Events Planned to Welcome Students Back to Campus

Now that the month of August is here, students are likely thinking about their return to campus. Nebraska Wesleyan University's Center for Student Involvement has planned a variety of events over the next few months that are sure to keep students busy.

New students will arrive on campus on Wednesday, August 17 with returning students arriving Friday, August 19 through Sunday, August 21.

New students will spend their first few days in New Student Orientation (NSO) activities including matriculation convocation, academic success presentations, their first Liberal Arts Seminar, a bowling bash, outdoor concert as well as fraternity and sorority recruitment.

On Sunday, August 21 all students are invited to Sunday Fun Day, a new event on the green space of Taylor Commons. Come hang out on the lawn for fun in the sun. Activities will include live band karaoke, various inflatables, and free food provided by the Student Affairs Senate (SAS) and Wesleyan Entertainment Board (WEB). On Sunday night, head over to O'Donnell Auditorium and watch Jim Wand hypnotize NWU students who dare to entertain the audience. Jim Wand has mesmerized NWU students for 26 years and is considered to be one of the most professional hypnotic entertainers in the world today. The show begins at 9 p.m.

The following is a list of remaining activities planned for August, September and October.

August

  • 24 — Screen on the Green: Catch an outdoor movie on Taylor Commons. Bring your blanket or lawn chair.
  • 25 — Poster sale: Decorate your room with posters and other fun stuff.
  • 27 — Big Money: Win cash prizes at this game show on personal finances.
  • 30 — Students Fight Back: It's a mean world. Know how to defend yourself.
  • 31 — Involvement Fair: Get information on student groups and pick up a free swag.

September

  • 7 — Service Fair: Learn more about serving your community.
  • 9 — Foam Dance: It's simple. We have a pit of bubbles. You dance in it.
  • 12 — Trouble Online: Campus Computing and the Law: Don't let online mistakes hurt your academic, professional and personal future.
  • 13 — Documentary: Not Just a Game: Power, Politics and American Sports.
  • 14-15 — Visions & Ventures Symposium (campus-wide lecture series): More Than A Game: Economics, Ethics and Politics of Sports.
  • 16 — Lil Sibs Weekend: Invite your younger siblings to spend the night on campus.
  • 21 — Lip Sync: Kick off homecoming and compete against other student groups in this lip sync and dance contest.
  • 22-24 — Homecoming Weekend. Many events are planned including a pep rally and concert, 5K fun run, golf cart parade, and tailgate party.

October

  • 5 — Screen on the Green: Catch an outdoor movie on Taylor Commons. Bring your blanket or lawn chair.
  • 12 — Black Jew Dialogues: This sketch comedy act might just show you the other side of some of your most closely held beliefs.
  • 14-18 — Fall Break: no classes.

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Hypnotist Jim Wand will entertain students on Sunday, August 21.
Students hypnotized by Jim Wand entertain an NWU audience in 2010.
Back by popular demand, the Foam Dance will be held on Friday, September 9.