Custodial Services receives award

Oct 30th, 2008 | By | Category: Employee News, October 2, 2008, October 30, 2008

A decade-old commitment to helping Nebraskans earn a trade has been rewarded. For helping teach custodial practices to clients of the Nebraska Department of Vocational Rehabilitation Service, UNL’s Custodial Services was named an Employer of the Year by the State Rehabilitation Council. The award – an inaugural honor given to six employers statewide – was […]

Driving smart

Oct 2nd, 2008 | By | Category: Campus News, October 2, 2008

DeVries savors small-car option Clark deVries is all about driving Smart. CAR FORTWO – Clark deVries, director of utility services for Facilities Management and Planning, stands next to his 2008 Smart Fortwo Passion coupe. DeVries was the second Nebraskan to own one of the small, fuel-efficient vehicles made by Mercedes-Benz. In February, deVries, director of […]

New Safe Space, Ally campaign launched

Oct 2nd, 2008 | By | Category: Campus News, October 2, 2008

UNL is first campus to use 2 public designations for LGBTQ students LGBTQA Programs and Services at UNL launched a new Safe Space/Ally campaign, “Different people. Different needs. Different solutions,” on Oct. 1. In conjunction with the month-long Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Ally History Month celebration, the campaign focuses on the recognition of […]

Nanotech center earns $8.1M grant

Oct 2nd, 2008 | By | Category: October 2, 2008, Research

UNL has received an $8.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to support the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center and its nanotechnology research through 2014. UNL’s center focuses on quantum and spin phenomena in nanomagnetic structures and is one of 26 such elite Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers in the nation. This […]

New program aids autistic kids, teachers

Oct 2nd, 2008 | By | Category: Campus News, October 2, 2008

The new Barkley Memorial Center Autism Spectrum Disorders Project has begun. It has a three-part mission that will expand evidence-based intervention practices for young children with autism spectrum disorders, according to Ellin Siegel, director of the program and associate professor in special education and communication disorders at UNL. The project staff will conduct research, educate […]


Oct 2nd, 2008 | By | Category: Campus News, October 2, 2008

Bill Gates delivers his congratulations to Jeffrey S. Raikes (at right) via a recorded video message during a Sept. 26 luncheon honoring Jeffrey and Tricia Raikes. The luncheon was part of the dedication ceremonies for the Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management. Raikes, who grew up in Ashland, is the CEO of […]

Alumni offers Campus Concierge

Oct 2nd, 2008 | By | Category: Campus News, October 2, 2008

The University of Nebraska Alumni Association is providing a haven for football fans visiting campus on Friday afternoons. CONCIERGE SERVICE – Sharlette Schwenninger of the University of Nebraska Alumni Association gives directions to Travis Hundley, a visiting Virginia Tech fan, during the Sept. 26 Campus Concierge event at the Wick Alumni Center. Campus Concierge is […]

Program extends value of university vehicle purchases

Oct 2nd, 2008 | By | Category: Campus News, October 2, 2008

When the university purchases a vehicle, the decision is based on more than just fuel mileage. To extend the value of new vehicles, Transportation Services officials compile a lifecycle cost analysis on each purchase. The analysis factors in purchase cost, resale value, cost of preventative maintenance (brakes, tires, belts, etc.) and fuel mileage – among […]

Verbatem – Enrollment growth causes ceremony changes

Oct 2nd, 2008 | By | Category: Campus News, October 2, 2008

Chancellor Harvey Perlman issued this Sept. 24 e-mail about enrollment growth and changes to commencement ceremonies. For every good advance, there are always unintended consequences. We are clearly benefiting from our increased enrollment, which has allowed us this year to avoid a budget cut and rather to make some investments in additional faculty. One of […]

Health Center to offer free depression screenings Oct. 9

Oct 2nd, 2008 | By | Category: Campus News, October 2, 2008

Counseling and Psychological Services of the University Health Center and the Employee Assistance Program at UNL will offer free, confidential screenings for a range of common emotional conditions Oct. 9 in accordance with National Depression Screening Day. The screenings will be offered 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Nebraska Union, and 11 a.m. to […]