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Two exciting days for prospective students to visit Evangel University

Published on Feb 3, 2016 by Paul K. Logsdon

Free concert by HeartSong — hosted by Evangel graduates Miss Missouri 2011 Sydney Friar Dougherty & News Anchor Justin Dougherty.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Evangel University will host high school students from across the country for EU24, a special two-day visit, on Feb. 11-12, 2016. The event will feature a concert on Friday evening that is free and open to the community.

The 7 p.m. concert will feature HeartSong, Evangel’s touring ensemble made up of 12 singers and eight instrumentalists.

Special guest hosts for the evening will be an EU alumni couple — KWTV (Oklahoma City) News Anchor Justin Dougherty and 2011 Miss Missouri Sydney Friar Dougherty.

Justin, a 2012 broadcasting graduate, got his career start with the local CBS-affiliate KOLR-10 news, while he was still a student at Evangel. Sydney is a 2011 graduate with a degree in advertising and public relations.

“We are excited to return to campus and share some of our adventures with prospective students,” said Sydney, who currently works as the creative manager for Bass Pro Shops’ Big Cedar Lodge.

“For us, Evangel is more than an alma mater. It is where we built a faith-based foundation that transformed our lives,” said Sydney. “We both agree that we would not be where we are or who we are today without EU.”

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HeartSong will present a concert with variety of styles including contemporary worship, gospel and traditional, at 7 p.m. on Friday evening. (CLICK TO ENLARGE)

Prospective students will also enjoy two nights in the residence halls with students hosts, tour the campus, visit classes, attend chapel and meet with professors, admissions counselors and current Evangel students.

“EU24 is an immersion experience for prospective students and their families,” said Ana Solano, associate director of undergraduate admissions.

“For an undergraduate student, there’s no better way to get a feel for campus life at Evangel than by coming for a visit,” said Solano. “We look forward to answering their questions and helping them navigate the admissions process.”

To register for this or any of the spring campus visit dates (see list below), visit or contact Undergraduate Admissions at (417) 865-2815, ext. 7300.



• Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016

4:30 –  6:00 p.m. — Arrival and Meet Overnight Hosts

5:30 –  6:30 p.m. — Dinner with EU Hosts

7:00 – 10:00 p.m. — Movie & Game Night with EU Hosts

• Friday, Feb. 12, 2016

7:45 –  8:30 a.m. — Arrival, Registration, Continental Breakfast

8:30 –  8:45 a.m. — Welcome Session

8:45 – 10:00 a.m. — Campus Tour

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. — Chapel

11:00 – 12:00 p.m. — Lunch

12:00 –  1:00 p.m. — Academic Department Visits

1:00 –   2:00 p.m. — Class Visit (students) & Parent Panel (parents)

2:00 –   3:00 p.m. — Admissions/Social Session (students) & How to Pay for College (parents)

3:00 –   7:00 p.m. — Free Time/Dinner

7:00 –   8:15 p.m. — EU24 Concert — HeartSong, with special guests Sydney & Justin Dougherty

8:15 –   9:00 p.m. — Hot Chocolate & S’mores Bar

9:00 –   onwards — Live dorm life and hang with current students



Feb. 12 — EU24

Feb. 26 & 27 — Founders Scholarship Days

March 18 — EU24

April 1 — EU Preview

April 15 — EU24