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News & Stories
News & Stories
A love story for the boys of Company C
UNL alumna Helen (Plasters) Nemzek, 88, sends money for Love Library, along with a love story from long ago.
Nebraska native remembers home state with $1.5 million gift to benefit UNMC
A Nebraska native who spent his career in California has given back to his home state with a $1.5 million gift to benefit the health and well-being of Nebraskans.
UNK receives $2 million to help Nebraska children and families
A gift of $2 million from alumnus Ron Williams and his wife, Cille, is destined to help Nebraska children and families for years to come.
A toast to a great teacher, Orv Menard
Orv Menard didn’t want a funeral. Instead, he just wanted people to gather at the school’s alumni house for an afternoon of conversation and sparkling French wine – Cremant – all on his dime, and some good Dixieland music. They did.
Buckle gift helps UNK and Kearney community
UNK students and the Kearney community benefit from a gift in honor of fashion retailer The Buckle, Inc. for student-athlete scholarships, athletic facilities and the campus Wellness Center.
UNMC macular degeneration, regenerative medicine research bolstered by $1.3 million gift
the Pearsons’ gift helps fund research at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in macular degeneration and regenerative medicine and supports two existing endowed funds established at the University of Nebraska Foundation by the Pearsons during their lifetimes.
Alumnus pays tribute to former professor, supports renowned law-psychology program
Students and faculty with UNL’s renowned law-psychology program will benefit for years to come because of the gift.
UNK's broadcast journalism students benefit from Mitchell scholarships
The next generation of broadcast journalists from UNK now have additional support for their education and training with a gift from the John and Mary Mitchell family.
Ebola expert explains public health side of outbreak
Why is this Ebola outbreak so big? A sell-out crowd of more than 200 people learned the answer during UNMC’s most recent Science Café talk in Omaha.
‘Mr. Dick Hanzel …Thank you'
This envelope comes as a surprise. “Oh, wow.” He tears it open and reads the handwritten note out loud: Mr. Dick Hanzel …
Young entrepreneur growing his own business
Aaron Rerucha was nervous. He hadn’t done much public speaking, maybe just one speech class. Yet there he was, standing before the crowd and the judges and the other competitors.
Near the end of the road, what matters the most?
How to age with grace? Father Leo Missinne, an expert on aging and a professor emeritus in UNO’s department of gerontology, describes ways that older people can find meaning in life. One of them, he says, is by giving back to others.