- ARDC 50th Celebration – Sunday, Sept 23
Location: ARDC at Mead, NE – 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Free lunch served 12 to 2 PM.
- Entrepreneurship and Youth Day – Monday, Sept 24
Location: Nebraska East Union – 3:00 to 6 :00PM
- Companion Animal and Equine Open House –Monday, Sept. 24
Location: Animal Science Building, East Campus – 6:00 to 8:00 PM
- Life Sciences – Tuesday, Sept 25
Location: Nebraska East Union – 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM
- Landscapes Systems – Tuesday, Sept 25
Location: UNL Maxwell Arboretum – 2:30 to 4:30 PM
- Wildlife Encounters – Tuesday, Sept 25
Location: Hardin Hall – 5:00 to 8:00 PM
- International Day – Wednesday, Sept 26
Location: Hardin Hall – 3:00 to 6:00 PM
- Rural Futures Day – Thursday, Sept 27
Location: Pinnacle Bank, 210 E 23rd Street, Columbus, NE, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
- Backyard Farmer 60th Anniversary Celebration – Thursday, September 27
Location: Hardin Hall, 5:00 to 9:00 PM
- Heuermann Lecture – Friday, Sept 28
Location: Lied Center, 7:30 PM
Heuermann Lecture series featuring four former Secretaries of Agriculture - Yeutter, Glickman, Block, Johanns. The event is free.
- IANR Tailgate – Saturday, Sept 29
Location: Nebraska East Union, 3:00 to 7:00 PM
Printable PDF version of entire celebration schedule of events. (updated 9-18-2012)
Celebrating 150 Years of the Morrill Act
This year the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, along with other land-grant universities and the states they serve, celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Act.
The Morrill Act brought into being land-grant universities, making education more affordable to all people, educating them in agriculture, home economics, mechanical arts and other professions practical at the time. Before the Morrill Act, higher education was primarily a privilege of the rich.
Thanks to the land-grant legislation, each state has tremendous success stories to tell, graduating successful leaders and citizens, extending knowledge to those who put it to immediate use in their lives, and conducting agricultural research that helps feed the world.
The university is celebrating the Morrill Act anniversary with a full week of activities Sept. 23-29.
Daily themes and events at UNL during the land-grant celebration conclude with the 7 p.m. Nebraska-Wisconsin game Sept. 29.
Questions: Jill Brown - email@example.com or 472-2871
The UNL Libraries celebrate the 150th anniversary of the signing of the first Morrill Act and the achievements of the University of Nebraska, the state’s land grant institution.
View archive of achievments in Food, Fuel, Water, Landscapes and People; an Architectural Tour of Historic UNL; New Research and New Learning Spaces.