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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:


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.

Excellence in Education


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

Lincoln Journal Star

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.

Health & Human Performance Professor Named University's Prouty Winner

A Nebraska Wesleyan University Health and Human Performance professor who students say is “a blessing to learn alongside” has been named the 2016 Margaret J. Prouty Teaching Award winner.

Fulbright Commission Selects Two NWU Students for UK Summer Institute

Two Nebraska Wesleyan University students have been selected for the Fulbright Summer Institute. They are among approximately 60 undergraduates from the United States and UK to be selected for the prestigious program.

Students Spend Month in Rwanda to Witness Post-Conflict Reconstruction

Two years ago Gerise Herndon led a group of Nebraska Wesleyan students to Rwanda for the university’s first faculty-led trip to Africa.

New Student Registration Parent Schedule

New Student Registration is an important opportunity for parents of new students.

While your student is learning about academic success, student involvement and finalizing their class schedule, parents will attend a variety of presentations about residential education, student health, career and counseling services, financial information, student involvement and academic resiliency.

Archway Cafe Summer Hours

The Archway Cafe is open this summer!

NWU Awards Degrees

President Fred Ohles awarded degrees to approximately 500 undergraduate and graduate students during Nebraska Wesleyan University’s 127th annual commencement held Saturday, May 14.

Students to Aid Forest Restoration in Thailand

Classes are done for the 2016-2017 academic year but seven Nebraska Wesleyan students are reading and researching all they can about Thailand. The group leaves May 19 for a 13-day service trip. It marks the first time a Nebraska Wesleyan student organization has traveled to Thailand.

Forward Your Summer Mail

To ensure you receive your mail during the summer and beyond if you are graduating, please do the following:

Students, Alumni Selected for Prestigious Japanese Exchange and Teaching Program

Three Nebraska Wesleyan University students and two alumni have been accepted into the Japanese Exchange and Teaching Program.

Kloefkorn Writers Series to Feature Nebraska Poet

Nebraska poet Marjorie Saiser will deliver the William C. Kloefkorn Nebraska Writers Series lecture on Thursday, April 28 at Nebraska Wesleyan University.

NWU Marks Shakespeare Anniversary With Renaissance Expert, Rare Collection, Theatre Productions

To honor the 400th anniversary of playwright William Shakespeare's death, Stephen Buhler, an expert in renaissance literature, will deliver the lecture, "Eloquence in Action: Rhetorics of Response in Shakespeare" at Nebraska Wesleyan University.

Students Reflect on Flood Cleanup Efforts in South Carolina

The flooding lasted just days in Columbia, South Carolina, last October. But the recovery is far from over.

Puccini's Opera "La Rondine" Comes to O'Donnell Stage

What happens when love and desire pull in opposite directions?

Fulbright Scholarship Sends NWU Alumna to Spain

Lucy Sjulin listened closely to Spanish professor Rita Ricaurte talk about a faculty-led summer trip to Alicante, Spain. It was Sjulin’s first year at Nebraska Wesleyan and the opportunity to travel seemed appealing.

Theatre Comedy Explores Who Really Wrote Shakespeare's Plays

Nebraska Wesleyan University’s Theatre Department continues its celebration of playwright William Shakespeare with the latest production, “Mrs. Shakespeare.”

Communication Scholar to Address Hate and Hate Speech In America

The co-author of the recently published book, The Communication of Hate, will discuss "Hate and Hate Speech in American Life" at a Nebraska Wesleyan University lecture on Wednesday, April 6.

Severe Weather Protocol

​Spring weather often brings severe weather.

Having Problems Connecting to NWU's Wifi?

Having problems connecting to NWU's wifi?

Save The Date: Homecoming 2016

Mark your calendars for September 22-25 for Homecoming 2016.

NWU Theater Retells Classic Shakespeare Comedy Through Musical "Illyria"

Nebraska Wesleyan University’s Theatre Department continues its salute to William Shakespeare with the musical comedy, “Illyria.”

NWU Senior Finds Calling From Indian Reservation Experience

Passions can be inexplicable.

"Newton's Football" Co-Author to Discuss Bold Innovators

A science evangelist whose passion is helping make science fun will deliver Nebraska Wesleyan University’s Fetzer Science Lecture on Wednesday, March 23.

Last Assignment: Senior Finishes NWU Career by Composing Music for University Choir

Aaron Miller was only six-years-old when music started to play an important role in his life. He sang in his family church choir. He sang in high school.

Joint Mathematics Meeting

NWU Students Share Research at World's Largest Mathematics Conference

Three Nebraska Wesleyan University students had the opportunity to participate in the world’s largest math meeting.