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DWU homecoming was ‘a wonderful weekend’

October 4, 2010 in The Daily Republic

And then they were gone.
After a week of non-stop events to celebrate its Dakota Wesleyan University’s 125th anniversary, tired alumni are headed home. It was quite a party.
“We had alumni from 32 states here this week,” emcee Don Jorgensen told the cheering crowd Saturday night at the Corn Palace. Recently named South Dakota Broadcasters Association’s “Broadcaster of the Year,” Jorgensen, Class of ’87, was a member of the football team during his years at Wesleyan. Continue Reading

DWU history written by one of its own

October 1, 2010 in The Daily Republic

There could be few if any better candidates to tell the story of Dakota Wesleyan University than Jim McLaird.
McLaird, a DWU history professor emeritus and 1962 graduate who still resides in Mitchell, is the author of “The Dakota Wesleyan University Memory Book, 1885-2010.”
“It helped in some sense,” he said of his ties to the college. “I was very familiar with the subject matter. But it was tough to be objective.” Continue Reading