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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.

As a self-described "big time football fan," senior Brittany Pair knew an internship with the NFL Players Association would give her valuable experiences for a career in sports management.

Internship Takes Sport Management Major Behind the Scenes of the NFL

Brittany Pair grew up in Longmont, Colo. passionately cheering on her Denver Broncos.

So when she learned of a competitive internship opportunity with the NFL’s Player Association (NFLPA), the self-described “big time football fan” and sport management major knew it was an opportunity she couldn’t pass up even if it meant leaving school mid-semester.

Nebraska Wesleyan Provost Graciela Caneiro-Livingston thanks Sue Raftery, associate vice president of academic affairs at Metropolitan Community College, on a new partnership between the two schools, which will open more doors to bachelor's degree complet

NWU Partners With Metropolitan Community College to Boost Bachelor's Degree Completion

Nebraska Wesleyan University is expanding its partnerships with area community colleges in an effort to open more doors to bachelor’s degree completion.

Nebraska Wesleyan University President Fred Ohles and Metropolitan Community College President Randy Schmailzl have signed a formal agreement for the NWU Pathways Scholarship Program.

Nebraska Wesleyan junior Angel Geller will spend the spring semester in New Zealand where she will study art as well as create a self-published magazine that will reflect her experience as an UmonHon woman immersed in a different indigenous culture.

Gilman Scholarship Winner to Study Art, Indigenous Culture in New Zealand

The United States has 566 federally recognized Indian tribes that have a common history, common government relations and a common bond.

“I’m intrigued by the idea of going to a different country on the other side of the world that has an indigenous community I have no ties to,” said Nebraska Wesleyan University junior Angel Geller, a member of the Omaha tribe.