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News & Stories
News & Stories
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.
‘I really wish I could have thanked her’
UNMC student will never forget the name of a nurse from the past – Vela E. Stewart – who left a legacy for her and other future nurses.
In her life of philanthropy, a few special gifts stand out
In her life of philanthropy, a few special gifts stand out: UNL journalism graduate talks about the two places she’s most passionate about helping out.
You’re invited: For the Love of Books event is Feb. 8 at UNL
Celebration support students in Medieval and Renaissance Studies and the conservation of special collections and rare books from the Medieval and Renaissance periods.
Quilt ‘detectives’ piece together the facts
Piecing together the facts: Volunteers on the Genealogy Task Force at UNL’s International Quilt Study Center & Museum find the fascinating stories behind the quilts.
Children’s Dental Day is Feb. 2 and you can help
Some of the nearly 200 children attending have never been able to see a dentist.
Gift from “remarkable man” to help art students achieve their dreams
A distant relative of famed author Willa Cather, Bud Cather studied art and played on the Husker football team while a student in the 1930s.
Jerry Pabst wills $3 million for prostate cancer research and care
The gift establishes three permanently endowed funds to forever support the efforts of the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center.
UNK scholarship supports first-generation college students, honors Peterson family’s legacy
Kearney native Pete Peterson has established a new scholarship for students who, like him, are the first in their family to ever attend college.
COPIC Medical Foundation $75,000 gift to enhance UNMC training for rural first responders, health care providers
Training vehicles travel state to simulate real-life emergency rooms and ambulances and are equipped with mannequins that simulate human patients.
Nebraska business scholarship forever honors alumnus Ron Rotherham
The family of Nebraska alumnus Ron Rotherham has honored the Ewing native as a loving husband, father and grandfather by establishing a scholarship in his memory.
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.