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Offering change
A new educational campaign is aimed at breaking the cycle for the chronic homeless.

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CARDBOARD REQUEST - Tim, a 44-year-old homeless man, holds a cardboard sign as an individual walks by in downtown Lincoln...
CARDBOARD REQUEST - Tim, a 44-year-old homeless man, holds a cardboard sign as an individual walks by in downtown Lincoln. A new campaign aims to direct people to give donations to Lincoln organizations that help the homeless rather than giving directly to panhandlers. Photo by Troy Fedderson/University Communications.

There is no easy way out
Tim never intended to be homeless.

Family provides capstone gift for multicultural center
The capstone donation is in place for the development and naming of UNL's new multicultural center.

Parking prices are on the rise
Prices for parking permits will begin going up to raise revenue for a new 1,200-spot parking structure east of Abel-Sandoz residence halls.

Childcare provider list available
A reference list of childcare providers is available to assist faculty, staff and students affected by the April 27 closure of the University Childcare Center.

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Undergraduate Research Fair

NU Athletics earns NCAA certification
UNL was one of 41 Division I member institutions certified by the National Collegiate Athletics Association. The announcement culminates a multi-year project involving UNL chancellor Harvey Perlman, Athletics Department administration and staff, and others.

Fraternity leaders announce new fire-response initiative
The Interfraternity Council, consisting of presidents from the 23 UNL Greek fraternities, passed an amendment to its by-laws April 11 requiring all fire alarm systems at UNL fraternities to be monitored by an approved supervising station. This will shorten the notification and response times of fire department units to each structure.

Ross lands rare 'Killer of Sheep' showing
"Killer of Sheep," one of the first 50 films selected to the Library of Congress' National Film Registry, opens April 20 at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center.

Other Arts News

Great Plains gallery hosts artists' public creation of clay sculptures
Kearney artists Martha and Del Pettigrew are creating two clay sculptures as interactive artists-in-residence at the Great Plains Art Gallery through April 27.

Chiara opens statewide tour April 29
The School of Music's Chiara String Quartet is about to embark on a statewide tour of Nebraska to bring its unique chamber music experience to communities across Nebraska.

Clay Club's spring sale begins April 27
The UNL Clay Club will host the Annual Spring Ceramics Sale, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 27, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 28, in Richards Hall room 118.

'Flora of Nebraska' details state's plants
Complete details of nearly 2,000 native and naturalized Nebraska plant species can be found in "Flora of Nebraska," a new book from UNL that ranks among the most comprehensive and definitive of any detailing Nebraska plants.

'Sheldon Connections' to transform museum space into performance/gathering place
Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery has initiated a new program, "Sheldon Connections," which aims to transform the museum's exhibition spaces on the north side of the second floor into a dynamic public site from July 13 through Oct. 14.

Entries sought for staff art exhibition
The second annual UNL Staff Art Exhibition will be Nov. 5-16 in the Nebraska Union Rotunda Gallery. For more information, including how to enter the exhibition, contact Valerie Bender at

American Life in Poetry
Naomi Shihab Nye is one of my favorite poets. She lives in San Antonio, Texas, and travels widely, an ambassador for poetry. Here she captures a lovely moment from her childhood.

For the Record

Three receive Chancellor's GLBT awards
Sigma Xi to present annual awards April 26
More than 340 to receive awards at April 22 honors convocation
Reed-Boniface, Norton to collect Cather Circle Honors on May 4
For the Record - Faculty, staff and students
In Brief

Honors Program celebration includes April 20 'Last Lecture'
'Lost Tomb' forum is April 22
Permit renewal period begins
Killeen to lead climate change lecture May 3
Husker softball, baseball on NET
UNL Campus Pride Day is April 19
Examination Services offers final exam scoring
Credit union opens Board of Directors vote
Faculty sought for Peer Review of Teaching Project
Spring Affair Plant Sale is April 28
Sustainable landscape seminar April 25