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BUILDING UP - Mike Jackson, an illustrator in the Instructional Design Center, applies watercolor to an underdrawing of
 BUILDING UP - Mike Jackson, an illustrator in the Instructional Design Center, applies watercolor to an underdrawing of "Grog," one of the many characters he has developed over the years, in his basement studio. Jackson's hobby led him to the fantasy gaming industry and now to developing children's books. Photo by Troy Fedderson/University Communications.

Harvey (and others) frolic in Mike's mind
Mike Jackson has a special place reserved for Harvey - and, it's far from Canfield Administration Building.

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Review team begins 3-day visit Nov. 6
Nearly two years of work preparing for UNL's decennial accreditation review culminates in a site visit Nov. 6-8 by a 14-member external review team.

Self-study offers insight for campus, review team
The self-study process undertaken to prepare for the accreditation yielded several useful findings, according to Jim O'Hanlon, former dean of UNL Teachers College and accreditation team leader.

Computer sci center to honor Schorrs
University of Nebraska alumni June and Paul Schorr III of Lincoln have been honored by their son and daughter, Paul "Chip" Schorr IV and Melissa Condo, both of New York City, with the naming of a new computer science center at UNL.

Masters return Nov. 1 to share with students
Five distinguished UNL alumni return to campus Nov. 1-4 for Master's Week, an annual event that connects university graduates with students.

Other News
Combined Campaign fund drive begins Oct. 26
UNL embarks Oct. 26 on an annual effort to gather contributions for the Lincoln-area Combined Campaign for Health and Human Services. "Performing in Harmony" is this year's theme.

Initiative information posted online
aculty are helping educate Nebraska voters.

Flu shot clinics offered
The University Health Center will hold influenza vaccine clinics for UNL students, faculty and staff. Including clinics held Oct. 24 and 25, nine influenza vaccination sessions will be offered.

University Theatre premieres 'Broadcast' on Oct. 26
"Broadcast," a new musical about the early history of radio, premieres Oct. 26 at the Johnny Carson Theatre at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

Other Arts News
Student Jazz emsemble to release first CD, 'Minimal Effort'
The Jazz Ensemble I, which includes 20 UNL students, will release its first CD, "Minimal Effort," Nov. 1.

Geske profiled in documentary at the Ross
"My Friend, Norman: The Man From Aberdeen," a feature length documentary about the impact Norman Geske has had on the artistic and cultural heritage of Nebraska, premieres Oct. 28 at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center.

Director, film historian offers Nov. 3 lecture at Lied Center
Renowned screenwriter/director/film historian Peter Bogdanovich will lecture at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

Hagel biography discussion is Oct. 26
A discussion of the biography, "Chuck Hagel: Moving Forward," is 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Joslyn Castle, 3902 Davenport St. in Omaha.

Guest artist offers Nov. 2 printmaking lecture
Margo Humphrey, an artist in residence in the UNL Department of Art and Art History, will offer a lecture and print demonstration Nov. 2.

A film crew from the Emeril Live TV show films Jacob Thomas (playing the saxophone) and his award-winning cheesecake, along with the UNL Jazz Ensemble (not pictured), in Westbrook Music Building Oct. 10. Thomas, a graduate student in the School of Music, won a national chocolate recipe contest through the Emeril television show, which is on the Food Network. Thomas will travel to New York City on Nov. 6 to meet chef Emeril Lagasse and make the cheesecake. The show will air sometime early next year. Photo by Kathe Andersen/Fine and Performing Arts.

'Room with a View' displayed through Oct. 27
The Eating Disorder Education and Prevention student organization at UNL will display "Room with a View" Oct. 23-27 in the Rotunda Gallery of the Nebraska Union. "Room with a View" is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for UNL students, faculty, staff and the public.


American Life in Poetry
Readers of this column during the past year have by now learned how enthusiastic I am about poems describing everyday life. I've tried to show how the ordinary can be made extraordinary through close and transforming observation. Here Tess Gallagher goes to the mailbox to post a letter. We've all done that, haven't we? But notice how closely she pays attention to this simple experience, and how she fits this one moment into the meaning of her life.

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In Brief

Symposium to explore Bryan's modern legacy
Students map geography conference honors
General Education forum is Oct. 27
Alumni homecoming party Nov. 3
Nominees sought for Nebraska ACE award
'Husker 24' award available for juniors
Ag at Crossroads conference Nov. 2
Microarray facility offers faculty, student opportunities
Pre-law open house is Oct. 28
TIAA-CREF counseling offered in November
Intentional learners workshop Oct. 27
Sophos antivirus server updated
Nov. 15 seminar focuses on international students
Observatory hosts public night Oct. 27
NET specials explore medicine in Nebraska