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Judson University’s World Leaders Forum Featuring Retired Gen. David Petraeus Postponed

Judson University’s World Leaders Forum Featuring Retired Gen. David Petraeus postponed, Events Likely to Resume in 2021

Due to continued concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and gathering limitations, Judson University’s ninth World Leaders Forum featuring foreign policy expert and retired Gen. David Petraeus will be postponed until further notice. The event was initially scheduled for Oct. 20, 2020, and rescheduled for this April at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center.
While the event featuring Gen. Petraeus is on hold, the World Leaders Forum hopes to safely resume in-person events as soon as possible in accordance with public health guidance.

Judson Seeks Nominations for the 2021 Volunteer Service Award and Youth Award at Annual Community Prayer Breakfast

Judson Seeks Nominations for the 2021 Volunteer Service Award and Youth Award at Annual Community Prayer Breakfast

(ELGIN, IL – February 17, 2021) 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 or spiritual needs. The recognitions will be given during Judson University's Community Prayer Breakfast, which will be held Monday, May 10, at various locations on campus (1151 N. State St., Elgin) to provide adequate spacing for participants.

Judson to Host Race and Justice Series

Judson to Host Race and Justice Series

(ELGIN, IL – February 10, 2021) Judson University’s Chapel Ministry will feature a series titled “Race and Justice” to highlight the importance of diversity and Black History Month within the Judson community. The series will commence virtually at 10 a.m. on Friday, Monday and Wednesday, February 19, 22, and 24. Featured speakers will include Rondell Trevino, Pastor Peter Hong and Author Edward Gilbreath.

Activities Planned for Black History Month at Judson University

Activities Planned for Black History Month at Judson University

(ELGIN, IL – February 10, 2021) Judson University’s Black Student Union and others on campus are planning several events during Black History Month. 

Michael Folker Named Director of the Reorganized Judson University Community School of Musical Arts

 

Michael Folker Named Director of the Reorganized Judson University Community School of Musical Arts

(ELGIN, IL – February 10, 2021) The Demoss Center for Worship in the Performing Arts at Judson University announces the appointment of Michael Folker as the director of the newly reorganized Judson University Community School of Musical Arts. Professor Folker is currently the percussion instructor and the director of the Percussion Ensemble at Judson University. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Professor Folker into an even more substantive role with the DCWPA,” said Demoss Center Director Dr. Warren Anderson. “We look forward to his bringing the same kind of excellence and enthusiasm to this community-building effort that he has displayed with the Judson Percussion Ensemble these past five years.”

OTTO Engineering Strengthens Partnership with Judson University

OTTO Engineering Strengthens Partnership with Judson University

(ELGIN, IL – January 26, 2021) Judson University is happy to announce that OTTO Engineering, Inc. is extending its support through a five-year commitment and deepening its partnership with the university by creating the Roeser Scholars program that will provide scholarships and special programming for Judson’s top academic students.

OTTO designs, develops and manufactures control products and communication accessories in Carpentersville, Ill. OTTO’s investment in Judson’s highest academic scholarship program continues to energize the current program that offers leadership training and financial aid to scholar and honor students based on academic merit, leadership qualities, and financial need.

New Gallery Exhibit Features Douglas Johnson

New Gallery Exhibit Features Douglas Johnson

(Elgin, Ill. - January 22, 2021) Douglas Johnson, director of the McLean County Art Center in Bloomington, Ill., is exhibiting recent work in the Draewell Gallery at Judson University. The paintings featured in At the Speed of Light: Illinois Landscapes depict various locations in small towns and the rural countryside in central Illinois. The quality of light at various times of day from dawn to dusk is highlighted in all the images.

Judson University Featured One of the Best Colleges in Illinois

Judson University Featured One of the Best Online Colleges in Illinois

 (ELGIN, IL – January 8, 2021) Judson University has been featured on Best Value Schools page as one of the best value online colleges in Illinois for its adult program. The website’s goal is to create the best resources for students who are looking at what colleges what might be best for them.

Judson University to Launch Weightlifting as Club Sport(1)

Judson University to Launch Weightlifting as Club Sport

(Elgin, Ill.  December 17, 2020) The Judson University Athletic Department begins men's and women's weightlifting as the newest addition to its growing athletic department. The programs will begin competition in the Fall of 2021. Competitive weightlifting becomes the newest sport since the launch of football in 2019. In addition, Judson has hired experienced professional weightlifter and coach Mike Tangorra as the program's inaugural head coach.

Acclaimed Pianist Huntley Brown Receives Judson Honorary Doctorate

Acclaimed Pianist Huntley Brown Receives Judson Honorary Doctorate

 (ELGIN, IL – December 15, 2020)  Judson University’s Board of Trustees awarded an honorary doctorate of Humane Letters to acclaimed pianist Huntley Brown ‘88 during Judson’s 10 a.m. Commencement Ceremony held on Saturday, December 12.

The Rev. Brown, who was ordained by the Evangelical Church Alliance International, is a concert pianist and recording artist who performs internationally. Born in Jamaica within a Christian home, Rev. Brown first traveled to the United States to attend Judson University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Music Performance. He went on to earn a master’s in piano performance and pedagogy from Northern Illinois University.

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