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Kentucky Wesleyan hosts art exhibition at Ralph Center

Kentucky Wesleyan College is hosting a solo art exhibition by David Wilson, “Seasalt to Bluegrass,” from Jan. 10-Feb. 28 in the Kolok Gallery of Fine Arts at the Ralph Center at South Griffith Ave. and College Dr. David Wilson received his master of fine arts in painting from Illinois State University in 2001, a bachelor…

Kentucky Wesleyan Names Mark Shook Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics

Mark Shook has been named Vice President of Intercollegiate Athletics at Kentucky Wesleyan College, as announced by Wesleyan President Dr. Thomas Mitzel on Tuesday. Shook has been serving as Interim Director of Athletics since June. All the while Shook has maintained his responsibilities as Senior Associate Athletic Director of Internal Operations and Compliance. “I am honored…

Kentucky Wesleyan College raises record $461,045 on Giving Tuesday

Over $1.5 million raised since 2015 Kentucky Wesleyan College received $461,045 yesterday, its seventh Giving Tuesday, which more than doubled its goal of $200,000. The College has realized $1.59 million in investments from alumni, friends and employees since its inaugural Giving Tuesday in 2015. “It is impossible to adequately express our appreciation for this outpouring…

Kentucky Wesleyan Magazine Fall 2021

The Fall 2021 issue of the Kentucky Wesleyan Magazine is now in print and available online. Enjoy the latest issue, which is one of our largest ever! Features include celebrating 70 years in Owensboro, updates on our Rogers Fellows’ graduates, a Homecoming 2021 recap, spotlights on alumni Lawson Glasergreen ’91 and Jennifer Zingg ’21, Why…

Kentucky Wesleyan College receives $150,000 gift to name Panther Room in Wells Center

Additional investments have named a Campus Ministries Office, Prayer Room and Food Pantry/Professional Closet Kentucky Wesleyan College has named the Panther Room in the Jack T. Wells ’77 Activity Center for Dr. J. Charles ’62 and Margaret (Heltsley) Schertzinger ’59 following their commitment and generous investment of $150,000 in KWC’s newest facility. Dr. and Mrs.…

Kentucky Wesleyan Band to present concert Nov. 21

The Kentucky Wesleyan Band, under the direction of Dr. Patrick Stuckemeyer, will present a concert entitled “Welcome Home” on Sunday, Nov. 21, at 2 p.m. in the Jack T. Wells ’77 Activity Center at 3300 Frederica St. Dr. Stuckemeyer is assistant professor of music and band. The program will include pieces by J.S. Bach, Gustav…

Why I Give – Dr. Ernest Abernathy ‘55

Dr. Ernest Abernathy ’55 is a retired board certified surgeon, published author, poet, world traveler, artist and conservationist who recalls his adventures with delight and infectious laughter. He grew up in rural Georgia and earned a chemistry degree at KWC, where he played basketball. “It meant everything to me to attend Wesleyan,” he shares. “I…

Meet Vincient Whatley ’22

Vincient Whatley says his first memory of KWC was trees; big, beautiful green trees everywhere. “I was overwhelmed by their beauty,” he recalls. “The fall colors, snow on the limbs in winter and then the unbelievable flowering trees outside the Hahn Building in spring; I enjoy them in every season.” His second memory involves people.…

Kentucky Wesleyan hosts Alfred Abel and Diane Earle Recital

Kentucky Wesleyan College will host violinist Alfred Abel and pianist Diane Earle in a duo recital on Sunday, Nov. 7, at 2 p.m. in Tapscott Chapel in the Barnard-Jones Administration Building. The pair will perform music by Bach, Beethoven and Saint-Saens. Abel is visiting artist in violin, and Earle is professor emeritus of music at…