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3-D Walkthrough of Maverick Village

Maverick Village will open next year at UNO and add 400 new student housing beds. This virtual walkthough lets the viewer take a sneak peek. The soundtrack to the video is by the band Fullblown on SPEED! Nebraska Records. The music is used with permission from the label.

Rod Oberle Named 2008 UNO Alumni Association Chairperson

The UNO Alumni Association issued its Outstanding Service Awards during the organization's Board of Directors annual meeting Tuesday, Nov. 13.

Outstanding Service Awards (OSA) honor faculty, staff, alumni or friends who have shown continuous, outstanding service to the association and/or university. Ninety-nine OSAs have been issued since their institution in 1974. Receiving 2007 Outstanding Service Awards were Michael Kudlacz and Harold Sage.

The association at its annual meeting also confirmed members to its executive committee, elected new board members and issued Director Appreciation Awards to outgoing board members. Rod Oberle will direct the association as 2008 Chairman of the Board. A 1967 university graduate, he is director of UNO's human resources/payroll services. Read more.

UNO to Close for Thanksgiving Holiday

UNO will close Thursday through Friday, Nov. 22-23, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The 2007 holiday schedule is available online at

For more information, contact Human Resources at 554.2321.

HPER Thanksgiving Hours Announced

The following hours will be observed in conjunction with the Thanksgiving holiday at the Health, Physical Education Recreation (HPER) Building.

Building Hours:
- Wednesday, Nov. 21
6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

- Thursday, Nov. 22

- Friday, Nov. 23
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

- Saturday, Nov. 24
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

- Sunday, Nov. 25
Noon to 8 p.m.

Pool Hours:
- Wednesday, Nov. 21
6:30 to 9 a.m., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 to 7 p.m.

- Thursday, Nov. 22

- Friday, Nov. 23
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

- Saturday, Nov. 24
1 to 3 p.m.

- Sunday, Nov. 25
3 to 6 p.m.

Masters Swim Hours:
- Wednesday, Nov. 21
6:30 to 9 a.m., 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m.

- Thursday, Nov. 22

- Friday, Nov. 23
12:15 to 1:15 p.m.

- Saturday, Nov. 24
10:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

- Sunday, Nov. 25
4 to 5 p.m.

Group Exercise Schedule:
No classes will be held on Wednesday through Friday, Nov. 21-23.

Bookstore Open before Nov. 24 Playoff Game

Do friends or family need more gear? The UNO Bookstore will be open Saturday, Nov. 24, before UNO's second-round playoff football game.

Fans can shop prior to the kick off from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Game time is set for 1:05 p.m. at Canigila Field.

For more information, contact the Bookstore at 554.2336.

UNO Maverick Hockey Broadcast Live on NET2

The UNO Mavericks will face off against the Alaska-Fairbanks Nanooks icemen on Saturday, Nov. 24, at 7 p.m. NET2 will broadcast the hockey game live from Qwest Center Omaha.

Dave Ahlers will call all of the ice action, with Joe Clark offering color commentary, for the "Maverick Hockey" broadcast.

"Maverick Hockey" is a production of UNO Television for broadcast on NET2. NET2 is part of NET Television, a service of NET. For a complete program schedule, visit NET's Web site at

Graduate Faculty Meeting Set for Nov. 26

The Office of Graduate Studies will host a Fall Graduate Faculty meeting on Monday, Nov. 26, at 2:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room. All UNO graduate faculty members are invited to attend.

Deborah Smith-Howell, dean for Graduate Studies and associate vice chancellor for Academic Affairs, and Harmon Maher, interim associate vice chancellor for research and creative activity, will discuss research and creative activity at UNO. There will be reports from the individual UNO Graduate Council committees and discussion on graduate education. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact the Graduate Studies Office at 554.2344.

Holiday Card Program to Benefit Scholarship Funds

The Faculty Senate and Staff Advisory Council (SAC) have teamed up once again to sponsor the annual Holiday Card Program.

All interested faculty and staff are encouraged to donate the money they would normally spend on greeting cards for colleagues to one of two scholarship funds at UNO – the William Gerbracht Memorial Scholarship Fund (recipients are children of faculty and staff) or the General Scholarship Fund. Additional donations are also welcome. In return, a seasonal greeting that acknowledges contributors will be distributed to all UNO departments on Monday, Dec. 10.

Those who wish to donate should send a check (payable to UNO) to Cashiering/Student Accounts, EAB 109, by Wednesday, Dec. 5. Donors should designate one of the two scholarship funds listed above and indicate the name or names they would like to appear on the seasonal greetings card.

To access a donation form, click on the following link:

Holiday Card Form

For more information, contact Rhonda Sheibal-Carver, Public Administration, at 554.2625.

Adult Particapants Sought for Research Study

A UNO student needs people who are 19 and older for a research study. Participants can be faculty, staff, students or from the community, and will be compensated for their time.

The student, Anne Herman, is a doctoral candidate in the Industrial Organizational Psychology program. In addition to the age requirement, participants need to be able to read and write English.

The study consists of two parts, an online session with questionnaires and an in-person follow-up that involves problem solving. The sessions will be scheduled at UNO and will match to the schedules of those who are interested--before work, early morning, lunchtime, afternoon, after work or weekends. The online portion takes 30 to 45 minutes to complete. The in-person portion of the study will take 30 to 60 minutes to finish.

Anyone interested in participating can begin the online session at .

Contact Herman at for more information.

Nov. 21-23 Library Hours Announced

On Wednesday, Nov. 21, Criss Library will be open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The library will close Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22-23, for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Regular hours resume Saturday, Nov. 24. For more information, contact the circulation desk at 554.2006.

Spring Book Orders Due in Bookstore

The UNO Bookstore staff would like to remind all faculty that spring book orders need to be submitted as soon as possible. Book orders can be submitted through campus mail, by fax at 554.3320, in-person or online at

For questions about book orders, contact Scott Dickey, UNO Bookstore course materials manager, at 554.2541.

"Hockey 101 for Women" Dec. 6 at Qwest Center Omaha

Hockey enthusiasts will have a chance to learn about the inner workings of UNO Maverick hockey while benefiting several causes Thursday, Dec. 6, during "Hockey 101 for Women." This is the third time UNO has hosted the event - a fundraiser for the Diet Pepsi/UNO Women's Walk and Liz's Legacy - at Qwest Center Omaha. Read more.

Writing Across the Curriculum Faculty Seminar Applications Available

UNO faculty are invited to participate in a two-day seminar on Writing Across the Curriculum. The seminar, to be held in the William H. and Dorothy Thompson Alumni Center on Tuesday, Jan. 8, and Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008, will give faculty an opportunity to consider WAC's twin objectives – using writing tasks to promote students' understanding of course material in any discipline (writing to learn), and integrating writing tasks across the curriculum in order to support students' development as writers (learning to write).

On Tuesday, interactive sessions will address the challenges students face when they undertake academic writing tasks, from comprehending difficult reading assignments to evaluating, integrating, and citing information from print and electronic sources. Wednesday sessions focus on best practices for responding to and evaluating students' papers. Participants will bring papers written by their own students, compare their assessments to those of their colleagues, and consider similarities and differences across disciplines.

The Center for Faculty Development has provided the support for the seminar. Participants will receive $250 directed to their departments for travel and other professional expenses. A brief application form is posted on the UNO Writing Center Web site, on the Faculty Resources page: Applications are due Wednesday, Nov. 28.

For more information, contact Nora Bacon, WAC coordinator; Dorianne Richards, Writing Center director; or Kathy Danielson, WAC advisory committee member.

Student Lunch & Learn "Let Your Body Speak: Delivering an Effective Presentation"

The UNO Speech Center will host a free student workshop on "Let Your Body Speak: Delivering an Effective Presentation" Wednesday, Dec. 5, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room A.

Students are invited to learn more about focusing on all aspects of delivery. They will learn:
- effective use of gestures;
- facial expressions and movement;
- develop and maintain eye contact; and
- express themselves through their volume, pauses and articulation.

Pre-registration is encouraged. Contact the Speech Consulting Center at 554.3201 or Space is limited, and free pizza and pop will be provided.

Maverick Watch


Support the Mavericks by attending their home events. Faculty, staff and students are admitted free to all home athletic games with proper ID (excluding hockey and playoff games). The spouses and children of students, faculty and staff are also admitted free.

At home this week...

Tuesday, Nov. 20
- Women's basketball vs. Grand View
Sapp Fieldhouse
6 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 23
- Hockey vs. Alaska-Fairbanks
Qwest Center Omaha, 455 N. 10th St.
7:05 p.m.

- UNO Thanksgiving Classic
Sapp Fieldhouse, Dodge location
Women's basketball vs. Lincoln
6 p.m.

Men's basketball vs. Colorado State-Pueblo
8 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 24
- Football NCAA II Playoffs-Second Round
Caniglia Field, Dodge location
1:05 p.m.
Tickets: $15 for reserved seats in the west stadium; $10 for adult general admission; and $5 for student and senior (65-over) general admission in the east and north bleachers.

- UNO Thanksgiving Classic
Sapp Fieldhouse, Dodge location
Women's basketball vs. Missouri-St. Louis
6 p.m.
Men's basketball vs. Montana State-Billings
8 p.m.

- Hockey vs. Alaska-Fairbanks
Qwest Center Omaha, 455 N. 10th St.
7:05 p.m.

For more information about UNO Athletics, visit the Web at