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Dr. Colette Yellow Robe is on board to help guide Nebraska U’s anti-racism journey

Dr. Colette Yellow Robe, Photo courtesy of Greg Nathan | University Communication

Chancellor Ronnie Green, has expanded to include Colette M. Yellow Robe, a member of the Northern Cheyenne Tribe and academic retention specialist for TRIO Programs, as a new voice providing guidance into the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s journey toward addressing anti-racism and racial equity.

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Bell announces retirement after 45 years of service to Nebraska

Dr. Lloyd Bell

Lincoln, Neb. —Dr. Lloyd Bell, emeritus professor in the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication, has announced his retirement after a 45-year career at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Nebraska Rural Poll: Rural Communities Exemplify Characteristics of Resilience

Outreach workers with the Nebraska Strong Recovery Project

“Last year’s extreme weather helped illustrate the gap between feeling prepared and being prepared,” Weigle said. “Filling this gap is where planning and preparation can set the stage for success in disaster recovery and long-term resilience.” Jason Weigle

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AESC Student, Chandra Spangler, is in the Student Spotlight

Chandra Spangler

The IANR News Student Spotlight is on Chandra Spangler an Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication – Strategic Communication Option  student. Chandra talks about why she chose UNL and her major.

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Faculty 101 features Helen Fagan, Topic: Diversity and inclusivity within the context of leadership

Helen Fagan

Helen Fagan, is featured on this week's episode of Faculty 101. Dr. Fagan is the director of leadership engagement for the Rural Futures Institute and assistant professor of practice of agricultural leadership, education and communication.

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2020 Nebraska Rural Poll: Nebraska communities harmed by severe weather in 2019

Floodwaters fill an intersection in Fremont in March 2019. Tammy Real-McKeighan | Fremont Tribune

“The direct personal impacts of the weather events in general were around or below 30%, but nearly half of rural Nebraska felt the impact of the weather events psychologically, with increased levels of stress and anxiety,” said L.J. McElravy, associate professor of youth civic leadership at Nebraska. “The current COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn may be hitting Nebraskans with higher-than-normal levels of stress and anxiety.

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Jared DeHaan in the IANR Student Spotlight

Jared Dehaan

Jared Dehaan, CASNR student in Sports Media with a double minor in Agriculture Communications and Agribusiness, talks about his experience at UNL and how his ALEC classes have had an impact on how he views diversity and inclusiveness. 

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Obituary | Allen Blezek, ALEC Professor Emeritus

Allen Blezek

Allen G. Blezek, professor emeritus of agricultural leadership, education and communication at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, died July 6. He was 74.

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NCTA graduate, Kayla Mues, makes Ag Ed and FFA a goal

Kayla Mues and Dr. Doug Smith

Kayla Mues is from Cambridge, Nebraska and comes from a long line of agriculturalists. In December, after three semesters at the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis, she graduated with an associate degree in agricultural education and transferred to the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and the ALEC department for the next two years.

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