Benefits enrollment period open through Dec. 7

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

NUFlex open enrollment, the annual period for university employees to enroll in or make changes to University of Nebraska benefits plans, is Nov. 19 to Dec. 7. For the fifth time in seven years, healthcare premiums for medical and dental benefits in 2013 will not increase for full-time employees. That good news extends to deductibles [...]



Employee plus-one enrollees must register for benefits in person

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

The first flight of employees who enroll under the University of Nebraska’s “employee plus-one” benefits coverage must do so through a campus benefits office. While administrators would like to offer the enrollment electronically, Keith Dietze, director of university-wide benefits, said the need for in-person registration is due to complicated federal tax regulations. “The process is [...]



Sensory Lab tests food items for clients

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

Freshly tumbled in various salt mixtures, the chips sat ready to be crunched. But these deep-fat-fried snacks were not to be consumed by crumbly handfuls during lunch or a boisterous tailgate. Instead, these chips were neatly lined up, two to a numbered plate, covered by plastic wrap and ready to be judged by a panel [...]



Master plan concepts available for review online

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

Concepts being used to formulate UNL’s Campus and Landscape Master Plans are available online for review and to post feedback. The new website, www.planbigideas.com, is designed like a social media site, allowing users to review and download the concepts, comment on the plans, suggest other ideas and discuss suggestions made by others. “The website is [...]



Innovation Campus ceremony is Nov. 16

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

“Breaking Ground for the Future” is the theme of a ceremonial event and major announcement Nov. 16 on a new level of collaboration between UNL and ConAgra Foods. The collaboration includes expanded research and development projects at Nebraska Innovation Campus. The collaboration will be announced at an event at 3 p.m. Nov. 16 at Van [...]



The Scarlet Interviews — Tim Wei, Dean of Engineering

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

Tim Wei has been dean of UNL’s College of Engineering since June 2011. Previously he was a professor and led the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y. He remains an active researcher with an interest in coupling fundamental fluid dynamics experiments with critical technologies of socio-technological importance. [...]



13 students named to ‘Franco’s List,’ recognized for commitment to character

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

Thirteen UNL students were recognized by the Center for Civic Engagement for their commitment to character as defined by their peers. Students who attain the highest level of academic achievement are traditionally recognized by their academic dean through the “Dean’s List.” Similarly, “Franco’s List” recognizes students who were nominated and selected as outstanding agents for [...]



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, [...]



New policy crafted to protect youths on campus

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

UNL has created a “Youth Activity Safety Policy.” The policy is designed to protect the safety of youth on campus while providing a safe, educational and enjoyable activity/program experience for all participants. The policy provides minimum specific guidelines for activities sponsored by UNL or held on a UNL campus. Access the new policy and a [...]



Next Faculty Senate meeting is Dec. 11

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

The next meeting of UNL’s Faculty Senate is 2:30 p.m. Dec. 11 in the East Union, Arbor Suite. Committees expected to report are: University Appeals and Judicial Boards; and Academic Planning. For more information, go to http://go.unl.edu/rb6, send email to academicsenate@unl.edu or call 402-472-2573.