Following the acquisition of Hiwassee College’s Dental Hygiene program this past spring, TWU is expediting the process of moving the program from Madisonville to Athens. TWU has completed an agreement to lease the former McSpadden Furniture building on White Street, and renovations are already underway to turn the space into a state-of-the-art location for Wesleyan’s … Continue reading "Dental Hygiene Ready to Make Move to Athens"
Tennessee Wesleyan University welcomed five new members of the Board of Trustees this fall. The Board is tasked with leading the institution to accomplish its mission. Joining the Board in 2019: Rev. Chris Black – Provisional Elder of the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church Alan Guy – Former President/CEO of Covenant/Ft. Sanders Health … Continue reading "TWU Announces 2019 Additions to Board of Trustees"
Class of 2019 alumna Rachel Holbrook is one of the first TWU graduates to earn the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing. During the summer she was selected to attend the Appalachian Writers’ Workshop at Hindman Settlement School, one of the South’s premier gatherings of writers. Dr. Kristin Robertson caught up with Rachel … Continue reading "Recent TWU Grad Attends Appalachian Writers’ Workshop"
Late this past summer, Tennessee Wesleyan University hosted 19 high school students from Athens’ sister city, Isahaya, Japan. The newly launched partnership, the Chinzei Gakuin TWU Language and Culture Program, is directed by Dr. Betty Ruleman, TWU English Professor and Coordinator of the Study Abroad program. The Japanese students were hosted on the TWU campus … Continue reading "Tennessee Wesleyan hosts 19 Japanese students for two-week culture program"
Tennessee Wesleyan University will host a lunch and listen event promoting the Japanese Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program, September 24 at 12 p.m. in Sullins Board Room. JET is a highly competitive program operated by the Japanese State Department, which allows college graduates of any age the opportunity to teach and work in Japan. This … Continue reading "TWU to Host JET Program Recruiting Event"
This week, on the heels of Tennessee Wesleyan’s record enrollment and retention numbers, U.S. News & World Report released their annual Best Colleges Rankings. Wesleyan performed highly in the 35th edition of the rankings, coming in at #16 for both Regional Colleges South and Best Value Schools. One of three Tennessee schools landing in the top … Continue reading "U.S. News & World Report recognize TWU as top in region"
As campus returned to normal after summer break, there was a noticeable difference for returning students, faculty and staff – it felt just a little fuller. The reason? Record enrollment. 1,142 students (to be exact) fill the dining hall, sidewalks and classrooms for a 12.5 percent increase over fall 2018 enrollment. TWU welcomed more than … Continue reading "Tennessee Wesleyan University Experiences Enrollment Increases Across the Board"
Do you lead a non-profit organization? Want TWU students to come provide service for your organization? Let’s talk! The 9th annual TWU Day of Service is set for Thursday, October 24, from 9am-2pm. Over 300 students, faculty and staff will head into the community to serve local organizations, everything from cleaning, organizing, painting, maintenance, and … Continue reading "TWU Seeking Organizations for Service Day"
The Tennessee Trail of Tears Association and Tennessee Wesleyan University will be hosting a Trail of Tears Educational Symposium on Thursday, September 12 at 6 p.m. in the Colloms Campus Center on the Tennessee Wesleyan University campus. Guest speakers for the evening will be McMinn County Sheriff Joe Guy and Cherokee nation representative Troy Wayne … Continue reading "Trail of Tears Symposium Set for September 12 at TWU"
Enrollment has begun for the TWU Business Department’s 2020 Summer Travel Abroad to South America. Led by Dr. Martha Maddox, Associate Dean of the Goodfriend School of Business, the 13-day trip, May 18-30, 2020, covers numerous sites across Brazil, Chile and Argentina, including Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, Viña del Mar and more. The trip is … Continue reading "Travel Abroad with the TWU Goodfriend School of Business"