Research/Quality of Life/

Rural Community Engagement & Leadership Program

December 5, 2017
Teaching & Engagement, 2014 Impacts One of the major outcomes of this project was the impact ALEC 496 had on ALEC academic programs. The creation and refinement ALEC 496 led to formally adopting the course, now titled ALEC 422-Facilitation & …
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The Great Question Challenge

December 5, 2017
Teaching & Engagement, 2014 Results Mobilized rural youth to take an issue of global importance, identify the affects it has on their rural community, and implement a solution. In 2014, the Great Question theme revolved around food insecurity. Student teams …
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The Nebraska Hayseed Project

December 5, 2017
Research & Engagement, 2014 Results Celebrated our state’s rural communities through performing arts, a collection of oral histories and an exploration of Nebraska farm life. Undergraduate students conducted oral history interviews in rural communities which engaged statewide conversations about agriculture …
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Developing A Model for “Quality of Life”

December 5, 2017
Research & Engagement, 2015     Summary Designed to: a) examine the factors that are relevant in determining “quality of life” (QOL) among ethnic minority populations in rural communities; and b) to develop educational tools that will help community responders …
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Art at Cedar Point

December 5, 2017
Teaching & Engagement, 2016 Summary Art at Cedar Point is a transdisciplinary program which blends art and science through undergraduate field courses and artist residencies at Cedar Point Biological Station in western Nebraska. This innovative project will allow students to …
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Understanding Hispanics & Sense of Community

November 17, 2017
Teaching & Engagement, 2016 Summary This mixed methods research study will be conducted within two Nebraska counties to better understand the assets and the challenges associated with being Hispanic/Latino in rural Nebraska. This project addresses community concerns that were identified …
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