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Kentucky Wesleyan to host Black History Month Celebration with former NBA player

Owensboro, Ky. (Feb. 10, 2016) – Former Seattle Supersonics player Cory Blackwell of Los Angeles will speak at the College’s annual Black History Month Celebration on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m. in Rogers Hall at the Winchester Center. He is the father of C. J. Blackwell, a Wesleyan senior and Panther basketball player.  Cory Blackwell attended the University of Wisconsin – Madison, where he played basketball and was a three-time All American. He also has a bachelor’s degree from the International School of Christian Ministry in Los Angeles. A motivational speaker and minister, he has conducted seminars and taught thousands as a life coach. The event is free and open to the public.

Cory Blackwell

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Kentucky Wesleyan College announces Homecoming 2016 date

(Feb. 10, 2016) – Kentucky Wesleyan College welcomed its largest Homecoming crowd ever in 2015, with nearly 800 people in attendance – triple the number from 2014.  Today the school announced its 2016 celebration will be Saturday, Oct. 1.  Several activities, both on and off campus, will take place throughout the week.  The Panthers will battle Central State University in the Homecoming football game on Saturday at Steele Stadium, with kick-off slated for 1 p.m.  Other featured events include the annual Alumni Awards Reception and Dinner, which will take place on Saturday evening at the Owensboro Convention Center, while the Class of 1966 will celebrate 50 years by gathering for their Golden Alumni Reunion over the weekend, as well.  

Wesleyan Alum Leads Local Water Relief Effort for Flint, MI

As the city of Flint, MI began experiencing a major contaminated water issue, Wesleyan alumna LuAnn Brown-Randolph decided to begin collecting bottled water for the distressed city. Our Kentucky Wesleyan College community heard about her effort and contacted her about taking part and began collecting water over the next three days.

This resulted in over 150 cases of water donated by Wesleyan faculty, staff and students. 

Meet Katie Bell

Why did you choose Wesleyan?

My mother, Alice Bell, graduated from the College in 1991. So I was familiar with Wesleyan, and I wanted to go to a small school.

Kentucky Wesleyan College Wind Ensemble to present concert

Owensboro, Ky. (Feb. 10, 2016) – The Kentucky Wesleyan College Wind Ensemble will present a concert on Sunday, Feb. 21, at 3 p.m. at the Owensboro Convention Center.  Steven A. Pederson, Kevin Callihan, and DuWayne Dale will conduct the ensemble. Kevin Callihan will also perform as a euphonium soloist. This 90-member group will feature traditional and contemporary works for the wind band by Holst, Reed, Bernstein, Puccini, Grainger and Fucik. This concert is open to the public and free of charge.

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Meet Kim Foster ’87

Hometown

I grew up in Owensboro, Ky., but have been living in the Nashville, Tenn., area for over 25 years now.

Major at Kentucky Wesleyan

Chemistry

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My Wesleyan Valentine

Did you and your significant other meet at Kentucky Wesleyan? Then join our February series “My Wesleyan Valentine!” We’ll be showcasing these photos and stories on social media during the month of February. Thank you for your participation!

Meet Kaitlyn Steward

Why did you choose Wesleyan?

I visited a number of colleges and universities my senior year in high school. My math teacher, Dustin Winslow, graduated from Wesleyan in 2010, and he suggested I visit here. Holly Blackburn, a Wesleyan student from near my hometown, took me on a tour. I was sold! No other college visits for me!