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There is no place like Nebraska and there is no better time to become a Husker! The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is waiving the undergraduate admissions application fee for Nebraskans from Oct. 1-18 as part of an effort to expand access and encourage college-going among students and families. This year, we know that it may be difficult for students to take the ACT or SAT because of public health concerns. To support students, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is test-optional for both university admission and scholarships. Apply for FREE at by selecting “fee waiver” and entering the code “NUforNE” on the website.
Scheduling an Academic Advising Appointment
As Priority Registration for spring 2021 approaches, please remember all advising will be conducted through Zoom. You can schedule an advising appointment with your academic advisor by logging into MyPlan. Or reach out to your advisor directly at:
Jaime Mastera
Leslie Gonzalez
Stephanie Kuenning
College of Architecture Open House
Do you know a high school student who shares your passion for architecture, interior design, landscape architecture and community and regional planning? Do you have a friend who is interested in design? If so, please be sure to tell them to check out our Fall Open House!
October 25th Open House: Register Here!

Anyone with questions should contact Leslie Gonzalez directly at

-Stephanie Kuenning
The COVID pandemic has changed the typical UNL student experience and regular class attendance in a myriad of ways. Students are regularly tuning in to Zoom lectures remotely, submitting assignments online and are struggling to network in the community and with their course peers.
Community and Regional Planning’s Environmental Planning and Policy course instructor Belinda Fowler wanted to alleviate some of the challenges with working remotely, enabling students to meet one another in person and learn from an in-person field visit and guest speaker from the Washington, DC office of the US Army Corp of Engineers. More-
3 Credits – No prerequisites required. Sign up today. More-
This week I am excited to highlight the M. Arch Design Research Studios (DRs). M.Arch students enrolled in the 2-year and 3-year curriculum paths can take four DRs or two DRs and one year-long thesis. This fall, the DRs provide M. Arch students the ability to address advanced disciplinary topics ranging from mega-cities (Newton), design/build (Day), representational theory and authorship (Kelly) and sustainable urbanism (Hoistad). The DRs often collaborate with external communities and partners to produce new topic-related knowledge. The outcomes of these studios regularly gain regional, national and international recognition. I hope the below descriptions provide you a glimpse into the advanced critical and creative practices occurring in the M. Arch program. More-
This week, faculty member Salvador Lindquist is submitting an abstract from his research project, Incinerator Incorporated: Entangling Governance, Service Provision, Land Tenure, and Urban Morphology for the EDRA52 Detroit: Just Environments conference. This project investigates the Detroit Incinerator, which early last year, the largest waste-to-energy plant of its kind in the United States was decommissioned. After 30 years of continued environmental violations and the almost complete devastation of the surrounding residential and social fabric, the abrupt closure of the facility has been received with skepticism and celebrated by many. More-

Interior design students,

Are you interested in getting more involved on campus? Join ASID/IIDA for professional networking opportunities, portfolio help, professional guidance and design competitions. This semester they will be focusing on the 2020 IIDA student team competition. Entry fees are waived for student chapter members. Want more information? Fill out the google form provided to become a member! 
-Ashlynn Engelhard
Hannah Christy and Craig Findlay were named Architizer’s One Drawing Challenge 2020 Student Grand Prize Winners for their drawing titled “Concrete Atla(nti)s.”

Christy and Findlay offer insight to their project’s meaning and inspiration. “Representing our capacity to maintain archaic infrastructure in an overwhelming environment overflowing with waste, occupied by a population complacent to unrest, this drawing is as complex as the topics it alludes to. It is set in one of the 72 decommissioned Atlas-F missile silos scattered across the United States. This drawing critiques the haphazard mismanagement of reusable commodities of varying scales ranging from abandoned infrastructure to recyclable materials.

Through the convention of a section, this drawing shows the activities in the depth of the repurposed missile silo. Figures sourced from The Age of Enlightenment depict radicals productively recycling materials into a built environment erecting towards the sky. Facilitated by the cold war era framework, the occupants build upon their neighbor’s successes allowing an innate desire for vertical growth to materialize.”

Out of 404 total international submissions, Christy and Findlay were selected by a jury as the winner. Other College of Architecture finalists include Audrey Lanik and Di Zai Awng for their project "Elevated” and Ian Jones for his project "Tower of Tangier’s."

These submission were mentored by Associate Professor Brian Kelly. This is the second year in a row UNL’s architecture students have represented the college in this competition. Nate Gradoville competed last year for his project titled “Seed Lottery.”

Congratulations Hannah Christy and Craig Findlay!
Free on-campus COVID testing site for students, faculty and staff has opened at the 17th and R street parking garage.
Check out the new competition and scholarship opportunities on our website or here on Canvas.

Note: Due to the numerous opportunities available, we are listing all content on our website. See links listed above for more details.
Check out the College of Architecture website for new internship and job 

Plus, University of Nebraska Career Services encourages you to view a few of their new Full-Time job postings at Handshake. Check them out!
Date: Oct. 25

Date: Nov. 6
Time: 4 pm
Location: Online

Final Reviews:
Date: Nov. 16-20

Final Exams:
Date: Nov. 21-25

Thanksgiving Vacation (UNL offices closed)
Date: Nov. 26–28

Fall 2020 Three Week Session
Date: Nov. 30 - Dec. 18

Fall Semester Graduate Commencement
Date: Dec. 18

Fall Semester Undergraduate Commencement
Date: Dec. 19

Hyde Lunch and Learn
Date: Feb. 11
Time: 12 pm
Location: Online

Date: Feb. 12
Time: 4 pm
Location: Online

Date: March 4
Time: 12 pm
Location: Online

Date: March 5
Time: 4 pm
Location: Online
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