Kansas Wesleyan University
Motto in English
|Victory not without Toil|
|Type||Private, Liberal arts|
|Established||September 15, 1886|
|Affiliation||United Methodist Church|
|President||Matthew R. Thompson|
|Vice-president||Nancy H. Cummings - Executive Vice President and Provost|
|Location||Salina, Kansas, U.S.
|Colors||Purple and Gold|
|Athletics||NAIA – KCAC|
|Sports||20 varsity teams
Kansas Wesleyan University is a private four-year Christian-based 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 16 students, with a student-to-teacher ratio of 9:1. 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.
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, track & field, wrestling, and eSports; while women's sports include basketball, cheerleading, cross country, dance, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field, and volleyball.
- Rebecca Chopp, current President of The University of Denver.
- 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.
- Bill Wheatley, basketball player who competed in the 1936 Summer Olympics.
|Wikisource has the text of the 1921 Collier's Encyclopedia article Kansas Wesleyan University.|
- Official website
- A custom map of the campus
- Kansas Wesleyan Athletics website
- Kansas Wesleyan University Online Radio Station, KKWU