NWU Families Blog

How We Share COVID-19 Information


Nebraska Wesleyan University prepared thoroughly for students’ return to campus and put into place the necessary protocols to deal with the pandemic. That work included plans to keep the entire campus community up to date with reliable information.

Each Monday, the university sends an email to all students, faculty and staff regarding the number of positive COVID-19 cases and recoveries from the previous week, as well as the total number of positive cases and recoveries since tracking began on August 3.

Keys to Successful Adaptation

By Jodi Ryter

Without a doubt, the pandemic has impacted teaching and learning at NWU this fall. Every instructor needed to consider how to adapt course delivery to achieve learning outcomes and maintain in-person on-campus engagement while accounting for a classroom capacity less than the total course enrollment.

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Nebraska Wesleyan CAREs

By Candice Howell

Nebraska Wesleyan faculty and staff are invested in our students’ academic progress and personal growth. We have found that a friendly face, a listening ear and a caring heart can often help our students get in touch with the appropriate campus resources in their time of need. For more than two and a half decades, we’ve coordinated a significant amount of our assistance to students through our CARE (Concern, Assessment, Research and Education) Team.

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Understanding NWU’s Quarantine Protocols

—By Jennifer Agee

Protecting public health and ensuring our ability to hold in-person classes require that we do everything we can to decrease the spread of COVID-19.

Nebraska Wesleyan University has developed quarantine protocols to protect students and the public. We want you and your student to understand why these protocols exist and how to follow them when asked.

Two kinds of quarantine

NWU has developed two types of quarantine in response to different levels of exposure. We call them “big Q” and “little q” quarantines.

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Opportunities to Connect

—By Sarah Kelen

Connecting to new people and spaces can be a challenge during any transition, let alone in a transition during a pandemic. For some students, it takes a little extra coaching to make the first step, but often the following steps are easier. As you visit with your students, remind them that true connections take time, effort and often require us to step outside of our comfort zone. Now is the time to try something new!

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How We Keep Our Community Safe

—by Sarah Kelen, vice president for student life

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