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Judson University Choir to Tour East Coast Over Spring Break
Judson University Choir to Tour East Coast Over Spring Break

(ELGIN, IL – February 21, 2019) The Judson University Choir is preparing for a 10-day tour of the East Coast from March 1 until March 10, making stops in numerous cities throughout Washington, D.C, Virginia, Ohio, and Illinois. 

Literacy Conference A Day at Judson
Literacy Conference - A Day at Judson - is March 5

(ELGIN, IL – February 21, 2019) Judson University will host its 2019 annual event “A Day At Judson,” featuring author and educator Ruth Culham, Ed. D. The event will begin at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, March 5 in the Lindner Campus Commons (1151 N. State St., Elgin). During the seminar, Culham will highlight the importance of writing in education.

Chapel to Feature Propaganda, Others in Beyond Colorblind Series
Judson University Chapel to Feature Propaganda, Others in Beyond Colorblind Series

(ELGIN, IL – February 13, 2019) Judson University’s Chapel Ministry will feature a series next week during chapel entitled Beyond Colorblind, highlighting the importance of diversity and Black History Month within the Judson community. The series will commence at 10 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, February 18, 20, and 22 at the Herrick Chapel (1151 N. State St., Elgin). Featured speakers will include spoken word poet Propaganda, Ray Chang, and Rev. Dr. Charlie Dates. These events are free and open to the public.

The weeklong series will begin on Monday with spoken word poetry by Propaganda. A Christian spoken word poet and hip-hop artist, Propaganda’s work highlights the challenges of racial violence from his own upbringing in Los Angeles, Calif. He has released seven albums thus far, most recently releasing the album “Crooked” in 2017. During chapel on this day, Judson will host many families visiting during Preview Day.

Author, Speaker and Spoken Word Artist Jon Jorgenson to Lead Spiritual Enrichment Week February 4-8
Author, Speaker and Spoken Word Artist Jon Jorgenson to Lead Spiritual Enrichment Week February 4-8

 

Jon Jorgenson(ELGIN, IL – January 25, 2019) The Judson community will welcome author, speaker and spoken word artist Jon Jorgenson to campus next week. He will be the guest host for Spiritual Enrichment Week in chapel February 4-8. The chapel times on Monday, Wednesday and Friday will be 10 a.m. in Herrick Chapel (1151 N. State St., Elgin). The services for Tuesday and Thursday will be at 11 a.m. The chapel events are free and open to the public.

Judson Seeks Nominations for the 2019 Volunteer Service Award and Youth Award at Annual Community Prayer Breakfast
Judson Seeks Nominations for the 2019 Volunteer Service Award and Youth Award at Annual Community Prayer Breakfast 
(ELGIN, IL – January 31, 2019) Judson University is seeking nominations for the D. Ray Wilson Volunteer Service Award and the Bea Wilson Youth Service Award, which are presented each year at Judson University’s Community Prayer Breakfast. 
Architectural Scholar To Present at Judson’s Black History Month Lecture Series
Architectural Scholar To Present at Judson’s Black History Month Lecture Series 
(ELGIN, IL – January 30, 2019) Judson University’s Architecture Department will welcome Carolyn Armenta Davis to campus on Friday, Feb. 8 at 4:30 p.m. in Herrick Chapel as part of the Architecture Lecture Series. Davis will lecture on “Black Architects and Today’s Diaspora” to highlight the innovate and award-winning designs in architecture and the impact of the Atlantic African diaspora on design in an age of globalization.
Dr. Gillian Stewart-Wells is Elevated to Judson's Provost and Chief Academic Officer

Dr. Gillian Stewart-Wells is Elevated to Judson’s Provost and Chief Academic Officer (ELGIN, IL – January 25, 2019) Judson University promoted Dr. Gillian Stewart-Wells, Ph.D. to Provost and Chief Academic Officer in October 2018. As Provost, Dr. Stewart-Wells is responsible for all academic program offerings at the university. Additionally, she leads Judson’s Strategic Planning effort as it concludes a five-year plan in the spring of 2019 and initiates a new Strategic Planning process in the fall of 2019.

An Enchanted Evening of Korean Dance
An Enchanting Evening of Korean Dance 

 

(ELGIN, IL – February 12, 2019) The Demoss Center for Worship in the Performing Arts at Judson University (1151 N. State Street) will present “An Enchanting Evening of Korean Dance” on Friday, February 15, at 7:00 p.m. in Thulin Auditorium of Thompson Hall (new location as of Feb. 12).

Second Baptist Church of Elgin Will Lead Worship for Martin Luther King Jr. Day Chapel

 

 The Second Baptist Church of Elgin Will Lead Worship for Martin Luther King Jr. Day Chapel
 

 

(ELGIN, IL – January 17, 2019) The Second Baptist Church of Elgin will continue a rich tradition on Monday, Jan. 21, when choir members join the Rev. Dr. Nathaniel Edmond in leading worship during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration. The event, which takes place at 10 a.m. in Herrick Chapel (1151 N. State St., Elgin), is free and open to the public.

Wedell Named Head Men’s Golf Coach

 John Wedell Named Head Men’s Golf Coach

 

 

(ELGIN, IL – January 16, 2019) John Wedell will assume the head coach position of the men’s golf program at Judson University. Wedell is in the midst of his third season as the head women’s golf coach at Judson and will continue that role. 

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