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Nebraska Wesleyan's 128th commencement was held Saturday, May 6. Nearly 500 undergraduate and graduate degrees were awarded.

NWU Confers Nearly 500 Degrees

Nebraska Wesleyan University awarded degrees to 489 undergraduate and graduate students at its 128th commencement on Saturday, May 6.

Antwan Wilson, Chancellor of Washington D.C. Public Schools and Nebraska Wesleyan alumnus, delivered the commencement address. He was presented with an Honorary Doctor of Pedagogy degree. Honorary degrees was also presented to James P. Abel, chairman and CEO of NEBCO, Inc., Honorary Doctor of Laws degree, and Marilyn Moore, retired president of Bryan College of Health Sciences, Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.

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.

Savannah Lopez, a sophomore criminal justice major, spent her spring semester as a participant in the Chicago Center for Urban Life and Culture Program.

Chicago Center Helps NWU Sophomore Turn Windy City Into Her Classroom

When sophomore Savannah Lopez heard that the Chicago Center for Urban Life and Culture was making a visit to campus, she was among the first to make an appointment.

"As they were telling me about their program, I realized that the program was exactly the type of educational experience I wanted,” said Lopez. “I applied that same day."

Members of Nebraska Wesleyan's Pre-Health Club traveled to Haiti in March to gain firsthand international healthcare experience.

Students Find Valuable Experiences in Haiti

Just three days after finishing the academic year, a group of students and faculty traveled over 2,200 miles to continue important lessons.

“This is as much, probably more about Wesleyan learning than Wesleyan doing service,” said Gerise Herndon, an English and gender studies professor. “Haiti is not to be looked upon with pity or as an object of charity.”

Music professor John Spilker is the 2016-2017 Prouty Teaching Award winner.

Music Professor Receives Prouty Teaching Award

At the start of each semester, music and gender studies professor John Spilker invites his students to review and sign a contract titled, “Ground Rules for Class Discussion.”

In signing the contract, students agree to be open-minded during class discussions, learn to recognize and evaluate their own set opinions and then set them aside to promote open, academic dialogue.

Senior Brian Dunic has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to teach English in Germany next year.

Two NWU Students Awarded Prestigious Fulbright Scholarships

Nebraska Wesleyan University student Brian Dunic and alumna Rachel Gordon have each been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to live and teach abroad next year.

The Fulbright Scholarship is the flagship international education program sponsored by the United States government.