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Guatemala Volcano, Tropical Storm Delay NWU Students' Return Home

They first planned a service trip to Thailand this summer but political unrest in that country forced members of Nebraska Wesleyan’s Global Service Learning to find another project.

 

Recent NWU Grad One of 40 in Nation to Receive Ministerial Fellowship

Justin Iverson knows when he’s a minister someday, Sunday school and church service won’t be the same as it was growing up in his South Dakota United Methodist congregation.

 

Role Reversal: Student Teaches Russian To Her History Professor

When Sandra Mathews-Benham travels to Kazakhstan someday, she’ll be able to introduce herself, order a meal, and ask for directions.

 

Phi Kappa Phi Scholarship Sends Student to Costa Rica

A Nebraska Wesleyan University student is among 50 college students in the nation selected to receive a Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant.

 

Nearly 430 Awarded Degrees at Nebraska Wesleyan's 121st Commencement

Dr. Fred Ohles, president of Nebraska Wesleyan University, awarded degrees to nearly 430 undergraduate and graduate students during Nebraska Wesleyan University’s 121st annual commencement held Saturday, May 15.

 

Nursing Class Raises Money For Mosquito Nets

Students in a Nebraska Wesleyan University Advantage Program class have donated money to purchase mosquito nets that will protect children in Africa.

NWU Students to Build Houses in Guatemala

Eight Nebraska Wesleyan University students are headed to Guatemala where they will work alongside families living in extreme poverty and build a new place for them to call home.

 

Students Dive Into Summer Studies

This week NWU biology students are practicing their diving skills in the campus swimming pool. Next week they’ll put those skills to the test on the northwest coast of Roatan, Honduras where they will experience 30 miles of fringing barrier reefs, seagrass beds, mangroves and shoreline.

 

Full Circle: Students Begin and End College Careers With Service

Seniors Terrin Wurdeman and Jessica States remember rolling up their sleeves and getting their hands dirty the very first weekend of their college careers.

 

Student Body Elects New SAS Representatives, Senior Class Council

Congratulations to the following students who have been elected to the 2010-2011 Student Affairs Senate:

NWU Students Earn Eight National Prestigious Scholarships

Eight Nebraska Wesleyan University students were honored during the 2009-2010 academic year with national prestigious scholarships.

 

Karla, Travis Jensen Win Internationalization Award for Promoting NWU Overseas

Five students from Austria and Germany will study at Nebraska Wesleyan University next fall.

 

Psychology Professor Wins University's Annual Teaching Award

Over the past year, the psychology department has increasingly been filled with students wearing lab coats and surgical masks. They're busy studying the behavioral traits of mice. They're conducting more animal research than any other time in recent history.

 

Long-time Employees Goss, Haring Look Forward to Retirement

Two long-time employees of the Physics Department are preparing to say goodbye after a combined 86 years of service to Nebraska Wesleyan University.

 

Boren Scholarship Will Send NWU Student to South Africa

Abby Tranel learned of Nebraska Wesleyan University’s study abroad program through her liberal arts seminar taken as a first year student.

 

Senior Thesis Presentations

 

In Memory: NWU Professor Composes Musical Piece for Long-Time Friend and Alum

NWU music professor Jean Henderson knew she wanted to write an emotional piece.

 

Third English Student Wins 2010 Fulbright Award

Congratulations to Meera Bhardwaj on being the fourth Nebraska Wesleyan University student or alum to win Fulbright award this year.

Fulbright Scholarship Sends NWU Student to Central Africa

“The greatest way to learn is to teach,” says Nebraska Wesleyan University senior Meera Bhardwaj.

 

Four NWU Students Honored at NCIF Art Show

The Nebraska Independent College Foundation and the O’Keefe Elevator Company hosted its annual art show on April 8 and recognized four Nebraska Wesleyan University art students.

 

Two English Alumni Win Fulbright Awards

Congratulations to English Department Alumni Nikki Spry (2009) and Kyle Karthauser (2008) on receiving Fulbright Scholarships for 2010.

Student, Professor Hope Their Research in Ireland Creates Opportunities for Lincoln's Refugees and Immigrants

Nebraska Wesleyan University student Jenna Palensky and her music professor Maxine Fawcett-Yeske spent their spring break in Ireland with 150 primary school children from over 20 countries.

 

Fulbright Scholarship Winner Will Teach and Research in Vietnam

As a philosophy major, Nebraska Wesleyan University graduate Nicole Spry knows its second nature for her to question and consume information.

 

Eaton Named Assistant Provost for Experiential Learning

Political science professor Kelly Eaton is passionate about experiential learning. So it’s fitting that the new position she’ll begin this summer will focus on transforming Nebraska Wesleyan students.

 

Retired Professor Tony Epp to be Recognized at Saturday Theatre Performance

A retired French professor and his wife will be recognized for their dedication and support of NWU theatre during the opening weekend of the production Hay Fever.

 

Leading Public Intellectual to Explore Ethical Questions at NWU Lecture

The president of PEN American Center, the internationally acclaimed literary and human rights association, will explore some of the central ethical questions of our time during his upcoming lecture at Nebraska Wesleyan University.

 

NWU Student Wins Fulbright Scholarship to Czech Republic

Nebraska Wesleyan University Senior Alex Bednar grew up eating Czech food and celebrating his Czech heritage. Starting next fall, he’ll be immersed in the culture he’s so interested in thanks to a Fulbright Scholarship that will send him to the Czech Republic.

 

Forensic Science Professor Plays Key Role in Haiti Recovery Efforts

A Nebraska Wesleyan University forensic science professor has returned home after a two-week mission in Haiti where she helped identify Americans who perished in the January 12 earthquake.

 

National Scholarship Sends Advantage Program Grad to Middle East

Matthew Carlson was on track to earn his bachelor’s degree in business administration through Nebraska Wesleyan’s Advantage Program. The degree would help advance his job as a computer programmer. But along came a communication theory class and suddenly his career plans took an interesting turn.

 

National Geographic Photographer to Share Passion For Nature

National Geographic Magazine wildlife photographer and Nebraska-native Joel Sartore will turn his lens on his audience at a Nebraska Wesleyan University lecture where he will sound a warning bell for protecting North America’s most endangered species.

 

Students' Organizational Identity Project Draws Accolades From Company Officials

When Nebraska Wesleyan University students Lauren Jablonski, Katie Paloucek and Rachel Andersen received their semester assignment for their Organizational Communication class, they envisioned many late nights at the library.

 

Student’s Internship Includes Research On Chile’s Earthquake

Nebraska Wesleyan University junior Kaycie Rupp spent nearly a month researching and writing a report about Chile’s upcoming leadership change.

 

NWU Professor’s Science Fiction Interest Results in Two Books

Nebraska Wesleyan University communication professor Dave Whitt can talk Harry Potter, Star Wars and Lord of the Rings with the best of them.

 

English Professor Kathy Wolfe Named Dean of College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Nebraska Wesleyan University professor Kathy Wolfe has been named the new Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

 

Forensic Science Professor Deployed to Haiti to Assist in Morgue

A Nebraska Wesleyan University forensic science professor has been deployed to Haiti where she will spend two weeks working in a mobile morgue.

 

Religion Professor's Classroom Enhanced by Recent Middle East Experience

In the 10 years that religion professor Rita Lester has taught at Nebraska Wesleyan University, she has seen an increasing demand for courses on Islam.

 

NWU Professor Honored as a Social Worker of the Year

Lisa Borchardt beams whenever she gets a phone call from a service agency asking for a Wesleyan student volunteer.

Cross-Cultural Psychology Class Takes Students to Costa Rica

A Nebraska Wesleyan psychology professor and three students recently experienced a cultural adventure among the “happiest people on earth.”

 

Service Trip to Indian Reservation Results in Life Lessons

Fifteen student members of Nebraska Wesleyan’s Global Service Learning organization traveled to Rosebud Indian Reservation during their recent winter break hoping to help its residents clean, sort, and organize a thrift store.

Helping Haiti: Health Kit Assembly, Supply Drive Planned

Nebraska Wesleyan University junior Jamie Krahn had a seven-hour ride home from a recent university service trip that gave her plenty of time to think about an issue weighing heavy on her mind: how can NWU help Haiti’s earthquake victims?

 

Wesleyan Named Among Country's Top Fulbright Scholarship Producers

For the fifth year, Nebraska Wesleyan has been recognized as one of the top producers of the prestigious Fulbright scholarship.

Firsthand Research: Tropical Biology Class Takes Students to Costa Rica

Nebraska Wesleyan students interested in tropical biology are easily intrigued by their textbook readings and classroom instruction on the topic. But relocating the class to Costa Rica for three weeks often solidifies their interest.

NWU Social Work Student Selected for White House Internship

Last year’s presidential election was the first time NWU senior Laurel Johnson could vote. In January she will head to Washington, D.C. to work in the house occupied by the man she voted for.

Religion Professor One of 12 in Nation Selected for Middle East Seminar

Studying religion is like studying foreign language: its good to know more than one, says religion professor Rita Lester.

Forensic Science Student Helps Solve Crime On Internship

When forensic science graduate student Kimberly Van Den Akker scheduled her internship with the Kansas City Kansas Police Department (KCKPD) last summer, she hoped to gain more hands-on experience in crime scene investigation techniques.

Nebraska Wesleyan Announces Homecoming Royalty

Nebraska Wesleyan University crowned Jessica States of North Platte and Malcolm Wade of Lincoln as its 2009 homecoming queen and king.

Alumni Events Retrospective

Here are just some of the recent NWU alumni events.

Student, Professor Take Research to Chile to Study Country's Psychological Impact From Conflict

While sitting in her “Readings in Spanish Literature” class last spring, NWU student Lexie Zoucha got an idea.

Two NWU Professors Selected For Smithsonian Exhibit

Two Nebraska Wesleyan University art professors have been selected to have their work showcased at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.

English Professor Named Exemplary Teacher

A Nebraska Wesleyan University English professor has been named the 2009-2010 Exemplary Teacher by the United Methodist Church Division of Higher Education.

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