Dakota Wesleyan University
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.
Dakota Wesleyan University offices will be closed Dec. 22 through Dec. 26, for Christmas break. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Dec. 29. Classes will end today and resume at 8 a.m. Jan. 5. DWU will also be closed on New Year's Day. The McGovern Library will be closed Saturday through Dec. 28, re-open on Dec. 29-31, close on New Year's Day and re-open Jan. 2 at regular hours. Java City, within the library, will close on Friday and remain closed until school is back in session Jan. 5.
Dakota Wesleyan University was named to the 2014 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction, in the General Community Service category. The award is a reflection of DWU's service to its community and the world. "Dakota Wesleyan's values are 'Learning, Leadership, Faith and Service,' and we try to not just teach this in the classroom but mirror this motto in our lives," DWU President Amy Novak said. "Part of how we do this is by encouraging volunteerism among our staff and faculty and incorporating it into class projects.
Dakota Wesleyan University is one of nearly 50 universities worldwide banding together to address the global issue of hunger. On Dec. 9, three representatives from DWU, including President Amy Novak, will join leaders from the other universities to sign the Presidents' Commitment to Food and Nutritional Security at the United Nations in New York City. "Food insecurity is not confined to a city, region or country, and DWU is proud to partner with these universities to seek out actionable solutions to aid those who don't know when their next meal is coming," Novak said. "...
Dr. Tim Mullican, biology professor at Dakota Wesleyan University, has recently published his research on the Black Hills Bear Lodge meadow jumping mouse. Mullican's findings, "Population Estimates and Habitat Associations of the Bear Lodge Meadow Jumping Mouse in the Black Hills of South Dakota," appears in the journal, Proceedings of the South Dakota Academy of Science, 2014, Vol.