New Hires — May 23, 2013

May 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: 2012, Employee News, Issue, May 23

UNL welcomes these new employees hired in April. For more information on the “New Hires” list, contact Troy Fedderson at tfedderson2@unl.edu or 402-472-8515. Laura Allen, Registration and Records, office assistant Jodi Bergstrom, Journalism and Mass Communications, clerical assistant III Peggy Busch, University Television, business development director Erin Chatterton, Child Care, assistant teacher Rebecca Eby, Graduate [...]



Blue Man Group opens Lied’s season

May 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: 2012, Arts & Entertainment, Issue, May 23

The Lied Center for Performing Arts’ 24th season will include 51 performances of 31 shows from a wide range of genres including Broadway, classical music, dance, theater, world music and jazz, comedy, holiday performances, folk music and shows for families. The 2013-14 season opens Sept. 27-29 with the return of Blue Man Group after its [...]



Project pairs research, modern technology to bring forgotten cemetery stories to life

Dec 13th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Campus News, Dec. 13, Issue

(From left) Randy Kassebaum, a Lincoln businessman, holds a ceramic QR Code that graduate students in Bill Lopez’s class are using to make family histories available electronically to visitors to Wyuka Cemetery. Lopez tested the technology on three Wyuka sites, including the 9/11 memorial in the background, before introducing the project to UNL students. Photo [...]



Bales finds needed outlet as UNL bus driver

Dec 13th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Dec. 13, Employee News, Issue

Eight years ago, Linda Bales needed an escape. Having relocated to Nebraska, Bales spent her days caring for a mother-in-law who suffered a series of strokes and a retired-military husband hampered by alcoholism. “That kind of care, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, it weighs on you,” Bales said. “I really needed something [...]



NIC information session is Dec. 17

Dec 13th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Dec. 13, Employee News

An open information session about Nebraska Innovation Campus is 3:30 to 5 p.m. Dec. 17 in the Nebraska Union Auditorium. The session, which is free and open to faculty, staff and students, will be led by Dan Duncan, executive director of the NIC. A question and answer session will follow the update presentation.



Commencement shifts to new venues in 2013

Dec 13th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Campus News, Dec. 13, Issue

The renovation of the Devaney Sports Center will shift UNL commencement exercises to three different locations in 2013. The change is due to a $20 million project that will convert the Huskers’ basketball home since 1976 into a volleyball arena. The renovation is scheduled to begin shortly after the current NCAA basketball season ends. It [...]



After ConAgra news, construction up next at Innovation Campus

Dec 13th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Campus News, Dec. 13, Issue

Construction at Nebraska Innovation Campus is gearing up after a Nov. 16 ceremonial groundbreaking and announcement of the new campus’ first commitment from a private-industry partner. Dan Duncan, executive director for NIC, said construction of the campus’ first phase will start in December or early January. The first phase includes four buildings — renovation of [...]



Agreement shifts intercampus bus route to StarTran

Dec 13th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Campus News, Dec. 13, Issue

StarTran, the City of Lincoln’s bus service, will assume total control of UNL’s intercampus bus route starting Jan. 2. Riders will not experience any changes in the intercampus — 24 Holdrege or 24 Vine — route or schedule. The change does reduce UNL’s transit-related responsibilities and expenses over time, allowing Parking and Transit Services to [...]



Calkins, Zeleny to address December graduates

Dec 13th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Campus News, Dec. 13, Issue

Commencement exercises for approximately 1,500 graduates are scheduled at UNL on Dec. 14 and 15. Graduate commencement exercises, including doctoral hooding, will begin at 3 p.m. Dec. 14 for students earning doctoral and master’s degrees. Undergraduate exercises will begin at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 15. Both ceremonies will be at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. The [...]



Three named AAAS fellows

Dec 13th, 2012 | By | Category: 2012, Issue, Research

Three UNL professors on Nov. 29 were named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science — the world’s largest general scientific society. It’s the first time three UNL scientists achieved the honor in the same year. The tradition of naming AAAS Fellows goes back to 1874. It is a peer-designated selection based [...]