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FACULTY-LED TOUR - Dean Sicking, director of the Midwest Roadside Safety Facility and assistant professor of civil engineering, guides parents of...
 FACULTY-LED TOUR - Dean Sicking, director of the Midwest Roadside Safety Facility and assistant professor of civil engineering, guides parents of first-year students through laboratory space in the Walter Scott Engineering Center on Sept. 16. Below, Bill and Rosemary Eastwood watch Sicking's presentation on the SAFER wall, an auto racing safety wall developed at UNL. Photo by Troy Fedderson/University Communications.

Faculty presence impacts Parents Weekend
Kevin and Julie Bachman couldn't wait to brag about their son's university.

Mid-semester check events begin Sept. 25
The third annual mid-semester check for first-year and entering transfer students is 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 25 in the Nebraska Union. The program will be repeated 7 to 8:30 p.m., Sept. 26-28.

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Fine and Performing Arts, Extension partnership grows
A partnership between the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts and UNL Extension has created fine arts programs at 4-H summer camps statewide.

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UNL hosts Midwest Service-Learning Conference
UNL will host the 2006 Midwest Consortium for Service-Learning in Higher Education's Annual Conference Sept. 21-23. Featured speakers include Barbara Holland and Barbara Jacoby, both nationally known leaders in service-learning in higher education.


Students in lecturer Chip Stanley's visual literacy course watch dancers from assistant professor Susan Levine's modern dance class, interpreting the movements with a line drawing across a 24-foot expanse of paper (left). Using charcoal dust on their feet, the dancers charted their movements on a separate piece of paper (below right). Courtesy photos.

Book prize winner to present Olson seminar
Louis S. Warren, who received the Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize for his book, "Buffalo Bill's America: William Cody and the Wild West Show," will present a lecture 3:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Great Plains Art Museum.

Other Arts News
Lux plans Kendall Exhibition
Gail Kendall, professor in Art and Art History, will showcase colorful and functional ceramic pieces in a Lux Center for the Arts exhibition.

Graduate assistant's documentary to show in Washington, New York
"Indian Country Diaries: Spiral of Fire," a two-part documentary film directed by Carol Cornsilk, a graduate assistant in the College of Journalism and Mass Communications, will have its premiere this month at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.

Brass quintet offers Free at 6 performance
The UNL Brass Quintet, composed of faculty from the School of Music, will perform a Free at 6 concert, 6 p.m. Sept. 26 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

Ross hosts student appreciation event Sept. 21
The Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center will hold a student appreciation night Sept. 21.

Film curator to hold workshop
The Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center will host Christopher May, director of the International Experiment Cinema Exposition, for an interactive workshop at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 21.

American Life in Poetry
Li-Young Lee, who lives in Chicago, evokes by the use of carefully chosen images a culture, a time of day, and the understanding of love through the quiet observation of gesture.

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Six selected for Antarctica Immersion
In Brief

Lecture series delves into ag, natural resource topics
Information Services offers new technical training options
Extension Web site provides youth development resource
Drug-Free Campus policy outlined
Employee orientation schedule posted online
Direct building problems to proper individuals
Web site available for direct airline ticket buys
United Airlines discount contract expired Aug. 1
Hardin Hall open house, tailgate party Sept. 29
Register for virology symposium by Oct. 6
AIA lecture Sept. 27
Study Abroad Fair is Sept. 26
Career Services hosts job workshop Sept. 26
Faculty Dance Club program opens Sept. 23
Finance majors to benefit from alumni's estate gift
Area geographers to gather in Lincoln for talks, field trips
Cather Circle debuts new Web site, members
Symposium to examine 'History in Digital Age'
Office products show Sept. 26
NET Radio to rebroadcast Nafisi speech