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Orchestra to Tour Central Kansas

The Kansas Wesleyan University String Orchestra will embark on a central Kansas tour on Friday, Oct. 13.

Debate, Forensic Team Finds Success in South Dakota

On Oct. 8–9, the Kansas Wesleyan University Debate and Forensic Team traveled to South Dakota State University to compete with colleges and universities from North and South Dakota, Minnesota and Illinois. KWU traveled only four students as it was Homecoming Weekend and so was not eligible for team sweepstakes competition.

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 division winning first place in team sweepstakes both days. In debate, Camron University placed first in team sweepstakes on the first day, but KWU came back the second day to win the debate team sweepstakes.

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.

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 celebration of the sciences, on Friday, Oct. 6, during Homecoming and Family Weekend.

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.

'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 students to be conscientious about the needs of each student and to approach the classroom with optimism. 

Climatologist to Give Talk

Kansas Wesleyan University and the Salina Tree Board invite the public to attend a program presented by climatologist Mary Knapp. “Monitoring Kansas Climate” will explore various networks for monitoring the weather and how that data contributes to our understanding of changes in climate in Kansas. The presentation will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11, in Peters Science Hall, Room 205.

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 Kansas Wesleyan University. He earned his degree when Hoekman was a freshman in high school and the family relocated to Salina.

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.