Record 35 Huskers earn Gilman Scholarship for global experiences
Breaking a university record for most recipients in an application cycle, 35 University of Nebraska–Lincoln undergraduates have earned the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to support credit-bearing study abroad, internship abroad or virtual international opportunities. The March 2022 cycle awardees, announced earlier this month, join 19 Huskers who earned the Gilman scholarship in October 2021. Combined, the awards bring Nebraska’s 2021-22 academic year total to a new record of 54 recipients. The previous record was 34 recipients in 2017-18.
Tessalee helps Huskers find success in college, beyond
John Tessalee is a 2014 College of Business alumnus and a current program coordinator in the Office of Academic Success and Intercultural Services. He is from Bangkok, Thailand. Through his role in the Gaughan Center, Tessalee advises and encourages students on how they can be successful in college and beyond.
Earthstock success powered by student duo
Two University of Nebraska–Lincoln environmental studies majors harnessed their passion and education to plan (in a matter of months) EarthStock, a celebration of the planet in April. EarthStock is a series of events hosted by sustainability-related campus entities to educate and unite Huskers around the common goal of a more sustainable future. EarthStock is a completely student-run event, housed under the Association of Students of the University of Nebraska. After noticing a vacancy for the EarthStock chair position, sophomore Rachel Summers and senior Kat Woerner applied and were appointed co-chairs.
Leadership opportunities help Nguyenduy make an impact
Kaitlyn Nguyenduy is a child, youth and family studies major from Omaha, Nebraska. Through her leadership positions, she's making an impact on campus and continuing to share her heritage through the Asian Student Union.
Seven Huskers earn Fulbright awards; 1 named alternate
Seven University of Nebraska–Lincoln students have earned Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards for the 2022-23 academic year. Another student was named an alternate, and three were named semifinalists.
Passport giveaway for students expands
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has been selected by the Institute of International Education for an IIE American Passport Project grant that will enable up to 25 Nebraska students to obtain a U.S. passport and support their global learning journeys. The funding will expand the university’s Husker Passport Giveaway from 100 to 125 students and provide specific support for first-year students with financial need who are eligible for Pell grants.
Webinar points to similarities in rural challenges in Nebraska, abroad
Challenges that confront many rural communities in Nebraska aren't unique to the state. Population decline, brain drain, economic development difficulties — those are commonalities shared by rural communities worldwide. Three panelists with Nebraska connections and global perspectives analyzed these commonalities, as well as differences, in a recent webinar that is part of an ongoing series sponsored by IANR Global Engagement. The analysts, all with University of Nebraska–Lincoln connections, pointed to positive strategies to address communal problems during the webinar, moderated by Brianne Wolf, coordinator for IANR Global Engagement.
Over nearly 30 years, National Drought Mitigation Center has made global impact
For nearly 30 years, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln has been the preeminent source for drought planning, tracking and education through the National Drought Mitigation Center. The center launched in 1995 after founding director Don Wilhite, professor emeritus, began a series of discussions and workshops with federal climate and agricultural agencies on the importance of fully understanding and planning for drought.
Goh traces family footsteps, international student history at Nebraska U
Nearly a quarter-century after his mother hopped a flight from Malaysia to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Jun Yi Goh would do the same. While working his way toward two degrees and following every snap of Husker football, the 4.0 student found time to write a narrative history of his fellow international students.
Tran finds ‘home away from home’ with Emerging Leaders program
Jonah Tran is a nutrition, exercise and health science major from Lincoln, Nebraska. Through his involvements on campus, Tran has found a home away from home and is serving as a mentor for fellow Huskers while still remaining connected to his Vietnamese culture.