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David Wishart edited the recently released the Encyclopedia of the Great Plains, a project of the Center for Great Plains...
 David Wishart edited the recently released the Encyclopedia of the Great Plains, a project of the Center for Great Plains Studies and the University of Nebraska Press. Wishart is chair of the Department of Anthropology and Geography at UNL. Photo by Alan Jackson/Jackson Studios.

Book overflows with details of the Great Plains
The region known as the Great Plains is the Rodney Dangerfield of the United States: It doesn't get any respect. That may change with the publishing of a ground-breaking reference book, the Encyclopedia of the Great Plains, said David Wishart, the book's editor and chair of the Department of Anthropology and Geography at UNL.

Top News
NU enrollment down slightly in 2004
Enrollment at the University of Nebraska for fall 2004 dropped 2 percent from 2003 figures, according to numbers released Sept. 15 by NU central administration. Total enrollment is 45,116 at UNL, the University of Nebraska at Omaha, the University of Nebraska at Kearney and the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

First mid-semester program is Sept. 28-29
A first-ever program, "Mid-Semester: Checking It Out!" on Sept. 28-29, will give new UNL students a chance to consider their academic progress and learn tips from faculty and other students at an organized on-campus event.

Other News
Study: UNL program helps cut binge drinking
An evaluation of efforts to reduce high-risk alcohol consumption on 10 campuses found that the program at UNL was one of the most successful.

We all can help with recruitment
This is a portion of an e-mail sent Sept. 15 by Alan Cerveny, dean of admissions, to all UNL faculty and staff.

Wall Celebrates Athletic, Academic Honors
Volleyball Olympian and 2001 UNL graduate Nancy Metcalf cuts the ribbon during the unveiling of the athletic department's West Stadium Hall of Distinction on Sept. 2. The hall honors every Husker letter-winner who has graduated and those who have earned national academic honors.

A Piece of University History
Times have certainly changed: Once upon a time, hand-written letters were the only way for NU students to keep in touch with parents and friends back home. Today, in honor of Parents Weekend, we print a portion of a letter by G.P. Cather sent from NU to his family in 1904 or 1905.

Japanese woodblock prints coming to Lentz Center
The Lentz Center for Asian Culture will present "Japanese Woodblock Prints from the 19th and 20th Centuries" from Oct. 1 through Jan. 30. A reception will be from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 8. It is free and open to the public.

Other Arts News
Print Council conference opens Oct. 6
"Printmaking Relevance/Resonance," the biennial conference of the Mid-America Print Council, will be hosted by UNL Oct. 6-9.

Guest artists perform Oct. 3
The UNL School of Music will present guest artists David Carter, cello, and Esther Wang, piano, at 3 p.m. Oct. 3 at Kimball Recital Hall.

Lewis, Clark sculpture to be unveiled
The William Clark and Meriwether Lewis expedition of 200 years ago will be remembered in Nebraska through the latest outdoor art in downtown Lincoln.

Theatrix opens season with Kusari
Theatrix, the student theatrical producing organization at UNL, opens its fall season with an original movement-based production, Kusari, conceived and directed by undergraduate Naomi Mitarai, a theatre performance major from Japan.

Dance company to jazz up Lied
The River North Chicago Dance Company is known to entertain and educate audiences through its accessible dance. The company will bring its jazz-based performance to the Lied Center for Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29. The program will include pieces choreographed to the works of Richard Rodgers, Etta James and others.

Egg artwork now on display
The contestants in the annual egg-decorating contest sponsored by the Poultry and Egg Division of the Nebraska Department of Agriculture are on display now through Oct. 4 at the University of Nebraska State Museum. The public can view the eggs and vote for their favorite. The winning egg will be on display at the White House.

For the Record

Station named for Elias
Grant to aid sculpture conservation
Allen leads fish, wildlife unit
In Brief

It's Parents Weekend
Antelope Valley construction update
Tonight's lecture discusses Spillville
Greek Festival Dinner
Survey Science Symposium Is Oct. 21-23
E-news process for e-mail to all
Grant Writing Seminar Announced
AAUP Talk Sept. 29
Cooperative Extension Sponsors Wild Fruit And Nut Jam
IRB Special Training Session
UNL Research Council Sets Deadlines
Fidelity Consultant to Visit in October
Degree Application Deadline
Discover Web of Science
Research Project To Sell Prawns Sept. 25 at ARDC
Forestry Field Day, Horning State Farm,
4th Annual Chemistry Day Is Sept. 25 at Hamilton Hall
October schedule for TIAA-CREF
International Honor Society Seeks Award Nominations
Conference Calls For Proposals
Century Club To Meet Sept. 27
Virology Symposium Oct. 8
Career Services Adds Newsletter
Faculty Eligible To Become 2005 Carnegie Scholars
Study Abroad Fair Is Sept. 28 At Nebraska Union