Salina, KS, United States

Kansas Wesleyan University
Salina, KS, United States

Kansas Wesleyan University is a private four-year college founded in Salina, Kansas in 1886. It is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. About 850 students attend the 28-acre campus.The university is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the National League for Nursing, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education , and the Kansas State Department of Education. Wikipedia.

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News Article | April 17, 2017
Site:, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has used released its list of the best colleges and universities in Kansas for 2017. Of the 23 four-year schools that made the list, Baker University, University of Kansas, Southwestern College, Kansas State University and Newman University scored as the top five. Of the 26 two-year schools that were also included, Dodge City Community College, Garden City Community College, Highland Community College, Hesston College and Neosho County Community College ranked the most highly. A full list of schools is included below. “Kansas’ unemployment rate has remained low over the past year, making it a stable place to begin a career,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of “These Kansas schools have done an exceptional job preparing their students for the job market by providing a quality education and solid academic counseling and resources.” To be included on Kansas’ “Best Colleges” list, schools must be regionally accredited, not-for-profit institutions. Each college is also scored on data that includes career and academic resources, annual alumni earnings 10 years after entering college, availability of financial aid and such additional numbers as graduation rates and student/teacher ratios. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the “Best Colleges in Kansas” list, visit: Best Four-Year Colleges in Kansas for 2017 include: Baker University Benedictine College Bethany College Bethel College-North Newton Central Christian College of Kansas Emporia State University Fort Hays State University Friends University Kansas State University Kansas Wesleyan University McPherson College MidAmerica Nazarene University Newman University Ottawa University-Kansas City Ottawa University-Ottawa Pittsburg State University Southwestern College Sterling College Tabor College University of Kansas University of Saint Mary Washburn University Wichita State University Best Two-Year Colleges in Kansas for 2017 include: Allen County Community College Barton County Community College Butler Community College Cloud County Community College Coffeyville Community College Colby Community College Cowley County Community College Dodge City Community College Flint Hills Technical College Fort Scott Community College Garden City Community College Hesston College Highland Community College Hutchinson Community College Independence Community College Johnson County Community College Kansas City Kansas Community College Labette Community College Manhattan Area Technical College Neosho County Community College North Central Kansas Technical College Pratt Community College Salina Area Technical College Seward County Community College and Area Technical School Washburn Institute of Technology Wichita Area Technical College About Us: was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.

News Article | February 23, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SpecialtyCare, the market leader in outsourced cardiac perfusion services, announced today that it has named Cassandra Nicole Wuest and Kyle Patrick Zelesnick as recipients of the 2017 Brown-Brukardt Perfusion Scholarships. Ms. Wuest is a perfusion student at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida. Previously, she earned a bachelor’s degree in biomedical chemistry from Kansas Wesleyan University. Her work history includes time at Salina Regional Hospital as a telemetry technician / ICU specialty technician and as a pharmacy technician with Walgreen’s Pharmacy. Cassandra embodies the high-achieving student with a distinguished focus on promoting quality patient care and she shows an interest in a sustained career in perfusion and related research. Mr. Zelesnick is a perfusion student at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He is also a certified pharmacy technician and autotransfusionist who earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He co-authored work on cervical spine injury that appeared in the Journal of Neurosurgery and, as an undergraduate, was honored by The Scientific Research Society for demonstrated excellence. As a student and in his work, Kyle has shown a strong drive to improve the quality and delivery of healthcare. SpecialtyCare’s perfusion scholarship program—honoring the leadership and legacies of Gary Brukardt and Jim Brown—was first announced in 2016 in conjunction with the launch of Thomas Jefferson University’s Center for Perfusion and Extracorporeal Technology Education, which SpecialtyCare also supports as part of its commitment to training and education that advances healthcare. “Gary Brukardt and Jim Brown exemplified integrity, leadership, and unwavering dedication to patient care,” said SpecialtyCare CEO Melvin F. Hall, PhD. “The goal of our scholarship program is to assist students who share these same qualities, and we’re confident that we have found two such individuals in Cassandra and Kyle. Their academic and work histories reflect the personal and professional values needed to become exceptional clinicians and valuable advocates for the practice of perfusion.” In addition to developing future healthcare leaders, the Brown-Brukardt Perfusion Scholarships help raise awareness of the growing shortage of perfusionists required to support the 350,000 heart surgeries performed every year in the United States. Sam Weinstein, MD, MBA, President and Chief Medical Officer at SpecialtyCare, said, “Healthcare is facing a serious shortage of perfusionists due to an aging workforce and a net decline in clinicians, but cardiac surgery continues to evolve and grow in complexity. Surgeons need a talented supply of expert professionals in this discipline and we’re hopeful that this scholarship program will help young people discover cardiovascular perfusion as a career.” Additional information about Cassandra Wuest and Kyle Zelesnick can be found at the SpecialtyCare blog. The selection committee will begin accepting applications for the 2018 Brown-Brukardt Perfusion Scholarships on December 1, 2017. Details are now available on the SpecialtyCare website. More than 13,500 physicians at 1,300 hospitals trust SpecialtyCare to help them achieve exceptional care outcomes, regulatory compliance, and financial results. With over 1,800 associates supporting more than 380,000 procedures annually, we collect and analyze data in SCOPE™, the SpecialtyCare Operative Procedural Registry, and use it to define standards, determine benchmarks, disseminate best practices, and discover innovations that create increased medical and economic value for hospitals. We are accredited and certified by The Joint Commission. By developing expertise beyond industry requirements, our customers can be certain they have the best partner for clinical excellence in perfusion, intraoperative neuromonitoring, autotransfusion, sterile processing, surgical assist, and minimally invasive surgical support.

With an upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare, Steven M. Kuder, MSN, FNP-C, joins the prestigious ranks of the International Nurses Association. Steven M. Kuder is a Family Nurse Practitioner with 12 years of experience in his field and an extensive expertise in all facets of nursing. Steven is currently serving patients at Fortuna Medical Group in Yuma, Arizona. Steven graduated with his Associate of Science degree in Nursing in 2004 from Kansas Wesleyan University, followed by his Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Tabor College In 2006. An advocate for continuing education, Steven went on to acquire his Master of Science degree in Nursing with Family Nurse Practitioner concentration in 2015 at Grand Canyon University. Steven is an inductee of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society and Alpha Chi Honor Society, and maintains a professional membership with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Furthermore, he served in the U.S. Army from 1979 until 2002, and attributes his success to the skills he learned in the military, and his desire to be a nurse. When he is not assisting patients, Steven enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with his family. Learn more about Steven M. Kuder here: and read his upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare.

Opitz W.,Kansas Wesleyan University
Annales de la Societe Entomologique de France | Year: 2013

The checkered beetle genus Neorthopleura Barr is revised to include 27 species, of which 11 are described as new: N. patula n. sp. (Honduras), N. epitoma n. sp. (Mexico), N. abunca n. sp. (Mexico), N. ardia n. sp. (Virgin Islands), N. minas n. sp. (Mexico), N. galbina n. sp. (Panamá), N. loba n. sp. (Brazil), N. guayasensis n. sp. (Ecuador), N. uncopanda n. sp. (Puerto Rico), N. baja n. sp. (Mexico), N. apletosa n. sp. (Panamá) and N. sonora n. sp. (Mexico). A lectotype is designated for N. ichnoides (Chevrolat), and neotypes for N. quadraticollis (Spinola) and N. thoracica (Say). Neorthopleura duplicata Barr is considered a junior synonym of N. quadraticollis (Spinola), and Orthopleura pulchra Pic a junior synonym of N. velutina (Klug). Pelonium subfasciatum Chevrolat is removed from synonymy and is considered the senior synonym of Orthopleura guadeloupensis Wolcott and Neorthopleura nesiotes Barr. A key to the known species is provided. It is hypothesized that ancestral Neorthopleura diversified in Middle America with ancestral stocks projecting into the West Indies and South America during the Cenozoic. Twenty-two plates depicting line drawings, electron micrographs, distribution maps and habitus figures are included. Résumé. Révision du genre Neorthopleura Barr (Coleoptera: Cleridae). Les clérides du genre Neorthopleura Barr sont révisés. Ce groupe comprend maintenant 27 espèces, dont 11 sont décrites ici comme nouvelles: N. patula n. sp. (Honduras), N. epitome n. sp. (Mexique), N. abunca n. sp. (Mexique), N. ardia n. sp. (Iles Vierges), N. minas n. sp. (Mexique), N. galbina n. sp. (Panamá), N. loba n. sp. (Brésil), N. guayasensis n. sp. (Equateur), N. uncopanda n. sp. (Porto Rico), N. baja n. sp. (Mexique), N. apletosa n. sp. (Panamá), et N. sonora n. sp. (Mexique). Un lectotype est désigné pour N. ichnoides (Chevrolat) et des néotypes le sont pour N. quadraticollis (Spinola) et N. thoracica (Say). Neorthopleura duplicata Barr est considéré comme synonyme junior d'Orthopleura quadraticollis (Spinola), et Orthopleura pulchra Pic comme synonyme junior de N. velutina (Klug). Pelonium subfasciatum Chevrolat est considéré comme une espèce valide, Orthopleura guadeloupensis Wolcott et Neorthopleura nesiotes Barr en étant des synonymes juniors. Une clé des espèces connues du genre est proposée. L'hypothèse est émise d'une diversification des Neorthopleura ancestraux en Amérique Centrale, avec une dispersion vers les Antilles et l'Amérique du Sud durant le Cénozoïque. Vingt-deux planches de dessins, de photographies au microscope électronique à balayage, de cartes de distribution et d'illustrations d'habitus sont incluses. © 2013 Société entomologique de France.

Opitz W.,Kansas Wesleyan University
Coleopterists Bulletin | Year: 2014

The genus Parapelonides Barr consists of five species: Parapelonides beckeri Barr, Parapelonides bellamyi Opitz, new species, Parapelonides chamelae Barr; Parapelonides nigrescens (Schaeffer), and Parapelonides penrosei Barr. Morphological evidence suggests that the sister genus of Parapelonides is Pelonides Kuwert. Included in this work are a generic description of Parapelonides, description of one new species, a key to species, 15 line drawings, eight scanning electron micrographs, one species distribution map, three color photos of male genitalia, five color habitus illustrations, and a discussion of the diversification of the species.

Opitz W.,Kansas Wesleyan University
Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society | Year: 2014

Considered is the taxonomy of 5 previously described genera (Solervicensia Barr, Boschella Barr, Pyticara Spinola, Pelonides Kuwert, Parapelonides Barr) and two new genera (Agnatis Opitz, Undecima Opitz). Two new species are described: Agnatis variabilis Opitz, new species and Undecima arta Opitz, new species. Seventeen characters were evaluated phylogenetically and analyzed with WINCLADA, in combination with NONA. Three trees were produced. It is hypothesized that the ancestral stock that generated the genera under study originated in the clerofaunas of South America, probably within the environs of the Altiplano Complex. It is further hypothesized that there were two independent invasions into the terrain of Middle America. These northern excursions would have taken place after the early closure of the Panamanian portal, some 25 million years ago. Moreover, the ancestors of the Middle American stocks would have also traversed the Nicaraguan Depression. Included in this work are descriptions of generic taxa, descriptions of two new species, key to genera, 102 line drawings, 16 Scanning Electron Micrographs, 3 phylogenetic trees, and 15 color habitus illustrations. © Kansas Entomological Society.

Opitz W.,Kansas Wesleyan University
Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington | Year: 2011

The genus Placopterus Wolcott, comprised of Placopterus plumbeus (Gorham), Placopterus rufipes (Schenkling), and Placopterus thoracicus (Olivier), is revised. Enoclerus thoracicus var. pallipes Wolcott and Clerus thoracicus subcostatus Schaeffer are relegated junior synonyms of P. thoracicus. Placopterus is considered the sister taxon of Perilypus, and P. plumbeus and P. rufipes are assessed sister species. Placopterus thoracicus is considered the most morphologically apomorphic of the genus. Lectotypes are designated for Poecilochroa plumbea Gorham, P. rufipes, and Clerus thoracicus Olivier. Copyright © 2011 BioOne All rights reserved.

A treatise involving eight genera that form a monophyletic group within Neorthopleurinae is presented. Three new species of the subfamily are described: Agaphalera corallina, sp. nov., A. cymatilis, sp. nov., and Loedelia westcotti, sp. nov. An intergeneric phylogeny is proposed and a key to genera is included. Keys to the species of Agaphalera Opitz 2009b and Loedelia Lucas 1920 are included. © 2013 Pacific Coast Entomological Society.

Four new genera and one new species of the subfamily Tarsosteninae (Coleoptera: Cleridae) are described. The new genera are: Agapetilus Opitz, gen. nov., Fallopylus Opitz, gen., nov, Globoclava Opitz, gen. nov., and Pseudopylus Opitz, gen. nov. The new species involves Agapetilus vietus Opitz. sp. nov. Liostylus Fairmaire is synonymized with Rhophaloclerus Fairmaire. New combinations, Fallopylus pallipes (MacLeay, 1872), comb. nov., Globoclava quadrimaculata (Chevrolat, 1876), comb. nov., Parapylus sedlaceki (Kolibáč, 2003), comb. nov., Pseudopylus okei (Elston, 1929), comb. nov., and Rhophaloclerus pictus (Fairmaire, 1902), comb. nov., are established. A key and phylogeny of the genera of Tarsosteninae is provided. Copyright © 2012 Weston Opitz.

Opitz W.,Kansas Wesleyan University
Canadian Entomologist | Year: 2014

The genus Pelonides Kuwert (Coleoptera: Cleridae) is revised to include six species as follows: P. floripennis Opitz, new species, P. granulatipennis (Schaeffer), P. humeralis (Horn), P. quadrinotata (Haldeman), P. quadripunctata (Say), and P. scabripennis (LeConte). Pelonides species are presumed predators of lignicolous and anthophilous prey species. It is hypothesised that the sister group of Pelonides is Parapelonides Barr, and that ancestral Pelonides diversified on ancient terrain known as the Mexican/Mayan block. Lectotypes were designated for P. granulatipennis (Schaeffer) and P. quadripunctata (Say). Pelonides similis Knull is synonymised with P. humeralis (Horn). Fifteen characters were evaluated phylogenetically and analysed with WINCLADA, in combination with NONA, which generated two fully resolved trees. This treatise also includes a key to Pelonides species, a summary of natural history, 24 line drawings, four electron micrographs, 24 habitus illustrations, and three distribution maps. © Entomological Society of Canada 2014.

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