Huskers show prowess in Big Ten speech, debate

The speech and debate team of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln won the Big Ten Conference tournament this month, UNL reported.

Purdue University took second and Northwestern third. In addition to the team title, the Huskers took numerous individual titles. UNL was led by its three senior captains — Wesley Deuel of Woodbury, Minnesota; Madison Morrissette of Omaha; and Mia Virgillito of Gretna.

The three combined to win seven of 11 events at the tournament, UNL said last week. Deuel won the top individual speaker honor.

The team will prepare for the national tournaments in California and Wisconsin in April.

Music as Medicine series at UNMC resumes

The University of Nebraska Medical Center's Music as Medicine series resumes at noon Thursday in the Durham Outpatient Center's west atrium.

The Omaha Chamber Music Society's Palladium Brass will perform during a concert that is free and open to the public. The series continues Dec. 5 with a performance by the Omaha South Magnet High School choir.

The Omaha Chamber Music Society on Jan. 16 will present a show called Bassoons Across America. That will be followed on Feb. 20 by a performance by Camille Metoyer Moten. There will be shows in March, April and May as well.

Mid-Plains to expand Imperial campus

Mid-Plains Community College has raised money to expand its campus in Imperial, Nebraska.

The project might start in the spring, Mid-Plains reported. The two-year college has campuses in McCook and North Platte. It also has programs in Imperial, Broken Bow, Ogallala and Valentine.

The 2,500-square-foot addition will go up on the north end of Mid-Plains' Imperial facility. The space will provide two classrooms, a multipurpose room, restrooms, a mechanical room and more.—Rick Ruggles

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