University of Nebraska at Kearney Chancellor Doug Kristensen is singing the praises of an investment in rural Nebraska health care.
That investment is coming in the form of a new $19 million health science education complex, scheduled to be finished in June 2015.
“We send a lot of students to Omaha for professional degrees, and what they wind up doing is staying there,” Kristensen said last week. “They find their first spouse, they buy their first house and they don't come back to rural Nebraska.”
Now, he said, the university will bring “their high-quality programs out to Kearney.”
Ag college launches program for irrigation service training
The Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis will launch a program to train irrigation service personnel.
“The Irrigation Technician Certificate Program will educate students for service technician positions in the expanding center-pivot irrigation industry,” said Brad Ramsdale, who heads the agronomy and irrigation components of the school's Ag Production Systems Division.
The two-semester program begins next month. Fall classes will feature core courses in electricity, with applications to the irrigation industry. A major feature of the spring curriculum is the Mechanized Irrigation Systems course that focuses on the latest control systems used on center pivots.
Technical agriculture college will celebrate 100 years
Alumni, former faculty and friends of the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture will gather Aug. 9-11 for a reunion and celebration of their 100-year-old alma mater.
Alumni, former faculty and family members, local residents and agricultural industry partners are invited to attend the celebration, said Dean Ron Rosati.
Nebraska Methodist College ranks among best to work for
Nebraska Methodist College is one of the best college workplaces in the nation, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education's 2013 Great Colleges to Work For. The list was announced last week.
The Chronicle's program recognizes small groups of colleges, based on enrollment, for specific best practices and policies. Now in its sixth year, the Great Colleges program has become one of the largest and most respected workplace-recognition programs in the country.
New Creighton center's aim: Support undergrad research
Creighton University has announced the formation of the Center for Undergraduate Research and Scholarship.
The purpose of the center is to increase support for faculty and students involved in undergraduate research projects, coordinate existing scholarship programs that support undergraduate research, and communicate outstanding undergraduate research and scholarly activity to the community.
Chemistry professor Juliane Strauss-Soukup is the center's director.