Lincoln (Neb.) - May 12, 1997 - Thirty University of Nebraska-Lincoln faculty members will visit northeast Nebraska during the annual Reaching Across Nebraska tour May 13-14.
The tour was started in 1992 to acquaint faculty, especially those with three years' or less experience at the university, with extension, research and outreach programs outside of Lincoln. The tour provides a unique opportunity for faculty, particularly those who are not from Nebraska, to learn about the geography, the role of agriculture and community issues in the state.
Each year, the tour is planned for a different part of the state and this year's tour is to northeast Nebraska. Previous tours have featured the western and central parts of the state.
The 1997 Reaching Across Nebraska itinerary is as follows:
May 13 - 8 a.m., tour the Agricultural Research and Development Center, Ithaca Mead; noon, lunch at the Susan Picotte Center, Walthill; 2:30 p.m., tour the John G. Neihardt Center, Bancroft; 6 p.m., dinner with Wayne State College faculty, followed by an ice cream social, Wayne.
May 14 - 8 a.m., tour the Northeast Research and
Extension Center, Concord; 11 a.m., tour Ashfall Fossil Beds
State Historical Park, Royal; 2 p.m., tour the site of the
Learning Center, under construction at Northeast Community
College, Norfolk; 5:30 p.m., arrive in Lincoln
For questions regarding these releases, contact:
(402) 472-8514, Fax: (402) 472-7825