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International students and family members visit with a cowboy to learn how the rodeo events work.
Thursday, June 2, 2016
International Students Visit the UNL Rodeo

Cowboy hats, chaps, boots and roping gear commonly are seen around the state of Nebraska thanks to the dominant agriculture scene. However, these artifacts and the entire rodeo concept are unfamiliar to many international students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Student Mohammed Al Abdullah
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Never Forget to Smile, Nebraska
By Mohammed Al Abdullah

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Kappa Alpha Psi Eta Chapter at Aaron Douglas Luncheon 2016
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Celebrating 100 Years of Brotherhood

Smiles, hearty laughter and stories of the good old days flowed freely when members of Kappa Alpha Psi gathered to celebrate the 100th birthday of the Eta Chapter at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

“It’s like a second homecoming – though UNL has their homecoming in the fall, it’s like that second homecoming for the individuals and they just made a big weekend out of it,” said Alfonzo Cooper, a graduate advisor to the Kappa Alpha Psi chapter at UNL.

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Speaker Trina Tram at UNL
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Appreciating Asian Pacific American Heritage

The month of April marked the celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. To commemorate the event, the Office of Academic Support and Intercultural Services (OASIS) co-sponsored art and cultural speakers, a talent show and a samurai dinner event.

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Four Wasson Award Winners from UNL
Friday, April 29, 2016
UNL Adds Four to List of Wasson Winners

Four University of Nebraska-Lincoln students received the William N. Wasson Student Leadership and Academic Award presented by NIRSA, the national association for campus recreation leadership. UNL now leads the nation with 74 recipients since the award’s inception in 1993 and is the only higher education institution in the nation to have at least one Wasson Award winner every year the award has been given.

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Linda Schwartzkopf, recipient of the James V. Griesen Award for Exemplary Service to Students
Friday, April 29, 2016
Schwartzkopf Awarded for Exemplary Service to Students

The UNL community showed appreciation for Linda Schwartzkopf’s years of exemplary service when she was honored with the James V. Griesen Exemplary Service to Students Award April 24 during the annual All-University Honors Convocation at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

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Student Brianna Ridenour
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Student Spotlight: Middle of Nowhere to Middle of Everything
By Brianna Ridenour

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Participants from the 2016 Lavender Graduation
Monday, April 25, 2016
Lavender Graduation

Held April 21, the Lavender Graduation and Chancellor’s Awards for Outstanding Contributions to the GLBT Community honored achievements by members of the LGBTQA+ community at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

The ceremony honored six undergraduates, four master’s degree graduate students and two doctoral graduate students. All are graduating members of the LGBTQA+ community who received certificates and commemorative rainbow tassels. A complete participant list is provided below.

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2016 Outstanding Student Leadership Award recipients Sydney Goldberg and Nicholas Knopik with Dr. Juan Franco
Monday, April 25, 2016
Goldberg, Knopik Named Outstanding Student Leaders

Sydney Goldberg of St. Joseph, Missouri and Nicholas Knopik of Lincoln received UNL’s 2016 Outstanding Student Leadership Awards. Juan Franco, vice chancellor for student affairs, presented the awards during an April 22 ceremony at the Van Brunt Visitors Center.

As part of the award, Goldberg and Knopik will each receive a full tuition scholarship for the fall semester.

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UNL students selected for Franco's List in the spring of 2016
Friday, April 22, 2016
30 Students of Integrity Named to Franco's List

Thirty University of Nebraska-Lincoln students were recognized for being persons of integrity by being named to Franco’s List.

Named for Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Juan Franco, the list is the equivalent to a Dean’s List for students who represent the six building blocks of character: caring, citizenship, commitment, dependability, open-mindedness, and respect.

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