“Hope Inspires Vision” is the theme of the third national Rural Futures Conference, scheduled for Oct. 21-23 in multiple Nebraska locations. Registration for the conference, which drew a sold-out crowd of more than 500 when it was last held in 2013, opens today at http://rfc.nebraska.edu. The conference is hosted by the Rural Futures Institute at the University of Nebraska.
‘Reverse transfer’ initiative increasing college completion in Nebraska
When Kelly Ward, a psychobiology major at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, received a letter informing her that her UNK credits combined with the community college coursework she’d already completed qualified her to earn an associate’s degree, her first thought was that it was too good to be true.
NU BOARD OF REGENTS TO MEET JUNE 12
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Friday, June 12, 2015, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln. Committee meetings will begin at 9:55 a.m. and the Board meeting begins at 1 p.m. All meetings are open to the public. Meetings also will be audio-streamed live at www.nebraska.edu.
Proposed UNL architecture, fine arts merger removed from regents agenda
University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds said today that he has removed consideration of a merger of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Architecture and the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts from the June 12 Board of Regents agenda. A related presentation from Chancellor Harvey Perlman during the Board’s Academic Affairs Committee also has been removed.
Proposed budget plan would maintain affordability, help students, families plan for college costs
University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds announced today a proposed budget plan that includes the lowest tuition increases in nearly three decades to ensure the university remains a great value compared to its peers. The Board of Regents will consider the budget proposal, including an operating budget for 2015-16 and tuition rates for both 2015-16 and 2016-17 in order to help students and families better plan for the costs of college, at its June 12 meeting.