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Spring Concert of Worship to Feature GreenRoom Improv and DCWPA Documentary Film

Spring Concert of Worship to Feature GreenRoom Improv and DCWPA Documentary Film

(ELGIN, IL – April 14, 2021) The Demoss Center for Worship and the Performing Arts (DCWPA) will host its Spring Concert of Worship DCWPA Spring Concert of Worship at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 1, in Herrick Chapel (1151 N. State Street).

The evening event will include laughter and reflection as it features GreenRoom Improv and a special DCWPA documentary film highlighting the songwriting-to-recording journey of several DCWPA students for this year’s Dark Room project.

Resource Conference to be held in May for Pastors and Small Churches

Resource Conference to be held in May for Pastors and Small Churches

(ELGIN, IL – April 14, 2021) Pastors and church leaders at small and rural congregations in Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky have a chance to be renewed and inspired for their ministry through the Resource Leadership Conference, the second event that will be held May 20-21.

The Resource Leadership Conference will be held at the First Baptist Church at Savoy, Ill., on Thursday, May 20, to Friday, May 21. The event is a collaboration between the American Baptist Great Rivers Region, American Baptist Churches of Indiana and Kentucky, Judson University, Northern Theological Seminary.

Judson Music Ensembles Schedule Performances in April

Judson Music Ensembles Will Performance in April

(ELGIN, IL – April 8, 2020) The Demoss Center for Worship and The Performing arts (DCWPA) at Judson University (1151 N. State St., Elgin) will host several ensemble performances in April and May. 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. All events are in-person and require a free Eventbrite ticket. Capacities are limited and masks are required. One event will also be livestreamed via Facebook.

Judson Honors Leticia Castellanos with Presidential Award for Exceptional Achievement

Judson Honors Leticia Castellanos with Presidential Award for Exceptional Achievement

Elgin, IL April 7, 2021 On Saturday, March 27 several members of the Belize Global Outreach Team traveled to the Belize Embassy in Chicago for a tour and lunch. At the event, Judson President Gene Crume presented Leticia (Lety) Castellanos, Honorary Consul to the Consulate of Belize, with the Presidential Award for Exceptional Achievement.

Judson University Receives Four Top-Rankings for Degree Programs

Judson University Receives Four Top-Ranking Degree Programs

(ELGIN, IL – March 23, 2021) Judson University has been featured for having four top-ranked Degree Programs for 2021 by Intelligent.com.

According to the research organization, Judson University was listed among thousands of institutions in the nation. The release states that each program is evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation, and post-graduate employment. The 2021 rankings were calculated through a scoring system, which includes student engagement, the potential return on investment, and leading third-party evaluations.

“Intelligent.com analyzed thousands of schools with comparable programs on a scale of 0 to 100, with Judson University making it to the final list for 6 Degree Programs. The methodology uses an algorithm that collects and analyzes multiple rankings into one score to easily compare each university’s degree program,” states the release.

Judson University Awards Scholarship to Youth of the Year Winner

Judson University Awards Youth of the Year Winner with Scholarship

 (ELGIN, IL – March 22, 2021) For the fourth year, Judson University is partnering with the Boys & Girls Club of Elgin to offer a full-tuition, four-year scholarship to the high school student who wins the organization’s Youth of the Year Award.

The Boys & Girls Club of Elgin announced last week that Billee Hare, a senior at Elgin High School in Elgin, Ill., is this year’s winner of its Youth of the Year Award.

Judson University Announces Fall 2020 Dean’s List

Judson University Announces Fall 2020 Dean’s List

(ELGIN, IL – March 18, 2021) Judson University announced today the Dean’s List for the Fall 2020 semesters. The recognition is awarded to students achieving a 3.55 of higher semester GPA based on 12 or more attempted credit hours. A total of 156 students were recognized for the Fall semester. Traditional undergraduate students are eligible to receive recognition on Dean’s List as long as they complete 12 semester hours during the semester. If the hours attempted do not total 12 but at least 12 hours were earned (due to pass-fail credits), the student is eligible for the Dean’s List if he/she was on the Dean’s List the previous semester.

Jeff Miller to Keynote Judson’s Prayer Breakfast in May

Businessman Jeff Miller to Keynote Judson’s Prayer Breakfast in May

(ELGIN, IL – March 2, 2021) On July 19, 1989, Jeff Miller was onboard United Airlines’ flight 232, a DC-10 with 296 people, when its rear engine exploded forcing the plane to make an emergency landing in Sioux City, Ia. He will share about his remarkable life-changing experience as the keynote speaker at Judson University’s annual Community Prayer Breakfast.

This community networking event will be held on Monday, May 10 from 7:30-9:00 a.m. at various locations on Judson University’s Elgin campus to provide adequate spaces for guests. The event is held in partnership with the Love Family Christian Foundation, which is based in Elgin.

Judson University’s World Leaders Forum Featuring Retired Gen. David Petraeus Postponed

Judson University’s World Leaders Forum Featuring Retired Gen. David Petraeus postponed, Events Likely to Resume in 2021

Due to continued concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and gathering limitations, Judson University’s ninth World Leaders Forum featuring foreign policy expert and retired Gen. David Petraeus will be postponed until further notice. The event was initially scheduled for Oct. 20, 2020, and rescheduled for this April at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center.
While the event featuring Gen. Petraeus is on hold, the World Leaders Forum hopes to safely resume in-person events as soon as possible in accordance with public health guidance.

Judson Seeks Nominations for the 2021 Volunteer Service Award and Youth Award at Annual Community Prayer Breakfast

Judson Seeks Nominations for the 2021 Volunteer Service Award and Youth Award at Annual Community Prayer Breakfast

(ELGIN, IL – February 17, 2021) Judson University is seeking nominations for the D. Ray Wilson Volunteer Service Award and the Bea Wilson Youth Service Award, which are presented each year at Judson University’s Community Prayer Breakfast.

Both awards recognize candidates who have contributed to the greater good in the Fox Valley community by voluntarily serving others' physical, emotional, intellectual or spiritual needs. The recognitions will be given during Judson University's Community Prayer Breakfast, which will be held Monday, May 10, at various locations on campus (1151 N. State St., Elgin) to provide adequate spacing for participants.

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