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Omaha North Service Learning Video Features Sather, Christensen

Omaha North High Magnet School students produced this short video of the Fall Break service learning work done at the Malcolm X Memorial Birth Place, near 34th and Pinkney. Students from UNO, North High and McMillan Middle School all took part in the effort. Malcolm X Memorial President Sharif Liwaru, UNO Service Learning Director Paul Sather, Omaha North Principal Gene Haynes and Chancellor John Christensen spoke to the students Oct. 23.

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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.

Maverick Soccer Makes Sixth Trip to NCAA II Tourney


UNO will make its sixth straight trip to the NCAA Division II soccer tournament today, Nov. 9, facing Truman State at 1 p.m. in the first round at Winona, Minn., in the Central Regional. The winner will advance to a Sunday, Nov. 11, match with host Winona State.

UNO, 12-5, is the No. 3 seed in the region and Truman, 15-6-1, is the No. 6 seed. Winona State, 16-3-1, is the No. 2 seed. UNO lost earlier this season at Truman Sate, 2-1. The Mavericks have not faced Winona State in five years and own a 2-0 all-time record.

Minnesota State, Mankato, the top-seeded team in the Central Region, will host the other three-team bracket.  No. 4 seed University of Mary will meet No. 5 seeded Central Missouri today, with the winner advancing to a Sunday match against MSU.

The winners of the two three-team brackets will square off on Friday, Nov. 16, with the winner of that match advancing to the quarterfinals against the Great Lakes Region winner Sunday, Nov. 18.  Semifinal matches, Thursday, Nov. 29, and the championship match, Saturday, Dec. 1, will be held at Orange Beach, Ala.  

The Mavericks, the 2005 national champions, have won eight straight matches this season.  UNO last year advanced to the national quarterfinals before bowing to Grand Valley State. UNO holds a 15-5-1 record in NCAA II tournament play.

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

Today, Nov. 9, the Air Force ROTC Detachment 470 (the "Wolfpack") will sponsor 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 through the afternoon today in 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.

OLLAS Receives Two Grants to Further Local and Latin American Work on Migrant Organizations

The Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) at UNO has been awarded two national grants totaling $209,000 to further its work on immigrant integration and civic engagement across borders. The Ford Foundation and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars awarded the grants.

Funding will support projects concerned with understanding the development, as well as international impact, of migrant-led organizations based in Nebraska and Iowa and that have ties to Mexico and Guatemala. The project is informed by a wealth of research suggesting that, contrary to public opinion, immigrant integration to U.S society is facilitated, rather than impeded, by migrants' ongoing engagement with their communities of origin.

OLLAS director and co-principal investigator Lourdes Gouveia said the two projects are closely connected and together will serve to "to assist immigrants and migrant-led organizations to further develop their capacity to participate in fundamental policy decisions concerned with a whole host of issues affecting their lives and the lives of their communities."

The project will benefit from OLLAS' extensive network in Latin America and collaborative relationships established with local community organizers who have unsurpassed knowledge about Guatemalan and Mexican communities among others.

OLLAS was established in 2003 as a center that would contribute new knowledge and understanding of Latino and Latin American communities and migrants within the state and across regional, national and international borders. OLLAS offers a major in Latino/Latin American Studies and a minor in Chicano/Latino Studies.  

For questions, contact Gouveia at 554.3835, or visit for more information about OLLAS.

"Consider This" to Investigate Life Coaching Techniques

On this week's "Consider This" host Andrea McMaster will talk with Kristine M. Wiley, M.S., L.M.H.P., a certified life coach at Alegent Health Life Coaching Center, and Cliff Mosteller, director of Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) Omaha EntrepreneurShop. The program will air Sunday, Nov. 11, at 11:30 a.m. on NET1.

The program will also be rebroadcast according to the following schedule:

NET2 (NET's cable network)
- Monday, Nov. 12
1:30 p.m. (CT)

- Wednesday, Nov. 14
8 a.m. (CT)

"Consider This" is a production of UNO Television. It also airs on the Knowledge Network of Greater Omaha. For a list of days and times, visit the Web at Archived editions of the program are available on the Web at

"Changing Nature" Series Continues Nov. 12, Broadcast at MBSC

The 2007-2008 E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln continues this month with Sunita Narain, director of the Centre for Science and Environment and a native of New Delhi, India. The Centre is also based in New Delhi.

The E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues brings national speakers to the Lied Center for Performing Arts, 301 N. 12th St., in Lincoln through April. All presentations begin at 7 p.m. and are free and open to the public. The speakers explore a cross-section of subjects related to the science and politics of environmentalism.

All presentations are also broadcast live inside the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom at 7 p.m. No tickets are necessary and the public is invited to attend. Each presentation will also be available live at

Narain will speak Monday, Nov. 12, on "Changing Nature in an Unequal World."

"Climate change is directly linked to economic growth," Narain said. "With climate change, we are looking at sharing the resources of the world and we are looking at bringing some justice in the way they are distributed, so the rich world has to reduce its emissions so that the poor world can increase theirs."

Other speakers during the "Changing Nature" forum are below. Visit for additional information.

- "Winning the Oil Endgame," Tuesday, Feb. 12. Amory Lovins of the Rocky Mountain Institute will speak. Lovins is the institute's co-founder, chairman and chief scientist.

- "For God's Sake," Monday, Feb. 25. The guest speaker is Richard Cizik, vice president for governmental affairs for the National Association of Evangelicals.

- "Corporate Environmentalism - Bridging the Communication Gap," Tuesday, April 22. William K. Reilly, president and CEO of Aqua International Partners, will speak.

For additional information on the series, contact Paul Sather, director of the UNO Service-Learning Academy, at or 554.3196.

"Greening the Supply & Purchasing Chain" Nov. 13 at UNO

The "Greening the Supply & Purchasing Chain" roundtable discussion runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the William H. and Dorothy Thompson Alumni Center on Tuesday, Nov. 13.

"By attending, you can learn how to better respond to the growing green business sector," said Rick Yoder, consultant with UNO Nebraska Business Development Center and director of "This sustainability roundtable will provide attendees with the opportunity to work with peer purchasers and vendors to learn from national green purchasing experts who will offer insights from their experiences working through obstacles to achieve success."

Roundtable attendees include members of the public and private sector who will work together to identify goals for green purchasing as well as identify barriers to implementation. A full agenda is available online at

The $50 registration fee includes lunch. To register, visit the Web at Limited seats are available.

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.

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 (SHS) 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."

Attendees will hear from representatives from the field about at-risk candidates and those living with diabetes.  Literature on the discussed topics will also be available and time allotted for a question-and-answer session.

Marcia Adler, R.N., director of SHS and CCSW member, will serve as the moderator.  Guest panelist and exercise physiologist 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 child, he has written a book and spoken about diabetes for several years.  Panelist Joni Pagenkemper is a researcher at Creighton Diabetes and Endocrinology and a registered dietitian for Creighton Community Health Center.  She also works with diabetic and cardiac patients at Creighton University Medical Center.  Her research focuses on 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.

In the News

In the News

- Dr. Tej Adidam, a professor in the College of Business Administration, talked with KETV (ABC 7) Oct. 31 about early holiday sales by national retailers.

- Dr. Rami Arav, director of the Bethsaida Excavations Project, was a guest on Education Today on Nov. 6 on KIOS (91.5 FM). He previewed the Biblical Archaeology Conference happening this week at UNO.

- The Oct. 15 issue of the Lincoln Business Journal mentioned Dr. Gail F. Baker's recent appointment to a task force created by the Public Relations Society of America. Baker is dean of the College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media.

- The Omaha World-Herald mentioned UNO art professor Gary Day in a Nov. 8 article about a new exhibit at the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska City.

- Women's Studies professor Dr. Karen Falconer Al-Hindi was quoted in the Oct. 18 issue of the Omaha World-Herald about racy Halloween costumes among women.

- Tom Gouttierre, dean of international studies and programs, was recently interviewed by the following media outlets about the impact of the newly declared state of emergency in Pakistan: the Omaha World-Herald, Voice of America (Washington, D.C.) and CBC-TV (Toronto, Canada).

- Dr. Russell L. Smith, public administration professor, who prepared a community needs assessment report for the Iowa West Foundation, discussed it with the The Daily Nonpareil. The story ran Oct. 22.

- The student newspaper at Omaha's Benson High School recently interviewed Dr. Sherrie Wilson, professor in the School of Communication, about the newspaper's racial controversy last spring.

- KETV (ABC 7) covered the Nov. 2 Day of the Dead events at UNO, sponsored by the Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS).

- UNO Television staffers were profiled in the Oct. 4 issue of Hispanos Unidos, a Spanish-speaking newspaper. The article focused on the TV program "Hola Amigos! Hello Friends!" that airs on The Knowledge Network.

If you are a member of the UNO community and have been interviewed by the media - local, state, regional, national or international - we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.

In Print

- Jeremy Lipschultz, UNO professor of communication, published, "High Schoolers and the First Amendment," Media Law Notes, 36(1), 7 (Fall 2007). Sherrie Wilson, UNO professor of communication, is also quoted in the article about the Benson High School newspaper controversy last spring.

If you've authored or edited a book, article or other text that's been published recently, we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.

On Stage

If you are a member of the UNO community and are involved in an upcoming performance, we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number.

On Exhibit

Art Gallery Hosts Ceramics Exhibition
The regional ceramics exhibition "Clay as the Human Condition" continues at the UNO Art Gallery through Saturday, Nov. 17.

Alisa Holen, a visiting assistant professor in ceramics at the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History, curated the show.  The exhibition explores three clay artists (Daniel Cox, Conifer Smith and Reagan Yoder) and how they react to life and its challenges, through the resilient and tactile medium of clay.

"As a clay artist, I believe that clay records our life experiences and also can create them," Holen said.

Cox received a master of fine arts degree from the University of Iowa and a bachelor of fine arts in ceramics from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, La.  Currently, he is an adjunct professor of sculpture and ceramics at Kirkwood College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  He uses clay as a vehicle of expression, according to the gallery's press release, and creates an interplay of the human form, landscape and his perception of life.

Smith is a professor of three-dimensional art at Kirkwood College.  She has worked as a professional ceramic artist for more than 20 years and holds a master of fine arts degree from the University of Iowa.  As a material, clay reminds Smith of the connection people have with the earth, both physically and metaphysically. 

Yoder is an adjunct professor of ceramics at the University of Iowa, where he earned his master of fine arts degree.  He has worked as a studio artist for 35 years, and is well known for his knowledge and skills in kiln building, materials and tool making.  In his work, Yoder examines the uniqueness of structures and their ability to control patterns of movement.

The UNO Art Gallery is located on the first floor of the Weber Fine Arts Building.  The exhibitions are free, handicapped accessible and open to the public.  Gallery Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from noon to 4 p.m.; Thursday from noon to 8 p.m.; and Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m.

For more information, call 554.2796.

WWII Posters on Display through Nov. 18
Criss Library will display vintage posters from the World War II era through Sunday, Nov. 18.

The exhibit, "Homeland Morale to Homeland Security: Original WWII Posters," features posters issued by the Office of War Information during the war. The posters were displayed in post offices, railroad stations and other public places to bolster morale and encourage public support.

"Several of the posters remain instantly recognizable, such as Norman Rockwell's ‘Four Freedoms,'" said James T. Shaw, government documents librarian at Criss Library. "Others feature images which have largely been forgotten, but they reflect concerns that viewers will recognize as resonating today as our military engages in conflict in Afghanistan and Iraq."

The exhibit is free to the public and available for viewing during regular library hours. The posters are drawn from the Criss Library U.S. Documents collection.

For more information, call 554.2762.

If you are a member of the UNO community and are involved in an exhibit, we want to know about it! Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.