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Reduced Non-Resident Tuition for Three Iowa Counties

Omaha and Iowa news media were on hand Oct. 30 in the Milo Bail Student Center Fireplace Lounge to hear the announcement about reduced UNO tuition for residents of Pottawattamie, Mills and Harrison counties in Iowa. UNO Chancellor John Christensen and University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken announced the opportunity for Iowa students to attend UNO at significantly reduced tuition rates beginning next fall.

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Football vs. South Dakota

UNO cruises to a 41-14 win over South Dakota last Thursday night in front of 10,032 at Caniglia Field.

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Hockey vs. Michigan

The Michigan Wolverines stole a victory from the Mavericks, 3-2, in the final period Saturday night in front of a crowd of 8,047 at the Qwest Center Omaha.

UNO's Wolfpack and CU's Blackwolves Join Forces Today for Remembrance Run

Friday, Nov. 9, the Air Force ROTC Detachment 470 (the "Wolfpack") is sponsoring its first-ever Prisoner of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) Remembrance Run. The 4.1-mile joint service run (featuring Creighton's Army ROTC Battalion, the "Blackwolves" and UNO Detachment 470 "Wolfpack"), will meet at the Army's Military Science Building at Creighton University and end at the UNO Pep Bowl.

"Cadet Ashley Schwarten, a junior at Creighton and the Commander of UNO's Earl S. Hoag Arnold Air Society Squadron, has coordinated the event for more than two months," said Capt. David L. Webb.

In addition to the Remembrance Run, Air Force ROTC cadets have volunteered to serve one-hour shifts in a mock POW/MIA cell, which will be on display from noon today, Nov. 8, through the afternoon Friday at the Pep Bowl.

"The ‘Wolfpack' encourages you to visit the display which will be outside the Eppley Administration Building from Thursday afternoon through the completion of the run on Friday," Capt. Webb said. "The cadets have also created a small video and a list of some WWI and WWII personnel who are still missing in action."

For more information about Air Force ROTC and the "Wolfpack," call 554.3166.

HR Seminar Series to Discuss Identity Theft Today, Tomorrow

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

The seminar is today, Thursday, Nov. 8, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Gallery Room and repeated Friday, Nov. 9, from 9 to 10 a.m. The seminar 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 are invited to 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.

Retirement Reception Today for Frances Thurber

The College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media and the Department of Art and Art History invite the campus community to attend a reception honoring Professor Frances Thurber on her retirement. Today's reception will be held in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor Room from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Joanne Sowell, associate professor of art and art history, at 554.3762.

UNO Child Care Center Openings

The UNO Child Care Center has immediate openings for children ages 2 to 2 1/2 years and 3 1/2 to 5 years.

"Have your child learn at an early childhood program accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children," said Dawn Hove, director of the center.

For more information contact Hove or Joscelyne Thompson at 554.4936, or visit the Web at

CCSW to Host World Diabetes Day Panel Discussion Nov. 14

In observance of World Diabetes Day on Wednesday, Nov. 14, the Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW) and Student Health Services will present a panel discussion from noon to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room. It is free and open to the public.

"Diabetes currently affects 246 million people around the world, including nearly 21 million children and adults in the U.S.," said Marvel Maring, CCSW co-chair. "Join the Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women for the first United Nations-observed World Diabetes Day on Nov. 14. Don't miss the opportunity to learn from our panel of health professionals."

Hear from the health professional field about at-risk candidates and those living with diabetes. Literature will be available for attendees. Time will also be allotted for a question-and-answer session.

Marcia Adler, R.N., director of Student Health Services and CCSW member, will serve as the moderator. Guest panelist Kris Berg is a professor in the UNO School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation and has taught at UNO since 1971. Diagnosed with type 1 diabetes as a boy he has written and spoken on diabetes for several years. Dr. Berg is an exercise physiologist and has written a book on diabetes. Panelist Joni Pagenkemper, R.D., is a researcher at Creighton Diabetes and Endocrinology Center and a dietitian for Creighton Community Health Center. Her research is in adolescent diabetes.

"This disease touches everyone. How to get appropriate care is the real question," Adler said. "Student Health Services offers diabetes testing for a nominal fee. Fasting is required for the test -- information on this process will be discussed at the panel."

Light refreshments will be served, and participants are invited to bring their lunches.

The event is being held in conjunction with the 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 designed to be educational, informal and social.

For more information, contact CCSW co-chairs Maring at 554.2992 or Becky Bohan Brown at 554.2243.

December TIAA-CREF Openings

A TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus for individual appointments with employees Dec. 4 and 19.

Appointments for one-on-one counseling sessions can be made by calling Gennie Pettit at the TIAA-CREF office in Omaha at 548.3600 or by visiting the Web at

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. Winners will be announced Thursday, Nov. 15, at 3 p.m. during Café Internationale in 241 Arts and Sciences Hall (ASH).

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.

Café 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.

Comedian Nick Swardson in Omaha Nov. 11

Comedian and actor Nick Swardson will appear in Omaha to perform his stand-up comedy routine at the Omaha Music Hall at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11.

Swardson has a long list of film credits to his name. Swardson's most notable movies include: "Blades of Glory," "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry," "Grandmas Boy" and "Benchwarmers."

Swardson has also made appearances on "The Tonight Show," "Late Night with Conan O'Brien," "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "Real Time with Bill Maher," "The Late Show with Craig Kilborn" and "Comedy Central Presents."

He also has numerous cameo appearances on NBC's "Caveman," Comedy Central's "Reno 911" and "The Jamie Kennedy Experiment."

Swardson's Omaha show is sponsored by UNO's Student Programming Organization.

Tickets can be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets for $21.50.

UNO Text Messaging Notification System Available

The UNO emergency communication system has a new addition - text messaging to cell phones.

Students, faculty and staff can now sign up for the new notification system that allows UNO to send urgent news to cell phones. Depending on a person's cell phone plan, there may be a nominal fee from a cell phone carrier, but there is no charge from UNO for the service.

"This is something we've done our homework on," said Richard May, UNO telecommunications manager. "We looked at how other institutions have handled text messaging systems, and we've learned from their experiences."

Students, faculty and staff can learn more about the system and sign up at Registration takes just a few minutes.

The new system, provided by e2Campus, sends instant alerts directly to registered subscribers' e-mail accounts and mobile phones via SMS text messages. Wireless personal digital assistants and BlackBerry devices can also be used.

"Once students sign up, the alerts go right to their cell phones with quick, efficient, short text messages," said Wade Robinson, associate vice chancellor for student affairs. "It's a convenient system for everyone because it reaches people, whether on or off campus. We know students love their cell phones, so now we can reach them with important information that can help keep them safe."

UNO Campus Security officials said they hope the entire campus community registers.

"Although e2Campus is an excellent system that can notify a whole campus within minutes, it only works if people take the time and register," said Paul Kosel, campus security manager.

The notification system will be used to communicate any potential emergency, such as a snow delay or closing, other weather warnings, homeland security advisories, gas leak notifications and fire or crime watches.

Information about the system is available at or by calling the UNO Information Center at 554.3036 or the ITS Help Desk at 554.4357.

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.

Adults Needed for Problem Gambling Study

The University of Nebraska Medical Center Department of Psychiatry needs research volunteers, age 19 and older, to evaluate an investigational treatment for pathological gambling. Study evaluation and medication are provided at no cost to those who meet eligibility requirements. Nationally, statistics show that more than two million adults suffer from pathological gambling.

For more information, call 552.6005 or send an e-mail to