Oct
17
Thursday
1:20pm
Callen Conference Center

The fall Visiting Writers Series begins with author Lauren Haldeman. 

Haldeman is the author of Instead of Dying (winner of the 2017 Colorado Prize for Poetry),Calenday, and The Eccentricity is Zero. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in PoetryTin House,The Colorado ReviewThe Iowa ReviewFenceGulf Coast among others.  A graphic novelist and poet, she’s received an Iowa Arts Fellowship, a Sustainable Arts Foundation Award and fellowships from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. 

The free reading will be held in Callen Conference Center, located on the lower level of the Smith-Curtis Administration Building.


NWU Crowns Homecoming Royalty

Morgan Shipley and Austin Ragland were crowned the 2019 homecoming king and queen at Nebraska Wesleyan University. 

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Musical Theatre Major Balances “Newsies” With National Performance Opportunity

It’s a balancing act.

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Oct
17
Thursday
1:20pm
Olin B Lecture Hall

The fall International Film Series continues with the drama, "The Year My Parents Went on Vacation."

A 12-year-old Brazilian boy who longs to see his team win out over Italy in the 1970 World Cup match finds his entire world turned upside down as his left-wing parents are forced into hiding and he is sent to live with his grandfather in São Paulo's Bom Retiro district. Though his country is being held in the grip of a military dictatorship and the war in Vietnam is raging abroad, young Mauro can't seem to think about anything else but the upcoming World Cup match between Brazil and Italy. If Jairzinho, Pelé, and company can just win their third World Cup title, team Brazil will earn their third star on the strip -- a feat that no other team in the history of the sport has ever managed to accomplish. When his Catholic mother and Jewish father are suddenly forced to go "on holiday," young Mauro is swept out of his middle-class existence in Minas Gerais and taken to stay with his paternal grandfather in bustling Bom Retiro. A multi-ethnic district in which Jews, Arabs, and Greeks all live side by side, Bom Retiro begins to heat up with World Cup fever as things both at home and abroad all seem to be spiraling toward disaster. 

The film is free and open to the public.


Oct
17
Thursday
1:20pm
Olin B Lecture Hall

The fall International Film Series continues with the documentary, "City of Ghosts."

This documentary from Matthew Heineman goes behind enemy lines in Syria to follow the citizen journalist collective "Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently" as they attempt to expose the human rights violations by ISIS and fight the terrorist group's misinformation campaigns in their home country.


U.S. News Names NWU a Top Regional University

U.S. News & World Report has named Nebraska Wesleyan University a top regional university. 

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Oct
17
Thursday
1:20pm
O'Donnell Auditorium

The annual Visions & Ventures Symposium begins the nationally acclaimed "The Defamation Experience." 

The program begins with a riveting courtroom drama that explores the highly charged issues of race, class, religion, gender and the law with a twist: the audience is the jury.

Combined with an audience deliberation and a facilitated discussion, The Defamation Experience provides an opportunity for attendees to engage in civil discourse about the most pressing social issues of our day.

The two-hour program is free and open to the public. O'Donnell Auditorium is located inside the Rogers Center for Fine Arts at 50th Street and Huntington Ave.


Oct
17
Thursday
1:20pm
Olin B Lecture Hall

The fall International Film Series — hosted by the Department of Modern Languages — begins with the biography/comedy/drama from the UK, "Pride."

Pride is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It's the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers is on strike, prompting a London-based group of gay and lesbian activists to raise money to support the strikers' families. Initially rebuffed by the Union, the group identifies a tiny mining village in Wales and sets off to make their donation in person. As the strike drags on, the two groups discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all.

The films are free and open to the public. Olin B Lecture Hall is located one block east of 50th Street and Saint Paul Ave.


NWU Celebrates New Student Enrollment Record

Last year Nebraska Wesleyan University enrolled its largest class of new students. That record has been broken again.

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Gilman Scholarships Send Two Abroad for Fall Semester

Two Nebraska Wesleyan University seniors have each been awarded a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad for the fall semester.

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