Dakota Wesleyan University
It's a children's book that raises awareness for world hunger while actively fighting it. McGovern Center director Dr. Alisha Vincent, author, and DWU student Dyrani Clark, illustrator, will be available to sign copies of "A Moo For You/All That a Moo Can Do" from 9 to 11 a.m., Saturday at Cornerstone Café in Mitchell. The story is told from two perspectives. First, in "A Moo For You," a little boy named Haptamu tells how the gift of the cow changed his family's life—including allowing his mother the income to send him to school.
Dakota Wesleyan University will celebrate commencement May 3 with a baccalaureate service and graduation, and an honorary degree will be given to a well-known community member. Baccalaureate will begin at 9:30 a.m. May 3 at the Sherman Center on campus, and commencement is 1 p.m. at the Corn Palace with 237 graduates. The Nurses' Pinning Ceremony is set for 4 p.m. May 2 in the Sherman Center. Dr. John Cawley will be the special speaker for commencement, and the Rev. Eric Van Meter, campus pastor, will offer the baccalaureate message.
Katie Johnson and Andrew DeVaney, seniors at Dakota Wesleyan University, were named Miss Wesleyan and Scotchman, the university's highest honors, at a special banquet Friday night at the university. The titles of Scotchman and Miss Wesleyan are given to honor a senior male and female student based on campus leadership and service, community leadership and service, academics and character. Johnson, of Mead, Neb., is double-majoring in accounting and mathematics.
OMAHA, Neb. — Creighton University's Doctoral Program in Interdisciplinary Leadership honored DWU President Amy Novak with its inaugural Seagren-Joekel-Ihrig Award for Best Interdisciplinary Leadership Dissertation. The awards were presented at a ceremony on April 22 in the Harper Center on the Creighton campus.
Fredel Thomas has recently been named dean of admissions for Dakota Wesleyan University, effective June 1. Thomas currently serves as the director of the Kelley Center for Entrepreneurship, a position she will maintain through May. "Fredel's passion for DWU, coupled with her strong relational skills, servant leadership strengths, project management background, and marketing and sales experience, makes her an ideal candidate for this position," said DWU President Amy Novak.
Prairie Winds, a literary magazine at Dakota Wesleyan University, has recently released the winners of its youth writing contest. The magazine editors and adviser began accepting submissions from area youth for the first time this year and have chosen four winners, whose work will be published in the magazine this spring. High School Poetry "Spaghetti and Tears" by Jocelyn McCormick, student at Mitchell High School; Carli Ellwein, teacher. High School Prose "Hot Dog Cathedral" by Ryan Solberg, student at MHS; Leslie Warnke, teacher. Middle School Poetry "Memories" by Cailey Scott, stude
The Dakota Wesleyan University Human Services Club, in conjunction with the Davison County Child Protection Team, will host speaker Jolene Loetscher, founder of Selfspiration, on campus for Child Abuse Awareness Month. The event is free and open to the public. "April is Child Abuse Awareness Month, and we were trying to find a way we can draw attention to this cause, as well as educate the public. Jolene, the founder of Selfspiration and namesake for South Dakota's Jolene's Law, was the perfect answer," said Pam Boline, associate professor of human services at DWU.
Dakota Wesleyan University theater students recently returned from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, bringing with them a distinction in stage management and possible job opportunities. DWU junior Morgan Schoenfelder, Blue Earth, Minn., was awarded a Certificate of Merit for her professional approach and execution of stage management in last year's DWU production of "Les Miserables." DWU, which belongs to Region 5 of the KCACTF, attends the festival in each January along with North Dakota, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska and Minnesota.
The Weekend Snack Pack Program, in conjunction with Dakota Wesleyan University, is asking sports fans to Snack Pack the Palace at Saturday's Tiger basketball game. DWU's Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization Club is organizing an awareness event for the Weekend Snack Pack Program during the DWU vs. Doane College game Saturday at the Corn Palace. The DWU baseball team will sell 50/50 raffle tickets with the winner drawn during halftime of the men's game, and all proceeds will go toward the Weekend Snack Pack program. The women's game begins at 2 p.m.
Dakota Wesleyan University's Department of Theatre has set auditions for the March production of "Boeing, Boeing," a comedy by Marc Camoletti. DWU will hold auditions at 7 p.m., Monday and Tuesday in the Patten-Wing Theatre in Hughes Hall on campus. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script, some movement and some accent work. If interested in auditioning but cannot make the set times, contact Dan Miller, theater director, at (605) 290-0641.