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Study of Memes Earns Notice

Senior Dakota Yates' qualitative research paper was selected by the Southern States Communication Association for publication and presentation at their annual convention April 6 and 7 in Nashville, TN. The paper, titled “Political Memes and Cultural Division: How the Usage of Metaphor Shapes the Political Other,” addresses how memes, during the 2016 election, reflect the growing divide between people and political groups in the U.S. The paper was a part of Yates’ capstone class in Communications.

Professor to Exhibit Work

“More Than a Glance,” a faculty sabbatical exhibition by Lori Wright, associate professor of art at Kansas Wesleyan, will be featured in The Gallery at Sams Hall of Fine Arts at Kansas Wesleyan University from Jan. 17 to Feb. 15. There will be a reception for the artist from 5–7 p.m. Jan. 26, with remarks at 5:30 p.m., and a Gallery Talk from 12:10–12:50 p.m. Jan. 30.

Author to Sign Copies of Pictorial

Author Jennifer Toelle will sign copies of her book “Kansas Wesleyan University: The Campus History Series” from 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at Ad Astra Books & Coffee House, 141 N. Santa Fe Ave. The pictorial history illustrates Kansas Wesleyan’s institutional history and the enduring Coyote spirit.

Wear Purple. Be Proud

Kansas Wesleyan University and Kansas State Polytechnic have partnered together with the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce, Rocking M Media and Salina-area businesses to help promote pride in both KWU and K-State Polytechnic with the Purple Friday promotion.

The promotion officially launches on Friday, Dec. 15, with no set end date.

Sodexo at KWU Recognized for Health and Wellness

Kansas Wesleyan University is proud that, for the second year, its dining services have received the Gold Standard under Sodexo’s Mindful Certification Program. The certification recognizes health and wellness initiatives at Sodexo-operated dining venues.

Debate, Forensics Places Third Overall

The Coyote Forensic and Debate Squad traveled to the Cameron University on Dec. 1–3 to take on 20 other universities and colleges at the annual Cameron University Christmas Classic Swing Tournament.  Southwest Baptist was the big winner in the School Overall Sweepstakes, with TCU placing second and Kansas Wesleyan placing third.

Kansas Wesleyan Faculty, Staff to Speak at Alumni Lunch

The Salina Chapter of the Kansas Wesleyan University Alumni Association will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, on Brown Mezzanine in the Student Activities Center.

The meeting will include lunch and a panel of speakers discussing recruitment at KWU. Guest will be Barbara Marshall, associate professor of Communication Studies and Theatre Arts; Fred Aubuchon, head volleyball coach; and Esteban Paredes, director of Admissions.

Band, Orchestra Students to Present Concert

Kansas Wesleyan’s Wind Ensemble, String Orchestra and Philharmonic Orchestra will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, in Sams Chapel, Pioneer Hall. 

Christmas Tradition

Heralded as one of the longest-running traditions at Kansas Wesleyan University, Christmas By Candlelight showcases the vocal and instrumental talents of KWU and local high school students in a magical and spiritual performance celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. Join the Kansas Wesleyan and the Salina community to begin the Christmas season with a night of joyful song, magic and wonder in our presentation of "This Little Light of Mine."

STEM Visit Day to Preview College Experience

Kansas Wesleyan University is offering an opportunity for high school juniors and seniors interested in pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and math to learn more about what to expect in college. STEM Visit Day will be from 9 a.m.­–4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1.

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