Monday’s NCC Salon Guests: UNL Chancellor Harvey Perlman and Carson Foundation Reps

The UNL Chancellor will be coming to the May 9th 
Hollywood Salon. 
Come meet the man who has headed the University of Huskers since 2000, and has been a major supporter of the arts throughout his distinguished career. He’ll be joined by reps from the Johnny Carson Foundation. 

Chancellor Harvey Perlman has had a huge impact on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. During his tenure, a film production program was added to the theatre department, becoming the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film. Performing Arts and Journalism programs were also expanded, and a new Emerging Media Arts Center was announced, thanks to a multi-million dollar gift from UNL Alum Johnny Carson. Two of the leaders of the Carson Foundation will be joining the Chancellor at the Salon to share their plans with us!

For Nebraska sports, Chancellor Perlman also presided over the switch to the Big Ten, the Husker Football stadium expansion as well as several coaching and athletic director decisions.

A York, NE native, Harvey earned a bachelor of arts in history and a juris doctorate from the University of Nebraska. During his law school years, he was editor in chief of the Nebraska Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif, a law honors society. He joined the NU law faculty in 1967, becoming Dean of the Law School in 1983. He has also held permanent or visiting positions at the law schools of University of Chicago, Virginia, Florida State, Puget Sound, and Iowa. In 2011, Perlman was named an Honorary University Professor of Xi’an Jiaotong University, in Xi’an, China. This rare lifetime appointment recognizes Perlman as an accomplished scholar or professional of important international reputation and honors his significant efforts in globalizing UNL.

He has always been a big supporter of the Nebraska Coast Connection, and has long promised to come visit us at a Salon. This appearance will come in the final months of his tenure as Chancellor, as he will return to faculty status at the UNL College of Law next fall.

We look forward to hearing the latest news on the Johnny Carson Emerging Media Arts Center, as well as other plans for the university for which Chancellor Perlman planted the seeds during his incredibly productive leadership role.

Also coming to the May Salon…
Scottsbluff native Erica Larsen-Dockray is an alum of CalArts and Inner-City Arts. In 2012, Erica brought her profession of teaching animation home for the summer, offering classes in animation, art, and creative writing for multiple generations in Western Nebraska. An instant hit, this little experiment has steadily grown and gained partnerships with local businesses such as The Historic Midwest Theater, Inventive Media, West Nebraska Arts Center & Western Nebraska Community College.

Calibraska is seeking support to keep the workshops running, and Erica will be giving a brief presentation at the May Salon to update us on the coming summer plans.

For further information please visit:  www.calibraska.org and like their facebook page at facebook.com/calibraskaarts. To donate please visit:  http://www.wncc.edu/wncc-foundation/giving-opportunities and make sure to designate CALIBRASKA in the Tribute section of the form.

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