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Encyclopedia > Nebraska Wesleyan University

Nebraska Wesleyan University, is a private, coeducational university located in Lincoln, Nebraska. It was founded in 1887 by Nebraska Methodists. As of 2007, it has 1,500 students and 300 faculty and staff. The school teaches in the tradition of a liberal arts education. Nebraska Wesleyan was ranked the #1 liberal arts college in Nebraska by U.S. News and World Report in 2002. It remains affiliated with the United Methodist Church. A Private is a soldier of the lowest military rank (equivalent to Nato Rank Grades OR-1 to OR-3 depending on the force served in). ... Coeducation is the integrated education of men and women. ... Representation of a university class, 1350s. ... Nickname: Star City Location in Nebraska Coordinates: Country   State     County United States   Nebraska     Lancaster Founded[1]   Renamed   Incorporated 1856   July 29, 1867   April 1, 1869 Government  - Mayor Coleen Seng Area  - City 195. ... Official language(s) English Capital Lincoln Largest city Omaha Largest metro area Omaha Area  Ranked 16th  - Total 77,421 sq mi (200,520 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 0. ... This article is about the current denomination in the United States. ... In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ... A liberal arts college is an institution of higher education found in the United States, offering programs in the liberal arts at the post-secondary level. ... U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ...

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History

Chartered on January 20, 1887, Nebraska Wesleyan University had an initial enrollment of 96. The initial teaching and administrative staff at this time totaled eight, including the chancellor. January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar. ...


In September 1887, the cornerstone was laid for Old Main, the defining building of the campus. Still with no stairways, windows, or flooring on some floors, classes began in September 1888. The first graduating class was four women in 1890. The second graduating class, in 1891, was made up of four men. Nebraska Wesleyan received accreditation by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools in 1914. 1887 (MDCCCLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar. ... 1890 (MDCCCXC) was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar). ... The North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) is one of six regional accreditation organizations recognized by the United States Department of Education. ...


The school is located in the former town of University Place. Today, it is part of Lincoln, Nebraska; the surrounding neighborhood is a historic residential and shopping area of Lincoln. Nickname: Star City Location in Nebraska Coordinates: Country   State     County United States   Nebraska     Lancaster Founded[1]   Renamed   Incorporated 1856   July 29, 1867   April 1, 1869 Government  - Mayor Coleen Seng Area  - City 195. ...


Early on, Nebraska Wesleyan was a college of liberal arts; schools of art, business and education; a music conservatory; an academy (high school) also comprising an elementary school and kindergarten. The high school was discontinued in 1931, and the primary schools in 1941 (grade school) and 1942 (kindergarten). Nebraska Wesleyan offered a Master of Arts degree until 1937. A Master of Arts is a postgraduate academic masters degree awarded by universities in North America and the United Kingdom (excluding the ancient universities of Scotland and Oxbridge. ...


The university recently brought back its graduate programs with a Master of Science in Nursing developed in 2000 and a Master of Forensic Science degree first offered in 2001. A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate course of one or two years in duration. ... Nursing is a profession focused on assisting individuals, families, and communities in attaining, re-attaining, and maintaining optimal health and functioning. ...


Nebraska Wesleyan has been associated with four emblems in its history, featuring the Sunflower (1894-1907), the Coyote (1907-1933), the Plainsman (1933-2000), and the Prairie Wolf (2000-present). The school colors of brown and gold are a tribute to the first emblem. Binomial name Helianthus annuus L. The sunflower (Helianthus annuus) is an annual plant in the family Asteraceae, with a large flower head (inflorescence). ... Binomial name Canis latrans Say, 1823 Coyote range The coyote (Canis latrans, meaning barking dog) also prairie wolf [2]) is a member of the Canidae (dog) family and a close relative of the domestic dog. ... The Plainsman is a local newspaper in the Mitchells Plain region of Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. ... Wolf Wolf Man Mount Wolf Wolf Prizes Wolf Spider Wolf 424 Wolf 359 Wolf Point Wolf-herring Frank Wolf Friedrich Wolf Friedrich August Wolf Hugo Wolf Johannes Wolf Julius Wolf Max Franz Joseph Cornelius Wolf Maximilian Wolf Rudolf Wolf Thomas Wolf As Name Wolf Breidenbach Wolf Hirshorn Other The call...


A fire on November 17, 2006, at the Phi Kappa Tau fraternity house killed 1 brother and sent 3 others to the hospital in critical condition. The cause of the fire has yet to be determined.[1] ΦΚΤ (Phi Kappa Tau) is a U.S. national college fraternity. ...


Notable Alumni

City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... City Jacksonville, Florida Other nicknames The Jags Team colors Teal, Black, and Gold Head Coach Jack Del Rio Owner Wayne Weaver General manager James Harris Mascot Jaxson de Ville League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) American Football Conference (1995-present) AFC Central (1995-2001) AFC South (2002-present... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... Carl Thomas Curtis (March 15, 1905–January 24, 2000) was an American politician from the U.S. state of Nebraska. ... John Ray Dunning (September 24, 1907 - August 25, 1975) was a US physicist who played a key role in the development of the atomic bomb. ... The Manhattan Project resulted in nuclear weapons, and the first-ever nuclear detonation, at the Trinity test of July 16, 1945. ... Rick Evans (Born 20 January 1943) is a chart-topping American singer and guitarist, from 1962 he played with the Eccentrics, a group which also included Denny Zager. ... In the Year 2525 (Exordium and Terminus) is the title of a hit song from 1969 by the Lincoln, Nebraska duo Zager and Evans, which reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for six weeks, commencing July 12. ... Zager and Evans were a Lincoln, Nebraska rock-pop duo of the late 1960s and early 1970s named after the its two name-sake members, Denny Zager and Rick Evans. ... Virginia Quarterly Review styles itself as A National Journal of Literature and Discussion. ... John M. Gerrard is the youngest person ever elected to the Nebraska Supreme Court and has served as a justice of that court since 1995. ... Dwight Palmer Griswold (November 27, 1893–April 12, 1954) was an American politician who served as the governor of Nebraska from 1940 to 1946 and U.S. Senator from 1952 to 1954. ... List of Nebraska Governors David Butler Republican 1867-1871 William H. James Republican 1871-1873 Robert Wilkinson Furnas Republican 1873-1875 Silas Garber Republican 1875-1879 Albinus Nance Republican 1879-1883 James W. Dawes Republican 1883-1887 John Milton Thayer Republican 1887-1892 James E. Boyd Democratic 1892-1893 Lorenzo... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Harry Huge, is a practicing attorney with offices in Charleston, South Carolina. ... Lew R. Hunter (born July 18, 1935) is an American screenwriter, author and educator and is chairman Emeritus and Professor of Screenwriting at the UCLA Department of Film and Television. ... Lowen Kruse (b. ... The Nebraska Legislature is the U.S. state of Nebraskas legislative branch. ... Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college committed to excellence in educating undergraduate students for productive, creative and reflective lives of achievement, leadership and service in a diverse and interconnected world. ... James Moeller (born 1933) is an American lawyer and jurist who served as a member of the Arizona Supreme Court for eleven years from 1987 to 1998. ... John Nathaniel Norton (May 12, 1878 - October 5, 1960) was a Nebraska Democratic politician. ... Marian Heiss Price (b. ... The Nebraska Legislature is the U.S. state of Nebraskas legislative branch. ... Robert Reed (born October 9, 1956) is an American (Lincoln, Nebraska-based) science fiction author. ... Ed Schrock (b. ... The Nebraska Legislature is the U.S. state of Nebraskas legislative branch. ... Coleen Seng is the current mayor of Lincoln, Nebraska. ... This is a list of mayors of Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. Categories: Lists of mayors ... NIST logo The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST, formerly known as The National Bureau of Standards) is a non-regulatory agency of the United States Department of Commerce’s Technology Administration. ... NIST logo The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST, formerly known as The National Bureau of Standards) is a non-regulatory agency of the United States Department of Commerce’s Technology Administration. ...

Points of interest

The Alice Abel Arboretum (25 acres) is an arboretum located at 5000 St. ...

External links

  • Nebraska Wesleyan Official Website

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