LINCOLN — A committee has selected four finalists in the search for a new dean of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Arts and Sciences.
Candidates will have individual campus visits today through March 7, and each will participate in a public presentation during the visit. Each presentation is open to the public and will conclude with an open forum.
The finalists are: Barbara Risman, professor and head of the Department of Sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago; Stephen Esquith, dean of the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities at Michigan State University; Susan Sterett, professor of political science at the University of Denver; and Joseph S. Francisco, Moore distinguished professor of chemistry at Purdue University.
College to Career Center aims to guide Doane students
Doane College has created a College to Career Center, located across from the cafeteria in the Perry Memorial Campus Center.
The center was formerly the Career Development Office. At the new center, students are able to identify their strengths, then apply them to real-world internships, career planning and pre-professional programs.
“To successfully prepare students for a complex work world, we need to get them started when they first come to campus,” said Kim Jacobs, vice president for student leadership.
Bellevue University to offer courses to Northeast students
Bellevue University has signed an agreement with Northeast Community College to offer upper-level and graduate-level courses in Northeast’s 20-county area, focusing on nontraditional, working adult students.
Associate degree graduates will be able to complete residential in-class undergraduate degree programs through Bellevue University without leaving their community.
Northeast will provide participating students with distance-learning classrooms, lecture and laboratory space.
UNK’s 'virtual campus' allows tours from anywhere in world
The University of Nebraska at Kearney has created a new “virtual interactive campus” that allows campus tours to take place from anywhere in the world.
Along with audio and video, tours feature photos, 360-degree panoramas and an integrated map to give students the impression that they’re walking the campus, sitting in classrooms and seeing things such as campus venues and dorms live. Visitors are also told stories, given information and told what places to go in Kearney and at UNK.
The tours are also available on tablets and smartphones. They can be accessed at youvisit.com/tour/unk.
UNL professor honored for his teaching excellence
John Maag, a professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, recently won the Donald R. and Mary Lee Swanson Award for Teaching Excellence.
Maag will receive $12,500 at an awards luncheon on March 14 in Lincoln.
Maag was chosen for promoting critical and creative thinking, encouraging engaged and continuous learning, holding students to high standards and providing support to improve teaching.
Maag has taught at UNL for 24 years. He has written four books and more than 100 articles and book chapters about behavior management.