Colleges and universities

Forbes Magazine Recognizes Houghton as a 2017 Top College

Forbes Magazine Recognizes Houghton as a 2017 Top College

Houghton College was recently ranked as one of Forbes Magazine’s 650 Top Colleges for 2017. Houghton was included on the liberal arts universities list, was among the 394 private colleges and ranked as one of the top 195 institutions in the Northeast. The college was...
Eclipse Over Pickens County

Eclipse Over Pickens County

Crowds gather at Southern Wesleyan University to view ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ natural event On August 21, Southern Wesleyan University hosted eclipse-viewers from several states and some foreign countries, to witness the first total eclipse to appear anywhere in the...
​College Transition is Not an Isolated Event

​College Transition is Not an Isolated Event

College transition for most students involves many other people – their parents, siblings, extended family members, friends, church communities. Following are tips prepared by our Wesleyan education institutions to make transitioning to college a success for everyone....
SWU, Central and Pickens County Host Eclipse Event

SWU, Central and Pickens County Host Eclipse Event

An event is coming August 21 that is unlikely to repeat itself in our lifetime, and Southern Wesleyan University will offer one of the best spots on the planet to experience it. On that day, North America will experience a total solar eclipse, but only those within a...
​One person’s influence

​One person’s influence

Each person has a personal sphere of influence and is called to steward that responsibility well. Because of individuals who were faithful to steward their sphere of influence, Brady and Sydney Bond are in ministry today. The Bonds love ministry and that love...
​Wesleyans in the news

​Wesleyans in the news

Each week, Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward the link to communications@wesleyan.org. OKWU host families serve important role Some residents in Bartlesville,...
​IWU to open music therapy clinic

​IWU to open music therapy clinic

Indiana Wesleyan University’s Music Therapy program recently converted a portion of Center School, an academic building on IWU’s residential campus, into a music therapy clinic that is expected to open in September 2017. The clinic will provide free music...
​SWU athletic director named NCCAA president

​SWU athletic director named NCCAA president

The National Christian College Athletic Association announced that Chris Williams, Southern Wesleyan University director of athletics, will become its new president. Williams has been on the NCCAA Board of Directors and Administrative Committee Member since 2011. He...
​Houghton named a best online Christian university

​Houghton named a best online Christian university

Houghton College’s online degree programs were lauded recently by Christian Universities Online (CUO), which included the college in its list of Top 25 Online Christian Colleges and Universities. A variety of existing majors, pre-professional and graduate-level...
​Indiana Wesleyan-Wheaton partnership creates 3+1 Nursing Program

​Indiana Wesleyan-Wheaton partnership creates 3+1 Nursing Program

Indiana Wesleyan University and Wheaton College have formed a partnership resulting in the creation of a distinctive nursing track for students who are interested in pursuing a three-year pre-nursing program at Wheaton, followed by a 14-month concentrated nursing...
​SWU approved for RN to BSN program

​SWU approved for RN to BSN program

Southern Wesleyan University (SWU) received approval for a new degree program that will benefit nurses seeking professional advancement in the healthcare field. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges granted approval to SWU to offer a...
​Wesleyans in the news

​Wesleyans in the news

Each week, Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward the link to communications@wesleyan.org. U.S. Air Force veteran recruiting for IWU Kenneth Haight has been hired as...
​Lucas named chancellor of IWU-National and Global

​Lucas named chancellor of IWU-National and Global

Dr. Matt Lucas has been named the next Chancellor of IWU-National and Global, succeeding Audrey Hahn who has announced her retirement with the close of 2017. Dr. Lucas will assume the role of chancellor-elect beginning August 28, 2017, allowing the opportunity for the...
​IWU hires new VP for residential enrollment management

​IWU hires new VP for residential enrollment management

Indiana Wesleyan University is pleased to announce Mike Egenreider as its new vice president for residential enrollment management. Egenreider’s primary responsibility is for student enrollment in residential education programs, and he oversees the work of the...
​IWU names interim chancellor

​IWU names interim chancellor

Indiana Wesleyan University is pleased to announce that Dr. AJ Anglin has been chosen to fill the role of interim chancellor for IWU-Marion (Indiana). Anglin begins July 10, 2017, and will remain in this role until a permanent successor has been named. This chancellor...
​Future educators from Houghton College experience urban America

​Future educators from Houghton College experience urban America

Thirty-nine education majors and minors recently left rural Houghton College and entered Buffalo, N.Y., schools for a two-week urban education experience. Students had the opportunity to observe and engage in a more diverse classroom setting; discuss culture, poverty,...
​4,000+ attend youth events at IWU

​4,000+ attend youth events at IWU

This spring, Indiana Wesleyan University hosted two separate youth conferences – one for high school students and the other for middle school students. Over 4,400 students attended “FUSION” (high school event) and “Never2Young” (middle school...
​IWU student killed in auto accident

​IWU student killed in auto accident

Logan Nelson, a 21-year-old Indiana Wesleyan University junior, was killed Tuesday in a vehicle accident. Nelson, a general studies major from Elkhart, Ind., was riding his motorcycle in Elkhart County, when a pickup truck struck him. He died on the scene from the...
​Houghton College raises $800,000+ in giving challenge

​Houghton College raises $800,000+ in giving challenge

More than 1,550 donors united to support Houghton College’s One Day Giving Challenge on April 28 by giving more than $800,000 to support student scholarships, capital projects, and more. “This is a great day of celebration,” said Houghton College...
​SWU faculty and students serve area communities

​SWU faculty and students serve area communities

The 2017 Day of Service at Southern Wesleyan University was one for the record books. According to Dr. Justin Carter, associate vice president for student life, the 2017 Day of Service has seen an increase in overall participation. The Day of Service had 331...
Houghton’s Oakerson receives high honor

Houghton’s Oakerson receives high honor

Houghton College recently awarded one of its most prestigious honors, the Excellence in Teaching Award, to Dr. Ron Oakerson, professor of political science at the college. Oakerson joined the Houghton community in 1992 and has played a pivotal role in the political...