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Arts and Sciences dean to step down
Richard Hoffmann, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, announced Sept. 19 his resignation from the college. He will continue to serve as dean through the academic year, allowing time for a search for a replacement.

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Freshmen (from left) Victoria Nguyen, Jenny Ross, Sarah Wanek and Kathryn Meade listen as Jake Kirkland Jr., assistant director of Career Services, discusses the selection of a major during the Sept. 25 Mid-Semester Check in the Nebraska Union. The four-evening event (Sept. 25-28) is expected to draw more than 1,300 first-year students. Photo by Troy Fedderson/University Communications.

Nafisi's two-day visit leaves lasting impression
The arts and humanities have a compelling cheerleader in author Azar Nafisi.

Study explores Wal-Mart's effect on communities
Nebraska counties where a Wal-Mart is located have experienced on average a slower growth in standard of living than counties without the world's largest retailer, a preliminary UNL study shows.

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Chemistry event draws alumni back to campus
The UNL Department of Chemistry hosted a Chemistry Alumni Reunion Sept. 15-16, bringing together alumni from across the nation.

Estimated value of Kooser column clears $1 million grow
Ted Kooser's Midas touch continues to turn poetry into gold for UNL.

Police seek information on stolen war memorial
UNL officials seek the return of a historic World War I memorial item stolen from East Campus over the weekend of Sept. 15-17.

Serving students training sessions begin Oct. 1
For the second year, university employees on the front lines of student interaction can attend a free training series aimed at improving service to and retention of students.

Alan Cerveny, dean of Admissions, issued this message on enrollment trends in a campuswide e-mail on Sept. 19.

Mentors teach sustainable grazing practices
A rancher-organized and driven grazing and ranch management mentor program is providing grassland guidance and counsel to those new to ranching or to western Nebraska.

A Piece of University History
From the Archives
Newton Apple Tree

American Plains juried show opens Oct. 6
The 2006 American Plains Artists show is Oct. 6 to Nov. 19 at the Great Plains Art Museum.

Other Arts News
'Collage Aesthetic' opens Sept. 29 at the Sheldon
One of the most important and influential stylistic inventions in 20th century art, collage allows artists to collect and transform bits and pieces from the material world into an entirely new composition or configuration.

Film traces death of GM
The year was 1990. California was in a pollution crisis, smog threatening the public health.

University Theatre opens season Oct. 5 with 'Judevine'
University Theatre opens its 106th season of productions at UNL with David Budbill's "Judevine."

Graphic novel lecture Oct. 7
Richard Graham, a UNL librarian, and Scott Stewart, an illustrator/artist, will present "Beyond Genre: Graphic Novels" at 9 p.m. Oct. 7 at Nebraska Wesleyan University.

American Life in Poetry
Mothers and fathers grow accustomed to being asked by young children, "What's that?" Thus parents relearn the world by having to explain things they haven't thought about in years. In this poem the Illinois poet Bruce Guernsey looks closely at common, everyday moss and tries to explain its nature for us. I admire the way the poem deepens as the moss moves from being a slipcover to wet dust on a gravestone.

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Regents select Kimbrough for Kudos Award
Obituary - Richard W. Tyler
In Brief

UNL, Gallup leadership event Oct. 7-9 in Washington, D.C.
'Real Men, Real Depression' launches Oct. 4
Depression Screening Day is Oct. 5
Forestry events featured at Wild Fruit and Nut Jam
Call issued for universitywide award nominees
Lecture to provide ITLE, Gen Ed info
Chemistry Day event to draw teens to campus
Tractor Tailgate Sept. 30
Phi Beta Delta seeks nominations
Hyde Lecture series begins Oct. 6
Fidelity offers counseling sessions in October
TIAA-CREF counseling offered in October
Fall Career Fair week begins Oct. 3
Series explores health care in America
NET presents gubernatorial debate Oct. 2