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Art Student's Work Featured in National Exhibit

Senior art student Tim Brawner of Omaha was selected for the Nebraska National Collegiate Juried Art Exhibition, which featured the work of the best undergraduate student artists from across the country.


Spanish Professor Selected for National Fulbright Scholarship Screening Committee

Cathy Nelson, associate professor of Spanish, has been selected to serve on the National Screening Committee (NSC) for Fulbright Scholarship applications.


University Celebrates Retired Physics Professor With Endowed Scholarship

If the Physics Department had a family tree framed on its wall, it would have just four branches.


Students Learn the Liberal Arts of Yoga

Communication professor Karla Jensen spent the past year attending classes, reading books, participating in workshops, and watching documentaries about yoga. Four hundred hours later, Jensen became certified by the National Yoga Alliance.


Thousands of Halloween Options Available at NWU Costume Library

With over 40,000 costumes in stock and an inventory that is ever increasing, we're sure we can help you find the perfect Halloween costume.


NWU Students Losing Internship Experience During Government Shutdown

When a group of Nebraska Wesleyan University students traveled to Washington, D.C. this fall to live and work in the nation’s capitol, little did they know the kind of political and historical lesson they would get.


National Experiment Gives First-Year Students Opportunity to be Scientists

Gone are the days of sitting in a traditional first-year introductory biology class. 

Event to Honor Former NWU Religion Professor Harvey Potthoff

Former colleagues of Harvey Potthoff will reflect on the life of the long-time Distinguished Visiting Professor of Religion and celebrate the release of the new book, "Harvey Potthoff: A Life in Process."


Senior Performs Lead Role in One of Country's Most Notable Opera Programs

Small-town girl Laynee Woodward has spent the past three years filling the O’Donnell Auditorium stage with her big soprano voice.


Internship at Calaveras Big Trees State Park Helps Biology Major Find Her Passion

Mia Keady fell in love with biology after taking a botany class at Nebraska Wesleyan University.


Elder Gallery Exhibit Features Artist Inspired by Her Firefighter Experiences

Nebraska Wesleyan’s Elder Gallery will showcase an exhibition of drawings by former firefighter Marlene Mueller.


Lecture to Address Nebraska's Role in Pipeline Debate

Ben Gotschall, energy director for Bold Nebraska will discuss Nebraska’s role in the Keystone XL Pipeline debate at an upcoming Nebraska Wesleyan University Forum lecture.


NWU Community Exceeds Service Challenge Goal With Over 17,000 Hours

One year ago Nebraska Wesleyan University students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the university committed to serve 12,500 volunteer hours.


TADA Productions, Lincoln Choral Artists to Bring "South Pacific" to O'Donnell Stage

TADA Productions, Inc. and the Lincoln Choral Artists are collaborating once again to bring one of the most beloved musical theatre productions to stage, "South Pacific."


Bishop to Kick Off University Ministries Monthly Faith Dialogues

Dr. Scott J. Jones, Bishop of the United Methodist Church in Nebraska and Kansas, will visit campus on Monday, September 30 to kick off a new monthly faith dialogue series.


Kelsey Arends, Ross Mumford Crowned 2013 Homecoming Queen, King

Nebraska Wesleyan University crowned Kelsey Arends of Lincoln and Ross Mumford of Elmwood as its 2013 homecoming queen and king.

NWU to Host Naturalization Ceremony

More than 40 people from 17 countries will take their Oath of Allegiance and become naturalized United States citizens when Nebraska Wesleyan University hosts a naturalization ceremony on Tuesday, September 17.


Music Department to Celebrate Accomplishments of Two Music Alums

Two Nebraska Wesleyan University music alumni will be honored Friday, September 20 for their accomplishments.


Homecoming King and Queen Candidates Announced

The 2013 homecoming king and queen candidates have been announced. The king and queen will be crowned at Howl Like Hell on Thursday, September 19.


NWU Student Returns From Prestigious Dig Experience at Thomas Jefferson Plantation

Kaitlin Zardetto-Smith spent her summer playing in the dirt.


Helping Your Student Transition to College Life

We hope your sons and daughters have already shared with you some of their favorite experiences from New Student Orientation and their first week of classes. The campus is indeed filled with a new level of energy and excitement.


University College Students, Families Invited to Celebrate Homecoming

Nebraska Wesleyan University will celebrate homecoming September 19-22, which also happens to coincide with the closing of our 125th anniversary.


Nebraska Court of Appeals to Convene at NWU

The Nebraska Court of Appeals will be in session at Nebraska Wesleyan University on Thursday, September 12.

Perfect Match: NWU Employee Donates Kidney to Co-Worker's Wife

The Nebraska Wesleyan University maintenance staff is some of the earliest to arrive on campus every day.


Gilman Scholarships Send Students to Switzerland, Estonia

Two Nebraska Wesleyan University students are traveling abroad for the first time this semester thanks to the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.


Internships Solidify Senior's Passion for Marine Biology

Kellsie Sedlak has always had a passion for marine biology even though she lives in a land-locked state.


Early Experiences Give Students a Preview to New Academic Year

The fall semester at Nebraska Wesleyan University officially began Monday, August 26. But first year students in Karla Jensen’s liberal arts seminar, “The Liberal Arts of Yoga,” started their academic year early learning the historical, psychological, economical, and political aspects of yoga.


NWU Launches New Degree in Criminal Justice for Adults

Some of the fastest growing careers are in the criminal justice field, says the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


NWU Academics, Experiences Prepare Recent Grads for Harvard

In August recent Nebraska Wesleyan University graduate Jordan Klimek will move from Burwell, Neb., to Cambridge, Mass. where he will attend Harvard Law School.


Student, Professor Travel to Belfast to Collaborate on Titanic Research

When Nebraska Wesleyan University junior Ross Mumford agreed to be a student co-instructor in Sheryl Rinkol’s Liberal Arts Seminar, he had a lot of enthusiasm for teaching, but only average knowledge of the course matter: Boarding the Ship of Dreams: Sailing Across 100 Years of Titanic.


Students Return from Building Houses in Guatemala

Two houses in two weeks.

Advantage Program Spring Honors List Announced

Nebraska Wesleyan University has announced its Advantage Program academic honors list for the spring semester of the 2012-2013 academic year.


Spring Academic Honors List Announced

Nebraska Wesleyan University has announced its Academic Honors List for the spring semester of the 2012-2013 academic year. 


Spanish Major is NWU's Fourth Fulbright Winner

A fourth Nebraska Wesleyan University student has won a Fulbright Scholarship. Megan Meyerson of Lincoln will spend the next year in Brazil where she will teach English.


A Year Worth Celebrating: 2012-2013 Year In Review

In this year of Nebraska Wesleyan University’s 125th anniversary, we had much to celebrate.


Fulbright Scholarship Will Send English Professor to Hong Kong

A Nebraska Wesleyan University English professor has won a Fulbright Scholarship to teach in Hong Kong next year.

New Integrative Studies Program Allows Students To Design Own Major

Nebraska Wesleyan University sophomore Cole Gebhardt was raised on a farm near Aurora, Neb., and plans to one day own a self-sustained farm of his own.

Students Help Internationally-Acclaimed Artist Build Stick Sculpture

First-year student Leah Loostrom grew up on a farm near Gothenburg where she has fond childhood memories of playing with sticks.

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NWU Adds Swimming, Hires Longtime Lincoln East Coach

Longtime Lincoln East High School swimming and diving coach Greg Fleming will lead Nebraska Wesleyan University's new swimming program.


Wesleyan Alert System: Are You Signed Up?

Are you signed up for the Wesleyan Alert System?

Students Use Virtual Robot Competition to Build Math, Computer Skills

This spring when millions were watching their national tournament brackets succeed or fail, a group of Nebraska Wesleyan University students were evaluating their own brackets.


NWU Junior Among 26 in the Country Selected for Yale Summer Art Program

Tim Brawner is spending his summer experiencing something that many up-and-coming artists dream of doing.

Students' Summer Studies Go Abroad

Three years ago a group of Nebraska Wesleyan University students traveled to Guatemala where they helped the organization Constru Casa build a house for an impoverished family.

Biology Student Named Fulbright Summer Participant

A first-year biology student has been selected as a Fulbright summer institute participant.


Nebraska Wesleyan University Awards Degrees

Dr. Fred Ohles, President of Nebraska Wesleyan University, awarded degrees to approximately 500 undergraduate and graduate students during Nebraska Wesleyan University’s 124th annual commencement held Saturday, May 18.


English Professor Honored With NWU Scholar Award

Sarah Kelen, associate professor of English, has been awarded the NWU Scholar Award.


History Professor Honored for Internationalizing Campus

Nebraska Wesleyan University history professor Meghan Winchell has been awarded the White Award for Internationalization.


Biology Professor Wins Faculty Teaching Award

Students in Garry Duncan’s biology classes are expected to come to class with their reading assignments and questions already completed.


Student Uses Her Art to Raise Awareness of Domestic Violence

Three thousand five hundred sixty thumbtacks.


Third NWU Student Wins Fulbright Scholarship

A third Nebraska Wesleyan University student has won a Fulbright Scholarship.