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Debate, Forensics Sees Success in Minnesota

The Kansas Wesleyan Forensic and Debate team traveled to Mankato, MN, on Oct. 27 and 28 to attend the Vocal Viking Debate and Forensic Tournament on the campus of Bethany Lutheran University. It was the largest tournament in its 25-year history with 20 schools in attendance. Northwestern University and South Dakota State University won school sweepstakes honors.

KWU Debate, Forensics Earns 7 Placings at UCM

The Coyote Forensic and Debate Squad traveled to the University of Central Missouri on Oct. 20–23 to take on 20 other universities and colleges at the annual Missouri Mule Tournament. Kansas Wesleyan was very competitive individually, with seven placings in events against some very good competition. Purdue dominated the Parliamentary Debate Division, while the Western Kentucky and Southwest Baptist were the big winners in the forensic division.

From Athlete to Educator

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Basketball is a way of life for Shelby Heim. A talented shooting guard, Heim grew up in the small northwest Kansas town of Hoxie and went on to earn a basketball scholarship to Kansas Wesleyan University.

But starting in high school, a deeper message began to shape her view of sports and community. She experienced the support of her community in high school when the whole town would attend sporting events. Then her high school basketball coach took the idea of sports and service a step further by creating a summer camp for kids that involved her whole basketball team.

Christmas Opera to be Staged

Kansas Wesleyan University will present “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” an opera in one act by Gian Carlo Menotti. Performances will be at 8 p.m. Nov. 16–18 in Fitzpatrick Auditorium, Sams Hall of Fine Arts.

KWU, St. John's Strengthen Ties

Kansas Wesleyan University and St. John’s Military School are pleased to announce agreements which will allow St. John’s cadets to pursue college-level study. Scholarships also will be available to St. John’s graduates who pursue higher education at Kansas Wesleyan.

Orchestra to Tour Central Kansas

The Kansas Wesleyan University String Orchestra will embark on a central Kansas tour on Friday, Oct. 13.

Debate, Forensic Team Finds Success in South Dakota

On Oct. 8–9, the Kansas Wesleyan University Debate and Forensic Team traveled to South Dakota State University to compete with colleges and universities from North and South Dakota, Minnesota and Illinois. KWU traveled only four students as it was Homecoming Weekend and so was not eligible for team sweepstakes competition.

KWU Wins Debate Team Sweepstakes

On the weekend of Sept. 29 –Oct. 1, the Kansas Wesleyan Debate and Forensic Team traveled to Southeast Oklahoma State University, Durant, OK, to compete with 21 other colleges and universities. Nationally ranked Texas University of Austin, TX, was the big winner in the forensics division winning first place in team sweepstakes both days. In debate, Camron University placed first in team sweepstakes on the first day, but KWU came back the second day to win the debate team sweepstakes.

Kansas Middle School Students to Give Concert

The Smoky Hills Middle School Honor Band will join the Kansas Wesleyan Wind Ensemble in presenting a concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, in Sams Chapel, Pioneer Hall. The public is invited to this free concert.

Former Professors Honored

Kansas Wesleyan University is pleased to announce to two former professors, Dr. David Fancher ’64 and Dr. Wes Jackson ’58, have been granted emeritus status. The Board of Trustees approved the recommendation, and a public announcement was made during KWU’s Breakthrough Reception, a celebration of the sciences, on Friday, Oct. 6, during Homecoming and Family Weekend.

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