U.S. News Names NWU a Top Regional University

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

The Emmy-nominated Nebraska Wesleyan University Choir concludes its annual winter tour with a home concert. The tour included concert performances in five states including Nebraska, Missouri, Tennessee, Arkansas and Iowa.

The 90-minute program will feature both sacred and secular pieces; music of the world including pieces sung in German, Italian, and Korean; and music of the season including the choir's signature piece, Malcolm Sargent's "Silent Night."

The Emmy-nominated Nebraska Wesleyan University Choir kicks off its annual winter tour with a concert in Milford, Neb. The tour will include concert performances in five states including Nebraska, Missouri, Tennessee, Arkansas and Iowa.

The 90-minute program will feature both sacred and secular pieces; music of the world including pieces sung in German, Italian, and Korean; and music of the season including the choir's signature piece, Malcolm Sargent's "Silent Night."

The concert will be held at Milford United Methodist Church, 610 2nd Street. Free-will offering.

Mary Hickman, visiting professor of English, has been selected as this year's presenter at the annual Faculty Scholarship Presentation. 

Hickman's lecture, "Rayfish, Writing Across the Disciplines" will be held in Olin B Lecture Hall, located one block east of 50th Street and St. Paul Ave.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

Senior political science majors Evan Mathers and Ryan Klute received a Student-Faculty Collaborative Research Grant to travel to Scotland to study the impact of 16-year-old voters on elections.

Students Travel to Scotland to Study World's Youngest Voters

Voting is an enormous responsibility at the age of 18. Imagine being granted the right at 16.

In 2015, Scotland lowered its voting age to 16-years-old — the youngest voters across the globe.

“Sixteen and 17-year-olds are not too far from our age,” said Nebraska Wesleyan University senior political science major Evan Mathers.

Sophomores Michaela Wells and Laurel Withee traveled to Flint, Michigan, to distribute 15,000 bottles of water over two days last summer.

Students Travel to Flint, Michigan to Explore Water Crisis

Sophomores Michaela Wells and Laurel Withee recognized Earth Week last April by attending at lecture about the Flint, Michigan water crisis. Little did they know a 60-minute lecture would lead them to an 11-hour drive.

President Fred Ohles will deliver the lecture, "What It Means To Be An American." 

Ohles' lecture will address our shared obligations as Americans and topics will include the U.S. Constitution, the rule of law, and respect for differences. He will also talk about moving forward together after the presidential election.

We will also recognize our veterans.

Refreshments will be available following the lecture.

German Professor Named "Exemplary Teacher"

Laura Franz may be a part-time German instructor, but she gives her students full-time attention.

Senior Carlie Pickrel had the opportunity to present her research on the Epstein-Barr Virus at the West Coast Biological Science Undergraduate Conference in San Diego, Calif.

Biology Major Spends NWU Career Studying Epstein-Barr Virus

"Coming into college I didn’t know much about scientific research," said senior Carlie Pickrel.

Little did she know she would spend much of her Nebraska Wesleyan undergraduate experience conducting research through Nebraska’s Idea Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE).

'Tis the season to celebrate! Join Nebraska Wesleyan alumni, parents and friends for a holiday gathering in Omaha.

Complimentary appetizers and beverages will be provided.

Lauritzen Gardens is located at 100 Bancroft Street in Omaha.

RSVP for you and your guest(s) by December 5 to 402.465.2568 or alumni [at] nebrwesleyan.edu

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