Research by UNL's Philip Schwadel has found that younger generations are closing the social class gap between evangelical Protestants and mainline denominations. And in what appears to be an important shift in the U.S. religious landscape, a growing number of younger-generation working-class Americans are not affiliated with any particular religious denomination.

First in her family to pursue higher education, she wants to make a difference

Kendra Haag always knew she would go to college. There was never a doubt in her mind. As the first member of her family to pursue higher education, Haag – a native of Hiawatha, Kan., a member of the Kickapoo Tribe and a senior biological sciences and sociology major – has taken advantage of every opportunity at UNL.