Events

Mar
1
Thursday
Elder Gallery Exhibit: Student Juried Art Exhibition
Elder Gallery

The Student Juried Exhibition features the work of NWU students.

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. The gallery is closed on Monday. Elder Gallery is located inside the Rogers Center for Fine Arts at 50th Street and Huntington Ave. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Mar
5
Monday
Spring Break
Mar
6
Tuesday
Spring Break
Mar
7
Wednesday
Spring Break
Mar
7
Wednesday
Touch of Class Jazz Choir Concert — Davenport, Iowa
St. John's United Methodist Church

Nebraska Wesleyan University’s Touch of Class Jazz Choir will begin its spring tour in Davenport, Iowa.

Touch of Class is a select choir of 16 members that focuses on jazz repertoire. They will perform jazz standards such as “Unforgettable,” “Come Fly with Me,” Fascinating Rhythm,” and “All the Things You Are.”  Sacred music will also be performed including Will Todd’s “Jazz Missa Brevis,” von Kampen’s “Benediction” and Touch of Class director Boyd Bacon’s arrangement of “Amen!” The group is accompanied by piano and bass with the singers playing assorted percussion instruments. Touch of Class Jazz Choir is under the direction of Boyd Bacon.

St. John's United Methodist Church is located at 109 E 14th Street. Free-will donation.

Mar
8
Thursday
Spring Break
Mar
8
Thursday
Touch of Class Jazz Choir Concert — Iowa City
St. Mark's United Methodist Church

Nebraska Wesleyan University’s Touch of Class Jazz Choir continues its spring tour in Iowa City, Iowa.

Touch of Class is a select choir of 16 members that focuses on jazz repertoire. They will perform jazz standards such as “Unforgettable,” “Come Fly with Me,” Fascinating Rhythm,” and “All the Things You Are.”  Sacred music will also be performed including Will Todd’s “Jazz Missa Brevis,” von Kampen’s “Benediction” and Touch of Class director Boyd Bacon’s arrangement of “Amen!” The group is accompanied by piano and bass with the singers playing assorted percussion instruments. Touch of Class Jazz Choir is under the direction of Boyd Bacon.

St. Mark's United Methodist Church is located at 2675 E. Washington Street. Free-will donation.

Mar
9
Friday
Spring Break
Mar
9
Friday
Touch of Class Jazz Choir Concert — Red Oak, Iowa
Wilson Performing Arts Center

Nebraska Wesleyan University’s Touch of Class Jazz Choir continues its spring tour in Red Oak, Iowa.

Touch of Class is a select choir of 16 members that focuses on jazz repertoire. They will perform jazz standards such as “Unforgettable,” “Come Fly with Me,” Fascinating Rhythm,” and “All the Things You Are.”  Sacred music will also be performed including Will Todd’s “Jazz Missa Brevis,” von Kampen’s “Benediction” and Touch of Class director Boyd Bacon’s arrangement of “Amen!” The group is accompanied by piano and bass with the singers playing assorted percussion instruments. Touch of Class Jazz Choir is under the direction of Boyd Bacon.

Wilson Performing Arts Center is located at 300 Commerce Drive. Free-will donation.

Mar
10
Saturday
Touch of Class Jazz Choir Concert — Council Bluffs, Iowa
Broadway United Methodist Church

Nebraska Wesleyan University’s Touch of Class Jazz Choir concludes its spring tour in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Touch of Class is a select choir of 16 members that focuses on jazz repertoire. They will perform jazz standards such as “Unforgettable,” “Come Fly with Me,” Fascinating Rhythm,” and “All the Things You Are.”  Sacred music will also be performed including Will Todd’s “Jazz Missa Brevis,” von Kampen’s “Benediction” and Touch of Class director Boyd Bacon’s arrangement of “Amen!” The group is accompanied by piano and bass with the singers playing assorted percussion instruments. Touch of Class Jazz Choir is under the direction of Boyd Bacon.

Broadway United Methodist Church is located at 11 S. 1st Street. Free-will donation.

Mar
15
Thursday
Theatre Musical: The Bridges of Madison County
McDonald Theatre

You can never claim both ends of a bridge. You cross. Or you don't. On one side of a covered bridge in Iowa stands Francesca's family. On the other, her heart. 

This musical is based on the novel by Robert James Waller.

Admission is $17.50 for adults and $12 for senior citizens and students (K-college). Tickets can be purchased at nebrwesleyan.edu/theatre-tickets or reserve them at the box office by calling 402.465.2384. 

McDonald Theatre is located at 51st Street and Huntington Ave.

Mar
16
Friday
Elder Gallery: Art Department Faculty Exhibition
Elder Gallery

This exhibit features the talents of NWU art faculty

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. The gallery is closed on Monday. Elder Gallery is located inside the Rogers Center for Fine Arts at 50th Street and Huntington Ave. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Mar
16
Friday
Theatre Musical: The Bridges of Madison County
McDonald Theatre

You can never claim both ends of a bridge. You cross. Or you don't. On one side of a covered bridge in Iowa stands Francesca's family. On the other, her heart. 

This musical is based on the novel by Robert James Waller.

Admission is $17.50 for adults and $12 for senior citizens and students (K-college). Tickets can be purchased at nebrwesleyan.edu/theatre-tickets or reserve them at the box office by calling 402.465.2384. 

McDonald Theatre is located at 51st Street and Huntington Ave.

Mar
17
Saturday
Elder Gallery: Art Department Faculty Exhibition
Elder Gallery

This exhibit features the talents of NWU art faculty

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. The gallery is closed on Monday. Elder Gallery is located inside the Rogers Center for Fine Arts at 50th Street and Huntington Ave. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Mar
17
Saturday
Theatre Musical: The Bridges of Madison County
McDonald Theatre

You can never claim both ends of a bridge. You cross. Or you don't. On one side of a covered bridge in Iowa stands Francesca's family. On the other, her heart. 

This musical is based on the novel by Robert James Waller.

Admission is $17.50 for adults and $12 for senior citizens and students (K-college). Tickets can be purchased at nebrwesleyan.edu/theatre-tickets or reserve them at the box office by calling 402.465.2384. 

McDonald Theatre is located at 51st Street and Huntington Ave.

Mar
18
Sunday
Elder Gallery: Art Department Faculty Exhibition
Elder Gallery

This exhibit features the talents of NWU art faculty

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. The gallery is closed on Monday. Elder Gallery is located inside the Rogers Center for Fine Arts at 50th Street and Huntington Ave. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Mar
18
Sunday
Theatre Musical: The Bridges of Madison County
McDonald Theatre

You can never claim both ends of a bridge. You cross. Or you don't. On one side of a covered bridge in Iowa stands Francesca's family. On the other, her heart. 

This musical is based on the novel by Robert James Waller.

Admission is $17.50 for adults and $12 for senior citizens and students (K-college). Tickets can be purchased at nebrwesleyan.edu/theatre-tickets or reserve them at the box office by calling 402.465.2384. 

McDonald Theatre is located at 51st Street and Huntington Ave.

Mar
19
Monday
Lambda Pi Eta/ WCA Lecture: "Allies and Advocates: Taking a Stand Against Hate"
Callen Conference Center

Hate speech, discrimination, and bullying remain pervasive problems that negatively impact individuals, relationships, organizations, and communities. Coping with discrimination presents unique challenges, as victims who report their experiences risk further stigmatization or backlash, and they may receive insufficient support. However, victims who remain silent often incur additional emotional and physical distress, and their experiences are rendered invisible. Instead of placing the responsibility of stopping hate solely on targets of discrimination, Lisa Hanasono explains how allies and advocates can use communication to effectively reduce others’ prejudice and biased behaviors.  In addition to highlighting recent research findings, she will present multiple strategies to empower individuals, organizations, and communities to prevent and respond to discrimination.

Hanasono is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Bowling Green State University. Her research examines how people communicate and cope with prejuduce and discrimination. To make meaningful connections between her scholarship and service, Hanasono works on initiatives and committees related to diversity, equity, and inclusion like the President's Advisory Council on Diversity and Inclusion, and she is a fellow of the MAC Academic Leadership Program.

Her lecture is free and open to the public. Callen Conference Center is located on the lower level of the Smith-Curtis Administration Building.

Mar
20
Tuesday
Elder Gallery: Art Department Faculty Exhibition
Elder Gallery

This exhibit features the talents of NWU art faculty

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. The gallery is closed on Monday. Elder Gallery is located inside the Rogers Center for Fine Arts at 50th Street and Huntington Ave. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Mar
20
Tuesday
Visiting Writers Series: Sandy Longhorn
Callen Conference Center

The Spring Visiting Writers Series continues with poet Sandy Longhorn, the 2016 recipient of the Porter Fund Literary Prize and author of three books of poetry. 

The Alchemy of My Mortal Form, her latest book, won the 2014 Louise Bogan Award from Trio House Press. Her other books include The Girlhood Book of Prairie Myths and Blood Almanac. Her poems have appeared in The Cincinnati Review, diode, Hayden's Ferry Review, Hotel Amerika, The Southeast Review, and more. 

She teaches in the Arkansas Writers MFA Program at the University of Central Arkansas, where she directs the C.D. Wright Women Writers Conference. 

Callen Conference Center is located on the lower level of the Smith-Curtis Administration Building. Her reading is free and open to the public. 

Mar
20
Tuesday
Faculty Concert
O'Donnell Auditorium

This concert is free and open to the public.

O'Donnell Auditorium is located at 50th Street and Huntington Ave, inside the Rogers Center for Fine Arts.

Mar
21
Wednesday
Elder Gallery: Art Department Faculty Exhibition
Elder Gallery

This exhibit features the talents of NWU art faculty

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. The gallery is closed on Monday. Elder Gallery is located inside the Rogers Center for Fine Arts at 50th Street and Huntington Ave. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Mar
21
Wednesday
International Film Series: "The Innocents"
Olin B Lecture Hall

The International Film Series continues with the French/Polish drama, "The Innocents." The second World War is finally over and Mathilde is treating the last of the French survivors of the German camps. When a panicked Benedictine nun appears at the clinic one night begging Mathilde to follow her back to the convent, what she finds there is shocking: a holy sister about to give birth and several more in advanced stages of pregnancy. A non-believer, Mathilde enters the sisters' fiercely private world, dictated by the rituals of their order and the strict Rev. Mother. Fearing the shame of exposure, the hostility of the new anti-Catholic Communist government, and facing an unprecedented crisis of faith, the nuns increasingly turn to Mathilde as their belief and traditions clash with harsh realities. 

This film is rated PG-13. The screening is free and open to the public. Olin B Lecture Hall is located one block east of 50th Street and St. Paul Ave.

Mar
22
Thursday
Elder Gallery: Art Department Faculty Exhibition
Elder Gallery

This exhibit features the talents of NWU art faculty

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. The gallery is closed on Monday. Elder Gallery is located inside the Rogers Center for Fine Arts at 50th Street and Huntington Ave. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Mar
22
Thursday
Clifford Fawl Psychology Lecture featuring Steven Pinker
O'Donnell Auditorium

The 2018 Clifford Fawl Psychology Lecture will feature Steven Pinker, an experimental psychologist at Harvard University and one of the world's foremost writers on language, mind, and human nature.

His lecture, "Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism and Progress," will be held in O'Donnell Auditorium, located inside the Rogers Center for Fine Arts at 50th Street and Huntington Ave. The lecture is free and open to the public.

The Clifford Fawl Lecture honors the long-time professor and chair of Nebraska Wesleyan’s Psychology Department. The series brings in nationally-recognized speakers in the area of psychology.

Mar
22
Thursday
Theatre Musical: The Bridges of Madison County
McDonald Theatre

You can never claim both ends of a bridge. You cross. Or you don't. On one side of a covered bridge in Iowa stands Francesca's family. On the other, her heart. 

This musical is based on the novel by Robert James Waller.

Admission is $17.50 for adults and $12 for senior citizens and students (K-college). Tickets can be purchased at nebrwesleyan.edu/theatre-tickets or reserve them at the box office by calling 402.465.2384. 

McDonald Theatre is located at 51st Street and Huntington Ave.

Mar
23
Friday
Elder Gallery: Art Department Faculty Exhibition
Elder Gallery

This exhibit features the talents of NWU art faculty

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. The gallery is closed on Monday. Elder Gallery is located inside the Rogers Center for Fine Arts at 50th Street and Huntington Ave. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Mar
23
Friday
Theatre Musical: The Bridges of Madison County
McDonald Theatre

You can never claim both ends of a bridge. You cross. Or you don't. On one side of a covered bridge in Iowa stands Francesca's family. On the other, her heart. 

This musical is based on the novel by Robert James Waller.

Admission is $17.50 for adults and $12 for senior citizens and students (K-college). Tickets can be purchased at nebrwesleyan.edu/theatre-tickets or reserve them at the box office by calling 402.465.2384. 

McDonald Theatre is located at 51st Street and Huntington Ave.

Mar
24
Saturday
Elder Gallery: Art Department Faculty Exhibition
Elder Gallery

This exhibit features the talents of NWU art faculty

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. The gallery is closed on Monday. Elder Gallery is located inside the Rogers Center for Fine Arts at 50th Street and Huntington Ave. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Mar
24
Saturday
Theatre Musical: The Bridges of Madison County
McDonald Theatre

You can never claim both ends of a bridge. You cross. Or you don't. On one side of a covered bridge in Iowa stands Francesca's family. On the other, her heart. 

This musical is based on the novel by Robert James Waller.

Admission is $17.50 for adults and $12 for senior citizens and students (K-college). Tickets can be purchased at nebrwesleyan.edu/theatre-tickets or reserve them at the box office by calling 402.465.2384. 

McDonald Theatre is located at 51st Street and Huntington Ave.

Mar
25
Sunday
Elder Gallery: Art Department Faculty Exhibition
Elder Gallery

This exhibit features the talents of NWU art faculty

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. The gallery is closed on Monday. Elder Gallery is located inside the Rogers Center for Fine Arts at 50th Street and Huntington Ave. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Mar
25
Sunday
Theatre Musical: The Bridges of Madison County
McDonald Theatre

You can never claim both ends of a bridge. You cross. Or you don't. On one side of a covered bridge in Iowa stands Francesca's family. On the other, her heart. 

This musical is based on the novel by Robert James Waller.

Admission is $17.50 for adults and $12 for senior citizens and students (K-college). Tickets can be purchased at nebrwesleyan.edu/theatre-tickets or reserve them at the box office by calling 402.465.2384. 

McDonald Theatre is located at 51st Street and Huntington Ave.

Mar
26
Monday
Curtis Lecture on Public Leadership: Trang Ho Morton and Matthew Morton
Olin B Lecture Hall

NWU alumnna Trang Ho Morton ('06) returns to campus along with her husband, Matthew Morton, to deliver this year's Curtis Lecture on Public Leadership. Trang Morton graduated from NWU with degrees in political science, Spanish and international affairs. While at NWU, she won both a Truman Scholarship and the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. She earned her master's degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Oxford and is now a planning specialist at the Fund to End Violence Against Children for UNICEF.

Matthew Morton graduated from Stetson University with a degree in political science and a master's and doctorate degree in evidence based social intervention from the University of Oxford. He is now a research fellow at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago where he is the principal investigator for Voices of Youth Count, a multi-component national policy and research initiative on unaccompanied youth homelessness. 

Their lecture, "Changing the Narrative on Adolescents: US and International Perspective," will be held in Olin B Lecture Hall, located one block east of 50th Street and St. Paul Ave. The lecture is free and open to the public. 

Mildred Curtis established the Senator Carl T. Curtis and Mildred M. Curtis Lecture on Public Leadership in 2005 to honor her late husband and senator, and to explore aspects of public and civic leadership.

The Curtis Lecture features public service leaders such as federal and state officeholders, diplomats and leaders in areas of political science, history, human relations and communication.

Mar
27
Tuesday
Elder Gallery: Art Department Faculty Exhibition
Elder Gallery

This exhibit features the talents of NWU art faculty

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. The gallery is closed on Monday. Elder Gallery is located inside the Rogers Center for Fine Arts at 50th Street and Huntington Ave. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Mar
28
Wednesday
Elder Gallery: Art Department Faculty Exhibition
Elder Gallery

This exhibit features the talents of NWU art faculty

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. The gallery is closed on Monday. Elder Gallery is located inside the Rogers Center for Fine Arts at 50th Street and Huntington Ave. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Mar
29
Thursday
Elder Gallery: Art Department Faculty Exhibition
Elder Gallery

This exhibit features the talents of NWU art faculty

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. The gallery is closed on Monday. Elder Gallery is located inside the Rogers Center for Fine Arts at 50th Street and Huntington Ave. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

Mar
30
Friday
Easter Break

No classes will be held and all administrative offices will be closed in honor of the Easter holiday.

Mar
30
Friday
Elder Gallery: Art Department Faculty Exhibition
Elder Gallery

This exhibit features the talents of NWU art faculty

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. The gallery is closed on Monday. Elder Gallery is located inside the Rogers Center for Fine Arts at 50th Street and Huntington Ave. The exhibit is free and open to the public.