Stand Up for Nebraska – eNUz – 2013 March

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eNUz – March 2013

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

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Upcoming Events
3/20 Big Ten Career Event: Encore Career

3/23 Coloradans for Nebraska: An Afternoon with Husker Legends

4/3 Take Charge of Your Job Search Luncheon

4/3 Career Webinar: 5 Steps to Your Personal Brand

4/5-4/6 Cather-Pound Reunion

4/6 Big Ten South Florida Picnic

4/6 Gameday at Nebraska Champions Club

4/7-4/18 Bucketlist Tour: Tahitian Jewels Cruise

4/9 Cather Circle Eat & Greet


4/9-4/10 Hire Big Ten + Virtual Career Fair


4/10-4/13 Bucketlist Tour:Masters at Augusta National


4/11 Young Alumni Academy


4/11 ROTC Spring Event


4/16-4/17 Senior Sendoff


4/27-5/5 Bucketlist Tour: Italian Inspiration Cruise


4/27 Southern Arizonans for Nebraska Golf Tournament

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Alumnae from across the country traveled to Lincoln for the recent Cather Circle spring meeting. Cather Circle, the NAA’s women’s mentoring group, pairs successful alumnae with promising UNL students. View photos »


Rural Sourcing Project to Recruit Alumni
Rural NebThe NAA is participating in a Rural Sourcing project that could bring alumni back to Nebraska.  In partnership with the University of Nebraska at Kearney and Xpansion LLC, Rural Sourcing was awarded a grant from the Rural Futures Institute (RFI) at UNL’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Rural sourcing involves existing and start-up companies strategically locating operations in rural areas to reduce labor costs and increase employee reliability. “In the pilot phase, we will offer alumni a variety of options to return their families and expertise back to rural Nebraska,” said the project’s principal investigator, Shawn Kaskie of the UNK Center for Rural Research and Development. Read more »
Get Your Name in Print
Nebraska MagazineHave you changed jobs or earned a promotion? Celebrated the recent birth of a child? Received a special award or honor? Share the news with your classmates in the Class Notes section of Nebraska Magazine. The magazine is sent to 24,000 NAA members four times per year. Submit online »
Register for Free Career Events April 3
» April 3, 11:45 – 1 p.m. – Lunch and Learn: Job Search Strategies – Join us for a free lunch and presentation by Vicky Walz, Senior Career Coach at Hemphill Search Group, at the Nebraska Champions Club (707 Stadium Drive). Walz will share the latest approaches for job search success, networking in the social media era and more. More info » | Register »
» April 3, 7 p.m. – “5 Steps to your Personal Brand” Webinar – Strengthen your credibility and build visibility with people who can promote you, hire you, and introduce you to others. More info » | Register »
Future Huskers?
Husker BabyWe want to enroll your nieces, nephews, children or grandchildren in the Nebraska Legacy program. Enrollment is free for NAA members and ensures the important children in your life will receive Husker-themed, age appropriate gifts or postcards on each birthday through age 16. What a great way to get and keep them excited about being future Huskers! We share information with the UNL Office of Admissions, so your Legacies will be contacted by the university when it is time to consider where to further their education. Read more »
Ancient Mysteries of the Americas
NU TravelDiscover unspoiled natural wonders, dramatic coastlines and remains of ancient civilizations on the “Ancient Mysteries of the Americas” cruise, Jan. 16-Feb. 3, 2014. Join alumni and friends from Nebraska and other universities, cruising the shores of Central and South America and passing through the Panama Canal on its 100th anniversary. Sign up for your preferred stateroom or suite today—2-for-1 cruise fares with free airfare and $2,000 savings per stateroom are only available until May 30, 2013Read more » | Other trips »
Writing Contest Deadline Looms
Claim your 15 minutes of fame. Enter the 2013 Nebraska Magazine Writing Contest and compete for a byline. Three cash prizes will be awarded in each of two categories: Alumni Profiles and Nostalgia Pieces. Articles must be 750 to 1,000 words in length, and the entry deadline is April 15. Read more »
Golf Discounts for NAA Members
NAA members can enjoy discounted rounds at more than 3,000 golf courses across the country through Play it Forward Golf. Here’s how it works: 1) Go 2) In the middle column, select “University of Nebraska” from the dropdown menu, enter your e-mail address, and click “Go.” 3) From there, you can view available tee times, courses and discounts by state, city and date. Every round of golf purchased benefits the NAA and supports our efforts to connect alumni and friends with UNL. Learn more » | Join the NAA »
Reunion Reminders
DN» Save the date for the Daily Nebraskan reunion Oct. 11-12, 2013, in Lincoln, Neb.  This DN reunion weekend will feature a Friday night reception, a Saturday night banquet and many other opportunities to catch up with DN friends. Join us on Facebook to start reconnecting now. Go »
» Registration for the April 5-6, 2013, Cather-Pound alumni reunion closes March 29. Information about reunion activities, hotel accommodations and registration is available online. Read more » | Register »

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UNL Selected for Life Sciences Program
Academic NUNL is one of 10 institutions in the U.S. to be selected this year for the esteemed Beckman Scholars Program, which provides support for interdisciplinary undergraduate research fellowships in chemical and biological sciences. The award, worth $115,800, will allow the university to provide scholarships over three years. In addition to the award from the Beckman Foundation, UNL will provide matching funds to help support the scholars. Read more »
Football and Physics
Timothy GayAlumni are specially invited to attend the April 5 Nebraska Lecture, “Football: Its Physics and Future” at Memorial Stadium’s West Stadium Club. Physics professor Timothy Gay, a familiar face to Husker fans during his “Football Physics” lessons on HuskerVision in 1999-2000, will explore the physics behind large forces on the field. Gay also will address UNL and national research efforts to understand and mitigate injuries. Complimentary pizza is available at 11:45 a.m. (while supplies last), with the lecture at 12:15 p.m. A live webcast of the event will be available. Further details, parking availability and webcast information is available online. Read more »
NMotion Accelerator Launches to Help Move Startups Forward, Faster
Nebraska’s new startup accelerator program, NMotion, brings together capital, connections, and community to help build high-growth software and technology-based startups. The 12-week program offers new startups $15,000 in seed funding, coworking space, hands-on mentorship and training with an opportunity to pitch for additional investment. No more than 10 startups will be chosen for the program, which will take place June through August in Lincoln. The program will culminate in a Tunnel Walk Demo Day for investors and alumni. Applications are open until April 15 for teams to apply. If you are interested in participating as a team, mentor, or program sponsor, please contact or visit the website
Help Them Start Their Stories
PerlsIf you have a child, grandchild, niece or nephew considering their future education, please share information about UNL with them! The undergraduate office of admissions’ website includes a virtual campus tour, information about nearly 150 majors and the application process, plus Perls of Knowledge directly from UNL Chancellor Harvey Perlman. Help your family member start their story today at Nebraska. Admissions » | Virtual Tour » | Perls of Knowledge »


Gordon Gives $1 Million to NU
GordonThe Haymarket Park Baseball and Softball Practice Facility is now the Alex Gordon Training Complex following a generous $1 million donation from Alex and Jamie Gordon. A native of Lincoln and a two-time first-team All-American for the Huskers, Gordon has become one of the top outfielders in Major League Baseball since being drafted second overall in 2005 by the Kansas City Royals. N-Sider Randy York examines 10 reasons why Gordon invested in his hometown and why his signature support is such a wise investment. Read more »
Huskers Qualify for NCAA Championships
NU WrestlingSeven Husker wrestlers will compete in the 2013 NCAA Championships March 21-23 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa. James Green, 2012 All-American, will make his second NCAA appearance at 157 pounds after a runner-up finish at the Big Ten Championship. The No. 4 seed, Green is 20-4 this season. Robert Kokesh (174) also earned a No. 4 seed. Kokesh, who finished third at the Big Ten Championships, leads the Huskers in victories, dual wins, pins and major decisions. More about all Husker qualifiers, as well as brackets, are available on Read more »
Devaney Court Named for Pettit
PettitThe volleyball court at the Bob Devaney Sports Center will be named “Terry Pettit Court.” The naming is the result of a generous gift given by Bill and Ruth Scott in honor of former Husker head coach Terry Pettit.  Beginning in 2013, the newly-renovated Devaney Center will be utilized for volleyball, men’s and women’s gymnastics and wrestling competitions. Pettit was inducted into the AVCA Hall of Fame in 2009 and was a two-time AVCA National Coach of the Year, a seven-time Big Eight Coach of the Year and a two-time Big 12 Coach of the Year. Read more »

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