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Visioning workshops set for master plan update
Two "visioning" workshops have been set to solicit input into an update of UNL's master physical plan. Jennifer Dam, campus planner, said UNL is about midway through updating its master physical plan, and the workshops are one way for faculty, staff and students to voice opinions.

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KRNU the launching point for many in 35 years
As one of the music directors for KRNU radio station, Katie Hartman previews music sent to the station by labels and artists hoping for airtime.



Anyone here named Wilbur?
UNL childcare kids, Austin Jablonski and Nadia Skorhod, reach to pet a horse at the Block and Bridle Club's Kids Day March 3 at the Animal Science Complex on East Campus. Kids Day is a chance for elementary and pre-school children from area schools to see and learn about barnyard animals like cows, horses and pigs. IANR photo by Brett Hampton.

UNL hosts Whitman anniversary event
UNL is hosting the international "The Leaves of Grass 150th Anniversary Conference," March 31 through April 2. The conference will draw upon the expertise of more than two dozen distinguished Whitman and American literature experts, writers and musicians.

Other News
March 19 Storm Seminar looks at May 22 Events
A record-breaking year of tornados will be the focus of UNL's Central Plains Severe Weather Symposium March 19. The theme for the free public event is "The May 22, 2004, Tornado Outbreak in Southeast Nebraska."

Local students benefit from summer chess camps
Patient. Calm. Focused. Extremely competitive. Those characteristics are the hallmark of a successful chess player. Ken Kiewra, professor of educational psychology and president of the Lincoln Chess Foundation, said these traits are applied in chess games that can last up to six hours. Kiewra, who also teaches chess at local elementary schools, says these characteristics are prominent in many young and devoted chess players.

Monrovia Nursery plantsman lecturing March 29
The hottest plants, the latest gardening trends, plus a behind-the-scenes look at one of the world's largest nurseries are subjects of the 2005 Roger D. Uhlinger Lecture in Horticulture hosted by the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum on March 29. Admission is $7.50; $5 for NSA members. Refreshments will be provided following the lecture courtesy of Seeds of Life Nursery of Lincoln. Register by March 18 at or call 472-2971.

A Piece of University History
Don't break at leg at Spring Break. This photo was taken for the 1965 Cornhusker Yearbook the first time skateboards were popular. The building in the background is the Nebraska Union at 14th and R streets. We speculate that these unidentified boarders were on the southeast corner of that intersection. The white building has given way to a parking lot.

First MFA thesis exhibition opens March 21
The first MFA Thesis Exhibition opens March 21 and continues through March 31 in the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery in Richards Hall. Special hours for this exhibition will be Monday-Friday, noon to 4pm. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. March 25 in the Gallery.

Other Arts News
Miss Miye Japanese Doll Exhibit at Morrill Hall
For the first time in 25 years, the public has the opportunity to see Miss Miye, the Japanese Friendship Doll, on exhibit at the University of Nebraska State Museum at Morrill Hall. The doll is on display from March 3 through May 5. The historic and beautiful doll, measuring 32 inches tall, is displayed with her interesting and decorative accessories. The doll first arrived in this country in 1927 as a gift to American children from the children of Japan intended to carry a message of goodwill. Museum hours: Monday to Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Sunday, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free with UNL ID; general: $8 family, $4 adult, $2 child. Free visitor parking is available in front of Morrill Hall. For more information, call 472-2642, or visit

20th Century clothing exhibited at Hillestad Gallery
An exhibit on 20th century dress featuring a group of significant donors and their stories opens March 13 in the Robert Hillestad Textiles Gallery. The exhibit will consist of groupings of fine examples of men's and women's clothing from the last 80 years. The exhibit runs through April 8.

Victorian fancy quilts topic of March 31 lecture
Virginia Gunn, noted costume and textile historian, will present "The First Art Quilts: The Aesthetic Movement and Late-Victorian Fancy Quilts," at 11:30 a.m. March 31 in the auditorium (Room 11) of the Home Economics Building. Her talk is free and open to the public.

Poet Haskins reading March 24
Poet Lola Haskins will read from her new book, Desire Lines, New and Selected Poems, at 7 p.m. March 24, in the Dudley Bailey Library (Room 229), Andrews Hall.

Friends of Chamber Music presents Leipzig Quartet March 18
The Leipzig String Quartet will perform on the next Lincoln Friends of Chamber Music concert at 8 p.m. March 18 in the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery auditorium. Founded in 1988, the Leipzig String Quartet is now widely acclaimed as one of the most exciting string quartets on the international chamber music scene. The concert includes Mozart's "Dissonance" Quartet in C, K. 465, 12 Mikroludien (1977) by Kurtag and Beethoven's Quartet in E-flat, Op. 127.

Keaton film classic screened with Alloy Orchestra March 22
The Alloy Orchestra, a unique musical ensemble that writes and performs live accompaniment to silent films, will accompany Buster Keaton's The General, beginning at 7:30 p.m. March 22 in the Great Plains Room of the Nebraska East Union. This performance is sponsored by the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

Theatre Arts member performs in cabaret
Buttons and Bows, an original cabaret, pays tribute to women in work, life, love and play in honor of Women's History Month, featuring the work of Tammy Meneghini and Jim Koudelka. The show will be presented at 7:30 p.m. March 18 and 19, and 4 p.m. March 20 at the Lincoln YMCA, 1432 N Street.

Live Husker Women's Gymnastics on NET1
Two Top Ten-ranked gymnastic powerhouses face-off when Nebraska plays host to fellow Big 12 Conference foe the Iowa State Cyclones on "Nebraska Women's Gymnastics" airing at 2 p.m. March 13 on NET1 and in high-definition on NET-HD.

King of the Corner Reception Sponsors Omitted
The article about Gerry Shapiro and the film King of the Corner in the Feb. 24, 2005 issue of the Scarlet failed to mention all the co-sponsors of the reception held March 5. In addition to the University of Nebraska Press, sponsors were The Friends of the Ross, the Harris Center for Judaic Studies, The Jewish Federation of Lincoln and the English Department at UNL. Also, Jean Cahan is the current director of the Harris Center for Judaic Studies.

For the Record

Fine and Performing Arts alumni honored
Giesecke Appointed to Library Advisory Council
Yardley Honored For Supporting Guard, Reserve
Nebraska team qualifies for bridge championship
In Brief

53rd annual pysch symposium looks at racism
No Scarlet March 17
UAAD Oldt, Donaldson Award nominations due March 11
Shades of Leadership nominations due March 11
E-news process for e-mail to all
NU Press Moving March 14
Statistics Department Moving to Hardin Center
April 1 Deadline For Regents' Purchasing Approval
UAAD Meeting March 30
UNL Surplus Auction is March 12
B&F Symposium March 22 on Cash Handling
Parking Advisory Committee Meeting
Digital Research in the Humanities Call For Proposals
Big Red Summer Camps Taking Reservations
Career Services Fair April 6
Faculty Fulbright Seminars March 29, April 6