Archways Magazine Archives

Haywire!

Brace yourself for chaos.

A Visit from God

Twin hurricanes test the mettle of a Virgin Islands alumna.

Something in Me

A born leader transitions from catching pitches to catching bad guys.

Introducing Bold Designs

Together, we launch the campaign for Nebraska Wesleyan University.

The Mood of Bees

Pollinators are in peril. Can NWU beekeepers step in?

Made Human

Chief Standing Bear walked 1,500 miles for his people. An NWU art major puts herself in his shoes.

Groundbreaking News

NWU breaks ground on the centerpiece of an emerging campaign.

A Lover’s War

The art of social protest rises strongest from a place of love.

Draw Me a Map

When a studio assignment goes viral, an NWU art major draws a new route to understanding sexual violence.

Travels of a Stay-at-home Dad

See what happens when “staying home with the kids” means moving to Tanzania.

Fail Harder

The alumna behind IMomSoHard has some advice for parents: Quit with the perfection act.

Creatures Great and Small

Could the biggest thing in elephant conservation be a honey bee?

The Matter of Lives

Lincoln’s new police chief calls on the city to rally together.

A Life, But of the Most Bizarre Kind

Art and science throw strange sparks when a surgeon in training turns to poetry.

I Am Not Afraid

An alumnus who grew up halfway between the towns of Champion and Last Chance won’t back away from the NFL’s win-now expectations.

Trustworthy Intelligence

Decorated Air Force colonel shifts from analyzing military intelligence to teaching business savvy.

A Robe by Another Name

When the class of 1970 refused to dress up, they got dressed down. And a beloved professor donned the role of protector.

American Trailblazer

Meet NWU’s very first MSN/MBA graduate.

Unmanned

Are robots our ruin? Or is this automation for the people?

Goals in Sight

To know what motivates Olympian Missy Franklin, meet the alumnus she calls Dr. Mike.

The Awkward Phase

In her first book, this NWU comic lets others bring the funny.

The Lesser Angels of Our Nature

The future is brightest for those unafraid of the dark.

Warning: The Education You Are about to Receive May Include Periods of Discomfort

What happens when the light of education leads to a dark place?

From “The Walking Dead” to the Singing Life

Actor Emily Kinney (’06) turns from TV to pop, and comes out swinging.

Biocourage

Across the country, the 2014 Ebola outbreak sparked panic. In Omaha, it sparked resolve.

The Bard and the Bibliophiles

Four centuries after his death, alumni collectors bring Shakespeare near enough to touch.

Hear to Learn

Advocates speak up for classroom hearing.

Solid Footing

With both feet in NCAA Division III, NWU can stand on its principles.

Bomb-sniffing Science

Clean science fights dirty bombs.

This Is How Power Works

It fools. It hurts. It wins. Three experts speak out on race, violence and political survival in America.

Dismantling the Unabomber

Meet the man who caught terrorist Ted Kaczynski.

Be Dexterous and Deft

Learn the "stupid joke" that turned Zach Splittgerber into a minor Chinese celebrity.

Forty Minutes of Fast

Full-throttle basketball pushes NWU fans to their feet.

The Nebraska Man

NWU’s philosophy professor was notoriously quiet about what he experienced in 1918. But before his death, he opened up to a student and close friend—giving us a rare glimpse of a WWI veteran of tremendous courage.

Honey, I Smell Flowers

What does it take to recover from a traumatic brain injury? For one alumna, the answer is a strong mother and a contractual obligation to do your therapy.

The Drive to Play

College football’s only player with cystic fibrosis stayed on the field so his parents could have a much-needed timeout.

Risk

From heart surgeons to war fighters, NWU alumni are no strangers to risky business.

Keeping the Faith

A young alumna reflects on the accomplishments of "Mama Beth" and a generation of feminists.

How to Dress a Chimp

One alumna threads her way to Hollywood.

From Crisis to College Ready

An administrator with a knack for turnarounds turns his eye to Oakland.

Mixed Media Leadership

The alumna leading the National Endowment of the Arts is equally comfortable in studios and boardrooms.

Man in Wolf’s Clothing

Meet the man behind the mask of NWU’s new costume.

Everyone’s Architect

His NWU teaching career went up in flames. Then A. W. Woods rebuilt himself as Lincoln’s most versatile architect.

A Talent for Talent

A behind-the-scenes lineman steps forward as the Bucs’ new GM.

Movie Review: Soft Touch Untangles “Devil’s Knot”

NWU student shines darkly beside Witherspoon and Firth.

Value Added

NWU expands its business offerings with an MBA and more.

Little Prop of Horrors

Step backstage for a peek inside the belly of NWU Theatre’s man-eating plant.

High Score

Forget bleeps and blips. The symphonic music behind today’s video games wields cinematic power.

New Threads

NWU refashions higher education with an ambitious new curriculum.

For a Friend

See what one NWU custodian was willing to sacrifice to help a friend.

The Watchful Citizen

A controversial pipeline proposal reveals what’s beneath Nebraskans’ surface.

Stick Handling

Patrick Dougherty’s art is difficult to categorize. Imagine Dr. Suess, Henry David Thoreau and Frank Gehry in a single, soft-spoken human being. See what happens when he teams up with 11 NWU art majors.

Increased Grade

A steeper MCAT exam might be good news for NWU’s aspiring physicians.

Prairie Wolves Add Swim Teams

NWU pursues a new pool of student-athletes.

Improv Action Hero

One alumna comedian shows a heroic ability to improvise.

Dry Numbers

What happens to Nebraska’s economy if the drought returns this summer?

Made in Nebraska

Alumni in Nebraska offer up a full plate of the good life.

Eight-Man Men

Three small-town Nebraskans from eight-man high schools team up to dominate the GPAC.

MLK and NWU

Explore Nebraska Wesleyan’s influence on America’s most influential reverend.

Slow Text Movement

Powerful research tools may produce instant results. But powerful researchers don’t.

Happy Thoughts

Happiness doesn't get the thought it deserves. We can fix that.

Physicist on Fire

Prof. Dean Sieglaff warms up your winter with some red-hot fireplace physics.

O Pioneers!

Prairie Wolves basketball is first NWU women's team to go global with trip to Estonia.

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