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Alums Implement Program to Empower Middle School Students

Middle school is a new, exciting time for students, but it also comes with challenges.

NWU Theatre Announces Season

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.

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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.

New Program Gives Students a Try at Social Entrepreneurship

Three campuses. Two countries. One successful product pitch.

NWU Launches New Master of Education Program

Nebraska Wesleyan University is expanding its graduate program offerings.

Students Take Musical Talents to Premier Greek Festival

Four Nebraska Wesleyan University vocalists and their director will spend much of July in Greece to be part of a renouned cultural festival.

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.

Third NWU Student Wins Fulbright Scholarship

A third Nebraska Wesleyan University student has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship.

History Professor Reflects on her Experience in Charleston During Tragic Shootings

On Wednesday, June 17, six Nebraska Wesleyan University faculty, administrators and staff were in Charleston, S.C. — the same day as the tragic Emanuel AME Church shooting, which claimed nine lives.

NWU Named Among College "Hidden Gems" has named Nebraska Wesleyan University to its list of 50 "hidden gems" among colleges that receive fewer than 5,000 applications per year.

Fulbright Commission Selects NWU Sophomore for Summer Institute to Wales

Nebraska Wesleyan University sophomore Gwennan Plouzek is one of 60 college students from the United States and the United Kingdom selected to participate in the prestigious Fulbright Summer Institute.

Balancing Act: Graduate Reflects on Non-Traditional College Experience

Two factors convinced James Rigg to return to college after 20 years: personal growth and his teenage children.

Gade-Jones Named New NWU Vice President

Tish Gade-Jones has joined Nebraska Wesleyan University as Vice President for Finance and Administration.

NWU Student Returns From White House Internship

When Ashley Bykerk visited Nebraska Wesleyan University as a high school senior, the Political Science Department highlighted the opportunity to move to Washington, D.C. for a semester and participate in the Capitol Hill Internship Program.

Biology Professor Honored With University's Teaching Award

Angie McKinney begins every biology class with a warm hello and a smile.

Students Use Summer for Study Abroad Experiences

Final exams are done but the academic experiences are not.

NWU Awards Degrees

Fred Ohles, President of Nebraska Wesleyan University, awarded degrees to approximately 565 undergraduate and graduate students during Nebraska Wesleyan University’s 126th annual commencement held Saturday, May 16.

Forwarding Your Summer Mail

During the summer you can request to have your mail forwarded to your home address or an alternative address by going to WebAdvisor and under the heading “Std Life/Mail Info” click on “Forward my Mail”.

​Two NWU Grads Accepted to JET Program to Teach in Japan

Two Nebraska Wesleyan University graduates will teach in Japan next year.

Studying Through Real Experiences: Senior Travels to Switzerland to Learn About Education Reform

Brenda Maldonado had never taken a French class before her arrival at Nebraska Wesleyan University four years ago.

World Premiere of Zimmer Girls Provides New Experiences for Theatre Students

Audiences attending the season’s last theatre production, The Zimmer Girls, will have a starring role.

Two Win Boren Scholarships to Study Critical Languages

Two Nebraska Wesleyan University students have each been awarded the prestigious Boren Scholarship, which will send them abroad for one year to develop language skills.

NWU Grad Wins Fulbright Scholarship to Country of Georgia

It started with the basketball team’s first international trip to Estonia.

Fulbright Scholarship Will Send Global Studies, English Major to Taiwan

A Fulbright Scholarship will send senior Grant Nordby to Taiwan for the next two years.

New Student Organization Gives Insider Look at UN Deliberations

Each week members of Nebraska Wesleyan University’s newest student organization, Model United Nations (MUN), meet to discuss and further understand some of the world’s biggest issues.

Annual Holder Lecture to Address iPad Influence on Reading and Writing

Joan Hughes, associate professor of learning technologies at the University of Texas-Austin, will discuss iPad-supported reading and writing practices when she delivers the annual Holder Lecture on Thursday, April 23.

Former Obama Special Assistant Nick Rathod to Deliver NWU Lecture on Public Leadership

Nick Rathod, a former special assistant to President Barack Obama, will deliver Nebraska Wesleyan University’s annual Curtis Lecture on Public Leadership on Tuesday, April 28.

Jackson Katz, Nationally-Known Advocate for Prevention of Gender Violence, to Lecture at NWU

Jackson Katz, one of the key architects of the bystander approach for gender violence prevention, will deliver a lecture at Nebraska Wesleyan University.

His lecture, “More Than a Few Good Men: A Lecture on American Manhood and Violence Against Women,” will be held on Friday, April 17 at 2 p.m. in Emerson Recital Hall.

NWU Selected for National Initiative on Signature Student Opportunities

Nebraska Wesleyan University has been named one of eight colleges and universities in the country to participate in a national initiative to explore signature work for all undergraduate students.

NWU Music to Perform Comedic Operas

Nebraska Wesleyan University’s Music Department will present a pair of comedic operas, “La Canterina” and “Mavra.”

Award-winning Commentator Leonard Pitts to Give Lecture on Race, Poverty

Award-winning commentator, journalist and novelist Leonard Pitts will visit Nebraska Wesleyan University on Monday, April 13 to discuss race and poverty.

Elder Gallery Exhibit Features Professor's Reflection of Workday

Nebraska Wesleyan University professor Sarah Berkely, a former web designer turned art professor, shares her varied professional experiences in the new Elder Gallery Exhibit, “I Just Work Here.”

Students Use Spring Break to Expand Worldviews

Ten students and Nebraska Wesleyan’s university minister are in Puerto Rico this week where they are tutoring in immigrant communities.

The trip — sponsored by the University Ministries Office — is providing an alternative spring break for students who want to learn and understand more about cultural differences.   

Faculty Advisor of the Year Award

The Student Affairs Senate Academic Affairs Committee has established a new faculty award, Faculty Advisor of the Year.

Nominations Needed for Leadership Awards Reception

The Action Council on Diversity and Inclusion invites you to submit nominations of qualified students, faculty, and staff for the 2015 Leadership Awards reception.

Building Resilience: NWU Grad Reflects on her Role in Treating Ebola Patients

Last September the country’s attention turned to Omaha, Nebraska, when the University of Nebraska Medical Center was asked to care for an American doctor who tested positive for the Ebola virus. It was one of a handful of medical facilities in the country designated to treat Ebola patients.

Biological Inquiry Class Turns to Campus Squirrels for Help With Research

They’re playing in the trees. They’re staring at students who walk right by them on the sidewalks. They’re chasing each other around Old Main. Squirrels have been a campus fixture for years.

New Social Entrepreneurship Class Gives Students the Opportunity to Pitch to Angel Investors

On March 6, six Nebraska Wesleyan University students and two professors boarded a plane en route to a classroom in Estonia.

Former Utah Poet Laureate to Share Reading at Kloefkorn Writers Series

David Lee, Utah’s first poet laureate, will deliver the second annual lecture of the William C. Kloefkorn Nebraska Writers Series.

The lecture will be held Monday, March 9 at 7 p.m. in Callen Conference Center, located in the lower level of the Smith-Curtis Administration Building.

NWU History Professor Steve Wills to Present "Tokyo's Burning"

Steve Wills, assistant professor of history, will deliver the Faculty Scholarship Presentation, “Tokyo’s Burning: Fires, Firefighters, and Fighting About Fire in the Shogun's Capitol.”

NWU to Host United States Army Field Band & Soldiers' Chorus Performance

The internationally acclaimed United States Army Field Band & Soldiers’ Chorus will perform a free concert at Nebraska Wesleyan University on Tuesday, March 10.

President Ohles Named to NAICU Board

Nebraska Wesleyan University President Fred Ohles has been elected to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU).

Running For Pie (Pi): Math Club to Host Fun Run

How does the NWU Math Club celebrate their favorite number: 3.14159 (Pi)?


Festival to Screen Six International Films

Nebraska Wesleyan University will host its annual International Film Festival February 26-March 1.

Communication Scholar to Address Social Media's Connection to Athletes and Fans

Adam Earnheardt, associate professor of communication studies at Youngstown State University, will share his research about social media, athletes and sports fans at Nebraska Wesleyan University’s annual Lambda Pi Eta Honorary lecture.

Backpack to Briefcase Networking Reception to Bring 45 Employers to Campus

The Career & Counseling Center will host its annual Backpack to Briefcase Networking Reception on Wednesday, February 25 from 3 to 5 p.m. in Great Hall.  

Construction Underway on Pioneer Hall

Pioneer Hall — a 58-year-old traditional residence hall for first-year students — is undergoing a $2.3 million facelift.

Academic Honors List Announced for NWU Advantage Program

Nebraska Wesleyan University has announced its Advantage Program academic honors list for the fall semester of the 2014-2015 academic year.