Alpha Chi National College Honor Scholarship Society announced on Dec. 2, 2014, from its headquarters in Searcy, AR, that forty-seven Alpha Chi chapters earned the society’s Star Chapter designation for the 2013-14 school year. Kansas Wesleyan University’s Kansas Delta chapter is the only Alpha Chi chapter in the state of Kansas to receive this honor.
Sodexo's Chef Craig, master of the kitchen at Kansas Wesleyan University, has begun offering cooking classes free of charge to members of the campus community. Sign-up sheets for these free cooking lessons are available on a table inside Shriwise Dining Hall (known to the students simply as "the Caf"). Sign-ups are limited to four or five persons per session, with three session times offered per cooking lesson day.
At its semi-annual meeting held in KWU's Student Activity Center on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, the Kansas Wesleyan University Foundation welcomed and affirmed three new members to the Board, re-elected one board member for another term, and selected its 2014-15 Board officers.
In a special ceremony in Topeka, KS, on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, the Kansas Independent College Association (KICA) honored 18 selected faculty members, one from each of the 18 KICA member schools. Among the honorees at the first annual KICA Faculty of Distinction Awards was Kansas Wesleyan University’s Dr. Mike Russell, associate professor of History and chair of both the Department of History and the Division of Humanities.
On this special day, Mike Hermann, director of Athletics, welcomed everyone and introduced President and CEO Matt Thompson, Ph.D. Dr. Thompson pointed out that “this day has been much anticipated, and we are thrilled that you are here to celebrate it with us!”
He introduced former two-term Kansas Governor Bill Graves, KWU Class of 1976, who served as national chair of the Sports Complex fundraising committee. Also present was his sister, Martha Graves Reese, and her husband, who have also been tremendously supportive of this project.