Wesleyan Science Building to be named for Duane W. Acklie

For its entire 130-year history, Nebraska Wesleyan University has been constrained inside its original boundaries once cleared of sunflowers and plotted by Methodists as a prairie university.

On Tuesday, Nebraska Wesleyan celebrated the groundbreaking of the first academic building to be constructed in University Place in more than three decades and one campus leaders are calling a 21st century science education center.

The Duane W. Acklie Hall of Science — named for the former Crete Carrier CEO and Lincoln philanthropist who, along with his wife, Phyllis, was a longtime Nebraska Wesleyan supporter — will open for students in 2019, President Fred Ohles said.

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