Kansas Wesleyan University
|Kansas Wesleyan University|
|Motto in English||Victory not without Toil|
|Type||Private, Liberal arts|
|Religious affiliation||United Methodist Church|
|President||Matthew R. Thompson, Ph.D.|
|Vice-president||Dr. A. Wayne Lowen,
Executive Vice President/Provost
|Location||Salina, Kansas, USA|
|Colors||Purple and Gold|
|Athletics||Baseball, Softball, Basketball, Football, Soccer, Volleyball, Cheer and Dance, Golf, Tennis|
Kansas Wesleyan University is a private four-year 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.
The university's academic program provides a Liberal Arts foundation comprising more than 27 major programs: MBA, BA, BS, BASB, BSN, AA, AAS degrees. Additionally, there are evening degree completion programs for adults in nursing, business management and criminal justice. The average class size is 20 students, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1. KWU is a member of the Associated Colleges of Central Kansas (ACCK), a consortium of six academic institutions located within 70 miles (110 km) of KWU's campus, through which students may enroll in courses and resources. KWU is also a member of 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.
The campus hosts the Media Reflections symposium, started in 2012. The first featured speaker was author Peggy Orenstein. In 2013, the featured speakers included criminologist and sociologist Jack Levin and Wichita-based KAKE-TV veteran Larry Hatteberg. In 2014, diversity trainer Jane Elliott spoke.
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.
- 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.
- Casey Barnes, pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies minor league organization.
- Strand, Michael (January 29, 2013). "Experts focus on killers at forum". Salina Journal (Salina, Kansas). Retrieved May 27, 2013.
- Demuth, Gary (January 30, 2013). "TV anchor tells of BTK's end". Salina Journal (Salina, Kansas). Retrieved May 27, 2013.
- Strand, Michael (January 21, 2014). "'Mother of Diversity Training' to speak at KWU". Salina Journal (Salina, Kansas). Retrieved March 26, 2014.
- "Thomas Craven". dictionaryofarthistorians.org. Retrieved May 27, 2013.
|Wikisource has the text of the 1921 Collier's Encyclopedia article Kansas Wesleyan University.|
- Official website
- A custom map of the campus
- Kansas Wesleyan University Athletics
- Kansas Wesleyan University Online Radio Station, KKWU
- Associated Colleges of Central Kansas
- Kansas Independent College Association
- Kansas State Department of Education
- National League for Nursing
- National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education