NU Board of Regents to Hear Update on UNO Athletics at September 8 Meeting
Lincoln, Neb. September 1, 2006)— The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet at Varner Hall (3835 Holdrege St.) in Lincoln on Friday, September 8. (The board meeting will be preceded by an update on UNO athletics, including initial recommendations from the university’s internal review, and a report from former U.S. Senator David Karnes, who chairs a planning effort on athletics.

A complete agenda is available at

The meeting schedule includes:

8:00 a.m. UNO Athletics Update
9:00 a.m.
Strategic Framework Update
James B. Milliken, President
Topics: Work Plan 2006-07, Consideration of Accountability Measures
10:30 a.m.
Academic Affairs Committee
Topic: Math in the Middle
Strategic Framework and Budget Request: P-16 and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
Presenter: Prof. Jim Lewis, UNL

Math in the Middle is a partnership between the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Educational Service Units, and local school districts. Its goal is to improve K-12 student achievement in mathematics by developing an accomplished teacher workforce capable of engaging all students in challenging mathematics courses.
11:30 a.m.
Business Affairs Committee
Topic: Disaster Planning
Presenters: Deb Thomas, Assistant Vice President-Administration

The board meeting will commence at 12:30 p.m. Highlights of the meeting include:

University of Nebraska Medical Center Facilities Development Plan 2006-2015
Long range plans for the development of the UNMC-Nebraska Medical Center facilities in Omaha as well as UNMC facilities statewide.

Establish a Department of Emergency Medicine at UNMC

Discontinue the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Panhandle Learning Center in Scottsbluff
Programs and services provided by the Panhandle Learning Center are no longer needed or are available by other means. Developments in technology and the expansion of programs at Western Nebraska Community College have diminished the need for on-site classrooms and the demand for non-credit educational programs. The director of the Panhandle Research and Extension Center has met with community leaders and reports that they do not object. Cost savings will be invested in priority programs at the PLC.

Approve program statements for the renovation of Poynter Hall at UNMC, the South Stadium Office Building Renovation for Computer Science and Engineering at UNL, and the Barkley Memorial Center addition at UNL.

Approve the selection of the team of Perkins & Will / Bahr, Vermeer & Haecker of Lincoln to provide design services for the Physical Sciences Replacement Building at UNL. This $34.5 million facility is one of the projects authorized under LB 605.

Approve the selection of Alley Poyner Architecture of Omaha to provide design services for the renovation of Bennett Hall at UNMC. This $8.9 million renovation is one of the projects authorized under LB 605.


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