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Dr. Darrin Good, 17th President of Nebraska Wesleyan University.

Dr. Darrin Good Named NWU's 17th President

Dr. Darrin Good has been named the 17th President of Nebraska Wesleyan University. 

Nebraska Wesleyan University Board of Governors Chair Susan Gourley announced the appointment today, following unanimous approval by the university’s governing body. 

U.S. News Names NWU a Top Regional University

U.S. News & World Report has named Nebraska Wesleyan University a top regional university. 

NWU is ranked among the top 10 percent of the colleges and universities named to the Regional Universities — Midwest category in the annual college rankings, which were released September 10. 

Khu Say, NWU senior

From a Civil War in Myanmar to Lincoln, NWU Student Now Helps Immigrants Explore Education Opportunities

Khu Say was just an infant when he, his parents, and older brother were forced from their home in Burma — now known as Myanmar — and into the jungle to flee the civil war between the Burmese and Karen people.

They lived in that jungle for six months.

Toree Hempstead, Fulbright Scholar

Fulbright Scholarship to Send Political Science, Modern Language Major to Spain

It all started with a class: Cultures of Spain.

“Understanding Spain’s political history and cultural dynamics really helped me understand how colonial Spain has shaped Latin America,” said NWU senior Toree Hempstead.

Felicia Phares, JET Scholar

Three NWU Students Accepted into JET Program

Three Nebraska Wesleyan University students will spend the next year in Japan. 

National Athletic Training Association Scholarship winners

Two NWU Students Awarded National Athletic Training Scholarship

Two Nebraska Wesleyan University seniors have been awarded the National Athletic Training Association Scholarship. 

Kelsey Jaeschke of Kenesaw and Jacob LaMarche of Omaha are among 58 undergraduates from across the country to receive the honor.

Lindi Johnson, PTK-NWU Full Tuition Scholarship

McCook Student Wins Inaugural PTK-NWU Full Tuition Scholarship

Lindi Johnson of McCook has been named the inaugural winner of Nebraska Wesleyan University’s Full Tuition Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Scholarship.

Johnson was honored at Nebraska Wesleyan on March 29 during the PTK-NWU Scholarship Event. PTK is an honor society of two-year colleges, including community colleges whose students excel academically.

Theatre Department, Spring break in New York City

Bright Lights, Big City Leads to Big Experiences for NWU Theatre Students

It comes as no surprise that the bright lights of Broadway intrigued a group of Nebraska Wesleyan University theatre students to spend their spring break in the Big Apple.

But the group of 40 students and their professors are quick to tell you the trip wasn’t just about the sights and sounds.

Jennifer Agee, NWU CORE Award Winner

NWU's Lab Manager Recognized for Flawless Building Move

It took a few weeks to move every item belonging to the biology and chemistry departments from the Olin Hall of Science to the new Duane W. Acklie Hall of Science. 

It took over a year of planning to make it a flawless move. 

Brandon Schlautman, Fetzen Science Lecture

NWU Alumnus, Scientist Returns to Campus to Discuss "New Crops for Uncommon Purposes"

Nebraska Wesleyan University alumnus Brandon Schlautman will return to campus on Thursday, April 4 to deliver the annual Fetzer Science Lecture.

Clifford Fawl Psychology Lecturer: Joyce Chu

Psychology Lecture to Address Suicide and Underserved Populations

A Palo Alto University professor whose work is focused around depression and suicide in ethnic minority adult and geriatric populations will present Nebraska Wesleyan University's Clifford Fawl Psychology Lecture on Friday, March 29.

Toree Hempstead, Argentina study abroad experience

Student, Professor Translate the Identity and Meaning of Argentina's Dirty War

Toree Hempstead’s “Cultures of Spain” class sent her on unexpected journey.

She recalls her Spanish professor, Cathy Nelson, teaching about transitional justice and how countries confront human rights abuses when they transition to democracy.  While studying Argentine history, she learned about the Dirty War. 

Elder Gallery Exhibit Features Permanent Collection

Nebraska Wesleyan's Elder Gallery will feature works in its permanent collection. 

The collection exhibition, which runs from March 26 to April 14, will feature work by these artists and others:

Damion Waymer, WCA/Lambda Pi Eta Communication Lecturer

Communication Scholar to Discuss Strategies for Combating Marginalization and Discrimination

A communication scholar from North Carolina A&T University will discuss issues of power, race, class and gender and their impact on how we react and respond to messages at this year's Wesleyan Communication Association/Lambda Pi Eta Honorary lecture on March 4.

Kyle Holen, Core Award winner

Food Services Employee Recognized for Attention to Students

Senior Kacie Tremain remembers selecting her lunch at Prairie Point Dining Center when she was a first-year student and hearing an unfamiliar voice calling her name.

It was Kyle Holen, an employee of Sodexo, Nebraska Wesleyan’s food services provider. 

US Ambassador Christopher Hill

Distinguished US Ambassador to Discuss Diplomacy in Turbulent Times

One of the United States’ most distinguished ambassadors will deliver Nebraska Wesleyan University’s Curtis Lecture on Public Leadership on February 25th. 

Two students, a professor and staff member were selected as 2018 Diversity Advocate Award winners.

NWU Honors Diversity Advocates

Two students, a professor and a staff member have been recognized for their dedication, inspiration and advocacy for diversity on campus. 

Lisa Borchardt, Faculty Scholarship Presentation Award Recipient

Faculty Scholarship Presentation Addresses Student-Athlete Grief

The court, the field, the track, the mat, the pool — these are the places where student-athletes often feel the most alive. When dealing with the death of someone dear to them, student-athletes often turn to these same places for a sense of normalcy.

Duane W. Acklie Hall of Science

Doors Open to New Acklie Hall of Science

Students were welcomed to a new semester on Monday, January 14 with a fresh blanket of snow and a much anticipated new science building.

Senior Natalia Spengler plays the lead role of Hamlet.

Meet Hamlet: NWU's Prince of Denmark is a Woman of Infinite Zest

Natalia Spengler isn’t interested in likely stories. Give her a tale that twists. Make it vast. Have it kink and kick and contradict. That’s when you know you have something. 

You have a story that lands—like Spengler’s own 2,800-mile journey—in an unexpected place. A story that slides, neatly, into the unlikeliest of roles. 


Revolution 1968: Class Examines Turbulence of Past and Present

The year 1968 was one of turbulence, protests, and revolutions. 

Fifty years later, Assistant Professor of Political Science Kelly Clancy asked, “how can events of that year help us understand the turbulence experienced today?” The issue became Clancy’s topic for her fall Archway Seminar for first-year students. 

Dave Whitt, 2018-2019 Exemplary Teacher

Communication Studies Professor Named Exemplary Teacher

He’s known for his love of mythology and comic books, but his passion for teaching and supporting students is no illusion.

University Choir Winter Tour

University Choir to Perform Songs of Joy on Annual Winter Tour

Nebraska Wesleyan University’s award-winning University Choir will head south in January for its annual winter tour that will take them to four states and eight cities. 

Gilman Scholarship winner Vladislav Blazhievskiy

Gilman Scholarship to Send International Business Major to Germany

A Nebraska Wesleyan University junior will spend a semester in Germany thanks to the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.

Vladislav Blazhievskiy, an international business major and German minor from Lincoln, has been awarded the prestigious scholarship to study in Germany during the spring semester.

Adelaide Daniel performs in "Mamma Mia."

Theatre Major Finds Solace on Stage Following Houston Hurricane

When the curtain opens on Nebraska Wesleyan University’s production of “Mamma Mia”, it will mark Adelaide Daniel’s first major role. 

It will mark weeks of line memorization and singing and dancing rehearsals. 

Katie Noble, "Student Nurse of the Year"

NWU Senior Named March of Dimes "Student Nurse of the Year"

A Nebraska Wesleyan University senior has been recognized by the March of Dimes as a “Student Nurse of the Year.”  

Katie Noble of Grand Island was honored during the 14th Annual Nurse of the Year Awards on November 15 in Omaha.

Jamie Hilderbrand, "40 Under 40 Emerging Nurse Leader"

Nursing Professor Honored with Emerging Leader Award

A Nebraska Wesleyan University nursing professor has been recognized for her leadership in the nursing profession.

Elder Gallery exhibit: "Restraint and Limitation"

NWU Art Exhibit Features Contemporary Abstraction

Nebraska Wesleyan University’s Elder Gallery will feature the exhibit, “Restraint and Limitation,” October 23 through December 9.

Nine NWU students and alumni have been accepted to UNMC's College of Medicine early decision program — nearly 20 percent of the medical center's early acceptance pool.

NWU Students, Alumni Make Up Over 15 Percent of Med School's Early Acceptance Program

Eight Nebraska Wesleyan University students and alumni have been accepted to the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s College of Medicine through the early decision program. 

This year’s early admission pool at UNMC accepted 50 students from across the country with NWU current students and recent graduates making up more than 15 percent of the pool.

Senior Morgan Zabel's research at UNMC.

Senior's Research on Genetic Disease Affirms her Calling to Medicine

Morgan Zabel spent her summer contributing to medicine.  

She didn’t cure any diseases. But a summer research experience gives her hope not only for a future career, but for the advances in medicine happening every day. 

Senior Quentin Timblin spent his summer interning at a pharmacy in Madrid, Spain.

Biochemistry, Modern Languages Major Gains Pharmacy Experience in Madrid

When Quentin Timblin first came to Nebraska Wesleyan University, he had his heart set on studying chemistry. 

Fast forward four years and he’s studying abroad in Argentina and thinking about medical school.

The senior biochemistry and modern language studies double major said impactful courses and conversations led him down a new path.

2018 Homecoming Royalty

NWU Crowns Homecoming Royalty

Evan Marshall, Claire Beshaler, and Michaela Wells have been crowned the 2018 Homecoming king and queens.

Marshall, an accounting major from Seward, Neb., Beshaler, a communication studies major from Arnold, Neb., and Wells, a social work major from Lincoln, Neb., were crowned on Friday, October 5 and will reign over weekend homecoming activities.

Music alumni honors

Music Alumni to be Honored at Homecoming

Three Nebraska Wesleyan University music alumni will be honored during homecoming festivities.

Eight seniors have been named to the 2018 Homecoming Court.

NWU Names Homecoming Court

Eight Nebraska Wesleyan University seniors have been named to the 2018 Homecoming Court.

Students were nominated by campus organizations and selected based on interviews. 

John Quinones, ABC News Veteran, Visions and Ventures Symposium

Visions and Ventures Symposium to Address Grit and Exploration

An ABC news veteran, an actress, and an accomplished oceanographer will headline Nebraska Wesleyan University’s annual Visions & Ventures Symposium on September 25-26.

Roy G. Story Award Winner: Men's Basketball

Men's Basketball Team Lifts NWU's Story Award

The accolades keep coming for Nebraska Wesleyan University’s NCAA III national champion men’s basketball team. On August 17, Coach Dale Wellmanand team co-captain Deion Wells-Ross (’18) accepted Nebraska Wesleyan University’s Roy G. Story Award on behalf of the entire men’s basketball program.

Largest incoming class

NWU Welcomes Largest Class in University History

When Nebraska Wesleyan University begins classes on Monday, August 20, it will welcome its largest incoming class in school history.

The incoming class includes 490 first-year students from 19 states, and more than 60 transfer students. Total enrollment for the 2018-2019 academic year will near 2,100 undergraduate and graduate students.

U2 Conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Research Takes Student, Professor to Northern Ireland for U2 Conference

Three years ago Nebraska Wesleyan University student Georgia Straka selected “The Music and Meaning of U2” as her Archway Seminar, her very first college course.

“I didn’t really know who U2 was prior to the class,” Straka admitted. “But I ended up learning so much and really appreciating the band.”

Josie Jacobson, Iowa Cubs intern

Internship Matches Sports Management Major With Her Love of the Game

Josie Jacobson has fond memories of her days on the softball field: the dirt, the dugouts, the fans, the camaraderie. 

So when the sports management major from Grand Island learned from her professor that the Iowa Cubs was hiring interns, she was quick to apply and return to the familiarity of the ballpark.

Megan Canfield, Gilman Scholarship Winner

Gilman Scholarship Sends Two Abroad for Fall Semester

Two Nebraska Wesleyan University seniors have been selected to receive a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad for the fall semester.

Jennifer Ziegler, Dean of Graduate Programs

Valparaiso University Administrator Named NWU's Inaugural Dean of Graduate Programs

Jennifer Ziegler has been named the inaugural Dean of Graduate Programs at Nebraska Wesleyan University.

Elder Gallery Exhibit: Reinvented

New Elder Gallery Exhibit Mixes Digital With Traditional

Nebraska Wesleyan University’s Elder Gallery opens with ”Reinvented.”

Curated by Adam Chau, a ceramic designer and program manager at Clay Art Center in Port Chester, N.Y., “Reinvented” is an international invitational of artists who combine digital technology with traditional studio techniques. 

Pathways Scholarship with Central Community College

CCC Becomes Newest Pathways Scholarship Partner

Central Community College has become Nebraska Wesleyan University’s newest partner in the Pathways Scholarship Program. 

On Thursday, July 26, Nebraska Wesleyan University President Fred Ohles and Central Community College President Matt Gotschall signed the formal agreement.

National Memorial for Peace and Justice

Students Moved by Visit to National Memorial for Peace and Justice

When Bryan Stevenson spoke at last fall’s Visions & Ventures Symposium, he ignited passion into many students attending his capacity crowd lecture. 

Stevenson, the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative and author of the best-selling book, “Just Mercy,” has dedicated his career to helping the poor, incarcerated, and the condemned. 

Karla Jensen

Communication Professor Earns National Recognition for Cutting-Edge Curriculum

The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry for the United Methodist Church has selected Nebraska Wesleyan University professor Karla Jensen as an inaugural recipient of its Cutting-Edge Curriculum Award.

Carly Wahlmeier

Recent NWU Grad Selected for Prestigious Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship

A recent Nebraska Wesleyan University graduate has been awarded a prestigious fellowship from the nation’s oldest academic honorary.

Juniors Thomas and Nathan Krick

Identical Twins Debut "Identical Draw" on CarbonTV Following NGAL Experience

Last June identical twins Nathan and Thomas Krick spent countless hours preparing to make a pitch about their outdoor television show to a panel of distinguished judges. 

Chase Hoffschneider, a sophomore from Burwell, Neb., will be joined by junior Simon Holloway of Omaha, when they pitch their "SaveMe" device during the annual Network Globally, Act Locally pitch competition on June 15th.

Students Prepare to Pitch "SaveMe" Device at International Entrepreneur Event

Chase Hoffschneider noticed something he didn’t like while walking on campus. 

The academic honors list for the 2017-2018 spring semester

Spring Academic Honors List Announced

Nebraska Wesleyan University has announced its Academic Honors List for the spring semester of the 2017-2018 academic year. A student must have a minimum grade point average of 3.75 (on a 4.00 scale) for 12 or more hours of coursework to qualify for the list. 

Students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences earning academic honors list recognition include: 

The US-UK Fulbright Commission has selected Danielle Anderson for the Fulbright Summer Institute, which will send her to London in July where she will study media, art, design and business in addition to working on global and leadership skills at the Univ

Fulbright Commission Selects NWU First-Year Student for UK Summer Institute

A Nebraska Wesleyan University first-year student has been selected for the Fulbright Summer Institute. Danielle Anderson of Ewing, Neb., is among 60 undergraduates from the United States and UK to be selected for the prestigious program.