Grace University has joined the ranks of institutions offering a four-year graduation guarantee. By picking a major their freshman year and following the designated sequence, students can ensure their completion in four years. If a student isn't able to finish his or her degree in four years because the university makes a change, the student can finish the degree tuition-free.
Four-year guarantees are becoming more popular at small private colleges. Midland University in Fremont and Doane College in Crete are among the schools offering such a guarantee.
Free bicycle valet service available for Husker games
The Bike Shop at University of Nebraska-Lincoln Campus Recreation, in cooperation with the Nebraska Athletics Department, will offer a free bike valet service for the first time during the coming Husker football season. Home football game attendees who bicycle to campus can keep their bikes secure in Cook Pavilion, one block from Memorial Stadium. Freewill donations will be accepted.
Game Day Bike Valet will open two hours prior to kickoff and conclude one hour after the final whistle. All bikes will be supervised by UNL Bike Shop staff.
Iowa State's supercomputer powering 17 research projects
The most powerful computer ever on the Iowa State University campus — a machine dubbed “Cyence” that is capable of 183.043 trillion calculations per second, with total memory of 38.4 trillion bytes — is just beginning to produce data for 17 research projects.
Cyence, with its 12 black cabinets and rows of blue lights, has been in operation in the basement of the Durham Center since early July. It succeeds Cystorm and its 28.16 trillion calculations per second as the most powerful computer on campus.
It was purchased with the help of a three-year, $1.8 million major research instrumentation grant from the National Science Foundation. An additional $800,000 is being provided by Iowa State's Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development and the Colleges of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Engineering, and Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Thursday rehearsals kick off for UNL's City Campus Choir
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln City Campus Choir seeks singers of all backgrounds and ages. No auditions are required, although some choral experience is appreciated. The goal is to develop a membership that includes UNL students of all majors, faculty, staff and alumni as well as members of the Lincoln community.
Rehearsals are from 7 p.m. to 9:20 p.m. Thursdays in Room 130 of the Westbrook Music Building on the UNL City Campus. UNL students must register for the class. Members of the community are welcome to join.
Technical ag college to roll out two new tractors, hay baler
Two new, shiny-green tractors and a hay baler are ready to roll at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis.
A John Deere 6105M tractor and 6190R tractor with satellite-based steering were presented to administrators recently as alumni observed the technical ag school's 100th anniversary.
A lease plan with Plains Equipment Group enables the latest in technology and will enhance the college's 520-acre farming operation and hands-on ag technology classes.
Comedian Wil Shriner to give UNL's next Carson Lecture
Comedian, actor and director Wil Shriner, who has worked for more than 20 years in front of and behind the cameras, will deliver the next Carson Lecture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, on Sept. 13.
Shriner's Carson Lecture will be at 3:30 p.m. in Howell Theatre on the first floor of the Temple Building, 12th and R Streets on the UNL City Campus. The event is free and open to the public, but a ticket is required for admission. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis through the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film's ticketing website.