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New University of Nebraska President Bounds reflects on statewide tour (AUDIO)

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The first order of business for new University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds was to tour the state. Bounds hit the ground running or, at least, traveling what he refers to as the 500-mile campus. He comes away from the state tour convinced Nebraska doesn’t tell its story as well as it should. “And so, […]

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First seat installed in UNO’s new arena

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A construction milestone reached on Monday on the University of Nebraska – Omaha campus. The first of 7,500 seats was installed inside the new UNO – Community Arena at 64th and Center Street. Chancellor John Christensen says installing the first chair is worth celebrating. He says, “I think it symbolizes all the work that has […]

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Nebraska Science Festival star parties

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Nebraskans are invited to a night out with the stars. Science Program Outreach Coordinator at the University of Nebraska Medical Center Kacie Baum is also the Nebraska Science Festival Coordinator and says for the first year they are adding star parties to the festival lineup. The first star party is planned at the Strategic Air […]

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Former Nebraska school official placed on probation, ordered to pay restitution

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A former eastern Nebraska school official has been sentenced to probation and ordered to pay restitution for using school funds to pay for purchases made on his personal credit card. Federal prosecutors say 52-year-old James Clark will serve four years’ probation and repay $20,000 to the Westside Community Schools District. According to U.S. Attorney Deborah […]

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State’s FFA convention sees big attendance boost

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Thousands of young people in those familiar blue jackets are being spotted in downtown Lincoln. The annual Nebraska State FFA Convention is taking place at Pinnacle Bank Arena. State Director Matt Kreifels says attendance is up by several hundred this year. “I’m proud to say that we have record attendance,” Kreifels says. “In fact, we […]

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UNK hosts conference on new uses for comic books

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Comic books are being used to help hospital patients to heal and students to become better at math and reading. It’s the topic of a two-day conference this week in south-central Nebraska. Michelle Fleig-Palmer, a professor at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, says the “Comics in Medicine and Teaching” conference on campus will focus […]

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University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Perlman praised as he announces he will step down

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University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman is receiving wide-spread praise in wake of the announcement that he will step down as chancellor next year. Perlman announced in a university-wide email on the date of his 14th anniversary of his installation at the university he would step down as chancellor on June 30th of 2016. Perlman […]

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Storm chasers to be spotlighted at Saturday’s Severe Weather Seminar

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The annual regional Severe Weather Seminar is planned for this weekend at the Saline Center west of Wilber along Nebraska Highway 15. Saline County emergency management coordinator B.J. Fictum says experts from the Iowa Storm Chasing Network will be among the featured highlights this year. “The Iowa Storm Chase Team that took all of the […]

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Middle school teacher charged with having sex with student

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A first-year Lincoln middle school teacher has been charged with having sex with one of his students at a Lincoln residence. 22-year-old Jackson Hedrick has been arraigned on a charge of first-degree sexual assault and enticing by an electronic device. Lincoln Police Department spokeswoman, Katie Flood, says Hedrick was first accused of enticing the student […]

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Nebraska teacher charged with sexually assaulting student

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A middle school teacher has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 14-year-old student. 22-year-old Jackson Hedrick teaches social studies at Irving Middle School in the Lincoln Public School District. He has been placed on administrative le...

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Nebraska students rally to help make next generation smoke-free

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Young anti-smoking activists across Nebraska will stand up to Big Tobacco today in joining their counterparts nationwide for the 20th annual Kick Butts Day. John Schachter, spokesman for the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, says numerous events are planned in Nebraska, all focused on clearing the air. “Young people across the country are sending out the […]

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Son of disgraced former Penn State Coach Jerry Sandusky to speak at UNK

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The adopted son of disgraced former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky will share his story of sexual child abuse tomorrow at the University of Nebraska-Kearney. Matthew Sandusky will be the featured speaker during the 26th annual Criminal Justice Conference and Career Fair at the University of Nebraska at Kearney Tuesday, March 17th. UNK […]

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UNL lands Census Bureau research center (AUDIO)

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A restrictive Research Data Center featuring highly sensitive information from the United States Census Bureau will be located on the University of Nebraska’s Lincoln campus. University of Nebraska-Lincoln Economics Professor John Anderson will serve as executive director at the regional Research Data Center, which will allow researchers approved by the Census Bureau access to sensitive […]

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Palestinian Women Speak Out event at UNO

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Nebraskans can hear about what it is like living in Palestine tonight at the University of Nebraska – Omaha. Ayah Bashir lives in Gaza and says it isn’t just women who are oppressed.  Bashir says, “How men in Gaza don’t have jobs. We have a high level of unemployment because we can’t import or export. […]

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Find delicious dishes from around the planet in Kearney

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Students at the University of Nebraska-Kearney will bring a taste of the world to campus this weekend as they celebrate the annual International Food and Culture Festival. Todd Gottula, a spokesman for UNK, says the festival allows everyone to experience the diversity of the international community on campus. “Students representing countries like Nepal, India, Japan, […]

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