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Nebraska by Heart public art project at the Alpha Omicron Pi house
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Greek community donates $30,000 to ‘Nebraska by Heart’

Painted, tiled, colorful and creative hearts popped up around the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus this spring, but those in front of Greek chapters are unique. Most fraternities or sororities with a six-foot heart in their yard chose to become a sponsor for the Nebraska by Heart public art project celebrating the state’s sesquicentennial.

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Willa S. Cather Dining Complex at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Dining services begin at Cather Complex in June

The Willa S. Cather Dining Complex at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will begin serving meals after June 4. The three-story complex replaces the CPN Dining Center that will be razed along with Cather and Pound Residence Halls in the next year.

The new dining center, located on the second floor of the building at 530 N. 17th St., offers seating for 500 and two private dining rooms available by reservation. Multiple meal stations will offer dining variety, including a teppanyaki grill and woodstone-baked pizzas.

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Three students study in residence hall.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Data shows Nebraska students who live in University Housing more likely to graduate

A 2016 report from the Bureau of Sociological Research (BOSR) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln shows that living in University Housing positively impacts student graduation and retention rates.

The study, which analyzed housing rosters and graduation data from 2006 through 2016, found that first-year students living in University Housing were retained at 80.6 percent, as opposed to only 76.1 percent for students who never lived in University Housing.

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2017 Nebraska Outstanding Student Leadership Award finalists, not pictured: Angela Mercurio
Monday, April 24, 2017
Beier, Lofdahl and Mercurio named outstanding student leaders
2017 Outstanding Student Leadership Award finalists. (Top left: Eastin Allgood, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Juan N. Franco, Taylor Lofdahl. Bottom left: Brianna Ridenour, Olivia Beier, Tiffany Truong. Not pictured: Angela Mercurio.)

Olivia Beier of Omaha, Taylor Lofdahl of Omaha and Angela Mercurio of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada received the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s 2017 Outstanding Student Leadership Awards.

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Jan Deeds, 2017 recipient of the James V. Griesen Exemplary Service to Students Award
Monday, April 24, 2017
Deeds awarded for exemplary service to students

In appreciation of Jan Deed’s years of extraordinary and sustained service to students, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln honored her with the James V. Griesen Exemplary Service to Students Award on April 23 during the annual All-University Honors Convocation at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

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Native American dancer performs on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln green space at the UNITE powwow.
Monday, April 24, 2017
UNITE powwow honors graduates and celebrates traditions

On Saturday, April 22 the University of Nebraska Inter-Tribal Exchange (UNITE) hosted a powwow on the Nebraska Union green space to honor graduates. Hundreds of community members and Nebraska affiliates gathered to watch traditional dances and socialize.

“Not only are powwows a social gathering but [they’re] also a celebration,” said Angelica Solomon, treasure of UNITE. “We invite graduates of all levels to come out and celebrate their accomplishment.”

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Dr. Franco enjoys hosting his last Franco Friday networking event for staff members.
Friday, April 21, 2017
Staff celebrate the last Franco Friday

On Friday, April 21, the last Franco Friday networking event took place at the Recreation and Wellness Center on East Campus. Prior to the event, Student Affairs Staff Council members encouraged City Campus employees to take the bus to East Campus to broaden their campus knowledge.

The event took place in the new test kitchen where Campus Recreation offered Scooter’s coffee and fruit and yogurt parfaits to attendees.

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Franco's List recipients, spring 2017
Friday, April 21, 2017
43 students honored for character and civic engagement

A combined ceremony on Thursday, April 19, recognized positive achievements for students named to ‘Franco’s List’ and those who earned certificates and service awards through the Center for Civic Engagement. At the event the Character Council debuted two new distinctions, the Sam Foltz Award and the Franco Fund Scholarship.

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Lavender Graduate participants and award recipients 2017
Friday, April 21, 2017
14 grads honored at Lavender Graduation

Eight undergraduates, five graduate students and one doctoral student participated in the Ninth Annual Lavender Graduation hosted by the LGBTQA+ Resource Center on Thursday, April 20. The ceremony honored graduates as well as individuals whose outstanding contributions have positively impacted the LGBTQA+ community.

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DJs battle it out while the crowd moves to the music.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Battle of the DJs brings nightlife atmosphere to campus

On Tuesday, April 11, the Office of Academic Support and Intercultural Services (OASIS) hosted Battle of the DJs in the Centennial Room in the Nebraska Union as part of the JGMC/OASIS Week festivities.

Students danced, played games, enjoyed food and socialized while DJ Mengistu and the UNL DJ Club played and mixed tracks. The evening also included a performance from the UNL Hip Hop Dance Club.

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