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November 2020

Architects and Engineers Licensing Ceremony

November 6, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects will hold a ceremony for first time licensed engineers and architects in the second floor rotunda of the Capitol at 3:00 p.m. The ceremony will be for the architects and engineers and their invited guests.

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June 2020

Student Achievement Awards

June 30, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Governor Pete Ricketts will recognize Nebraska's top scorers on the ACT and SAT college entrance exams in a second floor rotunda program with limited seating due to the pandemic.

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October 2020

Virtual Hispanic Heritage Month Commemoration

October 2, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Nebraska Latino-American Commission will hold their 14th annual Hispanic Heritage Month commemoration ceremony as a virtual event this year. The ceremony in the 2nd floor rotunda from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. will be shown live on the Latino-American Commission's facebook page, facebook.com/NebraskaLatinoAmericanCommission. Because of the pandemic, those interested in the celebration are encouraged to tune in via facebook.

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December 2020

NSP Camp 63 Graduation

December 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Nebraska State Patrol will hold their Camp 63 Graduation Ceremony in the 2nd floor rotunda of the Nebraska State Capitol on Friday December 18, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

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November 2020

Governor’s Excellence Awards Program

November 18, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

The Department of Administrative Services State Personnel Office will host the Governor's Excellence in Leadership Awards Program in the 2nd floor rotunda of the Nebraska State Capitol on November 18, 2020.

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December 2020

Wreaths across America Proclamation

December 14, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, partners across America Remember and Honor service members by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 2,100 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea and abroad. The public program in the Nebraska State Capitol has been cancelled due to the pandemic. To maintain public health, volunteer involvement in wreath laying this year will be limited. Members of the public wishing to volunteer for 2021…

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May 2021

Nebraska Mother of the Year Recognition

May 6, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

The Nebraska Mothers Association will hold the 2021 Mother of the Year Ceremony in the 2nd floor rotunda of the Nebraska State Capitol on Thursday May 6, 2021 at 12:30 p.m. The program will feature a Governor's Proclamation, fifth grade essay contest winners and recognition of Nebraska's past and present Mothers of the Year. The 2021 Mother of the Year will be announced.

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June 2021

Nebraska State Patrol Camp 64 Graduation

June 18, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

The Nebraska State Patrol will hold a graduation ceremony for the Camp 64 recruits in the 2nd floor Rotunda of the Capitol at 10:00 a.m. on Friday June 18, 2021. The one hour program will celebrate the achievements of Nebraska's newest State Troopers.

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January 2021

Jerico Walk

January 15, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am

A small group will walk around the Capitol at 9:00 a.m. and then come inside to the 2nd floor rotunda to blow Shofars as a blessing prior to the beginning of the Friday January 15th Legislative session.

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March 2021

NMEA Capitol Concerts

March 22, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - March 25, 2021 @ 1:00 pm

The Nebraska Music Education Association will hold a series of noontime concerts in the Capitol 2nd floor rotunda from March 22 - 25. The public is welcome to attend. Each day two groups of Nebraska students will perform.  

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May 2021

Language Arts Honors Day

May 7, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Nebraska English Arts Council will hold their annual Teacher/Student Awards Ceremony in the 2nd floor rotunda of the Nebraska State Capitol on Friday May 7 at 4:00 p.m.

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June 2021

Governor’s Student Achievement Recognition

June 16, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Governor Pete Ricketts will recognize Nebraska's top scorers on the ACT and SAT college entrance exams in a rotunda ceremony at 10:00 a.m.

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October 2021

15th Annual Hispanic Heritage Month Commemoration

October 1, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Nebraska Latino-American Commission will hold their annual commemoration of Hispanic Heritage Month in the 2nd floor rotunda of the Capitol from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Hispanic Heritage Moth is celebrated from September 15 - October 15.

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Governor’s Excellence in State Service

October 22, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Governor Pete Ricketts will honor Nebraska state employee's for their years of service in a day long 2nd floor rotunda program on Friday October 22, 2021.

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Governor’s Excellence in State Service Ceremony

October 27, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Governor Pete Ricketts will honor Nebraska State employees for their years of service in the afternoon on October 27, 2021 in the Capitol 2nd floor Rotunda at 1:00 p.m.

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November 2021

Licensing Ceremony

November 5, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Nebraska Board of Engineers and Architects will hold a ceremony for first-time licensed architects and engineers in the Capitol 2nd floor Rotunda on Friday November 5, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.

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Governor’s Excellence in State Service Ceremony

November 15, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Governor Pete Ricketts will honor Nebraska state employees who have been chosen their agencies employee, supervisor and manager of the year in the Capitol 2nd floor Rotunda on Monday November 15, 2021 at 1:00 p.m.

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Commissioner’s Recognition of Student Excellence

November 22, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The Department of Education Center for Student Leadership and Expanded Learning will honor students for excellence in vocational education on Monday November 22, 2021 at a 2:30 p.m. program in the 2nd floor Rotunda.

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December 2021

Nebraska State Patrol Camp 65 Graduation

December 17, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Nebraska State Patrol Camp 65 will hold their graduation ceremony in the 2nd floor Rotunda of the Capitol on Friday December 17, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.

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February 2022

State Fair Student Recognition

February 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The NEBRASKAland Foundation will recognize winners of the State Fair educational competitions in the 2nd floor rotunda of the Capitol on Friday February 25, 2022 at 1:00 p.m.

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March 2022

Youth Art Month Celebration Ceremony

March 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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May 2022

State Holocaust Commemoration

May 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Jewish Federation of Lincoln and the Institute for Holocaust Education will hold the State Holocaust Commemoration in the second floor rotunda on Sunday May 1, 2022 at 3:00 p.m.

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March 2022

NMEA Capitol Concert Series

March 21 @ 8:00 am - March 24 @ 5:00 pm

The Nebraska Music Education Association will hold series of noontime concerts featuring student performers from across the state. Different vocal and instrumental groups will perform each day at 12:00 and 12:30 p.m. in the 2nd floor rotunda from March 21 - 24. the public is encouraged to attend and support the your musicians.

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April 2022

DHHS Awards Ceremony

April 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Friday April 1, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services will hold their annual teammates awards program in the 2nd floor rotunda of the Capitol at 2:00 p.m.

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Nebraska Mother of the Year Ceremony

April 7 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

The Nebraska Mothers Association, in affiliation of American Mothers Inc. will recognize the Nebraska Mother of the Year and the 5th grade essay winner in the 2nd floor rotunda on April 7 from 11:30 am to 1:00 p.m.

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Soundsational Singers

April 12 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

The O'Neill Public School elementary choir will perform in the 2nd floor rotunda at noon on April 12, 2022.

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DHHS Awards Ceremony

April 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Thursday April 21, the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services will hold their annual teammates awards program in the 2nd floor rotunda of the Capitol at 2:00 p.m.

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May 2022

National Day of Prayer Observance

May 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Nebraska National Day of Prayer and the Nebraska Family Alliance will hold a National Day of Prayer Observance in the Capitol Rotunda on Thursday May 5 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

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“English” Honors Day Ceremony

May 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Nebraska English Language Arts Council will hold a poetry reading and awards ceremony in the 2nd floor rotunda of the Capitol on Friday May 6 at 4:00 p.m. Teachers and students will be honored for their dedication to language arts.

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Governor’s Student Achievement Awards

May 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The Governor will honor students who achieved the highest scores on the ACT on Monday May 23 at 10:00 a.m. in a program in the 2nd floor rotunda.

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June 2022

Cornhusker Girls State

June 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Following a week of Girls State activities, the American Legion Auxiliary will host the GirIs State Inauguration Program in the 2nd floor rotunda of the Capitol on Thursday June 9 at 2:00 p.m.

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September 2022

Bar Induction Ceremony

September 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Nebraska Supreme Court will swear in new attorneys in the second floor rotunda on Tuesday September 20, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.

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