Fall Semester to Begin One Week Early

Nebraska Wesleyan University will begin the fall semester in person on Monday, August 17 — one week earlier than originally planned.

Classes will continue on campus until the week of November 23 when the residence halls will close and students will return home for the Thanksgiving holiday. Classes will not be held November 23-27.

The final week of classes will be held remotely November 30-December 4 and will include lectures, small group discussions and instruction of new material. Final exams will be given remotely December 7-11.

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Two NWU Students Win Prestigious Fulbright Scholarships

Two recent Nebraska Wesleyan University graduates have received the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship.

Alison Greenfield of Murray, Neb., and Sam Trofholz of Columbus, Neb., have been awarded the Fulbright Scholarship, the flagship international education exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government.

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Playwriting Class Helps Children Make Sense of Pandemic

Like other NWU professors, Rebecca Boesen found herself in unfamiliar territory when she was asked to pivot mid-semester into a distance-learning model.

Boesen approached the new challenge first with caution and concern for students enrolled in her Playwriting II course.

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May
26
Tuesday
7:17pm
NWU Campus

Commencement Day for the Class of 2020 will be held on the morning of Saturday, August 8 on the Nebraska Wesleyan campus. The morning will include the traditional Final Walk as well as the commencement ceremony.

The university will continue to follow all social distance guidelines imposed by state and local officials. If social distance guidelines prevent us from gathering on August 8, we will postpone commencement again to Saturday, October 3, which is homecoming weekend.

Further details about the August 8 ceremony are forthcoming. Details will be shared here and emailed to graduates (via NWU email address) and to NWU families of grads.


Senior Sweeps State, Regional and National Athletic Training Awards

Call her the triple crown winner of athletic training.

Kelsey Jaeschke has capped off her senior year as just the second Nebraska Wesleyan University student to sweep state, regional and national honors in her field.

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Mozambique to NWU: Transfer Student Nelo Nducuia Embraces Opportunity

Nelo Nducuia is approximately 9,400 miles from home. 

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May
26
Tuesday
7:17pm
Olin B Lecture Hall

The spring International Film Series continues with the 2019 Chinese comedy/drama, The Farewell.

A headstrong Chinese-American woman returns to China when her beloved grandmother is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Billi struggles with her family's decision to keep grandma in the dark about her own illness as they all stage an impromptu wedding to see grandma one last time. 

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


May
26
Tuesday
7:17pm
Callen Conference Center

The spring Visiting Writers Series continues with Jillian Weise, a poet, performance artist and disability rights activist. 

Her first book, The Amputee’s Guide to Sex, was reissued in a 10th anniversary edition with a new preface. The Book of Goodbyes won the 2013 James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets and the 2013 Isabella Gardner Award from BOA Editions. Her speculative novel, The Colony, features Darwin, James Watson and Peter SingerWeise’s essays have appeared in A Public SpaceGranta, The New York Times and Tin House. Her work is anthologized in About Us, The Writers PresenceThe Manifesto ProjectDisability Studies ReaderPlease Excuse this Poem and elsewhere. She’s been awarded residencies from the Fine Arts Work Center, the Fulbright Program and the Lannan Foundation. She worked in editorial at The Paris Review and The Iowa Review. She performs as Tipsy Tullivan across social media. Her fourth book is Cyborg Detective (BOA, 2019).

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

 


May
26
Tuesday
7:17pm
Callen Conference Center

Maria Dahvana Headley is a No. 1 New York Times bestselling author and editor of seven books in a variety of genres, including The Mere Wife (2018) a contemporary retelling of Beowulf.

Her new translation of Beowulf will be released in August by FSG in the USA, and Scribe in the UK. Magonia and Aerie (HarperCollins) are young adult adventure novels set in an imaginary sky kingdom, and she co-edited Unnatural Creatures, a monster story anthology, with Neil Gaiman. Her work has been nominated for The Simpson/Joyce Carol Oates Prize, The World Fantasy Award, the Nebula Award, The Shirley Jackson Award, and The Otherwise Award. Her nonfiction and cultural critique has been seen everywhere from The Daily Beast to the New York Times

Her reading is free and open to the public. Callen Conference Center is located on the lower level of the Smith-Curtis Administration Building.


May
26
Tuesday
7:17pm
Olin B Lecture Hall

The Spring International Film Series begins with the French comedy/drama.

The Béliers are ordinary people: Rodolphe and Gigi are married, have two children and run their farm for a living. Ordinary people? Well, almost... since three of them, Dad, Mum and their son Quentin, are deaf. Which is not the case of the boy's big sister, Paula. And not only can she speak but her music teacher scouts her beautiful voice as well. He offers her to sit for the entrance exam of the Maîtrise de Radio France, a vocal elite choir in Paris. Her parents, who rely on her as their ears and mouth in the outside world, take the news badly. Paula, who hates the idea of betraying her parents and her brother, goes through a painful dilemma.

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