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Students display their research at UCD

Dr. Sherree Wood attended her first University College Day on April 19, 30 years after graduating from Texas Wesleyan. “I’m here today as a friend,” Wood said, “because miss (Jessica) Davenport won the award that was named for my husband last spring (at the Texas Wesleyan Award ceremony).” Davenport, a senior criminal justice major, had… Continue reading Students display their research at UCD

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Championship win benefits Wesleyan

Senior criminal justice major Katie Matthews made the joke that the cookies she baked for the basketball team was the key to their victory. “I’m part of Ram Squad so I thought it would be nice for Ram Squad to do something for them,” Matthews said. “I’m really big into baking anyway and everyone says… Continue reading Championship win benefits Wesleyan

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Wesleyan hosts annual University College Day

Not long before Texas Wesleyan professor of philosophy and education Ron Reed died in 1998, he created University College Day as a way to gather students and staff to present their research. “After he passed away – he was a close friend of mine – several of us wanted to keep it going, because students… Continue reading Wesleyan hosts annual University College Day

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Students examine library as part of National Library Week event

Senior history major David Estrada was just looking for some free popcorn when he walked into the Eunice and James L. West Library on Monday afternoon. What he found was a scavenger hunt; when it was done, he had received a free T-shirt and was entered into a drawing for a Kindle as part of… Continue reading Students examine library as part of National Library Week event

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Bennett is a real-life superhero

A few years ago, Cameron Bennett got separated from his Boy Scout troop all night on a mountain in New Mexico. When he woke up the next morning, he had the choice of facing a bear or jumping off a cliff. “By the time I kind of tried to get things settled in my head,… Continue reading Bennett is a real-life superhero

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Wesleyan becomes more inclusive

In spring 2016, Dr. Alison Simons, associate professor of sociology and Gay-Straight Alliance advisor, approached David Monge, coordinator of Student Life and Greek Life, about expanding the Gay-Straight Alliance’s ally training program into something bigger. A year later, Monge has provided the program with a permanent home in Student Affairs, offering workshops to make Texas… Continue reading Wesleyan becomes more inclusive

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New Orleans trip to aid Katrina Victims

Senior general business major Kelsey Fulton was sitting in Student Life contemplating her spring break plan. She wanted to use spring break to make a difference instead of partying. “I hadn’t quite decided what I was going to do yet but I felt like I could maybe do something positive with that time,” Fulton said.… Continue reading New Orleans trip to aid Katrina Victims

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Wesleyan introduces food pantry

Senior sociology major Lessie Haney, a mother of five, knows how it feels to struggle with finances while in college. So when Dr. Alison Simons, assistant professor of sociology, approached her about Texas Wesleyan’s food pantry, she jumped at the chance to help. “She had told me about the food pantry and I thought it… Continue reading Wesleyan introduces food pantry

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Students perform at Naked But Real open mike

Junior mass communication major Akeel Johnson hugged his friend, sophomore computer science major Cameron Bennett, before performing a song he wrote for Bennett Thursday night at the Naked but Real open mike event in the Baker building. The song was a short part of the three-hour event, which included singers, rappers and poets (and one… Continue reading Students perform at Naked But Real open mike

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FAFSA ignores middle-class students

When throwing your graduation cap in the air, saying goodbye to childhood friends and setting off on new journeys, something that often slips the mind of graduating high school seniors is paying for college. Students may think completing FAFSA (free application for federal student aid) and having top grades is good enough to get them… Continue reading FAFSA ignores middle-class students