Opportunities + Experience
The RISE Program gives students with intellectual disabilities a college life experience in a Christian community and builds upon strengths for independent living and customized employment.
College Credit in High School
Through the High School Prep Program, we give high school junior or senior students the opportunity to earn up to a total of 24 hours of college credit and, in most cases, earn high school credit at the same time.
Demoss Center for Worship in the Performing Arts
The Demoss Center for Worship in the Performing Arts provides a unique synergistic bond between Music, Worship Arts, Christian Ministries, and Communication Departments, which ultimately helps to equip and energize worshipers, instruct and inspire performers, and serve and supply the church with trained musicians and worship leaders.
World Leaders Forum
The World Leaders Forum brings recognized world leaders to the Judson University campus each year with the intent to inspire and ignite a flame of leadership for all who attend. Past keynote speakers include former President George W. Bush, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev, United Kingdom Prime Minister Tony Blair, Mexican President Felipe Calderón and other world leaders..
The Judson University Athletic Department is excited to announce the hiring of former NFL safety and return specialist Quintin Demps as Judson University Football’s next Head Coach. The San Antonio, Texas, native is a nine-year NFL veteran who played for the Philadelphia Eagles, Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs, New York Giants, and the Chicago Bears.Keep Reading “Former NFL and Chicago Bears Safety Quintin Demps Named Head Football Coach”
The Judson University Choir is preparing for a multi-stop tour in Illinois, and one stop in Iowa from January 26 through January 29. On the tour, the choir will sing at churches and some performance venues. This tour will feature a nearly 50-member choir, highlighting the strength of the Judson Choir as a critical outreachKeep Reading “Judson University Plans Mid-Winter Choir Tour”
Michael “Mac” McAvoy will exhibit a series of mechanical sculptures in Judson’s Draewell Gallery this spring. McAvoy’s work is based on canonical science fiction novels and collectively entitled The Classics. The show opened on January 17 and will run through March 31. “Mac” will discuss the work on Friday, February 17 at 3 p.m. inKeep Reading “Judson Gallery to Show Michael “Mac” McAvoy’s Work”
Judson University announced today that Sir James MacMillan and The Lord Smith of Kelvin, KT CH, Robert Haldane Smith, in partnership with The Eric Liddell Community, will share the stage for the 10th World Leaders Forum on March 21, 2023. This event is the North American Celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Eric Liddell winning theKeep Reading “Sir James MacMillan and The Lord Smith of Kelvin KT CH to Keynote the World Leaders Forum”
On National First-Generation Day, Judson University is excited to announce the new Slawek Family First-Generation Scholars Program to support our first-generation college students. Thanks to a generous donation from Joe and Mary Slawek through the Slawek Family Charitable Fund, Judson University will create the Slawek Scholars Program, which will provide scholars with mentors, leadership opportunities, participation in the World LeadersKeep Reading “Slawek Family Blesses Judson’s First-Generation Students”
Merit RecitalTuesday, November 8 | 7:00 p.m. | Thulin Auditorium Midwest Opera Theatre and the DCWPA present… “The Treasure Chest Voice Show” Saturday, November 12 | 7:00 p.m. | Thulin Auditorium | tickets through midwestopera.com Chamber Singers & Piano Ensemble Recital Tuesday, November 15 | 7:00 p.m. | Thulin Auditorium Jazz Combo ConcertFriday, November 18 | 7:00 p.m. |Keep Reading “Music Events this Fall”
Judson University welcomed trustees, former faculty, and volunteer service groups to the campus for the 60th annual Founders’ Day on October 21. Throughout the day’s celebration, the leadership of the University honored those who helped to establish Judson College in 1963. Judson began as an undergraduate college in 1913 as part of Northern Baptist TheologicalKeep Reading “Judson Celebrates Leaders During Founders’ Day”
One of the more impressive construction projects in Judson Athletics history has come to the realization as the Dawson Field ribbon-cutting ceremony took place at the field’s northwest corner on Thursday evening. The Dawson Field turfed complex will now host home soccer games as well as be a practice facility for the Football and TrackKeep Reading “Judson Dedicates New Facility With Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony”
The Heal Elgin two-day free clinic is back for the fourth year on October 8-9, 2022. The free clinic will provide dental, vision, and medical services to patients on a first-come, first-served basis at Judson University, Lindner Fitness Center, 1151 N. State St, Elgin, Illinois. All services are free and no ID is required. TheKeep Reading “Heal Elgin Free Clinic Returns”
Judson University inducted four new members into the 2022 Athletic Hall of Fame during Homecoming and Family Weekend on Saturday, September 24, during a ceremony held on campus. The class included Vusa Nkomazana (Men’s Soccer 1999), Landon Skinner (Men’s Basketball, 2012), Lana Rasmussen (Women’s Volleyball, 1998), and Matt McHenry (Baseball, 2012). Vusa Nkomazana (not pictured)Keep Reading “Four Athletes Are Inducted into Judson’s Athletic Hall of Fame”
Judson University’s Art and Design Department proudly welcomes back Conrad Egyir, whose paintings will be displayed in the Draewell Gallery from September 22 – November 18. The artist will discuss his work at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 22 in Room 221 of the Weber Academic Center. A reception will immediately follow in the DraewellKeep Reading “Conrad Egyir ’15 Will Be Featured in the Draewell Gallery”
Judson University’s Athletic Department welcomes Laura (Opie, ’01) Starkey as Head Softball Coach. “I’m really excited to be back on campus and involved in the Judson community again. It has brought back great memories and I look forward to helping build the current softball program,” said Starkey. “My experience from Aurora allows me to seeKeep Reading “Judson Alum and Established Coach Laura Starkey Returns to Campus as Head Softball Coach”
BIOCHEMISTRY, CLASS OF 2020 Judson unveiled a new banner during Homecoming weekend to honor Anali Cisneros ’20 of Elgin, Ill. as the most decorated and accomplished scholar-athlete in the history of Judson University athletics. The new banner is located in the Fitness Center, and features some of Anali’s incredible accomplishments as an athlete, specifically forKeep Reading “Anali Cisneros”
Psychology/Natural Sciences, Class of 2022 Looking to strengthen her volleyball skills, Jessica Smith met with Judson Volleyball Coach Julie Fahy and just knew that Judson was a place for her. Joining the volleyball team has made Jessica’s Judson experience unique. “Many students comment on the sense of community that Judson offers,” she says. “I am fortunate to also beKeep Reading “Jessica Smith”
MBA, 2020 Current Role: Business Administrator at Biofortis Research Shawn Williams ’20 is a Business Administrator at Biofortis Research. A graduate of Judson’s Adult programs with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and a current student in Judson’s MBA program, Shawn is incredibly grateful for the ways Judson has played a transformative roleKeep Reading “Shawn Williams ’20”
Judson University celebrated188 graduates during the 87th commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 7. Three-time Olympian Tracy Evans Land gave the keynote address to graduates in ceremonies at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in Herrick Chapel (1151 N. State St., Elgin). National Champion and Olympian Tracy Evans Land invited Judson’s graduates to create a masterpiece ofKeep Reading “Judson University Celebrates 188 Graduates During Spring Commencement 2022”
New and incoming students for the spring should attend Spring Welcome Day on Tuesday, January 10. This day is designed to welcome new students to the Judson family by introducing them to all that Judson offers. Our residence-life staff will help all new students move in, and JSO will host a welcome-back event! Attendance isKeep Reading “Spring Welcome Day is Jan. 10”
Judson University will be closed for Christmas Break, starting at the end of the business day, December 16 through January 1. The university will reopen for regular business hours on Monday, Jan. 2, 2023. Spring Welcome Day for students entering the spring semester will be on Tuesday, January 10. Returning residential students can move backKeep Reading “Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year”
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