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Nursing Accredited

The Kansas Wesleyan University Nursing Program is fully accredited once again.

Fall Music Concert

The Kansas Wesleyan Music Department presents a free concert on Thursday (Oct. 25) in collaboration with the Manhattan High School Chamber Orchestra that will feature students, faculty and beautiful classical music.

The concert will be Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7:30pm at Sams Chapel on the KWU campus and will feature Tatiana Tessman, KWU Artist in Residence and Director of Keyboard Studies on piano, the KWU Cello Quartet, MHS Chamber Orchestra, KWU Chorale, KWU String Orchestra and a finale combining the String Orchestra with MHS and KWU.

Football Climbs in Polls

Kansas Wesleyan football coach Matt Drinkall isn't a big fan of polls.

They're nice for fans and sports media folks to talk and write about, but don't have any impact on what he and his team do on a daily basis.

This week's NAIA coaches' poll that has the Coyotes ranked seventh is significant to Drinkall, though. KWU's climbed two spots to seventh, the highest mark in the football program's history.

2018 Hall of Fame Announced

Four individuals and one team will be inducted into the Kansas Wesleyan Coyote Athletic Hall of Fame next month.

Sarah Claborn (volleyball), Deena Baker (softball), Mark Brown (basketball), Jim Ranieri (football/soccer) and the 2007 volleyball team will be enshrined during the W Club Breakfast and Hall of Fame Induction at 8 a.m., Oct. 6, at Muir Gymnasium on the KWU campus.

The inductees will also be recognized during halftime of the Coyotes’ football game against Saint Mary that begins at 5 p.m.

KWU Alumni Establish Scholarship

A group of Kansas Wesleyan University alumni have established an endowed scholarship in honor of pioneering conservation researcher Dr. Wes Jackson. The scholarship recipients will gain valuable insight into the research programs of The Land Institute, co-founded by Jackson in 1976, while assisting in the fields, seed processing facilities and laboratories.

Debate & Forensics Brings Home 4 National Championships

Twenty Christian colleges and universities from across the nation gathered at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, CA, on March 8–10 to celebrate their Christian heritage and compete in a national debate and individual event competition. Kansas Wesleyan University brought home four national championships from the three-day National Christian College Forensics Invitational (NCCFI).

Eisenhower Scholars Selected

Three high school seniors will receive Kansas Wesleyan University’s highest academic award, the Eisenhower Scholarship. Amber Schreiber, of Las Vegas, NV; Nolan Jones, of Plainville, KS; and Noah Eichelberger, of Moundridge, KS, were selected based on the Eisenhower Scholars Competition held on Jan. 27.

KWU DECA Dominates Competition

In its first year, Kansas Wesleyan’s DECA team has demonstrated strong business acumen during competition at Fort Hays State University. All KWU students placed either first or second in their categories.

Smoky Hills Honor Band Students to Perform

The 19th annual Smoky Hills High School Honor Band Concert will take place on at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 in Sams Chapel, Pioneer Hall. Area honor band students will spend the day in masterclasses and rehearsals with KWU faculty and students. Then the students will perform as the featured ensemble in a concert with the KWU Wind Ensemble and conducted by Dr. Carl Rowles, KWU director of bands.

Study of Memes Earns Notice

Senior Dakota Yates' qualitative research paper was selected by the Southern States Communication Association for publication and presentation at their annual convention April 6 and 7 in Nashville, TN. The paper, titled “Political Memes and Cultural Division: How the Usage of Metaphor Shapes the Political Other,” addresses how memes, during the 2016 election, reflect the growing divide between people and political groups in the U.S. The paper was a part of Yates’ capstone class in Communications.

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