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Medical premiums unchanged for full-time employees
For the second consecutive year, premiums for medical insurance in 2008 for full-time UNL faculty and staff will not increase - and in some cases will decrease.

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Art and a Movie
Diana Breshears, a graduate student and instructor in communication studies, examines the Art-o-Mat Nov. 9 in the lobby of the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center. The vending machine is a retired cigarette dispenser converted to vend art. The Art-o-Mat machines were created by Clark Whittington and more than 90 machines are on display internationally. Items in the machine were created by artists from around the world. Whittington discussed the community art project with the Art in Community Class taught by Sandra Williams, associate professor in art and art history. Williams obtained a grant from the Woods Foundation to bring the machine to campus. The Art-o-Mat will be at the Ross through March. Photo by Troy Fedderson/University Communications.

$1.28M grant powers virus ed program
A new educational program based at UNL and funded by the National Institutes of Health will teach young people and their families the basics of virology.

Snow aids discovery of cosmic ray source
For nearly a century since cosmic rays were first discovered in 1912, scientists have puzzled over their source, particularly of the most powerful cosmic rays.

Draft of UNL strategic plan available for online review
The UNL community has a chance to review and comment on the first public draft of the UNL Strategic Plan.

Other News
Campus votes bring ACE proposal into focus
Verbatem - John Janovy Jr., chair of the General Education Advisory Committee, issued this Nov. 12 e-mail as an update on the Achievement Centered Education proposals.

Taking a day off on campus
An Italian summer came to life under a fall Nebraska sun.

A Piece of University History
From the Archives - Herbert R. Johnson
Former Saturday Evening Post cartoonist and University of Nebraska student, Herbert R. Johnson, drew this vision of a turkey's dream for the Nov. 20, 1900 edition of the Arrow-Head, a student publication.

University Theatre presents 'Six Degrees of Separation'
University Theatre continues the 2007-2008 season with John Guare's drama "Six Degrees of Separation."

Other Arts News
Ross hosts 'Great World of Sound' Nov. 16 the Ross
"The Great World of Sound" opens Nov. 16 at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center. The film addresses the American Idol culture - a growing trend of people looking for a shortcut to fame and others who promise to pave an easy path.

Lied hosts Gizmo Guys Nov. 29
Comedy jugglers the Gizmo Guys will bring their high-flying show at 7 p.m. Nov. 29 at the Lied Center for Performing Arts. The performance is part of LiedFamFest, a family-friendly series, that includes special events that begin at 5:30 p.m.

Woodwind quintet plays Kansas City
UNL's Liquid Velvet Woodwind Quintet will give two free performances in the Kansas City metropolitan area Nov. 17-18.

Art students to open studios to public Nov. 16
Visual Artists in Practice, a group of graduate fine arts students, will host an open studio night, 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 16.

Staff art exhibit closing reception is Nov. 16
A closing reception for the Second Annual UNL Staff Art Exhibition is 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 16 in the Nebraska Union Rotunda Gallery.

VisionMaker Film Festival plays the Ross
Native American filmmakers Chris Eyre, Sterlin Harjo, Bennie Klain, Leighton Peterson, and J. Carlos Peinado will take part in the VisionMaker Film Festival, Nov. 16-29 at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center.

'Free at 6' to feature Kara Leigh Jazz Combo
Lincoln native Kara Leigh and her jazz combo will take the stage of the Lied Center for Performing Arts at 6 p.m., Nov. 20. The performance, part of the Lied Center's Free at 6 series, is free and open to the public.

For the Record

Fitzgibbon receives Kudos honor
Fulbright awards to send 3 professors abroad in early 2008
For the Record - Faculty, staff and students
Employee Shifts
In Brief

ESS popularity growing for benefits enrollment
Psychologist to discuss intersection of gender, immigration
Flu shot clinics continue through Dec. 13
Council to develop strategic plan for international programs
Researchers create calculator to gauge corn stalk grazing
Illness postpones Thompson Forum
Next edition of the Scarlet prints Nov. 29
No campus mail delivery Nov. 22-23
Young Artist award applications sought
Nebraska GAP CDs available for free
Thanksgiving food drive to aid Lincoln families
Volunteers sought for tax assistance program
Layman Award requests are due by Jan. 22
Peace Corps information meeting is Nov. 15
Memorial Stadium hosts HS football games Nov. 15-17
Behlen Observatory public night is Nov. 16
'Pink Floyd: Dark Side of the Moon' goes fulldome at Mueller Planetarium