Perlman to make western visits around 'Clash of Mammoths' opening

Released on 07/28/2006, at 2:00 AM
Office of University Communications
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Lincoln, Neb., July 28th, 2006 —

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Chancellor Harvey Perlman will make several community visits the first week of August as part of his trip to Fort Robinson State Park near Crawford and the Aug. 4 grand opening of the "Clash of the Mammoths" exhibit at UNL's Trailside Museum of Natural History.

The exhibit features the fossils of two mammoths whose tusks locked together during an Ice Age battle for dominance. They fell while still locked together, were unable to separate and died where they fell. The grand opening celebration will include a ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. MDT and remarks by Perlman, Priscilla Grew, director of the University of Nebraska State Museum, and Mark Harris, assistant director of the museum. There will be no admission charged at the museum from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Aug. 4 for the celebration. The Trailside Museum is an affiliate of the NU State Museum.

At 12:30 p.m. MDT, Perlman will speak at a community luncheon at the Country Kitchen conference room, 1250 W. 10th St. in Chadron. During the trip, he will also visit with community leaders and tour agricultural operations in Long Pine, Valentine and Scottsbluff.

The visits are part of an ongoing effort by UNL leaders to meet with community members to discuss university issues and hear the views of area citizens about the university and how it can best serve its "500-mile campus."

CONTACT: Meg Lauerman, Director, University Communications, (402) 472-0088