As we enter the seventh week of the semester, it is an appropriate time for retrospect and a look to the future. Conduct an academic checkup: Are you taking advantage of help sessions and mentoring? Have you asked your professors and academic advisor for counsel with regard to your courses? Do you engage in regular pinups with studio classmates? Are you wise with investing your time?

During the Dean’s Welcome and Ice Cream Social, we talked about the unique role and value of joining professional organization(s). As a student, the cost of membership is small, yet the benefits substantial. Not only will you network with colleagues in the College, but as well with professionals whose rank you will be entering in the not-to-distant future.  It is not too late to join!

AIA NE Conference Keynote Speaker Jay Wilkinson cast a strong vision for the role of technology in our future – not to consume our time, but rather as a valuable and ubiquitous tool. How do you view and use technology? 
D oug Bisson, AICP, Community Planning Manager and Vice President at HDR in Omaha, met with students in the CRPL 900 “Professional Planning Practice” course on Thursday, September 29.  Doug completed his Master of Community and Regional Planning (MCRP) degree at UNL in 1992 and subsequently worked in public sector city planning positions in Amarillo, Fort Worth and Garland, Texas. Learn More-
Landscape architecture students learn from field trips, guest speakers and conferences. Saturday morning, September 24th, the Landscape Plants class visited Finke Gardens and Nursery. LARC students and their fellow students from Horticulture and Natural Resources heard from LuAnn Finke about plant cultivars, container sizing, pot in pot production and the maintenance of trees and shrubs. Friday, September 30th, twenty students attended the Great Plains Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects fall conference in Omaha where they heard presentations about many of the great parks in North and South Dakota, as well as Omaha. Learn More-
Last week, 6th-year M.Arch students in the Design Thesis option held their first public presentation and review. This year’s projects include explorations of photography and film in architecture, the possibilities of post-digital representation, architectural approaches to Great Plains depopulation and other divergent and provocative topics. It looks like it will be a very interesting year for the Design Thesis students. The next reviews will be held on November 1, I encourage all to attend. Learn More-
IDES 210, in collaboration with LARC 210, are continuing their Inside/Outside investigation of space-making as they kick off Project 2: Anatomy of Space-Making. The students have been assigned landscape and interior design project precedents to study and learn from. Learn More-
College of Architecture faculty, students and alumni fared well at this year’s AIA Nebraska design awards. Plus, a Community and Regional Planning faculty member is honored as a Special Issue associate editor for the Journal of Research in Transportation Business and Management. Learn More-
Student Competitions 

ACA’s International Design Competition 2016 Now Accepting Applications

Submission Deadline: Nov. 8th

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Blank Space Launches Fourth Annual Fairy Tales Competitions

Submission Deadline: Dec. 9th

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Student Opportunities

Mentors Needed:
Lincoln Public Schools is looking for qualified mentors to work with highly gifted students, grades K-12. Pay is $18.35/hr.
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Be the first 30 to join AIAS and win a free t-shirt, check out ASLA’s Farm to Table today and find out what's new with SPAN. Learn More-
David Alcala and Josh Puppe won a Merit Award in the Emerging Professionals category from the AIA Nebraska on September 29 for  Ephemerality - St. Josephs Catholic Church,  a project they designed in ARCH 410 under Mark Bacon. The project was previously recognized with the SGH / Dri-Design scholarship.
Date: Oct. 3th
Time: 11-2pm
Place: Arch Link

Date: Oct. 5th
Time: 4:30 pm
Place: Arch Hall Barn 

Mid-Center Modern Architecture
Date: Oct. 9th
Time: 1-3:30 pm

Date: Oct. 24th
Time: 11:30–1:30 pm

Date: Nov. 9th
Time: 7pm
Place: Witherspoon Hall, Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, 

Date: Feb. 23rd & 24th
Time: 8-5 pm


Deadline: Oct. 3rd

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NEOCON Presentations Call
Deadline: Oct.15th


Submission of Paper & Poster Proposals: Nov. 7, 2016
Notification:  Nov. 25th Conf. Registration Opens:  Dec. 15th
Conference: Feb. 2,3,4, 2017


Spring 2017 Class Registration

Spring advising season is here!  Beginning October 3rd all students will be able to view the 2017 Spring Class Schedule in MYRED.  This means you can put classes in your shopping cart beginning on the 3rd, but Priority Registration does not begin until October 24th. 

Please make an advising appointment to meet with your assigned academic advisor BEFORE October 24th!  (You can see your advisor assignment in MYRED.) 

All freshmen and new transfer students will meet with either Stephanie or Leslie for advising.  First year students, please schedule an appointment with Stephanie or Leslie by following these instructions:

  • Login to Blackboard
  • Click on the MyPlan Tab
  • Search for “Stephanie Kuenning” or “Leslie Gonzalez in your Success Network
  • You will be able to see our calendars and schedule an appointment!

Please get in to see your advisor BEFORE October 24th! 

-Stephanie M. Kuenning

Game Day Reminder

For those of you not familiar with the university's pregame planning, football game days provide challenges in the security of buildings used for academic, research and business operations on City Campus. Many fans would like to use university facilities for breaks, restrooms or sightseeing.  Some even see the possibility of accessing our buildings as an opportunity to steal computers, etc. Common practice is that all buildings near the stadium are locked about three to five hours before kickoff. We ask your help in keeping the buildings on City Campus, particularly those close to Memorial Stadium or along the main walkways to the stadium, locked and secured. Please avoid using the building in the hours before kickoff and help us keep unauthorized people out. Thank you,  

Owen Yardley
Chief of Police