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Senior Brian Dunic has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to teach English in Germany next year.

Two NWU Students Awarded Prestigious Fulbright Scholarships

Nebraska Wesleyan University student Brian Dunic and alumna Rachel Gordon have each been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to live and teach abroad next year.

The Fulbright Scholarship is the flagship international education program sponsored by the United States government.

Graciela Caneiro-Livingston Named New NWU Provost

Graciela Caneiro-Livingston has been named the new provost at Nebraska Wesleyan University.

“I look forward to her leadership and teamwork in this important role at Nebraska Wesleyan,” said President Fred Ohles.

A class on the psychological reactions to nature inspired Brittany Lester to further research connections to nature, and ultimately led to her decision to pursue graduate school in the field.

Psychology Major Turns Mother Nature into Her Classroom

Two years ago Nebraska Wesleyan University psychology professor Frank Ferraro took students to Wyoming where they spent a week immersing themselves in the concepts they learned in his class, “Psychological Reactions to Nature.” For a week, the snowy range of Grand Teton National Park served as their classroom.

Antwan Wilson, Nebraska Wesleyan alumnus and new chancellor of D.C. Public Schools in the nation's capital, will deliver this year's commencement address.

D.C. Public Schools Chancellor to Deliver Commencement Address

Antwan Wilson, Chancellor of D.C. Public Schools, will deliver the commencement address at Nebraska Wesleyan University’s 128th commencement on Saturday, May 6.

His address will be shared with 489 undergraduate and graduate students who will receive degrees. Commencement begins at 1 p.m. on Taylor Commons, located on the university’s campus.

The Senior Exhibition will feature NWU's seven senior art majors who will showcase their work in sculpture, painting, drawing and animation.

Elder Gallery Exhibit Features Seven Senior Artists

Nebraska Wesleyan University’s Elder Gallery will showcase the work of seven senior art majors during the gallery’s final show, “Ladies Night.”

The exhibit runs April 25 through May 6. The thesis exhibition features sculpture, painting, drawing and animation. A reception will be held Friday, April 28 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Featured artists are:

Tessa Jolls is the president and CEO of the Center for Media Literacy. She will deliver the 2017 Holder Lecture on Thursday, April 20.

President of Center for Media Literacy to Discuss Redefining Media Relationships and Culture

The president and CEO of the Center for Media Literacy will deliver this year's Kenneth R. Holder Lecture.

Tessa Jolls will deliver the lecture on Thursday, April 20 at 4 p.m. in the learning commons area, located on the first floor of Cochrane-Woods Library.

Donald Wilhite, professor emeritus of applied climate science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will kick off Earth Week activities at NWU with his keynote lecture, "Understanding and Assessing Climate Change and its Implications for Nebraska" on Apr

NWU to Celebrate Earth Week with Focus on Climate Change

Twenty-one Nebraska Wesleyan University student organizations will collaborate on a week-long Earth Week celebration, April 18-21.

Sophomore Hanna Arrowsmith will perform in Nebraska Wesleyan's opera, "Gallantry" on April 7 and April 9.  Arrowsmith is a biology and modern languages major who is planning a career in psychiatry. She found an unexpected passion for opera after taking a

Biology Major Finds Her Way to Opera Stage

“I gave it a shot my first semester here and I fell in love with it. I’ve been doing it ever since,” sophomore Hanna Arrowsmith said of her passion for opera.

Sociology Professors Honored for Work on Women's Rights

Sue Wortmann, associate professor of sociology, has been recognized with the Alice Paul Award for her lifelong dedication to women’s rights.

Wortmann was recognized on March 31 by the Women’s Foundation, which advocates for women and their families through education and outreach programs in Lincoln and Lancaster County.

Nebraska Wesleyan's Music Department performs a main-stage opera each year. This year's production will include two short operas, "Miss Havisham's Wedding Night" and "Gallantry."

NWU to Perform Operas "Miss Havisham's Wedding Night" and "Gallantry"

Stories of a jilted bride’s wedding night and a soap opera parody will be told on the O’Donnell Auditorium stage when Nebraska Wesleyan performs two operas, “Miss Havisham’s Wedding Night” and “Gallantry.”

The operas will be performed Friday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 9 at 3 p.m. in O’Donnell Auditorium, located at 50th Street and Huntington Ave.

Stephen J. Rapp, the former Ambassador-At-Large for Global Criminal Justice, will deliver the 2017 Curtis Lecture on Public Leadership on March 29.

Former Ambassador for Global Criminal Justice to Deliver NWU Lecture on Public Leadership

Stephen J. Rapp, Distinguished Fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Center for Prevention of Genocide, will deliver Nebraska Wesleyan University’s annual Curtis Lecture on Public Leadership on Wednesday, March 29.

Senior Olivia Finnegan performs her solo show at the Fringe World Festival in Australia.

Study Abroad Experiences Inspire Student's Show at World Theatre Festival

Olivia Finnegan was bitten by the acting bug as a busy seven-year-old girl living in Los Angeles, California.

At 16 she traveled to Mexico with Sister Cities International, an economic development initiative that inspired her to return home and create an after-school program for elementary school students who wrote stories and performed plays about water pollution.

Poet Brenda Shaughnessy will read at the Spring Visiting Writers Series on March 30.

Spring Writers Series Features Poets

Nebraska Wesleyan University’s Spring Visiting Writers Series will feature two poets.

Poet Brenda Shaughnessy, associate professor of English and creative writing at Rutgers University-Newark, will give a reading on Thursday, March 30. Poet and essayist Brian Blanchfield, visiting faculty at The Iowa Writers’ Workshop, will give a reading on Thursday, April 13.

James Perry has been honored for his work with an inmate outreach program that brings together NWU students enrolled in a criminal justice course with inmates at the Nebraska State Penitentiary.

Inmate Outreach Earns Professor "Love of Neighbor" Award

Nine years ago, Associate Professor of Professional Studies James Perry started a book club bringing NWU students together with Nebraska State Penitentiary inmates.

The shared eagerness of their interactions led Perry to expand the club into something more.

"Keeping Faith: Three Sisters of Story" will be held March 16 at NWU.

Interfaith Event to Feature Three Sisters of Story

Nebraska Wesleyan University will host an interfaith event, “Keeping Faith: Three Sisters of Story,” on Thursday, March 16.

The evening will feature storytellers Rohina Malik, Kim Schultz and Susan Stone who will share stories from their own faiths — Christian, Jewish and Muslim — to transcend differences through shared belief in the power of compassion.

Communication Scholar to Discuss Inclusive Communities

A gender and communication scholar will discuss creating inclusive communities at Nebraska Wesleyan University’s annual Wesleyan Communication Association/Lambda Pi Eta Lecture.

Elder Gallery to Feature "Sideways Glance"

Elder Gallery’s new exhibit, “Sideways Glance,” will jostle with the familiar.

Curated by Josh Johnson of Omaha, “Sideways Glance” gathers artwork that requires a slower read. Through installation, paintings, and sculptures, the work included by six artists challenges initial perceptions, as the familiar is jostled out of place by a shift in perspective.

Named Time Magazine's "World's 100 Most Influential People," Dr. Frans B. M. de Waal will deliver the 2017 Fawl Psychology Lecture.

Psychologist to Discuss Human and Animal Intelligence

Dutch-American psychology professor Dr. Frans B. M. de Waal will draw comparisons between human and animal mental capacities at Nebraska Wesleyan University's annual Clifford Fawl Psychology Lecture.

His lecture, “Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?” will be held Thursday, March 30 at 7 p.m. in O’Donnell Auditorium.

Rebecca Goldin will deliver the Fetzer Lecture on February 28.

Mathematician To Examine Statistical Interpretation in the Media

Audiences place high trust in the numbers published by the media but to what extent are the statistics interpreted correctly?

Rebecca Goldin, professor of mathematics at George Mason University, will share her research and insight on statistics at Nebraska Wesleyan University’s annual Fetzer Lecture on Tuesday, February 28.

International Film Series Includes German, French, Mexican, Chinese Films

Nebraska Wesleyan University will host an international film series that will screen foreign films in February and March.

The series begins Saturday, February 18 with the film “Who Am I? No System Is Safe,” a 2014 German film.

Fall Academic Honors List, Adult Program

NWU Announces Adult Program Fall Academic Honors List

Nebraska Wesleyan University has announced its academic honors list for students enrolled in the adult program for the fall semester of the 2016-2017 academic year.

Nebraska Wesleyan’s adult program provides nontraditional students the opportunity to earn a college degree while pursuing a career.

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.75 on a 4.00 scale.

Fall Semester Academic Honors List

NWU Announces Fall Academic Honors List

Nebraska Wesleyan University has announced its Academic Honors List for the fall semester of the 2016-2017 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.

A complete list of students earning academic honors recognition is below.

 

The documentary will be screened at NWU on Friday, Feb. 3.

Screening of "Sober Indian, Dangerous Indian" Returns to NWU

Nebraska Wesleyan University will screen the documentary “Sober Indian, Dangerous Indian” on Friday, February 3.

The film follows the lives of three men and their families as they struggle to overcome alcohol addiction on the Pine Ridge Reservation in southwest South Dakota and the conflicting issue of alcohol sales and consumption in nearby Whiteclay, Neb.

Professors Kelly Clancy (left) and John Spilker (right) and student Flor de Maria Garcia-Garza (not pictured) were honors with this year's Advocate For Diversity Award.

Professors, Student Recognized for Diversity Advocacy

Two Nebraska Wesleyan professors and a student have been honored with the university’s Advocate for Diversity Award.

NWU graduates succeed in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math. For example, 225 alumni went on to earn STEM Ph.D.s since 1920. The STEM Scholars Program will provide more opportunities for others to follow in their footsteps.

National Science Foundation Awards NWU Nearly $650K For Scholarships, Academic Success

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Nebraska Wesleyan University a $649,863 grant that will provide scholarships and academic support to academically-talented science students with financial need.

Surgical Assistant Turned English Professor to Discuss How Research Enriches Creative Process

A former surgical assistant and current Nebraska Wesleyan University English professor who found herself more interested in writing about surgery than performing it, will deliver the university’s annual Faculty Scholarship Presentation on Wednesday, January 25.

NWU junior Flor Garcia will study in Morocco this spring thanks to the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.

Gilman Scholarship to Send NWU Junior to Morocco

A Nebraska Wesleyan University student has been selected to receive a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad.

Flor Garcia, a junior business administration and psychology double major, will spend the spring semester at Al-Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco. She is among 850 undergraduate students from across the U.S. selected for the scholarship.

University Choir Plans Five-State Winter Tour

Nebraska Wesleyan University’s award-winning University Choir has announced a tour schedule that will take them to five states in January.

NWU Celebrates New Corporate Partnerships

Twenty-two companies, hospitals and medical clinics have joined Nebraska Wesleyan University as corporate partners.

NWU senior Abby Feden was selected to attend the prestigious Juniper Writing Institute where she further developed her writing talent.

Student Finds Voice at Prestigious Juniper Writing Institute

"The pen is mightier than the sword."

Though a common proverb in the writers' world, following this mantra is much more difficult to do when attempting without a pen, or, more appropriately, without a voice.

Senior political science majors Evan Mathers and Ryan Klute received a Student-Faculty Collaborative Research Grant to travel to Scotland to study the impact of 16-year-old voters on elections.

Students Travel to Scotland to Study World's Youngest Voters

Voting is an enormous responsibility at the age of 18. Imagine being granted the right at 16.

In 2015, Scotland lowered its voting age to 16-years-old — the youngest voters across the globe.

“Sixteen and 17-year-olds are not too far from our age,” said Nebraska Wesleyan University senior political science major Evan Mathers.

Sophomores Michaela Wells and Laurel Withee traveled to Flint, Michigan, to distribute 15,000 bottles of water over two days last summer.

Students Travel to Flint, Michigan to Explore Water Crisis

Sophomores Michaela Wells and Laurel Withee recognized Earth Week last April by attending at lecture about the Flint, Michigan water crisis. Little did they know a 60-minute lecture would lead them to an 11-hour drive.

Sophomore Eric Kimberly decided to pursue all of his academic passions: theatre, math, and education and is majoring in all three. He is also a peer assistant in Plainsman Hall.

Three Passions - Three Majors: Sophomore Says Support Helps Him Balance

Nebraska Wesleyan University sophomore Eric Kimberly discovered his love for theatre in high school.

So it was no surprise when he decided to major in theatre in college.

But interest in math and education also intrigued him as he began diving into his NWU classes. Before long, he decided to major in all three.

Danylo Serednytsky spent his summer working in the accounting and finance office at Election Systems and Services, the world's largest election company.

Internship Gives Accounting Student Inside Look at World's Largest Election Company

When voters put pencil to paper on November 8, most will have candidates and ballot issues in mind. Nebraska Wesleyan University student Danylo Serednytsky will most likely be thinking about processes thanks to an internship that provided him a firsthand look at election equipment.

German Professor Named "Exemplary Teacher"

Laura Franz may be a part-time German instructor, but she gives her students full-time attention.

Seven Inducted Into Huge Society

Seven Nebraska Wesleyan University students have been inducted into the Huge Society.

Senior Carlie Pickrel had the opportunity to present her research on the Epstein-Barr Virus at the West Coast Biological Science Undergraduate Conference in San Diego, Calif.

Biology Major Spends NWU Career Studying Epstein-Barr Virus

"Coming into college I didn’t know much about scientific research," said senior Carlie Pickrel.

Little did she know she would spend much of her Nebraska Wesleyan undergraduate experience conducting research through Nebraska’s Idea Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE).

"Untitled" by artist Colin Keefe

Elder Gallery Features "Schema: Works On Paper"

Nebraska Wesleyan University’s next Elder Gallery exhibit features “Schema: Works on Paper.”

The exhibit runs October 18 through December 11 with a reception on Friday, November 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. in Elder Gallery. An artist talk begins at 6 p.m.

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Mental health advocate and best-selling author Kevin Hines will share his personal story about his suicide attempt from the Golden Gate Bridge.

Survivor of Golden Gate Bridge Suicide Attempt to Share Story

Two years after he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, 19-year-old Kevin Hines attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. He is one of only 34 survivors.

Hines now dedicates his life to saving lives by spreading the message of hope and sharing his art of living mentally well. He will share that message at Nebraska Wesleyan University on Monday, October 3.

Senior Kaycee Greenfield and sophomore Jared McGinn were selected as Nebraska's delegates to College Debate 2016 where they had the opportunity to develop questions for the presidential debates.

NWU Students Help Produce Presidential Debate Questions

Two Nebraska Wesleyan University students will be watching the presidential debates ever so closely.

Not only because they feel college students should be civically engaged, but the questions asked of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will likely have some familiarity.

Homecoming Royalty Crowned

Seniors Katie Krick and Garret Lorenzen have been crowned Nebraska Wesleyan University’s 2016 homecoming queen and king.

They were crowned Thursday, September 22 during the Howl Like Hell pep rally to officially kick off homecoming weekend.

New York Times best-selling author Claudia Rankine will give a free reading at NWU on October 11.

Visiting Writers Series to Include Renowned Poet Claudia Rankine

Renowned poet Claudia Rankine will headline Nebraska Wesleyan University’s Visiting Writers Series.

The award-winning author will give a free reading of her poetry on Tuesday, October 11 at 6:30 p.m. in O’Donnell Auditorium, located at 50th Street and Huntington Ave.

Dr. Jack Plummer, Alumni Medal of Honor

Six Alumni Honored at Annual Legends and Legacies Event

One of the highlights of homecoming at NWU  is the annual Legends and Legacies banquet where NWU pays special tribute to outstanding alumni for life and career accomplishments.

This year's honorees are:

Jack Plummer (’58), Medal of Honor

Kristen Hasty, theatre studies major, Wray, Colo.

Homecoming Court Announced

Eight Nebraska Wesleyan University seniors have been named to the 2016 homecoming court.

The NWU student body will vote on Tuesday and Wednesday, and the homecoming king and queen will be crowned Thursday night during the Howl Like Hell pep rally.

Members of this year’s homecoming court are:

Queen:

Trumpeter Bijon Watson with perform at NWU on September 25.

Trumpeter Extraordinaire Bijon Watson to Perform at NWU

Bijon Watson, the lead trumpet for the Grammy-nominated Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, will perform at Nebraska Wesleyan University on Sunday, September 25.

Watson’s performance is part of the annual homecoming Pops Concert with Nebraska Wesleyan’s Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble. The free concert begins at 5:30 p.m. in O’Donnell Auditorium, 50th Street and Huntington Ave.

NWU Remembers Businessman Duane Acklie

Nebraska Wesleyan University is remembering the life of prominent businessman Duane Acklie, chairman of Crete Carrier Corporation, who passed away Saturday, September 17.

Nebraska Wesleyan to Open "Boeing Boeing"

One of the world’s most performed French plays opens at Nebraska Wesleyan University on September 29.

“Boeing Boeing” follows bachelor Bernard and three airline stewardesses who are all engaged to him without knowing about each other. Things get messy when a speedier Boeing jet throws off all of his careful planning and puts all three stewardesses in town simultaneously. 

U.S. News Names NWU a Top Regional University

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

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