Kanoa Greene (’01) is modeling a more welcoming way forward for the outdoor industry—and inspiring thousands to get onboard.
Prof. David Mickey (’39) authored the first three volumes of NWU’s history. Filling his shoes for volume four is Prof. Jim Schaffer.
Dr. Michael (Black) Geci (’83) put a black-market drug under a pharmaceutical microscope. Then things got a little weird.
As statues fall, art preservationist Stephen Grunnet (’96) sifts through America’s complicated rubble.
A horticulturist and historian, Ryan Dostal (’13) tends to the strange fruit of American enslavement.
Hospice nurse Erin (Benham) Pommeranz (’05) turns to poetry to process death in the time of COVID-19.
Students spark a transformation in school spirit.
NWU’s artists and performers show us what it means to adapt to new circumstances.
A tornado flung Lynda Leopold (’71) into a lifetime of physical rehab. Her gung-ho grit spun her into a masters athlete.
What do we see when we examine the pandemic through an interdisciplinary lens?
Nate Schimonitz (’20) started his senior year stovetop-hot. Then he turned up the gas.
One alumnus sets out to engineer happier hospitals.
Ed Williams (’64) has forever moved the way the world measures mass.
Emeriti professors have much to teach in (and about) retirement.
Sinking into the Climb
For Dr. Paul Craig (’74), lifting up a friend involved sinking into the Alaska mud.
Caretaker in Chief
Nebraska Wesleyan University has a new president. And he’s excited to meet you.
In Defense of Title Defenses
What’s it like to defend an NCAA III national championship? Two coaches speak from experience.
A Flood of Uneasy Questions
Artist Micheal Two Bulls painted Nebraska’s flood before it happened.
You won’t believe how good we are at disbelieving evidence.
Seeing Shaka Taylor
The greatest running back in NWU history didn’t always see himself playing college football.
The Great Givers-back
Meet the ferociously caring woman behind NWU nursing.
Translate to Success
President Fred Ohles gives the entire Nebraska Wesleyan community a common language.
A most remarkable woman plays theatre’s most remarkable leading man.
Growing up American
In migrant children, we read an important chapter of America’s story.
What does it take to get masterfully good?
Out of the Woods
On walks near his South Carolina cabin, one alumnus kept coming back to NWU.
The Habits of Heart and Mind
Can the American university help salvage American civility?
Art of the Rebound
Life’s full of missed shots. And each one is a rebound up for grabs.
NWU’s Four-point General
A former Prairie Wolf leads an uphill fight against the high-flying Harlem Globetrotters.
The Poet’s Papers
A beloved professor’s collection now calls Cochrane-Woods Library home.
NWU stands at the peak of NCAA Div. III men’s basketball.
Can a small seed company compete in the big world of crop genetics?
For this former NWU cheerleader, winning comes after the cheering stops.
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?
Chief Standing Bear walked 1,500 miles for his people. An NWU art major puts herself in his shoes.
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.
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.
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.
Meet NWU’s very first MSN/MBA graduate.
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.
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.
With both feet in NCAA Division III, NWU can stand on its principles.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Forget bleeps and blips. The symphonic music behind today’s video games wields cinematic power.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prairie Wolves basketball is first NWU women's team to go global with trip to Estonia.