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June 6, 2016

In March the University of Nebraska-Lincoln was recognized by The Education Trust for its 10-point reduction in the achievement gap between white and black students between 2003 and 2013. At the same time, UNL increased the overall graduation rate by 4.5 percent.

Learn how Student Affairs played an important role in the recruitment, retention and development of minority students. Read more>>

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. Over a long weekend in April, members rekindled old friendships, began a few new ones, shared countless stories of inspiration and recounted stories of lessons learned. With nearly one hundred men in attendance, the energy that surrounded the weekend was surreal.  Read more>>

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. 

To help understand the Nebraskan agriculture scene and many of their peers, Student Engagement planned a behind the scenes tour of the UNL Rodeo. One hundred students and their family members attended events held in conjunction with the UNL Rodeo in April.  Read more>>

On April 20, keynote speaker Trina Tan addressed the importance of celebrating Asian Pacific Heritage Month with an intimate audience at the Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center. Tan discussed the historical connotation of Asian American stereotypes and the changes in the population. She also issued a call to action to dispel the labels by taking care of self and community. Read more>>

My name is Mohammed Hussain Al Abdullah and I was born in Saudi Arabia where I lived for the first ten years of my life. At the age of ten, due to my career in cycling, I moved with my Road Cycling Club to the Czech Republic where I lived for nearly four years without my family. 

I arrived at UNL in August 2013 a little scared because I did not speak English very well. However, I remembered my mom telling me to always try my best, help others, make friends, be a good person, and never forget to smile. Nearly three years later, I have many friends at the university and making friends by smiling is easy for me. Read more>>


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