Modern Languages Department

JET Program to Send English, Music Major to Japan

Nebraska Wesleyan University senior Luke Gregerson admits he’s watched his share of the Travel Channel.

“From music to television to food, I spent a lot of time in awe watching the Travel Channel and getting as much Asian media as I could,” said the English and music major from Omaha. “Later on in school, I was able to learn more about Japan in a historical sense, often focusing around music and poetry, and my interest in the country only continued to grow from there.”

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Curtis Lecture on Public Leadership to Address Changing the Narrative on Adolescents

A Nebraska Wesleyan University alumnus and Rhodes Scholar is returning to her alma mater. Trang Ho Morton, a planning specialist at the Fund to End Violence Against Children, will be joined by her husband, Matthew Morton, research fellow at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, to present this year’s Curtis Lecture on Public Leadership.

Their lecture, “Changing the Narrative on Adolescents: U.S. and International Perspectives,” will be held on Monday, March 26 at 7 p.m. in Olin B Lecture Hall.

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Freeman-ASIA Award Sends Sophomore to Taiwan to Study Language, Culture

“The moment I walked into my first Chinese class, I knew that it was a language I wanted to stick with,” recalled Nebraska Wesleyan University sophomore Terri Seier.

Now Seier is stepping into a Chinese class in Taiwan, thanks to a Freeman-ASIA Award she received in December.

The Freeman-ASIA Award is a national award that provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduates who want to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia.

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Canadian Internship Gives NWU Student First-Hand Experience in Cancer Research

When Felix Baumgartner set the world record for skydiving—jumping 25 miles above the earth's surface from a hot air balloon—he didn't just set a new standard, he inspired a Nebraska Wesleyan University student to follow suit.

Senior Joseph Roper isn’t skydiving but he has been adhering to the lesson Baumgartner unknowingly set in motion: seek out new experiences.

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Senior Tests Spanish Skills Through Study Abroad in Mexico

When Randi Knox graduated from Bellevue East High School, she had a hunch that her college experience would likely include studying abroad.

She holds a special curiosity for the world around her and has an intense desire to make an impact.

Shortly after stepping foot on campus, the modern language and political science double major joined Global Service Learning, the country’s first student-led global service learning group.

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NWU Hosts Fall International Film Series

Nebraska Wesleyan University will host a fall international film series, featuring five films.

The series begins Tuesday, August 29 with the Australian drama, “Tanna.” The series will continue through November.

All screenings will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Olin B Lecture Hall, located near 50th Street & St. Paul Ave. in the Olin Hall of Science. They are free and open to the public.

The following is a schedule of events:

Tuesday, August 29

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Gilman Scholarship Sends NWU Student to Spain

Hunter Reeves, a junior communication studies and Spanish major at Nebraska Wesleyan University, will spend the 2017-2018 academic year in Spain thanks to a Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship.

Reeves, a graduate of Ogallala High School, will study at the University of Vigo.

“I looked at many places to study abroad but I kept coming back to Spain,” said Reeves. “I love different cultures and diversity so I’m incredibly excited to meet all of the other foreign students, gaining new friends from all over the world.”

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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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Biology Major Finds Her Way to Opera Stage

“I gave it a shot my first semester here and I fell in love with it. I’ve been doing it ever since,” sophomore Hanna Arrowsmith said of her passion for opera.

The biology and modern language major from Syracuse, Neb., is one of the stars in Nebraska Wesleyan’s annual opera production on April 7 and April 9.  The Music Department will present a pair of operas, “Miss Havisham’s Wedding Night” and “Gallantry.”

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International Film Series Includes German, French, Mexican, Chinese Films

Nebraska Wesleyan University will host an international film series that will screen foreign films in February and March.

The series begins Saturday, February 18 with the film “Who Am I? No System Is Safe,” a 2014 German film.

All screenings will include English subtitles, and are free and open to the public. Films will be shown in Olin B Lecture Hall, located in the Olin Hall of Science near 50st Street and St. Paul Ave.

The following is a schedule of events:

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