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Wednesday, April 4th

Time Event Title
All day-Apr 5thUNL Spring Research Fair NEBRASKA UNION
The 11th UNL Research Fair runs from Wednesday, April 4 through Thursday, April 5. This biannual campuswide celebration of research
and creative activity is now held each semester.

The spring Research Fair celebrates graduate and undergraduate research. Any UNL student is eligible to participate in the graduate or undergraduate sessions. Administrators, faculty, staff, students and the public are welcome to
attend to learn more about the research and creative activity accomplishments of UNL students.

View the full schedule and register for events at
10:00 am-11:30 amThe Scrap Heap of History: Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center
Mark Sandler, Director of the CIC's Center for Library Initiatives, will present "The Scrap Heap of History: Reflections on the Future of Libraries . . . and everything else."

Sandler works with the directors of CIC libraries to identify and facilitate cooperative programs.
10:15 am-10:30 amUNL's Monthly Tornado Test UNL
UNL will join Lincoln/Lancaster County Emergency Management in testing all tornado-warning systems on the first Wednesday of each month at 10:15 a.m. to assure the systems are working and to remind the campus community to be at all times aware of shelters and exit routes.

The test will end within 5 minutes. Tests will not be conducted when there is a threat of severe weather or if the outdoor temperature is below freezing. UNL's Tornado Warning Policy can be found at
10:30 am-12:30 pmStudent Health 101 Booth NEBRASKA UNION
Stop by the Wellness Booth in the Nebraska Union to learn about Student Health 101, UNL's interactive wellness magazine.
11:00 amNebraska Young Artist Awards NEBRASKA UNION
The 15th Annual Nebraska Young Artist Awards Day will be held Wednesday, April 4. High school juniors from across the state have been selected to participate in this special day of activities.

Students applied for the recognition and submitted an example of their work. Applications were received from 154 students across the state. Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts faculty chose the students who will come to UNL on April 4 to be recognized.

The Nebraska Young Artist Awards annually recognize 11th grade students from Nebraska who are gifted and talented in the areas of visual art, dance, music, theatre, and film and new media. These students exemplify the pinnacles of creativity in one of the fine and performing arts.

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.
12:00 pm-1:00 pmSituational Awareness City Campus Union
The University Police Department will be hosting a free informational session titled “Situational Awareness.” The session will provide information on your options in many different situations from Nebraska’s inclement weather to an active shooter.

This class will be from noon to 1 p.m. April 4 at the Nebraska Union. This class will be for UNL faculty and staff only and you can register at ; walk-ins are welcome.
3:30 pmLecture: Professor Nina Baym, "Willa Cather Among Western Women Writers" Great Plains Art Museum
3:30 pm-4:30 pmSpring 2012 Water Seminar Series HARDIN HALL
Shannon Brewer of Oklahoma State University will present on the topic "Environmental Flows in an Arid Landscape."
4:00 pm-5:00 pmSpring 2012 Biotechnology / Life Sciences Seminar Series BEADLE CENTER
“tRNA Tuning,” will be presented by Dr. Olke Uhlenbeck, Northwestern University. A reception will be held at 3:30 p.m. The event is open to the public.
4:00 pm-5:00 pmNebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience Seminar cosponsored with Electrical Engineering Jorgensen Hall
Presenter: Dr. Henry I. Smith
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The composition studio of Eric Richards will perform in two recital on Wednesday, April 4 and again on Thursday, April 5, each at 7:30 pm in Westbrook Recital Hall — Room 119.
Both performances are FREE and open to the public

Ongoing Events:

Time Event Title
Jan 6th-Jul 29thExhibition: Tribute to Ardis James International Quilt Study Center & Museum
Jan 13th-Dec 2ndExhibition: “What’s in a Name? Inscribed Quilts” International Quilt Study Center & Museum
Jan 21st-Apr 6th"W" Grades Recorded for Withdrawals
Jan 21st-Apr 6thAll course withdrawals noted with a grade of "W" on academic record Various sites, UNL Campus
Mar 2nd-Sep 2ndExhibition: Jean Ray Laury: Getting It All Together International Quilt Study Center & Museum
Mar 26th-Apr 10thFall Priority Registration Begins
Mar 26th-Apr 12thPriority Registration begins for Fall Semester 2012 Various sites, UNL Campus

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