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The April 12 episode of The Daily Nebraskan's daily news podcast, Your Morning on Campus. 

John Grinvalds: Good morning and welcome to The Daily Nebraskan’s daily news podcast. It is Friday, April 12. Your weather for today is cloudy with a high of 45 and a low of 25.

I am assistant news editor John Grinvalds, and this is Your Morning on Campus.

In today’s news, we hear about the green space where Cather-Pound used to be, a survey freshmen and seniors can take to earn a free shirt and a new pending study abroad program.

First, let’s hear about the green space.

Since Monday, April 8, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln allowed students to walk through the former site of Cather-Pound Residence Hall. UNL Facilities Planning and Construction has worked to make the area more pedestrian-friendly since the buildings’ demolition in December 2017. According to UNL Facilities Planning and Construction director of capital construction Brooke Hay, construction workers still need to extend handrails, remove lights, plant grass, and install bollards. Hay said she does not anticipate any future problems and expects students to utilize the area by fall 2019.

Next, let’s discuss this student survey.

Freshmen and seniors have until April 28 to fill out an online survey to help better the university, and if they do so, they can receive a free T-shirt. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln administers the National Survey of Student Engagement every three years to freshmen and seniors so it can can identify trends in student engagement and identify places where it can improve programs.

The survey should be in the eligible student’s email. Students who didn’t receive the email cannot take the survey, according to Amy Goodburn, the senior associate vice chancellor and dean of undergraduate education.

Finally, let’s hear about this potential study abroad opportunity

A pending study abroad trip would take actuarial scientists to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for three weeks and is set to begin in May 2020. The trip would allow students to both experience a different culture and gain international knowledge in actuarial science, program director Sue Vagts said. With many UNL alumni in Malaysia, the country still feels familiar even thousands of miles from Nebraska, she said. “It’s a great opportunity for students to get to spend an extended period of time in a part of the continent that many of us will never get to,” she said.

Alright, thank you to everyone for tuning in to today’s podcast on Friday, April 12. Be sure to check out dailynebraskan.com for more on these stories and even more UNL news. Tune in next week and enjoy your morning on campus.