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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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Fine Arts Announces Fall and Winter Schedule of Events

Kansas Wesleyan’s Division of Fine Arts has announced its fall and winter schedule of events, a slate that encompasses some of the best music, theatre and art opportunities in north-central Kansas.  “We are thrilled to resume a traditional events schedule,” said Professor Barbara...

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Monson Awarded KICF’s Maud Wyatt Scholarship

The Kansas Independent College Foundation (KICF) announced its annual Maud Wyatt Scholarship recipients earlier this week. Kansas Wesleyan’s Emily Monson was one of the 20 students honored.  “I am so thankful to have received this scholarship,” said Monson. “Going to Kansas...

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KWU’s O’Connell Named KCAC Athletic Trainer of the Year

Dan O'Connell of Kansas Wesleyan University has been named Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Athletic Trainer of the Year, the conference office announced Monday. O'Connell will be formally recognized in a virtual format later in the summer. "I am very honored to receive this...

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KWU Announces Fall Move-In Dates

Kansas Wesleyan announced Wednesday that new student move-in day will be held August 4, while returning students will come back to campus two days later, August 6. Off-campus students will be expected to complete the check-in process on these days as well.  “We can’t wait to get...

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Feature: Volunteer Uses Skill to Assist KWU Theatre

Just a few months shy of her 90th birthday, Nancy Brassea continues to volunteer her time with Kansas Wesleyan University’s Theatre Arts program.   Her involvement began in 2019 with a seemingly simple request from her daughter-in-law, Karen Babcock Brassea, during the production...

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Four KWU Professors Earn Promotion, Tenure

A quartet of Kansas Wesleyan professors earned both promotion for the upcoming academic year and tenure, according to information released by the school Tuesday. Dr. Trish Petak (Business), Andrea Picklesimer (Nursing), Kathy Sweeney (Nursing) and Karen Babcock Brassea (Theatre...

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Feature: ‘No Bad Days,’ Coaches Reflect on the Life and Impact of Brandon Baker at KWU

Matt Drinkall didn't know what to do. Brandon Baker, aka Dean McQueen, sat silent and motionless on the other side of his desk staring at Drinkall, who was in just his second week as head football coach at Kansas Wesleyan. "He's a very loving and caring guy and my first two weeks...

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KWU Launches Scholarship Competition to Honor Longtime Professors

Kansas Wesleyan announced Wednesday that it will honor longtime professors Barbara Marshall (Fine Arts) and Dr. Dorothy Hanna (Chemistry) with a special scholarship competition. The first version of the event will be held this fall and will focus on students entering either Fine...

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Feature: Dyer ’01 Draws From Life to Inspire Students

It’s not how you start; it’s how you finish.  These words are a mantra for Dr. Micah Dyer '01, the Superintendent of Cuero Independent School District in south Texas.   “I came from a poor family that grew up on a farm,” he said. “Just because you didn’t come from something that...

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Kansas Wesleyan Announces Spring Honor Rolls

Kansas Wesleyan announced its spring honor rolls Wednesday, a listing of 257 students across two separate honor rolls.  Full-time students who accumulated a 3.75 grade point average or better during the fall semester were named to the President’s Honor Roll, while those who posted...

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