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Don Nelson, professor of engineering at UNL, sits in the NU Computing Services Network office. After 50 years of service...
 Don Nelson, professor of engineering at UNL, sits in the NU Computing Services Network office. After 50 years of service to UNL, Nelson officially retired from the university on Aug. 31. Nelson, along with colleague Kenneth Smith, founded the Department of Computer Science and he served as director of the UNL Computing Center (now the computing services network) for nine years. He continues to maintain an office at UNL as an emeritus professor. Photo by Troy Fedderson/UNL Communications.

'Father of Computing' retires after 50 years of UNL service
In his 50 years at UNL, Don Nelson has recorded an accomplishment or two.

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Perlman to chart academic objectives
With the new academic year under way, accomplishments, commitment and up coming initiatives at UNL will be highlighted in a series of academic year kick-off events on Sept. 9.

Husker impact gauged
Like clockwork every fall for more than 40 years, Cornhusker football fans have poured through the gates of UNL's Memorial Stadium to cheer on their favorite team.

Morrill Hall to unveil new exhibit
The University of Nebraska State Museum (Morrill Hall) will open a new permanent exhibit titled, Explore Evolution, on Sept. 10.

Other News
Early Christian expert to open E.N. Thompson series
The roots of Christianity will take center stage as theologian Elaine Pagels opens the 2005-06 E.N. Thompson lecture series at 7 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

Tolstoy, John Wayne featured in 200th Olson seminar
The namesake of the Paul A. Olson Seminar in Great Plains Studies is returning for a milestone presentation.

U.S. foreign policy experts discuss European perspective
The changing landscape of U.S. foreign policy, particularly in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, will be explored in the Carroll R. Pauley Memorial Lecture 7:30 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Nebraska Union Auditorium.

Chancellor offers welcome as term begins
(The following E-mail was issued by Chancellor Harvey Perlman on Aug. 23)

Husker Football

Service Awards 2005
On Sept. 9, 916 employees will be honored for years of service at UNL at an event at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. The Service Awards ceremony begins at 10 a.m. with refreshments for those being honored starting at 9 a.m. After the ceremony, at 11 a.m., Chancellor Harvey Perlman will give the State of the University address, followed by the alluniversity picnic. Those whose names are not included on this list, but who believe they are eligible for an award, or who have other questions about the awards, should contact Rosalinda Barajas-Ramirez at 472-5250 or

Student project joins Husker pride with textile design
A student project has taken blending into Memorial Stadium beyond wearing traditional red.

Other Arts News
First-time directors debut at the Ross
Movies from a pair of first-time directors open at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center on Sept. 2.

'Willa Cather' airs nationally on PBS
She had riveting blue eyes and a deep voice. She smoked cigarettes and talked tough. And she wrote unforgettable fiction.

Sheldon hosts John Robert Weaver exhibit
The exhibition, John Robert Weaver: American Artist - A Retrospective, will be on display at the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Sept. 9 through Dec. 18.

Patrick Rowan retrospective opens Sept. 6
An exhibition featuring the art of Patrick Rowan, professor emeritus at UNL, opens Sept. 6 at the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery in Richards Hall.

American Life in Poetry
In this short poem by Vermont writer Jean L. Connor, an older speaker challenges the perception that people her age have lost their vitality and purpose. Connor compares the life of such a person to an egret fishing. Though the bird stands completely still, it has learned how to live in the world, how to sustain itself, and is capable of quick action when the moment is right.

For the Record

Beta Theta Pi fraternity earns national award
In Brief

Next Scarlet publishes Sept. 15
REAL Nebraska site offers student feedback
Observatory features nebula
Arboretum's rare and native plant sale Sept. 10
Surplus Auction Sept. 3
Financial counseling dates
Gamma Sigma Delta seminar Sept. 8
Distance technology training available
UNL employees eligible for scholarship program
Mueller planetarium features Did You Know? this fall
New bridge club begins play Sept. 12
Health center institutes new collection policy
Conference to address ag women's concerns
Women Interested in Engineering Day is Sept. 24
UNOPA to meet Sept. 13
N-Card applications on-line
Next tornado system test is Sept. 7
University employee bowling league to begin
Employee directory online
Czech, Slovak day Sept. 10