ALEC in the News Archive

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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ALEC Student, Alex Stocker, is in the IANR News Spotlight

Agricultural Education Student Alex Stocker

Alex Stocker talks about his experience at UNL.

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Julie Kreikemeier, 4H and Rural Family Mental Health

Julie Kreikemeier shows students in Clarkson, Nebraska, how to measure force in newtons. (Photo by Christina Stella)

4-H Extension Educator and ALEC graduate Julie Kreikemeier, talks about the floods across Colfax County and how she tries to make 4-H a space of stability for students and their families.

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AESC Student, Jessica Rudolph, is in the Spotlight

Jessica Rudolph, AESC Student

AESC student, Jessica Rudolph, talks about her story in the IANR News Now.

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LJ McElravy and Nathan Conner won “Most Innovative” award from Study Abroad

Education Abroad staff announce the winners of the 2018-19 academic year faculty-led programs at their reception in August.

The Education Abroad Office hosted a reception honoring faculty and staff who supported faculty-led programs in the 2018-19 academic year. Dr.'s L.J. McElravy and Nathan Conner were presented the “Most Innovative” award.

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Correction--25 ALEC students received the American FFA Degree

Photo by New Horizons

Correction--25 ALEC students were awarded the 2019 America FFA Degree – the highest achievable degree in the National FFA Organization.

The American FFA Degree shows a member’s dedication to his or her chapter and state FFA association. It demonstrates the effort FFA members apply toward their supervised agricultural experience, outstanding leadership abilities, and community involvement. Students who are awarded the degree show promise for the future and have gone above and beyond to achieve excellence.

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ALEC Twitter Post Featured on KLKN News

Incoming UNL Freshman and FFA Officers

On Tuesday morning an ALEC Twitter post highlighting two outstanding ALEC students was featured on the KLKN News "You Post, We Report" segment. Incoming students, Faith Santana and Megan Fehr, committed a year of service to Nebraska FFA, its members and the agriculture industry as State Officers. Santana and Fehr, along with five other team members, were responsible for facilitating FFA conferences, meeting with business and industry representatives, traveling statewide to FFA chapters, serving as delegates at the National FFA Convention, and more.

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Dr. Helen Fagan named Rotary Paul Harris Fellow

Dr. Helen Fagan

Dr. Helen Fagan, ALEC Assistant Professor of Practice and Director of Leadership Engagement for the Rural Futures Institute, joins the ranks of UN Ambassadors, an astronaut, a Nobel Prize Laureate and more as a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow.

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Natalie Jones, a senior AESC student, writes for IANR's Growing magazine

AESC student Natalie Jones

IANR's Growing magazine features a story about Prairie Pines written by Natalie Jones, a senior Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication student.

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48 ALEC Students Named to CASNR Dean’s List

student desks

48 ALEC students were named to the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Dean’s List for Spring 2019.  Qualification for the CASNR Dean’s List is a minimum 3.75 grade-point average based on a four-point scale and minimum of 12 graded semester hours.

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