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Mark Hendricks, left, of Communications and Information Technology, and Cliff Ritz of Information Services pose with communications equipment. Hendricks and...
 Mark Hendricks, left, of Communications and Information Technology, and Cliff Ritz of Information Services pose with communications equipment. Hendricks and Ritz hauled the equipment in a university van to Gulfport, Miss., earlier this month to set up emergency communications systems after Hurricane Katrina. Photo by Brett Hampton/IANR News Service.

Staffers set up post-Katrina communications
Two UNL staffers are back home after helping build an emergency communications network in Hurricane Katrina-ravaged Mississippi.

Top News
Energy rates chill campus utility budget
UNL will be putting on sweaters and turning out the lights earlier this winter in response to unprecedented and unbudgeted increases in energy costs.

Chancellor outlines energy issues
Editor's Note - This is a campus wide E-mail issued by UNL Chancellor Harvey Perlman on Sept. 26.

Grant links math, biology research
A four-year National Science Foundation grant of $710,970 will enable the creation of interdisciplinary teams of select mathematics and biology students to conduct research into projects of interest to both fields of study.

Olds receives award from French govt
Marshall Olds, professor of French at UNL, will be honored Sept. 29 when he is decorated as a Chevalier in the Ordre des Palmes Academiques by the Republic of France.

Other News
Professor, students aid mural project
Through the help of UNL assistant professor Sandra Williams and two undergraduates, 400 sixth- to eighth-grade students have created a new mural for Mickle Middle School in Lincoln.

Speaker to review national trends in student advising
Charlie Nutt, associate director of the National Academic Advising Association, will examine trends in student advising during a three-part program, 10:30 a.m. to noon Sept. 30 in the Nebraska Union.

College of Agriculture

University Theatre opens with quirky comedy
University Theatre, the academic year production program at UNL's Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film, kicks off the 105th season with "Wonder of the World," a comedy by David Lindsay-Abaire. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6, 7, 12, 13, 14 and 15, and at 2 p.m. Oct. 9 in the Howell Theatre, Temple Building.

Other Arts News
Variety of performance art disciplines featured in 'Shall We Dance?'
Diane Cawein Barger's faculty recital is a multi-disciplinary event titled "Shall We Dance?" and will feature both music for clarinet and music relating to dance in some way, along with performances by five UNL dance students. "Shall We Dance" will be performed, at 3 p.m. Oct. 2 in Kimball Recital Hall. Barger is associate professor of clarinet.

Neal shows at Haymarket gallery
Modern Arts Midwest, a contemporary art gallery located in the Historic Haymarket District, 800 P St., Suite 300, will present "Alternative Realities" with artists Mo Neal, sculpture, Department of Art and Art History at UNL, Joe Broghammer, David Stewart and Faridun Zoda.

OLLI program to host evening with Kooser
UNL's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute will present Ted Kooser 7 p.m. Oct. 3 at Wick Alumni Center. The U.S. Poet Laureate and UNL English professor will talk about his first year as poet laureate, offer to read his works, and sign books.

'Let's Talk Art' series featured at Sheldon
Norman Geske, director emeritus of UNL's Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, will deliver a four-part lecture series at the Sheldon in October. The "Let's Talk Art" lecture series will be presented at 2 p.m. Oct 2, 9, 16 and 23 at the Sheldon.

American Chamber concert Oct. 13
The American Chamber Players will perform at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. The ensemble will be playing selections from Gioacchnio Rossini, Henri Dutilleux, Erno Dohnanyi, Madeleine Dring, and Felix Mendelssohn.

Ballet Flamenco comes to Lied Oct. 7
Renowned dancer and choreographer José Porcel will perform with his Ballet Flamenco troupe at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

French films featured at Mary Riepma Ross
In "Après Vous," opening at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center on Sept. 30, two of France's most celebrated actors, Daniel Auteuil and José Garcia, team up in a romantic comedy from director Pierre Salvadori that ponders if being a good samaratin is actually a bad thing.

American Life in Poetry
Descriptive poetry depends for its effects in part upon the vividness of details. Here the Virginia poet, Claudia Emerson, describes the type of old building all of us have seen but may not have stopped to look at carefully. And thoughtfully.

For the Record

Obituary - Janis E. Jacobs
In Brief

GLBT History events planned for October
National Depression Screening Day events planned for Oct. 4
Workshop to examine securing intellectual property rights
Support group for adult children of aging parents
Information Services offers workshops
Team-oriented customer service event Oct. 6
CCSW seeks faculty member nominations
Transportation Services rental service info
Bug Bash 2005
Fall Career Fair Week offers opportunities
Keillor to deliver lecture
Finishing Touches at Kimmel
UPC lecture to examine Nike labor practices
Chancellor's committee hosts safety fair Oct. 13
Behlen public night features double stars
Correction - Coyne Lecture Series