Carter Lyons, a junior mathematics and physics major, is one of just 211 undergraduates in the country to win the prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship. He is the eighth NWU student to win the honor.

Math, Physics Major Becomes NWU's 8th Goldwater Scholar

A Nebraska Wesleyan University junior has been awarded the prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship.

Thanks to a gift from the Pearle Francis Finigan Foundation, a professional LED lighting system has been installed in O'Donnell Auditorium to enhance the experience for both the performers and the audience.

Bold Designs Campaign Lights Up O'Donnell Auditorium

Liana Sandin (’81) fondly remembers the many hours she spent on the O’Donnell Auditorium stage.

“I was in a lot of things,” Sandin recalled of her involvement in choirs, operas and even serving as an usher at other events hosted in the auditorium. “O’Donnell means performance to me.”

Fred Ohles will retire as president of Nebraska Wesleyan University on July 1, 2019. During his tenure, he has positioned Nebraska Wesleyan for continued success through enrollment strength, new academic programs and experiences, new and improved faciliti

President Ohles Announces Retirement

After more than a decade of leading Nebraska Wesleyan University, President Fred Ohles has announced his decision to retire. Ohles will retire on July 1, 2019.

Music Professor Named Exemplary Teacher

Amy Spears staged a mock school board hearing for her secondary music students to help them better understand issues they could face as music educators regarding music program funding.

Last spring Spears invited the campus to an afternoon rock concert starring non-music majors who she taught to write music and learn new instruments.

NWU alumnna Trang Ho Morton ('06) returns to campus along with her husband, Matthew Morton, to deliver this year's Curtis Lecture on Public Leadership. Trang Morton graduated from NWU with degrees in political science, Spanish and international affairs. While at NWU, she won both a Truman Scholarship and the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. She earned her master's degree in Latin American Studies from the University of Oxford and is now a planning specialist at the Fund to End Violence Against Children for UNICEF.

Senior psychology major Malik Morris was honored with the Mary Butler Award, which honors a student of color who enriches the campus through extracurricular involvement, leadership, responsibility and concern for others. He is pictured with Mary Butler, w

Three Honored as Advocates for Diversity

A Nebraska Wesleyan University professor, vice president and student have each been honored as Advocates for Diversity.

Sue Wortmann, associate professor of sociology, TJ McDowell, vice president for campus community, and Malik Morris, a senior psychology major, were each recognized during the university’s Martin Luther King celebration on January 19.

The day the stars fell, two lives changed forever. High schoolers Mitsuha and Taki are complete strangers living separate lives. But one night, they suddenly switch places. Mitsuha wakes up in Taki's body, and he in hers. This bizarre occurrence continues to happen randomly, and the two must adjust their lives around each other. Yet, somehow, it works. They build a connection and communicate by leaving notes, messages, and more importantly, an imprint.

The International Film Series continues with the 2011 German drama, "Young Goethe in Love." The young and tumultuous Johann Goethe aspires to be a poet but after failing his law exams, is sent by his father to a sleepy provincial court to mend his ways. At first, he tries to do his best and wins the praise and friendship of his superior Kestner. But then Lotte enters his life and nothing is the same as before. However, Johann is unaware that Lotte is in fact already promised by her father to Kestner.

Hate speech, discrimination, and bullying remain pervasive problems that negatively impact individuals, relationships, organizations, and communities. Coping with discrimination presents unique challenges, as victims who report their experiences risk further stigmatization or backlash, and they may receive insufficient support. However, victims who remain silent often incur additional emotional and physical distress, and their experiences are rendered invisible.

Terri Seier, an English major from Petersburg, Neb., is spending the spring semester at Providence University in Taiwan. She was awarded the Freeman-ASIA Award to assist with her study abroad expenses.

Freeman-ASIA Award Sends Sophomore to Taiwan to Study Language, Culture

“The moment I walked into my first Chinese class, I knew that it was a language I wanted to stick with,” recalled Nebraska Wesleyan University sophomore Terri Seier.

Now Seier is stepping into a Chinese class in Taiwan, thanks to a Freeman-ASIA Award she received in December.

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