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IN THIS (ISSUE) News from your class agent News From Your Class Agent What’s New With You? More Class News for You Keeping Time Homecoming 2011 Family of the Year Class Updates Football Game Coupon Fall Alumni Events From the Desk of Lisa Tilma

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And so begins another school year! Again with the rush of getting haircuts, sports physicals, shoes that fit well and look good, clothes we can all agree on, accounting for the proper number of folders, notebooks, erasers, pencils, and the right colors of pens! Whew! I’m tired just thinking about doing all that work again! So, I am wondering which of my fellow alumni are considering coming to my house next year to take care of all of this for me, like in the form of a door-to-door sales call? Anyone? I think it sounds like an incredible business opportunity! Is your information correct in the University’s records? Please take a moment to verify that your information is correct on page 2 of this newsletter.

Becca Hollie, G’05/M’10 OML Class Agent

Read about Homecoming 2011 inside!

Alumni who will be in Wichita for Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, are welcome to ride motorcycles or drive cars in the parade. Join other alums as they sing the National Anthem before the football game! Kids are welcome to send their coloring contest entry to win a Crayola® Color Wonder Sound Studio. Entry forms can be found on page 22 of the 2011 summer issue of the Focus magazine. On a final note, my 15-year-old son, Connor,

is starting in a new school as a sophomore this year. He had been in school with the same kids his whole life, but – as life goes – he’s starting over for his sophomore, junior and senior years of high school. On top of that, his big brother moved out. And in the same manner, he’s had his big brother his whole life. If you can imagine, Connor is feeling a little lost right now. So with those of you that have room on your prayer list, please add my son Connor, as he struggles not only with growing older but also with finding his place in his new life. And Kielan, my oldest son, graduated from high school last year and left for Marine Corps boot camp on July 31. He could use your prayers too. Do I have fellow OML graduates struggling with chapters in their lives? Is someone close to you struggling? Write to let me know which of your prayers I can add to our next newsletter. I know there is strength in numbers. Godspeed.


Friends University is more than just getting a degree, but developing a lifelong friendship, which is why we want to stay connected with you as a member of the Friends University Alumni Association. If you have some exciting news that you would like to share with your classmates, let us know! You can update your information online at Use your ID number to process the changes quicker.

Fall 2011 • (OML)

More class news for you Please welcome nationally known Friends alumnus Mitch McVicker, G’95. He will be performing a concert at the Wichita campus, Friday, Oct. 21, 2011. Proceeds will go toward student scholarships. Tickets can be purchased by contacting the Alumni Office either by email at or call toll-free 1-800-794-6945 ext. 5900. If you would like to learn more about Mitch, please visit his website at You are all invited to attend every University event. Information about upcoming athletic games, including dates and times, can be found at Also, look for the Fine Arts 20112012 performance calendar on the Friends University website!

Waldorf Summer Salad 1 medium apple, diced
 1 banana, cut up 1/4 cup raisins 1/4 cup of any fruit juice 1 cup of mini marshmallows Optional: 1/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts or peanuts Place apple, banana, and raisins in a bowl, pour the juice and stir to coat. Add the marshmallows and nuts and serve!

KEEPING TIME Once again, Wichita students at Friends University can tell the time by sound at the beginning of the hour and at each half hour. After more than two years of silence, the Davis Administration Building clock tower bell received a much-needed repair and began ringing again June 23, 2011. Funded by money set aside by the Student Government Association starting 2009, the repair included a digital device that bypasses the original gears, keeping the clock on time while preserving the historical components of the 80-year-old clock. As an additional bonus, the digital component adjusts automatically for daylight saving time and standard time. The project experienced a few setbacks, but fortunately, the clock tower repair cost around $8,000, which was less than the amount that SGA planned for in 2009.

HOMECOMING 2011 Milestone Class Reunions • 2:30 Davis Admin. Bldg. (1961, 1971, 1986) • Check-in at 2 p.m., first floor. • Visit during Class Reunions from 2:304:30 p.m. (campus tours included). Parade • 5 p.m. University Ave. & Hiram St. • Motorcyclists and classic car enthusiasts wanted for parade. • Bring the family to enjoy the floats and collect candy! Block Party • 5:30 p.m. Garvey Practice Field • FREE carnival games and inflatables.

FAMILY of the YEAR Friends University established the Family of the Year Award in 2010 as a way to recognize the legacy of those families who: 1. Have shown longevity in the number of years their family has attended Friends; 2. Are able to document that multiple members of their family tree have attended Friends; and 3. Have a history of dedicated service to the University. The Alumni Office is pleased to announce that members of the Joseph and Olive Schoonover family tree have been named the 2011 Family of the Year. They will be recognized at halftime of the Sept. 24 home football game vs. the McPherson Bulldogs.

• FREE tailgate dinner of hamburgers, hot dogs and all the fixin’s! Football Game vs. Kansas Wesleyan Coyotes • 7 p.m. • Halftime - crowning of Homecoming Royalty

CLASS UPDATES Gregory Martin,G’04/M’11, owns Martin Leadership & Management Development, LLC. He provides quality leadership and managerial development through coaching, teaching, mentoring and training. He will be offering professional development seminars in Wichita this fall. For more information, call 316-648-6652. Lacy McCully, G’08/M’10, wrote in to touch base. She received her MBA in 2010 and was accepted to Texas Wesleyan School of Law for fall 2011 with an academic merit scholarship! Way to go, Lacy! Steven Reed, G’10, is a marketing manager for Wal-Mart in Dover, Del. What a great way to apply your degree! He just graduated last year and is off to a running start!

FREE (ADMISSION) Present this coupon after the Alumni Appreciation Tailgate for free admission to the Sept. 24, 2011, Falcons football game! (Limit two free admissions per coupon.)

Patricia Anne James, G’01, sadly passed away February 2011. The obituary states she is survived by five sons, three daughters, two sisters, twentyseven grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Please accept our condolences on behalf of all Friends University OML alumni. Thank you to everyone for keeping us posted! I look forward to featuring more alumni in our next newsletter. Please let me know how (and what) you are doing! Drop me a line! Who will be featured in our next Campus Connection newsletter? Will it be you?


Alumni Appreciation Tailgate & Distinguished Family of the Year Award Presentation

1974 & 1976 Alumni Football Athletes Reunion

Homecoming 2010

Stay up-to-date with Friends Flash! at!

Saturday, Sept. 24 Tailgate: 5 p.m. • Garvey Practice Field Falcon Football: 7 p.m. Adair-Austin Stadium on Hoyt Athletic Field Family of the Year Award Presentation: Halftime

Saturday, Oct. 1 • See page 3 for more information.

You may have noticed that Campus Connection has taken on a whole new look! By updating this newsletter, we hope that you not only find out about activities at your alma mater but also learn about achievements by your fellow classmates – those who you remember from your time as a student as well as those who you interact with through work, church or social circles but had no idea they were also Friends alumni.

Alumni Office


316.295.5900 800.794.6945 ext. 5900

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Saturday, Oct. 15 Lunch: 11:30 a.m. • Garvey Physical Education Center Falcon Football: 1:30 p.m. Adair-Austin Stadium on Hoyt Athletic Field

In each issue, we will also ask for your help with the information we have on file about you. (See the top of page 2.) Please, don’t think of it as homework, but as our way of keeping your information up-to-date for future reunions and networking opportunities both on and off campus. As your Alumni Director, I want to make sure that we continue to serve you in the best way possible! If you have additional ideas as to how we can make your class newsletter better, please feel free to let your class agent or me know. We’d love to hear from you!

Lisa Tilma, G’01/M’04 Executive Director of Alumni Relations