McGovern Center is seeking nominations for the first ever McGovern South Dakota Hunger Ambassador Award

Friday, March 20, 2015
The McGovern Center at Dakota Wesleyan University is seeking nominations for the first-ever McGovern South Dakota Hunger Ambassador Award, which will be announced at this year’s first McGovern Hunger Summit, April 15.

Speakers announced for DWU’s first McGovern Hunger Summit

Friday, March 20, 2015
The McGovern Hunger Summit is set for Wednesday, April 15, in the Sherman Center at Dakota Wesleyan University. The conference begins at 9 a.m. and is free and open to the public, though registration is encouraged. Register at

Speakers announced for DWU’s Conference for Leadership, Innovation and Social Change

Friday, March 20, 2015
They are leaders in their fields and spend their lives trying to better those of others – Peter Greer and Gary Oppenheimer will both speak at Dakota Wesleyan University’s spring leadership conference.

DWU’s Dr. Seuss Carnival returns with high attendance expected

Monday, March 16, 2015
The Dakota Wesleyan University Future Teachers’ Organization will host its 17th annual Dr. Seuss Carnival from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 21, in the L.B. Williams Commons Area.

DWU to host 23rd regional science fair

Thursday, March 12, 2015
Dakota Wesleyan University will host the 23rd annual South Central South Dakota Regional Science and Engineering Fair on Tuesday, March 24, in the Christen Athletic Center.

Bishop Leadership Awards given for Dakota Wesleyan University

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Dakota Wesleyan University has announced five winners of the Bishop Leadership Award to the university for the 2015-16 school year.

McGovern Center for Leadership and Public Service awards McGovern Legacy Scholarship

Wednesday, March 11, 2015



Dakota Wesleyan University’s McGovern Center for Leadership and Public Service has named its second McGovern Legacy Scholar.


Cassidy Hendricks, Buffalo, Minn., was named the 2015-16 McGovern Legacy Scholar during DWU’s Scholarship Day last month. The McGovern Legacy Scholarship is a relatively new scholarship offered at the university, awarding its first in 2014 in tribute to Sen. George McGovern who passed away in 2012. Hendricks is a senior at Buffalo High School and the daughter of Ron and Lisa Hendricks.


The McGovern Legacy Scholarship is currently the largest scholarship of this kind offered at DWU and covers tuition up to 16 credits for each semester in the 2015-16 academic year and is renewable for up to four years of continued enrollment at DWU with maintenance of academic requirements and involvement with the McGovern Center. This scholarship was created to honor McGovern and the 1972 campaign volunteers, while educating and inspiring future generations of student activities to volunteerism, public service and to work for a just society.


The Friends of the McGovern ’72 Campaign Scholarship fund was established in 2012 through the Leonard and Sophie Davis Foundation in remembrance of the 40th anniversary of the presidential campaign to honor McGovern and the 1972 McGovern Presidential Campaign volunteers. Thousands of 1972 campaign volunteers’ lives have been positively impacted by their volunteerism and by the life and legacy of Sen. McGovern, according to Vincent.

DWU announces Scholarship Day award-winners, 2015 Randall Scholars

Wednesday, March 11, 2015
More than 60 high school students were awarded the highest academic scholarships that Dakota Wesleyan University has to offer earlier last month during Scholarship Day.

Jolene’s Law namesake to speak at DWU for Child Abuse Awareness Month

Tuesday, March 10, 2015
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. This speaker is free and open to the public.

Prairie Winds magazine holds writing contest, announces winners

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Prairie Winds, a literary magazine at Dakota Wesleyan University, has recently released the winners of its youth writing contest.
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Dakota Wesleyan University was named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. This designation is the highest honor a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
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