Women's basketball interview - Maryland
Ronnie Green talks about a tough matchup with a ranked Maryland women's basketball team. Ronnie also talks about his upcoming State of the University Address on January 15, which will reflect on the 150 years of the university since its charter in 1869 and project the vision of the Commission of 150 for the future of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. The chancellor also touches on events upcoming in 2019, including a series of events during Charter Week February 11-15.
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[00:00:00.293](upbeat electric guitar music)
[00:00:01.720]Back at half time and we're visiting
[00:00:03.340]with Chancellor Ronnie Green
[00:00:04.740]of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
[00:00:06.290]Huskers are hosting the Maryland Terrapins today.
[00:00:08.310]It's the second time this season
[00:00:10.200]Nebraska women's basketball's faced a team
[00:00:12.070]that's ranked in the Top 10.
[00:00:13.600]They faced Louisville earlier this year
[00:00:15.330]in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.
[00:00:16.790]Chancellor, what do you think of the challenge
[00:00:18.260]the Huskers are facing today?
[00:00:19.580]Well you know that Maryland always brings
[00:00:21.250]a great women's team to play
[00:00:22.730]and this year is no exception to that.
[00:00:24.770]So, we welcome our colleagues from the Big-Ten,
[00:00:27.540]the Maryland Terrapins, to town tonight.
[00:00:30.300]It's the culture of our university
[00:00:31.890]to take challenges head on.
[00:00:33.440]That's what our women's team
[00:00:34.450]will be doing tonight on the court;
[00:00:35.760]not shy away from those challenges.
[00:00:38.250]We certainly expect that across
[00:00:39.730]all of our student athletes,
[00:00:40.930]no matter what sport they're playing in.
[00:00:43.070]Or whether you're a student at the university
[00:00:44.840]or whether you're a faculty member
[00:00:46.010]or a staff member at the university,
[00:00:47.560]you're on a big stage everyday with what you do.
[00:00:49.760]So, really excited to see the competition tonight
[00:00:52.160]between these two great teams.
[00:00:54.150]Well, this is the first week of spring semester classes
[00:00:57.350]and you've held off on delivering
[00:00:58.960]your annual state of the university address;
[00:01:01.070]usually in the fall.
[00:01:01.990]And that address will be one week from today,
[00:01:04.250]on January the 15th.
[00:01:05.670]Why the change for 2018-19?
[00:01:08.050]Well, as you said Matt, we usually do have that
[00:01:11.860]as a early part of our fall semester in September,
[00:01:15.070]but we intentionally wanted to wait and do this
[00:01:18.580]in January this year because
[00:01:21.120]2019 is the 150th anniversary year for the university,
[00:01:24.900]founded February 15th, 1869.
[00:01:28.070]So, just two years behind when the state hit statehood.
[00:01:31.550]Everybody kinda remembers, I think, couple a years ago now
[00:01:33.760]when we celebrated the 150th for the state of Nebraska.
[00:01:37.890]So, that's what we're doin' in 2019.
[00:01:40.020]And we thought it was really fitting to kick that year off
[00:01:44.140]with both a state of the university,
[00:01:46.400]kind of reflection on the 150th anniversary,
[00:01:49.760]and that 150 year history.
[00:01:52.230]Along with, we've had a group called The Commission of 150.
[00:01:56.120]A hundred and sixty-six people,
[00:01:59.208]who have been working since early last year now
[00:02:02.980]on vision for UNL moving into this next 25 years.
[00:02:07.680]So, as we kinda kick off into year 151,
[00:02:11.900]thinking about what we want to be
[00:02:13.550]as a university moving forward.
[00:02:15.180]So, all of that`ll get wrapped together;
[00:02:17.270]the report of that Nebraska Commission of 150,
[00:02:19.930]the 150th anniversary celebration
[00:02:21.940]and the current state of play at the University
[00:02:26.100]of Nebraska-Lincoln will be in that address next Tuesday.
[00:02:29.130]So, we're really looking forward to it.
[00:02:30.460]No, looking forward to that, very interesting.
[00:02:32.470]What can listeners look forward to in the weeks ahead
[00:02:34.650]when it comes to events
[00:02:35.930]marking the 150 years of University of Nebraska?
[00:02:38.660]Well, a lot.
[00:02:40.400]We have had a group working on kinda planning
[00:02:42.820]a celebration of the university's anniversary,
[00:02:45.320]kind of throughout this whole calendar year.
[00:02:47.350]So now it, hard to believe we're already in 2019
[00:02:49.980]or a week in now.
[00:02:51.880]And that will have several key moments during the year.
[00:02:56.730]One of those moments will be
[00:02:58.190]the actual week of the anniversary.
[00:03:00.190]It's Alpha Charter week, we're calling it;
[00:03:02.270]the second week of February
[00:03:03.970]that'll culminate with that Friday the 15th
[00:03:07.550]anniversary celebration of the university.
[00:03:09.533]It's a whole series of activities
[00:03:11.470]that are occurring that week.
[00:03:13.660]Things that we'll be doing
[00:03:14.650]associated with the state fair,
[00:03:16.360]that will be elevated on the 150 this year,
[00:03:18.610]things we're doing in homecoming in the fall
[00:03:20.610]that will be elevated beyond the norm,
[00:03:22.880]that will help celebrate the 150th.
[00:03:25.720]One thing that's really special
[00:03:27.240]that will come out during that charter week
[00:03:30.230]is we have had a book commissioned
[00:03:32.910]that tells the story of the history
[00:03:35.110]of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln,
[00:03:37.150]over that 150 years, through pictures.
[00:03:40.010]Through 150 objects that'd tell
[00:03:42.800]the story of the university.
[00:03:44.710]I kinda saw a pre-print of it.
[00:03:46.270]I got it just before Christmas.
[00:03:48.352]And it's a great book that I'm looking forward
[00:03:52.150]to being able to roll out to the public that week.
[00:03:54.840]And then the actual day of the anniversary,
[00:03:57.610]the Lied Center is staging a big gala event
[00:04:00.250]as part of their season.
[00:04:01.860]It's being staged by the faculty
[00:04:03.820]and the staff of the university,
[00:04:05.520]that tells the story of the university
[00:04:07.600]through music and dance and then performance,
[00:04:11.070]that we're very excited about as well.
[00:04:12.520]So, lots of stuff going on during the whole year
[00:04:16.650]to celebrate this sesquicentennial for the university.
[00:04:19.957]No, it's so exciting.
[00:04:21.100]I cannot look past any of that.
[00:04:23.580]I'll be looking forward to everything that's going on.
[00:04:25.450]Chancellor Green, thank you for the time here.
[00:04:27.000]You bet, and I should've told you
[00:04:28.610]that if you want more details on that whole 150
[00:04:31.180]you can go online and look at n150.unl.edu
[00:04:36.292]and you can learn all about the activities for the year.
[00:04:38.450]Go Big Red, lookin' forward to a great game.
[00:04:40.280]I'll be doing that, Go Big Red.
[00:04:41.780]That's Chancellor Ronnie Green.
[00:04:42.920]I'm Matt Coatney.
[00:04:43.753]Halftime, Husker Women's Basketball of Maryland,
[00:04:46.180]here from Pinnacle Bank Arena.
[00:04:47.410]More Halftime in a few moments.
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