […]