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Judson president David E. Potts announces transition to chancellor

After 27 years of outstanding service, Dr. David Potts has announced his transition from the role of President to the role of Chancellor of Judson College.  Before his inauguration as Judson’s twenty-second president in 1990, Potts served the college as Vice President of Development and Executive Vice President. Potts’ impact on Judson College, Alabama Baptist […]

Young to perform Fannie Lou Hamer: This Little Light March 2

Dr. Billie Jean Young, Artist-in-Residence and Associate Professor of Fine and Performing Arts at Judson College, will perform her one-woman show, Fannie Lou Hamer: This Little Light, once again in Marion.  The performance will be on Friday, March 2 at 6 p.m. in Judson College’s Ramsay-McCrummen Chapel. Young has mesmerized audiences with her two-act drama […]

Judson to host 7th annual African-American Read-In

Judson College will host its 7th annual African-American Read-In Thursday, February 22, from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in Alumnae Auditorium. The Read-In is part of a national initiative of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) that celebrates the voices of African American writers, artists, visionaries, and trailblazers, whose selected works are read aloud.  A reception […]

Judson kicks off Christian Emphasis Week

Judson College inaugurated its annual Christian Emphasis Week Tuesday with a Chapel service focused on trusting God. Tom Richter, the week’s featured speaker, stressed the importance of starting the three-day “week” by “brushing off our ‘doctrine of God’” and beginning with a right understanding of the nature of God. Repeating 1 John 1:5, Richter said […]

Judson to host American Shakespeare Center: Wicked Folly Tour

The American Shakespeare Center’s 2017-18 Wicked Folly Tour will come to Marion, Alabama, in February with performances of Shakespeare’s Macbeth (February 12) and a new adaptation of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility (February 13) at Judson College’s Alumnae Auditorium. Performances will begin at 7:00pm each evening; doors will open at 6:30. Admission is a suggested […]

Judson to serve as local weigh-in site for Scale Back Alabama

Judson College will be serving as a weigh-in site for the state’s largest weight loss and exercise program, Scale Back Alabama. This year, Scale Back celebrates its 12th anniversary, 1.35 million pounds lost, and continued support of healthy lifestyles in the state. The free Scale Back program incorporates fun, community, and friendly competition to encourage […]

The Alabama Baptist newspaper to celebrate 175th anniversary and Marion origins

On February 6, The Alabama Baptist newspaper will mark its 175th anniversary with a celebration in Marion, the paper’s birthplace. Events will include historic tours of Marion sites important to Alabama Baptist history, a Judson College Chapel service, historical and commemorative presentations, and, fittingly, a birthday celebration. Founded in 1843 by leaders of Siloam Baptist […]

Judson awards Crawford International Student Scholarships

Marion, Ala. – Judson College has awarded Lawrence and Gloria Crawford International Student Scholarships to Kai Bu and Yaw Nam. Kai Bu, a native of Myitkyina, Kachin State, Myanmar, is an English major in her third year at Judson. Kai is an active student who has participated in Judson Singers and in Chapel worship ministry […]

Spring 2018 Chapel schedule announced

The Judson College Chapel Committee has announced its spring 2018 Chapel schedule. Each Tuesday, the Judson community meets for a service of worship, reflection, and learning. Judson Chapel events are free and open to the public. All listed events will begin at 11:05 a.m. in the Ramsay-McCrummen Chapel in Jewett Hall on the Judson campus […]