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Gift from “remarkable man” to help art students achieve their dreams

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.

Posted: Wed, Jan 10, 2018

UNL

In memory of two big fans of the band

In memory of two big fans of the band

In memory of two big fans of the band, the Duane W. and Laurine F. Zastrow Marching Band Awards Endowment will provide stipends each year to two outstanding members of the Cornhusker Marching Band.

Posted: Thu, Sep 28, 2017

UNL

New University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business building to named Howard L. Hawks Hall

New University of Nebraska–Lincoln College of Business building to named Howard L. Hawks Hall

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s new business building officially has a name: Howard L. Hawks Hall.

Posted: Fri, Aug 4, 2017

UNL

Curtis native honors college mentor Glenn Jurgens with memorial scholarship fund

Curtis native honors college mentor Glenn Jurgens with memorial scholarship fund

A scholarship honoring the kindness and dedication of a former ag professor will benefit students in Curtis for years to come.

Posted: Wed, Aug 2, 2017

MEMORIAL

University honors the life of distinguished alumnus Clayton Yeutter

University honors the life of distinguished alumnus Clayton Yeutter

Renowned trade expert Clayton Yeutter was born in Nebraska and served four U.S. presidents in a career spanning several decades.

Posted: Tue, Mar 7, 2017

UNO

Lyn Holley awarded inaugural Chuck Powell Professorship of Gerontology at UNO

Lyn Holley awarded inaugural Chuck Powell Professorship of Gerontology at UNO

Gift of professorship enables UNO to do even more to improve the well-being of elders.

Posted: Wed, Dec 14, 2016

UNMC

Pharmacy alumna was in a class all by herself

Pharmacy alumna was in a class all by herself

In a class by herself: Pharmacy alumna, 92, remembers what it was like to be a student during the war.

Posted: Wed, Dec 14, 2016

UNL

The story of a young storyteller

The story of a young storyteller

The story of a young storyteller: Journalism student says she’s grateful for UNL, for her scholarships and for all of the people who’ve helped her along the way.

Posted: Mon, Oct 10, 2016

UNL

Student groups “really made a difference,” recent grad says

Student groups “really made a difference,” recent grad says

Recent UNL grad says student groups like University Ambassadors “really made a difference” to his University of Nebraska experience.

Posted: Wed, Sep 14, 2016

ALUMNI

Remember Chantal

Remember Chantal

Remembering an accomplished UNL graduate who recently passed away.

Posted: Thu, Jul 28, 2016

UNMC

Donors (like you) helped this doctor reach her dream

Donors (like you) helped this doctor reach her dream

UNMC’s Dr. Amy Hellman now leads one of just 39 clinics in the nation that are considered “Centers of Excellence” for Huntington’s Disease. “It’s because of the generous support of donors like you that I was able to pursue my dream,” she says.

Posted: Tue, Jul 26, 2016

UNL

Alumnus Ron Lockard establishes computer science and engineering scholarship at UNL

Alumnus Ron Lockard establishes computer science and engineering scholarship at UNL

The scholarship provides awards to undergraduate and graduate students who plan to enter a career field the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects will increase more than 20 percent by 2022.

Posted: Tue, May 17, 2016

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.

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