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Park University has moved to a modified closed status across the country. Classes will continue online without interruption.

News

What to Expect: Fall 2020 Courses

May 29, 2020

A letter from Park University Provost Michelle Myers, Ed.D., regarding Fall 2020 classes.

Barstow Community College, Victor Valley College Graduates 2020

May 29, 2020

Park University announces its graduates from the University’s Barstow (Calif.) Community College Campus and Victor Valley College (Calif.) Campus. These graduates were scheduled to participate in a combined commencement ceremony on May 28 at the BCC Performing Arts Center, but the event was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The University had 34 students eligible to participate in the ceremony — six students received a master’s degree, 26 students received a bachelor’s degree, one student received a bachelor’s degree and undergraduate certificate, and one student received an associate degree.

May 2020 Kansas City Area Graduates Announced

May 13, 2020

Park University announces its Spring 2020 graduates from the University’s flagship Parkville Campus, as well as the Downtown Kansas City (Mo.), Independence (Mo.) and Lenexa (Kan.) campuses, and online graduates from across the region. These graduates were scheduled to participate in the University’s Kansas City Area Commencement ceremony on May 9 at the Community of Christ Auditorium in Independence, Mo., but the event was cancelled earlier in the spring due to the coronavirus pandemic. The University had 615 students eligible to graduate — 253 students received a master’s degree and/or a graduate certificate, and 362 students received a bachelor’s degree, associate degree and/or undergraduate certificate.

Youngblood Awarded Luxembourg Peace Prize

May 11, 2020

Steve Youngblood, associate professor of communication arts and director of the Center for Global Peace Journalism at Park University, has been awarded the 2020 Luxembourg Peace Prize for Outstanding Peace Journalism by the Schengen Peace Foundation and the World Peace Forum.

Honors Convocation 2020

May 7, 2020

Park University students, faculty and staff have been recognized for their exceptional scholarly efforts from the 2019-20 academic year as part of the University’s annual Honors Convocation. In addition to a number of departmental academic honors, the University acknowledged outstanding students and faculty with a variety of special awards. The event had been scheduled to be held on April 24 in Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel on the University’s Parkville Campus, but was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Howell Awards Recognize Leadership Achievements

May 6, 2020

In celebration of the leadership achievements of Park University students, faculty and staff during the 2019-20 academic year, the Office of Student Life and the Park Student Government Association announced recipients of honors as part of the 25th annual Dr. Doris A. Howell Leadership Awards. The program is named for Howell, a 1944 Park graduate who was an internationally renowned leader in pediatrics and hospice care before passing away in November 2018. The Howell Awards event had been scheduled to be held on April 18 on the University’s Parkville Campus, but was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Summer 2020

May 5, 2020

Park University has a long and rich history in designing and delivering online learning courses around the world, having been one of the early adapters to online education in 1996. Due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, Park University is offering its entire summer course schedule online. Summer is the perfect time to take an online class, especially for students new to the online format. The University is also offering high school students the opportunity to earn college credit as well through its Early College Online program.

Earn Credit for Citizenship and Community Service

May 4, 2020

Park University, which has served those who serve their community and country since its founding in 1875, has announced that it will provide up to nine hours of college credit for students who have demonstrated they have been civically engaged citizens.

Crows Nest April 30 2020

April 30, 2020

The Crow’s Nest newsletter for April 30, 2020.

Early College Online

April 27, 2020

High school students can get a head start on earning college credits by enrolling in Park University’s Early College Online program. The new program will begin on Monday, June 8, in conjunction with Park’s eight-week Summer term.

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