Six KWU faculty and staff members were recently appointed to city commissions and advisory boards, broadening the university’s involvement in the community of Salina, KS, and strengthening the city-university partnership in serving the citizens. Positions on these committees and boards became effective Sept. 1, 2015.
Kansas Wesleyan University President and CEO Matt Thompson, Ph.D., and Rev. H. Sharon Howell, president of Saint Paul School of Theology, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a 3+3 theological studies undergraduate-graduate program. The agreement is thought to be the first of its kind to be established between a United Methodist-based university and a United Methodist seminary.
Bissell Field Dedication Moved to October 3; Opening Game to be Played at Salina Stadium
The new Graves Family Sports Complex at Kansas Wesleyan University will be in full swing on Monday, August 10 as two-a-day practices begin for a record-number fall student-athletes. However, delays in the construction process will push back the first games on Bissell Field.
From Tuesday Aug. 18 through Friday, Sept. 21, 2015, the Gallery at Kansas Wesleyan University is hosting an exhibit of works by Kansas artist Lee Becker, titled “Potpourri: A Mixture of Incongruous or Disparate Elements.” The collection showcases the diversity of the artist. Becker is a Lindsborg studio artist working in oil, watercolor, sculpture and printmaking. She is best known for her works on endangered animal breeds, the state’s natural landscape and skies, portraits and the human figure, and anything with wings.
The readers of the Salina Journal have spoken. They voted and chose Kansas Wesleyan University as their 2015 First Place Winner for local College/University. The newspaper announced the results in a special supplement in their Sunday July 26, 2015 issue. Their support of KWU is well-founded, as the university continues to create new opportunities for its students.
For anyone who has ever wanted to write a movie script, Kansas Wesleyan University is offering a new 16-week fall course called TeamScreenwriting, taught by Jon O’Neal, who earned his M.F.A. in Screenwriting from the UCLA Film School.
Students will learn the process and systems of writing a script that will eventually be produced. This class of 10-12 students, led by an experienced independent filmmaker, will brainstorm and through teamwork create a single complete movie script ready for production.
Jerri Zweygardt was hired as Nursing Success Coordinator for Kansas Wesleyan University Department of Nursing Education, and began her position in December 2014. She came to KWU from Colby, in northwestern Kansas, bringing 11 years of experience as a college nursing instructor, school nurse, clinic nurse, psychiatric nurse.
Daryl Hoelting, Kansas Wesleyan head softball coach, stared at the email message, stunned. It said he had been chosen to be a coach for the All-American all-stars softball game during the Colorado Fireworks/Sparkler tournament, to be televised on the CBS Sports Network on Wednesday, July 1 at 6:30 p.m. MDST.
Kansas Wesleyan University student Franco Rivas, a senior Business Management major and KWU men’s soccer player from La Calera, Cordoba, Argentina, who will graduate in December 2015, recently completed a spring semester internship with The Washington Center in Washington, D.C. The program provides students with the opportunity to develop marketable skills, build professional confidence, and connect with people and organizations to help them get started on a meaningful career.