Red burned bright Feb. 15 as the University of Nebraska–Lincoln concluded a Charter Week celebration with music and reflection on the Lied Center for Performing Arts stage, followed by fireworks over Pound Hall and Love Library.
Events during the week (Feb. 11-15) honored the Feb. 15, 1869 passage of the legislative act that formed the university's charter as a land-grant institution.
In a Facebook post after the Lied Center show, Chancellor Ronnie Green honored the more than 290,000 holders of degrees from Dear Old Nebraska U and the thousands of faculty, staff, students, public servants and supporters who have contributed to the mission of the land-grant institution.
“What a week,” Green wrote. “Jane and I sat with a house full of Huskers (Friday) night feeling the immense impact of all who have helped build one of the greatest universities in all of the land.
“The vision of the University of Nebraska signed by Gov. Butler on Feb. 15, 1869 burns with a brighter red intensity than ever, with the next 150 beyond the realm of imagination.”
Click the image below to see photos from each event held during the weeklong celebration.