Nebraska U - Celebrating 150 Years

Dear Old Nebraska U book cover

Weatherfest will have a feature exhibit for the 150th anniversary celebration of the University of Nebraska, including the book "Dear Old Nebraska U" available for purchase.

Unforgettable people. Beloved places. Enduring memories. From its beginning in 1869 as a land-grant institution on the edge of the prairie, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln has expanded the frontiers of opportunity for nearly three hundred thousand graduates.

This lavishly illustrated volume celebrates Nebraska’s first 150 years with a look back at the alumni, faculty, and staff whose work has made an enduring impact on the world, from Willa Cather’s Pulitzer Prize-winning literature to James Van Etten’s groundbreaking research in virology.

This book also highlights the iconic buildings and landmarks on campus and the activities and experiences of students, from the East Campus Dairy Store and the Daily Nebraskan to a celebration of the Big Red sensation of Husker athletics, recognizing outstanding coaches and student-athlete achievements.