Judson’s Administer Justice Chapter Will Host a Ribbon Cutting on Saturday

Join us for the Ribbon Cutting event on Saturday, October 16, at 8:45 a.m. in Lindner Tower, second floor. This marks the launch of Judson’s Administer Justice service. Volunteers are still needed for this once-a-month service to community members who cannot afford legal services. Find out more about Administer Justice and ways that you can …

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Doc Ryder Day of Serving

Doc Ryder Day of Serving is Monday, October 18, and we look forward to honoring the legacy of Doc Ryder through this year’s event!  During this special day, we invite you to recognize all Doc Ryder gave to Judson, by participating in the Doc Ryder Day Food and Clothing Drive. Doc was known for the extraordinary ways he continuously gave …

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JSO Hosts Diversity Celebration Week Events

Please join us for Diversity Celebration Week, October 19 through October 22. We will be hosting several events to celebrate our diverse and beautiful community here at Judson. Please consider attending any of the following events:  Tuesday, October 19Taste of Elgin Food Truck Festival (Athletic Fields) – 5 p.m.-7 p.m.Multicultural Celebration of Worship (Chapel) – 9 …

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#FeedtheEagles Food Drive

The Judson Eagles Food Drive (#FeedtheEagles) is a food assistance program for Judson Eagle Students. The site and donation center is located in the Judson Spirit Store. Bring your  Canned Goods/Dry Goods to the Judson Spirit store and receive a free Judson Eagles Pennant to show your Judson spirit. Bring your Canned Goods/Dry Goods to the Judson Spirit …

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Judson’s Founders’ Day Will Feature Dave Rendall

National Speaker and Author David Rendall ’95 will speak at Judson University’s Founders’ Day Celebration on October 22. During the last 15 years, David Rendall has spoken to audiences on every inhabited continent. His clients include the US Air Force, Australian Government, and Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, AT&T, United Health Group, Fannie Mae, …

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Nominate Faculty and Staff for the Distinguished Christ-Like Servant Award

As you reflect on the last 12 months, please recall when you observed a coworker displaying exceptional customer service as it is time for staff and faculty submissions for the Distinguished Christ-Like Servant Award! We ask that employees submit nominations to their University Cabinet members by Friday, October 29. The nomination must contain a description …

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Tickets are Available for Judson’s “Hello Dolly!”

Judson’s “Hello Dolly!” will delight audiences Thursday-Saturday, October 28-30, in Thulin Auditorium at 7 p.m. with a Saturday matinee at 3 p.m. In 1890s New York City, the bold and enchanting widow Dolly Levi (Anaiah Wilson-Poston) is a socialite-turned-matchmaker. Her latest clients seeking assistance are the cantankerous “half-a-millionaire” Horace Vandergelder (Daniel Cramer) and a young …

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Order Holiday Poinsettias and Other Plants Today from FOJ

The Friends of Judson (FOJ) are fast at work to support our Judson students! Here is an on-going fundraiser: Living Color Fundraiser Celebrate the upcoming holiday season by ordering beautiful poinsettias in a variety of colors, amaryllis bulbs, and new this year’s Christmas cactus. Great for gift giving, these plants will arrive between Nov. 29 …

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Welcome to New Director of Production

University Ministries and Production is excited to welcome alum Tim Kindberg as Director of Production. From Production Student Leader to Director, Tim arrives with existing knowledge of Chapel services, concerts, and small to large scale events. He spent the last four years at Christ Community Church as a Technical Director/Audio Director at their Streamwood and …

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World Leaders Forum Featuring Retired General David Petraeus

Judson University is pleased to announce the return of the World Leaders Forum on Nov. 5, 2021, headlined by foreign policy expert and retired General David Petraeus. Originally scheduled as the 2020 keynote speaker, Petraeus will mark the return of the World Leaders Forum and its 10th anniversary. Notably serving as commander of U.S. forces …

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Can We Contact You?

Students Accounts would love to contact you! Do we have your correct address? If you’re continuing your program, we’d love to be able to provide you with campus happenings, 1098-T tax forms, and other information to share with you and your family. If you’re leaving or graduating: Diplomas are sent to your address on file, …

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Opt-In by January 1 to Have Your 1098-T Sent Electronically

Judson University has partnered with Heartland ECSI to send your 1098-T Tuition Statement electronically this year. If you would like to receive your 1098-T form electronically, please give your consent by following the link provided below and following the step-by-step instructions. 1098-T’s will be provided by the end of January 2022. Electronic consent requests are …

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FAFSA Opens Today

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2022-2023 academic year opens on October 1. To complete this application, please visit https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa.  We highly encourage you to file your FAFSA as early as possible to avoid missing out on free grants and scholarships for next year! Students in Illinois should file their FAFSA as soon as possible …

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Register for Virtual Networking Day!

Mark your calendars and register for Judson’s Virtual Networking Day set to take place September 30 during Homecoming week! This year’s event will feature two exciting opportunities for Judson students and alumni to connect and receive mentorship.  The Judson Mentoring Program will host an “Ask Me Anything” Alumni Webinar inside Judson Connect from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 …

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Plan Now for Homecoming/Family Weekend Activities

Homecoming is right around the corner! Campus activities will begin Friday, September 24 with the Student Dance and continue with special spirit days throughout the week. Alumni & Family Weekend begins Sept. 30 – Oct. 2. Please visit www.judsonu.edu/homecoming to see the full schedule. On Saturday, Homecoming is right around the corner! Campus activities will begin Friday, …

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Judson Football to Host Media Day on Friday, August 13

Judson University’s Football program will be hosting a media day on Friday, August 13, to recognize the start of the inaugural season of a varsity football schedule. Judson players, coaches, and administration will be on hand to take questions about the program’s upcoming season. Additionally, players will be participating in photo and video opportunities following …

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Judson’s Demoss Center to Host GreenRoom Improv and Documentary Premiere

The Demoss Center for Worship in the Performing Arts (DCWPA) will host a Green Room Improv performance and premiere the documentary Finding Light in the Dark Room at 7 p.m. on Saturday, August 28, 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 …

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The RISE Program Welcomes New Staff Members

The RISE Program is pleased to welcome Alyssa Mitchell (shown right) to the team as the Vocational Coordinator. Alyssa received her Master of Social Work degree (MSW) from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee and received her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Trinity Christian University. Alyssa is passionate about working with adults and children …

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Sign Up for Homecoming 2021

We invite all of you to attend Judson’s 2021 Homecoming and Family Weekend taking place Thursday, September 30 – Saturday, October 2. There are so many exciting events to look forward to! Highlights include celebrating our Alumni on Friday beginning with Chapel, Open Houses featuring A Taste of DCWPA and Ensemble Alumni reception, our anniversary …

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Homecoming Plans Take Shape

Judson’s 2021 Homecoming and Family Weekend will take place Thursday, Sept. 30 – Saturday, Oct. 2, and there are so many exciting events to look forward to! • Virtual Networking Day and Network Night will take place Thursday, Sept. 30. • Judson’s annual Alumni Chapel will be held on Friday, Oct. 1 from 10:00 to …

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First Generation Quick Survey for Faculty and Staff

As we continue to welcome first-generation students to our campus, we want to help these students identify with others who are like them to build a greater sense of belonging. First-generation students can be inspired and encouraged to learn of others who were trailblazers and first scholars themselves! To build a community that will assist …

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Take Summer Courses Through A Judson Partner

Summer is a great time to take a course or two to lighten your load during the term? Through a partnership with Acadeum/College Consortium, Judson students have access to hundreds of accelerated, online transfer courses for the discounted rate of $450/credit hour. All of the courses are pre-approved, so there is no need to complete …

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Invite Your Pastor to Attend the Resource Leadership Conference

The second Resource Leadership Conference will be held in May to help small church leaders and pastors receive leadership training geared specifically for them. The two-day conference will be held May 20-21 at First Baptist Church at Savoy in Savoy, Ill. Attendees will have four keynote presentations and choose from workshops highlighting innovative ministry strategies …

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Market Your Events through JSO

Faculty and staff wishing to rely on the Judson Student Organization Marketing team can use the JSO Marketing Request form for marketing and promotional requests this Spring Semester. https://www.ju-jso.com/poster-request

Sign Up for Judson’s Text Alert Systems

Judson’s Campus Safety encourages all students to sign up for Nixle, an emergency text service used for emergencies such as a threat, a tornado warning, certain severe weather warnings. Non-emergency texts about campus closings due to weather, power outages, maintenance issues, unexpected closures due to non-emergency related incidents will be sent through Judson University Update. …

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Judson Athletes/Coaches Receive Recognition from the Elgin Sports Hall of Fame

Congratulations to the 23 Judson University Athletes and Coaches Received Athletic Achievement Recognition from the Elgin Sports Hall of Fame for their accomplishments during the 2019-2020 athletic year. These recipients would normally be recognized at the Elgin Sports Hall of Fame ceremony, however, the 2020 gathering was canceled due to the COVID-19 health crisis. “We …

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The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for 2020-21 Available

The Judson University Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for 2020-21 has been released and includes information on safety and security policies as well as crime and fire safety statistics as required by the Clery Act, the Campus Security Enhancement Act of 2008, and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013. If you have any …

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Judson Christmas Concert to Feature Jeorge Holmes

Join us for the Demoss Center for Worship in the Performing Arts Christmas Concert of Worship on Saturday, December 5, 3 p.m. Jeorge Holmes, Singer-Entertainer extraordinaire, will be the guest artist at this Saturday’s Demoss Center for Worship in the Performing Arts Christmas Concert of Worship at 3 p.m., replacing the previously announced artist, Maria …

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Tour Judson’s Christmas Spaces – Enter #Judsonelf Awards

Judson Christmas Decoration Contest is underway. See the list of decorated spaces competing in the contest from now until Friday, December 11. Visit them all and make your own list of what spaces meet the theme of: The Spirit of Christmas Award  The Most #JudsonAwesome  Most Creative Idea  Each award-winning team will receive $200 to use to celebrate their recognition!  …

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Taste of DCWPA

Join the Demoss Center for Worship and Performing Arts for A Taste of the DCWPA, a virtual event on Friday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. This pre-recorded event will feature DCWPA ensembles presented in concert fashion and will premiere at 7 p.m. on both Facebook and Youtube at the following addresses: https://www.facebook.com/judcwpahttps://www.youtube.com/user/JudsonUniversityCWPA

Study for Finals in the Library

The library will be open extended hours before and during Finals:Friday, Dec. 4 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.Sunday, Dec. 6. 4 p.m. – 1 a.m.Monday-Thursday, Dec. 7-10 8 a.m. – 1 a.m.Friday, Dec. 11 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Welcome Judson’s New Director of the Doctor of Computer Science Program

Please welcome Lionel Sweeny, a Ph.D. candidate (ABD), who began this week as Director of the Doctor of Education in Computer Science Program. Professor Sweeny has been teaching as an adjunct faculty and assumed this new role on December 1. Professor Sweeny is an accomplished Human Resources leader with global, broad-based management, and generalist experience. …

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Faculty and Staff Can Apply for Judson Community Fund Support

As a reminder, Judson’s Faculty and Staff can request limited financial support from the Judson Community Fund to provide some financial assistance throughout the year. This fund was created through donations by fellow faculty and staff in 2018 to benefit our colleagues who may be experiencing hardships. The application can be found in the Employee Portal of MyJudson. Please complete …

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Completing FAFSA Becomes More Critical for Illinois Students

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the next academic year at www.fafsa.ed.gov is important for all students who receive federal aid. For returning Illinois students, it has become even more important to file early as new state guidelines mandate that all high school students must complete the FAFSA to graduate. Since …

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Training Needed before the End of the Year

All Judson employees are required to complete the University’s Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Training before the end of the year.  Below is the link to Judson University’s electronic Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Training program which can be accessed using your eLearn account. This annual training satisfies federal and state training requirements of higher education institutions in accordance with Title IX, the Preventing Sexual Violence …

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Save the Date for Giving Tuesday!

#GivingTuesday is a special day dedicated to celebrating the impact of generosity! On December 1, we invite you to join us in supporting students in need! All gifts to Judson University for #GivingTuesday will go to support the Judson Student Emergency fund this year. The Judson Student Emergency Fund provides food, shelter, technology, textbooks or academic platforms for …

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Christmas Concert of Worship featuring Maria Kanyova, Soprano

Join us for the Demoss Center for Worship in the Performing Arts Christmas Concert of Worship on Saturday, December 5, 3 p.m. Dr. Maria Kanyova, internationally acclaimed opera soprano and wife of Judson Music Chair, Dr. Robert Kania, will delight the audience with Christmas songs and favorite Christmas stories gleaned from the Judson community.   Friends …

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Contribute a Christmas Story for DCWPA Christmas Concert of Worship

We invite you to contribute a Christmas story that will be used in this year’s DCWPA Christmas Concert of Worship featuring Maria Kanyova, the DCWPA Guest Artist in Voice. Part of Dr. Kanyova’s ministry in the concert will be, in collaboration with Judson Theatre students, highlighting Christmas anecdotes from the extended Judson family. We are …

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Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart

This year, our campus community and society at large saw a major disruption in the way we work, learn, and socialize online. Our homes are more connected than ever. Our businesses are more connected than ever. With more people now working from home, these two internet-connected environments are colliding on a scale we’ve never seen …

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Receive 25% Off Fair-Trade Items

All Fair Trade starting October 2nd will be 25% off. Stop in and choose from our large selection of earrings, bracelets, and necklaces. Spirit Store HoursMonday-Friday – 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.Saturday 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.Sunday Closed

Judson Earns Three Recognitions from U.S. News & World Report Report

Judson University was listed #80 overall in the Best Regional Universities Midwest and #69 in “Top Performers on Social Mobility” in the U.S. News & World Report’s annual “Best Colleges 2021” rankings published today. U.S. News also noted that Judson demonstrates a strong commitment to access for all based on the number of Pell grants …

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Fall Sport Season Begin Soon

The Judson University Cross Country, Football, Golf, and Tennis programs will begin their fall 2020 seasons in September. The CCAC has opted to keep the CCAC Cross Country season and championship in the fall season. The Golf and Tennis programs will continue with their already scheduled non-conference fall slate before beginning conference play in the …

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Chapel Plans for In-Person and Digital Experiences

Chapel this semester will accommodate both in-person and digital learners. You can expect more information about this in the coming weeks but rest assured, we will have chapel events and chapel on demand! If you’d like a preview of what we’re working on, check out the platform judsonu.presence.io. We are excited to continue serving you this …

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New Safety Process for Employees

Effective August 17, staff, faculty, and student workers are no longer required to complete the Daily COVID-19 Certification. In its place is a one-time Personal Health Screening form which will be held confidentially by the HR Department and stored separately from the personnel files. Everyone must complete the new Personal Health Screening Form (that complies with the …

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Finding Counseling Services

Tele-health services will continue to be provided to ensure that students’ mental health and overall wellness are optimal to meet academic goals. All individual, group sessions, consultations, educational outreach, and meetings will be held remotely. Students will be able to request counseling services beginning on August 24. To schedule an appointment, students must complete the …

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Registration is Open for Homecoming 2020

Homecoming is a dedicated time to celebrate Judson University Alumni. During this event we will welcome our newest alumni – the Class of 2020 – by celebrating their accomplishments during Homecoming! Homecoming 2020 is scheduled for September 17-19, and this year’s event promises to be an extra special engagement. Judson University’s commencement, which had been …

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Calendar for Summer and Fall

Mark Your Calendars for these Dates for the Summer and Fall Aug. 12 – Fall Early Athlete Move In (only Football, Men’s and Women’s Soccer, Men’s and Women’s Tennis, Cross Country, Women’s Volleyball, and Men’s and Women’s Golf are approved for early move in for athletics).Aug. 15 – Student Leader Move InAug. 20 – New …

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Submit Your News in Judson’s Campus Announcements

Judson’s Campus Announcements are sent every other week to the entire Judson community and are the best way share news about your progams and events. Here is the schedule for Campus Announcements for 2020 and 2021 academic year. Holidays and campus-wide event have been considered in this calendar. Dates for Campus Announcements are now part of …

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Days of Service Extend through Summer

Judson University is hosting Days of Service for staff and faculty who want to get outside and help with outdoor projects that will beautify our campus. The project began in May and extending through the summer months. Depending on how well the weather cooperates, we will host these service days on Tuesday-Thursday of each week throughout May, June and …

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Doris Haugen Retires from Judson

Join us as we celebrate Doris Haugen! Doris came to Judson in spring of 2002 and served faithful through her most recent position as our Career Development Coach. Her passion in helping students identify their God-given talents and then aligning those to their career choice has driven Judson’s career services outreach. Many of you have …

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Registration Day Moves to Virtual Event

Registration day will be held virtually on Thursday, May 28. Admissions and the Registrar’s Office have organized events to include presentations from different offices to incoming students. If you have questions about Registration Days, please email Samantha Collins, associate director of Admissions. Judson’s other Registration Days are June 15 and July 24.

Judson’s Plans for Fall 2020

As you are aware, our Judson community made an essential and rapid shift in response to changes in education around the COVID-19 pandemic. We are so thankful for all you have done to adjust to the situation and to continue your education in a digital format. Judson University has been using digital learning for over …

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Judson President Appointed to IBHE Campus Reopening Committee

Judson University President Gene Crume is one of 11 college presidents appointed to an Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) committee to develop guidance on how campuses across the state can open safely this fall. IBHE just released news of its Campus Reopening Committee as a step to help guide best practices for opening colleges and universities within Illinois …

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Judson Announces Nominees for the 2020 D. Ray Wilson and Bea Wilson Awards

This year, Judson announces the nominees for both the D. Ray Wilson and Bea Wilson Youth Volunteer Service Awards. Both awards will be presented in the Fall at a future Judson University event since the university’s annual Prayer Breakfast was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The D. Ray Wilson Volunteer Service Award is awarded …

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New Magazine for Writing and Artwork

A new magazine presents the writing, art, and music of Judson students. “Gleaning” includes the 2020 Writing Award winners as well as the work of students and alumni from many majors. Enjoy!https://judsonliterary.wordpress.com

You Count! Be Counted in the 2020 Census

The Judson Community should know that the information collected through the 2020 Census determines the allocation of more than $675 billion in federal funds for states and communities each year. This impacts Pell Grants and federal funding and health care services available in our community, all of which directly impact the Judson community. Learn more …

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Fight the Flu and Protect Yourself

Fight the flu and protect yourself and others from the seasonal flu! If you are experiencing a fever, chills, body aches, or other flu-like symptoms, stop at the Wellness Center to see the nurse. The nurse is available Monday through Thursday. Appointments with the physician can be made Thursday’s between 8:00-9:00 a.m. Please call the …

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Important Information for Spring Payment Plans and Tax Forms

All student spring 2020 bills were due January 1, 2020. Please be sure these are up to date. Carrying charges will be assessed beginning February 2. Students will receive their 1098T Tax Form in the following ways: Students who have consented to receive their 1098-T electronically will receive an email notification (unless otherwise agreed upon) …

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Sign Up for Judson University Update

Sign up to Judson University Update  for free text messages about campus closings due to weather, power outages, maintenance issues, unexpected road or entrance closings due to non-emergency related incidents.  Text  81010 to @juupdate and download the app. Nixle will continue to be used if there is a campus emergency such as a threat, a tornado warning, …

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The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for 2019-2020 Available

The Judson University Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for 2019-2020 has been released, and includes information on safety and security policies as well as crime and fire safety statistics as required by the Clery Act, the Campus Security Enhancement Act of 2008 and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013. If you have any …

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