Charter Week - February 11-15

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Celebrate the past, present, and future of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln during Charter Week! With music, lively lectures, and grand unveilings - there's an event for everyone this week. 

Why Don’t We Get Along? How Huskers Can Change the Future! A student-led conversation with Senator Ben Sasse

February 11 at 5:30 p.m. | NU Coliseum

In a student-led conversation, U.S. Senator Ben Sasse will join UNL students on the Coliseum stage for a lively discussion. As a leader of the conversation on uniting around what divides us and as a former university president, Sasse brings a unique perspective to the future of higher education and the role it can play in civil discourse. Attendees must bring their Ncard and ticket to the event.

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Chancellor's Distinguished Lecture: February

February 12 at 4:30 p.m. | Champion's Club

University Libraries professor and digital arts coordinator Kay Logan-Peters will present Building Nebraska U: The Saga of University Hall and the Origins of the Modern University as the February Chancellor's Distinguished Lecture. Every month a new lecture will highlight the impacts of the university across its variety of disciplines. This month will also feature a virtual reality experience of University Hall created by NET. The lecture begins at 4:30 p.m. at the Champion's Club. 

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A Tribute From PBA

February 13 at 8 p.m. | Pinnacle Bank Arena

Watch the men's basketball team as they protect the PBA vault against Minnesota at 8 p.m., and keep an eye out for a special halftime tribute that celebrates the university's 150th year. Tickets are sold out, but the game will be on BTN.

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Glow Big Red

All day February 14 | Husker Nation

Light it, fly it, wear it, and give it in honor of the scarlet and cream today. Glow Big Red is an initiative that's asking all Huskers to show off their Nebraska pride for Charter Day. You can light it by placing a red glow stick in your window or breaking out those holiday lights, fly it by letting your Huskers flag wave proudly outside, wear it in your favorite red gear, and give it by donating to the university in honor of the next 150 years.

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Charter Day Open House

February 15 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Wick Alumni Center | 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Dairy Store

The public is invited to meet with Chancellor Ronnie Green, deans, and dignitaries as they greet and hand out N|150 cupcakes to students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the university. The festivities will include: Dear Old Nebraska U book signing, the University Charter and additional significant objects from the university's history on display, University Hall model for viewing, Opportunities for individuals to record UNL's impact and/or fondest memory, N|150 photo and a Flag signing. In the afternoon, Chancellor Ronnie Green will continue the day’s celebration at the Dairy Store with a new N|150 ice cream flavor, “Nifty 150.”

150 Years through Music

February 15 at 7:30 p.m. | Lied Center for Performing Arts

Take a journey through the history of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with music! Charter Day Celebration: Music and Milestones at the Lied Center for Performing Arts features hit songs from the past 150 years that tell the story of UNL, as well as some old favorites like "Dear Old Nebraska U." Music will be performed by students, faculty and distinguished alumni of the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts, Glenn Korff School of Music and Nebraska Repertory Theatre. 

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Open to the Public- After 50 Years!

February 14 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. | NU State Museum - Morrill Hall

For the first time in 50 years, Morrill Hall's 4th floor will be opened to the public! The Cherish Nebraska project raised $11.4 million in private donations to redevelop this floor and create new exhibits highlighting the natural history of Nebraska. Get the first look at the Love Struck event on February 14, or see it February 16 on opening day. 

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