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New Pathways Scholarship Supports SCC Students

Nebraska Wesleyan University is partnering with Southeast Community College to open more doors to bachelor’s degree completion.

On Tuesday, October 10, Nebraska Wesleyan University President Fred Ohles and Southeast Community College President Paul Illich signed a formal agreement for the NWU Pathways Scholarship Program.

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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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Beyond Four Walls: Professors Find Creative Ways to Take Class Beyond the Classroom

Classes aren’t confined to four campus walls.

First-year biology classes, for example, use a “flipped classroom” that puts more emphasis on lab and less on traditional lectures.

James Perry takes a criminal justice class to the Lancaster County Corrections Facility to lead a book club with inmates.

Frank Ferraro taught his “Psychological Reactions to Nature” class about the benefits of unplugging and then took his students to the North Laramie River in Wyoming where they lived what they learned.

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Seniors Gain Teaching Experience in Ireland Classrooms

Four Nebraska Wesleyan University education majors are wrapping up a two-month teaching experience that will leave them with a lifetime of memories.

Seniors Hannah Bell of Lincoln, Halie Brandt of Lincoln, Nicki Classen of Alvo and Shauna Owens of Omaha have spent part of the fall semester doing their student teaching in Ireland.

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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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New Skills Lab Provides Realistic Environment for Nursing Students

On the eve before their new academic year, 18 Nebraska Wesleyan University students took a walk down the halls of the Olin Hall of Science basement until they came upon a bright white light.

The stark brightness was the entry to their new home of sorts — a new nursing skills lab for these students who have been accepted into the first cohort of the Pre-Licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

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Third NWU Student Wins Fulbright Scholarship

A third Nebraska Wesleyan University student has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship.

Cassie Criner of Beatrice will spend the next year in Germany where she will teach English.

German has always been an important part of Criner’s life, she said.

“My grandmother was the last one to be able to speak German as her native language,” she said. “It’s a language that I wanted to learn for a long time.”

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Fulbright Commission Selects NWU Sophomore for Summer Institute to Wales

Nebraska Wesleyan University sophomore Gwennan Plouzek is one of 60 college students from the United States and the United Kingdom selected to participate in the prestigious Fulbright Summer Institute.

Beginning June 20, Plouzek will spend six weeks at three internationally renowned Welsh universities where she will explore the culture and heritage of Wales while further developing her research, communication and ambassadorial skills.

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Biological Inquiry Class Turns to Campus Squirrels for Help With Research

They’re playing in the trees. They’re staring at students who walk right by them on the sidewalks. They’re chasing each other around Old Main. Squirrels have been a campus fixture for years.

Now 35 students in the new Introduction to Biological Inquiry class are turning to the campus squirrels for some insight on wildlife habits.

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