Kentucky Wesleyan College
A Newsletter for Our Alumni and Friends // April 2017
President's Gala
 April 21


"This is an unbelievable event, and we want you to be a part of it."
President Barton D. Darrell



Friday, April 21, 6 p.m.
Owensboro Convention Center
Black-tie optional
Pre-event reception sponsored by Independence Bank
Gourmet dinner of Kentucky favorites
After-party featuring The Downtown Band

President's Circle members may RSVP here by April 10.

If you are not a President's Circle member and would like to attend, you may purchase tickets here 
by April 10.
 
 
For more information, call Advancement at 270-852-3142.
 

Celebration of Student Achievement
April 6 

 

Honors Convocation
12:30 p.m.
Legacy Owensboro (Church)
3300 Frederica St.

Scholars' Day Presentations
2 - 3:30 p.m.
Winchester Center

Student Life Awards
4:30 p.m.
Tapscott Chapel

"88 Keys" Piano Recital
6 p.m.
Tapscott Chapel


Baccalaureate
April 28
7 p.m.
Legacy Owensboro (Church)
3300 Frederica St.
 
One Hundred and Forty-Ninth Annual Commencement
April 29
10 a.m.
Owensboro Convention Center
Brian Kelley, the former CEO of Keurig Green Mountain, will address the Class of 2017.



Rev. Dr. William Bowling '56

"I give because Wesleyan first gave to me, and I have an obligation to give back. I have remembered Wesleyan in my will, and I have also recommended youth to attend the College. 

I encourage all who have attended Wesleyan to do three things. First, make an annual gift to Wesleyan - whatever you can do regardless of the amount. Also, do your part to encourage students to attend Wesleyan, and remember Wesleyan in your will regardless of the amount."

Read more about Bill Bowling here.
 Meet Cornelia Thomas
Class of 2018
Interviewed by Kenzie Tomes, public relations intern
and Apollo High School senior

Hometown: Memphis, Tenn.
Major: Middle School Education
Member of track and field team

Cornelia excels in the classroom and on the field, but where are you most likely to find her this semester?

In the sanctuary. In the last year, Cornelia declared a major in middle school education (writing), placed first in shot put and second in weight throw at her conference track meet and is now tackling a new adventure - youth ministry.

Read more about Cornelia here.
 Marketing and Social Media Internships Enhance Student Experience

April Ray, Director of Marking and Communications; Interns Shelby Settle, Logan Ayer and Nicole Venema; and Jeremy Pittman, Vice President for Admissions and Financial Aid

Wesleyan launched a Marketing and Social Media Internship Program this semester with three students in the Marketing Department, under the direction of Vice President of Admissions and Financial Aid Jeremy Pittman and Director of Marketing and Communications April Ray.

The internship provides students with an excellent opportunity to learn about all aspects of marketing and social media management. 

"This is a cutting-edge internship that creates opportunities for our students to develop crucial marketing and social media skills that translate to the twenty-first century workforce.  Students learn how to manage social media accounts and gain an understanding of marketing planning, strategy and implementation.  As the program grows, we will enhance the internship experience and provide a service to our community through partnerships for our students throughout the business community."
Jeremy Pittman
Vice President for Admissions and Financial Aid

For more information and to apply, click here.
Spring College Fair
For High School Juniors
 

32 colleges will attend

April 13
6-7:30 p.m.
Woodward Health and Recreation Center
Kentucky Wesleyan College



If you have been admitted to Kentucky Wesleyan College for the Fall of 2017, you are invited to attend Future Panther Day on April 22. This is YOUR registration day and will allow you to:
  • Obtain your class schedule
  • Meet with your advisor
  • Get your student ID
  • Submit your enrollment deposit

 


 

This is your final step to becoming a Panther! Learn more and refer to your Admit Packet here for more information about this next phase of the enrollment process or go to our Admitted Students page.


Register here today.

For those who can't make this Future Panther Day, other events will follow with abbreviated schedules:

Upcoming Future Panther Days:

June 10, 2017

July 14, 2017
Scholars' Academy
For Rising High School Seniors
June 25 - July 1, 2017


The Kentucky Wesleyan Scholars' Academy is an exciting and challenging week-long immersion experience for students who have completed their junior year in high school.

  • Learn with students from the region, led by Kentucky Wesleyan faculty and staff, in a high-quality academic and socially enriching venue.
  • Grow in a community setting through shared residential life and academic experiences.
  • Learn from the vibrant city of Owensboro and Kentucky Wesleyan alumni.
Students will be selected through an application process.
 
 
The application deadline is May 19, 2017, and decisions for acceptance will be made by May 26, 2017. 
 

Learn more and apply 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. The following  have joined or renewed their membership during the month of March:

Dennis Brown '87
Bob '81 and Ginger Burns
Fraternal Order of Eagles - Yellow Banks Aerie
Dr. Corey '00 and Ashley Johnson
Bill and Lane Langford
Dr. Frances Lucas
Michiko Matsumoto
William Munday
Mitch '83 and Kimberly Settle
Brandon '02 and Kimberly Baugh '02 Taylor
Fred Wright '80

Learn more about the President's Circle here.
Upcoming Alumni Events

First Thursday
April 6, 5-7 p.m. at Mellow Mushroom in downtown Owensboro
These monthly gatherings are hosted on the first Thursday of each month, providing a casual and relaxing opportunity to connect with fellow Wesleyan alumni and friends in Owensboro. Food and beverages are available for purchase.
Middle Tennessee-Area Reception 
Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 6-8 p.m.
President Barton D. Darrell '84 cordially invites you and a guest to a middle Tennessee-area alumni reception.

Hosted by Ryan and Kim Bradley Foster '87 5107 Yale Ct Brentwood, TN 37027

Appetizers and refreshments will be served. Casual Attire. Please RSVP here by April 7.
A Day at the Races at Keeneland 
April 22, beginning with a Tailgate on the Hill at 11 a.m. ET
Racing action from reserved grandstand seating, 1 p.m. ET
Limited seating. Register here.

Down After Dark at Churchill Downs
June 17 , on Millionaires Row
Reserved seating, Chef's Table buffet, racing program and breathtaking views from sixth floor balcony overlooking the finish line.
Limited seating. Register here.
Save These Dates
 
June 24
A Night with Cincinnati FC
FC Cincinnati vs. Saint Louis FC 
 
Aug. 5
Winchester Picnic 

Sept. 15
A Night with Louisville City FC
Louisville City FC vs. Bethlehem Steel FC 
 
Oct. 6-8
Homecoming
 
   
For more information please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (270) 852-3146 or alumni@kwc.edu

Spring Concerts

Gabriel Faure's "Requiem"
Kentucky Wesleyan Chorale
Owensboro Symphony Chorus
Accompanied by the Owensboro Symphony Chamber Orchestra 

Directed by Dr. Bradley Naylor
Wesleyan Assistant Professor and Director of Choral Music
Director, Owensboro Symphony Chorus 

Guest vocalists 
  Lisa Clark, soprano, Wesleyan Assistant Professor of Music Daniel Craig, baritone.

April 10
7 p.m.
St. Stephen Cathedral 

 
The concert is free and open to the public and is made possible through a gift from
Bill and Esther Jansing and The Thilde Fund.

Kentucky Wesleyan College Wind Ensemble
Directed by Kevin Callihan
Wesleyan Assistant Professor of Music
With Guest Conductor Maestro Nick Palmer

April 18
8 p.m.
Daviess County High School Auditorium
$5 donation suggested
Joint Concert
Kentucky Wesleyan College Concert Band
Directed by Kevin Callihan
Kentucky Wesleyan College Chamber Orchestra
Directed by Maestro Nick Palmer, Gary Laughrey and Kevin Callihan
Kaitlin Callihan, Guest Soloist

April 20
6 p.m.
Rogers Hall, Winchester Center
$5 donation suggested
The Kentucky Wesleyan Theatre Program
Presents
"Stories of Soldiers"



April 22
2 p.m.
Theatre Workshop of Owensboro Trinity Center
407 W. Fifth St.
10-minute vignettes featuring the experiences of local veterans
This event is free.
Reservations are recommended and can be made at 270-564-2330.

Cheer for the Panthers!

HOME EVENTS
  
  
April 4
Tennis vs. Oakland City
 3 p.m.
Moreland Park
  
April 13
Tennis vs. Cedarville
4 p.m.
Moreland Park

April 14
Baseball vs. Davis & Elkins
Noon and 3 p.m.
Panther Park

Softball vs. Alderson Broaddus
Noon and 2 p.m.
Foster Field

April 15
Baseball vs. Davis & Elkins
Noon and 3 p.m.
Panther Park

Softball vs. Alderson Broaddus
10 a.m. and Noon
Foster Field

April 18
Softball vs. Trevecca Nazarene
Noon and 2 p.m.
Foster Field

April 25
Baseball vs. Southern Indiana
 2 p.m.
Panther Park

April 28
Baseball vs. Alderson Broaddus
Noon and 3 p.m.
Panther Park

 April 29
Baseball vs. Alderson Broaddus
Noon and 3 p.m.
Panther Park
Don't Miss
These
GREAT DATES

April 5
Panther Pianists Recital
11:30 a.m. 
Hillcrest 
3740 Old Hartford Road
  April 6
Celebration
 of Student Achievement

Honors Convocation
12:30 p.m.
Legacy Owensboro (Church)
3300 Frederica St.

Scholars' Day Presentations
2-3:30 p.m.
Winchester Center

Student Life Awards
4:30 p.m.
Tapscott Chapel

"88 Keys" Piano Recital
6 p.m.
Tapscott Chapel
 
First Thursday
Alumni Gathering
5-7 p.m.
Mellow Mushroom
10 W. Second St.
 
April 7
Order of Oak and Ivy
Awards Banquet
6 p.m.
Hocker Family Dining Center

April 10
Gabriel Faure's "Requiem"
Kentucky Wesleyan Choral/Owensboro Symphony Chorus
7 p.m.
St. Stephen Cathedral
610 Locust St.

April 11
Senior Recital
Ariel Ramsey
6 p.m. p.m.
Location TBA

April 12
Middle Tennessee-Area Reception
6-8 p.m.
5107 Yale Court
Brentwood, Tenn.

April 13
Panther Pianists Recital
11:30 a.m.
Heritage Place
3362 Buckland Square

Spring College Fair
6-7:30 p.m.
For High School Juniors
Woodward Health and Recreation Center  

April 18
Kentucky Wesleyan Wind Ensemble
8 p.m.
Daviess County High School Auditorium

April 20
Panther Pianists Recital
11:30 a.m.
Elizabeth Munday Senior Center
1650 W. Second St.
Kentucky Wesleyan Concert Band and Chamber Orchestra
6 p.m.
Rogers Hall,
Winchester Center
 
April 21
President's Gala
6 p.m.
Owensboro Convention Center

April 22
Future Panther Day
For admitted students for Fall 2017
 
Day at the Races
Keeneland
11 a.m. Tailgate
 on the Hill
 
1 p.m. Races begin

"Stories of Soldiers"
2 p.m.
Theatre Workshop of Owensboro
407 W. Fifth St.

   April 28
Baccalaureate
7 p.m.
Legacy Owensboro (Church)
3300 Frederica St. 

April 29
Commencement
10 a.m.
Owensboro Convention Center

 
Please contact Kathy Rutherman,  Director of Public Relations,
with comments or questions  about the Wesleyan Way e-newsletter at  krutherman@kwc.edu  or  270-852-3143.