ABOUT THE SCARLET search articles: 

Cover Story
DEDICATED COACH - Husker men's gymnastics coach Francis Allen watches a routine during an Aug. 9 practice. Allen - who was a...
 DEDICATED COACH - Husker men's gymnastics coach Francis Allen watches a routine during an Aug. 9 practice. Allen - who was a member of the Husker men's gymnastics team from 1960-1965 - will be among the 22 employees honored for 40 years of university service during the Aug. 30 Service Awards ceremony in the Lied Center for Performing Arts. Photo by Troy Fedderson/University Communications.

Big Red 'gym bum' chalks 40 years
Francis Allen is at home amid clouds of chalk, the forgiving thump of padded mats and the occasional groan of an Iron Cross.

Top News
Chancellor to present State of the University
Chancellor Harvey Perlman will deliver the annual State of the University address at 11 a.m. Aug. 30 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts.

UNL climbs in U.S. News top 50 list
For the fourth straight year, UNL has made U.S. News and World Report's annual America's Best Colleges Top 50 list for public national universities, moving up several positions in the rankings.

External funding increases to $172 M
External funding for UNL sponsored programs again hit new levels this year, according to the UNL Office of Research and Graduate Studies.

After one last delay, Ari (finally) settles into Oldfather office
Ari has arrived.

Other News
Research helps gauge tendon injuries
A UNL biomedical engineer is developing a new approach to measuring tendon injury that could lead to earlier detection and improved treatment.

Inaugural Nebraska Colloquium focused on the environment
Few topics have such broad social, political, economic and intellectual impact as the environment. That makes it a perfect theme for the inaugural Nebraska Colloquium, a university-wide initiative aimed at sparking discussion throughout the academic community.

Department opens semester with new name
The department formerly known as Family and Consumer Sciences is opening the academic year with a new name.

Missouri quakes inspire Agee
A series of devastating earthquakes - the largest in the history of the contiguous United States - struck New Madrid, Mo., in 1811 and 1812.

Other Arts News
Exhibit celebrates Howard
"Dan Howard: The Artist in his 75th Year" opens Aug. 27 and continues through Sept. 28 at the Eisentrager•Howard Gallery in Richards Hall. The exhibition will include his paintings and drawings. A reception is from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 7.

Members of the UNL drum line practice under the bridge in the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery Sculpture Garden on Aug. 16. The drum line practice is featured in a short online video at Photo by Tom White/Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery.

'Bougie' examines beauty magazines, popular culture
"Bougie," an exhibition by Omaha artist Wanda Ewing exploring women and pop culture, will open Aug. 28 at the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery. The exhibition, which presents a series of covers from a fictional beauty magazine, will be on view through Dec. 2.

Hopper's 'Room in New York, other works fuel new opera
The uneasy relationship between a man and a woman in Edward Hopper's painting "Room in New York" - one of Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery's best-known artworks - has helped inspire a new opera opening in November in Maryland

Ross opens fall semester with 'Once,' 'You Kill Me'
A tale of love wrapped around music and a romantic comedy delving into the life of mafia hitman open Aug. 24 at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center.

NET Television to broadcast AVCA Volleyball Showcase
NET Television will provide live coverage of the American Volleyball Coaches Association Volleyball Showcase tournament is played at Omaha's Qwest Center on Aug. 24-25.

'Great Plains Great Books' to feature Johnsgard title
The NET Radio program "Great Plains Great Books" will feature Paul Johnsgard's book "The Platte: Channels in Time" during a live broadcast at 9 a.m. Aug. 24.

American Life in Poetry
Here is a lovely poem about survival by Patrick Phillips of New York. People sometimes ask me "What are poems for?" and "Matinee" is an example of the kind of writing that serves its readers, that shows us a way of carrying on.

For the Record

UNL earns national recruitment award
Haskell Ag Lab marks 50 years
Beermann takes on dual post
For the Record - Faculty, Staff and Students
Employee Shifts
Obituary - Myron Brakke
In Brief

Big Red Welcome kicks off Aug. 24
Mid-Semester Check begins Sept. 17
Servant leadership conference Sept. 6-8
Newspaper discount offered to faculty, staff
Libraries offer class reserves service
Credit Union cookout for all of UNL is Aug. 24
N Shop moving, remains open for business
Gudmudsen Sandhills Lab open house is Aug. 29
Gudmudsen Sandhills Lab open house is Aug. 29
Burroughs Wellcome Fund offers limited submissions
Summer Sessions seeks new course proposals
Campus Rec offers game day child care
Lanham fund-raiser continues Aug. 24
Planetarium extends fulldome schedule