Huskers' halftime hoopla celebrates Charter Week
When the Huskers take on the Golden Gophers Feb. 13, fans will be treated to a special halftime show, as part of the weeklong festivities honoring the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s 150th anniversary.
The Nebraska men’s basketball team hosts the University of Minnesota at Pinnacle Bank Arena, with tipoff slated for 8 p.m. Tickets to the game are sold out, but the game will be televised on BTN.
The halftime show will feature a tribute to the university’s 150 years, and a performance by Nebraska Steel, the university’s first student ensemble dedicated to playing steel drum music.
Charter Week began Feb. 11 with a face-to-face conversation between Huskers and U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse. Also on Feb. 11, Gov. Pete Ricketts signed a proclamation naming Feb. 8-15 Charter Week for all of Nebraska.
On Feb. 12, Kay Logan-Peters, professor of libraries and creator of an online tour of the university’s architectural history, presented an N150 Nebraska Lecture titled “Building Nebraska U: The Saga of University Hall and the Origins of the Modern University.” All N150 Nebraska Lectures will be archived online.
Other Charter Week events include:
Feb. 14, all day: Glow Big Red. Huskers across Nebraska and around the world are encouraged to show their support for university by lighting, flying and wearing red — or giving some green.
Feb. 15, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Charter unveiling, Wick Alumni Center. The public is invited to meet with Chancellor Ronnie Green, deans and dignitaries as they greet them and hand out N150 cupcakes. The festivities will include a “Dear Old Nebraska U” book signing; the university charter and other significant objects from the university's history on display; a University Hall model for viewing; opportunities for individuals to record the university's impact and/or fondest memory; an N150 photo; and a flag signing.
Feb. 15, 1 to 2 p.m.: Dairy Store event. Green will continue the day’s celebration at the Nebraska Dairy Store with the launch of a new ice cream flavor, “Nifty 150.”
Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m.: “Music and Milestones,” Lied Center for Performing Arts. The celebration will feature songs from the past 150 years that tell the story of the university, including favorites such as "Dear Old Nebraska U." Music will be performed by students, faculty and distinguished alumni of the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts, Glenn Korff School of Music and Nebraska Repertory Theatre. Buy tickets.