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SHHS Honor Band

The Smoky Hill High School Honor Band is a massive effort to engage high school music students in the area with other professional musicians and let them experience new avenues of musical creativity. We caught up with Dr. Carl Rowles, the Director of Bands here at K-Dub and asked him to explain a bit more about the program. ...

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Moore Press Conference

The Salina Area Chamber of Commerce held its annual Banquet this week at the Tony’s Event Center in downtown Salina. The featured keynote presenter for this year’s event was the General Manager of the Kansas City Royals, Dayton Moore. It was sophomore Anna Menhuesen’s first big press conference, and we asked her about the experience. ...

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NewsDesk Spring Edition Ep. 1

The first episode of NewsDesk for the Spring of 2018, with anchor Jordan Waymaster, and Coyote Calendar organizer Keion Criswell. If you'd like to contribute to NewsDesk, let us know! Send us links to your YouTube videos, email us photos and tips and story ideas by writing to us at KWUAdvance@gmail.com! ...

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KWU Alumni Association

At the end of this semester another group of graduates from K-Dub will venture forth to face the world and the rest of their lives. But Kansas Wesleyan also hopes they stay close to their alma mater. Kendall Carter is the Alumni Engagement Officer in the KWU Advancement Office, and tells NewsDesk she encourages every graduate to join the Alumni Association. There are more than ten-thousand members of the cu ...

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SkyWatch

The Skywatch program at Kansas Wesleyan has been around for more than 20 years. Over the past two decades, local astronomers and telescope fans have been coming to the K-Dub campus to point their instruments upwards and learn more about the heavens. KWU Professor Dorothy Hannah is the Chair of the Natural Sciences Division, and the President of the Salina Astronomy Club. She tells NewsDesk the very first Sk ...

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More Than a Glance

There’s a new show in the Kansas Wesleyan art gallery, put on by a K-Dub professor that hasn’t actually been on campus for a while. Lori Wright is the Chair of the Art Department, and took a sabbatical last Fall and Spring. During her time away, she was in her studio studying and creating a show around the complexity of the human eye. The result is a program called “More Than a Glance”, which is currently o ...

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Border Wars

The campus of Kansas Wesleyan is about to get very busy. Next weekend is the annual “Border Wars” debate and forensics tournament hosted by the Coyotes. We tracked down Autumn Zimmerman, one of the students in charge of managing the event and learned a little more about what happens at a debate and forensics tourney. Zimmerman says they expect between 18 and 22 schools to compete against one another for the ...

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Kansas Wesleyan announces two new majors for Fall

In last week’s department meeting, Kansas Wesleyan officials announced a few new majors that will be added to the new catalog. Starting next year, KWU will be offering two unique majors to students to help them into a more modern day society. The first major announced was a Zombie Apocalypse major. “We hope to teach students the skills needed to survive, and take care of their communities in the case of the ...

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Rihanna to perform at 2017 Graduation

Over the Spring Break, award-winning singer Rihanna announced she will be performing at the 2017 KWU Graduation. Rihanna announced the news by posting a picture of Casey the Coyote on her Instagram page with the caption, “so excited to announce I will be performing two songs at Kansas Wesleyan University for their 2017 Graduation #suchanhonor.” Rihanna’s Team spoke to the Advance about the news stating they ...

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Friends of the River

Friends of the River is an organization dedicated to returning the Smoky Hill River to being a part of Salina's identity. It started in 2009 with six people. The story goes, one of the founders of the organization was complaining about the conditions of the river one night at dinner when his wife said to him, “stop talking about it and do something”. Jane Anderson executive director for Friends of the River ...

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