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Judson University’s Homecoming for 2019 Is Just Around the Corner
Judson University’s Homecoming for 2019 Is Just Around the Corner

(ELGIN, IL – September 18, 2019) Homecoming and Family Weekend 2019 promises to be an exciting, action-packed adventure for the entire family Thursday-Saturday, Sept. 26-28.

Judson students will interact with local alumni and businesses for a new Job Fair and Network Night on Thursday, Sept. 26. New this year, Judson will host a Job Fair with area businesses from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. for students and alumni to make connections for internships or jobs. Then, attendees will learn from Alumnae Kesha Kelly ’05, ’14, an empowerment speaker, author and trainer with more than 17 years of human resources experience during Network Night. Register to take part here.

Judson Leadership Scholars Named for 2019-2020 School Year
Judson Leadership Scholars Named for 2019-2020 School Year

(ELGIN, IL – September 17, 2019) Judson University has announced that four incoming freshmen have been selected to participate in the Judson Leadership Scholars (JLS) program. This is the sixth year for the program that offers leadership training and financial aid to students based on academic merit, leadership qualities and financial need.

Judson University Named Among the Best Christian Colleges and Universities for 2019 by College Consensus
Judson University Named Among the Best Christian Colleges and Universities for 2019 by College Consensus

(ELGIN, IL – September 16, 2019) Judson University has been named among the Best Christian Colleges Universities for 2019 by College Consensus. The comprehensive award from College Consensus is based on an objectively computed method, which allows universities to highlight what they do best.

Judson was ranked no. 46 nationally, particularly reflecting its high student ratings and availability of undergraduate student aid.

Judson University Announces Founders’ Day Speaker & Celebration
Judson University Announces Founders' Day Speaker and Celebration

(ELGIN, IL – Sept. 9, 2019) Judson University announces its upcoming Founders’ Day Celebration, which will feature Rev. Sharon T. Koh, Executive Director/CEO of the American Baptist International Ministries. The annual event will be held on Oct. 18 at Herrick Chapel (1151 N. State St., Elgin), and will highlight this year’s Golden Eagle Award winner. The 2019 Golden Eagle Award Winner will be Merrie Meadows, Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors for W. R. Meadows, Inc., a family-owned and operated construction materials manufacturer based in Hampshire, Ill. The distinguished award recognizes those who have made a significant contribution to the Judson community over the 56 years of the school’s history.

Constitution Day at Judson University to Feature AM560 Host Dan Proft
Constitution Day at Judson University to Feature AM560 Host Dan Proft

(ELGIN, IL – September 10, 2019) Judson University will commemorate Constitution Day on Sept. 18 with special guest speaker Dan Proft, who will give a presentation at 10 a.m. in Herrick Chapel (1151 N. State St., Elgin).

Dan Proft is an entrepreneur, editorial contributor to the Chicago Tribune, former Republican candidate for Governor, and radio talk show host with AM560 The Answer. He voices a popular political commentary, “:60 of Sanity,” reaching an audience of two million weekly listeners on Salem Radio Network.

Judson University Honors Alpha Coles Blackburn with Honorary Doctorate
Judson University Honors Alpha Coles Blackburn with Honorary Doctorate

(ELGIN, IL – Sept. 9, 2019) Judson University recognized renowned architect, fashion designer, television host and community leader Alpha Coles Blackburn with an honorary doctor of Humane Letters during the 10th anniversary G.L.A.M.M.Ys fundraising event held on Sept. 5 in Indianapolis.

Blackburn is the retired president and CEO of Blackburn Architects, a firm that has received many honors to include serving as lead architects of the National Underground Freedom Center in Cincinnati. As the owner’s technical representative and co-coordinator for art for the Indianapolis Airport, Blackburn led the selection, commissioning and installation of their art collection. She is a national award-winning fashion designer and former TV host.

Judson Welcomes New Faculty Members for the 2019-2020 School Year
Judson Welcomes New Faculty Members for the 2919-2020 School Year

(ELGIN, IL – September 6, 2019) Judson University will welcome 11 new faculty members to campus during the 2019-2020 academic year.

They are: Daniella Appiagyei, Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology; Daniel Burkett, Assistant Professor of Chemistry; Sarah Capello, Assistant Professor of Literacy Education; Mellissa Gyimah-Concepcion, Assistant Professor of Literacy of Education; R. Thomas Jaeger, Visiting Professor of Architecture; Dawn Karlovsky, Assistant Technical Professor in the Division of Professional Studies; Bret Koontz, Visiting Assistant Professor of Christian Ministries; Brittany Ladaa, Assistant Professor of Exercise Sport Science; John Loritsch, Visiting Assistant Professor of Architecture, Karen Love, Visiting Assistant Professor of Organizational Leadership; and Patrick Stephen, Associate Professor of Computer Science. 

Judson University to Host Job Fair and Network Night on September 26

 

Judson University to Host Job Fair and Network Night on September 26

(ELGIN, IL – September 4, 2019) Judson University will host a Job Fair and its annual Network Night on September 26 as part of the Homecoming and Family Weekend Celebration.

Both events will welcome alumni and current students with an opportunity to meet with businesses searching for new employees and for an evening of networking and inspiration in the Reed Room of Lindner Tower (1151 N. State St., Elgin). The Job Fair begins at 4:30 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. while the Network Event begins at 6:30 p.m. and continues until 8:30 p.m.

This year’s speaker will be Kesha Kent, empowerment speaker, author and trainer with over 17 years of human resources experience. She is a graduate of Judson University, holding both and Bachelor of Arts degree in Management and Leadership and a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership.

Judson University Named Among the Best Christian Colleges and Universities

 

Judson University Named Among the Best Christian Colleges and Universities

(ELGIN, IL – September 3, 2019)Judson University has been named among the Best Christian Colleges & Universities for 2019 by College Consensus. The comprehensive award from College Consensus is based on an objectively computed method, which allows universities to highlight what they do best.

Judson was ranked no. 46 nationally, particularly reflecting its high student ratings and availability of undergraduate student aid. 

Judson University Announces 2019 Athletic Hall of Fame Class
Judson University Announces 2019 Athletic Hall of Fame Class
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