Kentucky Wesleyan College
A Newsletter for Our Alumni and Friends // September 2015
Welcome to Campus, Class of 2019!
The Class of 2019 spent an orientation day exploring downtown Owensboro and touring the RiverPark Center, Convention Center and Museum of Fine Art.

Meet freshman accounting major Rebekah Tivitt and find out about her first week at Wesleyan here.

Enjoy a fun-filled look at Move-In Day here .
President Darrell Interviews a Special Guest

View President Darrell's interview with the newest member of the Wesleyan family here .

President Bart Darrell Hosts Weekly Radio Program
"The President's Place" spotlights area business and community leaders 
   Read the news release about the new program here .
Check out a podcast of the first program with Dean Dennis, general manager of the Owensboro Convention Center here.
Dr. Charles '62 and Margaret '59 Schertzinger
Why We Give
Learn more here about Dr. Charles '62 and Margaret '59 Schertzinger and the significance of Kentucky Wesleyan College to their lives.

Meet Our New Faculty
Dr. Shane Armstrong 
Assistant Professor of English
Ed.D., Higher Education Leadership, California Lutheran University
M.A., English Literature, University of Louisville 
B.A., English, University of Louisville

Learn more about Dr. Armstrong  here .

Dr. Kyle Besing 
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Ph.D., Applied Mathematics, University of Alabama at Birmingham
M.S., Applied Mathematics, University of Alabama at Birmingham
B.S., Mathematics, University of Southern Indiana

Learn more about Dr. Besing here .

Professor Kevin Callihan 
Master of Music Performance and Music Education, Northwestern University
Bachelor of Music Education, Morehead State University

Learn more about Professor Callihan here .

Dr. Angela Mackey 
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., Experimental Psychology, University of Southern Mississippi
M.A., Experimental Psychology, University of Southern Mississippi
B.S., Biology/Zoology, San Diego State University

Learn more about Dr. Mackey here .

Dr. Kyle Watson 
 Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Ph.D., Organic and Medicinal Chemistry, University of Notre Dame
B.A., Chemistry, Manchester University

Learn more about Dr. Watson here.

Welcome to the President's Circle!
President's Circle Logo
The President's Circle recognizes those who invest in Kentucky Wesleyan College at a level of $1,000 or more for the current fiscal year. Our newest members join others who have joined since June 1.

Ben '59 and Linda '59 Abbott
Donna O'Bryan Larkin '79 
Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities
Charles '85 and Bobbi '79 Mann  
Gary and Virginia Braswell
Amy Coleman Noble '93
Roger '63 and Jan Clark                
Randall '64 and Jean '63 Owen
First United Methodist Church of Henderson
Dr. Kenneth '57 and Rhoda '55 Peters
Karen Fisher-Brasher '77
Don '65 and Pat '55 Rankin 
Judith Ford '61  
Robert '60 and Vivian '60 Rice
George and Gertrude Greenwell
Megan Schulte '03
Dr. Ernie and Dr. Evelyn Hiatt
Settle Memorial United Methodist Church
Robert Hill '68
Don '65 and Patricia '55 Rankin
Ellis B. Johnson '60
Merrylen Sparks '57
Dennis '65 and Brenda Kirtley
James '54 and Shirley '70 Thurmond

Friday After 5
We Painted the Town Purple

Owensboro enjoyed a perfect late summer evening on the riverfront with music by Kentucky Wesleyan students and faculty, games with Panther athletes, a toast to the sunset with President Bart Darrell and the introduction of our new mascot, Wesley N. Panther.

Photos courtesy of Kirk Kirkpatrick, Executive Director of Friday After 5.
Kentucky Wesleyan Invites Public to Civil Rights and Liberties Class
Monday nights 6 - 8:30 p.m.
214 Barnard-Jones Administration Building
Taught by Dr. Ken Ayers, Criminal Justice Professor
The public is welcome to attend any classes.

View the class schedule and learn more here

Honoring Our Veterans


November 11 
12:10 p.m.
Rogers Hall

Are you a veteran or currently serving our country in the Armed Forces? Please send a photo BY OCT. 25 of yourself in uniform from the time you served with this information:

* Name
* Rank
* Branch of Service
* Military Occupational Specialty
* Where you served
 * Awards
* A brief quote (if you wish) about your service to our country

This information will be used during the service - and will be posted later on our website - as we honor members of the Wesleyan family who served or are now in service to our country.

Please send to:
Kathy Rutherman
Director of Public Relations
Public Relations
3000 Frederica St.
Owensboro, KY 42301

We hope you will join us as we honor our veterans. This will be a special time of remembrance. Hard copy photos will be returned to you. Please provide your return address. Thank you.
Cheer for the Panthers!

Athletics Events at Home

Sept. 7
2 p.m.
Men's Soccer vs. Bellarmine
Panther Field

Sept. 17
5 p.m.
Women's Soccer vs. Salem International
Steele Stadium

7:30 p.m.
Men's Soccer vs. Salem International
Steele Stadium

Sept. 19
Men's Soccer vs. Ohio Valley
Panther Field

2 p.m.
Volleyball vs. Urbana
Jones Gym

2:30 p.m.
Women's Soccer vs. Ohio Valley
Panther Field

Sept. 22
7 p.m.
Men's Soccer vs. Brescia
Steele Stadium

Looking Ahead . . .

Oct. 17
1 p.m.
Football Home Opener vs. University of God's Chosen
Steele Stadium

Oct. 24
1 p.m.
HOMECOMING vs. Louisiana College
Steele Stadium

See for more
information on Panther sports.
Dont Miss These
  September 13
Kentucky Wesleyan Singers, Morning Worship
Woodlawn United Methodist Church

September 17
Constitution Day Events

September 18
St. Louis, Mo., area Alumni Reception,
hosted by Deborah and Ted Dearing

September 19, 6 p.m.
Diane Earle performs for OSO's "White on Second"
Downtown on Second Street

September 27, 3 p.m.
Chamber Music Concert
Settle Memorial's Good Samaritan Concert Series
Alfred Abel, violin; Colette Grossman Abel, viola, and Diane Earle, pianist 

September 28, 6 p.m.
Diane Earle plays for Taste of Owensboro
RiverPark Center 

October 19
Ellie Magnuson Lecture
Dr. John Combs, Speaker

October 23-24
Please contact Kathy Rutherman,  Director of Public Relations
with comments or questions  about the Wesleyan Way e-newsletter at  or  270-852-3143.