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Academic Freedom Coalition planning membership meeting in October

August 26, 2018

Academic Freedom Coalition plans meeting

The Academic Freedom Coalition of Nebraska will hold its annual membership meeting at 10 a.m. Oct. 13 at the City Campus Nebraska Union in Lincoln.

The topic: Free Speech and Academic Freedom at the University of Nebraska.

The meeting is free and open to all. Sam Walker, an emeritus professor at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, will give the keynote address. A panel discussion will follow.

State Sen. Steve Halloran of Hastings and Amy Miller, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Nebraska, will be included on the panel.

Discussion will cover speech zones in the NU system, speech codes, the censure this year of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln by the American Association of University Professors and other topics.

Wayne State to celebrate female composers

Wayne State College’s department of music will present a piano duo at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13 in Ramsey Theatre.

Angela Miller-Niles, a professor of piano and technology at Wayne State, and staff accompanist Shelly Armstrong will celebrate female composers and female compositions from the mid-1800s to the late 1900s.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Wayne State music department at 402-375-7359.

Interim police chief named for Omaha campuses

Charlotte Evans has been named interim chief of police and director of campus security at three entities.

Evans’ assignment begins immediately. The entities are the University of Nebraska at Omaha, the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Nebraska Medicine.

She has served as chief of police and director of public safety at UNO the past three years. Before that she worked for 23 years at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Police Department. She advanced at UNL from police officer to assistant chief of police.

Evans will work with Gary Svanda, campus security director at UNMC-Nebraska Medicine. Svanda joined UNMC in 1971 and will retire at the end of 2018.

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