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News & Stories
News & Stories
N Fund 2017-18 Annual Giving Impact Report
More than 13,000 of you contributed this year to make an impact on the lives of University of Nebraska–Lincoln students through scholarships, academic programs, renowned faculty, new facilities and more.
Mark Wilkins named Nebraska Corn Checkoff presidential chair at UNL
The Nebraska Corn Board made a $2 million commitment to the University of Nebraska Foundation in 2014 to establish the permanently endowed chair.
University of Nebraska opens new health center, nursing college complex
A new University of Nebraska facility will give students access to improved health care while providing its nursing program a world-class learning and research space with capacity for future growth.
Wigton gift makes possible welcome and history center at UNMC
The Wigton Heritage Center will be built in conjunction with the Wittson Hall renovation project at UNMC and is made possible with a gift commitment from Robert Wigton, M.D.
Gift will expand and enhance entrance to UNMC’s new clinical simulation facility
The gift allows for a three-story lighted art decorative screen wall that will welcome visitors as they make their way toward the Dr. Edwin Davis & Dorothy Balbach Davis Global Center for Advanced Interprofessional Learning.
UNK’s new early childhood education center to be named for LaVonne Plambeck
The LaVonne Kopecky Plambeck Early Childhood Education Center at the University of Nebraska at Kearney will be a model for early childhood education, early childhood educator preparation, and research.
A new home for good business … and for the business of doing good
UNL’s Hawks Hall is a new home for good business … and for the business of doing good.
A message of hope and help
A message of hope and help: UNK students like Luke Grossnicklaus pay it forward.
‘You get to see a lot of gratefulness’
Medical student who serves the underserved – while gaining hands-on experience – thanks the people who support UNMC’s student-run SHARING Clinics.
A sacred circle of connections
A sacred circle of connections: UNO, math and the Henry Doorly Zoo.
Quilt museum celebrates 10th anniversary, gifts that made it possible
Nebraska’s International Quilt Study Center & Museum turns 10 and reflects on its unique mission and the many charitable contributions that brought it to life.
Faculty emeritus Pete Mayeux offers advice to his scholarship recipients and professionals
Peter Mayeux helped hundreds of students achieve their media careers during his 36 years at Nebraska, and the scholarship in his honor continues to do the same. Current recipient Hanna Stobolka can testify to that.
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.