Dakota Wesleyan University
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.
Dakota Wesleyan University's online bachelor's program has been named as one of the best by U.S. News & World Report for the second year in a row. The 2017 U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings were released on Jan. 10, and can be accessed at www.usnews.com/online . This is the second year that Dakota Wesleyan's online bachelor's program has been ranked. DWU offers a four-year degree online in nursing and a Bachelor of Arts degree-completion program, in addition to its Master of Business Administration and Master of Arts in Education degrees.
MITCHELL — Dakota Wesleyan University's spring musical, "The Marvelous Wonderettes," is set for March, while auditions are scheduled for mid-January. The Ron and Sheilah Gates Departments of Music and Theatre at DWU will have auditions for the musical at 7 p.m. Jan. 16 and 17, in the Patten-Wing Theatre in Hughes Hall on campus. "The Marvelous Wonderettes" features hits from the 1950s and 1960s and has four female leads, a mezzo-soprano, soprano, alto with a strong low range and a mezzo-alto. To audition, prepare at least 16 bars from a song in the show.
Dakota Wesleyan University has announced Keith Weller and Tracy Hadler as the winners of the Professional Excellence Awards for fall term. Weller is the staff winner of the award. Weller began at DWU in 2011 and is a systems administrator in the information technology department.
Dakota Wesleyan University's final Christmas concert of the season is set for Friday. "Service of Lessons and Carols" will be at 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 9, at Holy Family Parish, Mitchell. This concert will feature Christmas hymns, carols and Scripture readings and is free and open to the public. Performing Friday will be the Wesleyan Bells, the Highlanders, Women's Chamber Choir, the Singing Scotchmen and the Dakota Wesleyan Choir.
The annual Christmas at Dakota Wesleyan concerts have been set and tickets are now available. The Ron and Sheilah Gates Department of Music will present "What Sweeter Music: Christmas at Dakota Wesleyan," at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 3, and at 4 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 4, at the Sherman Center. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased online at www.dwu.edu/performing-arts or by calling 605-995-2603 to reserve tickets.
Dakota Wesleyan University is inviting all interested high school students, of any grade, to campus this Friday for its Fall Visit Day. "There are so many choices for students when it comes to college and the decision can be daunting, which is why visit days are so important for both students and parents," said Fredel Thomas, dean of admissions. "Universities have a personality and a campus tour is a great glimpse into that personality."