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Howard Hughes Medical Institute awards NWU $529,500 grant to increase STEM inclusivity

Nebraska Wesleyan University was recently awarded a $529,500 grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). The grant supports the development of inclusive STEM curriculum...

Professor Leads Students to Australia for Lesson on Sustainable Agriculture

Christine Olson had dreams of a trip to Australia someday. Like many, the thought of seeing the Sydney Opera House, koalas and kangaroos seemed fascinating.

From a Civil War in Myanmar to Lincoln, NWU Student Now Helps Immigrants Explore Education Opportunities

Khu Say was just an infant when he, his parents, and older brother were forced from their home in Burma — now known as Myanmar — and into the jungle to flee the civil war between the Burmese and Karen people.

Three NWU Students Accepted into JET Program

Felicia Phares, Kate Richerson and Grant Jackman, all of Lincoln, have each been accepted to the Japanese Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program.

NWU’s Lab Manager Recognized for Flawless Building Move

It took a few weeks to move every item belonging to the biology and chemistry departments from the Olin Hall of Science to the new Duane W. Acklie Hall of Science.

NWU Alumnus, Scientist Returns to Campus to Discuss “New Crops for Uncommon Purposes”

Nebraska Wesleyan University alumnus Brandon Schlautman will return to campus on Thursday, April 4 to deliver the annual Fetzer Science Lecture.

Doors Open to New Acklie Hall of Science

Students were welcomed to a new semester on Monday, January 14 with a fresh blanket of snow and a much anticipated new science building.

Senior's Research on Genetic Disease Affirms her Calling to Medicine

The biochemistry and molecular biology student from Omaha took lessons learned in her Nebraska Wesleyan classrooms to the labs of the University of Nebraska Medical Center where she was one of five NWU students accepted into the medical school’s Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP).

Gilman Scholarship Sends Two Abroad for Fall Semester

Two Nebraska Wesleyan University seniors have been selected to receive a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad for the fall semester.

Recent NWU Grad Selected for Prestigious Phi Kappa Phi Fellowship

Carly Wahlmeier, of Grand Island, has been selected to receive a Phi Kappa Phi fellowship. Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and most selective multidisciplinary collegiate honor society.