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Judson Recital to Feature Professor Hong and Violinist Charlene Kluegel

Judson Recital to Feature Professor Hong and Violinist Charlene Kluegel

The Demoss Center for Worship in the Performing Arts at Judson University (1151 N. State Street) will present an afternoon of beautiful classical music on Friday, February 2, at 3:00 p.m. in Thulin Auditorium in Thompson Hall. Dr. Sojung Lee Hong, professor of piano at Judson University, will collaborate with acclaimed violinist Charlene Kluegel, for this special performance. The recital will include works by Mozart, Messiaen and Elgar. The event is free of charge.

Celebrate Judson’s Successful Fall Season on February 5

Celebrate Judson Athletic Teams' Successful Fall Seasons on February 5

(Elgin, IL January 23, 2020) The Judson University Athletic Department experienced a fall season of successes that has never been seen in the 56 years of Judson's storied history and plans to celebrate by recognizing these athletes during the Men’s Basketball game on February 5, at halftime. The game begins at 7:30 p.m.. Every fall sport with NCCAA Championships had representation from Judson University on an individual or a team qualification. This has never occurred for the Eagles since the beginnings of Judson Fall sports in the 1967-1968 academic year. 

Four Judson teams advanced to NCCAA Nationals. The Women's Cross Country team competed in the NCCAA National Championships on November 16 in Point Lookout, Missouri, as a team for the second consecutive year and the fifth time in the last six seasons. Judson’s two top runners, Chloe Burkhardt and Marie Mayer participated in the NAIA National Championship in Vancouver, Washington, the week following.

Judson University Choir to Tour Midwest in January Tour

Judson University Choir to Tour Midwest in January Tour

 (ELGIN, IL – January 22, 2020) The Judson University Choir is preparing for a four-day tour of the area churches and schools from January 23 until January 26.

On the tour, the choir will sing at churches, schools, and a widow’s luncheon. This tour will feature a nearly 49-member choir, highlighting the strength of the Judson Choir as a critical outreach of the University.

Rev. Dr. Curtis J. Sartor Jr. Receives with the City of Elgin’s Humanitarian Award

Rev. Dr. Curtis J. Sartor Jr. Receives with the City of Elgin’s Humanitarian Award

(ELGIN, IL – Jan. 21, 2020) Rev. Dr. Curtis J. Sartor Jr. received Elgin’s 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award during the City of Elgin’s 35th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast, held Saturday, January 20. The award recognized Dr. Sartor’s passion for following the leadership practices of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to advocate and give voice to minority populations within his professional and personal life. 

Second Baptist Church of Elgin Will Lead Worship for Martin Luther King Jr. Day Chapel(1)

The Second Baptist Church of Elgin Will Lead Worship for Martin Luther King Jr. Day Chapel

 

(ELGIN, IL – January 17, 2020) The Second Baptist Church of Elgin will continue a rich tradition on Monday, Jan. 20, when choir members join the Rev. Dr. Nathaniel Edmond in leading worship during the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration. The event, which takes place at 10 a.m. in Herrick Chapel (1151 N. State St., Elgin), is free and open to the public.

Judson University Partners with Christian Youth Theater

Judson University Announces New Partnership with Christian Youth Theater

 (ELGIN, IL – December 12, 2019) – Judson University is partnering with Christian Youth Theater (CYT) Chicago to provide academic credit to high school and college students involved with CYT Chicago productions throughout Chicago, Milwaukee and Kenosha.

This new Judson University/CYT partnership will provide high school juniors and seniors with the ability to earn college credit by enrolling in the CYT Independent Study through Judson’s Prep Program when they participate in a CYT production. Judson students as well as community college students can also earn college credit from Judson by enrolling in the CYT Independent Study as they provide artistic direction for CYT productions as directors, choreographers, set designer and builders or other technical roles needed for a production.

Judson Graduates 128 Students During Fall Commencement 2019

Judson Graduates 128 Students During Fall Commencement 2019

(ELGIN, IL – December 7, 2019) Judson University celebrated the 128 students who graduated during the university's 82nd commencement exercises held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 7, at Herrick Chapel on the Elgin campus.

During the 10 a.m. commencement ceremony, 77 students graduated from the Division of Professional Studies’ Masters (MBA, Master of Arts in Human Services Administration and Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership) and Adult Undergraduate (evening adult students) Bachelor of Arts programs.

At the 2 p.m. commencement program, 51 students graduated from the Traditional Undergraduate program, the Master of Architecture, Master of Education in Literacy (MLIT), and Master of Leadership in Ministry (MLM) programs.

The day’s commencement address was presented by Dr. Gillian Stewart-Wells, Judson’s Provost and Chief Academic Officer since 2018. Since arriving at Judson in 2008, she has served the institution in several roles from professor in Judson’s undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs to co-directing Judson’s first doctoral program to leading many committees and initiatives on campus.

Anali Cisneros Named Judson's Student Laureate

Anali Cisneros Named Judson University's 2019 Lincoln Student Laureate of the Lincoln Academy of Illinois

  (ELGIN, IL – December 6, 2019) Judson senior Anali Cisneros of Elgin, Ill., was named the 2019 Student Laureate of the Lincoln Academy of Illinois. Every fall, a meritorious senior from each of the four-year, degree-granting colleges and universities in Illinois is awarded the Abraham Lincoln Civic Engagement Award and becomes a Student Laureate.

Dr. Gillian Stewart-Wells to Speak at Judson's Fall Commencement
Dr. Gillian Stewart-Wells to Speak at Judson's Fall Commencement

(ELGIN, IL – December 4, 2018) Judson University will welcome Dr. Gillian Stewart-Wells as the keynote speaker during Fall Commencement exercises at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.on Saturday, Dec. 7, at Herrick Chapel.

Dr. GillianStewart-Wells, Ph.D. became Provost and Chief Academic Officer at JudsonUniversity in October 2018. Since arriving at Judson in 2008, she has been a professor in Judson’s undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs; and co-directed Judson’s first doctoral program.

Judson Senior Wins Annual Shark Tank Event
Judson University Senior Wins Annual Shark Tank Event

(ELGIN, IL – November 22, 2019) Judson University’s sixth Judson Shark Tank event held November 21 in Herrick Chapel was energized by great ideas for new products and services by the contestants.

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