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Bill Nunez is director of Institutional Research and Planning at UNL. His office provides data on all sorts of university...
Bill Nunez is director of Institutional Research and Planning at UNL. His office provides data on all sorts of university statistics to a variety of sources and assists with larger campus planning issues. Photo by Brett Hampton.

Nunez, IRP keep the information flowing
One of Bill Nunez's favorite sayings is, "Never change anything until you understand how it works." As director of the Office of Institutional Research and Planning, he helps units within and outside of UNL gain that understanding.

Top News
Grant focuses on math transitions
A $2.5 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation will fund a mentoring program at UNL for mathematicians entering graduate school, for those making the move from the advanced graduate level to an academic position, and for early-career faculty.

Grant aids American Indians in mental-health-care research
UNL is supporting the mental-health-care research efforts of American Indian juniors and seniors as they prepare for graduate school, thanks to a five-year, $1.5 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health.

Seminars tackle U.S. role in world
Several university departments will co-sponsor two seminars Oct. 8 in the Wick Alumni Center to discuss global affairs and the United States' role.

Other News
Be careful how you use your work computer
In January 1998, the University of Nebraska adopted a policy designed to provide guidelines on the responsible use of our university electronic information systems. This is commonly called the "computer use policy."

Campus announces Internet access changes
This information is from Michael Ruhrdanz, director of communications & operations in Information Services.

A Tepee Goes Up On Campus
Students help Mark Awakuni-Swetland, an assistant professor in anthropology and geography and ethnic studies, put up a tepee east of Memorial Stadium on Sept. 27. The Great Plains Anthropology class used the tepee for classes in the morning, and Awakuni-Swetland's Omaha I language class helped him take it down later that day.

A Piece of University History
Football season is now well under way, and it can't be fall at UNL without a mention of the Huskers and the team's importance to campus history.

Medea launches University Theatre season
UNL Theatre's University Theatre opens its 104th season with the classic Greek tragedy Medea by Robinson Jeffers, freely adapted from Euripides.

Other Arts News
Coming soon to the Ross
These films will run Oct. 1-14 at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center. For show times and more information, call 472-5353 or visit

Shankar to play world music Oct. 5
Called the "Godfather of World Music" by George Harrison, sitarist, composer, teacher and writer Ravi Shankar is known worldwide for bringing Indian music to the West. Shankar will perform at the Lied Center for Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5.

Lentz gains collection of Asian books
The Lentz Center for Asian Culture has received a gift of 558 books and 584 catalogues donated by Margaret Hilmes of Kansas City, Mo. This group of materials will be known as the Hilmes Art Book and Catalogue Study Collection. It is housed in the Lentz Center for Asian Culture library and is available during museum hours by appointment.

Children can learn origami at two free workshops
Two free origami workshops for children ages 7-10 will be presented Oct. 23 at the Lentz Center for Asian Culture. The workshops will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2-4 p.m. and are available because of an educational outreach grant from the Hixson-Lied Foundation. Workshop attendees must be accompanied by an adult. Limited seating is available; call 472-5841 to reserve a seat.

Orchestra to play at Lied
The Lied Center for Performing Arts will present the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7 as part of the Nebraska Artists Series. Joining the orchestra will be vocalist Kelly Ellenwood.

First Friday music coming Oct. 1
The Third Chair Chamber Players will perform from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery as part of the museum's First Friday Celebration. They will perform in the Sheldon auditorium.

For the Record

UNL selected as site for Fulbright orientation program
NPRN director earns award for UNO news feature
Klopfenstein earns top USDA honor
In Brief

Scholar to Give Two Lectures
Press to Sell 'Hurt' Books Oct. 2
October Workshop to Help Those Considering a Food Business
Purchasing Workshop Is Oct. 19
Grant Writing Seminar Announced
Revamped Avery Hall to Be Dedicated Today
Fidelity Consultant to Visit in October
CCSW Seeks Staff Nomination
E-news process for e-mail to all
Convocations Committee Accepts Applications for Funding
Fall Foliage Walk Planned
Cooperative Extension Sponsors Wild Fruit and Nut Jam
Conference Calls For Proposals
Employees Invited to NET Reunion
Events to Mark GLBT Month
Fall Career Fair Week Coming Soon
'Greek and Roman Technology: Ancient Sources and Modern Experiments'
UNL Research Council Sets Deadlines
October schedule for TIAA-CREF
International Honor Society Seeks Award Nominations
Faculty Eligible To Become 2005 Carnegie Scholars
Nobel Prize Winner to Speak Oct. 8
Fluorescent lighting is safer than ever