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SPOKE IN THE WHEEL - Beth Griffin, executive secretary/administrative assistant to the chancellor, is retiring after 22 years of service...
 SPOKE IN THE WHEEL - Beth Griffin, executive secretary/administrative assistant to the chancellor, is retiring after 22 years of service to UNL. Photo by Troy Fedderson/University Communications.

Griffin to retire after 22 years
Beth Griffin has left a quiet impact on the chancellor's office - and on the last six UNL chancellors.

Top News
Management study attracts top NU award
Bookstore shelves are filled with self-help books touting the latest advice on positive thinking. But Fred Luthans puts the science behind the theory.

Seefeldt maps Jefferson's vision of the west
When Thomas Jefferson daydreamed about the American West, what did he imagine?

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A 'mudhole with potential'
PDF of the photos and story of the Ted Kooser Elementary groundbreaking are HERE.

Fell donates cartoons to Archives
The Friends of the Libraries will celebrate the donation of the "Paul Fell Cartoon Collection" to the University Archives and Special Collections at a 5 p.m. May 8 reception. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be in Love Library, room 29.

Favorable trend increases term life coverage
Verbatem - Keith Dietze, director of university benefits, issued this April 25 e-mail about term life insurance.

Astronomy Day event is May 10
Astronomy Day at the University of Nebraska State Museum is 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 10.

University releases new penstemon called 'Sweet Joanne'
A new penstemon developed by a UNL horticulturist will make its way into landscapes this year.

Researchers test technique to remove contamination
Researchers from UNL and Oklahoma State University are testing promising new methods of removing longstanding groundwater contamination at the former Nebraska Ordnance Plant near Mead.


A Piece of University History
From the Archives - Student parking protest
A student "mob" walks down 12th Street during a parking protest on May 7, 1948.

Veneciano to take Sheldon helm July 1
Jorge Daniel Veneciano will become director of Sheldon Museum of Art on July 1, Chancellor Harvey Perlman announced April 23.

Other Arts News
'Particles to Planets' exhibit opens May 2
The Sheldon Museum of Art will present "From Particles to Planets, Exploring the Physical in Art" - its annual statewide touring exhibition - in Lincoln from May 2 to Aug. 17.

Piano prof, mezzo-soprano offer May 3 performance
Mezzo-soprano Anne Donnadieu joins prize-winning pianist Mark Clinton, of the UNL School of Music, to present "Soireé Française," a recital celebrating the richness and diversity of French vocal repertoire.

May 8 'Free at 6' performance features Athenian Dancers
Belly dancing has existed as an art form for thousands of years and through that span many different styles have evolved. Local dance troupe The Athenian Dancers will perform many of these styles in a free performance at the Lied Center for Performing Arts at 6 p.m. May 8. This event is part of the Lied's Free at 6 series.

Ross 'passport' tour opens May 9
The first two "passport" movies open May 9 at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center.

Theatre and Film celebration is May 3
The Johnny Carson School will host a celebration of excellence in theatre and film on May 3. Events include:

Annual ceramics sale is May 2-3
The UNL Clay Club will host its annual spring ceramics sale May 2-3 in Richards Hall, room 118. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 2, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 3.

University Bookstore hosts May 9 signing
The University Bookstore will host a book signing by Lee C. White, at 1 p.m. May 9 in the Nebraska Union location. White will sign copies of his new book, "Government for the People."

American Life in Poetry
From your school days you may remember A.E. Housman's poem that begins, "Loveliest of trees, the cherry now/ Is hung with bloom along the bough." Here's a look at a blossoming cherry, done 120 years later, on site among the famous cherry trees of Washington, by D.C. poet Judith Harris.

For the Record

Adams, Burdic receive April Kudos awards
In Brief

Cell phone use policy to change
Libraries outline reserve materials deadlines
Miller retirement celebration is May 1
Wounded Warriors Retreat presentations May 2
Annual campus steam outages begin May 11
Free financial counseling available in May
Confucius Institute offers summer course options
1968 elections examined by NET series
NET to broadcast May 10 Husker baseball game