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Lindsay Mayron at Legoland where she worked as a security guard

A summer job at Legoland turned this KWU student’s expectations upside down. Lindsay Maryon, sophomore in Criminal Justice, spent two months responding to distress calls, checking bags and helping lost kids find their parents, way more concerns than she expected to address as a security guard at an amusement park.

A California native, Maryon landed the job thanks to a family friend who works at Legoland. The amusement park in Carlsbad, Calif., features live shows, rides and Lego building workshops for families.

New Trustee, Trustee Emeritus Approved by Board

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Sixteen Students Inducted in Alpha Chi

On Sunday, Nov. 5, the Kansas Delta chapter of Alpha Chi welcomed 16 new members. The academic honor society is open to the top 10 percent of juniors and seniors, representing all academic disciplines.

The following students were inducted: 

Artist to Exhibit Pop Art-Inspired Work

“Red Stripe,” an exhibit by William Counter, will be featured in The Gallery at Sams Hall of Fine Arts at Kansas Wesleyan University, beginning Nov. 13 through Dec. 15. A reception for the artist will be from 5–7 p.m. Dec. 1. Counter will discuss his work. Drinks and snacks will be provided. 

Students Honor Late Coach

The KWU Promotional Strategy class has created a fundraiser to help honor the late KWU golf coach, Randy Bemiss. Raffles for Randy started the first week of November and will go on until the KWU vs. Bethany basketball game on Nov. 18.

Debate, Forensics Sees Success in Minnesota

The Kansas Wesleyan Forensic and Debate team traveled to Mankato, MN, on Oct. 27 and 28 to attend the Vocal Viking Debate and Forensic Tournament on the campus of Bethany Lutheran University. It was the largest tournament in its 25-year history with 20 schools in attendance. Northwestern University and South Dakota State University won school sweepstakes honors.

KWU Debate, Forensics Earns 7 Placings at UCM

The Coyote Forensic and Debate Squad traveled to the University of Central Missouri on Oct. 20–23 to take on 20 other universities and colleges at the annual Missouri Mule Tournament. Kansas Wesleyan was very competitive individually, with seven placings in events against some very good competition. Purdue dominated the Parliamentary Debate Division, while the Western Kentucky and Southwest Baptist were the big winners in the forensic division.

From Athlete to Educator

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Basketball is a way of life for Shelby Heim. A talented shooting guard, Heim grew up in the small northwest Kansas town of Hoxie and went on to earn a basketball scholarship to Kansas Wesleyan University.

But starting in high school, a deeper message began to shape her view of sports and community. She experienced the support of her community in high school when the whole town would attend sporting events. Then her high school basketball coach took the idea of sports and service a step further by creating a summer camp for kids that involved her whole basketball team.

Christmas Opera to be Staged

Kansas Wesleyan University will present “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” an opera in one act by Gian Carlo Menotti. Performances will be at 8 p.m. Nov. 16–18 in Fitzpatrick Auditorium, Sams Hall of Fine Arts.

KWU, St. John's Strengthen Ties

Kansas Wesleyan University and St. John’s Military School are pleased to announce agreements which will allow St. John’s cadets to pursue college-level study. Scholarships also will be available to St. John’s graduates who pursue higher education at Kansas Wesleyan.