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Service Learning Project

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UNO's Sharif Liwaru thanked students from UNO and Omaha's North High School on Tuesday for their work on cleaning up the birth site of Malcolm X. The UNO students were part of the annual Service Learning Project which also helped renovate the Girls Inc. building. Work at the Malcolm X site included cleaning up the property for a community garden, a memorial green space and visitor center.

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Football vs. Minnesota Duluth

The Mavericks defeated Minnesota Duluth 42-17 last Saturday in front of 8,839 at Caniglia Field.

Robert Duncan to Be Honored at Durham Lecture Series Tonight

The UNO Aviation Institute will host its annual Charles W. Durham Distinguished Guest Lecture Series this evening, Oct. 25, in the William H. and Dorothy Thompson Alumni Center. The featured speaker is J. Robert Duncan, chairman emeritus of Duncan Aviation.

A reception will start the evening at 6:45 p.m., followed by Duncan's lecture at 7:30 p.m.

Duncan Aviation has grown into one of the world's largest business aviation sales and service organizations, with more than 1,800 employees throughout the United States and a customer base exceeding 18,000 around the world. The company is consistently voted number one in both avionics and aircraft maintenance by the industry users' poll, and is regarded as a leader and a progressive innovator within its industry. Fortune Magazine has named Duncan Aviation to its top "100 Best Places to Work" four times.

Both Duncan and his wife, Karen, have been active in the Lincoln community. His service has included the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce (chairman in 1987); StarVenture, Lincoln's community strategic planning effort (tri-chair); the Lincoln Foundation; the Nebraska Arts Council (chairman); Nebraska Wesleyan's Board of Governors (chairman) and numerous other business and community activities. He also is an active pilot, flying virtually everything that Duncan Aviation sells plus gliders, helicopters and hot air balloons.

The Charles W. Durham Guest Lecture Series and Scholarship Program was established by the UNO Aviation Institute to thank Durham for his inspiration as the lead co-founder of the Aviation Institute. The Aviation Institute holds the Durham Lecture each year and presents the guest speaker with the William F. Shea Distinguished Contribution to Aviation Award. This award is given in honor of the Aviation Institute's founding director, William F. Shea, and is presented to those who have impacted the aviation industry during their varied aviation careers.

For more information call Vida Hill, Aviation Institute, at 554.3424.

HR to Offer FMLA Workshop Today

Human Resources will present an overview of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) today, Oct. 25, in the Milo Bail Student Center Gallery Room.

The FMLA Act obligates certain employers, such as the University of Nebraska, to provide family and medical leave to their employees. The hour-long overview will start at 9 a.m.

The workshop will help employees understand the provisions of the FMLA Act, and highlight the university's leave policies, procedures and forms used.

To register, contact Human Resources at 554.3665.

"The Wolf Man" to Be Screened Tonight

The Sigma Tau Delta organization and the Department of English at UNO will present the 1941 classic movie "The Wolf Man" tonight, 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.

Maverick Winter Sports Luncheon Oct. 26


The annual winter sports luncheon, hosted by UNO Athletics, will feature Maverick winter sports coaches discussing their seasons and schedules this Friday, Oct. 26.

Student-athletes will also attend and greet luncheon guests. Schedule cards, posters and media guides will be available. The event begins at 11:45 a.m. at Anthony's Steakhouse, 7220 F St.

The following coaches will speak:

- Derrin Hansen
Maverick Men's Basketball

- Patricia Patton-Shearer
Maverick Women's Basketball

- Mike Denney
Maverick Wrestling

- Todd Samland
Maverick Swimming and Diving

Tickets for the luncheon cost $15 and can be purchased at the door. To R.S.V.P. or for more information, contact UNO Athletics at

Philosophy Program to Host Epistemology-Fest 2007 Oct. 27

The UNO Philosophy Program will host Epistemology-Fest 2007 this Saturday, Oct. 27. Four professors will give presentations between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. in 306 Arts and Science Hall.

The presenters and their topics:

- David Henderson, Robert R. Chambers Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and the Moral Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will present "Motivated Contextualism;"

- William Roche, an assistant professor at Texas Christian University, will present "Coherentism and the Ambiguity of ‘Justify;'"

- Joshua Smith, assistant professor at Central Michigan University, will present "Skepticism and the Knowledge Account of Assertion;" and

- William Melanson, assistant professor at UNO, will present "the Right to be Sure."

The event is free and open to the campus community and the public. For more information, e-mail

Participants Still Sought for Wellness Stampede HRA Survey

It's free to take.

The Wellness Stampede, in conjunction with the Wellness Council of the Midlands (WELCOM) and the State of Nebraska, is offering a free, confidential, online Health Risk Appraisals (HRA) to all benefit-eligible UNO employees

Everyone who completes the HRA will be eligible to win prizes. To provide additional incentive to participate, the department or college with the highest percentage of participation among eligible faculty/staff will be entered to win a big prize.

Anyone signing up to take the HRA will also get two free UNO hockey ticket vouchers.  Additional information is available at the link below:

HRA Questions and Answers

To sign up, call campus recreation at 554.2539 or stop by 100 HPER before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14.

Brats and Soccer Oct. 28

The public can join the UNO Soccer Booster Club for brats and beverages this Sunday, Oct. 28, at the new UNO soccer complex, located at the Center location (east of the Chili Green's dome). Refreshments run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Donations will be accepted for food and drinks. 

After the cookout, the UNO Mavericks take on the University of Minnesota-Duluth at 1 p.m. Sunday is Senior Day and there will be a special recognition for seniors and the family of the late Don Vignaroli, a longtime UNO soccer booster. The team and coaches have asked the fans wear red, bring friends for food and refreshments and cheer on the Mavericks.

Annual Wrestling Faculty and Staff Appreciation Pancake Breakfast Oct. 26

The Maverick wrestling team will host its seventh annual Faculty and Staff Appreciation Pancake Breakfast Friday, Oct. 26, from 7 to 9 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Maverick Buffet. There will be free pancakes, prizes, fun and fellowship, with the team's coaches and wrestlers serving.

The all-you-can-eat breakfast - which includes coffee, orange juice and milk, as well as pancakes and syrup - will also have competitions. The pancake-eating championship will have divisions for men, women and departments. All faculty and staff are invited.

Friends of Art to Present "Perfect Unions" Oct. 28

Tomm Roland, an associate professor of music and percussionist at UNO, and Omaha ceramicist Liz Vercruysse are the featured artists for "Perfect Unions," a Friends of Art event planned for Sunday, Oct. 28, at 5 p.m. in the UNO Art Gallery.

A reception with the artists will follow the lecture/performance. Tickets cost $15 for adults and $3 for students with ID. Proceeds benefit the Friends of Art Scholarship Fund.

"Perfect Unions" features a combination of composing clay and shaping sound.

Vercruysse, an award-winning ceramicist, will explore how the wood burning kiln influences her works in clay. According to a press release from Friends of Art, she loves to experiment with the form of the objects she makes, while Dr. Roland has awed and delighted audiences with his world music performances and global drums and percussive instruments.

Friends of Art is a support group for the UNO Department of Art and Art History. "Perfect Unions" is held in conjunction with Masters and Music, a series blending artistic imagery and musical composition.

For more information or to make a reservation, contact Shari Hofschire in Art and Art History at 554.2402.

Lotus Notes Storage Space Reminder

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.

Participants Sought for UNMC Depression Study

The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) Department of Psychiatry invites people experiencing depression and who have had episodes of depression in the past to participate in a research study.

The study will use investigational antidepressant medications, and all participants must be 19 to 70 years of age and in good general medical health. All study procedures and medications will be provided.

For more information, call 354.6868 or send an e-mail to or go online