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SLIPPERY FISH - UNL students (from left) Amber Blevins and Jenna Delimont, Ruth Staples master teacher Julie Jones-Branch and Ruth Staples...
 SLIPPERY FISH - UNL students (from left) Amber Blevins and Jenna Delimont, Ruth Staples master teacher Julie Jones-Branch and Ruth Staples students dance to the song "Slippery Fish" during a Feb. 1 activity. The Ruth Staples Child Development Laboratory provides a place for UNL students to learn about early childhood development and an on-campus source of childcare for faculty, staff, students and area families. Photo by Troy Fedderson/University Communications.

Campus Child Care
The phones are ringing at the Ruth Staples Child Development Laboratory.

Top News
Tool links students to majors, careers
Uncertainty about career paths and indecisiveness about majors can be confusing to students as they look at college. Many students don't know which majors can lead to what careers. They fear that choosing a major will lock them into something they won't like. Or they don't know what major matches their current interests and talents. These worries can lead students to avoid choosing a major, which can slow their progress toward graduation, adding semesters or even years to their college experience.

Other News
Lease termination shifts University Child Care to closure
UNL announced Jan. 31 the closure of the University Child Care program following a decision by the Lincoln YWCA to terminate a lease agreement with the university.

COJMC students begin depth report into German-American relations
Thirteen news-editorial, broadcasting and advertising students and four faculty members from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications conducted an investigation of German-American relations last month in Berlin as part of a combined international depth reporting class.

Research initiative takes aim at several federal agencies
The Office of Research has launched an initiative to pursue funding opportunities offered by several federal agencies. The initiative opened Feb. 8 with a meeting with NASA, and continues Feb. 9 and Feb. 13 with discussions with the U.S. Department of Energy.

Hewit Place galleries remain closed
Standing in an empty gallery space highlighted by missing slabs of drywall and the hum of a distant vacuum, Reece Summers prepared for Feb. 2 First Friday visitors to the Great Plains Art Museum.

UNL land purchase to help farmers, ranchers deal with using less water
NORTH PLATTE - With its recent purchase of 1,280 acres of farmland in western Nebraska, UNL will enhance its efforts to help farmers and ranchers adjust to limited water supplies.

Big 12 student event to draw 1,200 to Lincoln
More than 1,200 students from Big 12 universities will converge on UNL Feb. 15-18 for the annual Big 12 Conference on Black Student Government.

A Piece of University History
Ruth Staples

'Chris Ware' exhibition focused on Omaha-based graphic novel
An exhibition of drawings and materials related to artist Chris Ware's upcoming graphic novel , "Rusty Brown," based in Omaha opens Feb. 16 at the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery.

Other Arts News
Jazz masters offer Valentine's Day 'Duets'
The Lied Center for Performing Arts marks Valentine's Day with jazz musicians Chick Corea and Gary Burton.

'Words of My Perfect Teacher' opens Feb. 9
"Words of My Perfect Teacher," a documentary about spiritual growth by Lesley Ann Patten, opens Feb. 9 at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center.

Arizona State duo to perform Feb. 15 at UNL
The Desert's Edge Percussion/Clarinet Duo of Arizona State University will perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15 in the Westbrook Music Building Recital Hall (room 119). The concert is free and open to the public.

Art and Art History to host 'Modern Medicis' fund-raiser Feb. 17
The Department of Art and Art History will host "Modern Medicis: A Collector's Showcase," a fund-raiser for educational programs, at 7 p.m. Feb. 17.

American Life in Poetry
Though parents know that their children will grow up and away from them, will love and be loved by others, it's a difficult thing to accept. Massachusetts poet Mary Jo Salter emphasizes the poignancy of the parent/child relationship in this perceptive and compelling poem.

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For the Record - Faculty, Staff and Students
In Brief

Web registry tracks template compliance
Committee begins search for associate to chancellor begins
Water damage delays Feb. 5 open house
Diversity Law day is Feb. 10
Feb. 21 seminar explores changing role of the modern manager
Peace Corps volunteer offers Feb. 13 lecture
Behlen Observatory features Saturn for Feb. 16 public night
Callahan Charities readies for spring fashion show
Husker Youth Experience set for March 24
TIAA-CREF counseling offered in February
Fidelity counselor on campus Feb. 8-9
Student retention seminar offered Feb. 22
Spring Career Fair slated for Feb. 13-14
Phi Beta Delta seeks award nominations
Women's, Gender Studies series continues Feb. 13
UNOPA meeting Feb. 13