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.”
The ties between Kansas Wesleyan University and the arts community in Salina draw a little tighter every year around the Smoky Hills River Festival. From the promotional pieces to the photos that capture the action throughout the weekend, KWU alumni and students have had a hand in the regional event, kicking off Thursday, June 11.
Kansas Wesleyan University student Laura Nivens, ’17, a Computer Information Systems major from Junction City, KS, was accepted to a summer REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock, AR. Nivens will participate in research in the field of Cybersecurity, specifically working on enhancing the Android security model for protecting the operating system and data in high-tech devices. She and her partner have narrowed their topic to database security for Android.
Kansas Wesleyan University student Apryl Saunders, ’16, a Chemistry and Biomedical Chemistry double major from Harrah, OK, was accepted to a summer REU (Research Experiences for Undergraduates, a program funded by the National Science Foundation) at the University of Oklahoma, a large public research institution in Norman, OK.