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Enclosed is your class newsletter 1940s • Spring 2011

Friends University Issue 32 Spring 2011

Campus Connection


From the Alumni Office “To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. The dust returns to earth; the spirit returns to God Who gave it.” – 2 Corinthians 5: 8, Ecclesiastes 12: 7

Campus Connection wants you! For more information about writing for this class newsletter, please contact the Alumni Office either by telephone at 1-800794-6545 ex. 5900 or e-mail alumni@

In memory of those friends who we have recently lost: • L. Lois Marler, G’47, passed away Jan. 26, 2010. • Patty (Staunton) Hadley Baker, G’47, passed away Feb. 26, 2010. • Ralph Chance, G’41, passed away April 7, 2010. • James McClure, FS’42, passed away April 20, 2010. • Charles Monson, G’41, passed away July 27, 2010. Friends named four finalists in its search to replace long-time president, Dr. Biff Green, who will retire June 30, 2011. Since fall 2010, members of the Presidential Search Committee have been working to identify Friends’ next president. The candidates were selected from an original pool of more than 70 applicants. The finalists are as follows: • Dr. Deneese Jones • Dr. Tom Keon • Dr. TJ Arant • Dr. William Berry The Board of Trustees will make their final selection this spring, and the new leader of Friends University will start July 1.

2011 Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees Announced Congratulations to the following alumni athletes and Falcon supporters that were inducted into the Friends University Athletic Hall of Fame Saturday, February 12: • Morris Lolar, G’03/M’10 – football • Barry Cobb, G’93 – baseball • Tammy Brewer, G’95 – soccer • Dr. Biff Green, Friends University President 1991-2011. To see who else has been inducted, please go online to Interested In Attending A Fine Arts Performance For Free? The Friends University Fine Arts Office is looking for alumni to help usher at various performances at the Wichita campus this spring. Volunteers will receive free admission to the performance and are asked to stay for the entire performance to assist with intermission. For more information or to volunteer, please e-mail the Alumni Office at Easter Egg Hunts Right Around the Corner! Plans are already underway for the annual Friends University Easter Egg Hunts at our Wichita, Topeka and Kansas City campuses! The northeast Kansas hunts will take place Saturday, April 16; the Wichita hunt will take place Saturday, April 23.

Alumni Office Alumni Office Friends University 2100 W. University Ave. Wichita, KS 67213 316-295-5900

Help Keep Us Informed Name_ _____________________________________________ Class Year_ ____________________ Address ______________________________ City ________ State ________ Zip______________ Home Telephone _______________________ E-mail_ _____________________________________ Place of Employment ___________________________ Occupation___________________________ If you have any other information – such as new additions to your family or professional changes – please include that information below. Spring 2011 Friends University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding this policy: EEOC/Title IX Coordinator, Friends University, 2100 W. University Ave., Wichita, KS 67213, 316-295-5000. Friends University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association, telephone 312-263-0456,

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Search Underway for 13th University President

December Seniors Honored at Special Luncheon

As you may have heard, Dr. Biff Green, president of Friends University, will be retiring June 30, 2011. The Board of Trustees has launched a national search for the 13th president of Friends University which is expected to conclude by March 1, 2011. To find out more about the presidential search, please visit

With the help of the Wichita Alumni Advisory Board, the Friends University Alumni Association honored those traditionalundergraduate seniors who graduated in December with a special luncheon Dec. 8.

Friends University Offers Hometown Advantage Grant Do you know a high-school senior from Sedgwick County, Andover, Augusta or Rose Hill who is exploring college options? Friends University is offering students from these areas a $5,000 grant toward tuition at Friends University starting in fall 2011. The $5,000 grant is renewable, is available in addition to other scholarships and does not need to be paid back. It is designed to make it more affordable for new students who demonstrate financial need to get an independent college education.

Members of the Wichita Alumni Advisory Board, University President Dr. Biff Green and his wife, Binnie, and Board of Trustees Chairman Rodney Pitts, G’82, served a tasty Mexican buffet of steak and chicken fajitas, Spanish rice, refried beans, cinnamon chips and all the fixins! Students received words of encouragement from Dr. Green, Mr. Pitts and Wichita Alumni Advisory Board members Marvin Connet, G’82/’84, and Lisa Kraemer, G’10. As they prepared to enter the world as representatives of Friends University, the seniors were urged to remember the time they spent with their classmates and friends. Congratulations once again to this group of graduating seniors!

For more information, call 316-295-5100 or e-mail

don’t forget Easter Egg Hunt Lenexa – April 16 Topeka – April 16 Wichita – April 23 Commencement Lenexa – May 1 Topeka – May 1 Wichita – May 7

From the Executive Director of Alumni and Annual Fund You may recall that the Alumni Office has been working with the State of Kansas to create a Friends University license plate. On Jan. 4, 2011, the director of vehicles informed us that while they have all the necessary documents to move forward, they would need additional monies from the state budget to produce the plates. At the time of the printing of this newsletter, the director of vehicles stated that they would be meeting with the secretary of revenue in mid-January to work on adding our plate costs to their agency budget.

The Alumni Office anticipates re-grouping with the director of vehicles in mid-February to determine where funding is with our plate request. More information will be posted online at www.

Lisa Tilma, G’01/M’04 Executive Director of Alumni and Annual Fund