Intellectual Engagement

During the spring and fall semesters, the Association meets once a month for lunch, a short business meeting and a presentation on a variety of topics by noted experts in their fields. Recent talks focused on the security plans in place for the Nebraska Stadium and other athletic events from Butch Hug, Associate Athletic Director for Facilities & Event Management and Mark Robertson, Emergency Management Coordinator, University Police, challenges for managing water and food security from Christopher Neale, Research Director at the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute located at the University of Nebraska Innovation Campus, and expectations for the future at UNL from Chancellor Ronnie Green.  Other speakers included  Susan Weller, Director of the University of Nebraska Museum and Professor of Entomology at UNL and Joe Starita, Professor of Journalism at UNL discussed his  book about America’s first Native American doctor, Susan La Flesche Picotte.