Charter Day closes with music, milestones, fireworks

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Charter Day closes with music, milestones, fireworks

Fireworks fly over the University of Nebraska–Lincoln's City Campus after the conclusion of the "Music and Milestones" event at the Lied Center. The evening celebration completed the university's celebration of the 150th anniversary of Charter Day.
Greg Nathan | University Commuinication
Fireworks fly over the University of Nebraska–Lincoln's City Campus after the conclusion of the "Music and Milestones" event at the Lied Center. The evening celebration completed the university's celebration of the 150th anniversary of Charter Day.

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Charter Day celebration — which marked the institution’s 150th anniversary— featured music, milestones and fireworks lighting up the night on Feb. 15.

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Craig Chandler | University Communication

Evening festivities included a “Music and Milestones” gala at the Lied Center for Performing Arts followed by a fireworks show outside of Pound Hall. The Lied Center show featured celebrity appearances and performances by more than 300 artists. Ensembles included the Cornhusker Marching Band, UNL Symphony Orchestra, UNL Opera, UNL Dance, Chamber Singers, University Singers and the Varsity Singers. The multi-media performance included newly commissioned works by Nebraska alumni David von Kampen and Garrett Hope. The gala was hosted by Jeff Zeleny, a Nebraska alumnus and senior White House correspondent for CNN.

The performance and fireworks capped the university’s Charter Day observance. The events honored the Feb. 15, 1869 passage of the legislative act that formed the university’s charter as a land-grant institution. Learn more about Charter Week and Nebraska’s 150th year celebration.

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Craig Chandler | University Communication

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Greg Nathan | University Communication

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Craig Chandler | University Communication

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Craig Chandler | University Communication

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Greg Nathan | University Communication

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Craig Chandler | University Communication

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Craig Chandler | University Communication

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Greg Nathan | University Communication

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Craig Chandler | University Communication

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Craig Chandler | University Communication

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Greg Nathan | University Communication

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Craig Chandler | University Communication

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Craig Chandler | University Communication

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Craig Chandler | University Communication

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Craig Chandler | University Communication

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Greg Nathan | University Communication

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Greg Nathan | University Communication

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Craig Chandler | University Communication

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Greg Nathan | University Communication

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