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KWU Prepares for Homecoming

Plans are well under way for 2017 Homecoming and Family Weekend. Alumni, their families and the Salina community can celebrate and reconnect Oct. 6–8. Highlighting the celebration will be a recognition of accomplished alumni who have excelled in their fields and contributed to the KWU community.

Young Alums Living the NFL Dream

Chase Hartman

It didn’t take long for Chase Hartman ’12, Tessa Giammona ’13 and Time Feaster ’10 to land once-in-a-lifetime opportunities with national sport franchises. The three sports management alumni are enjoying early career positions with National Football League (NFL) franchises in California, and all three attribute their career readiness to in- and out-of-the-classroom experiences they had at Kansas Wesleyan.

Tim Feaster ’10
Equipment Specialist
Oakland Raiders

New Book Celebrates Kansas Wesleyan's History

In celebration of Kansas Wesleyan University’s 130th anniversary, Jennifer Toelle has compiled a commemorative book, composed of photographs that take the reader from the late 1800s through today. “Kansas Wesleyan University, The Campus History Series,” is a unique pictorial history illustrating the university’s institutional history and the enduring Coyote spirit. With a forward written by former Kansas Governor Bill Graves ’76, the collection of images tells the story of the special people and extraordinary moments that have defined the Kansas Wesleyan University experience.

The Future is Bright

Kansas Wesleyan University has received re-accreditation from The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and is scheduled for its next visit in 2026-27. It is the second time in as many decades that the university passed all criteria with no follow-up action required. In addition, the university recently received the highest possible Financial Responsibility Composite Score (3.0) from the U.S. Department of Education, which reflects the overall financial health of an institution.

Leadership Salina Graduates can Earn M.B.A. Credit

The Salina Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that it is now taking applications for the 2017 class of Leadership Salina. For the first time, Leadership Salina graduates will receive course credit towards Kansas Wesleyan University's M.B.A. program.

New Online Nursing Program Launched

Director of Nursing, Janeane Houchin, assists a nursing student

The need for nurses continues to grow, and standards are shifting toward those who hold a bachelor’s degree. The shortage is especially dire in rural communities. To help meet this need, Kansas Wesleyan University will now offer a fully online R.N. to B.S. with a major in Nursing program. The program allows nurses who already hold an unencumbered Registered Nursing license to leverage their experience to complete a Bachelor of Science with a major in Nursing in an accelerated study. It is designed to prepare students for professional advancement.

Director of Nursing Education to Speak at Alumni Lunch

The Salina Chapter of the Kansas Wesleyan University Alumni Association will host its quarterly luncheon on Brown Mezzanine in the KWU Student Activities Center, at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 13. Guest speaker will be Janeane Houchin, director of nursing education, chair of the division of nursing education and health sciences and Salina Regional Health Center endowed chair of nursing education. 

Faculty and Staff Recognized for Excellence

Dr. Thompson and Kaleb Whitehair present Dr. Welter the Faculty Distinguished Service Award

The contributions and achievements of staff and faculty members were recognized during the university’s Honors and Recognition Dinner on May 5.Paul Green received the Administration/Staff Distinguished Service Award

KWU Marks Student Achievement for 2016-17 Academic Year

Kansas Wesleyan University recognized the success of students during the 2016-17 academic year at the Honors and Recognition Dinner on Friday, May 5, in Muir Gymnasium. Below is a list of achievements and those recognized.

Alpha Chi Honor Society Graduating Seniors

Presented by Steven J. Hoekstra, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology

KWU Celebrated 197 Graduates During Commencement

Friends and family of Kansas Wesleyan's Class of 2017 gathered on a beautiful day to witness the graduation of 197 students. KWU had its 128th Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 6, in Mabee Arena. 

The day started with a Baccalaureate Service at University United Methodist Church. The Class of 2017 gathered on the steps of Pioneer Hall for a class photo at noon. The academic procession started at Pioneer Hall before the ceremony. The graduates included 157 undergraduates and 40 who earned Master of Business Administration degrees.