|9:00 am-12:00 pm||New Employee Orientation NEBRASKA EAST UNION|
An information session to welcome new employees and share key employment information.
|10:00 am-4:30 pm||Nebraska Young Artist Awards Various sites, UNL Campus|
The Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts hosts the 14th annual Nebraska Young Artist Awards. More than 70 students from around the state will be on campus for this special day of activities.
The Nebraska Young Artist Awards annually recognize 11th grade students who are gifted and talented in the areas of visual art, dance, music and theatre. These students exemplify the pinnacles of creativity in one of the fine and performing arts.
Students applied for the recognition and submitted an example of their work. Applications were received from 150 students across the state. Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts faculty chose the students who will come to UNL on April 6 to be recognized.
Honored students will take tours of the arts facilities, attend classes, meet faculty and college students and have lunch. Their parents will also be invited, and they will also take tours, as well as receive information on careers in the arts and college curriculum.
Students selected to participate in the Nebraska Young Artist Awards will also be asked to nominate the teacher who provided them with the greatest amount of mentoring and support in the development of their special talents.
The day will conclude with an awards ceremony in the Sheldon Museum of Art's auditorium at 3 p.m. Students will receive a certificate, as well as a very special original piece of artwork commissioned for this event and created by a Department of Art and Art History printmaking student, Brandon Marr.
|11:00 am||International Quilt Study Center and Museum Public Guided Tour International Quilt Study Center & Museum|
Enjoy a guided tour of current exhibitions with a trained docent. Tour is free with admission.
|11:00 am-2:00 pm||Bike UNL Event Nebraska Union Plaza|
This event will provide/support bike education for UNL students, faculty and staff and will provide ideas for biking on campus and in the community. Learn more about the movement to:
- Increase bike ridership on campus
- Decrease our carbon footprint
- Provide access to Campus and community resources
- Enhance bike safety and knowledge
- Play to win event. Visit booths for a chance to win a bike, Netbook or iPod
- Learn about:
Star Tran's new Bike and Bus program
Lincoln Bike Trails and biking networks
Bike Adventure Trips (through Campus Rec)
All the latest and greatest in bike gear
- Bring in your bike for a free Safety check and air refill
- Register your bike with UNLPD
- Donate un-used bikes and give back to the greater community- all bikes will be given to the MAD DADS organization in Lincoln
Interested in a group ride? Meet and Greet Bike Ride at 3 pm. Meet at Campus Rec (14th street entrance).
|12:00 pm-1:00 pm||Nebraska Gateway for Nutrigenomics Seminar Series East Campus Union|
Presented by: Daniel Ciobanu, PhD., Assistant Professor, Department of Animal Science
|3:00 pm-5:00 pm||From the Blue Plateau to the Great Plains Great Plains Art Museum|
Mark Tredinnick will speak from the viewpoint of environmental writing as well as the relationship between local "sense of place" literature and the issue of global environmental awareness.
Tredinnick is an award-winning author and scholar of environmental literature in Australia. His books include "The Blue Plateau: A Landscape Memoir" (2009), which won the Queensland Premier's Literary Award.
|3:30 pm-4:30 pm||Drought, Dust and Tree Death: Rapid and Widespread Landscape Transformations HARDIN HALL|
Maurice Kremer Memorial Lecture
Presenter: David Breshears, University of Arizona
Sponsored by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Water Center and School of Natural Resources
|4:00 pm-5:00 pm||Biotechnology/Life Sciences Spring 2011 Seminar BEADLE CENTER|
“PPR proteins: key players in plant mitochondrial RNA metabolism,” will be presented by Dr. Stephane Bentolila, Cornell University. A reception will be held at 3:30 p.m. The event is open to the public.
|4:00 pm||NU vs North Dakota State (Softball) Bowlin Stadium|
|4:30 pm-6:00 pm||Eating Disorder Education and Prevention Meeting NEBRASKA UNION|
The mission of Eating Disorder Education and Prevention is to encourage students to move toward an accepting attitude of body size and shape; to educate in the areas of eating disorders, body image and wellness; and to provide resources and referrals on campus.
EDEP is a student association of UNL student volunteers who have an interest in eating disorder awareness and prevention. The focus of EDEP is in the area of eating disorder prevention. One of the goals is to reach those who may be participating in dangerous behavior. Education may ultimately prevent some from developing a clinical eating disorder. Any UNL student is welcome to join.
|7:00 pm||“Globalization and the World Food Systems” - Wes Peterson NEBRASKA UNION|
Honors Forum - a Nebraska Colloquium event
Wes Peterson is a UNL Professor in the Department of Agricultural Economics.
|7:30 pm||Wet Ink! Student Composers WESTBROOK MUSIC BUILDING|
Student composers' work will be featured in the annual Wet Ink! concert, Wednesday, Apr 6 at 7:30 pm in Westbrook Recital Hall — Room 119. The second Wet Ink! concert takes place the next night, Thursday, Apr 7 at 7:30 pm. These two events is FREE and open to the public.