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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.


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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.