MEDIA ADVISORY: NU BOARD OF REGENTS TO MEET MARCH 15
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Friday, March 15, 2013, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln. Committee meetings begin at 8 a.m. and the Board meeting begins at noon. All meetings are open to the public. Meetings also will be audio-streamed live at www.nebraska.edu.

Following are highlights of the March Board meeting. A complete agenda and schedule is available here.

8 a.m.: Legislative Update Presenter: Sen. Greg Adams, Speaker of the Legislature

8:15 a.m.: Business Affairs Committee Topic: Budget Presenter: Chris Kabourek, NU assistant vice president for business and finance and director of budget

Topic: UNO Arena/Community Facility Presenters: University of Nebraska at Omaha Chancellor John Christensen; Athletics Director Trev Alberts; Bill Conley, vice chancellor for business and finance; and Joel Pedersen, NU vice president and general counsel

9:15 a.m.: Break

9:30 a.m.: Academic Affairs Committee Topic: Strategic Framework Report – Research Update Presenters: Susan Fritz, NU interim executive vice president and provost; Jennifer Larsen, vice chancellor for research, University of Nebraska Medical Center; Risto Rautiainen, associate professor in the UNMC College of Public Health and Department of Environmental, Agricultural and Occupational Health; Prem Paul, vice chancellor for research and economic development, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; and Rodney Moxley, professor in the School of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, UNL

Topic: Sequestration Impact on Federal Research Funds Presenters: Chris Kabourek and Matt Hammons, NU director of federal relations

Topic: Sequestration Impact on Student Aid Presenter: Craig Munier, director of scholarships and financial aid, UNL, and 2013-14 chair of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators

11:20 a.m.: Lunch

Noon: Board of Regents meeting

    The Board will be asked to approve:
  • A new undergraduate certificate in information technology administration in the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s College of Information Science & Technology. (Addendum IX-A-1)
  • A five-year extension of the agreement with adidas America, Inc. for exclusive sponsorship of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s athletic programs. (Addendum IX-B-2)
  • An agreement with the University of Nebraska Foundation providing for acceptance of a gift from the Robert and Ardis James Foundation which will support an addition to the International Quilt Study Center at UNL. (Addendum IX-B-3)
  • The program statement and budget for the Health Sciences Education Building at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. (Addendum IX-B-11)
  • A resolution authorizing the University of Nebraska Facilities Corp. to issue bonds for financing of the cancer center project at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. (Addendum IX-B-13)
  • The program statement and budget for the UNO arena. (Addendum IX-B-19)

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