School Counselors’ Blog

NWU Now Offers Test-optional Scholarships

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Nebraska Wesleyan University launched its test-optional admission option a few years ago. We started it because research shows us a GPA earned over years of coursework is more predictive of students’ academic success than a single test score.

This year, as many students were unable to take the ACT or SAT, several colleges and universities responded with similar admission policies. That’s good news—both for those students who couldn’t take the test, and for those whose scores may not reflect their true ability.

Darrin Good Named NWU’s 17th President

Dr. Darrin Good has been named the 17th President of Nebraska Wesleyan University. He begins at a time when the university is building unprecedented momentum with record enrollment and a $62 million investment in student learning and experiences.

“Dr. Good is an energetic, values-based leader, who is a sincere advocate for the liberal arts,” said Susan Gourley, chair of NWU’s Board of Governors. “He is a champion for diversity and inclusion efforts, as evidenced not only through his vocational journey but through his personal values and qualities.”

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NWU opens new $29 million science facility

by Bill Motzer, vice president for enrollment

Great news for your students with interests in the sciences. The spring semester marks the opening of Nebraska Wesleyan University’s Duane W. Acklie Hall of Science.

The new $29 million facility houses NWU’s departments of biology, chemistry and psychology. With its state-of-the-art equipment, instrumentation and lab spaces, it’s the perfect place for the way our students learn in the sciences today.

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Winter events feature scholarships for students in the arts and STEM

January 22 and February 12 are our next two on-campus scholarship events. These events are customized for students with different academic interests. They give students and families great access to professors and alumni professionals who are thriving in their fields.

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NWU brings scholarship events to Kansas City and Denver

Do you work with students in the Kansas City or Denver areas? Be sure to let them know about exciting upcoming scholarship opportunities with Nebraska Wesleyan University.

Just like our on-campus events, every student who attends our event in Kansas City or Denver meets NWU alumni, faculty and staff and receives a scholarship worth thousands over their four years at NWU. Our event scholarships stack on top of Nebraska Wesleyan’s academic awards and acceptance grants for out-of-state students to increase Nebraska Wesleyan’s value even higher.

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NWU takes back-to-back 'Nursing Student of the Year' awards

Nebraska Wesleyan University’s nursing program has a sterling reputation. And that reputation is growing.

Last year, the March of Dimes honored one NWU professor (Prof. Sue Gabriel) and two NWU students (Sydney Wergin and Cassie Newton) as Nebraska Nurses of the Year.

And this year, NWU added another Nebraska Nursing Student of the Year in Katie Noble of Grand Island, Neb.

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