NWU graduates succeed in the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math. For example, 225 alumni went on to earn STEM Ph.D.s since 1920. The STEM Scholars Program will provide more opportunities for others to follow in their footsteps.

National Science Foundation Awards NWU Nearly $650K For Scholarships, Academic Success

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Nebraska Wesleyan University a $649,863 grant that will provide scholarships and academic support to academically-talented science students with financial need.

The William Kloefkorn Nebraska Writers Series welcomes poet Robert Fernandez.

Fernandez holds the Reynolds Chair of Poetry at the University of Nebraska-Kearney. He is the author of three books of poetry, We Are Pharaoh (2011), Pink Reef (2013), and Scarecrow (2016), and co-author of Azure, a book of translations of the poems of Stéphane Mallarmé. He was selected for honors by the Poetry Society of America in 2011 and has also won the Gertrude Stein Award for Innovative Poetry.

This year's Bravo! Bosendorfer Piano Concert features soloist and chamber musician Karen Kushner. A graduate of Northwestern University and The Juilliard School, Kushner has toured internationally, recorded, and taught with the late Igor Kipnis as a member of the Kipnis-Kushner Duo, Piano: Four Hands. She has participated in summer festivals in the U.S., Europe, Spain, France and Poland.

Senior Olivia Finnegan performs her solo show at the Fringe World Festival in Australia.

Study Abroad Experiences Inspire Student's Show at World Theatre Festival

Olivia Finnegan was bitten by the acting bug as a busy seven-year-old girl living in Los Angeles, California.

At 16 she traveled to Mexico with Sister Cities International, an economic development initiative that inspired her to return home and create an after-school program for elementary school students who wrote stories and performed plays about water pollution.

Nebraska Wesleyan's Spring Visiting Writers Series begins with Poet Brenda Shaughnessy, associate professor of English and creative writing at Rutgers University-Newark.

James Perry has been honored for his work with an inmate outreach program that brings together NWU students enrolled in a criminal justice course with inmates at the Nebraska State Penitentiary.

Inmate Outreach Earns Professor "Love of Neighbor" Award

Nine years ago, Associate Professor of Professional Studies James Perry started a book club bringing NWU students together with Nebraska State Penitentiary inmates.

The shared eagerness of their interactions led Perry to expand the club into something more.

Three storytellers, Rohina Malik, Susan Stone and Kim Schultz, will share stories from their own faiths — Christian, Jewish and Muslim — to transcend differences through shared belief in the power of compassion.

A question and answer session will follow their storytelling. This event is free and open to the public.

O'Donnell Auditorium is located in the Rogers Center for Fine Arts at 50th Street and Huntington Ave.

Repeats every day until Fri Mar 17 2017.

Curated by Josh Johnson of Omaha, “Sideways Glance” gathers artwork that requires a slower read. Through installation, paintings, and sculptures, the work included by six artists challenges initial perceptions, as the familiar is jostled out of place by a shift in perspective.

The exhibit features six artists: Qwist Joseph of Riverside, Calif.; Michael Ian Larsen of Lincoln, Emily Newman of Des Moines, Iowa; Erin Schoenbeck of Lincoln, Amanda Smith of Omaha, and Michael Villarreal of Lincoln. 

Nebraska Wesleyan University's Symphonic Band will perform a series of concerts in Nebraska and Colorado during its spring break tour. The tour will include a performance in Boulder, Colo., at First United Methodist Church, 1421 Spruce Street. The concert begins at 7 p.m. 

The 54-member ensemble is under the direction of J. Samuel Zitek. The free concert will include music by Alfred Reed, John Philip Sousa, Kees Vlak, Mark Camphouse, and music from the movie, The Incredibles.

Nebraska Wesleyan University's Symphonic Band will perform a series of concerts in Nebraska and Colorado during its spring break tour. The tour will include a performance in Imperial with Chase County Schools. The free concert begins at 7 p.m. at the school, located at 520 E. Ninth Street.

The 54-member ensemble is under the direction of J. Samuel Zitek. The free concert will include music by Alfred Reed, John Philip Sousa, Kees Vlak, Mark Camphouse, and music from the movie, The Incredibles.

The concert is open to the public.

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