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Willa S. Cather Dining Complex at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Housing leadership change announced

Charlie Francis, director of the Nebraska Unions, has been named interim director of University Housing, effective July 1. Francis's appointment follows the retirement of Sue Gildersleeve, director of University Housing, on June 30.

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Participants in the 2018 Lavender Graduation
Wednesday, May 2, 2018 17 grads honored at Lavender Graduation, Chancellor's Awards honor contributions to GLBT Community

Eleven undergraduates, two graduate students and four doctoral student participated in the Tenth Annual Lavender Graduation hosted by the LGBTQA+ Resource Center on Thursday, April 19. The ceremony honored graduates as well as individuals whose outstanding contributions have positively impacted the LGBTQA+ community.

Donde Plowman, Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer, presented certificates to recipients of the Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Contributions to the GLBT Community. The following individuals were recognized:

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Franco's List Recipients, Spring 2018
Friday, April 27, 2018 30 students named to ‘Franco’s List,’ 10 students honored for civic engagement

Franco's List recipients (left to right), Front Row: Alexis Grossnicklaus, Hannah DePriest, Cassidy Taladay, Brittany Hamor, Mickey Tran, Alexis Gass, Hallie Hohbein; Middle Row: Karl Shaffer, Lauren Taylor, Courtney Philips, Emma Himes, Zainab Saleh, JeongAh Kim, Xinyue Wang, Eric Bohnenkamp, Steven Kirchner; Back Row: Lindsey Jarema, Ivy Williams, Kelsey Rodis, Lauren Brown-Hulme, Addison Pauley, Matt McMullin, Nickolaus St. Onge; Not Pictured: Cannon Ahrens, Victoria Burbridge, Tori Oestmann, Rachel Beeney, Yves Bemba, Hailey Fischer, Bo Kitrell

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Jackson Grasz and Lauren Maciejewski
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Grasz, Maciejewski earn outstanding student leader honors

Jackson Grasz and Lauren Maciejewski, both of Elkhorn, received the 2018 Outstanding Student Leadership Awards at a reception held April 13. As part of the award, Grasz and Maciejewski will each receive a full-tuition scholarship for the fall semester.

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The Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center will be open until midnight April 29 through May 3.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 End the semester on a healthy and positive note
To help students better manage demands of end-of-the-semester assignments, projects and tests, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is expanding study space hours and offering a series of stress-reducing events.

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Kate Suelter, recipient of the Mid-America Athletic Trainers’ Association post-professional scholarship.
Monday, April 2, 2018 Student employee earns post-professional scholarship

Kate Suelter, a senior from Omaha, working at Campus Recreation in Injury Prevention and Care is a recipient of the Mid-America Athletic Trainers’ Association post-professional scholarship.

Suelter has worked for Campus Recreation for nearly three years where she serves as a first responder while also leading peers as a teaching assistant and student organization officer. She credits her time as a student employee with developing confidence in her abilities.

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2017-2018 recipients of the Student Impact awards at Nebraska
Friday, March 30, 2018 11 honors presented for student-led work
Student Involvement recognized the outstanding work of students and registered student organizations at the annual Student Impact Awards on Thursday, March 29. View recipients>> View photos from the event>>

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Connie Boehm, director of student resilience
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 Boehm joins Nebraska as director of student resilience

Connie Boehm joined the Office of Student Affairs as director of student resilience on March 1. This new role will report to the assistant vice chancellor for student affairs (advocacy and support).

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Professor Josephine Potuto presents 'Freedom of Expression & the Law' to student affairs professionals at Nebraska.
Monday, March 26, 2018 5 takeaways from ‘Freedom of Expression & the Law’

On Friday, March 16, nearly 40 Student Affairs employees at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln attended a presentation on Freedom of Expression and the Law. Dr. Josephine Potuto, the Richard H. Larson Professor of Constitutional Law at the Nebraska College of Law, provided an overview of the First Amendment and its applications in the campus environment.

While freedom of expression is a complex construct, here are five basic takeaways from Potuto’s presentation:

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Members of EMERALD collect feminine hygiene items to donate to Native American reservations.
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 Nebraska Greek community welcomes a new Latina sorority interest group

Members of EMERALD collected feminine hygiene products to donate to the UNITE fundraiser. UNITE will donate the goods to Native American reservations where sanitary feminine products are often unaffordable and unattainable, affecting their school attendance.

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