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Sept 6-8 – COMPUTER SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING TO CELEBRATE 50 YEARS

 

 

WHEN: Sept. 6-8, 2018

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Department of Computer Science and Engineering will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a weekend of festivities Sept. 6-8.

The three-day celebration will include a number of events for alumni, industry partners, faculty, students, staff and stakeholders to enjoy. Most events are open to the public, and select ticketed events are open to those who register online by Aug. 20. Attendees may register for the entire weekend or select specific events to attend.

The celebration will kick off at noon Sept. 6 at Nebraska Innovation Campus with a luncheon and panel discussion among previous department chairs, an industry open house, tours of the Schorr Center, a barbecue on the department’s original Ferguson Hall grounds and a seminar with featured speaker Eric Brown, director of foundational innovation at IBM Watson Health.

Events will continue on Friday with lectures from alumni and a formal dinner reception. The reception will honor new Hall of Computing inductees Tom and Rhonda Peed, founders of Sandhills Publishing. The evening will also include a keynote speech from Lee Redden, chief technology officer and co-founder of Blue River Technology.

Festivities will conclude Saturday in the Haymarket with a tailgate party before the Nebraska vs. Colorado football game on the Nebraska Global building rooftop.

For more information and to register, visit https://cse.unl.edu/anniversary-staging.

from:

University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Office of University Communication

1217 Q St.

Lincoln, NE 68588-0218

Telephone: 402-472-2211

Fax: 402-472-7825

Aug 28 – Helen’s Musical Hats!

Helen’s Musical Hats! Show has been selected as a stage entertainer for the 5th year at the 2018 Nebraska State Fair. Helen Waring Johnson will be performing on the Open Class Stage in the Fonner Park Grandstand Concourse on:

  • Tues., Aug. 28th 3 Shows: 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM, 2:25 PM – 3:00 PM, and 5:15 PM – 6:00 PM.
  • Thur., Aug. 30th 4 Shows: at: 9:30 AM – 10:00 AM, 12:30 PM- 1:15 PM, 4:30 PM – 5:15 PM and 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM.

Shoes for Kids

School Bus
KICKS 4 KIDS!!!
It’s almost time for our kiddos to return back to school and we need your help.
We are once again providing new shoes to send very deserving kids back to school in style and with confidence.
Do you remember how excited you were going back to school, with your new kicks?
I’m asking you to give those same great memories to our kids.
Last year we donated over 300 pairs of new shoes!! Help us reach our goal of giving 600 pairs of shoes to kids this year!!!
Click on the button below to donate $25 for 1 new pair of shoes. Your gift is truly life changing.
Thank you,
Kimberly Goins,
Executive Director

Lincoln July 21 – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO PAINT BRIDGES AT UNION PLAZA

The Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department invites the public to help paint bridges at Union Plaza, 21st and “Q” streets, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturday July 21.  Volunteers will meet at the parking lot near the Assurity overlook, north of N. 21st and “Q” streets.

Registration is not required, but volunteers may register in advance by emailing parksvolunteers@lincoln.ne.gov or visiting parks.lincoln.ne.gov/volunteer.  New volunteers are asked to complete the volunteer application form at this site.

Supplies will be provided. Participants should dress for the weather, wear comfortable shoes, and wear clothes that they do not mind getting dirty.  If weather causes a postponement, registered participants will be notified of the rain date. The volunteer event is part of the 2018 VIP (Volunteer in Parks) Saturday series. Upcoming events include:

  • August 18, 8 to 11 a.m., location and activity to be determined
  • September 22, 8 to 11 a.m., Bea Richmond Park, pulling weeds and garden maintenance
  • October 27, 9 a.m. to noon, location and activity to be determined

For more information about Lincoln Parks and Recreation, visit parks.lincoln.ne.gov

Activities sponsored by Wachiska Audubon in July.

  1. Thursday, July 12 – FREE Summer potluck picnic at Spring Creek Prairie at 6:00 p.m. Bring friends, a dish to share, and your own table service. Beverages provided. Short program by staff and prairie tour to follow. Check SCP website for directions, www.springcreekprairie.org or call 402-797-2301.
  2. Saturday, July 14 – FREE Wildflower Walk, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., at Nine-Mile Prairie, a 230 acre native tallgrass prairie in northwest Lincoln.  Call Carole at 402-475-9219 for directions and questions.

Check website at www.WachiskaAudubon.org, call the Wachiska office at 402-486-4846, or email office@WachiskaAudubon.org for details.

June 30 – Lincoln – A FUNDRAISER FOR THE NATURE CENTER

BITES, BIKES, AND BISON, A FUNDRAISER FOR THE NATURE CENTER

The Friends of the Pioneers Park Nature Center invite the public to attend Bites, Bikes, and Bison, a fundraising event at Pioneers Park Nature Center, on June 30th from 9:30 am – 2 pm. Proceeds of this event will benefit the Pioneers Park Nature Center.

Tickets are available online only at LNKnaturecenter.org/bbb. Adults are $15, Friends Members $12/person, kids (18 and under) are free.

“Bites, Bikes, and Bison is a family friendly event benefitting the Nature Center. Events like these raise funds through the Friends which support the Nature Center, allowing us to provide high quality environmental education programing and a free facility for our community to explore the outdoors.” said Andrea Faas, Pioneers Park Nature Center Coordinator.

The event includes bike rides of various lengths, all level of riders are welcome. Participants should bring their own bike and helmet. All rides will depart from and end at the Nature Center. Please arrive by 9:30 am for check-in.

– A four mile flat route, departs at 10:30 am. This route will take participants out along the Prairie Corridor crushed limestone trail on the south edge of the Nature Center. This quick ride will have a water stop at the turn-a-round.
– The eleven mile out-and-back ride departs at 10:15 am. Riders will head out through Pioneers Park along the Bison Trial making their way to White Elm Brewing Co. All participants (21 and older) will receive one free beer at White Elm.
– The 17 mile downtown loop, departs at 10 am and is recommended for more experience riders. The route will take riders along the Bison Trial, Jamaica North Trial and streets bikes routes. Stops include Method Cycle and Craft House where riders will received half off one drink and White Elm Brewing Co (21 and older) to receive one free beer.

Activities and entertainment at the Nature Center for participants included, yoga, yard games and a bison chip toss plus hayrack tours of the bison and prairie. There will be also be a strider course for young children to test their skills on strider bikes (some strider bikes provided or bring your own). All activities included with your ticket purchase.

Food vendors will be open from 11 am – 2 pm. Vendors include Gilded Swine, Dig’N Taco Loco, Pepe’s, Gelato To Go and local beer and cider from the Happy Raven. Please bring cash for purchases from the vendors.

Ride support on the Bison Trail will be provided by Wheelie Good Bike Shop. In addition, Wheelie Good is offering a complimentary chain and cassette check, plus 15% off of an annual service when you show you ticket confirmation email prior to the event.

Bites, Bikes and Bison is sponsored by Express Life Chiropractic, Home Real Estate, JLS Photo, Flagstone Financial Management, Method Cycle and Craft House, Nelnet, New Generation Construction, Union Bank and Trust, Wheelie Good Bike Shop, White Elm Brewing Company, and The Wild Bird Habitat Store.

Tickets are available online only at LNKnaturecenter.org/bbb. Adults are $15, Friends Members $12/person, kids (18 and under) are free.

Lincoln – Senior Center Meal Schedule

(reservations required two working days in advance):
Belmont Senior Center (402-441-7990): Monday – Friday at noon
Bennet Senior Center (402-416-7693): Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon
Downtown Senior Center (402-441-7154): Monday – Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Firth Senior Center (402-416-7693): Mondays at 11:30 a.m.
Hickman Senior Center (402-792-2006): Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m.
Lake Street Senior Center (402-441-7157): Monday – Friday at 11:30 a.m.
Northeast Senior Center (402-441-7151): Monday – Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Waverly Senior Center (402-416-7693): Fridays at 11:30 a.m.

Location addresses:
Aging Partners Fitness Center, 555 S. 9th St.
Asian Senior Center, 144 N. 44th St.
Belmont Senior Center, 1234 Judson St.
Bennet Senior Center, 970 Monroe St.
Cotner Center Condominium, 1540 N. Cotner Blvd.
Downtown Senior Center, 1005 “O” St.
East Lincoln Christian Church, 7001 Edenton Road
F Street Recreation Center, 1225 “F” St.
Firth Senior Center, 311 Nemaha St.
Gateway Vista, 225 N. 56th St.
Hickman Senior Center, 300 E. 3rd St.
Jayne Snyder Trail Center, 21st and “Q” streets
Lake Street Senior Center, 2400 S. 11th St.
Northeast Senior Center, 6310 Platte Ave.
Vermeer Education Center, 4000 S. 84th St.
Waverly Senior Center, 14410 Folkestone St.

For information on classes or to register, call 402-441-7575. Roundtrip transportation is available for senior center meals and activities in Lincoln only by calling the centers directly (phone numbers listed in meal schedule). For more information on senior center events and activities, visit lincoln.ne.gov (keyword: My Center News) or call 402-441-7158.

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