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COURSE CREATORS - Thomas O'Connor (left) and Ken Kiewra will teach a new course aimed at expanding chess education for elementary...
 COURSE CREATORS - Thomas O'Connor (left) and Ken Kiewra will teach a new course aimed at expanding chess education for elementary school students. The class begins in the spring semester. Photo by Troy Fedderson/University Communications.

Husker Chess
Chess education is going active at UNL.

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Campus closures go digital
Weather-related closures of UNL are going digital.

Osborne returns to classroom
Tom Osborne is changing hats again.

First Gen-Ed proposals sent to colleges
The first two proposals for UNL's new general education program, Achievement-Centered Education, have been sent to the eight undergraduate colleges.

Other News
Hollestelle retrospective opens Dec. 1 at Morrill Hall
Fans of wood carving and wildlife art in general, and of Lincoln artist Cliff Hollestelle in particular, are in for a once-in-a-lifetime treat when the exhibit "Cliff Hollestelle: A Retrospective" opens Dec. 1 at the University of Nebraska State Museum.

Class earns hands on experience
In the early afternoon of Nov. 1, drivers on Holdrege Street were treated to a glance back in time as they rounded the corner at 17th Street.

Foxes enlisted to protect evergreens
Kirby Baird's job stinks.

Scientists urged to 'dream big,' collaborate
Nebraska's biomedical researchers must "dream big, reach high" and work across disciplines to successfully compete for National Institutes of Health funding.

UNLPD seek information on City Campus vandalism
John Gross wouldn't mind having a few words with a group of campus vandals.

Professors take issue with Asian American studies story

Bauer publishes prose trifecta
Publishing a book of poems is pretty much the literary equivalent of winning the Kentucky Derby. Many - if not most - writers toil in relative obscurity for years before holding a copy of their own published and bound book in their hands.

Other Arts News
Theatrix puts Hollywood under the microscope
Theatrix, the student producing theater organization of the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film, continues the fall season with David Mamet's "Speed-the-Plow." Beginning Nov. 30 in The Studio Theatre at the Temple Building, the tinsel of Hollywood is pulled off in this dark comedic dissection of the movie business. The production features Will Heafer, Jim Hopkins and Nataie Tavlin, all theatre and film students.

Rep Theatre twists holiday classic
"Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol," a creative re-interpretation of the Charles Dickens' classic, will play the Lied Center's Johnny Carson Theater Dec. 19-23.

'Cats' celebrates 25th year with 3-day stop at Lied Center
The first mega-musical is coming to Lincoln.

First Friday features 'Winter Escape' Dec. 1
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery's Dec. 1 First Friday reception, Winter Escape, features the UNL School of Music's Chamber Singers performing in the Great Hall. Decorations - featuring penguins and polar bears - appetizers, a cash bar and American art welcome visitors to this festive evening. The event runs from 5-7 p.m.

Great Plains Art Museum hosts Sartore lecture
Joel Sartore, a contributing photographer to National Geographic since 1991, will present a program on his work from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 30 at the Great Plains Art Museum.

Clay Club pottery sale is Dec. 8-9
The UNL Clay Club will hold its Winter Ceramics Sale Dec. 8-9 in Room 118 of Richards Hall. Sale hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 8, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 9.

BFA capstone exhibtion opens Dec. 4
Fourteen undergraduate degree candidates in studio art will present their work in the BFA Capstone Exhibition at the Eisentrager•Howard Gallery in December.

Orchestra presents annual Holiday Pops Concert Dec. 10
The Lincoln Symphony Orchestra presents the annual Holiday Pops Concert "Home for the Holidays," at 2 p.m. Dec. 10 in Kimball Recital Hall.

Open studio night is Dec. 8
Graduate and undergraduate fine art candidates in the School of Fine and Performing Arts will host an open studio night Dec. 8.

American Life in Poetry
Linda Pastan, who lives in Maryland, is a master of the kind of water-clear writing that enables us to see into the depths. This is a poem about migrating birds, but also about how it feels to witness the passing of another year.

For the Record

UNL breaks into list of top Fulbright award winning universities
Digital Commons ranks fourth among U.S. universities
Arboretum celebrates 20 years of working with communities
For the Record - Faculty, Staff and Students
In Brief

Health center adds flu shot clinics, Dec. 5-6
Phone book recycling available through Dec. 22
City Campus hosts information technology security event Nov. 30
Architecture presentations scheduled for Dec. 6
Nominations sought for 'Fulfilling the Dream' award
Martin reception Dec. 1
Distance Education demo, luncheon Nov. 30
World AIDS Day activities Nov. 30, Dec. 1
Incredible Edible Vehicle competition Dec. 5
Volunteers needed for science bowl events
Proposals sought for NU Technology Day
Water issues focus of NET special
Husker volleyball earns No. 1 seed, plays host to NCAA tourney games