Each week, both Wesleyans and Wesleyan churches are featured in online news publications. As we are alerted to those news items, we are privileged to pass them along. If you see a news item that relates to Wesleyans, please forward to communications@wesleyan.org. The following are sample news items:

OKWU men’s soccer predicted to have successful season

The Oklahoma Wesleyan University men’s soccer team is number one in its athletic conference’s preseason poll. The Eagles finished the 2013 season at 19-3.

Wesleyan church hosts prayer vigil for missing Amish girls

A group of 200 gathered to pray at Cornerstone Wesleyan Church in Heuvelton, N.Y., in hopes that two, local Amish girls would be returned to their families after being kidnapped. Soon after the vigil, word came that the girls were returned home.

What Wesleyans in Africa are facing with Ebola crisis

Several Wesleyan medical personnel are travelling to Sierra Leone this week to join forces with our national leaders and medical workers in helping prevent the dread disease from sweeping through our churches and villages. But they face other dangers that may prove just as deadly even as they give attention to Ebola.

IWU entering new territory in Australia with Wesley Institute partnership

Excelsia College in Sydney Australia is the first Protestant university in Australia. A partnership between Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Ind., and Wesley Institute in Sydney, the school is expected to grow from 450 students to 2,000 in the next five years.

Record enrollment for SWU

Southern Wesleyan University is reporting record numbers this fall, which is benefiting new degree programs.