History Department

History Major Curates Exhibit for Germans From Russia International Convention

When Max Martin arrived at Nebraska Wesleyan University, museum curator wasn’t exactly on his list of potential careers.

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Two Students Selected for Prestigious Fulbright Summer Institute

Two Nebraska Wesleyan students have been selected for the Fulbright Summer Institute to the United Kingdom. Emma Peterson, a sophomore athletic training and Spanish major, will participate in the US-UK Fulbright Summer Institute at the University of Bristol. Hunter Smith, a junior history major, will participate in the US-UK Fulbright Summer Institute at Queen’s University Belfast in Northern Ireland.

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Two NWU Students Awarded Prestigious Fulbright Scholarships

Nebraska Wesleyan University student Brian Dunic and alumna Rachel Gordon have each been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to live and teach abroad next year.

The Fulbright Scholarship is the flagship international education program sponsored by the United States government.

Dunic is a senior history and German major who plans to pursue a teaching career. During his NWU career, Dunic has been a member of the cross country and track & field teams, studied abroad for a semester in Germany, and helps teach German at Lincoln Public Schools.

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History Professor Reflects on her Experience in Charleston During Tragic Shootings

On Wednesday, June 17, six Nebraska Wesleyan University faculty, administrators and staff were in Charleston, S.C. — the same day as the tragic Emanuel AME Church shooting, which claimed nine lives.

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NWU History Professor Steve Wills to Present "Tokyo's Burning"

Steve Wills, assistant professor of history, will deliver the Faculty Scholarship Presentation, “Tokyo’s Burning: Fires, Firefighters, and Fighting About Fire in the Shogun's Capitol.”

His lecture will be held Wednesday, March 4 at noon in Olin B Lecture Hall.

Wills specializes in the social and cultural history of cities in early modern Japan, with a particular emphasis on the environmental history of Edo-Tokyo in the 19th century.

He is fluent in Japanese and has lived in Japan where he has taught high school English.

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History Major Selected for Prestigious Summer Fulbright Institute

Two Nebraska Wesleyan University students have been selected for one of the most prestigious selective summer scholarship programs in the world.

Rachael Kirschenmann of Omaha and Rachel Schmitt of Lincoln will each travel to the United Kingdom for the Fulbright Summer Institute.

The Fulbright Summer Institute provides undergraduates with the opportunity to travel to the UK for academic and cultural programs. Nine summer Fulbright programs are offered with three to 10 students selected per program.

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History Class Uses Service Experience to Enhance Lessons

When Professor Meghan Winchell’s African American History class switched from three credit hours to four, she didn’t add more reading assignments.

“It created an opportunity to incorporate a service learning project into my class,” said Winchell. “I wanted to go to four credits for this purpose.”

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Georgetown Professor to Discuss How Past Labor Disputes Haunt Today's Workforce

A Georgetown University history professor who says the country’s most momentous labor dispute has altered the course of American labor relations will speak at Nebraska Wesleyan University on Tuesday, April 23.

Joseph McCartin, professor of history at Georgetown University and executive director of the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor, will deliver the lecture, “The Accidental Reagan Revolution: How a 1981 Strike Still Haunts American Workers and Politics.”

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New Documentary on Ioway Tribe Features Retired NWU History Professor Ron Naugle; Screening on April 24

Nebraska Wesleyan University will host a screening on Wednesday, April 24 of the new critically-acclaimed documentaries Lost Nation: The Ioway 2 & 3. The documentary features Nebraska Wesleyan Professor Emeritus of History Ron Naugle.

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Historical Society of New Mexico to Honor NWU History Professor

A Nebraska Wesleyan University history professor will be honored May 5 by the Historical Society of New Mexico.

Sandra Mathews-Benham, professor of history, will be honored with the Gaspar Perez de Villagra Award for the book, "A History of New Mexico Since Statehood," which she co-wrote with Richard Melzer and Robert Torrez.

Mathews-Benham will be honored May 5 at the Governor's mansion in Santa Fe, N.M.

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