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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...

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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. This is the first year for the Smoky Hills Middle School Honor Band...

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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...

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KWU Students Plan First SHIFT Festival

The Kansas Wesleyan University Communication Studies and Theatre Arts Department is putting on the first ever Smoky Hill Independent Film and Television Festival. The event, known as SHIFT, will take place on campus Oct. 13 and 14. The event kicks off Friday afternoon at 1 p.m...

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‘We Teach All Kids’

Dr. Climetine Clayburn ’71 returned to the classroom on Thursday to start her celebration of Homecoming and Family Weekend by speaking with Teacher Education students. KWU’s Kansas National Education Association Student Program hosted Dr. Clayburn’s visit. Dr. Clayburn advised...

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KWU receives $100,000 gift

Kansas Wesleyan University is pleased to announce that it has received a $100,000 gift from Jim ’77 and Charlotte Nelson that will benefit the university’s signature Teacher Education program, as well as a variety of student success initiatives. The Nelson family has a tremendous...

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Teaching Tech

Raised on a farm in a tiny northwest Kansas town, Annie Hoekman had no intention of going into computer science. But as the economics of agriculture changed, her father decided to shift from farming to computers, something he’d always been interested in, and began taking classes at...

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New Exhibit Blooms in The Gallery

“Euflora,” an exhibit of floral paintings and photographs by Michael Jilg and Leon Staab, of Hays, will be featured in The Gallery at Sams Hall of Fine Arts at Kansas Wesleyan University from Oct.2–Nov. 10. A reception for the artists will be from 5–7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10.  A love...

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Enrollment Grows for Third Year

Kansas Wesleyan University is on a three-year trajectory of growth. According to the official census data taken on the 20th day of enrollment, 791 students are attending this fall, the third consecutive year of growth and the largest student body since 2011. The university welcomed...

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KWU Recognized in National Rankings

Both U.S. News & World Report and College Choice have recognized Kansas Wesleyan University in their rankings of colleges and universities. Kansas Wesleyan was rank as one of the best regional liberal arts colleges in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report. The U.S News...

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