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Nebraska Wesleyan has launched "Bold Designs," a $62 million campaign to raise funds for premier learning spaces, scholarships, recruitment of faculty, and life-changing student experiences.

NWU Launches $62 Million "Bold Designs" Campaign

Every day, NWU professors teach their students to be bold. To imagine possibilities. To build and create.

That boldness stands at the heart of Nebraska Wesleyan’s mission. One hundred thirty years ago, a group of visionaries saw potential in an empty field of sunflowers. They did more than imagine. They laid the foundation of a great university. Today, we work to live by the lessons of our founders and our faculty. To do more than imagine. To be bold in the things we build and create.

The Duane W. Acklie Hall of Science is the university's first academic building to be constructed on campus in decades. The facility will house the biology, chemistry and psychology programs and is scheduled to open in early 2019.

Momentum Marks the Start of NWU's New Academic Year


That’s how Nebraska Wesleyan University President Fred Ohles describes the new academic year.

“We have lots to celebrate,” said Ohles. “There’s no better time than now to ensure that our current momentum is sustained.”

Members of the Acklie family are the first to sign a beam to the Duane W. Acklie Hall of Science.

NWU Breaks Ground on Duane W. Acklie Hall of Science

Nebraska Wesleyan University broke ground Tuesday, April 4 on a new science center named after a cherished member of the Lincoln community who was known for his service, entrepreneurship and philanthropy.

NWU alumnus Trang Ho Morton ('06) and her husband, Matthew Morton, will present this year's Curtis Lecture, "Changing the Narrative on Adolescents: U.S. and International Perspectives." Trang is a planning specialist at the Fund to End Violence Against Ch

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.

NWU math students and Dr. Austin Mohr (center) traveled to San Diego, Calif. where students listened to and presented research at the Joint Mathematics Meeting, which is the world's largest math conference.

NWU Students Share Research at World's Largest Math Conference

Last year Nebraska Wesleyan University student Carter Lyons welcomed the opportunity to travel to Atlanta, Ga., for the Joint Mathematics Meeting. The world’s largest math conference gave the mathematics and physics student an opportunity to hear research presentations that enhanced what he was learning in his classroom.

Music Professor Named Exemplary Teacher

Amy Spears staged a mock school board hearing for her secondary music students to help them better understand issues they could face as music educators regarding music program funding.

Last spring Spears invited the campus to an afternoon rock concert starring non-music majors who she taught to write music and learn new instruments.