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Korean Scholarship Fundraising Concert of Music for Silent Film
Korean Scholarship Fundraising Concert of Music for Silent Film

(ELGIN, IL – March 20, 2019) Judson University’s annual fundraising dinner for the Korean Scholarship Fund will feature pianist HyunJu Kang performing a live music underscoring of Charlie Chaplin’s silent film “City Lights.” Organized annually by Judson Music Professor Dr. Sojung Hong, the fundraising dinner and concert will take place in the Thulin Auditorium of Judson University’s Thompson Hall (1151 N. State St., Elgin) on Sunday, March 31 at 4:00 p.m.

Caroline Kennedy to Keynote Judson University’s 2019 World Leaders Forum
Caroline Kennedy to Keynote Judson University's 2019 World Leaders Forum

 

ELGIN, IL March 14, 2019 – Judson University announced today that author, diplomat and former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy will keynote the eighth World Leaders Forum on October 8, 2019, in Schaumburg. In addition to serving as the first female ambassador to Japan, Kennedy is the eldest child of President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. The discussion will be led by bestselling author and nationally syndicated radio host Eric Metaxas as part of Socrates in the City, his acclaimed series of conversations on “life, God and other small topics.”

Dr. Lawrence Drake to Give Keynote Address at Judson University's Annual Prayer Breakfast
Dr. Lawrence Drake to Give Keynote Address at Judson University’s Annual Prayer Breakfast
(ELGIN, IL – March 1, 2019) Dr. Lawrence Drake, a dynamic and global leader, will give the keynote speech at Judson University’s annual Community Prayer Breakfast. This community networking event will be held on Wednesday, May 8 from 7:30-9:00 a.m. at a new venue, the Love Family Christian Foundation located in downtown Elgin.
Artist Makoto Fujimura to Speak at Judson's Spring Commencement
Artist Makoto Fujimura to Speak at Judson's Spring Commencement 

(ELGIN, IL – February 26, 2019) Judson University has announced that artist, writer and speaker Makoto Fujimura will give the keynote address during Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 4 at Lindner Fitness Center (1151 N. State St., Elgin) at both the 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. ceremonies.

Judson Theatre to Perform “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [abridged] [revised]”
Judson Theatre to Perform "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare"

 

(ELGIN, IL – February 26, 2019) Judson’s Theatre Department will present The Complete Works of William Shakespeare from March 14-16. The spring production will take place in the Thulin Auditorium of Thompson Hall at Judson University’s Elgin campus (1151 N. State St.). Performances will run every evening, Thursday-Sunday at 7 p.m., with a matinee performance at 2 p.m. on Sunday. 

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. 
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