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Statement by President L. Dennis Smith
The following statement has been released by University of Nebraska President L. Dennis Smith:
Board of Regents Schedule, April 25-26, 2003
The following events have been scheduled in conjunction with the April 26 meeting of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents:
SHE Conference for High School Girls Set for May 1
The third annual SHE conference (for Self-Esteem and Higher Education = Empowerment) has been set for Thursday, May 1 at the Nebraska East Union on the East Campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The conference for high school girls will begin at 8:00 a.m. and conclude at 1:30 p.m. The conference is free of charge and includes a luncheon.
Nebraska Groups Seek to Protect NU From Further Cuts
Nebraska organizations with a wide array of interests have adopted resolutions asking that the University of Nebraska be considered a high priority for funding as the Legislature moves toward completion of the budget for the 2003-2005 biennium.
News Conference Scheduled for 12:00 noon March 10
University of Nebraska President L. Dennis Smith and the chancellors of the four university campuses will hold a news conference at 12:00 noon on Monday, March 10.
Kiewit, Scott Entrepreneurial Awards Announced
University of Nebraska Executive Vice President and Provost Jay Noren has announced the awarding of the Peter Kiewit Student Entrepreneurial Award and the Walter Scott Entrepreneurial Business Award for 2003.
Awards for Teaching & Research Announced
University of Nebraska Executive Vice President and Provost Jay Noren has announced the 2003 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.
Message to Nebraska 8th Graders: 'Take rigorous courses'
Two of Nebraska’s top education leaders have sent letters and information packets to all 26,000 eighth-grade students in 585 public and parochial schools. University of Nebraska President L. Dennis Smith and Commissioner of Education Doug Christensen intend the mailing to deliver a message to students as they prepare to register for high school: 'taking rigorous high school courses in science, math, social studies and foreign language will give you a solid educational foundation.'
Board of Regents Schedule: February 28 - March 1, 2003
The following events have been scheduled in conjunction with the March 1 meeting of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents:
Shari Clarke Appointed Vice President of Mansfield University
Shari Clarke, associate to the president of the University of Nebraska, has been appointed vice president for student affairs of Mansfield University in Mansfield, Pennsylvania. The appointment is effective June 2, 2003.
Statewide P-16 Conference January 24
The fourth annual Nebraska conference on P-16 education (pre-school through college) will be held Friday, January 24, at the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln. About 175 Nebraska educators at all levels will participate in the conference.
President L. Dennis Smith’s Response to Governor Johanns’ State of the State Message:
Recommendations to reduce the University of Nebraska’s budget by $80 million over the next two years should be of concern to every parent, every potential employer – in fact, every citizen of Nebraska. Our first priority as a state university is to educate our kids – to give the young people of Nebraska the skills and knowledge they need to succeed, and to encourage them to stay in Nebraska and help build the future of the state. To do that, we must be able to offer them a quality education at an affordable price. $80 million in cuts puts affordability and accessibility in jeopardy.
Board of Regents Schedule: January 17-18, 2003
The following events have been scheduled in conjunction with the January meeting of the University of Nebraska Board of Regents:
Board of Regents to Hold Emergency Meeting
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will hold an emergency meeting via telephone conference call beginning at 9:00 a.m. Friday, January 10. The conference call will originate in the President’s Conference Room at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege Street, in Lincoln.