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Members of Alpha Omicron Pi study in the Nebraska Union.
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.

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Pat Tetreault of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln accepts the alumnus of distinction award at K-State Lavender Graduation.
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.

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Pat McBride, recipient of the Kansas Monk Award from Benedictine College.
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.

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The Nebraska LGBTQA Resource Center accepts an ACPA award for Commitment to Social Justice Education.
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.

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The Huskers Helping Huskers Pantry+ has full shelves thanks to donations from residence hall students.
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.

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Campus Recreation Athlete of the Year recipients Brenda Nguyen and Levi Gipson
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.

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Members of Beta Theta Pi at Nebraska
Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Beta Theta Pi fraternity at Nebraska earns international distinction

Beta Theta Pi fraternity at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln earned the Chapter Award of Distinction from the North-American Interfraternity Conference. This award recognizes high-functioning undergraduate fraternity chapters who are in compliance with NIC standards, seek to educate others about a values-based fraternity experience and maintain a healthy relationship with their respective inter/national organization.

The Beta Theta Pi chapter at Nebraska was one of seven fraternity chapters nationally to receive this honor.

In a statement, the NIC wrote:

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Portrait of Juan N. Franco, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Friday, June 2, 2017
Q&A with Dr. Juan N. Franco
Before Juan N. Franco, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs returns to faculty in the Counseling Psychology Department, he shared a few thoughts on his career and the higher education environment.

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Construction of Massengale Residence Hall at Nebraska
Friday, June 2, 2017
New residence hall named for Martin Massengale
The new residence hall nearing completion on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s East Campus will carry the name of Martin Massengale, president and chancellor emeritus and founding director of the Center for Grassland Studies and Foundation Distinguished Professor.

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Doug Zatechka says he's speechless at the idea of the University Housing offices being named in his honor.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Housing office named to honor Doug Zatechka

Friends and colleagues of Doug Zatechka celebrated his many contributions to the university at a reception to name the Douglas S. Zatechka University Housing Office in the newly constructed Willa S. Cather Dining Complex. Zatechka served as director of University Housing for 34 years, retiring in 2010.

Story after story filled the air as colleagues munched on candied bacon, chocolate frosted donuts and chicken wings – a handful of Zatechka’s infamously favorite fares.

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