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Music Professor Wins Instructional Improvement Award

Associate Professor of Music John Spilker has been awarded the Kenneth R. Holder Fellowship for Instructional Improvement for 2020-2021.

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Religion Professor Named Faculty Advisor of the Year

Checking in with students is at the top of Rita Lester’s daily to-do list.

“Teaching is the side job,” said Lester, Professor of Religion. “The advising is what I love.”

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Political Science Professor Earns University's Top Teaching Prize

Kelly Bauer opens each class with a question:

“What is your biggest stressor right now?“

“What was the best thing you ate on Thanksgiving?”

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President Good: Words of Hate Have No Place at NWU

The following message was shared by Nebraska Wesleyan University President Darrin Good with the campus community in response to a recent hate-filled social media post:

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Let Love Overwhelm Fear at NWU and Everywhere

Nebraska Wesleyan University President Darrin Good issued this statement on nationwide unrest following the George Floyd tragedy.

Let Love Overwhelm Fear at NWU and Everywhere — June 1, 2020

Dear Nebraska Wesleyan Community,

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Fall Semester to Begin One Week Early

Nebraska Wesleyan University will begin the fall semester in person on Monday, August 17 — one week earlier than originally planned.

Classes will continue on campus until the week of November 23 when the residence halls will close and students will return home for the Thanksgiving holiday. Classes will not be held November 23-27.

The final week of classes will be held remotely November 30-December 4 and will include lectures, small group discussions and instruction of new material. Final exams will be given remotely December 7-11.

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Two NWU Students Win Prestigious Fulbright Scholarships

Two recent Nebraska Wesleyan University graduates have received the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship.

Alison Greenfield of Murray, Neb., and Sam Trofholz of Columbus, Neb., have been awarded the Fulbright Scholarship, the flagship international education exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government.

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Playwriting Class Helps Children Make Sense of Pandemic

Like other NWU professors, Rebecca Boesen found herself in unfamiliar territory when she was asked to pivot mid-semester into a distance-learning model.

Boesen approached the new challenge first with caution and concern for students enrolled in her Playwriting II course.

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Senior Sweeps State, Regional and National Athletic Training Awards

Call her the triple crown winner of athletic training.

Kelsey Jaeschke has capped off her senior year as just the second Nebraska Wesleyan University student to sweep state, regional and national honors in her field.

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Bunstock Recognized for Contributions to Community

Assistant Athletic Director Jo Bunstock has been recognized with the university’s CORE Award for her dedication to building community.

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