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Blank Thanks Committee, Sets Plan for Naming President
Don Blank, Chairman of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents today congratulated the search committee which has released the names of finalists for the position of president of the university. “I want to congratulate the members of the committee for all their hard work over the past several months,” Blank said. “I am extremely pleased with the slate of finalists they have presented for consideration by the Board of Regents. It will be a challenge to pick one person from this outstanding list to be the next university president.”
Finalists for University of Nebraska President Named
The committee named by the University of Nebraska Board of Regents last October to identify finalists for the position of president of the University has named four finalists.
Plans for Presidential Candidate Visits Set
In anticipation of the announcement of finalists for the position of president of the University of Nebraska, Board of Regents Chairman Don Blank today announced the format for their visits for interviews. “We want to assure fairness by having each candidate follow the same schedule of events, and we want to make sure that the public and the news media have ample access to each finalist,” Blank said. “We also want them to meet the people with whom they would be expected to interact regularly as president.”
Board of Regents Schedule: April 23-24, 2004
The following events have been scheduled in conjunction with the April meeting of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents:
Board of Regents Meeting Highlights
The following items of interest appear on the agenda of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents April 24 meeting
2004 NU Teaching & Research Awards
University of Nebraska Executive Vice President and Provost Jay Noren has announced the 2004 winners of the university’s most prestigious awards for teaching and research. Two of the awards recognize individual faculty members for meritorious teaching and research, respectively. The third recognizes an academic department that has demonstrated outstanding dedication to the education of students.
Board of Regents Schedule: February 27-28, 2004
The following events have been scheduled in conjunction with the February meeting of the Friday, February 27 -Campus Visit, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Students, Parents Alerted to Need for Smart Choices in High School
Over the next few weeks, eighth-grade students across Nebraska - and their parents - will receive letters alerting them to just how important the academic choices they make in high school are to their success in college and career.
Walter Scott Entrepreneurial Award Announced
University of Nebraska Executive Vice President and Provost Jay Noren has announced the winner of the 2004 Walter Scott Entrepreneurial Business Award. The award honors a business that operates in Nebraska and has developed relationships with the University of Nebraska in the area of technology. The award includes a $10,000 prize to be used for creation or promotion of student work-experiences in information science, technology and engineering.
Explorers' journals bring historian fame
By BILL GRAHAM The Kansas City Star
Don Blank Named Regents’ Chair for Fourth Time
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents has elected Don Blank as chairman for the fourth time - an honor it has bestowed only once before in the past 60 years. Blank previously served as chairman in 1990, 1991 and 1996. He represents District 7 on the Board, which encompasses 34 counties in western Nebraska, and nearly one-half the area of the state.
State Legislators Briefed on NETWORK NEBRASKA
A new statewide digital network called NETWORK NEBRASKA "is providing valuable exchanges of information among government and education agencies in the state, and is poised to broaden services throughout Nebraska," according to L. Dennis Smith, President of the University of Nebraska.
University of Nebraska President L. Dennis Smith has issued the following statement in response to the State-of-the-State address presented by Governor Johanns’ today:
Governor Johanns has taken a well-reasoned approach to dealing with the state’s current budget situation, laying out a three-year plan to address the issue. The one percent reduction in the University of Nebraska’s appropriation proposed by the Governor is less than we might have anticipated, and we take this as a signal that he considers the university to be a high priority for state funding.
Stadium improvement project added to Regents’ agenda
A new item has been added to the agenda for the January 17 meeting of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents. The item (XI-B-2) requests board approval for the program statement and budget for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln North Stadium Improvement Project, which includes remodeling and expansion of the Schulte Field House, expanded seating, and a new indoor practice facility.
Weiyu Guo Receives Administrative Fellowship
University of Nebraska President L. Dennis Smith has announced the awarding of the Equity in Opportunity Administrative Fellowship for 2004 to Weiyu Guo, an assistant professor in the College of Business Administration at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.