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UNO Audio Story: Music Major Readies for Recital

Music major Anna Hall has been practicing for her upcoming senior recital. This audio story includes her playing flute on the stage of the Strauss Performing Arts Center and her thoughts. Her recital is this Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 5 p.m.

Lotus Notes Storage Space Increased

Information Technology Services (ITS) has increased the Lotus Notes e-mail storage space for all faculty and staff to allow for the receipt and storage of more e-mails.

The quota has increased by 200 megabytes, from 600 up to 800. However, no matter the e-mail quota, it is still necessary to manage e-mail, according to ITS staff, and is particularly important for messages with larger attachments.  Anyone who has used 90 percent or more of their e-mail storage space will receive a quota warning.

Visit the Web at this link for more information on how to quickly and easily reduce e-mail messages for more effective management of allotted storage space. For more information, call 554.4831.

"Shakespeare Behind Bars" Workshops Kicks Off Tonight

Curt L. Tofteland - founder and artistic director of the Shakespeare Behind Bars program at the Luther Luckett Correctional Complex in LaGrange, Ky. - will showcase the award-winning film "Shakespeare Behind Bars" at workshops planned for tonight through Thursday, Oct. 23-25, in Omaha. UNO will screen the film Wednesday, Oct. 24.

"Shakespeare Behind Bars" discusses the creative process and power of art to heal and redeem. The film documents an approach which aims to encourage the development of interpersonal life skills that contribute to inmates' successful reintegration into society.

Nebraska Shakespeare is conducting the workshops with the intent of initiating a Nebraska "Shakespeare Behind Bars" program in 2008. The workshop schedule is listed below.

Tonight, Oct. 23
Metropolitan Community College (Fort Omaha campus) - Building 10, Room 110
- Refreshments and reception
6:15 p.m.

- Film screening
7 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 24
UNO - Weber Fine Arts Building (WFAB)
- Refreshments and reception
UNO Art Gallery (WFAB, first floor)
2 p.m.

- Film screening and discussion
UNO Theater (WFAB, first floor)
3 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 25
Creighton University
- Film screening and discussion
120 Rigge Science Building
3:30 p.m.
(Parking at LIED Center available)

For more information, contact Nellie MacCallum with Nebraska Shakespeare at 556.4396 or nmaccallum@nebraska.

"The Wolf Man" to be Screened at Oct. 25 Event

The Sigma Tau Delta organization and the Department of English at UNO will present the 1941 classic movie "The Wolf Man" Thursday, Oct. 25, at October Movie Night. The free movie will be shown at 7 p.m. in 438 Arts & Sciences Hall.  Those attending are invited to dress in costume.

"The Wolf Man" stars Claude Rains, Bela Lugosi and Lon Chaney. Prizes for best costumes will be given out at the movie. 

For more information, call 554.3636.

University Library Friends Meets Nov. 8

University Library Friends will discuss the book The Shia Revival by Vali Nasr at noon Thursday, Nov. 8, in Dodge Room A at the Milo Bail Student Center.

Tom Gouttierre, dean of International Studies and programs and director of the Center for Afghanistan Studies, will lead the discussion, which is free and open to the public.

In his book Dr. Nasr examines how conflict and instability in Iraq have shaken the balance of power between Sunni and Shia. Nasr is a professor of Middle East and South Asia politics at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif.

The discussion of The Shia Revival is part of an ongoing series of book events that occur through the school year.

For more information, contact John Flocken from University Library Friends at 554.3725 or

Irish Curator to Discuss Painting at UNO on Oct. 24

Síghle Bhreathnach-Lynch, curator of Irish Painting for the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin, will visit the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) and discuss an iconic 19th century Irish painting Wed., Oct. 24, at noon in the Milo Bail Student Center Council Room.

Her presentation, "The Marriage of Strongbow and Aoife:  Representation and Reality," focuses on an 1854 work of art that depicts the marriage of a Norman leader to the daughter of the King of Leinster in 1170.  Generally seen as the first event leading to English rule over Ireland, the painting has been analyzed in relation to its reception by British viewers in 1854, and changing perceptions of it since that time.  Light refreshments served.

The Medieval and Renaissance Studies Interdisciplinary Minor--in association with the Departments of Art History, English, and History at UNO--has organized the event. For more information about the event or Medieval and Renaissance Studies, contact Lisabeth Buchelt, assistant professor of medieval British and Irish literature at UNO, at 554.2894.

UNO Orchestras to Present Oct. 30 "Hauntcert"

It's the season for UNO's Heartland Philharmonic Orchestra annual performance of "Hauntcert." This is an audience favorite with spooky music and guests on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Strauss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall.  Tickets are $5 for adults and $4 for students and seniors.

"Everyone is invited to attend this family-friendly event and come dressed in costumes," said Christopher Stanichar, director of orchestral activities at UNO.

The program will feature ghastly orchestral works, including Gounod's "March of the Marionettes," Grieg's "Hall of the Mountain King," Saint-Saƫns' "Danse Macabre," and music from Pirates of the Caribbean. The orchestra, conducted by Dr. Stanichar, will present the concert in costume.

For tickets or more information, call 554.3427.

CCSW to Host Oct. 31 Panel Discussion on Gambling

The Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW) will present a panel discussion on "Gambling Facts and Myths" Wednesday, Oct. 31, in the Milo Bail Student Center Council Room from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Those who attend can hear from local experts on the topic and learn what local problem gambling prevention services are available. Time will also be allotted for a Q&A session. Esther Scarpello from CCSW will serve as the moderator.

Guest panelists will include:

- Marlene Schneider, UNO/UNMC Faculty Employee Assistance Program coordinator;

- Harlan Vogel, Heartland Family Services; and

- Jerry Bauerkempter, Nebraska Council on Compulsive Gambling

Refreshments will be served.

This event is being held in conjunction with CCSW's Susan B.'s Coffeehouse Series. During the fall and spring semesters, the series sponsors campus and community guest speakers and initiatives. Programs are educational, informal and social.

For more information, call Scarpello, CCSW treasurer, at 554.3660, or CCSW co-chairs Marvel Maring at 554.2992 or Becky Bohan Brown at 554.2243.

Undergraduate Catalog Changes Due Oct. 31

The deadline to submit changes for the 2008-09 UNO Undergraduate Catalog is Wednesday, Oct. 31. Changes should be submitted to Marian McDonald, University Relations, 108 Eppley Administration Building.

For more information, call 554.3674.

University Surplus Auction Set for Nov. 3

A public auction for the sale of university surplus property is planned for Saturday, Nov. 3. Standley Auction & Realty Co. will hold the sale at the warehouse at 3805 N. 16th St.

The doors open at 8 a.m., and the auction starts at 10 a.m. A full listing of the items will appear in the Omaha World-Herald and the UNO Gateway.

For more information, call 554.2337.


Human Resources Announces New Hires for September

The UNO Office of Human Resources would like to welcome the following new hires (as of September 2007):

- Jack Cotton, supply control clerk II, Mail Services;

- Patrick Dickes, greek life advisor, Student Organization and Leadership Programs;

- Patrick Geren, network engineering-systems administrator, Information Technology Infrastructure;

- Jason Mason, custodian, Custodial Services;

- Maureen Pope, enrollment specialist II, Records, Registration and Reporting;

- Jamie Ruggiero, staff assistant at Offutt, Division of Continuing Studies Degree Programs;

- Angie Sargus, administration technician I, Academic and Student Affairs;

- Clay Smith, custodian, Custodial Services;

- Michelle Thies, secretary III, Communication;

- Alejandra Toledo, research assistant, Sociology;

- Lucas Wentz, lab manager, College of Information Science and Technology;

- Amy Wilke, food technician III, Food Services; and

- Zelany Young, clerical assistant II, College of Arts and Sciences.

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