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Campus Security Officer Stacy Shirk honored for dedication, ‘going above and beyond’

For Stacy Shirk, working as a campus safety officer at Tennessee Wesleyan University is a rewarding experience, both literally and professionally. Shirk was named Employee of the Year by the Knoxville District of Dynamic Security, the firm that contracts with TWU. He said this is the first time this district has given the award and … Continue reading "Campus Security Officer Stacy Shirk honored for dedication, ‘going above and beyond’"

TWU professor of English publishes book, expands perspectives for students

  Walking through the doors of Merner Pfeiffer Library on January 11, applause lifted from the floor below leading a few last-minute guests to their location. The group of faculty and staff gathered to celebrate the recently published work of associate professor of English, Dr. Shaun Morgan. Dr. Morgan began the event commenting that he … Continue reading "TWU professor of English publishes book, expands perspectives for students"

Mentorship leads to a career with purpose

College is a time of exploration and learning. Students will learn from their experiences and their classmates, but they depend on the professors to guide them in more ways than just teaching in the classroom. For some, like Joe Langstaff, the relationships built with Tennessee Wesleyan professors provide a mentorship that lasts long after graduation. … Continue reading "Mentorship leads to a career with purpose"

Endowment honors more than years of service, it honors family.

Family. It seemed to be the theme of the night as Rev. Dr. Sam Roberts and his wife, Rev. Stella Roberts, were presented with a well-deserved early Christmas present. Dr. Roberts returned to Tennessee Wesleyan on Friday, December 8, 2017, as the speaker for the winter commencement ceremony. Prior to the event, former students, colleagues … Continue reading "Endowment honors more than years of service, it honors family."

TWU Professor Bill Watts establishes endowed scholarship fund

Tennessee Wesleyan University Professor Bill Watts remembers his father, Willard W. Watts, Sr. always taking time to spend time with his children. Regardless of what was happening in the world, Watts’ father put his children and family first. Watts’ father worked as a police officer, and took Watts camping one weekend, despite a major news … Continue reading "TWU Professor Bill Watts establishes endowed scholarship fund"

TWU receives CPR teaching grant from American Heart Association

Tennessee Wesleyan University has received a grant from the American Heart Association to offer classes in hands-only CPR, with the goal of having 300 people trained by April. The grant includes a training kit with practice dummies and DVD instructions. “The CPR Training Kit has everything one needs to host a training session,” TWU nurse … Continue reading "TWU receives CPR teaching grant from American Heart Association"

Tennessee Wesleyan announces name change to Tennessee Wesleyan University

Tennessee Wesleyan College is proud to announce it will become Tennessee Wesleyan University in July 2016. The name change was approved by the institution’s Board of Trustees in November 2015 as a way to reflect Tennessee Wesleyan’s transformation into a more complex institution that includes graduate programs, online offerings and off-site instructional locations. “The change … Continue reading "Tennessee Wesleyan announces name change to Tennessee Wesleyan University"

Wheeler receives 2015 Exemplary Teacher Award

Tennessee Wesleyan College Associate Professor of music Keith Wheeler has been awarded the 2015 Exemplary Teacher Award from the United Methodist Church.   Tennessee Wesleyan College Associate Professor of music Keith Wheeler has been awarded the 2015 Exemplary Teacher Award from the United Methodist Church. This honor is bestowed by the Division of Higher Education … Continue reading "Wheeler receives 2015 Exemplary Teacher Award"