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Judson’s Literacy Conference - A Day at Judson - is June 22

Judson’s Literacy Conference - A Day at Judson - is June 22

 (ELGIN, IL – June 15, 2021) Judson University will host “A Day at Judson,” featuring educator Tanny McGregor and Trevor Bryan. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 22 in the Lindner Campus Commons (1151 N. State St., Elgin). During the seminar, McGregor and Bryan will highlight reading comprehension techniques.

The morning workshops will be segmented with McGregor presenting to educators who instruct students in K-3 grades and Bryan focusing on educators teaching to students in grades 4-12.

Judson’s Demoss Center Partners with Dark Horse Institute

Judson’s Demoss Center Partners with Dark Horse Institute

(ELGIN, IL – June 8, 2021) Judson University’s Demoss Center for Worship in the Performing Arts (DCWPA) is pleased to announce an exclusive partnership with Dark Horse Recording/Dark Horse Institute of Franklin, Tenn., one of the world’s premier recording studios. 
In an exclusive agreement signed earlier this month by Judson’s Provost, Dr. Gillian Stewart-Wells and Dark Horse founder Robin Crow, Judson’s senior Music Business and Entrepreneurship (MB&E) students will spend their final semester in Nashville, taking classes at Dark Horse Institute and rubbing shoulders with major music-industry performers recording at Dark Horse Studio. As part of the agreement, no other university in the Midwest will be able to offer a similar partnership with Dark Horse for 15 years. 

Terrence Howard to Be Featured Guest for Conversations with Mark Vargas Event

Terrence Howard to Be Featured Guest for Conversations with Mark Vargas Event

(ELGIN, IL June 1, 2021) Actor and Entrepreneur Terrence Howard is the featured guest for the second Conversations with Mark Vargas taking place on July 9 at Judson University in Elgin. Judson alumnus Mark Vargas ’04 will host a discussion with Howard about life, business, and finding inspiration.

Judson Observes Memorial Day

Judson Will Close on Monday to Observe Memorial Day Holiday

(ELGIN, IL -  May 29, 2021) Judson University will be closed on Monday, May 31, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, June 1. We hope you are able to enjoy this time and can honor the profound sacrifices of those who served our country in the armed services and their family members.

New Percussion Camp this Summer at Judson University

New Percussion Camp this Summer at Judson University

The Demoss Center for Worship in the Performing Arts is pleased to announce the re-opening of the Fox Valley Music Camp at Judson University this summer. This summer's camp is entitled "Steel Drums, Percussion & Ukuleles for Everyone"! Michael Folker, Judson's percussion instructor and a prominent Chicagoland musician, is this summer's camp director. This week-long day camp is open to both the musically experienced and beginners.

Rev. Dr. Curtis J. Sartor Jr. Retires from Judson

Rev. Dr. Curtis J. Sartor Jr. Retires from Judson

 (ELGIN, IL – May 21, 2021) After serving in many roles for 21 years at Judson University, Rev. Dr. Curtis J. Sartor Jr. retired at the end of the 2020-21 academic year.

The World Leaders Forum Announces Three New Board Members

The World Leaders Forum Announces Three New Board Members

(Elgin, IL May 19, 2021) Judson University’s World Leaders Forum announced today that three new visionaries have joined the Board of Directors, increasing the number of board members from five to eight.

The Board welcomes Austin Rabine of Rabine Group located in Schaumburg, Jacqueline Ruiz of JJR Marketing in Naperville, and Tim Schofield of Your Tech Simplified based in Chicago

Judson’s Community Prayer Breakfast Speaker Reflects on the Importance of Hope

Judson’s Community Prayer Breakfast Speaker Reflects on the Importance of Hope

(ELGIN, IL – May 10, 2021) The Judson University’s Annual Community Prayer Breakfast brought together nearly 180 people to Herrick Chapel and the Reed Room in Lindner Tower, two locations on Judson’s Elgin campus to celebrate community volunteers and consider the theme of “Restoration” during 2021 event.

Community members, including local dignitaries, civic leaders and church leaders, came together to enjoy Christian fellowship, honor peers with service awards and hear from the morning’s guest speaker, Jeff Miller, a Schaumburg business owner of Divine Signs. Miller shared about his experience of surviving United Flight 232, which attempted to make an emergency landing in Sioux City, Iowa, that killed 112 passengers of the 296 onboard.

Judson University Celebrates 191 Graduates During Spring Commencement 2021

Judson University Celebrates 191 Graduates During Spring Commencement 2021

(ELGIN, IL – May 8, 2021) Judson University celebrated 191 graduates during the 85th commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 8. Pastor Raul De La Matta of Love Revival Church gave the keynote address to graduates in ceremonies at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in Herrick Chapel (1151 N. State St., Elgin). Judson also gave an honorary doctorate to Bob Kendrick, president of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM), a museum dedicated to preserving and honoring the talented African-Americans who made baseball history and contributed to the progress of social justice in the United States. Judson also gave an honorary doctorate to Dr. Jeannette Hseih, who serves as provost emerita and dean emerita at Trinity International University.

One of Judson’s Greatest Eagles Passes Peacefully

One of Judson’s Greatest Eagles Passes Peacefully

 (Elgin IL - May 5, 2021) Judson mourns the passing of Professor Emeritus Dr. Stuart A. Ryder, 90. Dr. Ryder passed on May 4, 2021, after a brief illness. Lovingly known as “Doc” Ryder for decades while he was a faculty member and faculty liaison to the Judson Athletic programs, Dr. Ryder had developed long-term relationships with former students, alumni and colleagues who loved him like family and watched over him as he lived on campus over the years. Just this last July, Dr. Ryder’s Judson family organized a drive by to celebrate his 90th birthday, complete with a cake and socially distanced lawn chairs so he could wave to those driving by.

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