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Reynolds takes helm of varied Cather activities
Cambridge, Nebraska, lies three counties west of Webster County, the location of Red Cloud, the childhood home of Willa Cather.

Top News
Pulitzer Prize-winning author on genocide at March 25 Thompson Forum
Samantha Power, Pulitzer Prize-winning author on the subject of genocide, will speak on "U.S. Foreign Policy and Human Rights" on March 25 at 3:30 p.m. at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.



Prairie Fire

UNL participates in tornado drill March 30
Severe Weather Awareness Week is scheduled for March 28- April 1. All employees are encouraged to participate in the statewide exercise March 30.

Special Insert - Initiative for Teaching and Learning Excellence
ITLE grants fund improvements in teaching enterprise

Other News
Policy on professorships explained
(The following email to all was sent March 14 by UNL Chancellor Harvey Perlman and Vice Chancellor Barbara Couture)

NU committee to study minority faculty equity
Howard L. Hawks, chairman of the NU regents, announced March 5 the formation of a committee to study equity issues among minority faculty members at the University of Nebraska. The "2005 Ad Hoc Committee on Minority Faculty Equity" will be chaired by Regent Randolph Ferlic of Omaha. Additional members of the committee will be named soon.

Larsen Museum acquires earliest pickup truck
The earliest pickup truck? Come see for yourself at the Lester F. Larsen Tractor Test and Power Museum, near 35th and Fair streets on East Campus.

A Piece of University History
Herbert Johnson was born in Sutton, Nebraska, and attended the University of Nebraska. Johnson made a career out of drawing political cartoons and his work was published in newspapers and magazines such as the Denver Republican, the Kansas City Journal, the Philadelphia North American, and the Saturday Evening Post. This cartoon is one of many Johnson created while he was a student at UNL and were published in the Daily Nebraskan the Cornhusker annual, and the Arrowhead, a student publication.

Great Plains Quarterly commemorates 25 years of publishing
When Charles A. Braithwaite, editor of Great Plains Quarterly, decided to commemorate the journal's 25th anniversary, he went to former editors and directors of the Center for Great Plains Studies and asked them to reflect on their experiences.

Other Arts News
Jazzer Hersch sets Whitman
Walt Whitman's masterwork Leaves of Grass inspired jazz pianist Fred Hersch to set parts of the work to music. Hersch and his jazz ensemble present his work at a 7:30 p.m. concert March 31 at the Lied Center.

New exhibit opens at Kruger Miniatures Gallery
The Kruger Collection will present "A Global View of Interior Design," on display in Architecture Hall beginning March 28. The exhibition explores furniture use and design of various world cultures and the influence of outside cultures on American and European interior design. The exhibition will run through March 2006.

Undergrad's photography exhibits at Uni Place Art Center in April
The art of photography will be celebrated during the month of April at University Place Art Center.

Full Monty full of fun at Lied April 1, 2
The Full Monty is the raucous and heartfelt story of six unemployed steelworkers who go to great lengths to make some cash and help out a friend in trouble. When a local male strip show - whose dancers venture down to their G-strings - is a hit with the local women, the cash-strapped factory workers figure they can cash in big time if they go the full Monty.

University Theatre presents The Voice of the Prairie
UNL Theatre's University Theatre completes its 2004-2005 season with a play about the development of radio in the Midwest by John Olive. The Voice of the Prairie performances are at 7:30 p.m. March 31, April 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9 in Howell Theatre, first floor Temple Building.

The Bathtub Dogs' a cappella stylings hit Lied March 29
The Bathtub Dogs are an all-male a cappella group that has been entertaining students at UNL since 2002. The "dogs" make their Lied debut with a free concert beginning at 6 p.m. March 29. The concert is part of the Lied's Free at 6 series.

Backyard Farmer's 52nd season brings new features
Gardening enthusiasts will enjoy two new series on Backyard Farmer this season as the question-and-answer gardening information show starts April 7.

Statewide looks at rural businesses
This week on Statewide, NET Television's award-winning weekly news journal, the Statewide team examines rural development efforts in Nebraska. Reporter Brad Penner travels to McCook, Neb., where a local high-tech software company recently landed a multi-million dollar defense contract. This episode of Statewide airs at 7:30 p.m. March 25 on NET1.

Husker Softball takes on Texas on NET2 April 2
Rhonda Revelle's Cornhuskers can anticipate some tough competition when the Top Ten-ranked Texas Longhorns take to the Huskers' home diamond at Bowlin Stadium at Haymarket Park for the first in a two-game series on April 2.

For the Record

Sukraw bags grand prize in Real Nebraska movie contest
Hayes and Matkin receive Universitywide Kudos
Schmidt named to Hyde Chair
Norton receives Scripps Howard Foundation national award
Kettering University tabs Liberty
Sigma Xi Announces 2005 Grad Student Research Poster Winners
In Brief

11th annual undergrad research conference April 1
Relay For Life seeks teams for April 2 fundraiser
Service-Learning Grants Available
Wednesday Walks Through Maxwell Arboretum
Master Plan Update Sessions March 29, 30
Fossil preparation featured at Museum April 9
Qualsett Fund increases support for MBA fellowships
Students celebrate college during CASNR Week
Red Cross seeks nominations
E-news process for e-mail to all
Campus Community Garden Sign-Up is March 28
Statistics Department Now in Hardin Hall
Office Of Undergraduate Studies Now at Seaton Hall
Learn More About Digital Video
Surplus Vehicle Auction is May 1
Facility Renovation Symposium Rescheduled For May 3
B&F Symposium On Fiscal Responsibility
Fair Use and Copyright in the Digital Age April 5
Bormann Retirement Dinner April 16
29th Annual Language Fair April 14
April Schedule For TIAA-CREF
April Schedule For Fidelity Consultant
Supplemental Instruction and UTAC - Fall 2005
Service Award Selection Deadline is May 1
Army ROTC Exercises Include Chopper Fly-Overs, Landings
Student Job and Internship Fair April 6
Dairy Store Cheese Sale
Hendricks Conference speakers to address U.S. foreign policy