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Rock star Tommy Lee films a scene for an upcoming NBC reality show Oct. 8 in front of Chase Hall...
 Rock star Tommy Lee films a scene for an upcoming NBC reality show Oct. 8 in front of Chase Hall on the East Campus Mall. Lee and the film crews arrived at UNL Oct. 7 and plan to wrap up filming on campus and around Lincoln in the next few weeks. Photo by Brett Hampton.

Show will boost UNL in national spotlight
Chancellor Harvey Perlman sent this e-mail to faculty and staff on Oct. 7.

Top News
Americans prefer 'stealth democracy,' professors discover
While Americans may be devoted to the larger concept of democracy, research by John Hibbing and Elizabeth Theiss-Morse shows we find some democratic processes difficult and even distasteful.

Construction begins Monday on 'Big T'
Work will begin Oct. 18 on the "Big T" phase of the Antelope Valley project. The Big T will connect the new intersections at 14th and Military streets and 17th and Y streets with a road over the railroad tracks, as well as widen and improve Holdrege Street from east of Memorial Stadium to 16th Street.

Kooser Featured at D.C. Events
UNL visiting professor Ted Kooser speaks Oct. 9 at the National Book Festival on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. As the nation's poet laureate, he was a featured presenter in the poetry pavilion, one of a dozen literature pavilions at the festival. About 300 attended his reading, and dozens waited in lines for Kooser to sign their books. The festival ended several days of events for Kooser in Washington; he gave his first reading at the Library of Congress on Oct. 7 and gave other interviews and readings during the week. Photo by Kelly Bartling.

6 honored at Masters Week
The Masters Week program at UNL celebrates its 40th anniversary this year by again bringing outstanding alumni back to campus to meet with students to share their knowledge and experiences. This year, six alumni will be on campus from Oct. 27-30 concluding with the Homecoming football game.

Other News
'By the People' results show support for Kerry
Lincoln and Lancaster County residents think John Kerry would do better at creating jobs, George W. Bush would better handle the war on terrorism, and American companies should be penalized for sending jobs to other countries.

Opening a window not efficient at UNL
Opening windows can be a great way to conserve energy at home. Cooling your home by opening a window will leave less work for the air conditioner to do.

A Piece of University History
As the nation prepares for a presidential election in less than a month, we thought we'd pull some information about presidential visits to our university.

Eisentrager-Howard to show 2 exhibitions
Two exhibitions open soon at the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery in Richards Hall. "Introductions: An Exhibition of the Work of New Studio Art Faculty" and "Kim Cridler: Domestic Ornamentation, Recent Sculpture" will be on display from Oct. 25 through Nov. 22. A closing reception will be from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 22 in the gallery.

Other Arts News
Theatrix presents Ensler's Necessary Target
Theatrix, the student theatre organization at UNL, continues its season with Eve Ensler's Necessary Targets. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21, 22 and 23 and at 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 22 in 301 Temple Building. Admission is $5 at the door only.

Capitol Steps poke fun at D.C. politics
Just in time for the election, The Capitol Steps "put the mock in democracy" as they return to the Lied Center for Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 28.

Creativity, humor are trademarks of Pilobolus Dance Theatre
Pilobolus Dance Theatre will bring its pioneering modern dance to the Lied Center for Performing Arts at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26.

Ballet of India performs Oct. 20
Drawing from ancient Indian folklore and mythology, Gajamukha - Temple Dance Ballet of India will perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

Glass concerto premieres on NPRN
A new work composed by Philip Glass and performed by piano soloist Paul Barnes, Native American flutist R. Carlos Nakai and the Victor Yampolsky-directed Omaha Symphony Orchestra will be broadcast on the Nebraska Public Radio Network series "Nebraska Concerts" on a special night and time. Tune in for the broadcast premiere of Concerto No. 2 (After Lewis and Clark) at 7 p.m. Oct. 18.

Rowan's work displayed at Peru
Paintings and sculptures by Patrick Rowan, UNL art and art history professor emeritus, are on display in an exhibition titled "The Irish are Coming" now through Nov. 5 in the PSC Art Gallery on the campus of Peru State College in Peru.

Filmmaker to appear at Ross screenings
Canadian documentary filmmaker Ron Mann will appear at screenings of his films on Oct. 22 and 23 to discuss his work with the audiences at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center.

For the Record
In Brief

Convocations Committee Application for Funding
No Scarlet Oct. 21
Blackboard To Be Unavailable Oct. 17
E-news process for e-mail to all
Enhancing Teaching and Learning at UNL
Emeriti Association To Meet Oct. 21
Panel to Discuss Seed Grant for Teaching at UNL
Purchasing Workshop is Oct. 19
Workshop to Address Peer Observations
Theology For Lunch Series Continue
Farewell Reception For Tad Mcdowell Oct. 15
IRB Special Training Session
Offices Celebrate Homecoming
Retirement Reception for Sam Treves
Learn More About Lotus Notes
October schedule for TIAA-CREF
HIV Testing Available Oct. 15
Olson Seminar To Feature Reading, Book-Signing
NU Frontier Website Passwords Have Changed
Behlen Observatory Open To Public Oct. 22, 27
UNL Research Council Sets Deadlines
Meeting to plan Big Red Road Shows
Health Center won't offer flu vaccines
Opposition is focus of next Act lecture