Dr. Gary Davis
UNK Symphonic Band director, 308.865.8497

Outstanding high school juniors and seniors from across the state will be on the University of Nebraska at Kearney campus for Scholars Recognition Day Monday, Oct. 4.

“It is a day to honor those juniors and seniors for their outstanding academic achievement and introduce them to the University of Nebraska at Kearney,” said Dr. Gary Davis, director of the Honors Program and professor in the Department of Music and Performing Arts.  “In addition, it is a great way to encourage students to look at our Honors Program.”

The Fourth Annual Jussel/Rosenlof Lecture will be held in conjunction with Scholars Recognition Day.  Drs. Peter Longo, political science professor, and Charles Bicak, biology professor, will present a lecture on The Human Genome at 3 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall. The two teach an Honors class on the topic.  The lecture is free and open to the public.

“By its very nature, biotechnology is an interdisciplinary enterprise,” Dr. Bicak said.  “It entails the process of discovery in the life sciences but readily encompasses the consequences of that discovery.

“Our very makeup as human beings, who we are and why, commands inspection in light of scientific, legal and ethical considerations.”

The schedule of events is listed below:
1-1:30 p.m.      Registration/Check-in, Fine Arts Recital Hall
1:30-1:45 p.m. Welcome by Dr. Gary Davis, director of Honors Program
1:45-2:15 p.m. Panel Discussion, UNK Honors students
2:15-2:30 p.m. Break
2:30-3 p.m.      Mock English 101 Honors class, B. David Sinclair, UNK English professor
3-3:45 p.m.      Jussel/Rosenlof Mini Lecture Series Presentation, Fine Arts Recital Hall, Dr. Peter Longo and Dr. Charlie Bicak – The Human Genome
4-5:30 p.m.     College Open Houses
5:30-6 p.m.     Move from college open houses to Nebraskan Student Union (NSU) to visit with honor students at tables in the NSU Atrium
6-7 p.m.  Chancellor’s Banquet, NSU Great Room