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KWU Announces Schmidt Foundation’s Launch of Scholarship Fund

Kansas Wesleyan’s DECA program has been on the rise for several years, and now, local groups are taking notice. The Schmidt Foundation, based in Hays, has made a $50,000 gift to KWU to establish the Schmidt Foundation Annual Scholarship. One of the qualifications will be...

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KWU Celebrates 135th Anniversary Wednesday

After one of the most notable years in school history, Kansas Wesleyan will celebrate the 135th anniversary of its founding Wednesday morning.  KWU comes off a 2020-21 school year that included three national championships in Debate and Forensics, two top-three finishers in...

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KWU and Salina Education Foundation Announce New Scholarship Program

Kansas Wesleyan and the Salina Education Foundation announced a new scholarship program Friday, designed to both aid in teacher recruitment and further the values of diversity, equity and inclusion. The RISE program will provide a $22,500 KWU scholarship to qualified, selected...

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Miertschin Joins KWU as Director of Athletic Bands

While the new director of athletic bands will be a new face on the Kansas Wesleyan University campus, Chris Miertschin, Jr., is a familiar face around Salina.  Miertschin has played the horn and trombone in the Salina Community Theatre pit orchestra since 2017.   “I know the [...

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KWU Enrollment Grows Once Again

While the past two years have proven difficult for many institutions in higher education, others reached even greater heights than previously imagined. In the Sunflower State, Kansas Wesleyan stands as perhaps the best example of this achievement. KWU announced Friday that...

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Feature: Grogan ’21 Continues Dedication to Country and Community

From battlefield, to education, to law enforcement, Izaiah Grogan ’21 dedicates much of his life to country and community.  “Dr. Lonnie Booker (former KWU director of Emergency Management) talked a lot about his time in law enforcement, and did a good job of making it sound...

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KWU Shares Recent Marketing Initiatives

If you feel that you’ve seen more of Kansas Wesleyan recently, you’re not wrong.  KWU’s Marketing and Communication team has dedicated much of its energy throughout the past year to boosting the university’s brand exposure throughout Kansas. Efforts have included 13 currently...

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McAllister Joins KWU to Helm Department of Music

Kansas Wesleyan announced Wednesday that it has named Dr. James McAllister as the university’s new chair of the Department of Music and director of bands. Dr. McAllister began his duties earlier this month.   McAllister comes to KWU following five years at Lincoln Memorial...

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Sanderson Joins KWU to Launch First-of-its-Kind Program, The Mentor Project

Kansas Wesleyan is proud to announce a transformational new project, believed to be among the first of its kind nationally. Tentatively labeled, “The Mentor Project,” Dr. Matthew R. Sanderson will lead a residential, immersive experience designed to re-work higher education in the...

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Kansas Wesleyan Announces Newest Additions to Board of Trustees

Kansas Wesleyan University has announced six new additions to its Board of Trustees (BOT). The board also elected its officers for the upcoming year.  The new trustees are Nadim Haddad ’65 (Oakton, Va.), Patricia (Trish) Marietta ’71 (Salina, Kan.), Brett Murray ’03 (Limon, Colo...

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KWU to Require Face Coverings at Start of Fall Semester

Kansas Wesleyan announced Monday that it will require face coverings for all individuals in campus buildings for the first two weeks of the fall semester. The requirement will be in place August 4 – August 18 regardless of an individual’s vaccination status, and may be extended if...

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