Calendar

Events

Oct
1
Tuesday
Elder Gallery Exhibit: Low Form Frequency
Time: 10:00am
Location: Elder Gallery

A collaboration between artists Josh Johnson and Allison Wade explores the possibilities of contemporary sculpture with a range of materials including wood, fibers, metal and clay.

A closing reception will be held on Friday, October 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the gallery. The artists will be in attendance.

Elder Gallery is located inside the Rogers Center for Fine Arts at 50th Street and Huntington Ave.

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. Closed on Monday.

Oct
2
Wednesday
Elder Gallery Exhibit: Low Form Frequency
Time: 10:00am
Location: Elder Gallery

A collaboration between artists Josh Johnson and Allison Wade explores the possibilities of contemporary sculpture with a range of materials including wood, fibers, metal and clay.

A closing reception will be held on Friday, October 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the gallery. The artists will be in attendance.

Elder Gallery is located inside the Rogers Center for Fine Arts at 50th Street and Huntington Ave.

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. Closed on Monday.

Oct
2
Wednesday
International Film Series: "Queen of Katwe"
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Olin B Lecture Hall

The fall International Film Series continues with the 2016 biography/drama, "Queen of Katwe."

"Queen of Katwe" is the colorful true story of a young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess, and, as a result of the support she receives from her family and community, is instilled with the confidence and determination she needs to pursue her dream of becoming an international chess champion. 

This film is free and open to the public. 

Oct
3
Thursday
Elder Gallery Exhibit: Low Form Frequency
Time: 10:00am
Location: Elder Gallery

A collaboration between artists Josh Johnson and Allison Wade explores the possibilities of contemporary sculpture with a range of materials including wood, fibers, metal and clay.

A closing reception will be held on Friday, October 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the gallery. The artists will be in attendance.

Elder Gallery is located inside the Rogers Center for Fine Arts at 50th Street and Huntington Ave.

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. Closed on Monday.

Oct
3
Thursday
Legends & Legacies Alumni Awards Dinner
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Country Club of Lincoln

Homecoming 2019 kicks off with a celebration honoring the achievements of six distinguished alumni:

Mary Beth (Gottula) Byrne ('62) — Alumni Humanitarian Award

David Dyke ('63) — Alumni Loyalty Award

Noel Frisbie ('66) — John Rosentrater Act of Valor Award

Deb (Jones) Frison ('77) — Alumni Achievement Award

Bernie Olsen ('75) — Medal of Honor

Alynn (High) Sampson ('06) — Young Alumni Loyalty Award

Cost is $25. RSVP here. The Country Club of Lincoln is located at 3200 S. 24th Street in Lincoln.

See the 2019 Homecoming schedule.

Oct
3
Thursday
[W] Nebraska Wesleyan University Women's Volleyball vs Central College
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Lincoln, NE, Snyder Arena
Oct
3
Thursday
Theatre Musical: Newsies
Time: 7:30pm
Location: McDonald Theatre

Catch NWU's first Disney production!

Jack Kelly is a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenage New York newsies. When Joseph Pulitzer raises distribution prices at the newsboys' expense, Jack and his newsies fight for what's right. It's big business vs. the underdogs in this high-energy musical for the whole family.

Admission is $17.50 for adults, $12 for seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased at nebrwesleyan.edu/theatre-tickets or call the box office at 402.465.2384. 

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

Oct
4
Friday
Elder Gallery Exhibit: Low Form Frequency
Time: 10:00am
Location: Elder Gallery

A collaboration between artists Josh Johnson and Allison Wade explores the possibilities of contemporary sculpture with a range of materials including wood, fibers, metal and clay.

A closing reception will be held on Friday, October 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the gallery. The artists will be in attendance.

Elder Gallery is located inside the Rogers Center for Fine Arts at 50th Street and Huntington Ave.

Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 1 to 4 p.m. Closed on Monday.

Oct
4
Friday
Inauguration of Darrin S. Good
Time: 10:30am
Location: O'Donnell Auditorium

The inauguration of Nebraska Wesleyan University's seventeenth president, Darrin S. Good.

The inauguration ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. in O'Donnell Auditorium, located at 50th Street and Huntington Ave. A community celebration with food and entertainment will follow on Taylor Commons.

Oct
4
Friday
Theatre Musical: Newsies
Time: 7:30pm
Location: McDonald Theatre

Catch NWU's first Disney production!

Jack Kelly is a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenage New York newsies. When Joseph Pulitzer raises distribution prices at the newsboys' expense, Jack and his newsies fight for what's right. It's big business vs. the underdogs in this high-energy musical for the whole family.

Admission is $17.50 for adults, $12 for seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased at nebrwesleyan.edu/theatre-tickets or call the box office at 402.465.2384. 

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

Oct
4
Friday
Howl Like Hell Pep Rally
Time: 9:30pm
Location: Abel Stadium

Join us in Abel Stadium for this fun homecoming tradition as current NWU students participate in a cheer/dance/spirit competition to kick off their homecoming weekend. Members of the Homecoming Court will be introduced and the Homecoming king and queen will be announced. 

Oct
5
Saturday
Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Time: 9:00am
Location: Snyder Arena, Weary Center

Hear the stories and honor the achievements of these outstanding alumni-athletes during this annual awards breakfast:

Tina (Westerhold) Blessen ('00) — Volleyball

Tommi (Bolton) Cox ('99) — Women's Soccer

Steve Harder ('01) — Track & Field

Brian Hauff ('00) — Track & Field

Bob Wellman ('99) — Men's Golf

Justin Wilkins ('96) — Men's Basketball

Loy Watley — Spirit of the Plainsman Award

Cost for this event is $10 adults, $5 for children age 3-14 years. RSVP here.

See the 2019 Homecoming schedule.

Oct
5
Saturday
[N] Nebraska Wesleyan University Women's Cross Country at Rim Rock Classic
Time: 9:00am
Location: Lawrence, KS
Oct
5
Saturday
[N] Nebraska Wesleyan University Men's Cross Country at Rim Rock Classic
Time: 9:00am
Location: Lawrence, KS
Oct
5
Saturday
[N] Nebraska Wesleyan University Women's Golf vs American Rivers Conference Championships - Round 1
Time: 10:00am
Location: Ames, IA (Ames C.C.)
Oct
5
Saturday
Homecoming Tailgate Party & Carnival
Time: 11:00am
Location: Taylor Commons

Join us under the tent for an old-fashioned tailgate party. The family-friendly event features free food, inflatables and games. 

At 1 p.m., head over to Abel Stadium to cheer on the Prairie Wolves as they take on the Simpson College Storm. At halftime, we'll recognize the Athletic Hall of Fame inductees and introduce the 2019 homecoming court and royalty.

See the 2019 Homecoming schedule.

Oct
5
Saturday
[L] Nebraska Wesleyan University Women's Tennis vs Coe College
Time: 12:30pm
Location: Storm Lake, IA
Oct
5
Saturday
[L] Nebraska Wesleyan University Football vs Simpson College - Homecoming
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Lincoln, NE, Abel Stadium
Oct
5
Saturday
[L] Nebraska Wesleyan University Women's Volleyball at Wartburg College
Time: 1:30pm
Location: Waverly, IA
Oct
5
Saturday
[W] Nebraska Wesleyan University Women's Tennis at Buena Vista University
Time: 4:00pm
Location: Storm Lake, IA
Oct
5
Saturday
[N] Nebraska Wesleyan University Men's Cross Country vs Small Town Showdown
Time: 4:30pm
Location: Auburn, NE
Oct
5
Saturday
[N] Nebraska Wesleyan University Women's Cross Country vs Small Town Showdown
Time: 4:30pm
Location: Auburn, NE
Oct
5
Saturday
[W] Nebraska Wesleyan University Women's Soccer at University of Dubuque
Time: 5:00pm
Location: Dubuque, IA
Oct
5
Saturday
[L] Nebraska Wesleyan University Men's Soccer at University of Dubuque
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Dubuque, IA
Oct
5
Saturday
Theatre Musical: Newsies
Time: 7:30pm
Location: McDonald Theatre

Catch NWU's first Disney production!

Jack Kelly is a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenage New York newsies. When Joseph Pulitzer raises distribution prices at the newsboys' expense, Jack and his newsies fight for what's right. It's big business vs. the underdogs in this high-energy musical for the whole family.

Admission is $17.50 for adults, $12 for seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased at nebrwesleyan.edu/theatre-tickets or call the box office at 402.465.2384. 

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

Oct
6
Sunday
[N] Nebraska Wesleyan University Women's Golf vs American Rivers Conference Championships - Round 2
Time: 9:00am
Location: Ames, IA (Ames C.C.)
Oct
6
Sunday
Theatre Musical: Newsies
Time: 2:00pm
Location: McDonald Theatre

Catch NWU's first Disney production!

Jack Kelly is a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenage New York newsies. When Joseph Pulitzer raises distribution prices at the newsboys' expense, Jack and his newsies fight for what's right. It's big business vs. the underdogs in this high-energy musical for the whole family.

Admission is $17.50 for adults, $12 for seniors and students. Tickets can be purchased at nebrwesleyan.edu/theatre-tickets or call the box office at 402.465.2384. 

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

Oct
6
Sunday
[T] Nebraska Wesleyan University Men's Soccer at Augsburg University
Time: 3:30pm
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Oct
6
Sunday
Pops Concert
Time: 5:00pm
Location: O'Donnell Auditorium

Join us in closing our festive homecoming weekend with the annual pops concert, performed by Nebraska Wesleyan's Symphonic Band. 

The performance is free and open to the public.

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

Oct
7
Monday
[N] Nebraska Wesleyan University Women's Golf vs American Rivers Conference Championships - Round 3
Time: 10:00am
Location: Ames, IA (Ames C.C.)
Oct
9
Wednesday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Women's Soccer vs Central College
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Lincoln, NE, Abel Stadium
Oct
9
Wednesday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Men's Soccer vs Central College
Time: 8:00pm
Location: Lincoln, NE, Abel Stadium
Oct
10
Thursday
Visiting Writers Series: Author Lauren Haldeman
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Callen Conference Center

The fall Visiting Writers Series begins with author Lauren Haldeman. 

Haldeman is the author of Instead of Dying (winner of the 2017 Colorado Prize for Poetry),Calenday, and The Eccentricity is Zero. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in PoetryTin House,The Colorado ReviewThe Iowa ReviewFenceGulf Coast among others.  A graphic novelist and poet, she’s received an Iowa Arts Fellowship, a Sustainable Arts Foundation Award and fellowships from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. 

The free reading will be held in Callen Conference Center, located on the lower level of the Smith-Curtis Administration Building.

Oct
10
Thursday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Women's Tennis at American Rivers Individual Tournament - Day 1
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Dubuque, IA
Oct
11
Friday
CANCELLED Nebraska Wesleyan University Men's Golf at Nebraska Intercollegiate Tournament
Time: 11:00am
Location: Norfolk, NE (Norfolk CC)
Oct
11
Friday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Men's Swimming at Luther College
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Decorah, IA
Oct
11
Friday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Women's Swimming at Luther College
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Decorah, IA
Oct
11
Friday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Women's Tennis at American Rivers Individual Tournament - Day 2
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Dubuque, IA
Oct
11
Friday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Women's Volleyball vs University of Dubuque
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Lincoln, NE, Snyder Arena
Oct
12
Saturday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Men's Golf at Nebraska Intercollegiate Tournament - Day 2
Time: 9:00am
Location: Norfolk, NE (Norfolk CC)
Oct
12
Saturday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Men's Swimming at Luther College
Time: 10:00am
Location: Decorah, IA
Oct
12
Saturday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Women's Swimming at Luther College
Time: 10:00am
Location: Decorah, IA
Oct
12
Saturday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Women's Soccer vs Wartburg College
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Lincoln, NE, Abel Stadium
Oct
12
Saturday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Football at Wartburg College
Time: 1:30pm
Location: Waverly, IA
Oct
12
Saturday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Women's Volleyball vs Loras College
Time: 2:00pm
Location: Lincoln, NE, Snyder Arena
Oct
12
Saturday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Men's Soccer vs Wartburg College
Time: 3:00pm
Location: Lincoln, NE, Abel Stadium
Oct
15
Tuesday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Women's Soccer at Coe College
Time: 5:00pm
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Oct
15
Tuesday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Men's Soccer at Coe College
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Oct
18
Friday
Fall Break
Time: 12:00am to 12:00am

No classes October 18-22 for fall break.

Oct
18
Friday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Women's Volleyball vs Trine University
Time: 5:00pm
Location: Naperville, IL
Oct
18
Friday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Women's Volleyball at North Central College
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Naperville, IL
Oct
19
Saturday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Women's Cross Country at Tori Neubauer Invite
Time: 10:00am
Location: La Crosse, WI
Oct
19
Saturday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Men's Cross Country at Jim Drews Invitational
Time: 10:00am
Location: La Crosse, WI
Oct
19
Saturday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Women's Volleyball vs Trine University
Time: 11:00am
Location: Naperville, IL
Oct
19
Saturday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Women's Soccer at Luther College
Time: 11:00am
Location: Decorah, IA
Oct
19
Saturday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Football vs Coe College - Game Sponsor - Amigos/King's Classic
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Lincoln, NE, Abel Stadium
Oct
19
Saturday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Men's Soccer at Luther College
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Decorah, IA
Oct
19
Saturday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Women's Volleyball vs Saint Mary's College (IN)
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Naperville, IL
Oct
23
Wednesday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Women's Soccer vs Buena Vista University
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Lincoln, NE, Abel Stadium
Oct
23
Wednesday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Men's Soccer vs Buena Vista University
Time: 8:00pm
Location: Lincoln, NE, Abel Stadium
Oct
25
Friday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Women's Volleyball at Coe College
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA
Oct
26
Saturday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Women's Soccer vs Loras College
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Lincoln, NE, Abel Stadium
Oct
26
Saturday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Football at Central College
Time: 1:00pm
Location: Pella, IA
Oct
26
Saturday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Men's Soccer vs Loras College
Time: 3:00pm
Location: Lincoln, NE, Abel Stadium
Oct
26
Saturday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Women's Volleyball at Luther College
Time: 3:30pm
Location: Decorah, IA
Oct
27
Sunday
Women's Choir, Men's Glee, Touch of Class Jazz Choir Concert
Time: 3:00pm
Location: O'Donnell Auditorium

The Women's Choir, Men's Glee and Touch of Class Jazz Choir performs its first concert of the academic year. 

Their concert is free and open to the public.

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

Oct
29
Tuesday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Women's Soccer at Simpson College
Time: 5:00pm
Location: Indianola, IA
Oct
29
Tuesday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Men's Soccer at Simpson College
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Indianola, IA
Oct
29
Tuesday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Men's Basketball at College of Charleston (Exhibition)
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Charleston, SC
Oct
30
Wednesday
Nebraska Wesleyan University Women's Volleyball vs Simpson College
Time: 7:00pm
Location: Lincoln, NE, Snyder Arena
Oct
30
Wednesday
International Film Series: "The Year My Parents Went on Vacation"
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Olin B Lecture Hall

The fall International Film Series continues with the drama, "The Year My Parents Went on Vacation."

A 12-year-old Brazilian boy who longs to see his team win out over Italy in the 1970 World Cup match finds his entire world turned upside down as his left-wing parents are forced into hiding and he is sent to live with his grandfather in São Paulo's Bom Retiro district. Though his country is being held in the grip of a military dictatorship and the war in Vietnam is raging abroad, young Mauro can't seem to think about anything else but the upcoming World Cup match between Brazil and Italy. If Jairzinho, Pelé, and company can just win their third World Cup title, team Brazil will earn their third star on the strip -- a feat that no other team in the history of the sport has ever managed to accomplish. When his Catholic mother and Jewish father are suddenly forced to go "on holiday," young Mauro is swept out of his middle-class existence in Minas Gerais and taken to stay with his paternal grandfather in bustling Bom Retiro. A multi-ethnic district in which Jews, Arabs, and Greeks all live side by side, Bom Retiro begins to heat up with World Cup fever as things both at home and abroad all seem to be spiraling toward disaster. 

The film is free and open to the public.

Oct
31
Thursday
Theatre Production: The Wolves
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Miller Theatre

You've never seen inside a Wolfpack like this. Warm up with the nine fierce girls on this raw-talking indoor soccer team and get a feel for the ferocity of their crisscrossing goals. 

Admission is $10 for adults and $7.50 for adults and students. 

Tickets can be purchased at nebrwesleyan.edu/theatre-tickets or call the box office at 402.465.2384. 

Miller Theatre is located in the Elder Theatre Center at 51st Street and Huntington Ave.