Lowercase in general references.
Uppercase in reference to City Campus and East Campus.
I park my car away from campus.
Campus Recreation/Campus Rec
The department provides recreational services and intramural sports on campus. This title also applies to several buildings used for campus rec, including Cook Pavilion, the Coliseum and the Lee and Helene Sapp Recreation Facility.
Also known as the rec center.
Also has a location on East Campus in the Activities Building.
One word, no hyphen. Same as universitywide, citywide, etc.
In general, avoid unnecessary capitals. Basic principles include capitalizing for proper nouns, proper names, derivatives, compositions, titles and abbreviations. See a dictionary or AP Stylebook for specific entries.
See Centrex for proper names of centers. Some are “Center of ...”, we have “Centers on ...”
Center for Great Plains Studies
Created in 1976, the center studies the people and environment of the Plains. It offers seminars and symposia and occasionally publishes books.
Center on Children, Families and the Law
Currently located at 206 S. 13th Suite 1000
AN EXCEPTION TO AP STYLE: Chair is used instead of chairman or chairwoman in academic references.
Exception would be if "chairman" or "chairwoman" is the official title, as is often the case in "chairman of the board" of certain corporations.
Plural is "chairs."
AVOID "chair" as a verb.
NOT: She chairs the committee.
BUT: She leads the committee.
OrShe is chair of the committee.
IANR departments are led by heads, not chairs.
Building just west of Memorial Stadium that is part of the Nebraska Alumni Association. Also refers to a gameday member organization.
Capitalize when used as a title; lowercase it when it appears after the name or stands alone.
Sometimes used by Mexican-Americans living in the Southwest. Not interchangeable with Mexican-American. Consider personal preference. Relevance to the story should be considered.
Always capitalize both words. However:
The university is composed of its City, East and Nebraska Innovation campuses.
The formal names of the colleges within the university are:
College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
College of Architecture
College of Arts and Sciences
College of Business Administration
College of Education and Human Sciences
College of Engineering
Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts
College of Journalism and Mass Communications
College of Law
A few colleges to note:
UNO’s College of Public Affairs and Community Service offers aviation, criminal justice, gerontology, public administration and social work courses at Nebraska. These are administered at UNO but are physically at the Nebraska campus. UNMC offers nursing courses here through the College of Nursing. It’s still UNMC’s college.
UNMC offers undergraduate and graduate programs in dentistry at Nebraska through the College of Dentistry. This is also a UNMC college despite the location of the classes.
commas in a series
Follow AP style for using commas in a series. Exceptions may be made for more formal publications; in such cases, follow Chicago Manual of Style.
In general, do not put a comma before "and" in a comma series. Add a comma if it helps avoid confusion.
He wore a shirt, tie and jacket.
She's taking French, trigonometry and geography.
For breakfast, he had orange juice, toast, and ham and eggs.
Committee on Institutional Cooperation
The Committee on Institutional Cooperation is a consortium of the Big Ten universities plus the University of Chicago. Also referred to in abbreviated form as CIC.
Composition titles should be in quotation marks. These include: names of books, newspapers, magazines, movies, television series, paintings, works of art, records/albums/CDs, photographs, theater productions, legal cases, music movements, titles of poems, songs, presentations, talks, lectures, speeches, lectures, television episodes, short stories, and chapters in books and articles in magazines.
Cooperative Extension (see also Extension)
Official name is University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension.
On second reference, extension or Nebraska Extension is acceptable. Not NU extension or Cooperative Extension. A division of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, never use Extension Service or Extension Division.
The name of the Nebraska Alumni Association’s official yearbook.
The official mascot for Nebraska's athletic teams. It is often shortened to Huskers, but it should be spelled out in most publications, especially those for an outside audience.
Both men’s and women’s sports teams use this mascot; never use Lady Cornhuskers or Women Cornhuskers.
Rarely used. On second and subsequent references, refer to people by last name only. If more than one person in a story has the same last name, refer to each of them using both their first and last names.
Use Dr. only for medical doctors and only on first reference.