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McElravy and Nebraska Rural Poll Featured on RFD-TV

Dr. LJ McElravy

A survey of 1,105 rural Nebraska households revealed residents are generally pessimistic about the economy. The survey was given to provide a voice to rural Nebraska, focusing on the economy and employment within the state. Nebraska Today | November 10, 2022

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ALEC's Danie Brandl from Humphrey, Nebraska was named the 2022 recipient of the Lloyd Bell scholarship

Danie Brandl, ALEC Student

Lincoln, Neb. —The Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication Department announced the first inaugural recipient of the Lloyd Bell Scholarship for Teaching Excellence in Nebraska Agricultural Education. Agricultural Education student Danie Brandl from Humphrey, Nebraska was named the 2022 recipient of the scholarship.

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Applications for Rural Fellowship program now open

Rural Fellows Alicia Pannell (left), Tori Pedersen (second from left) and Janet Kabetesi (fifth from left) and community fellows Andrea McClintic (fourth from left) and Stephanie Novoa (right) are pictured with Lt. Gov. Mike Foley (third from left) at the Fox Theater ribbon cutting in Cozad.

For both students and communities, the application window opened Oct. 1. Applications can be found here. Webinars for community leaders interested in hosting student fellows will be held on Zoom at 10 a.m. Oct. 19 and 1 p.m. Oct. 21. Nebraska Today | October 4, 2022

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ALEC Associate Professor of Practice, Eric Knoll, innovations strengthen instruction and builds partnerships

Eric Knoll and students, Craig Chandler | University Communication and Marketing

Knoll heads ALEC’s Skilled and Technical Sciences (STS) teacher training program, and his innovations have strengthened instructional curricula and facilitated partnerships with industry, Nebraska community colleges and the state’s Department of Education.

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Agricultural education teachers participate in the Annual TAPS program

Courtesy of Craig Chandler | University Communication and Marketing

In summer 2021, a group of agricultural education teachers decided to see how well the farm management concepts they were teaching in their classes translated to real life. Nebraska Today | 9/23/2022

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AESC Student, Karlie Gerlach, in the IANR Student Spotlight

Student Karlie Gerlach

Why did you decide to come to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln?

I decided to come to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln because of the agricultural opportunities it provides through CASNR and the small-town feel that East Campus holds.

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UNMC Students Participate in Rural Fellows Program

Eric Pulver leads a seminar on risk assessments for rural health initiatives at the Alliance Recreational Center.

Public health has long been a concern for rural America. In Nebraska, 34 counties have no hospitals within their borders, 14 of which don’t even have clinics. The 2019 floods and COVID-19 pandemic have highlighted where Nebraska struggles health-wise. However, this summer, the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the University of Nebraska­–Lincoln’s Rural Fellows program are teaming up to combat this issue.  

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IANR Student Spotlight: Taryn Miller, ALEC Major

Taryn Miller

Meet Taryn Miller, a sophomore agricultural education major (ALEC) from Amherst, Nebraska.

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IANR Student Spotlight: Meet Abigail Lutjelusche an agricultural education student from Columbus, Neb.

ALEC Student Abigail Lutjelusche

What about diversity and inclusion is important to you when you think about your CASNR experience?

"Diversity and inclusion are a huge part of education here in CASNR. When each of us goes off into our respective careers, we will be faced with unfamiliar situations and experiences. Preparing for that here puts us bounds ahead. On top of that, diversity and inclusion in CASNR allow me to be a better person and more appreciative of the entire world around me." Abigail Lutjelusche

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Tori Pedersen, senior ALEC major, wins the The Outstanding Builder Award

The Clifton Strengths Institute at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln recently recognized five students for their achievements. Those students are (from left) Tori Pedersen, Jordan Seitz, Erika Casarin, Sidney Therkelsen and Adam Folsom.

The Outstanding Coach Award honors student strengths coaches who exceed expectations in their work to advance strengths. The coaches mentor about 1,000 new students in Professional Enhancement I: Investing in Strengths, a required course for all first-year business students. The two winners were Tori Pedersen, senior agricultural leadership education major from Omaha, and Jordan Seitz, senior supply chain management major from Gregory, Michigan.

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