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Wesleyan Bells to ring in spring

Friday, April 10, 2015
The Spring Ring will be at 7 p.m., Sunday, April 26, at the First United Methodist Church in Mitchell. It is free and open to the public.

Scotchman and Miss Wesleyan candidates announced at DWU

Friday, April 10, 2015
Eleven Dakota Wesleyan University students have been selected as candidates for the Scotchman and Miss Wesleyan awards, the highest honor given to students in their senior year at the institution.

All That a Moo Can Do': Children’s story helps youth understand importance of livestock program

Friday, April 10, 2015
The story is told from two perspectives; first, in “A Moo For You,” Haptamu tells how the gift of the cow changed his family’s life – including allowing his mother the income to send him to school. When the reader flips over the book, the cow shares her perspective in “What A Moo Can Do,” a more pl....

Expect ‘rousing finale’ for season’s last LyricWood concert

Thursday, April 9, 2015
The Ron and Sheilah Gates Department of Music at Dakota Wesleyan University announces the spring LyricWood Concert for 7 p.m., Saturday, April 18, in the Sherman Center. This concert is free and open to the public.

DWU announces Spring Choral Concert

Thursday, April 9, 2015
The Spring Choral Concert will be at 4 p.m., Sunday, April 19, at the First United Methodist Church in Mitchell. This concert is free and open to all.

Change in Career Goals Brings Leah Back to DWU

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Throughout her undergraduate studies in biology at Dakota Wesleyan University, Leah Wienbar had one career goal: to become a surgeon. But after graduating in 2014, she began substitute teaching in the Iroquois (S.D.) School District. Now her career goals have changed.

“I discovered my love for teaching,” says Leah, 23, who also works as a librarian.

Instead of medical school, Leah will pursue a fully online Master of Arts in Education at her alma mater.

“I love DWU,” she says. “My experiences there have been nothing but good. I decided to get my master’s degree online here because I knew that I’d be receiving a quality education and plenty of help if I need it.”

Leah will start orientation class on April 13.

She likes the idea of pursuing her master’s online because it allows her the flexibility to fit her studies into her life. In addition to working as a librarian and substitute teacher, Leah enjoys spending time with her niece and many nephews, her other family members and her friends. She also likes to read.

Because she works during the day, Leah plans to clear out evenings for her studies. She also will take time off work as needed to study for tests or to work on class assignments.

Her only concern about earning her degree online is if she has computer or Internet issues, but she knows, based on her undergraduate experience, that her professors at DWU will be understanding and helpful if that should occur.

Even though she no longer plans to be a surgeon, Leah will put her DWU undergraduate degree in biology to work: She intends to become a high school science teacher.

Have your career plans changed? Wondering how DWU’s online degree programs might help you reach your career goals? Email Amber Turner, online admissions counselor at DWU.

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DWU jazz concert to include variety of pieces

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
The DWU Jazz Band Spring Performance will be at 8 p.m., Tuesday, April 21, in Patten-Wing Theatre, in Hughes Hall on campus. The concert is free and open to all.

DWU holiday hours for Easter announced

Monday, March 30, 2015

Dakota Wesleyan University will be closed Friday, April 3, for Good Friday. Classes will end at 10 p.m., Thursday, April 2, and office hours will resume at 8 a.m., Monday, April 6. Classes will resume at 8 a.m., Tuesday, April 7.


The McGovern Library will be closed Friday through Sunday, April 3-5, and open 8 a.m. to midnight, beginning Monday, April 6. Java City, within the library, will close at 3 p.m., Thursday, April 2, and reopen at regular hours on Tuesday, April 7.


DWU announces South Central South Dakota Regional Science and Engineering Fair winners

Friday, March 27, 2015
Dakota Wesleyan University hosted the 23rd annual South Central South Dakota Regional Science and Engineering Fair March 24 and announced its winners.

DWU to host 20th annual CBH Festival

Friday, March 27, 2015
Students from 10 area high schools will compete in the 20th annual Custer Battlefield Highway Academic Festival at Dakota Wesleyan University.
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