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News & Stories
News & Stories
Leadership gift enables university to prepare even more needed teachers for Nebraska
Thanks to a generous gift from the William and Ruth Scott Family Foundation, the University of Nebraska – the state’s largest producer of teachers – will be in an even stronger position to meet one of Nebraska’s most critical workforce needs.
Christensens to be honored with naming of concert hall in UNO Strauss Performing Arts Center
The newly renovated concert hall within the Janet A. and Willis S. Strauss Performing Arts Center will be named in honor of UNO Chancellor Emeritus John Christensen and his wife, Jan.
New scholarship at UNO to benefit generations of IT professionals
The SharePoint Saturday–Omaha Community Educational Scholarship Fund was established with a gift commitment to the University of Nebraska Foundation.
Student Brenna Backemeyer thanks you for supporting the N Fund
The N Fund allows alumni and friends to contribute to priority funds that support specific Nebraska colleges, as well as broader areas of need like student scholarships, faculty development and campus libraries.
Skilled UNK graduates help Nebraska marketing firm succeed
Greg and Stephanie Daake know all about the talented graduates of their alma mater: they hire them. Their new coworker, recent UNK grad Jase Hueser, was a recipient of the Daake Design Scholarship from UNK that helped him succeed.
Grand Island couple, UNL collaborate on new lecture series that features recognized entrepreneurs with liberal arts backgrounds
The Allens said beginning their education in liberal arts helped encourage their own entrepreneurial interests in the medical field as well as other areas of business.
Giving Tuesday provides opportunity to help UNL
Please consider Giving Tuesday as a day to pause and to support the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
First scholarship recipients honored to meet Swarts family, express gratitude
Recipients of a new scholarship get the opportunity to meet the family of the man who gifted a scholarship fund to forever help UNL students.
WIN grants address needs for rural children, older Nebraskans
Women Investing in Nebraska awarded two grants of $91,500 each to expand free after-school programming and to provide mental and cognitive health screenings to older adults.
UNK to celebrate childhood education center groundbreaking
University of Nebraska at Kearney, the community and greater Nebraska will celebrate the beginning of Nebraska’s most innovative center of early childhood excellence.
Rock-star grad reaches summit of life … by giving back
College of Engineering alumnus Ken Jones returns to Lincoln each year to talk with his scholarship recipients about what it takes to reach the top.
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UNO’s athletic director emeritus and former coach Connie Claussen reigned with passion and purpose.
NU Foundation receives state’s highest award for employee wellness programs
The University of Nebraska Foundation has received the Governor’s Harvester Wellness Award, the state’s highest award in recognition of employee wellness programs.
UNMC breaks ground on new welcome center
On June 24, 2019, the University of Nebraska Medical Center community gathered to ceremonially break ground on its new campus welcome center — the Wigton Heritage Center — as well as launch the renovation of Wittson Hall and the McGoogan Library.
Private gifts establish learning commons at UNL’s East Campus library
The new learning space will be named the Dinsdale Family Learning Commons in honor of Dinsdale brothers, Roy and Jack, who are University of Nebraska alumni.