Regents approve public, private garage/apartment complex

Nov 15th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Campus News, Issue, Nov. 17

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents approved Oct. 26 a campus project that will combine a UNL parking facility with a privately-run housing facility. The Mixed-Use University Parking and Residential Facility will be located on a 1.7-acre site bounded by R, Q and 18th street and North Antelope Valley Parkway. The parking structure will [...]



Contact UNLPD if you feel unsafe while on campus

Nov 15th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Campus News, Issue, Nov. 17

Faculty, staff, students and visitors should contact UNL Police if they become involved in an incident or feel uncomfortable about safety in any on-campus situation. For an emergency situation that requires police, fire or medical aid, call 911. For non-emergencies, call 402-472-2222 for assistance. UNL Police can also be reached by texting UNLPD to 69050.



Work to begin on two new residence halls

Dec 16th, 2011 | By | Category: Campus News, Nov. 17

Construction of a new, suite-style housing complex at UNL will begin at the end of this semester. Sited on the block of 18th, 19th and R streets immediately east of the new Robert E. Knoll Residential Center, the two-building student residence complex will add 1,034 beds. One building will open for occupancy in August 2013 [...]



International Affairs strives to build campuswide network

Dec 16th, 2011 | By | Category: Campus News, Nov. 17

International Affairs leaders are working to make a bigger impact on campus and expand global opportunities for students. Led by Laurie Bellows, assistant dean of International Affairs, the office oversees three primary areas at UNL — study abroad, visiting international students and scholars, and international agreements. “In some ways, the Office of International Affairs has [...]



Regents consider ‘plus-one’ benefit

Dec 16th, 2011 | By | Category: Employee News, Nov. 17

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will consider a proposal that would expand the university’s benefits program to include employees’ partners. Under the “employee plus one” proposal, the university would extend eligibility for benefits coverage to a qualifying, unrelated adult who shares an employee’s household or family coverage for the employee, the other adult [...]



New website helps assess campus energy consumption

Dec 16th, 2011 | By | Category: Campus News, Nov. 17

It just got a little easier to be green. Utility and Energy Management recently unveiled the online energy management portal, allowing university community members to assess their building’s energy consumption, all from the convenience of a desktop or smartphone. “We want building occupants to have greater awareness of their energy consumption,” said Ted Weidner, assistant [...]



Wunder donates papers to University Libraries

Dec 16th, 2011 | By | Category: Campus News, Nov. 17

John Wunder, long-time UNL history professor and former director of the Center for Great Plains Studies and Hitchcock Professor of Journalism, donated his books on legal history to the Marvin and Virginia Schmid Law Library and his personal library and papers to University Archives. Mary Ellen Ducey, university archivist, described Wunder’s collections as encapsulating his [...]



Hoffman earns psych honor

Dec 16th, 2011 | By | Category: Employee News, Nov. 17

Lesa Hoffman, an associate professor of psychology, is being recognized for her strides as a promising young researcher. Hoffman is the 2011 winner of the Cattell Award from the Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology. The honor is awarded annually to a young researcher who has made outstanding contributions to the field of multivariate experimental psychology [...]



Pratt to step down as NU provost; will return to teaching

Dec 16th, 2011 | By | Category: Employee News, Nov. 17

Executive Vice President and Provost Linda Ray Pratt will step down June 30, 2012, to return to her professional roots in the UNL Department of English. “Linda Pratt has served this university in so many ways over more than four decades, and while I hate to lose her great skill in the provost’s office, it [...]



Chancellor outlines changes to achieve State of U goals

Dec 16th, 2011 | By | Category: Campus News, Nov. 17

EDITOR’S NOTE — This is the text of a universitywide email Chancellor Harvey Perlman sent to faculty and staff on Oct. 27. I have been very encouraged by the response both from within and outside the university to the transformative goals I proposed in the State of the University address — to create an academically [...]