Nebraska Alumni Association Membership Has Its Privileges – Updates 2/19/13

Young Alumni Academy

At February’s Young Alumni Academy gathering, the group toured UNL’s Voelte-Keegan Nanoscience Research Center, the recently dedicated facility where UNL researchers are becoming leaders in the field of nanotechnology. View Photos »

ALUMNI NEWS

2013 Alumni Award Winners Announced
Alumni AwardsThe Nebraska Alumni Association will recognize 16 accomplished alumni, five students, a retired faculty member and an exceptional family at the annual Alumni Awards Banquet, An All-University Celebration, May 2 at the Nebraska Champions Club. Among the honorees are eight young alumni who will be recognized with an Early Achiever award. The Early Achiever Awards are given annually to young alumni who have achieved early success or have shown great potential in their chosen career field. View a complete list of the 2013 award winners. Go »
Put Your Name on the A-List
A-List TicketsThe NAA is excited to offer a new benefit of membership—the A-List. Put your name on the A-List to receive e-mail notification of discounted tickets to arts and athletics events in Lincoln and Omaha (such as Husker sports, Lied Center shows, Omaha Symphony performances and others) a few weeks to a few days beforehand. Husker Hotlist members living in Eastern Nebraska will automatically be included. For those outside of the area, simply update your HuskerAlum user profile by selecting the A-List option. Joining the A-List does not obligate you to purchase any tickets. Sign up »
New Benefit: Husker Vouchers
UNL WrestlingAlso new for 2013—NAA life members can request two vouchers per academic year to attend home, regular-season Husker sports matches in wrestling, track and field, soccer, softball, and gymnastics! Each voucher provides complimentary admission for an NAA member and guest. To claim your vouchers for the remaining 2012-2013 academic year, please click here.  Members will be able to request another set after July 1, 2013. Not a member? Join today! Learn more about membership benefits and options on our membership page.
Career webinar: LinkedIn
LinkedInYour LinkedIn profile shouldn’t be incomplete, boring or basic. Sell yourself with a profile that will help get you noticed! All alumni are invited to participate in a free webinar on March 6 from 8-9 p.m. (EDT). The webinar, “LinkedIn Makeover,” is hosted by online marketing expert Donna Serdula.Learn more »
Volunteer for the Libraries
Digital images of a century of UNL yearbooks are already online – the only problem is that users can’t currently search the content.  The solution is at hand, and we need UNL alumni and friends to help by transcribing the content found on each yearbook page. Choose your topic of interest—from historic campus events to your grandparents’ class entries. The transcriptions will then be merged with the digital images, making them searchable. Anyone in the world with a computer and Internet access can help, and you can volunteer at your convenience. Learn more »

UNIVERSITY NEWS

UNL a “Best Value” University
Best Value CollegesUNL is one of 150 schools nationwide to be featured in The Princeton Review book, “The Best Value Colleges: 2013 Edition.” UNL is also the only Nebraska college or university to make the list. The 150 schools were selected after a review of institutional and student surveys from 650 colleges and universities. Key data points include academics, cost of attendance and financial aid. Read more »
Online MBA Program Recognized
The online MBA program at UNL’s College of Business Administration ranked second in the Big Ten in the 2013 U.S. News and World Report. The report ranked the UNL MBA program as a Best Online Graduate Business Program. Overall, UNL was 17th out of 148 programs. All 148 programs offering a master’s in business/MBA program through Internet-based distance education courses were surveyed in summer 2012. The results were based on a weighted average of indicators including GMAT scores, GPA, graduation rates and student engagement. Read more or review rankings »
Friends of Lied Surpass 1,000
Lied CenterThe Lied Center for Performing Arts has announced that the Friends of Lied organization has surpassed more than 1,000 active members statewide. For 23 years, the members of this nonprofit volunteer organization have committed time and talent to support and promote the Lied Center. Through fundraising and social events, the Friends of Lied has provided more than $4 million to support Lied Center education and artistic programs. The support allows the Lied Center to keep ticket prices low and provide performing arts education and experiences to Nebraskans across the state. Read more | Lied events/tickets

ATHLETICS NEWS

Baseball and Softball on TV
UNL BaseballAlumni across the country will be able to see the Husker baseball and softball teams in action in 2013. The baseball team will make four nationally televised appearances on BTN, with another nine games streamed live on BTN.com (subscription required). Four of the BTN.com streams will also be shown live across the state of Nebraska on NET. The Big Ten Network will televise five Husker softball games. Overall, fans can watch 21 of Nebraska’s final 32 softball games on BTN, the BTN Digital Network or on HuskersNSide. Baseball TV schedule | Softball TV schedule 
Coaches Commit to Tribute to Tom
Tom OsborneThe Tribute to Tom: Night of Legends Gala has added some well-known personalities to the once-in-a-lifetime evening that will honor Tom Osborne and his family at Omaha’s CenturyLink Center March 9. Bo Pelini and Oklahoma’s Bob Stoops will join previously announced commitments from Wisconsin’s Barry Alvarez, Kansas State’s Bill Snyder and Oklahoma’s Barry Switzer. Charlie McBride and Craig Bohl will also be part of the program. ESPN College Football GameDay host Chris Fowler and ESPN sideline reporter Holly Rowe will be catalysts for interactive dialogues and salutes that will honor Osborne’s contributions. All proceeds will benefit the TeamMates Mentoring Program and the NU Athletic Research Center for the Study of Brain and Sport Performance. More information or make your reservation »
Hooper, Huskers on a Roll
UNL BasketballJordan Hooper captured her second straight Big Ten Player-of-the-Week award on Feb. 12, following her 29-point, eight-rebound eruption in the Nebraska women’s basketball team’s 76-75 road win at Iowa Feb. 11. Hooper’s effort in Iowa City followed a game-high 19-point, seven-rebound performance in a 55-50 victory at Northwestern. Hooper is the only player in the Big Ten to rank among the top four players in the conference in both scoring and rebounding. Hooper and Nebraska rolled to a seventh straight Big Ten win with a 58-39 victory over Ohio State on Valentine’s Day. With the victory, Nebraska improved to 19-6 overall and 9-3 in the Big Ten. The Huskers return to action Feb. 21 at Michigan. Read more |WBB schedule

About Us
The Nebraska Alumni Association offers programs and events to help alumni connect (or re-connect) with the university, and with each other. Our family includes more than 60 chapters and approximately 25,000 members across the country who share a love for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. To learn more or get involved, visit huskeralum.org.

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2/21 Going Global: Finding Jobs in the US and Abroad2/23 Annual Las Vegas Nebraskans Banquet

2/23 San Diego Huskers Founders’ Day

3/2 Washington Cornhuskers Spring Banquet

3/6 Career Webinar: LinkedIn Makeover

3/7-3/8 Cather Circle Spring Meeting

3/9 Upstate New Yorkers Founders’ Day Celebration

3/12 Cather Circle Eat & Greet

3/14 Young Alumni Academy

3/19 Cather Circle Wednesday After Hours at Old Chicago

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