KWU Highlights Friday, January 27

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Beat Bethany Weekend in Mabee Arena

Be sure to catch the excitement this weekend as KWU wrestling and basketball host Bethany. The action begins with wrestling’s dual match at 7 p.m. tonight. Saturday is a blackout theme for Coyote hoops. Wear black and be proud!

o Wrestling vs. Bethany at 7 p.m. TONIGHT!

o JV women’s basketball vs. Bethany at 12:45 p.m. on Saturday, January 28

o JV men’s basketball vs. Bethany at 2:45 p.m. on Saturday, January 28

o Women’s basketball vs. Bethany at 5 p.m. on Saturday, January 28

o Men’s basketball vs. Bethany at 7 p.m. on Saturday, January 28 o Women’s basketball vs. Saint Mary at 6 p.m. on Monday, January 30

o Men’s basketball vs. Saint Mary at 8 p.m. on Monday, January 30

2017 KWU International Continues Through Sunday

The KWU International Music Festival is in full swing. Your KWU ID will admit you for free to the Friday performance at the Stiefel Theatre.

o International Festival Orchestra and yMusic Concert—Friday at 7 p.m. | Stiefel Theatre

o Piano Concerti Concert—Saturday at 4 p.m. | Christ Cathedral

o Salina Symphony: Classical Masterworks Concert— Sunday at 4 p.m. | Stiefel Theatre

KWU Student Selected to Participate in National Science Conference

Laura Nivens has been selected to participate in a national science and engineering conference. The Sustainable Horizons Institute and the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics will present the 2017 Computational Science and Engineering conference this February in Atlanta. The conference enables in-depth technical discussions on a wide variety of major computational efforts on large-scale problems in science and engineering and promotes the training of the next generation of computational scientists. Through the Broader Engagement Program, the organization offers opportunities for college students to participate in the conference. Laura will receive full funding for travel, lodging and conference registration expenses. DETAILS

KWU Blood Drive Feb. 1

Help make a difference by giving blood. The next KWU Blood Drive will be in Hauptli Student Center from 8:30 a.m. through 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1. Please bring a photo ID or your American Red Cross donor card. Blood donation takes four steps: medical history, quick physical, donation and snacks. The actual blood collection takes about 10 minutes. The entire process, from when you sign in to the time you leave takes about 45 minutes to one hour. If you are interested in volunteering, or would like to make an appointment, contact Cindy Fry.

Student Safety Expert Katie Koestner to Speak at KWU Feb. 2

Katie Koestner appeared on the cover of TIME Magazine in June of 1991 at the age of 18 after becoming the first victim of date rape to speak out nationally and publicly regarding her experience at The College of William and Mary. She helped encourage President George H. Bush to pass the Campus Sexual Assault Victim’s Bill of Rights into law in 1992. Koestner has presented at over 1,700 schools in 49 states. She will be presenting in Fitzpatrick Auditorium on Thursday, February 2 from 4–5 p.m. DETAILS

Gallery Reception Feb. 3

The Gallery Reception for “Outside the Lines” will be in The Gallery from 5–7 p.m. on Friday, February 3. Artist Robert Joy will be present at the reception to discuss his work. Drinks and snacks will be provided. DETAILS

American Heart Association Fundraiser

Did you know that 80 percent of heart disease is preventable? Help KWU spread awareness while supporting the American Heart Association. Donate $10 to receive a shirt for the whiteout home basketball games on February 16. Donations must be made by Friday, February 3 to receive your shirt. Donate Online 

Reserve Your Seat for the Spring Coaches’ Luncheon Feb. 9

The Spring Coaches’ Luncheon will be at Martinelli’s Little Italy on Thursday, February 9 from 11:30 am to 1 p.m. Get the inside scoop from spring coaches about their upcoming seasons and network with KWU alumni and friends. Please register in advance.

KWU to Host Chamber After Hours Feb. 9 Kansas Wesleyan will host a Salina Area Chamber of Commerce After Hours on the Brown Mezzanine from 5–7 p.m. on Thursday, February 9. For more information, contact Thomas Cunningham.

Diplomat in Residence to Speak about Foreign Service Work Feb. 10

Rob Andrew is the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomat in Residence at the University of Oklahoma. He is a Foreign Service Officer and has served at U.S. embassies in Mexico, Russia, Costa Rica and Sweden. He is also a combat veteran of the First Gulf War. Andrew will be speaking in Peters Science Hall, Room 201 from 11–11:50 a.m. on Friday, February 10. DETAILS