Dr. Helen Fagan, director of leadership engagement for the Rural Futures Institute and assistant professor of practice of agricultural leadership, education and communication, is the recipient of this year’s campus award. Fagan has a long history of activism and is currently working with the Lincoln Police Department to reform policies and to challenge implicit biases. She also works with Nebraska’s rural areas to build stronger communities through inclusive leadership.
Hannah Sunderman, program director of NHRI Leadership Mentoring and assistant professor of practice with the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication is in the IANR Faculty Spotlight.
Dr. Sunderman talks about what drew her to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and what aspect of working in an educational setting she enjoys?
ALEC Assistant Professor, Dr. Taylor Ruth, is in the IANR Faculty Spotlight. Taylor talks about her career, what drew her to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and what aspect of working in an educational setting she enjoys the most.
Brooke Talbott defends her Masters of Applied Science project: "Wild Edges", Monday, November 30 at 3 p.m. via Zoom.
Synopsis: Wild Edges is the culmination of three-years' worth of study and personal journey witnessing the restoration process of Marsh Wren Community Wetland, a saline wetland site located just north of Lincoln, Nebraska. Only about 4,000 acres of saline wetland habitat remain from the historic 20,000+ acres that covered much of the land where the city of Lincoln now exists.
The program is important to both the leadership mentors and mentees, said Lindsay Hastings, research director for the program. So when COVID-19 paused many in-person activities, she and others figured out a way to keep the program going.
Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication department head, Dr. Mark Balschweid, sits down with IANR News to talk about what drew him to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and his career as an Agricultural Educator.
What is one action you have taken to connect on campus?
I studied abroad in Rwanda with the ALEC Department and I am a member of Sigma Alpha Sorority. Off campus, I have had two internships. One was with the Nebraska Corn Board where I worked in communications and market development. The other was with Gowan USA where I worked in agricultural chemical sales.
In celebration of National Farmer’s Day Oct. 12, take a look at how university innovations and programs are impacting agriculture across the state, the country and the world. Nebraska Today, October 12, 2020
Lisa Brown Jasa, 63, former communications specialist and editor of Nebraska Extension’s CropWatch newsletter, died Sept. 28 at the Monarch, due to pancreatic cancer. Jasa became a communications specialist in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln Department of Agricultural Communications in the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources in 1985, where she edited Nebraska Extension publications and worked on other writing projects. Nebraska Today
Dr. Susan Fritz joined NU’s Central Administration office in 2011 and has served as executive vice president and provost since 2012. Fritz began her university career in 1989 as an instructor in the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication, and went on to be ALEC's department head. She has held progressive leadership roles since.
Dr. Heather Akin, Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communication professor in the AESC program, talks about what aspect of working in the educational setting she enjoys the most.
"I love working closely with students from all over the world and I love doing research on how to communicate in ways that convey the importance of food, the environment, and science." Heather Akin, IANR News