Obituary — Judy Driskell

Feb 22nd, 2012 | By | Category: Obituaries

Services are scheduled for Feb. 24 for Judy Driskell, professor emeritus of nutrition and health sciences, who died Feb. 21 after a lengthy illness. Judy Driskell Driskell joined UNL’s faculty in 1989 and retired in 2009. During her tenure at UNL, she also served as department chair. Before joining UNL, she held teaching, research, and […]

Obituary — Gerald Shapiro

Nov 1st, 2011 | By | Category: Obituaries, October 27

Gerald Shapiro, 61, of Lincoln, died Oct. 15. He was Cather professor of English. Known nationally as a compiler of Jewish fiction and an author of several books including “Bad Jews and Other Stories” (1999 Zoland) and “Little Men” (2004 Ohio State University Press), Shapiro’s writing and anthologies earned numerous awards including the Ohio State […]

Obituary — Frederick Link

Nov 1st, 2011 | By | Category: Obituaries, October 27

Frederick Link, 81, of Lincoln, died Oct. 7. Link is former chair and longtime faculty member of the Department of English. He is known for his passion for sharing the excitement of learning as well as his love of teaching undergraduate students. Link joined the UNL faculty in 1963. He spent more than 40 years […]

Barbara A. Gorski

Oct 31st, 2011 | By | Category: 2011, Issue, Obituaries, Sept. 29

Barbara A. Gorski, 61, of Lincoln, died Sept. 27. Gorski worked for UNL for 34 years, all of them in the Human Resources or Benefits Office, where she was responsible for the administration of the reimbursement accounts and all claim processing. In addition she worked with UNL’s ancillary group, retirees and COBRA participates for medical […]

Oct 31st, 2011 | By | Category: 2011, Issue, Obituaries, Sept. 29

Terry Rae Nygren Terry Rae Nygren, former development director of the Sheldon Museum of Art, died Aug. 27. She was 64. Nygren was Sheldon’s development director from Oct. 1, 2002, through May 28, 2007. She was a founding member of the Friends of the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center and served a number of […]

Obituary | Mark Colligan

Jun 30th, 2011 | By | Category: June 30, Obituaries

Mark Colligan, 47, a member of the Husker track and field coaching staff since 1987, died June 8 in Des Moines, Iowa. He was with the team, which was competing in the NCAA championships. According to a Husker athletics news release, Colligan was found unresponsive in his hotel room. “We are very saddened to hear […]

Obituary | Kim Robert Cummings

Jun 30th, 2011 | By | Category: June 30, Obituaries

Kim Robert Cummings, 57, of Lincoln, died May 30. He was the lead sound technician at the Lied Center for Performing Arts when it opened in 1990. Cummings was born Dec. 9, 1953 in Atkinson, Neb., to Donald and Dorothy Cummings. He attended Kearney Public Schools and graduated from Kearney High School in 1972. He […]

Obiturary | June Perry Levine

Jun 30th, 2011 | By | Category: June 30, Obituaries

June Perry Levine, professor emerita of English and founder of the Film Studies program at UNL, died at her Lincoln home on May 26. She was 83. Levine was born in New York City. Enrolling at Brooklyn College at age 16, she became part of an active wartime intellectual and political community. During the summers, […]

Obituary | Joseph “Joe” Rowson

Jun 30th, 2011 | By | Category: June 30, Obituaries

Joseph “Joe” Rowson, 71, Lincoln, died June 9 in his home. Rowson was senior fellow for the University of Nebraska’s P-16 Initiative. Rowson was born Feb. 8, 1940 in Des Moines, Iowa, to Joseph Frederick and Anna Catherine (Swift) Rowson. He graduated from Marquette University, Milwaukee, in 1962 with a bachelor’s in journalism. He received […]

Obituary – Raymond Herbert Haggh

Apr 3rd, 2011 | By | Category: March 31, Obituaries

Raymond Herbert Haggh, 90, died March 13 in Fort Worth, Texas. Haggh was associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (1973-19778) and director of the School of Music (1977-1983). Haggh was born Sept. 4, 1920 in Chicago, Ill., to Herbert and Helen Haggh. He was the eldest of three children. Haggh served in […]