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Nebraska Wesleyan has launched "Bold Designs," a $62 million campaign to raise funds for premier learning spaces, scholarships, recruitment of faculty, and life-changing student experiences.

NWU Launches $62 Million "Bold Designs" Campaign

Every day, NWU professors teach their students to be bold. To imagine possibilities. To build and create.

That boldness stands at the heart of Nebraska Wesleyan’s mission. One hundred thirty years ago, a group of visionaries saw potential in an empty field of sunflowers. They did more than imagine. They laid the foundation of a great university. Today, we work to live by the lessons of our founders and our faculty. To do more than imagine. To be bold in the things we build and create.

The Duane W. Acklie Hall of Science is the university's first academic building to be constructed on campus in decades. The facility will house the biology, chemistry and psychology programs and is scheduled to open in early 2019.

Momentum Marks the Start of NWU's New Academic Year

Momentum.

That’s how Nebraska Wesleyan University President Fred Ohles describes the new academic year.

“We have lots to celebrate,” said Ohles. “There’s no better time than now to ensure that our current momentum is sustained.”

Members of the Acklie family are the first to sign a beam to the Duane W. Acklie Hall of Science.

NWU Breaks Ground on Duane W. Acklie Hall of Science

Nebraska Wesleyan University broke ground Tuesday, April 4 on a new science center named after a cherished member of the Lincoln community who was known for his service, entrepreneurship and philanthropy.

Terri Seier, an English major from Petersburg, Neb., is spending the spring semester at Providence University in Taiwan. She was awarded the Freeman-ASIA Award to assist with her study abroad expenses.

Freeman-ASIA Award Sends Sophomore to Taiwan to Study Language, Culture

“The moment I walked into my first Chinese class, I knew that it was a language I wanted to stick with,” recalled Nebraska Wesleyan University sophomore Terri Seier.

Now Seier is stepping into a Chinese class in Taiwan, thanks to a Freeman-ASIA Award she received in December.

President Fred Ohles presents Kim McLaughlin, assistant director of Student Health Services, with the university's CORE Award. The award recognizes a staff member whose efforts and contributions significantly exceed expectations.

McLaughlin Honored for Compassionately Serving Student Health Needs

For nearly 20 years, Kim McLaughlin has helped nurse NWU students back to good health, treating them for colds, flu, sore throats, trips and falls, and other medical calemities.

"Her affable demeanor, warm regard for individuals and diligence to duty has resulted in students and staff trusting, respecting and admiring her," said Pete Armstrong, dean of students. 

NWU professor Gerise Herndon has been selected for this year's Faculty Scholarship Presentation Award. Her presentation, "Transforming Trauma: Art and Healing after Genocide," will be held January 24 at 6 p.m.

Professor to Discuss how Genocide Survivors Express Pain, Healing Through Art

Nebraska Wesleyan University professor Gerise Herndon has conducted extensive research on Rwandan genocide survivors and through that research she’s learned the role of art in their healing.

Herndon will share her research and experiences during the Faculty Scholarship Presentation on Wednesday, January 24 at 6 p.m. The annual presentation highlights the scholarship of NWU faculty.