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ALEC News

Kelsey Swantek, a freshman ag education major brings a smile to a familiar face

Tammy De Leon

Admist UNL announcing it was canceling in-person classes on March 12 due to the COVID-19 virus Kelsey Swantek, a freshman ag education major in the Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication department, brings a smile to a familiar face in the Massengale Residential Center.

Tammy De Leon, a custodian in Nebraska’s East Campus Massengale Residential Center, arrived at work on March 18 to a collective effort for a special surprise .

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Ethan Freese, ALEC Graduate Assistant, continues to get inspired by the Platte Basin Timelapse project

Ethan Freese

“The main goal of this project provides an educational tool about the diversity that’s out in these prairies and some of the land management practices used to restore the grassland,” Freese said.

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Don't forget National Ag Day!

National Ag Day

On March 24, 2020 is National Ag Day! It is a time when producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless others across America gather to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by American agriculture.

Don't forget to thank these folks in your community!

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AESC Student, Taryn Sehert, is in the IANR Student Spotlight

Taryn Sehnert

Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication student, Taryn Sehnert, talks about her experience at UNL and how diversity and inclusive excellence played a role in her CASNR experience.

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Ethan Freese, ALEC Graduate Assistant, and the “Platte Basin Timelapse: Prairie Corridor" project

Students in the field for the Prairie Corridor project

Ethan Freese, master's of applied science student and an ALEC graduate research assistant, is one of the students that are working on the, "Prairie Corridor project". While Ethan participated in the prairie planting experiment, he also had a project of his own, funded by Nebraska Environmental Trust; Cabela’s Apprenticeship; or UCARE funds, the “Platte Basin Timelapse: Prairie Corridor,” by Ethan Freese, an applied science graduate student.

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Dr. Lindsay Hastings, Mentoring vs. Coaching Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Dr. Lindsay Hastings

Join the Biological Systems Engineering for the first colloquium for the spring semester. Lindsay Hastings, Clifton Professor in Mentoring Research Director, NHRI Leadership Mentoring and ALEC leadership professor presenting on, "Mentoring vs. Coaching Undergraduate and Graduate Students".

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Chase Hall room 219, Nebraska East Campus

Faculty, staff, and students are invited. Light snacks will be provided.

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AESC students produce stories for the 2019 Strategic Discussions for Nebraska's Advantage

2019 SDN magazine cover

"Students in the Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication (AESC) program in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication (ALEC) produce the stories for the Strategic Discussions for Nebraska publication as part of their Senior Capstone Seminar course each spring." 2019 SDN Magazine

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AESC major and graduate, Natalie Jones, will start her next chapter from an office in Agricultural Hall as a media specialist

Natalie Jones

Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication major, Natalie Jones, is a fifth-generation Nebraska rancher and third-generation University of Nebraska-Lincoln grad. She will start her next chapter from an office in Agricultural Hall as a media specialist.

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Eric Knoll, ALEC Skills & Technical Sciences Professor, in the IANR Faculty Spotlight

ALEC STS Professor, Eric Knoll

Eric Knoll is an assistant professor of practice for the Department of Agricultural Leadership Education and Communication with a focus on skilled and technical sciences pre-service teacher preparation. Eric talks about his reason for coming to UNL to teach and what aspect of working in an educational setting he enjoys.

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Cadrien Livingston, agricultural and environmental sciences communication major is in the IANR Student Spotlight

Cadrien Livingston

Senior AESC student, Cadrien Livingston, talks about why she became a Husker and her experience at UNL.

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