Higher Education

Formation of clergy: SWU higher education purposes to serve the church

Formation of clergy: SWU higher education purposes to serve the church

The approach to formation of clergy is changing for the Religion Division of Southern Wesleyan University (SWU) as they study and innovate ministerial programs. Dr. Michael Tapper, chair of the Religion Division, shared how SWU is working toward preparing pastors for...
Southern Wesleyan University offering online Doctor of Education degree

Southern Wesleyan University offering online Doctor of Education degree

Southern Wesleyan University received approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to offer the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) degree in Curriculum and Assessment. This is Southern Wesleyan’s first doctoral program. While most Ed.D....
Wesley Seminary names new associate vice president

Wesley Seminary names new associate vice president

Aaron Wilkinson has been named the new associate vice president of operations and enrollment at Wesley Seminary by Dr. Colleen Derr, president. Wilkinson, who was previously the associate vice president of enrollment for Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU), will start...
WIWU-TV debuts “IWU Best Lecture”

WIWU-TV debuts “IWU Best Lecture”

WIWU-TV is showcasing Indiana Wesleyan University faculty in a new program, “IWU Best Lecture,” which debuted October 4 on the TV channel locally and on-demand worldwide via YouTube. The half-hour program uses selected IWU faculty from different programs across the...
Houghton College opens Utica extension site

Houghton College opens Utica extension site

Houghton College Utica (New York) is a non-residential cohort program offering courses leading to an Associate of Arts degree. It is aimed at students with barriers to higher education – particularly resettled refugees, immigrants and other new Americans. The...
​Caribbean Wesleyan College celebrates dual accreditation

​Caribbean Wesleyan College celebrates dual accreditation

The Caribbean Wesleyan College (CWC) board of governors, faculty, students, and members of the constituency gathered in recent weeks for a thanksgiving service to celebrate CWC’s latest achievement: full accreditation with the University Council of Jamaica. CWC...
​Professor retires after 35 years at Wesley Biblical Seminary

​Professor retires after 35 years at Wesley Biblical Seminary

Wesley Biblical Seminary (WBS) honored Professor Gareth (Gary) Lee Cockerill at its May commencement, on the occasion of his retirement. Dr. Cockerill, an ordained minister of The Wesleyan Church, has taught New Testament and biblical theology at WBS for 35 years....
​OKWU alum wins teaching award

​OKWU alum wins teaching award

Oklahoma Wesleyan University’s School of Education is proud to boast on a whole host of alumni who have gone on to impact countless lives in the classroom. For this year’s Teachers’ Day, May 9, we wanted to say thank you to teachers everywhere, and...
​Houghton again in nation’s top liberal arts colleges

​Houghton again in nation’s top liberal arts colleges

Houghton has been named a “Best National Liberal Arts College” in the U.S. News and World Report 2017 college ranking. This ranking considers freshman retention and graduation rates, average financial aid, alumni donations, and post-graduate performance as...
​Bobbie Strand honored by General Conference

​Bobbie Strand honored by General Conference

On Tuesday morning, June 7, at General Conference, Dr. Jo Anne Lyon read a citation of appreciation for the extraordinary lifelong service of Mrs. Bobbie Strand (pictured, left, with Dr. Lyon). Her sacrificial service in local Wesleyan churches, districts, the general...
Houghton College launches new music industry degree

Houghton College launches new music industry degree

Houghton College’s Greatbatch School of Music (GSoM) is pleased to announce the approval of its new Bachelor of Science degree in music industry, which was previously approved by New York State and given the go ahead by the National Association for Schools of...
11 things I learned at Kingswood University

11 things I learned at Kingswood University

My time at Kingswood University has finally come to an end, even though it feels like I just started. My mind is blown at the fact that so much has happened over the past 3 ½ years from even starting here in the first place, to now packing up my room and saying,...
Wesleyan Seminary receives Higher Learning Commission accreditation

Wesleyan Seminary receives Higher Learning Commission accreditation

Wesley Seminary is happy to announce that the Higher Learning Commission has given accreditation to the Doctor of Ministry program. The program is already accredited by the Association of Theological Schools. The program will begin in May of 2016. To find out more...
Indiana Wesleyan University rated tops in Indiana for nursing

Indiana Wesleyan University rated tops in Indiana for nursing

Best Nursing Colleges has rated Indiana Wesleyan University the number one nursing college in Indiana out of 47 schools, just ahead of highly respected Ball State University. IWU received the highest possible rating on curriculum and also were outstanding in teaching....
IWU to offer scholarships to selected science majors

IWU to offer scholarships to selected science majors

The National Science Foundation recently awarded Indiana Wesleyan University a $623,337 S-Stem (Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) grant. The grant aims to provide four-year scholarships to 18 academically talented but financially needy...
OKWU announces record-breaking enrollment

OKWU announces record-breaking enrollment

With total enrollment nearing 1,700 students, it is another record-breaking year at Oklahoma Wesleyan University in Bartlesville, Okla. Both the on-campus and Adult & Graduate Studies programs are at an all time high. In addition, OKWU has again placed in the top...
IWU nationally ranked for enrollment of low-income students

IWU nationally ranked for enrollment of low-income students

In a recent Washington Monthly article, Indiana Wesleyan University was ranked third in the nation for institutions that have increased enrollment of low-income students over a period of five years (2008-2013). To measure this, Washington Monthly analyzed each...
Residency Spotlight: Luke and Kyla

Residency Spotlight: Luke and Kyla

Because we’re pretty young, seeing behind-the-scenes ministry has been tremendously important. Knowing everyday church ministry has been huge, and we’ll be able to apply what we’re learning here at All Shores to our ministry overseas. –Luke &...
SWU awarded $1.1 million grant

SWU awarded $1.1 million grant

Southern Wesleyan University will receive $1.1 million in federal funding over five years that will benefit the most needy groups of students, providing them with resources that will help them to realize their dream of a college degree. The TRIO Student Support...
Houghton ranked as a top college by major publications

Houghton ranked as a top college by major publications

Major college ranking publications including Money, 2016 Fiske Guide to Colleges, and Buffalo Business First have all honored Houghton in their lists of top colleges and universities. For the second year running, the 2016 Fiske Guide to Colleges has given Houghton a...
Houghton alumna awarded Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellow

Houghton alumna awarded Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellow

The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation announced that 2014 Houghton College graduate Erin Miller is among the newest class of Woodrow Wilson Indiana Teaching Fellows. This highly competitive program recruits both recent graduates and career changers with...
OKWU announces placement of three new deans

OKWU announces placement of three new deans

As the new academic year begins, Oklahoma Wesleyan announced the placement of three deans: Dr. Gentry Sutton, Dean Jessica Johnson, and Dr. Brian Epperson. Professor Jessica Johnson has been at OKWU since 2013 as an assistant professor of nursing. This year, she has...