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Hardin Hall

Haskell Agricultural Laboratory

A university agricultural research farm located near Concord, Nebraska.

health center

Used on second reference. See “University Health Center”


Meetings are not held; babies or books are held. Use this word to describe the physical act of holding something. Often ‘held' can be left out of the sentence when describing meetings.

NOT: The meeting will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday.

BUT:The meeting will be (or begin) at 3 p.m. Thursday.

Herbie Husker

One of two sports mascots, Herbie is the traditional Husker mascot.

Hewit Center

Also known as the Hewit Academic Center or the Hewit Center for Student-Athletes, this is the academic area inside Memorial Stadium for student athletes.

Hewit Place

Building at 12th and Q streets that houses the Center for Great Plains Studies, president’s conference room, Lentz Center for Asian Culture and Great Plains Art Museum. (Different from Hewit Center).

High Plains Agricultural Laboratory

A university agricultural research farm located near Sidney, Neb.


When preceded by an article, use “a” (a historic day).

Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts

Official name of the fine and performing arts college after a grant from Christina Hixson and the Lied Foundation Trust.

Horning State Farm

A 240-acre university research farm near Plattsmouth where forestry research is conducted.


The shortened name for the university’s athletic mascot; short for Cornhuskers. Note that it does not contain an apostrophe (because Corn has been dropped).

Both men’s and women’s sports teams use this mascot; never use Lady Huskers or Women Huskers.

"Husker" or "Huskers" are acceptable modifiers and nouns for people, units, departments and colleges at the university.

An interdisciplinary team of Huskers has found a way to shut off a weakened HIV cell.

Husker students will get the day off Feb. 17 because of a snow day.


Video production center for athletics. Also refers to video display boards in Memorial Stadium and Devaney Sports Center. The screens are not Jumbotrons, which is a proprietary name for screens produced by Sony.