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Judson Mourns Loss of Faculty Emeritus Richard Clossman
Judson University Mourns Loss of Faculty Emeritus Richard Clossman

(ELGIN, IL – November 10, 2019)Judson mourns the loss of faculty emeritus Rev. Dr. Richard Clossman, 91, who died on November 9 surrounding by his family. Dr. Clossman was a history professor at Judson from 1972 to 1997. After retiring from full-time teaching in 1994, he continued to teach as an adjunct professor in the History Department and was recognized as a Faculty Emeritus by the university.

Judson University to Host Popular “Shark Tank” Event Supporting Entrepreneurship
Judson University to Host Popular “Shark Tank” Event Supporting Entrepreneurship

(ELGIN, IL – Nov. 8, 2019) Judson University will again host its annual “Shark Tank” event in support of student entrepreneurship and creativity. The popular student event will take place on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. in Herrick Chapel (1151 N. State St., Elgin). The finalists will compete for a total prize of $2000, divided among the three winners and an “audience choice.” This event is free and open to the public.

Decision Support Services and Judson University to Launch Certificate Programs in Applied Data Science in Early 2020
Decision Support Services and Judson University to Launch Certificate Programs in Applied Data Science in Early 2020

(Elgin, IL November 7, 2019) Judson University along with Decision Support Sciences, a data science consultancy in Chicago, announce today the launch of seven, distinct two week-long certificate programs in applied data science at Judson University in early 2020.

Judson Coaches and Athletes Honored at Elgin's Sports Hall of Fame Banquet
Judson Coaches and Athletes Honored at Elgin's Sports Hall of Fame Banquet

(Elgin, Ill. November 5, 2019) Judson University was well represented at the Fortieth Annual Elgin Sports Hall of Fame Banquet Sunday evening. Twenty-Four Judson athletes, three coaches, and one former Judson player were all recognized at the event.

"I am deeply honored and blessed to be leading such a great tennis program for this university. We have put Judson University Tennis on the world map now, which has in part been a key contributor to the successful seasons that we have been having," said Assistant Director of Athletics and Head Tennis Coach Chris Moment about the evening and his team. "I would like to congratulate Christopher Veltkamp on this recognition as he has been an amazing player on the team and we look forward to the spring season in our quest for a seventh straight appearance at the NCCAA National Championship.”

Demoss Center for Worship in the Performing Arts to Perform a Thanksgiving Concert of Worship

Demoss Center for Worship in the Performing Arts to Perform a Thanksgiving Concert of Worship 

(ELGIN, IL – November 1, 2019) Judson University’s semi-annual Concert of Worship will take place on Saturday, November 23, at 3 p.m. in Herrick Chapel (1151 N. State St., Elgin) this fall.

Demoss Center for Worship in the Performing Arts Plans Full Performance Schedule for Fall

Demoss Center for Worship in the Performing Arts Plans Full Performance Schedule for the Fall 

 (ELGIN, IL – November 1, 2019) The Judson Civic Orchestra will perform on Sunday, November 17, at 2 p.m. in Herrick Chapel on the beautiful riverside campus of Judson University (1151 N. State Street, Elgin).

Judson University's Choir Launches Fall Tour
Judson University's Choir Launches Fall Tour

(ELGIN, IL – October 31, 2019) Members of the Judson University Choir will embark on a sx-city performance tour starting today, and they will do it in three days.

The 50-member choir, including vocalists and musicians, will travel along with Choir Director Dr. Warren Anderson to cities in Illinois and Wisconsin, starting Thursday, Oct. 31, through Sunday, Nov. 3. During that time, the choir will sing at area assemblies and churches. Concerts performed by the choir are open to the public.

Founders’ Day 2019 Recalls God’s Provision Over 56 Years of Judson History

Founders’ Day 2019 Recalls God’s Provision Over 56 Years of Judson History

Judson University Recognized in Three U.S. News & World Report Rankings
Judson University Recognized in Three U.S. News & World Report Categories

(ELGIN, IL – October 11, 2019) On September 9, U.S. News & World Report released its annual “Best Colleges Guidebook”, and Judson University placed well in several notable categories. Judson was listed #72 overall among Midwest Regional Universities, #45 in “Top Performers on Social Mobility,” and, most notably, #17 in “Best Undergraduate Teaching” among Midwest Regional Universities.

Judson received the recognition of being ranked #17 for having “an especially strong commitment to undergraduate teaching.” This newly highlighted ranking reflects the hard work and dedication of Judson University’s Division of Education, which offers Doctorate, Master, and Undergraduate level degrees.

Judson ranked #45 in the “Top Performers on Social Mobility.” The U.S. News and World Report writes that “some colleges are more successful than other others at advancing social mobility by enrolling and graduating large proportions of disadvantaged students awarded with Pell Grants.” Most of these federal grants are awarded to students whose adjusted gross family incomes are under $50,000.

Caroline Kennedy Shares Leadership Journey and Family’s Legacy of Service at Judson University’s World Leaders Forum
Caroline Kennedy Shares Leadership Journey and Family’s Legacy of Service at Judson University’s World Leaders Forum

(ELGIN, IL  October 8, 2019) – Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy shared insights into political courage, service and her family’s legacy as keynote speaker for Judson University’s eighth World Leaders Forum. The interview, part of an acclaimed series of conversations hosted by bestselling author and nationally syndicated radio host Eric Metaxas, drew more than 500 attendees to Schaumburg this evening. 

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