Colleges to award degrees this week
Several Nebraska colleges will have commencement ceremonies this week.
» College of St. Mary: Forty-four students will receive associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctorate degrees at the 7:30 p.m. Saturday commencement ceremony in the Lied Fitness Center. Baccalaureate Mass will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Our Lady of Mercy Chapel.
» University of Nebraska at Kearney: Graduates will receive degrees during 10 a.m. Friday commencement at the UNK Health and Sports Center. Of the 418 graduates, 316 will receive undergraduate degrees and 102 will receive graduate degrees.
» University of Nebraska at Omaha: Commencement will be Saturday at Sapp Field House on campus. The College of Communication, Fine Arts & Media; Colleges of Arts & Sciences; College of Engineering; and College of Education will have a 10 a.m. ceremony. The College of Public Affairs & Community Service, College of Information Science & Technology, College of Education & Human Sciences and College of Business Administration will have a 2 p.m. ceremony.
» University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Commencement for the graduate college will begin at 3 p.m. Friday at the Devaney Center. Undergraduate students’ commencement will start at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the same location.
» University of Nebraska Medical Center: Commencement for 217 students will begin at 2 p.m. Friday in the Joslyn Art Museum’s Witherspoon Concert Hall for those graduating from the Colleges of Dentistry, Nursing, Medicine, School of Allied Health Professions and the Graduate College.
» Wayne State College: Commencement will begin at 2 p.m. Friday for 162 undergraduate and 49 graduate students in Rice Auditorium.
Two charitable events Saturday in one place
The Iowa and Nebraska National Teenager Scholarship Organizations will host two community service drives from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Bag ’N Save at 76th and Dodge Streets.
The groups will ring bells for the Salvation Army and, with the public’s help, fill a truck for the Open Door Mission. The latter needs new or gently used clothing, coats, hats, gloves, shoes, toys, food items, toiletries and cleaning supplies.
Compiled by Sue Story Truax