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Ted Kooser, a visiting professor of English, has been named U.S. poet laureate. The author of 10 books of poetry...
 Ted Kooser, a visiting professor of English, has been named U.S. poet laureate. The author of 10 books of poetry and prose, the resident of garland, neb. is the first poet laureate selected from the great plains. he begins his term this fall. Courtesy photo.

Kooser is 1st Poet Laureate from Plains
Ted Kooser, a UNL visiting professor of English, will be the next Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. Librarian of Congress James H. Billington announced the selection on Aug. 12.

Top News
Residence Hall, Selleck dining open this fall
Apartment-style living and market-style dining are making their debut on the UNL campus this fall, and a few other changes greet students living on campus this year. Students are moving into Husker Courtyards, a new residence hall at 17th and Vine streets, and a newly renovated Selleck Dining Center will soon open for business with more seating and new menu choices.

Partnership builds math education
Within five years, 120 middle-level math teachers will be ready to help change the face of math education in Nebraska. A partnership involving UNL and a number of school districts statewide has received federal funding to support a post-graduate institute for middle-school mathematics teachers.

Other News
Garage expands parking options
The 14th and Avery Parking Garage is open for business.

President Milliken Travels West
University of Nebraska President J.B. Milliken, right, visits with members of the community and the university on Aug. 3 in North Platte. They are, from left, Michael Chipps, area president of Mid-Plains Community College; Bob Klein, UNL professor of agronomy at the West Central Research and Extension Center; and Mark Spurgin, a rancher from Paxton, Neb. Milliken began his presidency Aug. 1 by traveling across Nebraska from west to east to meet Nebraskans and refamiliarize himself and his family with the state. He returned to Lincoln on Aug. 5 to settle in to his office in Varner Hall and presided over the Board of Regents meeting on Aug. 6. Photo courtesy of the University of Nebraska.

External funding at UNL hits $91.5 million
External funding for UNL programs hit record levels this year, according to the UNL Office of Research and Graduate Studies.

$5 million gift to benefit UNL
$5 million gift to benefit UNL

Poverty exercise sparks solutions
Participants adjust their name tags. The labels bear the identity of a fictitious character they will play for the next hour. After examining packets containing meager possessions and money, each "family" begins to strategize how it might survive an entire "month."

Fund supports undergraduate horticulture research
Breakthroughs in agricultural research are common at the University of Nebraska. A newly established fund at the University of Nebraska Foundation ensures undergraduates will have a hand in this important work.

Tunnel Walk is new tradition at Big Red Welcome
What Nebraska fan hasn't dreamed of doing the "Tunnel Walk"?

Other changes to campus this year
The new residence hall, parking garage and dining center at Selleck aren't the only new things greeting students, faculty and staff at UNL this fall. Here's what else is new:

A Piece of University History
Editor's note: Beginning today, the Scarlet will look back at a moment of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's past with "A Piece of University History." Each week we'll feature a historical photo, story or short "did you know" tidbit about the university.

Mayor of Hallam thanks volunteers

Student's design on poster
A graphic design by Trenton Claus, a senior seeking a bachelor of fine arts degree, has been chosen by the International Society for Music Education to appear on ISME posters celebrating the organization's 50th anniversary. ISME held a poster competition for UNL graphic design students.

Other Arts News
Theatre to produce Medea, Shakespeare
UNL Theatre's University Theatre will make both five-show season tickets and individual tickets available beginning at 11 a.m. Aug. 30 at the Lied Center Ticket Office, 301 N. 12th St.

Theatrix sets fall season
UNL Theatre's Theatrix, the student-run second stage, has announced its fall semester season. All performances are in the Studio Theatre on the third floor of the Temple Building.

Coming soon to the Ross
These movies will show Aug. 20 through Sept. 2 at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center. For times and more information, call 472-5353 or visit

School offers lessons on organ, piano
The UNL School of Music offers two programs for any adult who's wanted to learn to play the organ or wished he'd taken piano lessons.

For the Record

3 earn university Kudos
Press names interim director
Theatre arts professor receives Fulbright grant
Center for Great Plains Studies announces winners of annual awards
Dancers perform at Kennedy Center
Law students win national counseling competition
Shavers works on 'global' law curriculum
College's DVD wins more honors
Statewide receives awards from Omaha Press Club
Engen-Wedin attends D.C. meeting
Oldham awarded Cooke scholarship
Couple endows chemistry faculty position
Junior wins Homeland Security Scholarship
Graduate receives Fulbright award
Obituary - Anne Keller
Obituary - Bahman Eghball
Obituary - Gail H. Butt Jr.
Obituary - Joseph Sherrard
In Brief

Historical bird articles on Libraries' site
Be Prepared For Parking, Traffic Changes During Move-In
Antelope Valley project work update
Individual TIAA-CREF Counseling at the Wick Center
IRB Special Training Session
CBA Offers Software Training Classes
2004 Forestry Field Day Sept. 25 Near Plattsmouth
CGLBTC Meetings Resume This Month
Fall Bowling League Forming
Faculty and Staff Can Subscribe to Papers at Discounted Price
Landscaping awards need nominations
Sheldon seeks volunteer docents
Employees Should Read Drug-Free Campus Policy
E-news process for e-mail to all
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