Events

Sep
1
Friday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Women's Soccer at College of Saint Benedict
Collegeville, MN (Saint John's Univ)
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Sep
1
Friday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Women's Volleyball vs Johnson & Wales University
Union, NJ
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Sep
1
Friday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Women's Volleyball vs New York University
Union, NJ
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Sep
1
Friday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Men's Soccer at Saint John's University
Collegeville, MN
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Sep
2
Saturday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Women's Volleyball at Kean University
Union, NJ
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Sep
2
Saturday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Women's Volleyball vs New Paltz
Union, NJ
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Sep
2
Saturday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Football vs Concordia College (Minn.)
Lincoln, NE, Abel Stadium
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Sep
2
Saturday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Women's Soccer at Carleton College
Northfield, MN
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Sep
2
Saturday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Men's Soccer at Carleton College
Northfield, MN
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Sep
3
Sunday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Women's Soccer at St. Olaf College
Northfield, MN
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Sep
4
Monday
No Classes: Labor Day Break

No classes will be held and all administrative offices are closed for the Labor Day holiday.

Sep
6
Wednesday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Women's Soccer vs York College (Neb.)
Lincoln, NE, Abel Stadium
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Sep
6
Wednesday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Men's Soccer vs York College (Neb.)
Lincoln, NE, Abel Stadium
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Sep
8
Friday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Men's Soccer vs University of the Ozarks
Pella, IA (at Central College)
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Sep
8
Friday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Women's Volleyball vs University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Lincoln, NE, Snyder Arena
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Sep
8
Friday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Women's Volleyball vs Westminster College (MO)
Lincoln, NE, Snyder Arena
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Sep
9
Saturday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Women's Cross Country vs NWU Alumni Meet
Lincoln, NE, Pioneers Park
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Sep
9
Saturday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Men's Cross Country vs NWU Alumni Meet
Lincoln, NE, Pioneers Park
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Sep
9
Saturday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Women's Soccer vs Martin Luther College
Winona, MN
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Sep
9
Saturday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Women's Volleyball vs Simpson College
Lincoln, NE, Snyder Arena
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Sep
9
Saturday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Men's Soccer vs Martin Luther College
Winona, MN
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Sep
9
Saturday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Football at Illinois Wesleyan University
Bloomington, IL
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Sep
9
Saturday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Women's Volleyball vs Willamette University
Lincoln, NE, Snyder Arena
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Sep
10
Sunday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Men's Soccer vs Saint Mary's/Finlandia
Winona, MN
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Sep
10
Sunday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Women's Soccer vs Saint Mary's/Finlandia
Winona, MN
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Sep
12
Tuesday
Visions & Ventures Symposium: author Bryan Stevenson
O'Donnell Auditorium

This year's Visions & Ventures Symposium will investigate the origins of the fear and anxiety that have shaped American public discourse in recent years. This year's theme is "(Di)visions and Ventures: Refocusing Our Lens on American Communities."

The symposium begins with Bryan Stevenson, author of the New York Times bestseller, Just Mercy

Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn't commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinkmanship — and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever.

Just Mercy was a finalist for the 2015 One Book - One Lincoln

Stevenson's talk is free and open to the public and will be held in O'Donnell Auditorium, located in the Rogers Center for Fine Arts at 50th Street and Huntington Ave. A book signing will follow his lecture.

Sep
13
Wednesday
Visions & Ventures Symposium: author J.D. Vance
O'Donnell Auditorium

This year's Visions & Ventures Symposium will investigate the origins of the fear and anxiety that have shaped American public discourse in recent years. This year's theme is "(Di)visions and Ventures: Refocusing Our Lens on American Communities."

The symposium continues with J.D. Vance, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling book, Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis. 

Vance grew up in the Rust Belt city of Middletown, Ohio, and the Appalachian town of Jackson, Kentucky. He enlisted in the Marine Corps after high school and served in Iraq. A graduate of the Ohio State University and Yale Law School, he has contributed to the National Review and has recently signed on as a CNN Political Contributor.

Vance's free lecture will be held in O'Donnell Auditorium, located in the Rogers Center for Fine Arts at 50th Street and Huntington Ave. A book signing will follow.

Sep
13
Wednesday
Visions & Ventures Symposium: author Hanna Rosin
O'Donnell Auditorium

This year's Visions & Ventures Symposium will investigate the origins of the fear and anxiety that have shaped American public discourse in recent years. This year's theme is "(Di)visions and Ventures: Refocusing Our Lens on American Communities."

Our symposium concludes with Hanna Rosin, author of The End of Men.

Rosin is a senior editor at The Atlantic and a founder of DoubleX, Slate's women's section. She has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times, GQ, The New Republic, and The Washington Post. She is the recipient of a 2010 National Magazine Award. 

In her book, The End of Men, Rosin reveals how women are no longer gaining on men— they have pulled decisively ahead. Her book explores how the shift in power dynamics between men women at every level of society impacts marriage, sex, children, work and more. Ultimately, Rosin's book helps us understand how, regardless of gender, we can adapt to the new reality and channel it for a better future.

Her free lecture will be held in O'Donnell Auditorium, located in the Rogers Center for Fine Arts at 50th Street and Huntington Ave. A book signing will follow.

Sep
14
Thursday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Men's Soccer at Nebraska Christian College
Omaha, NE
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Sep
14
Thursday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Women's Volleyball at Buena Vista University
Storm Lake, IA
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Sep
16
Saturday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Men's Cross Country vs Woody Greeno Invitational
Lincoln, NE, Pioneers Park
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Sep
16
Saturday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Women's Cross Country vs Woody Greeno Invitational
Lincoln, NE, Pioneers Park
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Sep
16
Saturday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Football vs Coe College
Lincoln, NE, Abel Stadium
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Sep
16
Saturday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Men's Soccer vs Grinnell College
Lincoln, NE (Seacreast Field)
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Sep
17
Sunday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Women's Soccer vs Cornell College
Lincoln, NE, Abel Stadium
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Sep
17
Sunday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Men's Soccer vs Cornell College
Lincoln, NE, Abel Stadium
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Sep
19
Tuesday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Women's Volleyball vs Central College
Lincoln, NE, Snyder Arena
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Sep
22
Friday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Women's Volleyball at Concordia University (Wis.)
Mequon, WI
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Sep
22
Friday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Women's Volleyball vs Aurora University
Mequon, WI
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Sep
23
Saturday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Women's Volleyball vs Dominican University (Ill.)
Mequon, WI
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Sep
23
Saturday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Women's Soccer at Luther College
Decorah, IA
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Sep
23
Saturday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Women's Volleyball vs Edgewood College
Mequon, WI
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Sep
23
Saturday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Men's Soccer at Luther College
Decorah, IA
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Sep
23
Saturday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Football at Central College
Pella, IA
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Sep
24
Sunday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Women's Soccer vs Waldorf (Iowa)
Lincoln, NE, Abel Stadium
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Sep
24
Sunday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Men's Soccer vs Waldorf (Iowa)
Lincoln, NE, Abel Stadium
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Sep
28
Thursday
Homecoming: Legends and Legacies Alumni Award Dinner
Country Club of Lincoln
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We kick off homecoming 2017 with our annual Legends and Legacies Alumni Award Dinner where we pay special tributes to outstanding alumni for life and career accomplishments.

This year's honorees are:

  • Phyllis (Sterling) Hollamon ('65) — Alumni Achievement Award
  • Marilyn (Morris) Horn ('65) — Alumni Humanitarian Award
  • Jason Licht ('93) — Alumni Achievement Award
  • Marty Martinez ('99) — Young Alumni Achievement Award
  • Doug ('63) and Martha (Dennison) ('63) Maxwell — Medal of Honor

The dinner and recognition begin at 6 p.m. at the Country Club of Lincoln, located at 3200 S. 24th Street in Lincoln. 

For more information about this event or to register see our complete list of homecoming activities.

Sep
28
Thursday
Homecoming: Howl Like Hell Pep Rally
Abel Stadium

Join us for this fun homecoming tradition as students participate in a cheer/dance/spirit competition to kick off their weekend celebration. The event will also include the introduction of the 2017 homecoming court and the announcement of this year's king and queen.

Howl Like Hell will be held in Abel Stadium and will last approximately one hour.

Sep
29
Friday
Homecoming: 50th Class Reunion Luncheon and Medallion Ceremony
Prairie Wolf A and B, Story Student Center
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Alumni, current professors and emeriti faculty come together to honor members of the class of 1967 with 50th year commemorative medallions.

Prairie Wolf A & B are located on the lower level of Story Student Center.

Sep
29
Friday
Homecoming: Interactive Panel Discussion With Emeriti Science Faculty
Olin A Lecture Hall
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As we celebrate the Duane W. Acklie Hall of Science and the future of our science programs, join some of our favorite emeriti science faculty as we share memories, stories and experiences from their time and yours on campus. 

This event will be held in Olin A Lecture Hall, located in the Olin Hall of Science.

Sep
29
Friday
Homecoming: Simulation in the Current Nursing Environment
Simulation Lab, Olin Hall, Lower Level
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NWU Assistant Professor Kellie Long will discuss and demonstrate what every nurse should know about patient simulation in today's learning and teaching environment. (This presentation is eligible for nursing contact hours).

The simulation lab is located on the lower level of Olin Hall of Science.

Sep
29
Friday
Homecoming: Science and Nursing Reception
Great Hall, Smith-Curtis Administration Building
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Join former and current faculty, alumni and others at a hosted reception to reconnect with friends and give special recognition to professor Garry Duncan upon his retirement.

This event will be held in Great Hall, located on the main level of the Smith-Curtis Administration Building.

Sep
29
Friday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Women's Volleyball at Luther College
Decorah, IA
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Sep
30
Saturday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Men's Cross Country at Rim Rock Classic
Lawrence, KS
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Sep
30
Saturday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Women's Cross Country at Rim Rock Classic
Lawrence, KS
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Sep
30
Saturday
Homecoming: Athletic Hall of Fame Induction
Prairie Wolf A and B, Story Student Center
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Join us in honoring the achievements of our alumni-athletes at our annual awards breakfast. Inductees include:

  • Josh Beaver ('00), football, track & field
  • Justin Hertzel ('03), baseball
  • Traci (Laws) Lyden ('95), women's basketball
  • Justin Rice ('97), football
  • Kelly Sheaf Mullendore ('96), softball
  • Nate Thomas ('98), men's basketball
  • 2006 Men's Golf Team including Coach Brett Balak ('91), Travis Davis ('06), Joh Deines ('06), Jeff Holm ('06), Tyler Lawson ('08), and Aaron Stockton ('07). 
  • This year's Spirit of the Plainsman Award winner is Dick Janda.

To RSVP or for more information, see our complete list of homecoming events. 

Sep
30
Saturday
Homecoming: Phi Mu Alumnae Brunch
Sunflower Room
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Join fellow Phi Mu alumnae to share stories as we honor sisters from the class of 1967. 

RSVP to Fran Colon fcolon [at] neb.rr.com (subject: Phi%20Mu%20Alumnae%20Brunch) (by email) or call 402.483.6742 by September 8.

The Sunflower Room is located on the main level of the Story Student Center, inside the dining center.

Sep
30
Saturday
Homecoming: Golf Cart Parade
NWU Campus
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Catch candy and watch the decorated golf carts go by. Catch a glimpse of the homecoing kings and queens from years gone by!

The parade route begins near 54th Street and Huntington Ave and circles campus, ending at Taylor Commons for the tailgate and carnival.

Sep
30
Saturday
Homecoming: Tailgate Party and Carnival
Taylor Commons
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Join us under the tent for an old-fashioned tailgate party featuring free food, fun, and carnival games for kids of all ages. Visit our "Coaches Corner" at the tailgate tent to reconnect with some of your favorite coaches from your time at NWU.

In case of rain, this event will move indoor to Knight Field House, located in the Weary Center.

Sep
30
Saturday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Football vs Loras College
Lincoln, NE, Abel Stadium
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Sep
30
Saturday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Women's Volleyball at Wartburg College
Waverly, IA
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Sep
30
Saturday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Women's Soccer vs Loras College
Lincoln, NE, Abel Stadium
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Sep
30
Saturday
Homecoming: Group Reunion for Classes of 1966 and Earlier; Class of 1967, 1977, 1987 and 1997
Cornhusker Hotel
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Celebrate your milestone reunion year and reconnect with your classmates. The group reunion for the classes of 1966 and earlier as well as the classes of 1967, 1977, 1987 and 1997 will each have their own room for gathering and dining. 

The Cornhusker Hotel is located at 333 S. 13th Street in Lincoln.

To RSVP or for more information, see our complete list of homecoming events.

Sep
30
Saturday
Homecoming: Class Reunions for 2007 and 2013-2017
Blue Blood Brewing Company
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Enjoy catching up, delicious food and celebrating with classmates at this group reunion event. 

Blue Blood Brewing Company is located at 925 Robbers Cave Road.

Sep
30
Saturday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Men's Soccer vs Loras College
Lincoln, NE, Abel Stadium
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