Work Hard and Play Hard at Judson University
Program and Campus Life infromation about Judson University, a Chrsitan Liberal Arts institution.
We understand that academic excellence relies in part on exceptional facilities, which is why we've constructed world-class buildings like the Harm A. Weber Academic Center. To-Do List ty" for End of Pover eading "The � Finish r ics er classes Macroeconom ext semest r for for n � Register y of Rock & Roll" pape tor � Finish "His y class tra Theor ony Orches Comm Elgin Symph to : ts - Buy ticke Somewhere on the Judson University campus, a student is working harder than they ever have before. A business major's dorm room is lit only by the glow of his laptop. He's putting the finishing touches on an end-of-semester assignment. Only he knows that this isn't just an assignment. Its a business plan for the company he dreams of starting one day. An architecture student stares at a studio wall full of photos she took of skyscrapers in downtown Chicago earlier that day. Each black and white inspires her to give painstaking attention to her own work, knowing that greatness is in the detail. A music performance major rubs his hands to prevent them from cramping. The rest of the pianos in the rehearsal rooms are now silent, but he knows he's far from done. He doesn't want to just get through his senior recital tomorrow, he wants to savor every note. A chemistry major stands at a whiteboard with three other students. They present the results of their research to their peers and a demanding professor. They're nervous, but they know that their research isn't just going to give them a grade, it's actually giving developing countries methods for sustainable farming that will mean the difference between starvation and survival. Our pro fessors a re: HandsOn Experie nced in their fie Caring ld above All of th e Colin Gridley MAJOR: Architecture FAVORITE CLASS: Drawing I BEST WAY TO SPEND FREE TIME: John Banks MAJOR: Spending quality time in Wilson Hall (a.k.a. conjuring up pranks or watching a movie in the room that has the best TV and sound-system). FAVORITE CAFETERIA FOOD: Emily Doyle MAJOR: Accounting and History FAVORITE CLASS: Elementary Education FAVORITE CLASS: Rib-B-Que sandwich, seasoned fries and peanut-butter chocolate bars CHECKS FACEBOOK: Intro to Psychology with Dr. Ted Hsieh BEST WAY TO SPEND FREE TIME: Really hard to say; I have had several great ones. Marketing Fundamentals for honors students, because I really enjoyed the honors project. BEST WAY TO SPEND FREE TIME: 2 times a day FAVORITE PROFESSOR: Sharing stories with friends within the dorm or spending the day in Chicago FAVORITE CAFETERIA FOOD: Sleeping, baseball practice, pool FAVORITE CAFETERIA FOOD: Prof. Jeremy Lindsey was my favorite professor because he sparked ideas in me and pushed me to go above and beyond what is required, making me a better designer. He is always honest with regards to the difficulty and challenges of a project but gives students the encouragement necessary to complete it. He always has great words of wisdom that relates well to students. One time, knowing that our class would be up very late working on a final project in the studio, he and another professor came in late at night to bring us pizza! Burrito Bar CHECKS FACEBOOK: Popcorn chicken salad with spicy dressing! CHECKS FACEBOOK: Once a week MOST VALUABLE EXPERIENCE SO FAR: 2 or 3 times a day MOST VALUABLE EXPERIENCE AT JUDSON: Being a member of the Judson Student Organization has allowed me to grow closer to people of varying ages and backgrounds. My faith has been strengthened by getting to know the encouraging team and advisors (both on and off the job). This experience has helped me to get more involved and connected around the campus, a very beneficial tool! Being in the Honors Program. I appreciate the advanced projects in the program and without it I wouldn't have the opportunity to study at Oxford. The Life Second s emester sch and Work s of C.S. 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TOP-NOTCH FACU LT Y MAJOR COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES Adult Ministry American History Studies Biblical Studies Biochemistry Biology Business Communication Chemistry Children and Family Ministry Church History Church/Parachurch Youth Ministry Criminal Justice Environmental Studies Family Studies Health and Wellness Instrumental Music Performance Intercultural Business Intercultural Missions Intercultural Youth Ministry Literature Mathematics Media Creation/Production Media Management Media Writing Missions/Intercultural Ministry Music Composition Music Ministry Praise and Worship Music Pre-Chiropractic Pre-Dental Pre-Law Pre-Medicine Pre-Nursing* Pre-Occupational Therapy Pre-Pharmacy* Pre-Physical Therapy Pre-Physician's Assistant Pre-Veterinary Psychology Social Justice Missions Social Service Youth Ministry Sociology Speech/Rhetoric Sports Administration Theatre Theological Studies Vocal Music Performance Worship Drama Worship Media Writing Youth & Sports Ministry Youth Ministry Worship *Two year program SCHOOL OF LEADERSHIP AND BUSINESS Accounting Business Management Finance Management Information Systems Marketing SCHOOL OF ART, DESIGN, AND ARCHITECTURE Architecture Fine Arts Studio General Art Graphic Design Pre-Interior Design GRADUATE PROGRAMS Master of Education SCHOOL OF EDUCATION Bilingual Education Early Childhood Education Elementary Education Music Education Physical Education Secondary Education Special Education Visual Art Education Master of Education in Literacy Master of Architecture Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership Each major at Judson University establishes a firm foundation of both knowledge and experience for the student in their chosen area of study. The faculty and staff at Judson are pioneers and practitioners in their areas of concentration, and bring incredible real-world experience to each class they teach. ABOUT GRADUATE PROGRAMS Judson currently offers four graduate programs: � Master of Education � Master of Education in Literacy � Master of Architecture � Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership The four graduate programs are practitioner-based, designed for those who bring their own undergraduate education and life experience into the classroom. Judson University is committed to providing graduate programs that not only build upon the education of each students undergraduate work, but prepare graduate-level students to be "best in their field" educators, architects, and leaders who will shape the world around them. Students working on postbaccalaureate degrees provide an increased focus and intensity to Judson's academic programs. This focus, mixed with the enthusiasm and desire for exploration found in Judson's undergraduates, creates an exciting and dynamic environment for learning found only when both levels of education are being provided on the same campus. Education = = Education We believe that education isn't found just sitting in a classroom. It's found in each and every moment, as God speaks to students through the people, places and experiences around them. Judson seeks to create the best environment possible for God to work in this way. Our campus serves as the backdrop for these sacred moments. Great attention is given to preserving and enhancing the natural beauty of Judson University's campus, and great intentionality has gone into the design of its buildings and campus layout. Judson seeks to create an environment where students discover greater levels of learning aided by their surroundings. Our student body is as diverse as the education we offer. Our community is broadened and enriched by the wide range of backgrounds of our students-- representing at least 25 different countries. These varied backgrounds bring life experiences that, when shared, cause students to learn not only from Judson's faculty and staff, but from one another. Our mission is to develop undergraduate students who understand the central importance of service to the world around them. Given a wide variety of opportunities to serve the community around them, Judson students gain a deep sense that their education is not meant to serve only themselves, but the greater good of society, and the establishment of God's kingdom on Earth. e an be on abroad c ity firmly to study e choice n Univers son aking th at Judso s for Jud sonU. M istration admin gh Jud ortunitie p u e d dent. 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IS PROUDLY THIS BROCHURE UMNI ING JUDSON AL PRODUCED US Ba DESIGN: Nate lly Dolan (`97) PYWRITING: Ke CO ron (`97) 4) Mark Novelli (`9 Davidson (`07) Y: Robb PHOTOGRAPH a (`06) N: Diego Mot ILLUSTRATIO Bethany A. Marshall Ph.D, Psy.D., LMFT MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPIST / AUTHOR, DEAL BREAKERS I am a Marriage and Family Therapist and Psychoanalyst in private practice in both Pasadena and Beverly Hills, California. My years at Judson were some of the best moments of my life. They taught me what it was like to be part of a loving community. The things I learned will always be with me. Like Dr. Ted Hsieh's statement that all relationships are based upon commerce. Although I couldn't digest it at the time, this concept influenced my book Deal Breakers. Another experience that I cherish is singing at Judson...I still long to sing and be in a choir. MAJOR: Fine Arts MOST BENEFICIAL JUDSON CLASS: Family Therapy BEST PLACE ON CAMPUS TO WORK/STUDY: Fine Arts Building TRIVIA: Appears as a psychological commentator on Diego Mota ART DIRECTOR, ARC WORLDWIDE, CHICAGO Core courses taught me language and concepts that I continue to use daily. My education at Judson gave me a great foundation from which to continue to educate myself and grow a career. MAJOR: Visual Communications YEAR: 2006 MOST BENEFICIAL CLASS: Drawing I--I learned all the essentials there. BEST PLACE ON CAMPUS TO WORK/STUDY: My studio space UNIQUE FACT: Although I studied Visual Communications, ABC's Good Morning America, CNN Headline News The Nancy Grace Show, and Leeza Gibbon's nationally syndicated radio show Hollywood Confidential. I don't have just one career. I am always wanting to learn more skills and explore new options. For example, I am studying photography right now. Judson planted a seed in me to learn and try new things to take my professional experience in new directions. Andrew Bogott PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT, PLANTE & MORAN Larry Starks NBA NEWS EDITOR AT ESPN Judson prepared me very well. Taking a CPA review course with a lot of state school graduates, I felt more prepared than they were to take the CPA exam. The professors at Judson also had a big impact on my life. One professor I still call for advice about my personal and professional life. MAJORS: Accounting and M.I.S. MOST BENEFICIAL JUDSON CLASS: The Book of John. Judson offered a well-rounded education that prepared me for life and in my career. As a journalist, I've covered a myriad of stories and it helped to have such a wide body of knowledge that I received from my days there. MAJORS: Communication Arts, Emphasis in English MOST BENEFICIAL CLASS: Debate & Persuasion Class. "Learning to formulate persuasive arguments really helped me learn to write coherently, which is a vital part of my job." BEST PLACE ON CAMPUS TO WORK/STUDY: The student center It helped shape the way I study the Bible. BEST PLACE ON CAMPUS TO WORK/STUDY: Dorm Room MOST PRODUCTIVE TIME OF DAY: 3:00PM or 10:00PM TRIVIA: Founding member of the volleyball Hard Hat Crew in the Lindner Commons TRIVIA ABOUT YOU: Many of my fellow Judson grads might be surprised to know that I grew up liking Johnny Cash and I'm still a huge fan to this day. Susan Christensen DISTRICT ASSOCIATE JUDGE, 4TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT, IOWA Kyle Hetrick PURSUING PhD IN MICROBIOLOGY While at Judson, I learned that it is possible to have professional ambitions without compromising religious beliefs�even in the legal arena where I represented many clients in situations involving custody, child support, divorce and adoption. MAJOR: Psychology MOST BENEFICIAL JUDSON CLASS: Conditioning and Learning BEST PLACE ON CAMPUS TO WORK/STUDY: I was a married student with two children at the time. I studied exclusively in our married dorm on campus; otherwise, I would have had to hire a babysitter. TRIVIA: Had a rat named Scooby for use in psychology Judson not only gave me a good foundational knowledge of my field, but it provided me with a well-rounded liberal arts education. Because of this, I feel well-informed about areas such as history, biblical studies, art, music, and literature in addition to my major area of science and mathematics. MAJORS: Biology and Chemistry MOST BENEFICIAL JUDSON CLASS: Directed Research BEST PLACE ON CAMPUS TO WORK/STUDY: Dorm Room MOST PRODUCTIVE TIME OF DAY: Afternoon TRIVIA: Once I helped save the lives of numerous fish after the fish tank in the Biology lab ruptured. experiments at Judson. 1151 NORTH STATE STREET E LG I N , I L L I N O I S 6 0 1 2 3 847-628-2500 � JudsonU.edu u can't Yo day... ay all pl (To work, close brochure and flip upside down.) 1151 NORTH STATE STREET E LG I N , I L L I N O I S 6 0 1 2 3 847-628-2500 � JudsonU.edu n Judson more about University Lear 3. Schedu if what t 2. Call an Ad 1. 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SPONSORED SPORTS Baseball Cheerleading/Poms Men's Basketball Men's Cross Country Men's Golf Men's Indoor T&F Men's Lacrosse Men's Outdoor T&F Men's Soccer Men's Tennis Women's Basketball Women's Cross Country Women's Golf Women's Indoor T&F Women's Outdoor T&F Women's Soccer Women's Softball Women's Tennis Women's Volleyball JV Men's Basketball JV Men's Soccer JV Volleyball JV Women's Basketball 7:00 free th m rows 6:30 Weig run ht roo n Tra 6:00 4-mile ining: ATHLETIC AFFILIATIONS NAIA, NCCAA ATHLETIC CONFERENCE CCAC (Chicago Collegiate Athletic Conference) on homework over the weekend. A lot more time hanging out. Train ride to the city. Quick coffee before 8AM class. Great lecture, but am feeling distracted. Who is that girl? his message from when he was here last year. Snuck some foosball in at lunch. Lost last week and it's been eating full 18 holes of disc golf. Checked to-do list and realized architecture project isn't due `til next week. dorm room. "8AM class girl" sitting right there. Hmm, it could be a while before I get to my homework...I'm going to be tired tomorrow. Another day. Can't decide what's more fun here...weekends or weekdays. Spent a little time Great time with great friends on the lakefront. Up early this morning for AM practice. Ran so hard I thought I might get sick... (Mental note: sit closer to her next class.) One of my favorite authors is in chapel today. Still talking about at me all weekend. Revenge is sweet. No afternoon classes. Should have worked on architecture project. It was sunny and 80, though, so ... (Self reminder: procrastination seldom pays off.) Night class: Leadership & Change. Best class ever. Stopped at the cafe on the way back to emes rst S Fi Pier eld � Navy e at Wrigley Fi gam �Cubs m Park niu �Mille Art Institute o �Chicag Science m of �MuseuIndustry & ips ity Tr ter C SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT OUTDOORS Like professional sports? There are few cities that offer as much in every sports season as Chicago. The Cubs, Sox, Bulls, Bears, Blackhawks, Chicago Fire to name a few�all just a train or car ride away! Still not sure if Chicago lives up to the hype? Check a list of live music performances, theater shows, or other entertainment (Blue Man Group to IMAX) events going on any given night. When the list of options for what to do on a Friday night is this long and this good, you'll struggle to choose which one. Don't get the impression that Chicago is all about the brick and mortar, steel and glass of the downtown skyscrapers. The city is just as much about the incredible (some say Great) Lake Michigan coast, the beautiful gardens of Millenium Park, the miles of winding bike paths, scenic hiking trails, and stunning forest preserves. Download B u Schedulells To-Do Lis t: Buy Cubs H at Get Bears Jersey Standing at the edge of Navy Pier, or walking up and down State Street explains why a few million people choose to call Chicago home. For one, it's beautiful. There's a reason filmmakers shoot here, artists come here for inspiration, and architects realize life-long dreams to design buildings here. The city and its surrounding suburbs (like Elgin) provide the perfect place for the lines between learning, fun, and life-changing experience to mesh in the best possible way. FOOD SHOPPING Oh, so you've heard about Chicago-style pizza? But what about the Chicago-style hot dog? The Maxwell Street Polish sausage? What about dozens of Asian, Mexican, Cuban, Italian and Eastern European restaurants�all in the same neighborhood? Yes, it's that good. Thankfully, Judson has a great fitness center. In case you didn't know, there's a stretch of Michigan Avenue in Chicago called the Magnificent Mile. 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In Bible and creation durin tructor and school he was a great ins classes. I really got a lot out of his Follow more of our students on our student blogs: www.blog.JudsonU.edu Somewhere on the Judson University campus, a student is making a memory that will last a lifetime. A 5'9" point guard hits a game-winning three-pointer. The crowd erupts. As he looks up into the stands, he's certain every early morning practice and every wind sprint was worth it. A freshman from small-town Iowa lays wide awake in bed. It's well after 2AM, but her heart's still racing. Hours earlier, she and a group of students stood on the deck of a Lake Michigan boat cruise, exhilarated by the beauty of the vast Chicago skyline. A lead actor in the spring play feels the heat of the theater lights as the curtains go up on opening night. He's rehearsed. He's ready. He's about to give the performance of a lifetime. A pre-med major--stressed from studying for final exams�walks to the campus caf� for a badly needed break. Sipping her favorite drink, she listens to one of her best friends tell a story that makes her laugh so hard she wonders whether its medically possible to split her side. s on: Follow u