Westward Ho! Campus Footprint Expands

Nebraska Wesleyan University’s campus footprint is slowly extending westward toward 48th Street. On June 11, the Nebraska United Methodist Conference and Nebraska Wesleyan University jointly announced two developments. The Nebraska United Methodist Conference is moving its headquarters to 3333 Landmark Circle in north Lincoln, and NWU has purchased its three existing properties on 49th Street and St. Paul Avenue just west of campus.

“We rejoice in collaborating with Nebraska Wesleyan University on projects that further both institutions’ missions and long term commitments to our constituencies,” said Nebraska United Methodist Conference Bishop Ann Sherer.

The acquisition has triggered some campus reshuffling. The Office of Marketing and Communications and the Office of Alumni and Special Programs will relocate into the Nebraska United Methodist Conference’s former headquarters. And the professors and staff of the Communication Department will move into the space vacated by marketing on the third floor of the Smith-Curtis Classroom-Administration Building.

“We’re excited about the move to Smith-Curtis,” said Rachel Pokora, professor of communication and chair of the Communication Studies Department. “The new offices will locate us closer to most of our classes and help us establish our identity as a separate department now that we've branched off from theatre.”