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KWU Celebrates 130 Years

September 15, 2016 is the 130th anniversary of the founding of Kansas Wesleyan University. Join us all year as we recollect, reminisce and reconnect with the people who have been a part of the 130-year-old educational and co-curricular traditions that make KWU so special. Our kickoff celebration will be the 130th Anniversary Homecoming and Family Weekend, September 23–25. Come back to campus and help us celebrate with our Friday night carnival, reunions (Miss Wesleyans, Black American Student Union, Class of 1966, Legacy families, and those who graduated in any year ending in a "6"), athletic events, awards ceremonies and the Saturday dedication of the Graves Family Sports Complex.

Share your Memories

You are sure to be thrown back to the days when you wore your beanies around campus, were on choir tours road trips, participated in Bethany rivalry shenanigans or tied lilacs together when you read stories from your fellow Coyotes posted on our Memories page. Add your own photos and memories for others to read!

“Things I remember from my student days include square dancing on the tennis courts and making wishes at the wishing well like ‘I wish he would ask me out’. We had required chapel with alphabetical seating assignments. I was last, because my name was Zook. My future husband, Warren, arrived at Wesleyan two weeks late, so he was assigned to sit by me. After we were married, one of the professors gave us an alarm clock for a wedding present. We were both in her eight o’clock class!”—Dr. Mary Virginia “Ginny” (Zook) Bevan ’56 (Married Warren Bevan ’56)