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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. 

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.

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 Best College rankings are in their 33rd year and are based on several key measures — graduation and retention rates; assessment of excellence; faculty resources; student selectivity; financial resources; graduation rate performance; and alumni giving.

Summer at the Zoo

MiKayla at the Sedgwick County Zoo

A third-grade assignment set MiKayla Chiles on her career path. She completed a book report on big cats and has been fascinated by them ever since.

Her path took a small detour. She planned to be a social worker for a while, but her interests led her to the Biology Department at Kansas Wesleyan University.

Visit Days Offer a Preview of KWU

Kansas Wesleyan University announces its 2017-18 visit day schedule, which includes a special day for Saline County high school students and Experience Wesleyan Days for future teachers and future science and math professionals.

“Saline County students account for about 15 percent of our enrollment,” said Mark Bandré, Ed.D., vice president of enrollment management. “For example, this year alone we had 25 area students join our Music department. We very much want more local students to explore KWU and enroll here.”

Professional Programs are Standouts

Already recognized by Colleges of Distinction for its innovative approach to education, Kansas Wesleyan University has been honored further for its expert blending of the liberal arts with professional programming in Business and Education. The 21st-century job market now demands employees who are both stellar communicators and critical-thinkers, and it is with Kansas Wesleyan’s well-rounded approach to career development that its students are especially prepared to take on the postgraduate world.

KWU Prepares for Homecoming

Plans are well under way for 2017 Homecoming and Family Weekend. Alumni, their families and the Salina community can celebrate and reconnect Oct. 6–8. Highlighting the celebration will be a recognition of accomplished alumni who have excelled in their fields and contributed to the KWU community.

Young Alums Living the NFL Dream

Chase Hartman

It didn’t take long for Chase Hartman ’12, Tessa Giammona ’13 and Time Feaster ’10 to land once-in-a-lifetime opportunities with national sport franchises. The three sports management alumni are enjoying early career positions with National Football League (NFL) franchises in California, and all three attribute their career readiness to in- and out-of-the-classroom experiences they had at Kansas Wesleyan.

Tim Feaster ’10
Equipment Specialist
Oakland Raiders

New Book Celebrates Kansas Wesleyan's History

In celebration of Kansas Wesleyan University’s 130th anniversary, Jennifer Toelle has compiled a commemorative book, composed of photographs that take the reader from the late 1800s through today. “Kansas Wesleyan University, The Campus History Series,” is a unique pictorial history illustrating the university’s institutional history and the enduring Coyote spirit. With a forward written by former Kansas Governor Bill Graves ’76, the collection of images tells the story of the special people and extraordinary moments that have defined the Kansas Wesleyan University experience.

The Future is Bright

Kansas Wesleyan University has received re-accreditation from The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and is scheduled for its next visit in 2026-27. It is the second time in as many decades that the university passed all criteria with no follow-up action required. In addition, the university recently received the highest possible Financial Responsibility Composite Score (3.0) from the U.S. Department of Education, which reflects the overall financial health of an institution.