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Campus to Close for Extended Weekend to Observe Easter

 

Campus to Close for Extended Weekend to Observe Easter

(Elgin, Ill. - April 18, 2019) This weekend, Judson University will celebrate the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Judson University will be closed to celebrate the Easter holiday beginning Friday, April 19 through Monday, April 22. Students in the Division of Professional Studies should check with their instructors to see if their class meets online on Monday, April 22. Business hours for all offices will resume on Tuesday, April 23.

Youth of the Year Student to Attend Judson in the Fall
"Youth of the Year" Student to Attend Judson in the Fall

(ELGIN, IL – April 18, 2019) Boys and Girls Club “Youth of the Year” award winner Damaryan Benton will attend Judson University in the fall to study in Business Administration and Communications. He joins the Judson community through a prestigious full-tuition, four-year scholarship given to the high school student who wins the Youth of the Year Award.

Spring Concert of Worship to Celebrate the Lives of Lynn Hammerlund and Lynn Shaffer

 

Spring Concert of Worship to Celebrate the Lives of Lynn Hammerlund and Lynn Shaffer

(ELGIN, IL – April 17, 2019) The Demoss Center for Worship and the Performing Arts (DCWPA) will host its’ Spring Concert of Worship on Saturday, April 27 at 7 P.M. in Herrick Chapel on the campus of Judson University (1151 N. State St., Elgin). The event, in memory of Lynn Hammerlund and Lynn Shaffer, will feature the Judson Civic Orchestra and the Judson University Choir. This is a non-ticketed, free event, however a free-will offering will be collected.

Artist Makoto Fujimara Will Speak at Judson's Spring Commencement
Artist Makoto Fujimura to Speak at Judson's Spring Commencement 

(ELGIN, IL – April 16, 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. Fujimura is an artist, writer, and speaker who is recognized worldwide as a cultural shaper. He was recently appointed Director of Culture Care Initiative at Fuller Theological Seminary's Brehm Center. A Presidential appointee to the National Council on the Arts from 2003-2009, Fujimura served as an international advocate for the arts, speaking with decision makers and advising governmental policies on the arts. In 2014, the American Academy of Religion named Makoto Fujimura as its 2014 Religion and the Arts’ award recipient. His books have won numerous awards including the Aldersgate Prize for "Silence and Beauty" (IVPress).

Judson University to Host Open Houses for 25th Anniversary of Adult Programs
Judson University to Host Open Houses for 25th Anniversary of Adult Programs

(ELGIN, IL – April 5, 2019) Judson University’s Division of Professional Studies is celebrating its 25th anniversary of offering programs in the Elgin, Rockford and online communities.

Judson University to Perform Ensemble Concerts in April
Judson University to Perform Ensemble Concerts in April

 

(ELGIN, IL – April 3, 2019) The Demoss Center for Worship and The Performing arts (DCWPA) at Judson University (1151 N. State St., Elgin) will host several free ensemble performances in the month of April. These will include performances from the piano, jazz, guitar and percussion ensembles as well as the chamber singers and merit recitalists. All performances are held in Thulin Auditorium of Thompson Hall at 7 p.m. and are free of charge, unless otherwise noted. 

Judson University to Hold Career Fair April 3
Judson University to Host Annual Career Fair

(ELGIN, IL – March 29, 2019) Judson University will host its annual career fair on Wednesday, April 3 at the Lindner Fitness Center (1151 N. State St., Elgin). The career fair will be open from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and is hosted by the Judson Alumni Board in cooperation with Career Services. Judson’s career fair is open to students and alumni of the University. 

Tickets on sale today for Caroline Kennedy at Judson University’s World Leaders Forum
Tickets on Sale Today for Caroline Kennedy at Judson University's World Leaders Forum on October 8

 ELGIN, IL – Tickets to see former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy in conversation with nationally syndicated radio host Eric Metaxas at Judson University’s eighth World Leaders Forum are now on sale to the public.

Judson Announces Developing New Partnership with Convenant Christian School

Judson Announces Developing New Partnership with Covenant Christian School 

 

(ELGIN, IL – March 28, 2019) Judson University announces an exciting new partnership that is developing with Covenant Christian School (CCS) of Aurora, Ill., to help grow Christian education available from pre-K through college. The announcement was made on Saturday, March 23, at West Aurora High School during the CCS 40th Anniversary Celebration Concert featuring Artist in Residence Huntley Brown. 

Mark Cuban to keynote Judson University’s New World Leaders Forum Speaker series

Mark Cuban to Keynote Judson University's New World Leaders Forum

 

 

(ELGIN, IL March 27, 2019) – Judson University announced today that entrepreneur, investor and “Shark Tank” star Mark Cuban will be the inaugural guest for the new World Leaders Forum series, Conversations with Mark Vargas, on May 16 at Judson University in Elgin. Judson alumnus Mark Vargas ’04 will host a discussion with Cuban about life, business, politics and finding inspiration. 

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