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Judson Student Tim Caffee Releases New CD of Hymns
Judson Student Tim Caffee Releases New CD of Hymns

(ELGIN, IL – September 20, 2017) Demoss Center of Worship in the Performing Arts’ student Tim Caffee will release a new CD entitled “Hymns Project,” on Friday, Sept. 29.
Research Colloquium to Feature Local Literacy Teacher and Researcher
Research Colloquium to Feature Local Literacy Teacher and Researcher

(ELGIN, IL – September 20, 2017) Judson University’s Division of Education will host an hour-long research colloquium on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at 5 p.m. in the Creekside South Education Building (1151 N. State St., Elgin).
TV Producer David Plummer to Speak at Judson for Network Night
TV Producer David Plummer to Speak at Judson for Network Night

(ELGIN, IL – September 19, 2017) Judson University is pleased to announce that the executive producer of the WCIU-TV show, “The Jam,” David Plummer will be the speaker for Network Night on Thursday, Sept. 21, at 6:30 p.m. in the Lindner Tower Reed Room (formerly Eagle Lounge).

The formerly announced speaker Kraig Kleeman had to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances.
Founders' Day 2017 Will Introduce New Voices in Church History
Founders' Day 2017 Will Introduce New Voices in Church History

(ELGIN, IL – Sept. 18, 2017) Judson University will prepare for the 2017 Founders’ Day celebration on Friday, Oct. 20. Each year, this event commemorates the university’s rich history, humble beginnings and visionary leaders.

Judson began as a college in 1913 as the undergraduate arm of Northern Baptist Theological Seminary and was named for Adoniram Judson, the first Protestant missionary sent from North America to preach in Burma. Judson established its Elgin location in 1963 and became a full-fledged university in 2007.

This year’s Founders' Day festivities will celebrate the rich legacy of the Baptist movement, here and abroad; and it will introduce the names of Christian pioneers that were busy about God’s work during the 19th century. The opening convocation will begin at 10 a.m. in Herrick Chapel (1151 N. State St., Elgin), led by guest speaker Dr. Doreen Morrison, an ordained Baptist minister, author and historical theologian.
Judson University Climbs Up U.S. News and World Report's Annual Best Colleges Guide and Holds Steady in Enrollment
Judson University Climbs Up U.S. News and World Report's Annual Best Colleges Guide and Holds Steady in Enrollment

 

Today, U.S. News & World Report released its annual “Best Colleges” guidebook, and Judson University moved up 18 slots on the ranking list.


This year, more than 1,388 universities were among the guidebook’s recognized Best Regional Universities for 2018 in four regional categories: North, South, Midwest and West. Judson was No. 75 of the 173 ranked on the Best Regional Universities - Midwest list. This year, Judson’s rank was significantly higher than the previous year when it ranked at No. 93. The publication also ranked Judson as a Best Value School.

Judson's Stellar Architecture Program to Celebrate 20th Anniversary
Judson's Stellar Architecture Program to Celebrate 20th Anniversary

(ELGIN, IL – September 8, 2017) Judson University’s esteemed Architecture program has reached a milestone. This year, the 20th anniversary celebration of Judson Architecture will occupy the place of the annual James Didier Symposium On Christ and Architecture on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15-16. 
Judson Students to Embark on Eight Global Outreach Trips
Judson Students to Embark on Eight Global Outreach Trips

(ELGIN, IL – September 8, 2017) Judson University’s Global Outreach Ministry unveiled its list of serving trips that students, faculty, staff and alumni will embark on during the 2017-2018 school year. The event took place today in the last of three Global Outreach-themed chapel events in Herrick Chapel (1151 N. State St., Elgin).
Bone Marrow Registry, Judson University Partner for 2017 World Leaders Forum Inspirational Series
Bone Marrow Registry, Judson University Partner for 2017 World Leaders Forum Inspirational Series

(ELGIN, IL – September 7, 2017) Judson University is partnering with the nonprofit Be the Match to provide information on bone marrow donations during its World Leaders Forum Inspirational Series on October 9, 2017. This year’s keynote speaker, Jim Munroe, credits Be the Match for his leukemia survival. Jennell Jenney, whose bone marrow donation saved Munroe’s life, will also be present at the event.
Judson to Host a Marathon of Music, Worship, Prayer and Testimonies to Raise Funds for Hurricane Harvey Victims
Judson to Host a Marathon of Music, Worship, Prayer and Testimonies to Raise Funds for Hurricane Harvey Victims

(ELGIN, IL – September 4, 2017) To aid the many victims of recent Hurricane Harvey throughout the state of Texas, Judson University’s Demoss Center for Worship in the Performing Arts will host a “marathon” music, prayer and testimony vigil set to begin at 12:45 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Thulin Auditorium in Thompson Hall (1151 N. State St., Elgin). It will culminate on Sunday, Sept. 10, with a Community Hour in the Thulin Auditorium from 12:30-1:30 p.m., and will close with a Celebration of Giving Concert at 2 p.m.
Willow Creek Teaching Pastor Steve Carter to Speak at Judson September 1
Willow Creek Teaching Pastor Steve Carter to Speak at Judson September 1

(ELGIN, IL - August 29, 2017) Judson University will welcome Steve Carter, the teaching pastor at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Ill., back to campus on Friday, Sept. 1, at 10 a.m. in Herrick Chapel (1151 N. State St., Elgin). Carter will be the guest speaker for chapel. He made a chapel presentation before in February 2016. This event is free and open to the public.
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