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UNL Peer Review of Teaching Project Wins National Recognition
A ten-year-old program to improve teaching at UNL has won national recognition.

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Photo by Tom Slocum.
 Photo by Tom Slocum.

To Annie...
Annie Crimmins watches as Poet Laureate Ted Kooser autographs a book for her at an event Feb. 8 prior to his reading as part of the Nebraska Lectures. A crowd of more than 1,300 filled the Lied Center to hear Kooser, a professor in the Department of English, who was named U.S. Poet Laureate last August. Prior to the reading, Kooser was presented with a key to the city of Lincoln by Mayor Coleen Seng. He also participated in an on-stage conversation with UNL Chancellor Harvey Perlman and NU President James B. Milliken. The event was cosponsored by the Office of the Chancellor, the Office of Research and Graduate Studies, the City of Lincoln and numerous other organizations, including the Nebraska Humanities Council.

Golf program more than good walk spoiled
UNL's Professional Golf Management Program has captured the attention of many students excited to combine their love of the game with a career.

PeopleAdmin training offered each Thursday
UNL launched PeopleAdmin on Feb. 1. This is a cooperative venture through the Offices of Academic Affairs, Equity Access and Diversity, Human Resources and IANR. PeopleAdmin is a web-based employment application and requisition system developed by PeopleAdmin. The new system replaces paper applications, resumes, requisitions and job announcements with a user-friendly electronic format.

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Dental Day VII helped improves smiles all around
Some 163 children from a number of communities received free dental treatment and education as part of UNMC's Children's Dental Day VII on Feb. 4. Underserved children from Hastings, Lexington, Lincoln, Madison, Schuyler, Sutton and Norfolk participated in the free daylong event at college located on the UNL East Campus.

A Piece of University History
Here is an image of the first page of the University of Nebraska Charter; the date on the bottom reads, March 1869. The first page of the charter states that "the object of such institution shall be to afford to the inhabitants of this State, the means of acquiring a thorough knowledge of the various branches of literature, science and the arts." The creation of the University of Nebraska and the developing of the charter arose from the provisions of the Morrill Act of 1862, which endowed lands for public universities. The Nebraska state legislature accepted a charter for the University on Feb. 15, 1869, about two years after Nebraska became a state. The charter was signed by Gov. David Butler and William McLennon, speaker of the Nebraska House of Representatives, and Edward B. Taylor, president of the Nebraska Senate. The state had a two-house legislature at its founding.

Riverdance storms back to the Lied Center stage
Few shows are as popular as international dance phenomenon Riverdance.This thunderous celebration of joyful music, song and dance that has thrilled over 18 million people around the world returns to the Lied Center for eight performances Feb. 23-27.

Other Arts News
Shakespearean romantic comedy opens spring theater season
University Theatre opens its 2005 spring season with one of William Shakespeare's most popular romantic comedies Much Ado About Nothing. Performances are at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26 in Howell Theatre, first floor Temple Building. The Feb. 17 performance is reserved for the UNL Honors Program.

Undergraduate art exhibition opens Feb. 18
The Department of Art and Art History's Annual Studio Art Undergraduate Competitive Exhibition will run Feb. 28-March 17 in the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery in Richards Hall.

Haydon installation examines consumer society
CONSUMED, a video installation artwork by Ann Gradwohl, will be shown at the Haydon Art Center, 335 N. 8th St., from March 3 through 27.

Chamber Friends present Hesperus Feb. 25
The Lincoln Friends of Chamber Music presents the early music ensemble Hesperus at 8 p.m. Feb. 25. This concert, the third of the 40th anniversary season, occurs in the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery Auditorium.

Local Artists Encouraged to Apply for Free at 6 Series
The Lied Center is taking applications from Lincoln/Lancaster County artists interested in being featured in its Free at 6 series.

Statewide looks at meth use in Nebraska
This week on Statewide, the Nebraska ETV Network's award-winning weekly news journal, the program investigates the growing use of methamphetamine, or meth, in Nebraska. This episode of Statewide will air at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18.

State swim, dive meet on Nebraska ETV
School pride and state honors are up for grabs as high school swimming and diving teams from across Nebraska compete for boys' and girls' state titles on the Nebraska High School Swimming and Diving Championships airing at noon Feb. 26 on the statewide Nebraska ETV Network.

For the Record

Parents Association honors faculty, staff
NU Press book wins Jewish book award
Sarroub book examines life of Yemeni American girls
NETV Programs Win NETA Awards
In Brief

Pre-Health Open House Feb. 24
Parking Advisory Committee
Creative Movement Classes Offered on Saturdays
NU College of Law Open House is Feb. 26
E-news process for e-mail to all
Research Project to Sell Prawns
New Employee Orientation Schedules Available On Line
AAUP State Meeting is Feb. 26
NAACP Leader To Outline Local History
Drug-Free Campus Policy Available On Line
2005 Holiday Schedule Posted on HR Website
Nebraska Research Expo 05 is April 20
March Schedule For Fidelity Consultant
March Schedule for TIAA-CREF Counseling
Emeriti Association to Meet Feb. 17
Volunteers Needed For Tornado Clean Up Feb. 25, 26
Blackboard Brown Bag Session is Feb. 17
McGann to Address Digital Scholarship, Publishing March 3