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..
Tonight hundreds of people attended the 2023 World Leaders Forum at Judson University in Elgin. At this event, Scottish dignitaries Sir James MacMillan and business leader The Lord Smith of Kelvin celebrated the legacy of Olympian and Christian Missionary Eric Liddell whose feats at the 1924 Paris Olympics inspired the Academy Award-winning film Chariots ofKeep Reading “Hundreds Come to Elgin to Celebrate 100th Anniversary of the Moment that Inspired Chariots of Fire”
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”
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”
Please join us for the following DCWPA music events! All performances are free of charge except as indicated. Sunday, March 26 | Judson Choir Home Concert | 7 p.m. | Herrick Chapel | Free-will offering Tuesday, April 11 | Merit Recital | 7 p.m. | Thulin Auditorium | Free-will offering for Instruments for Jamaica Thursday, April 13 | Chamber Singers Recital |Keep Reading “Join Us for the Upcoming Music Events”
The Judson University community mourns the sudden passing of former Athletic Director and Director of Cross Country and Track & Field Joel Popenfoose. “Judson University is extremely saddened to learn of the passing of Joel Popenfoose,” stated Judson University President Dr. Gene Crume. “‘Coach Pop’ had a unique way of tying his pastoral experience withKeep Reading “Judson Mourns the Passing of Joel Popenfoose”
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. Both awards recognize candidates who have contributed to the greater good in the Fox Valley community by voluntarily serving others’ physical, emotional, intellectual orKeep Reading “Judson Seeks Nominations for the 2023 Volunteer Service Award and Youth Award”
Judson University prepares to welcome youngsters of all ages for its many summer camp offerings for elementary, middle, and high school students with an interest in sports and architecture and design. Registration is now open for the Judson Youth Sports Summer Camps. Judson will offer basketball and volleyball camps this June and July. Camping experiencesKeep Reading “Sign Up Now for Judson’s Sports and Design Summer Camps”
The Judson University Athletic Department is set to send off three programs down south to Florida for spring break. The Judson University Baseball Team begins competition in Florida beginning on Saturday, February 25, as the Eagles take on the top-ranked NAIA program in the nation Southeastern (Fla.) for a doubleheader. The Eagles will play 17Keep Reading “Spring Sports Set To Begin Spring Break Trips”
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