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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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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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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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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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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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