Farm manager marks 50 years of UNL service
| ||Andy Knepp, farm manager at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, studies some of the farm's cattle. Knepp will receive an award on Sept. 10 for 50 years of work for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.|
In November 1954, Andy Knepp, then 18 years old, stood in the Nebraska School of Agriculture heating plant shoveling coal into the furnace. It was his first job on what is now the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture campus. Three months later, he shoveled coal into the heater during one of the biggest blizzards of the year when all the other help had quit. It was a Sunday morning, and he braved the cold to take care of the 400 head of cattle on the campus farm.
Awards, address, picnic are Sept. 10
Chancellor Harvey Perlman will deliver his annual State of the University address beginning at 11 a.m. Sept. 10 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts, 301 N. 12th St.
Study focuses on kids' speech, motor skills
Adapting a computer technology developed by Hollywood, a UNL speech scientist is hoping to learn how very young children's motor development affects their speech and language.
Prize-winning author to speak Sept. 9
Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Halberstam will discuss "War and the Modern Presidency" Sept. 9 in the E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues series.
UNL, South Sioux City schools partner for reading skills project
Once a child falls behind in learning to read, he or she can spend the rest of her life struggling to learn.
Film-makers could win $1,000
The first "Real Nebraska Movie Contest" will give UNL students the chance to win $1,000. The campuswide competition asks students to produce a short film to show why "There is no place like Nebraska." The top entry will receive $1,000 with three additional prizes of $250 each.
A Piece of University History
As the university prepares for the annual State of the University address and the Service Awards, today we focus on Chancellor Samuel Avery, who was the University of Nebraska's longest-serving chancellor. Avery was chancellor from 1909 to 1927.
More than 900 to receive awards for dedication to UNL
On Sept. 10, 909 employees will be honored for years of service at UNLat an event at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. The Service Awards begin at 10 a.m. with refreshments for those being honored at 9 a.m. After the Service Awards, at 11 a.m., Chancellor Harvey Perlman will give the State of the University address, followed by the all-university picnic.
Exhibit shows woodcut prints from Finland
Mirror of the Wood: A Century of the Woodcut Print in Finland will be exhibited at the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery this fall. The historical selection of prints will be at the Sheldon from Sept. 17 to Nov. 28, and the contemporary works will be at the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery Sept. 7 to Oct. 18. An opening reception for both exhibitions will be from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 6 in both the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery in Richards Hall. There will also be a reception from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 7 in the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery.
Faculty art to go on display
Artwork by 18 UNL faculty artists will be exhibited Sept. 10-29 at University Place Art Center, 2601 N. 48th St. An opening reception will be at the art center from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 10.
Ireland's work now at Sheldon
"The Art of David Ireland: The Way Things Are" will be presented at the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery through Nov. 14.
Quilt artist to visit campus
Quilt artist Ellen Oppenheimer will visit UNL from Sept. 15-19 with the exhibition "Complex Pattern: The Quilts of Ellen Oppenheimer" in the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery. The exhibition and the artist's presentations spotlight her studio work and her work as an artist-in-residence in many California public schools and community arts centers. "The Quilts of Ellen Oppenheimer" will be at the Hillestad Textiles Gallery from Sept. 13 to Oct. 8.
Coming soon to the Ross
These movies will show Sept. 3-16 at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center. For times and more information, call 472-5353 or visit www.theross.org.