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UNL's Big Red Road Show at Century Link

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By: Zach Revense

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OMAHA (KPTM) – The Huskers put on the Big Red Road Show at the Century Link Center today.

Over 75 kiosks featured aspects of education and social life at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for high school getting ready for college.

"It's not just a normal college fair, where it's just information," said director of admissions, Amber Hunter.

"There are performances happening, you can probably hear that behind me.  All our booths have interactive activities so it's a great way for people to learn about the university in a fun environment."

Hunter recommends that kids apply for school the September before graduation, and that they maintain their grades long before senior year; among other things.

"During your junior year, make sure you take the ACT or SAT.  Submit your materials and we'll help you along the way."

Many students said that UNL has the balance they are looking for in a university.

"A really, really fun social life and just a really good education," high school freshman, Hannah Schotkoske said.

Students already at the university were there to share their experiences thus far.

"I really buckled down when I got to UNL once I got to know a few teachers," said history major Robb Nelson. 

"And my GPA just went up tremendously after that and I really settled down and came into my own."

Hunter says a Cornhusker education is the perfect stepping stone for bigger things.

"You know what?  If you come to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln you can go anywhere."

If you missed the fair today, call UNL admissions.  They schedule tours around campus.

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