Notes from Campus

Welcome to the '17-'18 academic year

Faculty, Staff, and Students-

I am so excited to welcome our collective family at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to the start of this unprecedented 2017-18 academic year—a year sure to be filled with optimism, discovery and progress. We are entering the year with record student enrollment for the second year in a row, as an ever-expanding campus equipped to lead with our cutting-edge research and teaching, and as a mature full member of the Big Ten academic and athletic conference.

The Passing of Juan Franco

To our collective University of Nebraska-Lincoln family:

I am deeply saddened to inform you that our dear friend, student champion, and valued colleague Juan Franco passed away yesterday in Houston, Texas. Dr. Franco served admirably for more than a decade as the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s vice chancellor for student affairs. He very recently returned to the faculty in our College of Education and Human Sciences.

Best wishes to Marjorie Kostelnik in her new role

Colleagues,

As faculty and staff in her college learned in the past few days, Marjorie Kostelnik, dean of the College of Education and Human Sciences, has accepted a new role within the University of Nebraska system leading the implementation of the budget response team recommendations. Marjorie will become senior associate to President Hank Bounds July 1 and will focus on helping the budget response teams drive cost savings while protecting the university's mission in teaching, research and service. 

A special thank you to Chris Jackson

Colleagues-

I trust that this finds you all well and your summer term off to a great start.

Congrats, grads, and thank you

As we draw to the close of our 16-17 academic year and prepare to award more than 3,100 degrees on Friday and Saturday, I want to thank you for your hard work and congratulate you on this landmark achievement.

Whether you are one who will proudly go forward with a Nebraska degree, joining 195,000 alumni living around the world, or you are one of the thousands of people making higher education accessible and possible, this is a moment to reflect on the myriad of ways in which the University of Nebraska-Lincoln touches lives.

Introducing OneIT

Good morning,

I’m writing to you today to let you know about the creation of OneIT at the University of Nebraska.

Earlier today, we communicated with our information technology professionals to describe OneIT, a new way of organizing our information technology resources across all parts of the university system. Here’s how it will work:

Budget perspective

University of Nebraska-Lincoln community:

Good morning to you all.

Over the past few months, you’ve likely become aware of the state of Nebraska’s budget challenges. This morning President Bounds emailed the greater University of Nebraska system community with an update on our budget, and this topic was also discussed at our Board of Regents meeting this morning.

Thank you for our progress

University of Nebraska-Lincoln community and friends-

As we enter into a slight pause in the rigors and work of our semester and academic pursuits, I wanted to convey to you how thankful I am for our great university, for the noble mission we carry forward every day and for the amazing progress we are making in growing and expanding our reach and impact in Nebraska and around the world. We are indeed fortunate.

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