The readers of the Salina Journal have spoken. They voted and chose Kansas Wesleyan University as their 2015 First Place Winner for local College/University. The newspaper announced the results in a special supplement in their Sunday July 26, 2015 issue. Their support of KWU is well-founded, as the university continues to create new opportunities for its students.
Jerri Zweygardt was hired as Nursing Success Coordinator for Kansas Wesleyan University Department of Nursing Education, and began her position in December 2014. She came to KWU from Colby, in northwestern Kansas, bringing 11 years of experience as a college nursing instructor, school nurse, clinic nurse, psychiatric nurse.
Daryl Hoelting, Kansas Wesleyan head softball coach, stared at the email message, stunned. It said he had been chosen to be a coach for the All-American all-stars softball game during the Colorado Fireworks/Sparkler tournament, to be televised on the CBS Sports Network on Wednesday, July 1 at 6:30 p.m. MDST.
Kansas Wesleyan University student Franco Rivas, a senior Business Management major and KWU men’s soccer player from La Calera, Cordoba, Argentina, who will graduate in December 2015, recently completed a spring semester internship with The Washington Center in Washington, D.C. The program provides students with the opportunity to develop marketable skills, build professional confidence, and connect with people and organizations to help them get started on a meaningful career.
Kelsey McClure of Manhattan, KS, who graduated Magna Cum Laude from Kansas Wesleyan University on May 9, 2015, with a Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science: Pre-Physical Therapy, has been accepted into the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS. She began her graduate classes on May 27.
Kansas Wesleyan University student Darren Woodson, ’16, a Mathematics and Engineering Physics dual major, with a Computer Science minor, from Bentley, KS, was accepted to a summer REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) at Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. He will be a paid intern, through a stipend, performing astronomical research and working with high level telescopes. REUs in the sciences are funded nationwide by the National Science Foundation (NSF).
Kansas Wesleyan University student Kayla St. Laurent, ’17, a Biology and Biomedical Chemistry double major from Hutchinson, KS, was accepted to a summer REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates, a program funded by the National Science Foundation) at the Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS.
Cole Loewer, ’17, a Computer Science and Computer Information Systems dual major from Burden, KS, was accepted to a summer Smart Spaces REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA.
“Dr. (Dave) Kraemer is the one who told me about the REUs,” said Loewer, who then found information about this REU on the nfs.gov website. “What drew me to it was the choice of topics, including augmented reality and embedded devices.”