Posts Tagged ‘ Troy Fedderson ’

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 [...]



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 [...]



The Scarlet Interview — Marjorie Kostelnik, Dean of Education and Human Sciences

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

Marjorie Kostelnik, dean of the College of Education and Human Sciences, came to UNL in 2000 as dean of the College of Human Resources and Family Sciences. In 2004, Human Resources and Family Sciences merged with Teachers College to become one of the first colleges of Education and Human Sciences. She served on faculty at [...]



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 [...]



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. [...]



UNL recycling program makes steady progress

Mar 31st, 2011 | By | Category: Campus News, Jan. 27

The UNL recycling program continues to gain steam. Between 2005 and 2009, the university doubled annual totals for both tons recycled and percent of total waste recycled. While 2010 totals are pending, initial estimates put the year on par or slightly better than 2009, which ended with 44.3 percent of total waste recycled. “That’s above [...]