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MORNING WORK - Joe Schroedl, a building services technician with the Nebraska Union, removes honeysuckle leaves from Broyhill Fountain earlier this...
 MORNING WORK - Joe Schroedl, a building services technician with the Nebraska Union, removes honeysuckle leaves from Broyhill Fountain earlier this month. Schroedl is responsible for the maintenance of the fountain, having cared for it over the last eight years. Photo by Troy Fedderson/University Communications.

'Broyhill' Joe
Don't tell anyone, but Broyhill Fountain is no longer university property.

Top News
Accreditation review team hosts open forums
UNL's decennial accreditation review culminates in a site visit Nov. 6-8 by a 14-member external review team.

Big X opening to redirect walking routes
Campus pedestrians will soon have a longer, but safer, route crossing railroad tracks on the north edge of City Campus.

UNL maintains lead in grain research effort
Better marketing strategies in Niger are increasing farm income, while Striga-resistant sorghum in Ethiopia and Sudan will help farmers avoid losing crops to this parasitic weed.

Program links undergrads, teen immigrants
On Friday afternoons, UNL senior Krystal Teixeira heads to North Star High School to meet with 15-year-old Viridiana Morales, a Mexican immigrant. The two settle down in the school's commons area to study and catch up on each other's lives. One recent day, Morales practiced reciting a children's story, "If You Give a Pig a Pancake," which she had to memorize and perform for an oral communications class. Teixeira listened intently as Morales read aloud, nodding encouragement.

Other News
McGovern offers Thompson Forum lecture Nov. 9
Prominent politician and diplomat George McGovern will deliver a lecture, "America: the Road Ahead at Home and Abroad," at the next E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues, 7 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

Gallup survey review begins
Results from the April Gallup survey of UNL staff and faculty are in, and work-unit neighborhoods will begin analyzing and sharing the results, and developing action plans to address engagement and inclusivity.

UNL farm certified organic
The first of four UNL organic research farms has received certification from the Organic Crop Improvement Association International.

A Piece of University History
From the Archives
Bell Exchange

Exhibit features American prints
More that 20 prints from Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery's collections will compose "Expressing Identity, American Prints Since 1980," an intimate yet diverse exhibition, opening Nov. 7 and running through Jan. 28.

Other Arts News
The String Beans to play 'Free at 6'
Grab the kids for a family-friendly performance by The String Beans, 6 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.


Exhibit celebrates Cather publications
Willa Cather's Pulitzer Prize winning work, "One of Ours," is at the center of a new University Archives and Special Collections exhibit on display in Love Library through Dec. 31. The book is the latest edition in a series of Willa Cather scholarly editions published by the University of Nebraska Press.

Eckert, 'Horizon' return Nov. 9 to Lied Center
Renowned singer, composer, director, and performance artist Rinde Eckert returns to the Lied Center Nov. 9-10 with his play "Horizon."

Moscow State Symphony performs Tchaikovsky, Dvorák Nov. 11 at Lied
The famed Moscow State Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

Theatrix opens fall season Nov. 9
Theatrix, a student theater organization in the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film, opens the Fall 2006 season Nov. 9 with "Scooter Thomas Makes it to the Top of the World."

Petrie offers free film lecture Nov. 3
Film director Donald Petrie presents a free, public lecture at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center.

Michelangelo biographer to offer Geske Lecture
William Wallace, an internationally recognized authority on Michelangelo and his contemporaries, will deliver the next Geske Lecture at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 in the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery.

Corea, Burton to play Valentine's Day show
Pianist/composer Chick Corea has been added to the Lied Center's 2006-2007 season. Joining him will be longtime collaborator and vibraphone master, Gary Burton, for a Feb. 14 concert. Tickets for this event are available.

American Life in Poetry
Many poems celebrate the joys of having children. Michigan poet Jeff Vande Zande reminds us that adults make mistakes, even with children they love, and that parenting is about fear as well as joy.

For the Record

Admissions Web site earns 'A' grade
Foundation marks 70th year with record fund raising effort
Plains Humanities Alliance awards digital research fellowships
For the Record - Faculty and Staff
Obituary - Joseph G. Svoboda
In Brief

Avery Hall hosts Nov. 11 contest
Conference examines rural, urban water issues
Outstanding International Alumnus award established
Ecologist addresses effects of roads, traffic on wildlife
Nov. 9 Math Day to attract hundreds to campus
UNOPA meeting Nov. 14
Emeriti meeting Nov. 16
Retirement coffee Nov. 7
Biomedical research retreat is Nov. 16