Hawks Food Market

The holiday season and the end of 2013 are quickly approaching. This year has been filled with joys and challenges. While the media portrays the holidays as times of celebration and merriment, many families in our community will be struggling to provide food, clothing and shelter.  In order to demonstrate our Silverhawk heart by supporting our families, we are teaming up with the Lincoln Food Bank to sponsor our first Hawks Food Market. Members of the LSW Service Learning Club will be assisting with the market set-up. Seniors in need of GOPO community service credit may also assist in tearing down the market area as long as they begin their volunteer time after 2:03pm.

This event will take place on Tuesday, November 12th from 2:00-3:30pm in the A118 forum. Students will be able to obtain items such as macaroni and cheese, canned meat and other staples that will provide food for themselves and their families. There is no cost and there are no income restrictions.  Please advise your students about this opportunity. This is also a great teaching tool regarding the importance of compassion, dignity and respect as we interact with each other every day.

 Stay tuned for additional information about Fuel Up For Finals Part 2.

Center for People in Need Thanksgiving Food Distribution

The Center for People in Need will distribute vouchers for Thanksgiving Food on Saturday, November 23rd (10 am to 4 pm), Sunday, November 24th (1 pm to 4 pm), & Monday, November 25th (4 pm to 7 pm).

To be eligible for a voucher, you must bring the following: Center for People in Need Card, Identification, and Piece of mail with your name & address. The Center for People in Need is located at 3901 N. 27th St & the phone # is 402-476-4357.

To receive a Center for People in Need card, complete a short application that requires you to bring a photo ID, a piece of mail showing your current address & proof of everyone in your household. Household income must be 150% or less of the federal poverty income.

UNL Updates

University Honors Program


Participating in the Honors program at NEBRASKA will enhance student’s college experience and push them to be the best in two ways:


  1. Gives access to top faculty who prefer to work only with honors and graduate students (plus a $500 textbook scholarship*).
  2. Gives the option to live in a community of honors students in Neihardt Hall. Certainly coursework will be more challenging, but it will set up students in a better position to get into graduate school and to succeed in the job market. Students will live in the same place as fellow honors students and will have a community of support.


Early Acceptance Deadline


Nov. 15 – Honors Program early acceptance deadline


Dec. 23 – Receive notification of program standing



Final Deadline


Mar. 1 – Honors Program final deadline


Apr. 1 – Receive notification of program standing


 *2013-2014 Update: Letters of recommendation are not required



If a student’s passion is to be a world-class innovator and leader through an honors education in computer science and business management there’s no better way to set up for a successful career than being challenged in the Raikes School. Raikes School students enjoy:


  1. Access to top internship placements, and the opportunity to consult with top management in business.
  2. May receive four years of room and board in the Kauffman Center with fellow Raikes School peers.


Program Deadlines


Nov. 15 – Raikes School Application Deadline**


Jan. & Feb. – Interviews.


 *2013-2014 Update: Letters of recommendation are not required


If students want to shape the future of the economy and the business that drives it, there’s no better place to start than the CBA Honors Academy. In addition to the chance to study with top faculty, CBA honors students enjoy:


  1. Advanced opportunities to work with corporate partners in solving real-world business problems.
  2. Small classes taught by top faculty in an action-based learning environment (plus a $500 textbook scholarship*)
  3. A $2,500 scholarship to participate in a UNL-sponsored study abroad experience.


Program Deadlines


Nov. 15 – CBA Honors Academy Application Deadline**


Jan. & Feb. – Interviews


 *2013-2014 Update: Letters of recommendation are not required



Personal Statement Update


What You Need To Know:


  • Students can submit the personal statement anytime between September 1January 15
  • There are a limited number of scholarships available for freshmen so they should act quickly
  • Once the personal statement has been submitted, it cannot be altered or edited.
  • The Personal Statement must be limited to approximately 350 words or less.


Scholarships Requiring the Personal Statement:


  • Diversity scholarships: to promote and enhance diversity on our campus.
  • Leadership scholarships: designed to cultivate new leaders within our freshman class.
  • Community service scholarships: to recognize a strong commitment to service.




Scholarships Currently Being Awarded

Scholarships at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln are being awarded to students who have been admitted. Encourage your students to apply as soon as possible in order to ensure their best opportunity at receiving a scholarship or financial/gift aid. Each year, UNL awards approximately 75% of incoming freshmen scholarships and/or financial/gift aid. Students can view more on our website and out-of-state students can see what they might qualify for by using the scholarship estimator.


 UNL’s Virtual Tour is here!
Want a closer look at campus? Not sure what downtown Lincoln looks like, or do you want a student’s perspective for the program your students are considering? Visit gobig.unl.edu for UNL’s new virtual tour.



Students shouldn’t be afraid to Explore at UNL

The Explore Center gives students who are still deciding or who are in a pre-professional program the opportunity to learn about different majors, select classes for interest areas that allow students to stay on track for graduation, and connect with Career Services. Learn more about the Explore Center here. Be sure to share with your students our updated and more accessible major’s pages here.


 Red Letter Days
Registration for Red Letter Days is now available!


Red Letter Days are open-house events for high school seniors at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. In the spring, Red Letter Days will also now be available to high school seniors and juniors. Please share this exciting information with your students.



Fall 2013:


  • November 4, 2013 – All-Majors Red Letter Day
  • November 8, 2013 – All-Majors Red Letter Day
  • November 15, 2013 – All-Majors Red Letter Day
  • December 6, 2013 – All-Majors Red Letter Day



 Special Visit Events


Students in grades 9th – 12th are invited to participate in a leadership workshop at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. It’s an opportunity to work with current UNL students, staff and faculty to discuss and solve issues that affect the Latino and African American communities. We encourage students to take what you learn from the experience and make a difference in your own community.


 Date of Event Event


Wednesday, November 13, 2013 – Latino Leadership Symposium


Wednesday, December 4, 2013 – Black Leadership Symposium


 Cost is $15.00/person* – No Refunds.


*Fee waiver/discount may be approved for students on free or reduced lunch at school. Please send a letter from a school administrator with your registration.



 College of Architecture Hosts High School Workshop
The College of Architecture will be hosting a High School Workshop for current juniors and current seniors interested in Architecture, Interior Design and Landscape Architecture.  The workshop will be held at UNL June 8June 14.  Applications are due April 7, 2014.


 This workshop provides a unique experience for students to investigate issues surrounding design and learn more about the design professions of architecture, landscape architecture and interior design. The central focus of the workshop is a design studio where design issues are explored and creative energies are nurtured. As part of the workshop students will visit professional offices, learn about various career opportunities, and develop fundamental skills necessary for the study of design.


Please contact Stephanie Kuenning for more information at skuenning2@unl.edu or visit the website.