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After working for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Unions for 39 years - not including an additional three years as a student...
 After working for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Unions for 39 years - not including an additional three years as a student - Union Director Daryl Swanson is retiring on June 30. Swanson counts the construction of the East Union, the creation of the Culture Center and the protection of University Childcare as his top accomplishments at UNL. A retirement reception for Swanson will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. July 1 in the Nebraska Union. All faculty, staff and students are welcome. Photo by Troy Fedderson, University Communications.

Swanson readies for retirement
In the early morning chill of Jan. 17, 1977, Daryl Swanson cleared snow covered sidewalks and unlocked UNL's East Union doors for the first day of business.

Top News
$1 million gift given to Sheldon
The Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden at UNL has received a $1 million gift commitment from the Ethel S. Abbott Charitable Foundation in Lincoln. The gift is the first major contribution of its kind for support of the gallery's exhibitions and programs.

Henzlik Hall to house University High timeline
A piece of forgotten UNL history is rising to the forefront this summer.

Other News
UNL professor taps unique vein of Chlorella viruses
It's amazing what imbibing with a colleague can do for a career. In the case of Jim Van Etten, professor of plant pathology at UNL, it got him inducted into the National Academy of Sciences.

Computer tool helps under limited irrigation
A new University of Nebraska computer program will help farmers make better-informed cropping decisions under limited water supplies.

A Piece of University History
Teachers College at the University of Nebraska opened in 1908 in the basement of the Temple Building. In 1910, "Temple High" or "Teachers College High" started as a four-year secondary school.

Chiara Quartet selected as artists in residence
The UNL School of Music has announced the hiring of the Chiara String Quartet as artists-in-residence for a three-year stint, beginning in August. Chiara [key-ARE-uh] is an Italian word, meaning clear, pure, or light.

Other Arts News
Gude, Murphy exhibitions open at Great Plains Art Museum
Exhibitions featuring the work of two Great Plains artists opened June 3 and runs through July 31 at the Great Plains Art Museum, 1155 Q St., Hewit Place.

Pulitzer winners to open Summer Writers' Conference
Pulitzer Prize-winning poets Stephen Dunn and Ted Kooser, the U.S. poet laureate, will kick off the Nebraska Summer Writers' Conference June 20 by reading from their work from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery. The reading is free and open to the public.

Repertory Theatre readies for season
The 38th season of the Nebraska Repertory Theatre, titled "A Season of Journeys," will feature two main stage comedies and a musical for the entire family this summer.

Quilt Exhibition Points To Early Political Activism By Women
A quilt exhibition featuring political and patriotic themes is on view at the Robert Hillestad Textile Gallery through Aug. 31.

Fountain Frolics series begins
The University Program Council at UNL presents the Fountain Frolics summer music series Thursdays in June and July (except June 30) on the Nebraska Union Plaza.

Ross to show post-Saddam feature film
The first feature film to emerge from Iraq after the American-led take-down of Saddam Hussein, Bhaman Ghobadi's Turtles Can Fly, opening at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center on June 10, is a profoundly moving reminder that war spares nobody - not even a child - in its wake.

American Life in Poetry
EDITOR'S NOTE - This is a column started by U.S. Poet Laureate and UNL professor Ted Kooser, and supported by the Poetry Foundation and the Library of Congress.

For the Record

Steger named chair of UNL Theatre Arts
Biotech researcher hired to lead agronomy, horticulture departments
Johnny Carson DVD wins national awards
Grad Studies presents awards at luncheon
Nag leads UNL technology development
Turner named first Spencer professor
Wang Wins Acoustical Society Honor
Communications and Information Technology Win Awards
Community Challenge Receives Award
Academic Affairs hires associate vice chancellors
ARDC honors supporter with building name
In Brief

Keith retirement reception June 10
Retirement Reception - Dean Darrell W. Nelson
E-news process for e-mail to all
Parking Permit Preorder Under Way
Distance Education Conference June 16
TIAA-CREF Counseling Planned For July, August
Fidelity Counseling Set For July
State Museum Exhibit Features Ivory-Billed Woodpecker
Phenology, Environmental Change Workshop June 16-17
Women's Studies Office Moves
Plains Humanities Alliance moves to Seaton Hall
Age Requirements For Hiring
Free Financial Counseling Service
Libraries Announce Moving Schedule
Nebraska EPSCoR Announces DoD Funding Opportunity
HIV Antibody Testing Available
Monthly Tornado Systems Testing
Transportation Services updates rates
Food Entrepreneur Assistance Program Seminar
Year-end deadlines for Fiscal Year 2004-2005
Complete Lewis and Clark journal text available online