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Article - Sommerhauser gift helps UNL expand Holocaust education

Nebraska alumni Peter Sommerhauser and Eileen Sommerhauser Putter donated $100,000 to establish the Lou Sommerhauser Fund for Holocaust Education.

Memorial - Karen S Kavanaugh Miller

Karen S. (Kavanaugh) Miller, 56, of Lincoln, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on March 6, 2014, after a courageous battle against pancreatic cancer.

Article - Fire at UNO displaces students destroys belongings

On Wednesday a two-alarm fire displaced 42 University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) students and severely damaged the residence hall they call home.

Article - Scholarship recipient has designs for success

Remember this name: Sophie hines. You may see it on your underwear someday.

Article - Berkshire Hathaway investor invests in Omaha

Poverty. Science. Education. The arts. That’s where Dick Holland has put almost all of his money. “I feel there’s no point in leaving life without having done things for your fellow man.”

Article - Turkey on the 4th of July

Four University of Nebraska students had studied Turkey more than almost anyone else in the world their age. But then they spent a few weeks in that country last summer, and their textbooks opened wide. They walked inside.

Article - Students say the most grateful things

“If I could ever say anything, face to face, with the people who gave me the money to chase my dreams … it would be a very long handshake and possibly a hug,” says Parker Loghry, a Thompson Scholar at UNK. “I would just look them in the eye and say, ‘You have no idea.’”

Article - Reinvigorating rural people and places

People from all walks of life walked into the grand ballroom of the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln one day last fall united with one grand purpose in mind. To reinvigorate rural America.

Article - An idea that will help people succeed

“We want to help people succeed,” says UNO graduate student Rob LaMagna-Reiter. “And we believe we have a great idea to do that.”

Article - Lucas Dart named to lead UNK alumni relations and fundraising

— The University of Nebraska Foundation announced Lucas Dart will become vice president of alumni relations and development for the University of Nebraska at Kearney on March 1

Article - You deserve love You matter

You deserve love. You matter. Those are messages Pamela Buffett wants to send to everyone out in the world who’s trying to overcome so much in their lives, like cancer.

Article - She loves computers. And it shows.

She’s fallen in love with IT. Information Technology. But three years ago, Katherine Slump, now a UNO freshman, had no idea what IT even was.

Article - New UNK fundraiser is an old member of the Kearney team

One of the best Loper basketball players in recent years has returned to UNK to be part of another team he loves:
Our team.

Article - First child to attend college makes family proud

Alyson Alvarez is the youngest of five and the first in her family to attend college.
Neither of her parents graduated from high school, so the fact that she is working on her doctorate in history at UNL, she says, “is a really big deal” to them and to her big, extended family back home in Southern California.

Article - Free Dental Day for children makes everyone smile

For some children, dental care is too expensive for their families.
That’s why 13 years ago the UNMC College of Dentistry and its students began providing clinics that offer complimentary dental services just for kids—all on a fun filled day.
Learn how Children’s Dental Day is helping.

Article - Fund honors longtime UNK student health director Gloria Tye

Longtime nurse and former student health director Gloria G. Tye of Kearney has been honored with a named gift to support health science education at the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

Article - Former student athletes gift provides Omaha mens basketball team special opportunities

The Omaha Athletic Department is celebrating the largest private gift ever to its men’s basketball program by a former student-athlete this week.

Article - WIN seeks winning ideas from Nebraska nonprofits

Nebraska nonprofit organizations striving to address critical community needs or wishing to make a significant local or state impact are invited to submit their funding ideas to Women Investing in Nebraska by March 1, 2014.

Article - UNK poet remembers white shadows in the grass

Few people ever earn a statue for their life’s work. Don Welch, recently retired poet and professor at UNK, has one. (And maybe few people of his stature who have a statue would ever do what he does next – pretend to wipe off the pigeon poop.)

Article - Scholarship will make her a better doctor

“Thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart, because you’re going to make me a better doctor.”

Article - Wife mother grateful scholarship recipient says thank you

UNO scholarship recipient Emily Sulzle’s days are crazy.

Article - UNL student helps to light the night in Madagascar

UNL biological systems engineering senior Keith Ozanne doesn’t have words enough to thank all the donors for what they’ve given him.

Article - Hubbard Foundation advances State Museums outreach and service

The University of Nebraska State Museum has received a major gift from the Claire M. Hubbard Foundation to provide funding to establish a volunteer program, launch a new distance learning program and begin a program to help underserved populations access the museum.

Article - Gift from Omaha real estate developer benefits UNO students, elevates program

A name long associated with real estate development in Omaha now will be permanently affiliated with the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s College of Business Administration (CBA).

Article - McCaffrey scholarship supports scholars of emerging media at UNL

A new scholarship has been created to support journalism students at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln interested in using technology to chart a new path in media and media innovation.

Article - Buy a Book program to enhance UNK library

You may help enhance the UNK library and help replace books damaged in a storm. Then personalize bookplates with tributes to those you care about.

Article - A short story about helping UNKs storm-struck library

After the April storm, UNK staff member John Falconer stood in shock as he looked at the Calvin T. Ryan library on campus. “The northeast corner of the building was peeled open like a soup can,” he recalled.

Article - Generous donor was born He lived He gave

Don Swanson keeps a small treasure in a box in his bedroom.
“I wouldn’t ever think of parting with it,” the 91-year-old says. He smiles.
It’s a piece of shrapnel.

Article - Donors turn lifelong nursing dream into a reality

Her dream was always the same.
“When I was a little girl, I remember being asked the infamous question: ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’” Myrranda Essex says. “And unlike some children, I always gave the same answer: ‘I want to be a nurse.’”

Article - UNO Wolfpack helps son follow his dad

UNO sophomore DJ Carlson wants to be a navigator and have a long career in the Air Force. He’s a cadet in UNO’s Air Force ROTC Detachment 470, also known as “the Wolfpack.” Now the Wolfpack’s alumni group is helping DJ aim for the sky.

Article - Former 3M executive leaves engineering scholarships for UNL students

A career 3M executive who left a lasting impact on the company also left a lasting legacy at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln with an endowed scholarship.

Article - Scholarship honors UNO parent soccer fan fighting cancer

To say John Marinkovich and his family love soccer is somewhat of an understatement.

Article - Nebraskan who was not able to go to college is making certain others do

Robert Sahling of Kearney wasn’t able to go to college in the 1940s but is doing what he can now to help generations of young Nebraskans have access to an education at UNK.

Article - Remembering UNMC supporter and transplant recipient David Aresty

David Aresty, a bone marrow transplant and liver transplant patient who was also a prominent supporter of UNMC, died Oct. 23 at age 56.

Article - Gifts create modern agricultural commodities trading room at UNL

Students who want agricultural commodities trading experience will soon get the real-time and hands-on training they need at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Agricultural Economics Commodities Trading Room made possible with generous support from leading ag companies and organizations.

Article - Memory of alumna Jessica Lutton Bedient lives on through study abroad

To honor Jessica’s life, which tragically ended three years ago, a study abroad scholarship was established by her family and friends for UNL students wanting to serve and study in another country.

Article - Gift honors two extraordinary women, benefits UNOs STEM initiatives

The establishment of a new endowed professorship will further strengthen STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education at the University of Nebraska at Omaha while honoring family members of a highly accomplished UNO graduate.

Article - UNL College of Arts and Sciences welcomes new fundraisers

The University of Nebraska Foundation welcomes Joye Fehringer and Victor Martinez as development officers for the University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Arts and Sciences.

Article - New Hubbard Funds encourage student careers in paleontology and archeology

Ted Hubbard wants students to experience the same excitement for discovery that he enjoyed by helping University of Nebraska students who study paleontology and archaeology.

Article - Donors give record 236-7 million to University of Nebraska

Alumni and friends gave $236.7 million to the University of Nebraska this year, making it the University of Nebraska Foundation’s best year ever for private gifts.

Article - Meet the Millers and more

Tom and Janet Miller have more than a hundred children.
Masato, Renato, Luis Carlos, Salim, Kwon-ho…

Article - Pioneering patient and doctor connected by cancer reconnect

Four decades later, Stephen Smith reconnected in person with the doctor who saved his life as a boy – retiring UNMC Chancellor Harold M. Maurer, M.D. – and thanked him for a wonderful life.

Article - Buckle Scholarship a good fit for UNK student

Sean Stahly and his Milford High Quiz Bowl teammates were eating lunch one day last spring in Bellevue. They were bummed out because they’d just been eliminated from the tournament.
Then Sean received an e-mail on his phone that changed everything.

Article - UNO students entrepreneurs franchising professionals to benefit from 1 million gift

Today the University of Nebraska at Omaha announced a $1 million gift from UNO alumnus and Omaha native John Morgan of Minneapolis, Minn., to create one of the campus’ highest ranking endowed faculty positions.

Article - One Room One Teacher celebrates rural education

With its rich heritage in preparing teachers for service, the University of Nebraska at Kearney now honors those who have served in rural schools. A permanent honor wall provides the recognition they deserve.

Article - Stumpf family gift supports ag research at University of Nebraska

A gift of more than $3 million provides the potential to take Nebraska’s wheat breeding and cropping systems research to a new level of innovation not seen since the early days of plant genetics.

Article - Women Investing in Nebraska awards annual grants to help

Women Investing in Nebraska has awarded two grants to Nebraska nonprofit groups totaling $153,500. One grant supports young people who are transitioning out of foster care, and a second grant will encourage more women to pursue careers in information technology.

Article - UNO Opens 6 Million Biomechanics Research Building

The state-of-the-art building is one of the first stand-alone buildings in the world dedicated to biomechanics research.

Article - Alumna Carol Cope leaves lasting legacy with estate gift

The estate of longtime Kearney resident and philanthropist Carol Cope has made the gift to provide permanently endowed support for students, faculty and programs at the University of Nebraska at Kearney and University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Article - Cuming County Livestock Feeders Association gives 25000 for Veterinary Diagnostic Center

The gift will help replace an aging facility that no longer meets modern laboratory standards. The planned new facility will help ensure livestock producers and others have access to the best available laboratory diagnostics, research, education and outreach services.

Article - Gift leaves School of Music singing a happy tune

An $8 million gift from Glenn Korff creates a permanently endowed fund for the School of Music
<p><i>Editor’s Note: Sadly, Mr. Korff passed away on Aug. 27. Memorial services are pending.</i></p>

Article - Generous Cope helped enhance the map of Kearney

Donor Carol Cope left the streets of Kearney changed for the better.

Article - Garden of happy tears

She didn’t mean to cry.
But Dorothy Enright did, and her tears made it hard to see the garden and its trees and shrubs, its paths where the students walk.

Article - Early childhood professor learned shared experiences arent always shared

A little girl was crying.
A young preschool teacher was comforting her. But then a little boy raced across the room and jumped on the teacher’s back.

Article - Husker Hombre is a good guy

His sombrero is big.
His mustache is black. (Wax keeps it curled just right.)
His bandolier is loaded with corn, not bullets.

Article - UNL School of Music celebrates 8 million gift from Glenn Korff

For generations to come, students and faculty members at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln School of Music will benefit from an $8 million gift from UNL alumnus Glenn Korff to the University of Nebraska Foundation.

Article - Study abroad trip is life-changing experience

Alex Pribil wasn’t the kind of guy who’d volunteer to stand at a podium and speak to people. It’d make him uncomfortable. He’d avoid it when he could. Yet this past spring, he gladly offered to be one of the student speakers at a luncheon for NU donors.

Article - Health Science Now a Big Fish on Campus

The home of Health Sciences at UNK used to be a single small room in Bruner Hall, maybe 12 feet by 12 feet. One of its walls was solid glass, so people walking by would stare at the department’s three workers crammed inside like sardines.

Article - Gift adds up to improve math education in Omaha

Helping students improve their math skills by investing in math teachers is behind the logic of a $5.5 million gift. It creates the NebraskaMATH Omaha Public Schools Teacher Leader Academy, providing continuing education to math teachers in Omaha.

Article - Working to kill the killers

An Arizona cowboy was just a few years into his career as a pro steer wrestler when he got attacked by some killers. The attacks were odd. This cowboy was 26 at the time and these particular killers – the killer cells of autoimmune Type 1 diabetes – usually go after kids.

Article - Young investors learn the value of time at UNO

You’re 18. You have a credit card debt of $30,000. You’re making the minimum monthly payment. You’re actually one of the 18-year-olds in the most recent Maverick Investment Summer Camp at UNO.

Article - Anything look different

Yes, something has changed, a lot of somethings have changed. We know nobody likes change but we think these changes were for the better.

Article - Professor helps students achieve moments of Eureka

There once was a girl growing up in northern Minnesota. (This wasn’t so long ago. She’s only 33.) She was one of those kids who’d hide in the corner during math class. She liked math. She’d always finish the homework early. She was good at it. But math class bored her because her teachers bored her. Most just lectured at her.

Article - Lessons she taught Live for others and love the children

Annette Markin’s passion was children. Her children. Other people’s children. Sick children. “Every other child she could find to help and hold,” says Dr. Rod Markin, her husband.

Article - Scholarship helps watermelon boy become music man

UNK student Parker Loghry grew up in St. Libory, Neb., a town just north of Grand Island. “Watermelon country,” he calls it. When he was 10, he went to work in the watermelon fields. Planting. Pruning. Picking.

Article - Engineering students make life better beyond Nebraskas borders

Hissing cockroaches in the latrine. You don’t see that in Nebraska. Or anything like the cloud of locusts that swarmed the SUV one day as they drove across Madagascar. The sound woke UNL student Stacey Joy from a nap.

Article - Farm Credit Services of America supports new Veterinary Diagnostic Center at UNL

To help ensure livestock producers and others have access to the best available laboratory diagnostics, research, education and outreach services, Farm Credit Services of America has given $100,000 to support VDC.

Article - UNMC launches new era in pharmacy education research

A groundbreaking today at the University of Nebraska Medical Center marks a new era of pharmacy education and research at UNMC, thanks to the upcoming construction of the Lozier Center for Pharmacy Sciences and Education and Center for Drug Discovery.

Article - Alumna shows appreciation for UNK with scholarship for students in crisis

To encourage and support University of Nebraska at Kearney students who may face life’s unpredicted challenges, alumna Ilene Albrecht Steinkruger has established a scholarship to help when they need it most.

Article - Gift sets Lieds Johnny Carson Theater for renovation

Those visiting the Johnny Carson Theater will notice several improvements when its renovation is completed.

Article - Water conference provides food for thought

Maybe the most important conversation on the planet took place the other day in Lincoln, Nebraska. Important people from around the planet came to be part of it.

Article - New Data Indicate Increased Retention Rates, Involvement Among Legends Scholars - Alumni

Those in the Nebraska Legends Scholarship program have shown to have a higher retention rate and involvement.

Article - Worldwide contractor likes NU graduates

The Kiewit Corporation, based in Omaha, is one of the largest contractors in the world. Many of its employees – about 600 – are University of Nebraska graduates. Some have risen to top leadership jobs – people like Rick Lanoha, Dave Miles and former Husker All-American offensive lineman Doug Glaser. But the large number of NU grads is not just because the company’s headquarters is in Nebraska. Other units of the company – the West Coast ones in particular –...