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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.

Professor to Exhibit Work

“More Than a Glance,” a faculty sabbatical exhibition by Lori Wright, associate professor of art at Kansas Wesleyan, will be featured in The Gallery at Sams Hall of Fine Arts at Kansas Wesleyan University from Jan. 17 to Feb. 15. There will be a reception for the artist from 5–7 p.m. Jan. 26, with remarks at 5:30 p.m., and a Gallery Talk from 12:10–12:50 p.m. Jan. 30.

Author to Sign Copies of Pictorial

Author Jennifer Toelle will sign copies of her book “Kansas Wesleyan University: The Campus History Series” from 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at Ad Astra Books & Coffee House, 141 N. Santa Fe Ave. The pictorial history illustrates Kansas Wesleyan’s institutional history and the enduring Coyote spirit.

Student Success

Kansas Wesleyan University is proud to announce the students named to the Dean's and President's honor rolls for the Fall 2017 semester.

Full-time students with a semester grade point average of 3.25-3.74 and no incompletes are listed on the Dean's Honor Roll at the end of each semester. The 150 students were named to the list in Fall 2017:

Wear Purple. Be Proud

Kansas Wesleyan University and Kansas State Polytechnic have partnered together with the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce, Rocking M Media and Salina-area businesses to help promote pride in both KWU and K-State Polytechnic with the Purple Friday promotion.

The promotion officially launches on Friday, Dec. 15, with no set end date.

Debating Duo

Dakota Yates and Megan Kline in Memorial Library

While many Wesleyan students spend time studying or catching up with friends over the weekend, an elite parliamentary debate team wields passionate words, hoping to persuade a judge that their perspective is better than their opponents.

Dakota Yates, a senior in Communications, and Megan Kline, a sophomore in Biomedical Chemistry, have known each other for six years, but this school year is the first time the El Dorado, KS, natives have teamed up on the debate floor. Their friendship and shared experiences are yielding great success at KWU.

Sodexo at KWU Recognized for Health and Wellness

Kansas Wesleyan University is proud that, for the second year, its dining services have received the Gold Standard under Sodexo’s Mindful Certification Program. The certification recognizes health and wellness initiatives at Sodexo-operated dining venues.

Debate, Forensics Places Third Overall

The Coyote Forensic and Debate Squad traveled to the Cameron University on Dec. 1–3 to take on 20 other universities and colleges at the annual Cameron University Christmas Classic Swing Tournament.  Southwest Baptist was the big winner in the School Overall Sweepstakes, with TCU placing second and Kansas Wesleyan placing third.