Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Husker Grow conversations reinforce student learning
A newly implemented program called Husker Grow is helping student employees connect job experiences with academic learning. During the 2016-17 academic year, 11 departments in Student Affairs piloted the program where student employees engage in structured conversations with a supervisor.
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity earns national honor
The Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln was honored with the Robert Adger Smythe Award, the highest undergraduate honor from the organization's headquarters. The award signifies that the Nebraska chapter is in the top 10 percentile of high performing chapters across the United States and Canada.
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Student Affairs priorities announced
New priorities for Student Affairs were announced on August 1 in an email to division employees. In the communication Laurie Bellows, interim vice chancellor for Student Affairs, introduced herself, explained her interim role and outlined the following five priorities.
#1 - Organizational Structure of Student Affairs
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Mandela Fellows say Nebraska fosters a culture of giving
On a warm Friday afternoon, eight fellows visiting Nebraska through the Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders volunteered to sort goods at the Homeless Prevention Center as part of the Civic Leadership Institute. The Office of International Engagement, in collaboration with the College of Education and Human Sciences, the College of Journalism and the Center for Civic Engagement, provides leadership for the Institute.
Monday, July 10, 2017
Sororities and fraternities exceed campus average GPAs
The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life grade report from Spring 2017 shows that members of fraternities and sororities are out-performing their peers. The all-Greek female average of 3.438 surpassed the campus female grade point average of a 3.232. Similarly, the all-Greek male average of 3.141 exceeded the campus male grade point average of 2.952.
Monday, July 3, 2017
Pat Tetreault honored as K-State Distinguished Alumnus
Pat Tetreault, director of the LGBTQA Resource Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, was recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus at the Kansas State University Lavender Graduation in May.
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Pat McBride honored with Kansas Monk Award
Pat McBride, associate dean of enrollment management and director of New Student Enrollment, received the Kansas Monk Award during Benedictine College’s reunion weekend on June 17. The award honors graduates who have distinguished themselves in a professional field, shown a prominence of service to the civic community, demonstrated outstanding loyalty to the alma mater and reflected honor on the college through family and social life.
Monday, June 12, 2017
LGBTQA+ Resource Center accepts ACPA award
The LGBTQA+ Resource Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln recently accepted the Commitment to Social Justice Education award from the ACPA, an international organization for college student educators.
Selected by the ACPA Commission for Social Justice Educators, this award honors a department, campus, ACPA committee or commission that demonstrates a commitment to social justice education and development, training or programming.
Nebraska faculty member Stephanie Bondi nominated the LGBTQA+ Resource Center for this honor.
Friday, June 9, 2017
Pantry receives 8,000+ items from residence hall students
Last month nearly 6,000 students moved out of the residence halls at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. A partnership between the Residence Hall Association, Goodwill and the Huskers Helping Huskers Pantry+ offered students the chance to donate items on-site that they didn't want to move with them.
Over the course of approximately three weeks, donation bins collected 19,638 pounds of goods for Goodwill and more than 8,000 items for the pantry. Items commonly donated to the pantry included noodle soup, hot cocoa, oatmeal, cereal, soup, tuna, rice mixes, pasta and other snacks.
Thursday, June 8, 2017
Students named Intramural Sports’ Athletes of the Year
Brenda Nguyen and Levi Gipson earned Athlete of the Year (AOTY) honors for their play in Campus Recreation’s intramural sports program. Seventy-one intramural events across the spectrum of sport and games are available to students to foster positive social interactions, stress-relief, and the spirit-of-competition; Over 7,000 students participated this past year.