Elizabeth Rembert: Good morning and welcome to The Daily Nebraskan’s daily news podcast. It is Friday, April 26. I hope everyone made it through dead week okay! Your weather for today is windy with some rain showers with a high of 71 and a low of 43. I’m senior news editor Elizabeth Rembert, and this is Your Morning on Campus.
In today’s news, we will learn about the turkey wandering around campus, the future of the Neihardt residential hall and about a summer opportunity that will place students in Nebraskan communities to help with the flood.
Today I’ll be guiding you through our stories. Let’s start with that lost turkey that captured our hearts and social media posts.
The turkey became UNL’s latest star, with posts across social media platforms devoted to the bird. A female turkey called Love Library North its home from April 17 to 19. According to UNL Adele Hall Learning Commons Manager Regina Flowers, the bird has been a source of entertainment for staff, faculty and students alike. Both Chancellor Ronnie Green and the UNL Twitter account have joined into the social media conversation about the bird. “I think it’s been a fun way to force UNL community members to engage around this turkey,” Flowers said. “She has many adoring fans.”
Heartwarming, right? Okay, let’s move onto the future of Neihardt.
The home of the UNL Honors Program will move to Knoll Residential Center in August 2019. Assistant director for the Honors Program, Tamy Burnett, said the change is bittersweet for her and students in the program, but she thinks it will be beneficial for students.
UNL will add classrooms and offices to Knoll to help the Honors Program adjust to the space. Honors Program director Patrice McMahon said she hopes the Honors Program will move into Knoll by the first week of August 2019 and be ready by the time students arrive for the fall 2019 semester.
McMahon said she doesn’t know about the future of Neihardt Hall, the current home of the Honors Program . She said she has spoken to Chancellor Ronnie Green about potentially renovating the building but the Honors Program is not affiliated with the future of the building.
And finally, let’s learn about the flood recovery program.
Students from any University of Nebraska campus can apply for a university-sponsored serviceship to help flood victims. The serviceship will start in late May or early June and students should be able to spend anywhere from two to 10 weeks helping the flood recovery program in a Nebraskan community. The application is online now!
Alright, thank you to everyone for tuning in to today’s podcast on Thursday, April 25. Be sure to check out dailynebraskan.com for more on these stories and even more UNL news. This is our last daily podcast of the school year, so everyone stay strong for finals week and enjoy your summer! Thanks again for tuning in.