University of Nebraska Lincoln

College of Business opens new state-of-the-art building

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Business offers international students the opportunity to choose from 10 different undergraduate majors that will see them tailor their education to achieve their study and career goals. The College’s mission is “to provide an exceptional education for our students, and to create high impact research that informs important business questions of the day”.

Part of this exceptional commitment to students has been ensuring they have access to some of the most state-of-the-art facilities available. This has seen the creation of a new home for the College, the Howard L. Hawks Hall. It is the University’s newest academic building and classes will be held in it from the start of the fall semester.

The new building features experiential learning spaces and high-tech classrooms. Included in this practical learning experience is the Trading Room, which provides students with an innovative simulation of a real trading room. Students can also expect a computer lab, a teaching and learning centre, eight cluster classrooms and eight case-style classrooms.

The hall has been named after a NEBRASKA alumnus, Howard L. Hawks. Mr Hawks is the founder of one of the largest energy companies in the United States, Tenaska. He was a recipient of the College of Business’s Lifetime Achievement Award and had a leadership role in the fundraising efforts for the US$84 million building.

Mr Hawks said: “I have been fortunate to receive extraordinary benefit from my experience and education at the College of Business. I am happy to have the opportunity to help students and faculty benefit from an exceptional educational facility”.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Ronnie Green said that Mr Hawks personifies “the Nebraskan spirit of generosity and support … [he has] done so much for this state and this university. It is a tremendous honor to have the Hawks name on such an essential part of our campus.”

To find out more about the new building and Mr Hawks, please visit the Nebraska website. To find out more about studying at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln please contact Brent Schmoker at brent.schmoker@unl.edu.