FOR FACULTY AND STAFF OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN     MARCH 9, 2006
 
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PROJECT APPROVED - Following a successful student-fees vote March 1, plans are finalizing for a new unions expansion project that will...
 PROJECT APPROVED - Following a successful student-fees vote March 1, plans are finalizing for a new unions expansion project that will house a new multicultural center. The identified site for the project is east of the Nebraska Union. If funding sources are identified to support the remaining half of the project cost, construction could start as soon as fall 2007.

Students OK union project
Students put their votes behind a new union expansion and multicultural center at a student election last week, paving the way for a project that will end years of discussion about the UNL Culture Center.

Top News
UNL leads Nebraska college coalition
Top administrators at two- and four-year colleges and universities in Nebraska have agreed to form the Nebraska Collegiate Consortium to Reduce High-Risk Drinking. The consortium is a cooperative of individual campus task forces using comprehensive environmental strategies to reduce high-risk drinking among Nebraska college students.

Staff, faculty welcome at The Big Event
"The Big Event," the largest student-run service project nationwide, is on its way to UNL for the first time April 8.

Other News
EPSCoR plans research expo, innovation forum
Nebraska EPSCoR at the University of Nebraska will showcase and assist science and technology researchers and innovative businesses at a two-day Nebraska Research Expo and Innovation Forum March 29-30 at the Cornhusker Marriot Hotel in Lincoln.

Regents approve Hawks donation, facility name
The new indoor athletic facility will be named in honor of Howard and Rhonda Hawks of Omaha.

Graduate Celebration


Arts
MFA exhibition opens March 20
The first of three MFA Thesis Exhibitions runs from March 20 through March 28 at the Eisentrager-Howard Gallery in Richards Hall. A reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. March 24 in the Gallery. Featured in this first exhibition are Sarah Firth MacMillan, ceramics, Joe Pintz, ceramics, and Melinda Yale, printmaking.

Other Arts News
AWARD WINNER


Lecture to examine Underground Railroad quilting
How does a myth find its way into fact incorporated in school curriculums regarding the Underground Railroad? And how, of all things, do quilts become involved in the "fabrication" of such myths?

Classical guitarist to perform March 13
Czech classical guitarist Vladislav Blaha, who has won four international guitar competitions in Europe, will perform March 13 at UNL.

Lux center designs new exhibition format
A new exhibition format has been launched at the Lux Center for the Arts. Every other month, new artists are featured in the main and east gallery showrooms. Unlike traditional exhibitions, work in these galleries may be purchased and taken home during the exhibition while new work is rotated into place. First Fridays begin at the Lux from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Family day at Sheldon March 26
Kids, grandchildren and families are welcome at an afternoon of creative activity March 26 at the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery. The free event will be from 1 to 4 p.m. at the gallery.

UNL's Haar to entertain at Free at 6 March 27
'One of today's most versatile young saxophonists will offer a free concert, 6 p.m. March 27 on the Lied Center for Performing Arts' main stage.

'Human Aspect of Design' opens March 20 at Kruger
The Kruger Collection at the College of Architecture will open its 2006-2007 exhibition, "The Human Aspect of Design," March 20.

'La Petite JÚrusalem,' 'The White Countess' open on March 17
A pair of international films - one exploring the life of a teen in Paris, the other delving into Shanghai in 1936 - open March 17 at the Mary Riepma Ross Mediar Arts Center.

Celtic musicians to treat Lied audience March 17


Student quilt art exhibit seeks entries
New generations, a genesis of ideas, and a traditional art come together in ReGenerations, a juried exhibition of quilts and quilted garments open to all University of Nebraska students.

Book jacket, journal designs on display
The University of Nebraska Press is hosting the annual Association of American University Presses Book, Jacket, and Journal show at its offices on the fourth floor at 1111 Lincoln Mall. The exhibit is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, March 20-31. The Press will host a reception at 3:30 p.m. March 23, during which its designers will be on hand to discuss the various aspects of book design. The show and reception are free and open to the public.

American Life in Poetry
Every parent can tell a score of tales about the difficulties of raising children, and then of the difficulties in letting go of them. Here the Texas poet, Walt McDonald, shares just such a story.

 
 
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Mack, UNL Police honored for service to women
In Brief

Platte River study trip offered to journalists
Levy to present lecture on eternal anti-Semitism
World hunger event planned for March 24
Nebraska legislature lecture is March 22
'Sex in the Garden' is learning opportunity for students, public
Youth summer camps offered
Emeriti plan March 16 meeting
Leavitt reception March 22
Nichols reception is March 10
Parking committee to meet March 22
NU Skills: Pricing strategies March 16
Nominees sought for Spirit award
Boys basketball finals on NET1
Information Services creates drop box for large file transfers
Benefit to connect women in business
Trial of plagiarism detection software continues to May 5
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