Dakota Wesleyan University
Dakota Wesleyan University has announced the royalty candidates for this year's homecoming king and queen. Blue and White Days is Friday through Saturday, Sept. 29 and 30. Coronation will be at 10 p.m. on Tuesday in the Sherman Center, and the pep rally will be at 10 p.m. on Friday, at the DWU/Avera Sports and Wellness Complex. For a full list of events, visit www.dwu.edu . The following are candidates for homecoming queen:
Dakota Wesleyan University announced the 2017 fall enrollment numbers, which are a record. The enrollment this year stands at 918 students, up 18 from last year's record. The university also welcomed a record 274 new students, including 196 traditional freshmen, a 13 percent increase from last year's count of 174. There are also 78 transfer students and 162 students enrolled in online programs, including the RN-BS degree in nursing; BA in business and the Master of Arts in Education and Master of Business Administration degrees.
Custer Battlefield Highway Academic Festival was held April 5 at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell. Overall winner was Kimball, and Mitchell Christian School won the Quiz Bowl. Approximately 200 students from Corsica-Stickney, Ethan, Kimball, Mitchell Christian, Mount Vernon, Plankinton, Sanborn Central, White Lake and Woonsocket high schools participated. Individual results are as follows:
Top prize winners in the DWU Science Fair, held Tuesday, have been named. Senior Grand Award (3 projects): $12,000 DWU Scholarships each project: Emma Heezen/Noah Heezen, Plankinton High School, Artemesia Annua; Alexander Rodriguez, Mitchell; Artificial Sugars and Increased Lipid Levels; Thea Patrick, Mitchell; Photoestrogens, Reveratrol and Lycopene and A. Tamefaciens Induced Tumors.
The Dakota Regional Science and Engineering Fair will be held Tuesday, March 21, in the Christen Athletic Center on Dakota Wesleyan University's campus. The competition includes students in grades six through 12, from 21 schools in 18 South Dakota counties. Projects will be on display for public view from 2 to 5 p.m. Students participating in this regional event will bring projects that have already won in science fairs at local schools. This year's fair includes 123 projects produced by 191 students.
Popular songs from the 1950s and '60s will shimmy onto stage this month as Dakota Wesleyan University students present "The Marvelous Wonderettes." "The Marvelous Wonderettes" will be performed at 7:30 p.m., Thursday and Friday, March 17-18, and March 24-25, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 19 and March 26, in the Patten-Wing Theatre in Hughes Hall on campus. General admission is $12, tickets for DWU students, staff and faculty are $5 with a DWU I.D., and can be purchased at the door or online at www.dwu.edu/tickets .
Love will be in the air during Sunday's Winter Choir and Bells Concert at Dakota Wesleyan University. The Ron and Sheilah Gates Department of Music at DWU will present "Love is a Many Splendored Thing" at 4 p.m. in the Sherman Center. This concert is free and open to all and will feature the Highlanders, Singing Scotchmen, Women's Chamber Choir, Dakota Wesleyan Choir and Wesleyan Bells.
The Mitchell Weekend Snack Pack Program and Dakota Wesleyan CEO Club (entrepreneur club) will host a food drive during the last home basketball game of the season on Wednesday, Feb. 15, at the Corn Palace. Each food item donated will earn one raffle ticket toward a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Dakota Wesleyan University Campus Bookstore for Tiger merchandise, sponsored by the Kelley Center for Entrepreneurship. The women's game begins at 6 p.m. and the men's game at 8 p.m., Feb. 15, with the Tigers facing Northwestern.
The McGovern Center at Dakota Wesleyan University in conjunction with the DWU Campus Ministry team will present "Stories of Refugees: A Time of Storytelling and Community," from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8, in the DWU Sherman Center. The evening will feature several speakers, including an account from DWU student Ralph Helmuth, of Alexandria, who spent three months this summer working in a refugee camp in Lesvos, Greece, and also Clara Hart, the president of South Dakota Refugee Congress.
The annual Around the World Cultural Festival is set for the end of this month at Dakota Wesleyan University. The festival will take place from 12:30 to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 31, in the East Main Dining Room upstairs in the Rollins Campus Center on campus. Booths set up by DWU students, staff, faculty and even community members, represent countries and cultures from around the world. The event is free and open to the public.