Dakota Wesleyan University
Dakota Wesleyan University's president, Dr. Amy Novak, will be a panelist Wednesday at the Women in Leadership Institute in Greenville, N.C. The institute, which will run today through Thursday is for female presidents of colleges and universities and will examine what it takes to be an effective leader in higher education, as well as what opportunities women in positions of power and influence face. Novak will be part of a presidential panel called "Driving Culture Change: Case Studies on Women Leaders and Institutional Self-Esteem." Novak is DWU's 20th president.
The Dakota Wesleyan University theater department will perform an original play by James Van Oort, of Mitchell, on Nov. 12-15 in the Patten-Wing Theatre on campus. Tickets are $7 for general admission and can be purchased at the door. Times are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday. This intense drama deals with the dysfunctional relationship between a father and his estranged, adult daughters years after the death of their mother. What secret does he have and can he repair the damage caused by years of cruelty before his own time on earth comes to an end?
AffordableCollegesOnline.org (AC Online) has named the Arlene Gates Department of Nursing at Dakota Wesleyan University as having one of the Best Online Nursing Programs in 2015-16. Dakota Wesleyan's nursing program is ranked No. 14 out of 54. Nursing has become such a popular degree, that it is now the nation's largest health care profession, with more than 3.1 million registered nurses nationwide. "We made sure to highlight schools across the nation that are leading in academic excellence for online nursing programs," said Dan Schuessler, CEO and founder of AC Online, in a press release.
Dakota Wesleyan University senior Matt Hockert recently won third place and a $150 award in the statewide Student Idea Competition held at the 2015 Innovation Expo in Sioux Falls. Hockert, a biology major from Reiles Acres, N.D., was one of five students to present during the semifinals on Oct. 1.
Dakota Wesleyan University is inviting all interested high school students, of any grade, to campus next week for its Fall Visit Day. This event, set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, will include an overview of academic information, scholarships and financial aid. Students can register online at www.dwu.edu and arrange personal meet-and-greets with coaches, performing arts directors, student ministry members, and staff.
The Kelley Center for Entrepreneurship at Dakota Wesleyan University is inviting all to attend this year's Coffee Series in celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week. Eric Giblin, owner of Subway in Mitchell, will speak at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday in Java City in the McGovern Library. This speaker is free and open to the public. Beverages and lunch will be available for purchase at Java City, and all attendees will receive free coffee and cookies. Global Entrepreneurship Week will take place Nov. 16-22 and celebrates innovative learning, ideas and business practices.
Dr. W. Jesse Weins has been named to the Fulbright Specialist Roster by the Institute of International Education's Council for International Exchange of Scholars. This designation grants Weins the opportunity to work internationally through a grant-funded program as a specialist in his field. According to its website, the program "promotes linkages between U.S. scholars and professionals and their counterparts at host institutions overseas." Weins has been at the forefront of research and legislative reform on the subject of teen sexting.
MITCHELL — Dakota Wesleyan University crowned its homecoming royalty Friday night during the Blue & White Days pep rally and coronation. Trae Bergh and Kelsey Newman are this year's king and queen. Trae Bergh, of Crooks, was crowned homecoming king. Bergh is majoring in athletic training at DWU. He is a member of the DWU men's basketball team and Athletic Training Club. He has served as the AT Club president, Phi Kappa Phi vice president, men's basketball captain, and is an Emil S. Liston Award winner. Following graduation, he plans to attend physician's assistant school.
The Dakota Wesleyan University Department of Theatre has released its schedule for the 2015-16 school year, which opens Sept. 25-27 with "Always ... Patsy Cline." "Always ... Patsy Cline," by Ted Swindley, will be performed Sept. 25-27 and Oct. 2-4 in the Patten-Wing Theatre on campus in Hughes Hall. Times for the shows are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $12 general admission and can be purchased at the door, or online at https://store.dwu.edu/theatre . "Always ...
Dakota Wesleyan University has announced the royalty candidates for this year's homecoming king and queen. Blue & White Days is Friday through Saturday, Sept. 25-26, with the pep rally and coronation taking place at 9:30 p.m. on Friday in the Christen Family Athletic Center. The following are candidates for homecoming queen: • Sammy Fluck. Sammy Fluck, Becker, Minn., is majoring in athletic training with a minor in allied health. She is a member of the DWU volleyball team, Athletic Training Club and participates in chapel. She is also a student ambassador and admissions caller.