As we move forward in our efforts to keep our UNL community safe in close partnership with the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD), we are making a COVID vaccination registry available for UNL employees living or working in Lancaster County.
We are well more than halfway through our second round of saliva-based re-entry testing for those who will be on campus this semester, and I wanted to provide an update to you on where we are and our next steps on testing.
Welcome back! To those of you who will be on campus, it will be so good to see you. To those joining us remotely this semester, you are a vibrant part of our community and we look forward to connecting.
The recent Thanksgiving holiday gave us many reasons to be thankful. We successfully finished a fall semester with students on campus and in-person education, and our UNL community largely responded admirably to the restrictions and extra measures needed to keep our campus safe.
As the COVID-19 pandemic has challenged every aspect of our lives, I am very grateful for the 'we can do this' spirit in our students, faculty and staff. As we approached the fall semester, we refused to put distance between our students and their educational success, or between our research and its impact. When faced with a challenge, we found a way to safely achieve our mission. Through our tenacity and resilience, today we are wrapping up a successful fall semester like none other. I couldn't be more proud of the commitment and adaptability of our students, faculty and staff, thank you.
Across the country, campuses are once again recognizing First-Generation College Celebration Day, and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln has filled this week with special events leading up to a special “Grab ‘n Go” celebration on Friday, Nov. 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Willa Cather Dining Center, Red Cloud A Room.
As a fellow first-generation college student and alumnus, I am proud that our university offers so much support to help first-generation students successfully navigate and thrive on campus. I hope you can participate this week:
It has been our tradition and privilege each fall to celebrate your talent and dedication by highlighting the hundreds of faculty and staff marking important milestones in service. Due to the current restrictions on large gatherings, we got creative with how we could celebrate in a different way than our usual big event.
I invite you to visit this website to join in our virtual Celebration of Service, which includes videos, a complete list of award honorees and more: Celebration of Service