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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.

Wesleyan Pairs With Safe Kids

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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.

California Preceptorship Helps Student Blend Nursing, Faith

Sydney Wergin is an aspiring nurse.

Cabaret Weekend Features Sock Hop Theme

Nebraska Wesleyan University’s Theatre Department will kick off its cabaret season with a sock hop.

NWU Theatre Stages Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet"

One of William Shakespeare’s most popular plays will take the stage at Nebraska Wesleyan University.

Press Shift: Annual Visions & Ventures Symposium Addresses Technology's Impact

Nebraska Wesleyan University’s Visions & Ventures Symposium is going unplugged.

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Bardsley Honored With University's Story Award

For the first time in 27 years, a Nebraska Wesleyan University student has been honored with the Roy G. Story Award, an honor that recognizes individuals or groups of faculty, administrators, staff members or volunteers whose accomplishments have significantly enhanced the national stature of the university.

New Academic Year Brings Another Enrollment Record

Nebraska Wesleyan University has set another enrollment record for new students in 2016-2017.

Elder Gallery Exhibit Features Self Perception Drawing Project

Nebraska Wesleyan University’s Elder Gallery will open with “In Progess: Illusions and Delusions” by artist Anne Harris.

Research Grant Sends Political Science Major, Professor to Chile to Explore Water Rights

Water: a vital necessity. An available resource. An uncommon luxury?

Thompson Named MBA Program Director

Tami Thompson, assistant professor of business, has been named the new program director for Nebraska Wesleyan University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program.

Two NWU Students Awarded Prestigious Gilman Scholarship to Study Abroad

Two Nebraska Wesleyan University students have been selected to receive a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad.

Finding Her Future: Medical Internship in Mexico Helps NWU Grad Define Her Future

Moriah Thompson’s first day on her medical internship in Mexico included counting contractions for a woman in labor.

Theatre Season To Open With "West Side Story"

Nebraska Wesleyan University will open its 2016-2017 theatre season with two of the greatest love stories on the same set.

Lessons From The Forest: Students Learn and Serve in Thailand

Prior to leaving for Thailand in May, members of Global Service Learning (GSL) prepared to roll up their sleeves and get dirty as part of their work with the country’s Forest Research and Restoration Unit.

Goals in Sight: To Know What Motivates Olympian Missy Franklin, Meet the NWU Alumnus She Calls Dr. Mike

The most ferocious competitor in American sports today might also be the kindest person in American sports.

Lunch & Learn to Address Human Trafficking and Nursing

Sue Gabriel, a certified sexual assault nurse, certified forensic nurse and nursing professor at Nebraska Wesleyan, will discuss "How Human Trafficking Impacts Nursing" at an upcoming Lunch & Learn.

Wesleyan students developing novel date rape drug detector

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Tuition Discount Available to CHI Health Employees

Beginning this fall, Nebraska Wesleyan University will offer discounted tuition to CHI Health employees who enroll in RN to BSN or MSN and MSN/MBA classes.

History Professor Named Faculty Advisor of the Year

Sandra Mathews-Benham, professor of history, has been named the 2015-2016 Faculty Advisor of the Year.

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