Search News Articles

Search past news articles by entering any search criteria below and clicking "search".

Transfer Students Win Full Tuition Scholarships to Attend Wesleyan's Omaha Advantage Program

Two new full tuition transfer scholarships have made it possible for two Omaha metro area women to attend Nebraska Wesleyan University.


Elder Gallery Exhibit Features Hand-Woven Tapestries From Across the World

Nebraska Wesleyan University’s Elder Gallery will open a show September 20 featuring some of the best contemporary hand-woven tapestries from across the world.


Religion Major Wins Prestigious Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship

In her three years as a Nebraska Wesleyan University student Jessica Danson has studied abroad in Mexico, Germany and Estonia.

Arbor Day Foundation Recognizes NWU as a Tree Campus USA University

For the second consecutive year, Nebraska Wesleyan University has been named a Tree Campus USA University by the Arbor Day Foundation.


NWU Opera Director Sings National Anthem at Wrigley Field

Nebraska Wesleyan’s Opera Director has performed on stages big and small all across the world.


New Theme Houses Offer Unique Opportunity For Students to Live and Learn

Janae Riha knows she is living a dream by attending college. The Nebraska Wesleyan junior and her “dream team” are anxious to share their dreams with students at a nearby elementary school.


New Theme Houses, Outdoor Track Among Changes at NWU

When students return to Nebraska Wesleyan University on August 23, campus for the most part will look much like it did when they left in May. But summer was anything but quiet.


NWU Among Princeton Review's "Best Midwestern Colleges"

Nebraska Wesleyan University is among the best colleges and universities in the Midwest, according to The Princeton Review.


Hearst Foundation Grant Will Help Recruit More Academically-Talented Students

The Board of Directors of the William Randolph Hearst Foundation has awarded Nebraska Wesleyan University a grant of $100,000.


SAS Leaders Attend Government Workshop, Establish Goals

Three Nebraska Wesleyan University student leaders traveled to Washington, D.C. this summer for a lesson in student government 101.


Ballistics Seminar Goes off with a Bang

Students in a seminar on external ballistics sweated through a particularly warm morning on the shooting range at the Izaak Walton shooting facility.

History Major Steps Back In Time At Wilderness Internship

Carolyn Collier has spent her summer in remote Montana.


NWU Grad Awarded Rare Fulbright Scholarship Extension

Nebraska Wesleyan University Fulbright Scholarship winner Alicia Dallman has three simple words to describe her opportunities in Cantabria, Spain: “I’m so lucky.”


MFS Students Called into Court

– and it’s a good thing. Second year Master of Forensic Science students finished their year-long crime scene practicum June 12.

Author Alex Kava Highlights NWU’s Crime Scene House in Video for Her New Novel

The murder mystery writer, Alex Kava, tours NWU's crime scene house in a video shot to advertise her new mystery novel, Damaged. Students and alumni helped set up a scene and acted in the video.

Music Professor Maxine Fawcett-Yeske Says Goodbye; Shares 11 Years of Memories

For 11 years, Maxine Fawcett-Yeske has taught Nebraska Wesleyan University students to appreciate music.


Student Research Investigates Relationship Between Agricultural Practices and Decomposition

Student research investigates relationship between agricultural practices and decomposition. Kristen Collins is burying pigs in her father’s farm fields.

NWU Alums Return to Direct Theatre Season Opener "The Last Five Years"

The last time Alan Brincks and Faith Fossett were on Nebraska Wesleyan University’s theatre stage, he was proposing to his fellow theatre guru.

Program Gives Students the Edge in Biomedical Research

Nebraska Wesleyan University junior Laura Blasnitz is pretty sure she won’t cure cancer. But she’s hoping her summer research experience will eventually lead to a career where her contributions are important.

NWU Student Achieves Goal of Meeting Estonian President

When NWU student Collin Shepherd arrived in Estonia early this year, he set a lofty goal.

“I wanted to meet the president of Estonia,” said the junior communication major. “Estonia is a small country. How difficult could it be to meet the president?”


External Ballistics Seminar to be held July 17 at Izaak Walton Shooting Range

Douglas Scott, PhD, and member of the Association of Firearm and Toolmark Examiners, will teach a seminar in external ballistics on July 17.

NWU Senior Selected as G8 Summit Junior Delegate; Meets President Obama

Nebraska Wesleyan University senior Lesley Dudden already has an impressive resume.


Project Management Class Creates Materials for Special Olympics National Games

Approximately 3,000 athletes will travel to Lincoln in July to compete in the 2010 National Special Olympics Games.


NWU Senior Heads to G8 Summit as U.S. Youth Delegate

World leaders and diplomats are gathering in Canada for the G8 and G20 summits to discuss several critical issues including nuclear non-proliferation, vulnerable and fragile states, and international terrorism.

Nebraska Wesleyan University student Lesley Dudden is there too discussing the same issues.


NWU Student Selected For Tunisia Learn & Serve Program

Nebraska Wesleyan University senior Alexandra Hartmann says her heart lies in many places around the world.


Freud's Couch Tour: Students Experience Psychology Firsthand in London, Paris

Nebraska Wesleyan University senior Erik Anderson hopes to become a licensed mental health practitioner someday.


Students Reflect On Service Work in Guatemala During Tropical Storm

Eight Nebraska Wesleyan University students left for Guatemala in late May expecting to spend 10 days building a house for an impoverished family.


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.