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The Bolen Coyote
When Salinan Pat Bolen left the Kansas Wesleyan University Foundation Board in the summer of 2010 after many years of service, he decided to leave a lasting symbol in memory of his father, Dan.
On Monday, October 10, 2010, Kansas Wesleyan dedicated a bronze coyote in memory of Dan Bolen. the location, south of the Memorial Library, will be known as "Coyote Corner".
“This is a great tribute by Pat and Linda Bolen,” said Jeff Chapman, Executive Director of Institutional Advancement. “Not only will it stand in tribute to the work Pat has done on behalf of the University, but it also will serve as a reminder of Dan Bolen and the times he spent here.”
Dan Bolen attended KWU from 1920-22. Although he later transferred to the University of Kansas, Dan’s support of KWU continued. Over the years, Pat and Dan Bolen would attend numerous Coyote football games, and Pat would even sneak into King Gymnasium to play pick-up games of basketball.
Pat Bolen never attended Kansas Wesleyan, but through his father’s example, he has continued a legacy of support and service to KWU.
The dedication of the bronze Bolen Coyote sculpture was part of many of the 125th Celebration activities.
Anyone who passes by the Coyote is said to receive good luck if they rub his nose.