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‘I want to learn to help wounded veterans …’

‘I want to learn to help wounded veterans …’

UNO helping ex-Army bomb squad technician reach his goal of giving back.

Posted: Wed, Mar 9, 2016

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‘Mrs. Elaine Spire … Thank You’

‘Mrs. Elaine Spire … Thank You’

UNO senior wants donor to know that he will try to live up to the standard set by her late husband, the great Robert Spire.

Posted: Fri, Feb 19, 2016

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A classroom a hemisphere away

A classroom a hemisphere away

Two UNO students who studied abroad get to thank donor in person, and it’s ‘way cool.’

Posted: Wed, Jan 13, 2016

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UNO means the world to a man who’s seen the world

UNO means the world to a man who’s seen the world

Air Force veteran who’s seen the world now giving back to a place that’s meant the world to him.

Posted: Wed, Nov 11, 2015

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“Our Students, Our Future” initiative to raise $200 million in support of NU students

“Our Students, Our Future” initiative to raise $200 million in support of NU students

Increased access and success for current and future students is the focus of a two-year, $200 million fundraising initiative announced Sep. 24.

Posted: Thu, Sep 24, 2015

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A gift for his father, the filmmaker

A gift for his father, the filmmaker

Bob Chenoweth, a retired Hollywood producer, finds a perfect way to make amends with his ‘ornery’ dad, who was Omaha’s first filmmaker.

Posted: Wed, Aug 5, 2015

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First Haddix Community Chair of Science creating strong bonds with Omaha and its young people

First Haddix Community Chair of Science creating strong bonds with Omaha and its young people

Dr. Christine Cutucache, UNO’s first Haddix Community Chair of Science, learned to love STEM subjects through hands-on experiences.

Posted: Fri, Jul 10, 2015

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First-generation UNO student grateful for Spire Scholarship

First-generation UNO student grateful for Spire Scholarship

UNO student has a history of helping others in the community. He also knows what it’s like to receive the help he needs to get through school.

Posted: Mon, Jun 8, 2015

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Support UNO and UNMC through Omaha Gives!

Support UNO and UNMC through Omaha Gives!

On May 20, join the Omaha community in Omaha Gives! — a 24-hour charitable challenge to benefit the community’s nonprofits.

Posted: Thu, May 14, 2015

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Here’s why he can’t stop smiling

Here’s why he can’t stop smiling

UNO social work student says scholarship has opened doors – and opened his eyes to career opportunities.

Posted: Thu, May 7, 2015

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A Portrait of Philanthropy: Ron and Connie Brasel

A Portrait of Philanthropy: Ron and Connie Brasel

Ron and Connie Brasel of Omaha say they got hooked on UNO hockey years ago after getting to know the coaches and players. They saw the shoestring budget in those early days, and decided to help. It’s been a fun ride, they say, to see how far the Mavs have come.

Posted: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

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A toast to a great teacher, Orv Menard

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.

Posted: Fri, Jan 16, 2015

Great Plains Art Museum celebrates opening of new artist studio and public education lab

Fred and Julie Hoppe of Lincoln provided the gift to enable the Great Plains Art Museum to create the new Elizabeth Rubendall Artist-in-Residence Studio and Education Lab.

New emergency assistance fund to support NU students, employees facing sudden hardship

A new fund at the University of Nebraska Foundation will support NU students and employees on all campuses facing sudden financial hardship from emergency situations

Students still benefit from first endowed scholarship created in 1930s

The late Edward Cornish made a gift in 1937 to establish the first permanently endowed scholarship fund to forever support the education of UNL students.

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