Physics Professor Discusses Work With New Horizons Mission to Pluto
Nebraska Wesleyan University physics professor Nathaniel Cunningham was elated as he watched the New Horizons spacecraft make its close fly-by of Pluto last summer. The successful fly-by also meant he had more work ahead.
Five years ago Nebraska Wesleyan University was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to help increase its efforts in recruiting and matriculating minority students in the science, technology, engineering and math fields.
Terror From Afar: French Students at NWU Reflect on Paris Attacks
Nebraska Wesleyan University student Marion Prudhomme spent the afternoon of Friday, November 13 shopping at a nearby thrift store. She was excited to show her purchase to fellow French international student and friend Emilie Triboulet.
No Major, No Problem: New Integrative Studies Major Gives Students Opportunity to Design Own Career Path
It’s not uncommon for some new students to have little idea about what they want to study in college. Others come already knowing their exact career path. And some think they know until a new class or experience piques their interest and turns them down a new academic path.
Sue Wortmann’s students often leave her classroom grappling with the information they just learned. Not just because they need to know it for an upcoming exam, but more often because of Wortmann’s ability to connect her material with students’ lives.
Psychologist to Examine Personal Connections to Environment
Susan Clayton, a social psychologist whose work examines how people think about and make personal connections to the environment, will deliver this year’s Clifford Fawl Psychology Lecture at Nebraska Wesleyan University.
Social Inequality Class Turns Service Learning Project into Culture Camp
Susan Wortmann wanted students enrolled in her "Social Inequality" course to gain insight on the social issues that stem from inequality. Students read their textbooks and listened to lectures, but Wortmann, associate professor of sociology, wanted her students to truly understand the issues surrounding social inequality.
Nebraska Wesleyan University Theatre opened its season in mid-August with the longest-running American musical in Broadway history — "Chicago." It was the first of 12 main-stage productions scheduled for the 2015-2016 academic year.
State Games of America Provide Valuable Internship Experience to NWU Students
On July 28, 14,000 athletes from across the country will arrive in Lincoln to participate in the 2015 State Games of America. For the next five days, Katie Bruns and Shawn Welch will spend hours traveling to area sports venues to ensure everything runs according to plan.
Professor Turns Wyoming Wilderness into Classroom for Lesson on Disconnecting
The first time biology professor Dale Benham invited psychology professor Frank Ferraro to join him on the annual Archway Seminar trip to the Minnesota Boundary Waters, he had no idea that his decision to go would impact him and his future students.
NWU to Celebrate New Horizons Mission to Pluto With "Plutopalooza" Event
The New Horizons spacecraft is speeding towards Pluto for its first close look of the dwarf planet. The spacecraft’s closest approach will take place on Tuesday, July 14 and Nebraska Wesleyan will celebrate with a “Plutopalooza” event.