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Hockey vs. Alabama-Huntsville

The Mavericks defeated Alabama-Huntsville 5-1 in the finals of the Mutual of Omaha Stampede Saturday night at the Qwest Center Omaha.

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UNO Audio Story: Symphonic Wind Ensemble

The concert season for the UNO Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Concert Choir and University Chorus kicks off on campus Sunday, Oct. 28 with "Celebration." Curtain is at 7:30 p.m. at the Strauss Recital Hall. This audio story features the Wind Ensemble practicing a new work by Philip Sparke.

UNO International Education Week Celebration Nov. 12-16

UNO will showcase international education Monday through Friday, Nov. 12-16, in conjunction with the observance of U.S. International Education Week.  Below is a listing of the events at UNO, including dates, times and locations.

Today through Wednesday, Nov. 21
Photo Contest and Exhibit
Criss Library
UNO faculty, staff and students can participate in the fifth annual "Eyes Into The World" Photo Contest and Exhibit. Criss Library will display the entries, and all students, faculty and staff members can vote for their favorites.  The deadline for submitting photos is Monday, Nov. 5.  Winners will be announced Thursday, Nov. 15, at 3 p.m. during Café Internationale in 241 Arts and Sciences Hall (ASH). 

Entry forms are available in 241 ASH or online at this link.

Monday through Friday, Nov. 12-16
Ethnic Foods Menu
As part of the International Education Week celebration, the Maverick Buffet (Dodge location) and food services at Scott Hall (Pacific location) will serve a variety of ethnic foods according to the schedule below.

- Maverick Buffet, Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Food Court
Monday, Nov. 12 - Tandoori chicken masala
Tuesday, Nov. 13 - Tacos and Spanish rice
Wednesday, Nov. 14 - Stir fry and fried rice
Thursday, Nov. 15 - Wiener schnitzel and German potato salad
Friday, Nov. 16 - Moroccan chicken

- Scott Hall
Monday, Nov. 12 - Pasta bar
Tuesday, Nov. 13 - Taco bar
Wednesday, Nov. 14 - Kung Pao chicken with rice

Monday, Nov. 12
Global Market
MBSC South Lobby (first floor)
10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
International items will be on sale.  Proceeds and donations will benefit the UNO International Student Emergency Loan Fund.

Study Abroad Fair
MBSC South Lobby (first floor)
10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Students and staff can stop by and learn more about UNO's study abroad programs from the experiences of UNO students who have studied around the world.

Bethsaida Exhibit
343 ASH
9 a.m. to noon and 3 to 5 p.m.
The open house will feature artifacts uncovered by the UNO Bethsaida Excavations Project.

Tuesday, Nov. 13
International Studies and Programs (IS&P) Outreach
Crestridge Elementary School
UNO international students will visit IS&P's Omaha Public Schools Adopt-a-School Partner, Crestridge Elementary School, to meet students and participate in a school-wide assembly.

Wednesday, Nov. 14
International Education Week Luncheon
MBSC Nebraska Room
Distinguished students and scholars, graduating international students and community volunteers will be recognized at this invitation-only event.

Bethsaida Exhibit
343 ASH
9 a.m. to noon and 3 to 5 p.m.
The open house will feature artifacts uncovered by the UNO Bethsaida Excavations Project.

Thursday, Nov. 15
Study Abroad Fair
MBSC South Lobby (first floor)
10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Students and staff can stop by and learn more about UNO's study abroad programs from the experiences of UNO students who have studied around the world.

Cafe Internationale
241 ASH
2 to 4 p.m.
The campus community is invited to sample international foods from around the world, and join UNO's international students as they showcase their cultures through displays, presentations and musical performance.

Friday, Nov. 16
Hindustani Concert
Strauss Performing Arts Center
7:30 p.m.
The concert will feature North Indian music performed by Puspen Dey and Aditya Kalyanpur. Tickets cost $15 for the public and $10 for students and senior citizens.

Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16-17
Nebraska Neighbors
Residents of West Point, Neb., will welcome UNO international students into their homes and community for a glimpse of rural Nebraska life.

International Education Week event sponsors include UNO IS&P; Sigma Iota Rho International Studies Honor Society; the Bengali Association of Nebraska; the College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media; and the Department of Music.

For more information, call 554.2293.

Maverick Football and Hockey on NET Television this Week

Fans of collegiate football and hockey can view the UNO Mavericks in live gridiron and ice action two consecutive nights this week on NET Television.

UNO Head Football Coach Pat Behrns and the Mavericks host the South Dakota Coyotes at Caniglia Field Thursday, Nov. 1.  "USD vs. UNO Football" airs at 7 p.m. CT on NET2.  The next night - Friday, Nov. 2 - it's Zamboni time when the Mavericks and the Michigan Wolverines take to the Qwest Center Omaha ice.  "Maverick Hockey" airs at 7 p.m. CT on NET2 and in high-definition on NET-HD.

"Maverick Hockey" will also be Webcast live on NET's Web site ( To watch the game, viewers need Internet access and a free Windows Media Player program. Webcasting of the competition is a free service of NET.

"Maverick Hockey" is a co-production of NET Sports.  NET2 and NET-HD are part of NET Television, a service of NET. For a complete program schedule, visit NET's Web site (

UNO CASTL Team Report Nov. 9 in the MBSC

The 2007 UNO Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) Team and 2008 Creighton University CASTL Team will highlight their projects at an event planned for Friday, Nov. 9, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Council Room. 

The session will focus on UNO projects and how they have been impacted by participation in the "real time" peer review of teaching and learning - the "heart" of the CASTL process. Plans will also be announced for the 2008 National CASTL Institute at Creighton University.

Five disciplines at UNO (dance, gerontology, information technology, public administration and social work) utilize service learning on an ongoing basis to expand student learning opportunities and to connect students and the community.  All projects stimulate students in ways that enhance civic engagement. The group was brought together by the UNO Service-Learning Academy to compete as a team for inclusion in the 2007 National CASTL Institute.

The UNO Center for Faculty Development (CFD) is sponsoring the event.

To register, contact the CFD, 220 Arts and Sciences Hall, at 554.2427 or Refreshments will be provided.

Next Student "Lunch and Learn" Nov. 8

Students who attend the next UNO Speech Center "Lunch and Learn" will learn about adjusting to a broader audience, reorganizing main themes for more structure, and integrating storytelling and visuals to enhance presentations.

"Moving from Paper to Presentation: A Transformation" is planned for Thursday, Nov. 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center U Mo Hon Room. 

Pre-registration is encouraged and can be done by contacting a consultant at the Speech Consulting Center at 554.3201 or Space is limited, and free pizza and pop will be provided.

Donations Sought for Crisis Leave Sharing Program

Several years ago, a crisis leave sharing program was created in an effort to help university employees who have used all their vacation or sick leave and need additional paid leave to attend to a crisis.  Since then, many employees have donated their accrued but unused vacation leave to the UNO crisis pool. Recently, several employees have needed crisis leave, and the pool balance is low. 

Staff members can assist colleagues in need by contributing to the crisis leave pool.  A donation form is available in the Human Resources office or online in Sapphire at this link.

For more information, call 554.2321.

Date Change for "Progressive Discipline/Improvement Plans" Class

The date and location for the Human Resources (HR) "Progressive Discipline/Improvement Plans" training class have changed to Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the Milo Bail Student Center U Mo Hon Room.  The session will still be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. 

To register, contact HR at 554.2321.

Master of Social Work Degree Information Sessions Planned

Anyone interested in pursuing a master's degree in social work can attend an admissions information session Thursday, Nov. 8, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Council Room.  No reservations are needed.

At the event, Patricia Carlson, admissions chair of the UNO School of Social Work, will discuss the social work program and admission requirements.  Another information session is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 8, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the same location.

For more information, call 554.2793.

Flu Shot Clinics Continue on Campus this Week

UNO Student Health Services (SHS) will host several flu shot clinics on campus this week for faculty, staff and students. A flu shot costs $15 for students and $20 for faculty and staff. Faculty reimbursement may be possible through Blue Cross Blue Shield for those who bring their insurance cards.

The remaining flu shot clinic schedule is listed below.

- Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building (main hallway)
10 a.m. to noon

- Scott Residence Hall Study Room (near cafeteria)
12:30 to 2 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 31
- University Village Clubhouse
12:30 to 2 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 1
- Student Health Services (Milo Bail Student Center, first floor)
8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 2
- Criss Library (main floor)
8:30 to 11 a.m.

For more information, call SHS at 554.2374.

Clickers in the Classroom Today in the MBSC

Three faculty members will hold an informational session about adopting and using clicker systems today from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room.

Jonna Holland, marketing and management; Tomm Roland, percussion and multicultural music; and Dana Richter-Egger, chemistry, will lead the discussion, along with Information Technology Services (ITS) staff.

At the session, attendees will have a chance to:

- Learn how clicker systems work;

- Hear about clicker use in the classroom; and

- Discuss issues related to adopting clickers.

The event is being sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development (CFD). To register for the event, contact the CFD at 554.2427 or To request more information about the event, contact Jay Killion in ITS at 554.3758 or

UNO Orchestras to Present "Hauntcert" Tonight

The UNO Heartland Philharmonic Orchestra's annual performance of "Hauntcert" takes place tonight, Oct. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Strauss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall.  Tickets cost $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 Gounod's "March of the Marionettes," Grieg's "Hall of the Mountain King," Saint-Saëns' "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.

UNO Child Care Center Annual Costume Parade Oct. 31

Children and staff from the UNO Child Care Center will hold their annual costume parade across campus Wednesday, Oct. 31.

The children will leave the center at 9 a.m. and proceed down the center walkway of the Dodge location to the Durham Science Center.  The group will then go east to Arts and Sciences Hall. 

"We are asking that all offices wishing to participate in handing out treats to the children meet along this route. We are also asking the offices in Kayser Hall and the HPER Building to please meet at one of the other buildings along the route," said Dawn Hove, director of the center. "This is to help with the younger children." 

The staff also requests that no hard candy or treats containing any type of peanut or nut products be handed out. 

In the event of inclement weather, the Child Care Center will hold a party at the center.  Departments or offices with treats should bring them to the center or contact the center staff for someone to come pick up the treats. 

"The UNO Child Care Center would like to thank all offices and departments in advance for their participation in the annual event," Hove said. "You are what makes this event special."

For more information, contact Hove at 554.3398.

Columbia College Professor to Present "Bridging the Disciplines"

The UNO College of Information Science and Technology and the Center for Faculty Development (CFD) will present a talk on the subject of collaboration by Columbia College Professor Pan Papacosta Thursday, Nov. 1.

Dr. Papacosta, from the Columbia College Chicago Department of Science and Mathematics, will speak on "Bridging the Disciplines."  His talk will be held from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the William H. and Dorothy Thompson Alumni Center Centennial Room.

Statistics show that collaboration between disciplines in the form of programs or interdisciplinary courses is practiced or being pursued by many institutions of higher education. Recently, a number of educational agencies such as the Carnegie Foundation are advocating a more "integrative" form of teaching and learning.

The Nov. 1 interactive workshop will:

- Address questions, suggest ways to initiate and develop programs/courses, and list the most often encountered obstacles to such efforts; and

- Invite participants to propose ideas that can, ultimately, lead to the development of programs/courses at UNO or, at least, begin their exploration.

To register, contact the CFD, 220 Arts and Sciences Hall, at 554.2427 or

HR Seminar Series to Discuss Identity Theft

The yearlong UNO Human Resources (HR) series of informative seminars continues Thursday and Friday, Nov. 8 and 9, with "Identity Theft - Panel Discussion."

The seminar will be held Nov. 8 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Gallery Room and repeated Nov. 9 from 9 to 10 a.m. Both sessions will highlight methods faculty and staff can use to avoid becoming victims of identity theft.

No reservations are required, and all interested faculty and staff can attend.

The HR seminars are scheduled monthly from September through April. Topics include personal financial management, social security and retirement planning.

For more information, contact Esther Scarpello at 554.3660.

Biblical Archaeology Conference Nov. 8-10

Scholars from around the world will present the latest research on excavations at Bethsaida, an ancient city located near the north coast of the Sea of Galilee in Israel, on campus next month.

The ninth annual Batchelder Biblical Archaeology Conference is Nov. 8-10 at the William H. and Dorothy Thompson Alumni Center. Biblical scholar James K. Hoffmeier of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School will deliver the conference's first keynote address Thursday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m.

Conference activities continue Friday, Nov. 9, and Saturday, Nov. 10. Fourteen scholars will present research and discoveries detailing Biblical archeology during the day sessions, which are free and open to the public.

The conference will present the film "The Lost Tomb of Jesus," produced by James Cameron for The Discovery Channel, Friday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m. James Tabor and Dan Bahat will lead the discussion afterward.

Admission to both "The Lost Tomb of Jesus" keynote event and the Dr. Hoffmeier keynote addresses is $10 per person. UNO students who show their IDs can attend both for free.

To register or for more information and a complete schedule of events, contact Steve Reynolds, Bethsaida Excavations Project coordinator, at 554.3108.

For more information, visit the Web at


- Bruce E. Johansen, professor of communication, spoke on global warming Oct. 13 in Seattle at the Washington State Convention Center, Seattle.  His talk was part of the 35th anniversary celebration of El Centro de la Raza, which was keyed to the theme "What Kind of World Will We Leave Our Children: Global Warming and the 'Beloved Community'." Approximately 1,000 people attended the event.

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