Notes from Campus

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.

Living by our core values

Students, faculty and staff,

I wake up every morning thankful for the opportunities of freedom of thought, the opportunities we have to continually learn and expand our horizons through new knowledge, and the opportunities to apply that learning to better our country and world. I am thankful for each and every person in our community, for your intellectual, emotional, creative and physical contributions to our university -- and for the opportunity to change the world for the better every day through the University of Nebraska here in Lincoln and across our statewide campus.

Budget and next steps

Colleagues-

Last Monday, Oct. 31, I mentioned in a university-wide leadership town hall that we had begun studying the state’s fiscal reports to predict what impacts we might face at the university due to recent state revenue forecasts being lowered for the current fiscal year (2017) and the coming next biennium (2018-19).

Prospective Student Visits

As the University of Nebraska-Lincoln grows in stature and enrollment, we attract more and more attention. One exciting result is the increasing number of high school students who visit campus. These students take tours and participate in events as they evaluate our programs and environment to determine if Nebraska is where their hopes and dreams will take shape.

Update on EVC search

Colleagues,

As we head toward the final six weeks of classes for the 2016 fall semester, I wanted to quickly update you on our search for the next University of Nebraska-Lincoln executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer.

Over the last few weeks, our campus community met with four finalists for this position. All were well qualified and offered many exceptional attributes, and we are deeply appreciative of their time and interaction with us.

Pages