Recently I have had the opportunity to visit with local practitioners and firms, coming away from each with an affirmation of the quality and variety of professional practice in our area and the quality work accomplished. Throughout the next several weeks, firm visits will continue in the Region as well as in the Denver metropolitan area.  Not only is this an opportunity to connect with our alumni, but as well to strengthen our relationships. We work hand-in-hand with firms to prepare emerging professionals, through their direct support as well as internships and/or initial employment. We know that in the future context of practice, neither education nor practice alone can create the reflective and integrative practitioner needed in today’s world. 

We are one-third of the way through the semester and the quality of work exhibited in studio pinups shows the level of quality engagement by students and faculty!
Last week the 3rd-year Interior Design studio and Instructor Stacy Spale went to St. Paul, Nebraska to visit their project two partner, Howard County Medical Center. The remainder of the fall semester students will be programming and designing a Health/Wellness/Lifestyle facility for Howard County. The site for this project will be utilizing a portion of an existing local hospital and a proposed building shell. Learn More-

Students and faculty benefit from UCARE (Undergraduate Creative Activities and Research Experience)! Austin Arens, from Kearney, Nebraska is excited to be part of a research project looking at ways to help rural communities attract young entrepreneurial talent, like himself, thus ultimately affecting the community’s economic future. A second year Landscape Architecture student, Austin, made a big decision the spring of his freshman year and submitted an application and was awarded a UCARE position.  Learn More-

Tomorrow, Design Thesis students in architecture will present their work in the first of a series of public reviews. Each student will present separately to invited faculty and guess critics - the reviews are open so please attend if you can. Reviews will be held in the Architecture Hall Gallery at various times throughout the day on Tuesday, September 27. The next review will be Tuesday, November 1.
David Cary, AICP, Director of the Lincoln/Lancaster County Planning Department, met with students in the CRPL 900 “Professional Planning Practice” course on Thursday, September 22, and Dr. Richard Sutton, Professor of Agronomy and Horticulture at UNL, met this past week with students in Dr. Zhenghong Tang’s course, CRPL 470/870 “Environmental Planning and Policy.” Both gave great presentations. Learn More-
Faculty continue to do an outstanding job representing the College here and nationally. Associate Professor Tim Hemsath had a research paper accepted and Associate Professor Brian Kelly is presenting at the James E. Smith Midwest Conference on World Affairs this week. 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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Mark your calendars for Sept. 30th at 11:30 am. Find out more about sustainability and energy modeling with USGBC's Panel Discussion. Learn More-
Date: Sept. 28th
Time: 4:30-6 pm
Place:  Arch Gallery

Hyde Lecture
Date: Sept. 29th
Time: 4 pm
Place:  Arch Gallery

Date: Sept. 30th
Time: 11:30 am
Place: Arch Gallery

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


Date: Sept. 29-30th


Application Deadline: Oct. 3rd

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Date: Oct. 7th
Time:1- 4:10 pm
Place: Nebraska Innovation Campus
Please register online  by  Sept. 30th

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


Pass / No Pass Clarification

Now is the time of year when Leslie and I start to field questions from our undergraduate students about changing a class from a “letter grade” to a “Pass/No Pass.”  A few things you should know about Pass/No Pass include:

· NEVER change a class to Pass/No Pass without checking with your advisor first.

· DSGN/ARCH/IDES/LARC courses are all REQUIRED to have a letter grade.  Taking these subjects as Pass/No Pass is NOT an option.  (And all of these courses must be completed with a C or better.)

· Required electives are all REQUIRED to have a letter grade.  These include courses like MATH, ENGL, COMM, HORT and Natural Science electives.  Taking these subjects as Pass/No Pass is NOT an option.  (Additionally these courses must be completed with a C or better.)

· Some (ACE) electives (6, 8 and 9) may be taken as Pass/No Pass, but please consult with your advisor first.

· The last day to change a class from a letter grade to Pass/No Pass in MYRED is October 14th.

If you have a question about Pass/No Pass, see me or Leslie.

-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