Academics

Spring Academic Honors List Announced

Nebraska Wesleyan University has announced its Academic Honors List for the spring semester of the 2017-2018 academic year. A student must have a minimum grade point average of 3.75 (on a 4.00 scale) for 12 or more hours of coursework to qualify for the list. 

Students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences earning academic honors list recognition include: 

 

ALASKA

Juneau

NataliaSpengler

 

ARIZONA

Oro Valley

Lauren Laass

 

COLORADO

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Seven Inducted Into Huge Society

Seven Nebraska Wesleyan University students have been inducted into the Huge Society.

The induction ceremony, held October 8, honored students who received support from the Harry (’59) and Reba Huge Foundation. Nebraska Wesleyan’s Huge Society connects the academic expertise and intellectual talents of the student scholars through service projects and activities developed in collaboration with the foundation and NWU to promote cultural diversity and build community within the organization, the campus and across international borders.

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U.S. News Names NWU a Top Regional University

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

NWU is ranked among the top 10 percent of the colleges and universities named to the Regional Universities – Midwest category in the annual college rankings, which were released September 13.

Nebraska Wesleyan ranked 15th on the list of 156 schools. NWU joins Creighton University, Butler University, Drake University, and Drury University who were also named to the Regional Universities list.

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Two NWU Students Awarded Prestigious Gilman Scholarship to Study Abroad

Two Nebraska Wesleyan University students have been selected to receive a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad.

Carlin Daharsh, a junior Spanish and political science major from Gothenburg, will spend the fall semester at the Universidad Casa Grande-Guayaquil in Ecuador. Anna Donley, a junior Spanish and psychology major from Lincoln will spend the 2016-2017 academic year at Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla in Mexico.

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Students Spend Month in Rwanda to Witness Post-Conflict Reconstruction

Two years ago Gerise Herndon led a group of Nebraska Wesleyan students to Rwanda for the university’s first faculty-led trip to Africa.

Students described the experience as “life-changing” as they witnessed a post-conflict country in the process of reconstruction.

Herndon wanted more NWU students have the same experience. She’ll lead another group to Rwanda on May 30 where they will spend a month immersing themselves in the culture and participate in internships.

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Program Supports Students for Success in STEM

Five years ago Nebraska Wesleyan University was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation to help increase its efforts in recruiting and matriculating minority students in the science, technology, engineering and math fields.

The program — called the Louis Stokes Alliance in Minority Participation (LSAMP) — is helping 15 Nebraska Wesleyan students who are exploring careers in the health field.

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Thirty-Eight Inducted into New Huge Society

Thirty-eight Nebraska Wesleyan University students and alumni were inducted into the Huge Society on October 25.

The inaugural induction ceremony honored students who received support from the Harry (’59) & Reba Huge Foundation. Nebraska Wesleyan’s Huge Society connects the academic expertise and intellectual talents of the student scholars through service projects and activities developed in collaboration with the foundation and NWU to promote cultural diversity and build community within the organization, the campus and across international borders.

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No Major, No Problem: New Integrative Studies Major Gives Students Opportunity to Design Own Career Path

It’s not uncommon for some new students to have little idea about what they want to study in college. Others come already knowing their exact career path. And some think they know until a new class or experience piques their interest and turns them down a new academic path.

Nebraska Wesleyan University junior Addison Miller moved to college from Colorado Springs, Colo., with plans to play football and follow in his father’s footsteps by studying psychology and business.

But early in his first year Miller suffered a major injury that ended his football career.

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Two NWU Arts Students Receive National Honors

Two Nebraska Wesleyan University art students received top honors at the Nebraska National Undergraduate Juried Art Exhibition held this fall.

Marissa Boyer, a junior, and Katie Samson, a senior, both of Omaha, were awarded first place prizes at the exhibition, which features 30 of the best undergraduate student artists from across the country. Boyer exhibited a sculpture and Samson exhibited an oil painting.

In September their work was displayed in the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Fall Visiting Writers Series Features Poets, Fiction Writer

Nebraska Wesleyan University has announced its schedule and featured writers for the fall Visiting Writers Series.

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