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Judson Embarks on Global Outreach Trips to Peru and Ukraine in May
Judson Embarks on Global Outreach Trips to Peru and Ukraine in May

(ELGIN, IL – April 24, 2018) As the semester draws to a close, Judson University students, staff and administrators will embark on summer serving trips, beginning May 6. They will travel to Ukraine and to Peru.
Spring Concert of Worship to Feature Judson Choir, Ensembles and the Fox Valley Men of Harmony
Spring Concert of Worship to Feature Judson Choir, Ensembles and the Fox Valley Men of Harmony

(ELGIN, IL – April 23, 2018) The Demoss Center for Worship in the Performing Arts (DCWPA) will present its Spring Concert of Worship on Saturday, April 28, at 7 p.m. in Herrick Chapel (1151 N. State St., Elgin).
Newt Gingrich and Howard Dean Host Lively Bipartisan Discussion at Judson University's 2018 World Leaders Forum
Newt Gingrich and Howard Dean Host Lively Bipartisan Discussion at Judson University's 2018 World Leaders Forum

(ELGIN, IL – April 19, 2018) Judson University in Elgin today hosted a lively bipartisan discussion between former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and former Vermont Governor Howard Dean for the 2018 World Leaders Forum. The event, titled “A bipartisan conversation about leadership in divided times,” marks the first time since 2011 that Gingrich and Dean have shared a stage. It is also the first time that two people have keynoted the World Leaders Forum since the event’s inception eight years ago. 
Cutting-Edge Technology Further Distinguishes Judson's Graduate Programs in Literacy Education
Cutting-Edge Technology Further Distinguishes Judson's Graduate Programs in Literacy Education

(ELGIN, IL - April 18, 2018) The newest cohort in Judson’s Doctor of Education in Literacy program were introduced to a BEAM robot recently. The BEAM robot, which is produced by Suitable Technologies, represents one of the latest moves of the department to bridge the gap between residential and distance learning. By using these highly sophisticated devices in the classroom, students who live far distances away from campus can still be in class without missing a beat.
Lidia Krzemien Endowed Scholarship in Piano Performance to be Established at Upcoming Orchestra Concert
Lidia Krzemien Endowed Scholarship in Piano Performance to be Established at Upcoming Orchestra Concert

(ELGIN, IL – April 13, 2018) The upcoming Judson Civic Orchestra Concert on Sunday, April 22, at 2 p.m. in Herrick Chapel (1151 N. State St., Elgin) will not only feature inspiring music; it will mark the establishment of an important new endowed scholarship in piano performance. The scholarship will be named in memory of the late Judson alumna, Lidia Krzemien. Krzemien, who was from Poland and graduated from Judson in 2002, studied Music under the tutelage of Music Department Chair Dr. Robert Kania, also from Poland. Through the fundraising efforts of Krzemien’s family, friends and Judson University, an endowed scholarship is now being dedicated in honor of her excellence in performance and love of music. Judson Associate Vice President of Development Kristen Egan, members of the Krzemien family, and Dr. Kania will dedicate the new scholarship at this concert.
Judson's Wellness Center to Partner with Willow Creek Community Church and Amita/Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health to Launch a Professional Training Workshop
Judson's Wellness Center to Partner with Willow Creek Community Church and Amita/Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health to Launch a Professional Training Workshop

(ELGIN, IL – April 9, 2018) Judson University’s Wellness Center will partner with Willow Creek Community Church and Amita/Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health to provide training and support for counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and psychologists. The workshop will provide continuing education (CE) hours required for these mental health professionals to maintain their respective state licenses while also learning about best clinical practice standards in a Christian environment.
Dr. Josh Jones and Alumnus Ben Richardson Write Musical Compositions to Premiere at Guitar Ensemble and Chamber Singers Recital
Dr. Josh Jones and Alumnus Ben Richardson Write Musical Compositions to Premiere at Guitar Ensemble and Chamber Singers Recital

(ELGIN, IL – April 5, 2018) This year’s Guitar Ensemble and Chamber Singers Recital will feature more than beautiful voices and instrumentation, it will showcase vibrant musical compositions written by two of Judson’s own. 
Judson's Spanish-English Ministry Completion Ceremony is May 19
Judson's Spanish-English Ministry Completion Ceremony is May 19

(ELGIN, IL – April 4, 2018) Judson University will host the fourth Celebration of Program Completion of the Spanish-English Ministry Studies program on Saturday, May 19, at 10 a.m. in Herrick Chapel. Ten students will participate in this unique ceremony.
Actor Doug Jones Returns to Judson to Speak at Spring Commencement and Receive Honorary Doctorate
Actor Doug Jones Returns to Judson to Speak at Spring Commencement and Receive Honorary Doctorate

(ELGIN, IL – April 3, 2018) Judson University has announced that Hollywood actor Doug Jones will give the keynote address during Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 5, at Lindner Fitness Center (1151 N. State St., Elgin) at both the 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. ceremonies.

When he returns to campus in May to speak for commencement, Jones will receive an honorary doctorate degree.
Dr. Sojung Hong to Host Fundraising Concert April 8 for Music Performance Certificate Program
Dr. Sojung Hong to Host Fundraising Concert April 8 for Music Performance Certificate Program

(ELGIN, IL – March 27, 2018) Judson University’s 11th annual fundraising concert for the Korean Scholarship Fund will feature four Korean pianists and a baritone to round out this musical event. 

Organized annually by Dr. Sojung Lee Hong, the fundraising event will take place this year on Sunday, April 8, at 6 p.m. in Galvin Recital Hall at Northwestern University (70 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, Ill.). 
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