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Pastor Denvil Lee of The Chapel Lake Zurich to Lead Spiritual Enrichment Week

Pastor Denvil Lee of The Chapel Lake Zurich to Lead Spiritual Enrichment Week

(ELGIN, IL – January 25, 2022) The Judson community will welcome Pastor Denvil Lee of the Chapel Lake Zurich to lead the weeklong Spiritual Enrichment Week, daily from January 31- February 4. The chapel times on Monday, Wednesday and Friday will be at 10 a.m. while Tuesday, and Thursday will be at 11 a.m. in Herrick Chapel (1151 N. State St., Elgin). All of these services will be free and open to the public.

World Leaders Forum Brings Back Inspirational Series with Special Guest Edward James Olmos

World Leaders Forum Brings Back Inspirational Series with Special Guest Edward James Olmos, Hosted by Jacqueline Ruiz

(ELGIN, IL January 20, 2022) – World Leaders Forum will bring back the Inspirational Series featuring Special Guest Edward James Olmos on April 8 at Judson University in Elgin. The event will be hosted by entrepreneur Jacqueline Ruiz, who will also moderate a panel discussion with Rick Najera.

This event with Olmos is the fourth Inspirational Series event and the first developed and hosted in partnership with Jacqueline Ruiz, an entrepreneur, author and Latina pilot. Previous speakers at the event have been Magician Jim Munroe in 2017, Olympic Champion Mary Lou Retton in 2016, and Inspirational Speaker Nick Vujicic in 2015.

Judson University Plans Mid-Winter Choir Tour

Judson University Plans Mid-Winter Choir Tour

(Elgin, Ill. – January 19, 2022) The Judson University Choir is preparing for a six-stop tour in Illinois, and one stop in Wisconsin from January 27 through January 30.

On the tour, the choir will sing at churches and some performance venues. This tour will feature a nearly 50-member choir, highlighting the strength of the Judson Choir as a critical outreach of the University.

Judson University Mourns the Loss of Former Academic Dean

Judson Mourns the Loss of Former Academic Dean

(Elgin IL - January 10, 2022) Judson University mourns the loss of Dr. E. Harold Harper of Oak Park Heights, who died at age 94 on November 28. Dr. Harper served as Judson’s Academic Dean from 1981 to 1992 and is credited with launching Judson’s Department of Education. He invited Dr. Jeannette Hsieh to become the Chair of the Education Department and together, they helped many education students earn teaching certificates from another accredited university while graduating from Judson.

Judson Celebrates as 125 students Graduate at Winter Commencement

Judson Celebrates as 125 students Graduate at Winter Commencement

(ELGIN, IL – December 11, 2021) Judson University celebrated 125 students who graduated at Judson’s 86th commencement ceremonies held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 11, at Herrick Chapel on the Elgin campus.

Judson alumnus Dr. Kyle Strobel gave the keynote address and congratulated the graduates on their achievements. He remembered that his time at Judson was pivotal in forming his faith and developing his life’s work and ministry as a college theologian and author of several books, including Where Prayer Becomes Real and The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb.

Dr. Kyle Strobel Will Give the Keynote for Judson's Commencement on December 11

Dr. Kyle Strobel Will Give the Keynote for Judson's Commencement on December 11

(ELGIN, IL – December 7, 2021) Judson University will celebrate the Class of 2021 during two ceremonies on December 11. Author and theologian Dr. Kyle Strobel will give the keynote address for the 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. ceremonies. Dr. Kyle Strobel graduated from Judson University in 2000. After his graduation, he earned two master’s degrees in Philosophy and New Testament. Dr. Strobel received his Ph.D. from the University of Aberdeen in Systematic Theology.

Madison Psinas Becomes the Judson University 2021 Lincoln Student Laureate of the Lincoln Academy of Illinois

Madison Psinas Becomes the Judson University 2021 Lincoln Student Laureate of the Lincoln Academy of Illinois

Madison Psinas Laureate (ELGIN, IL – December 6, 2021) Judson senior Madison Psinas received the Abraham Lincoln Civic Engagement Award. 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. A native of Pekin, Ill., Psinas is a senior in the Architecture program at Judson University. Judson faculty recommended her for the award stating that she has shown a dedication to the study of architecture and modeled Judson University’s values through her commitment to justice, compassion, empathy and love for her community.

 

Judson University Kicks Off Renovation of Downtown Elgin Building

 

Judson University Kicks Off Renovation of Downtown Elgin Building

 (Elgin, Ill. – December 3, 2021) Judson University hosted a Renovation Announcement on Friday, December 3 to celebrate the start of renovations to the building located at 28 N. Grove Ave. in downtown Elgin.

The building had housed the PNC Bank and was vacant for several years before it was purchased by the World Leaders Forum, a nonprofit organization that has brought world leaders and entrepreneurs to the Fox Valley for the last 10 years. The purchase was made possible through a gift from a donor. Since that time, the World Leaders Forum has gifted the property to Judson University.

Publisher Lisa Stamos Receives Judson’s Presidential Award of Excellence

Publisher Lisa Stamos Receives Judson’s Presidential Award of Excellence

(ELGIN, IL – December 2, 2021) Judson University’s President Dr. Gene Crume recognized the significant career of independent niche publisher Lisa Stamos when it awarded her with the 2021 Presidential Award of Excellence during the World Leaders Forum held at the Schaumburg Renaissance on November 5.

Christmas Concert Celebrates an Afternoon of Music and Features Adam Hendrickson

Christmas Concert Celebrates an Afternoon of Music and Features Adam Hendrickson

(ELGIN, IL – November 30, 2021) The Demoss Center for Worship in the Performing Arts at Judson University will hold its annual Christmas Concert of Worship at 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 4, at Judson University’s Herrick Chapel.

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