Kansas Wesleyan University
|Kansas Wesleyan University|
|Location||Salina, Kansas, USA|
Kansas Wesleyan University is a private four-year Methodist college founded in Salina, Kansas in 1886. It is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. About 850 students attend the 28-acre (110,000 m2) campus.
The university is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the National League for Nursing, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), and the Kansas State Department of Education.
Liberal Arts foundation; more than 27 major programs: MBA, BA, BS, BASB, BSN, AA, AAS degrees; plus evening degree completion programs for adults in nursing, business management and criminal justice. Average class size: 20; student-faculty ratio 14:1. KWU is a member of the Associated Colleges of Central Kansas (ACCK), a consortium of six academic institutions within 70 miles (110 km) of KWU through which students may enroll in courses and resources, as well as the 18-member Kansas Independent College Association.
Kansas Wesleyan has a student government, clubs, publications and drama groups. The Kansas Wesleyan Speech and Debate Team of Steve Johnston and Noah Shook won the parliamentary debate portion of the Pi Kappa Delta tournament hosted at Louisiana State University at Shreveport March 19–21, 2009.
Kansas Wesleyan University teams are known as the Coyotes. The university is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and competes in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC). Men's sports include baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis and track & field; while women's sports include basketball, cheerleading, cross country, dance, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field and volleyball.
Notable alumni 
- Jenard Burks, stage and screen actor.
- Rebecca S. Chopp, current President of Swarthmore College.
- Thomas Craven, anti-modernist art critic and art historian.
- Bill Graves, politician, 43rd governor of Kansas and current president of the American Trucking Association.
- Wes Jackson, biologist and founder of The Land Institute.
- William "Bill" John Wheatley, basketball player who competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics.
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