Obituary — Former chancellor Roy Young, 91, dies

May 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: 2013, Issue, May 23, Obituaries

Roy A. Young, 91, UNL chancellor from 1976-80, died April 19, in Corvallis, Ore. During his time at UNL, Young oversaw the College of Dentistry’s move to the University of Nebraska Medical Center. It was also at Young’s recommendation in 1979 that the School of Journalism, now known as the College of Journalism and Mass [...]



Obituary — Nelson Thomas Potter Jr.

May 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: 2013, Issue, May 23, Obituaries

Nelson Thomas Potter Jr., 73, of Lincoln, emeritus professor of philosophy, died May 12. Born to Nelson and Hazel (Park) Potter, he was raised in Mount Morris, Ill. He graduated summa cum laude from Monmouth College in 1961 with degrees in philosophy and English. In 1961, Potter was named a Woodrow Wilson Fellow. He received [...]



Memorial service for Herb Howe is Dec. 8

Nov 15th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Employee News, Issue, Nov. 15, Obituaries

Herbert “Herb” E. Howe Jr., 70, of Lincoln, died Nov. 4. Howe retired in 2007 after working for 38 years at UNL — the first 20 as a professor of psychology; the last 18 as associate to the chancellor and chief of staff in the Office of the Chancellor. Howe served UNL chancellors Martin Massengale, [...]



Obituary — Donna Koch

Nov 15th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Issue, Obituaries

Donna Koch, 52, of Lincoln, died Oct. 30. Koch worked for nearly 32 years in the UNL Libraries system. Born Aug. 6, 1960 in Yankton, S.D., Koch grew up in Hartington, Neb. She graduated from Hartington Cedar Catholic High School and attended Wayne State College. She started at UNL in January 1981 as a library [...]



Obituary — Dorothy Zimmerman

Nov 15th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Issue, Obituaries

Dorothy Wynne Zimmerman, 87, of Lincoln, died Nov. 5. She was an emeriti professor of English. Zimmerman was born on Sept. 6, 1925 in Mason City, Iowa. She was raised in Hays, Kan., and attended the University of Kansas. At KU, Zimmerman met her husband, Edward John Zimmerman. They married on the last day of [...]



Obituary — Richard S. Harnsberger

Apr 18th, 2012 | By | Category: Obituaries

Retired law professor Richard S. Harnsberger died March 29. He was 90. Harnsberger joined the NU College of Law faculty in 1956 and retired in 1992. Prior to joining the law faculty, he was a lecturer in the College of Business Administration from 1954-1956. He was in private practice in Lincoln from 1949-1955 and worked [...]



Obituary — Wallace C. “Wally” Peterson

Apr 18th, 2012 | By | Category: Obituaries

Wallace C. “Wally” Peterson, George Holmes Professor Emeritus of Economics died April 15. He was 91. A reception for friends of Peterson is 1 to 3 p.m., April 20 in the Schorr President’s Suite at Hewit Place, 1155 Q St. Jerry Petr, also a professor emeritus of economics, described Peterson as a “campus giant.” Peterson [...]



Obituary — Robert Fuller

Apr 12th, 2012 | By | Category: Obituaries

A celebration of life is set for May 26 for retired professor of physics Robert Fuller, who died April 9. Fuller suffered a brain aneurysm last Thanksgiving; he was 76. Fuller was a faculty member from 1969 until his retirement in 2005. During that period, he was a visiting professor at The Open University in [...]



Obituary — James “Jim” P. Ihrig

Mar 1st, 2012 | By | Category: Obituaries

Former faculty member James “Jim” P. Ihrig died Feb. 26. He was 72. A native of Gothenburg, he earned his bachelor’s from Dana College in Blair in 1961; and master’s and doctoral degrees from UNL. His career spanned 51 years, first as a public school teacher in Blair, and later as a community college administrator [...]



Obituary — John D. Orr

Mar 1st, 2012 | By | Category: Obituaries

A retired UNL Extension specialist and 4-H youth specialist, John D. Orr, died Feb. 27 in Mitchell, S.D. He was 83. Orr joined the University of Nebraska in 1956; he led 4-H, Rural Youth and International 4-H Youth Exchange (IFYE) programs before retiring from the Nebraska Cooperative Extension Service in 1988. He was promoted to [...]