New group helps those caring for elderly parents
| ||MOTHER TO DAUGHTER - Trudy Rhoads and her sister are providing support for their mother. Just one day after moving from Arizona to Lincoln, Rhoads' mother ran away, forcing the sisters to put their mom in the Lincoln Regional Center. Rhoads said a new support group, Adult Children with Aging Parents, sponsored by the Employee Assistance Program at UNL, is helping her as she seeks long-term care for her mother. Photo by Troy Fedderson/University Communications.|
Abandoned by an abusive second husband and living on a third of her normal income, Trudy Rhoads' mother wandered into the Arizona desert and was lost for several hours without water.
Gaining a global perspective
Two questions into a pre-Thompson Forum gathering with UNL students, Michael Walzer - a professor of social science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J. - couldn't help but be impressed.
Museum opens up to faculty
The Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery is offering an open invitation to educators across UNL.
UNL Police captain extends military service
Working a Nebraska basketball game in March 2003, days after returning from a five-month mission in Saudi Arabia, Carl Oestmann, a UNL Police captain, couldn't help but savor the moment.
Masters Week draws four alumni back to campus
Four distinguished UNL alumni have returned to campus for Masters Week (Nov. 9-12), an annual event that connects students with successful Nebraska graduates.
FROM THE ARCHIVES
Sheldon to renew tradition
A tradition that brought works of art by Edward Hopper, Mark Rothko, William de Kooning and others to UNL is being renewed.
Olson Seminar examines Kimball and the alumni organ
"Music at the Trans-Mississippi Exposition, Omaha, 1898: The Career of Willard Kimball and the UNL Alumni Organ" will be the subject of the next Paul A. Olson Seminar in Great Plains Studies at UNL.
Multi-city film festival plays at the Ross
The Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center will take part in the multi-city "Undiscovered Gems" film festival Nov. 11 to Nov. 23.
Free at 6 features local blues musician
C.A. Waller, one of the Midwest's finest blues artists, performs a Free at 6 concert Nov. 15 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. The 6 p.m. concert on the Lied's main stage is free.
Transgender film festival Nov. 18
The Transgender Day of Remembrance Film Festival 2005 will be held from 4 to 10:30 p.m. Nov. 18 in the Nebraska Union Auditorium. An opening reading will given by Hilda Raz from her book, "Trans."
Film offers soldiers' perspective of Iraq war
Soldiers are taking the lead at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center.
American Life in Poetry
Descriptions of landscape are common in poetry, but in "Road Report" Kurt Brown adds a twist by writing himself into "cowboy country." He also energizes the poem by using words we associate with the American West: Mustang, cactus, Brahmas. Even his associations - such as comparing the crackling radio to a shattered rib - evoke a sense of place.