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Judson Welcomes New Faculty Members and Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness
Judson Welcomes New Faculty Members and Director of Institutional Research and Effectiveness

(ELGIN, IL – August 28, 2015) Judson University welcomes new staff and faculty members to its ranks for the 2015-2016 school year.
Piano and Bassoon Recital to Premiere New Work at Judson University
Piano and Bassoon Recital to Premiere New Work at Judson University

(ELGIN, IL – August 28, 2015) Pianist Yukiko Fujimura and bassoonist Eric Heidbreder will perform jazz-influenced works by several contemporary American composers in a joint recital on Saturday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. in the Thulin Performance Hall in the Thompson Center (1151 N. State St., Elgin).
Judson Announces Its World Leaders Forum Student Scholars for 2015-2016
Judson Announces Its World Leaders Forum Student Scholars for 2015-2016

(ELGIN, IL – August 27, 2015) Judson University has announced that five incoming freshman have been selected as World Leaders Forum Student Scholars. This is the second year for this program that will offer leadership training and financial aid to students based on their academic merit, leadership qualities, and financial need. 
In Concerted Effort, New Students, Families and Greater Judson Community Dine Out in Downtown Elgin
In Concerted Effort, New Students, Families and Greater Judson Community Dine Out in Downtown Elgin 

(ELGIN, IL – August 21, 2015) New student orientation at Judson included more than filling dorm rooms this year. For the first time in Judson’s history, the traditional move-in also included filling stomach as part of Blue Light Night, an initiative to get students, families and members of Judson’s faculty and staff off campus and into downtown Elgin restaurants for dinner.
Judson University Gears Up for First Preview Day of the School Year
Judson University Gears Up for First Preview Day of the School Year

(ELGIN, IL - August 21, 2015) High school students looking to find a college home that welcomes their faith and passion will want to visit Judson during any of its annual Preview Days this year. The events, which are held on the Elgin campus (1151 N. State St.), give prospective students a peek at campus life, course offerings and the people who make the Judson experience awesome. The first Preview Day this academic year will be Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7.
Judson University Hires Chad Gassman as Athletic Director and Head Baseball Coach
Judson University Hires Chad Gassman as Athletic Director and Head Baseball Coach

(ELGIN, IL – August 19, 2015) The Judson University Athletics Department is pleased to announce the hiring of Chad Gassman as its new Athletic Director and Head Baseball Coach. Gassman will start his new duties on Monday, Aug. 24. 
Five Former Athletes Get Inducted into the Judson Hall of Fame
Five Former Athletes Get Inducted into the Judson Hall of Fame

(ELGIN, IL-August 18, 2015) Homecoming weekend will take on a special meaning this fall at Judson University when five former Eagles athletes get inducted to the Judson Athletic Hall of Fame. This is the 13th induction class and the first time that the dinner and ceremony will take place during Homecoming weekend.
The inductions will take place on Saturday, Oct. 3, with daylong Homecoming events preceding the induction banquet that evening. The dinner and ceremony will be the final event of Homecoming weekend.
The five individuals being inducted are: Raquel Castilho, Pedro Figueiredo, Elizabeth Oleferchik, Laura Olson and Adam Schwelnus.
Coach Benjamin Leaves Behind Legacy After Eight Years
Head Baseball Coach Rich Benjamin Leaves Behind Legacy After Eight Years

(ELGIN, IL - August 11, 2015) Judson University Athletic Director and head baseball coach Rich Benjamin has announced that he has accepted the head baseball coaching job at Indiana Wesleyan University and will be resigning from his positions at Judson this month.
Judson's Center for Worship in the Performing Arts Installs Renowned Musician Huntley Brown as First Artist-in-Residence
Judson's Center for Worship in the Performing Arts Installs Renowned Musician Huntley Brown as First Artist-in-Residence

(ELGIN, IL – August 14, 2015) Judson University’s Center for Worship in the Performing Arts (CWPA) recently announced that alumnus Huntley Brown ’88 will serve as its first-ever artist-in-residence. 
Judson University School of Business and Professional Studies Will Host Open House Events in September
Judson University School of Business and Professional Studies Will Host Open House Events in September

(ELGIN, IL – August 14, 2015) Judson University's School of Business and Professional Studies will host open house events for busy adults seeking undergraduate and graduate degrees in September on the second floor of Lindner Tower at the Elgin campus (1151 N. State St.) and at the Rockford campus (1055 Featherstone Rd.). Online information meetings are also available.
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