Student 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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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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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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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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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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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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Agricultural Education student, Caleb tenBensel, reflects on his time abroad in Rwanda

ALEC Students, 2019 study abroad, Africa Mount Bisoke, photo courtesy of Caleb tenBensel

In May, a group of students led by Dr. LJ McElravy and Dr. Nathan Conner traveled to Rwanda to learn about the history, culture, agricultural and environmental practices of the region. In addition, the group explored and studied how arts-based digital storytelling techniques can be used for engaging public audiences in positive change movements.

Junior Agricultural Education major, Caleb tenBensel, from Cambridge, Nebraska reflects on his time abroad.

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ALEC Student among Rural Futures fellows to serve in Nebraska communities

Courtney Albrecht, ALEC student

Courtney Albrecht, ALEC Senior, will be joining 8 other University of Nebraska-Lincoln Rural Futures Institute’s students with the Student Serviceship program this summer. The RFI program will send students out in the rural communities to help with community improvement projects as part of their summer mentorship program. It will connect students with mentors from the community to complete strategic, future-focused projects.

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