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Summer 2012
This edition of Wesleyan Today answers the question, ?Why liberal arts?? with stories featuring alumni Colton Duxbury ?12, Cindy Novachich ?90 and John Grinager ?75. The Athletic Hall of Fame inductees are featured as well as basketball standout Amanda Hart.
Winter 2011-12
Aaron Rolen discusses his college experience and his summer internship for Congressman Denny Rehberg, Dr. Brian Patrick and his summer intern discover three new species of spiders and this issue also shares about Charolotte Beauvais Lapointe, one of the first Native American nursing graduates at DWU. You can also read about the Kelley Center’s Entrepreneur in Residence that brought the Bible story back to the big screen and about Jordan Werner, leaving his mark on DWU men’s soccer.
Summer 2011
After nearly 20 years, musical theatre made a comeback to campus with “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” during a weekend of nearly sold-out performances. Also read about 2011 graduate Brady Wiebe’s DWU basketball legacy; Miss Wesleyan 1994, Missy Herr-Valburg’s work in admissions; and 1969 alumnus Mike Denney’s success coaching in college wrestling. DWU students and alumni have always worked to better the world? Read about the nursing students’ efforts in Afghanistan via U.S. troops, and an entrepreneurial effort by Stefanie Shumaker ’01, who started a company to help employ refugees. This issue also contains the newest athletic hall of famers.
Winter 2010-11
Faculty, staff, students and alumni travel the world and experience the road less traveled in many ways. Read about Ron Hull ’52 and his many adventures; see how students experienced four continents through various campus initiatives; read about student-athlete Hunter Bork’s commitment to running even though he lost a leg to cancer; and learn about this year’s distinguished alumni.
Summer 2010
Ten years after taking on the role of President, Bob Duffett has overseen numerous changes at DWU. Read about the changes DWU has undergone under the leadership of President Duffett. You'll also get a glimpse into the experiences of various students. From mission trips to extracurricular activities, find out how students Shannon Mack, Michael Lynch, and others are charting their own courses and making the most out of their college years at DWU.
Winter 2009-10
This edition offers a look at Jim McLaird’s research and writing of the new DWU history book, told from the perspective of students over the years. Student Derek Fossum has a story of his own – how his Kenyan mission trip changed his life. You’ll also find a Hollywood-like story of the 2010 women’s soccer team and Face Value features 101-year-old alumnus Bob Parkinson.
Summer 2009
This edition of Wesleyan Today features DWU student Thomas Madut, an accomplished runner and a “Lost Boy” of Sudan. Read about the success of “The Big Three” in athletics and George McGovern’s World Food Prize. Finally, Face Value features the Jackies – the dynamic duo of the institutional advancement office.
Summer 2008
Putting Wesleyan on the map happens in many ways – not the least of which is through the McGovern Center for Leadership and Public Service. Read about the work of the center and the coverage garnered around the world. Other stories include information about how faculty members are creating awareness for their work, and read about an alumna who has traveled the world in her effort to put the Social Principles of the United Methodist Church into song. Alumni award winners from 2008 are also profiled.
Winter 2007-08
This edition of Wesleyan Today, “Pay it Forward,” explores how and why people give. Alumni, students, staff and faculty talk about why they give to DWU and what they get for their commitment. Other stories include Jackson Plaza, the commitment of the DWU Board of Trustees and a student mission trip to Tanzania. In sports you can read about how our student-athletes pay it forward through their volunteer work in the community. Face Value features student and Wesleyan Idol Andrew Bakken.
Summer 2007
Science at DWU is more than memorizing details and passing tests. This issue explores the programs and the people that define science at DWU. We’ll introduce you to the zany Dr. Farney and give you a survey of what our science students and grads are experiencing. You’ll also read about Brock Seim, basketball standout; Bob Tatina, our Face Value feature, and the Alumni Award honorees, a special group of alumni recognized for their commitment to Sacrifice or Service.

Winter 2006
Many have called it the biggest day in DWU history – the dedication of the George & Eleanor McGovern Library. See for yourself in this collector’s edition of Wesleyan Today, with photos and commentary from the dedication weekend. Bill Clinton, Bob Dole, Peter, Paul & Mary, Jeffrey Sachs, Sander Vanocur, Mike Rounds … the list of dignitaries goes on. Also in this edition, we announce the Jackson Plaza project, and we feature Ben Jukich, the first DWU Tiger baseball player who was drafted by the Oakland Athletics.

Summer 2006
How is Dakota Wesleyan keeping pace in today’s lightning speed world? From the traditional values DWU was founded on to the dorms of the future, it’s an exciting time to be on campus. Read this edition to find out how we’re “Embracing Change.” Other stories include a profile on student-athlete Lionel Riley and alumni who are continuing their commitment to service.
Winter 2005
The reviews are in! Read about Jim McLaird ’62, professor emeritus of history/political science, and his book on Calamity Jane. From this issue we’re also featuring a story about a DWU alum who served in Iraq, the women golfers who dominate the GPAC, and student Heather Winnan.
Summer 2005 (pdf)
This edition of Wesleyan Today is about beginnings and endings: we say goodbye to Graham Hall and retiring basketball coach Doug Martin, and the Class of 2005 heads out to change the world as construction begins on the long-awaited McGovern Library.
Winter 2004 (pdf)
The winter edition of Wesleyan Today celebrates the opening of the long-awaited Sherman Center and Wagner Chapel. There are stories about the variety of internships enjoyed by DWU students, plus photos from the McGovern Center Conference and Blue & White Days ’04.
2004 Annual Report (pdf)
Fall 2004 (pdf)
This edition of Wesleyan Today is all about giving and features an interview with John and Vicki Clarke, generous donors to DWU.
Summer 2004 (pdf)
This edition features a photo gallery from graduation 2004 and a story about Jim McLaird’s retirement. Biographies on this year’s Alumni Award winners are also included.
Spring 2004 (pdf)
In this edition of Wesleyan Today we feature international students at DWU and the ways they are supported at their home-away-from-home. Joe Ditta has an article about the Prairie Winds, and alumna Amy Dimond writes about her time in Brazil.
Winter 2003 (pdf)
The winter edition of Wesleyan Today includes a homecoming photo gallery and stories about construction on campus.
2003 Annual Report (pdf)
Fall 2003 (pdf)
The fall edition of Wesleyan Today features criminal justice alumni who work at the Mitchell Police Department, and a profile of criminal justice prof Mike McGreevy. You will also find an Alumni Days 2003 photo gallery, fall sports previews and a story about NOMADS, a mission outreach ministry of the United Methodist Church.
Summer 2003
This edition focuses on year-end activities at DWU. Stories include biographies of this year’s Scotchman and Miss Wesleyan candidates, new student apartments information and a profile of Mike Catalano, this year’s Clarke Award for Teaching Excellence winner. There is also a photo gallery of commencement activities.
Spring 2003
We highlight some of Dakota Wesleyan's best and brightest in this edition of Wesleyan Today - Randall Scholars. You will also find information about scholarships, the first McGovern Center Conference and winter sports.
2002 Annual Report
The annual report edition of Wesleyan Today features an interview with President Bob Duffett about the importance of DWU's vision and values. Lists of donors for 2001-2002 are included.
Fall 2002
In Wesleyan Today this quarter, the focus is on faculty. Read about the many ways faculty have touched the lives of students over the decades. We also provide some insight into what makes our current faculty tick, and you will find a photo gallery from Alumni Days 2002.      
Summer 2002
This edition of Wesleyan Today features a commencement photo gallery. Stories include "Technology and the Liberal Arts," "Spring Break in Atlanta" and "First Music Majors in 19 Years."
Spring 2002
In this edition, we explore the many ways faith touches lives at Dakota Wesleyan University. As the United Methodist college for the Dakotas, we are proud of the way faith and learning are interwoven. The feature story, "A Journey of Faith" tells of the experiences of three very different Wesleyan students.
2001 Annual Report
The annual report edition of Wesleyan Today has lists of all donors for the 2000-2001 fiscal year. The feature story outlines the campus master plan.
Fall 2001
"Family Traditions" is the theme of this edition of Wesleyan Today. We explore some of the many connections families have to DWU. Features include "Miller Magic," "Morgan 10,000," "Screes Says Goodbye" and "Nebelsick Tradition." An Alumni Days photo gallery and Blue & White Day information are also included.
Summer 2001
This edition of Wesleyan Today features the inauguration of Robert Duffett, 19th president of Dakota Wesleyan University. Photo galleries of the inauguration and commencement acitivities are included.  Features are "Basketball Teammates and Rommates," "Wesleyan Brass" and "Zelma Buchholz."
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