Service learning is part of our mission, and Tiger students and alumni live it. Each year, hundreds of students spend thousands of hours volunteering in 克里特岛, 奥马哈 and 林肯.

生命接力 American Cancer Society 标志


Doane has been a top collegiate fundraiser for 生命接力 for nearly 20 years. Student-led events raise donations to fight cancer and provide support to those impacted by cancer.


Through the IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, Doane accounting majors can become certified to help prepare tax returns for the Doane and 克里特岛 community for free.

Doane/克里特岛.E. 课程

在本课程中, Doane students are paired with 克里特岛 Public Schools students with special needs to teach fundamental motor skills — and learn from their “Cardinal friends.”

社区新闻 & 事件

Junior MacKenzie Painter wears a white tshirt that reads "Doane Volleyball." She stands in front of the Lied Science and Mathematics Building.

所有的新闻 & 事件

Not just for pets — Nestlé Purina and Doane partnership builds on community connections to provide skills and learning opportunities



Architectural rendering of the lobby of the revitalized Isis Theatre in 克里特岛, Nebraska. A golden representation of the ancient Egyptian goddess Isis is prominently featured on the wall above a bronze art deco sales and concessions counter. A blue wall with a gold art deco motif to the 左 displays the names of donors and a wall on the 正确的 is painted white with the same gold art deco motif. Doors on either side of the wall behind the counter lead to the theater and other amenities.

Resurrecting 克里特岛's historic movie theater

Firefighters watch a demonstration of breaking open a door outside of Burrage Hall.


Artist Gilbert Fletcher will present for the seventh annual Polk Lectureship on April 5.

澳门威尼斯人网址 Presents Seventh Annual Polk Lectureship


“The Flora of the Nebraska Tallgrass Prairie: Past and Present."公众展览



Masters degree helps Doane grad serve the 林肯 community

Four middle school girls work on creating paper models of shapes like pyramids, cubes and dodecahedrons with the help of Dr. 玛格丽特·沃茨博士. 芭芭拉·詹宁斯·赫尔佐格, 谁在澳门威尼斯人网址教数学, 和Bailee back, a junior elementary and special education major. They are in one of the classrooms in Doane's Lied science building.



Dr. 玛格丽特·瓦茨, assistant professor of mathematics at Doane, started GEMS this fall to teach young girls that math is more than arithmetic and geometry. And that while it can be a challenge, it can be a fun challenge.

Artisan Mark owner Elayne Woods Jones stands behind the coffeeshop's counter. 在她身后, 很长一段, exposed brick wall extends to seating at the back of the shop, 头顶温暖的灯光.



自2019年以来, Artisan Mark has provided the city of 克里特岛 with gourmet coffee and gluten-free eats, clothing and goods from local or women-owned businesses, 还有完美的学习氛围, 工作或与朋友见面. The shop is owned by Elayne Woods Jones ‘13L.




The Doane community takes steps toward beating cancer.

Dr. Cale Stolle presents scholarships to senior engineering students Ryan Lasauskas, 左, 肯尼·肯普, 正确的. They are standing in a classroom in the Lied Science and Mathematicsbuilding.


Engineering students partner with Edgerton Explorit

The Explorit Center collaborated with Joel TerMaat, assistant professor of engineering and physics at 澳门威尼斯人网址-克里特岛, and his sophomore Engineering Design class to create innovative displays based on the work of American cartoonist Rube Goldberg, whose endeavors spanned a large part of the 20th century. The merging of science and art was a great fit for the partnership between Doane and the center, 他说, 符合澳门威尼斯人网址的哲学.

Group of special needs students posing for the camera in Haddix.


Adapted PE course pairs Doane students with 克里特岛 students who have special needs

Before COVID, Fridays were for line dancing and gliding on scooters in the Haddix Center gym. Friday was the day to practice catching with handkerchiefs and beach balls. 最重要的是, Fridays were the day for students in 克里特岛 Public Schools Life Skills classes to spend time with their favorite Doane students and vice versa. In the time between the sessions of the Unified Doane/克里特岛hysical Education 课程, 克里特岛 High Special Education Teacher Jessie Meinke heard the same question many times from her students: “今天是澳门威尼斯人网址体育日吗?? 我们什么时候再去澳门威尼斯人网址?” She is hopeful COVID restrictions will ease and allow the course to resume next fall. “It means so much to my students,” 她说. The unified course got its start on the bleachers at a Doane basketball game. 辛迪·迈耶, Associate Professor of Physical Education and Health, 坐在丽莎·菲的旁边, 克里特岛中学校长. Bleacher talk turned to Meyer’s changing role at Doane after retiring from 26 years as its head volleyball coach. Meyer had more time to devote to her courses now and wanted to create new opportunities for physical education students to gain practical experience, particularly through partnerships with 克里特岛 Public Schools. The conversation sparked ideas and plans for the unified course. The Adapted PE class pairs Doane students - many who are studying physical education, 运动科学, or therapy - with CPS students with varying disabilities that make it harder to learn the fundamental motor skills of sports and fitness activities. “We call them ‘our Cardinal friends,’” Meyer称. “这是一次奇妙的经历. Not just the teaching, but the friendships and bonds that form. 双方都获益良多.” It’s where some of the Cardinals learn to throw, dribble, bat or exercise for the first time. As Doane students learn how disabilities influence motor performance they also come to realize that some lesson plans can’t be one-size-fits-all. Technically, the 克里特岛 students are learning the fundamentals of sports and fitness, Meyer称. For the elementary and intermediate school students, each activity teaches the form behind basic skills like running, 投掷和跳跃, 同时也提高了协调性. The middle and high-school students play sports activities as well. “Cindy is so fundamental about teaching the correct form, whether it’s shooting or running. All the foundations are very well taught, but it never feels like a lesson to my students. 这很有趣。. Her students never know what activity they will find on campus, 她说. They might toss rings, try the low balance beam or take their turn with baseball tees and bats. They might pull a parachute into a tight circle and try to fling a toy tiger and cardinal in the air. The “Hungry Hippo” game -- racing on scooters to retrieve tennis balls -- is a favorite. “I can’t imagine how much time (Cindy) spends setting all the stations up and teaching her students the preparations behind the class,梅克说. “She has high expectations for her Doane students and how they should interact with (克里特岛) students and it shows.” 这就是为什么, Meinke说, 克里特岛的学生感到很受欢迎, 理解, cared for and supported by their Doane role models and friends. The activities adapt to the challenges the 克里特岛 student faces in a PE setting. A student with a cognitive or behavioral challenge may simply need a little extra time to learn form and strengthen motor skills, while a student who uses a walker for support or an iPad to communicate may need one-on-one or two-on-one instruction adapted to their needs. If a group session is overwhelming one of their Cardinal friends, a Doane student may pull him or her off to the side for individual instruction. Meinke shared how one young boy didn’t have an interest in any of the structured activities, but the Doane students realized he liked the scooters. So they pulled him on the scooter for a portion of the class, letting him enjoy the motion and practice his balance. Successes are individual and always celebrated. Meyer notices the growth and improvement in each student, even from year-to-year. One 克里特岛 student didn’t want to participate in activities or interact with the Doane students his first year but now tries many of the lessons. Another student liked playing with a ball but not sharing or playing a game with it. By the third year, he rolled it back to one of the students, which was cause for celebration. “这是巨大的。!梅克说. “He learned to share and play with another person.” It’s one example of why Meinke doesn’t like to use the word ‘disability.’ “Everyone has an ability and we have high expectations for them. For some kids, throwing may take hundreds of repetitions, but they will get it.” When Meyer learns that a 克里特岛 student gained confidence through her course that now helps them in other settings, 这是一个亮点, 她说, 以及由此形成的关系. “The kids get to work with college students and collegiate athletes, and those students become their role models and friends. My students get just as much or more back and admire the 克里特岛 students, too.” Doane students wouldn’t have this important teaching opportunity without the support of CPS, Meyer称. “You really can’t teach adapted PE at a university without giving students the opportunity to work with individual kids like we do. So I'm really grateful to the 克里特岛 school system.” 不过,费伊把功劳归于迈耶. “这(当然)是因为她的远见. She truly takes pride in this class and how well her students are prepared to go out into the real world.这种伙伴关系是特殊的. When Fye gets to observe the Unified course, she’s always struck by its energy and enthusiasm. “孩子们之间的兴奋, the Doane students and the adults when someone succeeds - it’s so rewarding.” The Unified course ends its year with bowling in Wilber. Meyer brings treats and it’s generally a great day for everyone. The 克里特岛 students return to their school “tired, happy and thirsty,梅克说. And almost as soon as it ends she knows the questions will start again like clockwork. “我们什么时候再去澳门威尼斯人网址……?”