NWU Families Blog

This Fall’s Remote Finish


—By Jodi Ryter

Even as your student finishes the semester remotely, campus resources remain at the ready to serve them.

Professors, advisors, coaches and residential education coordinators are just an email, phone call or virtual meeting away.

Technology Recommendations

—by Patrick Hayden-Roy, associate provost for integrative and experiential learning

Nebraska Wesleyan faculty are busy planning enhanced instruction to meet the unique challenges of in-person classes this fall.

We’ll support our face-to-face experiences with a full array of instructional resources on our online Canvas course site. Canvas allows students to conveniently access course materials, keep up with assignments, hear lectures they may have missed, submit and receive materials electronically and interact with their professors and classmates.

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Move-in Day Details

—by Brandi Sestak, assistant dean for student success and residential education

Ever wonder how approximately 900 students move onto campus over just a few days? It’s not easy, even in “normal” circumstances!

At NWU we’re developing as smooth of a move-in process as possible, keeping in mind proper social distancing and other health guidelines. We in Residential Education are grateful for your patience as we’ve finalized these plans this spring and summer.

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From the Provost: Notes on Pass/Fail Policies

When you and your student made the decision about a Nebraska Wesleyan University education, you expected academic excellence, personalized attention and plentiful rich experiences. Our commitment to those core values has not stopped even though we’re apart.

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5 Ways to Care for Your Mental Health in Uncertain Times

Nebraska Wesleyan University Counseling Services offers individual therapy and mental health outreach programming for NWU students. We are committed to student mental health and are providing telehealth therapy services for current NWU students during the remainder of the spring 2020 semester. Students should contact the Counseling Center at 402.465.2464 or counseling [at] nebrwesleyan.edu for more information.

Here are five ways you can tend to your mental health during uncertain times.

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What’s a Parent to Do?

I have always understood that parenting is hard … that balancing my emotions and needs with the emotions and needs of my children is complicated.

Now, as the parent of two college-aged women who have recently and somewhat abruptly returned to the “nest,” we are again encountering the need to recognize conflicting emotions.

My daughters have grown into independent, intelligent adults. They enjoy their freedom; they control their own schedules; and they thrive on the relationships and activities they’ve discovered on their college campuses.

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