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UNO Study Abroad

UNO broadcasting student Munira Amini produced this segment on opportunities available through UNO's study abroad program for the Omaha News. International Studies and Programs offers sibling institution exchange opportunities and UNO-directed study abroad programs.

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2007 Café International

UNO broadcasting student Munira Amini produced this segment on International Studies and Programs' annual Café International for the Omaha News. As part of the International Education Week celebration, UNO's international students showcased their cultures through cuisine, displays and musical performances.

WISE Women

WISE Women

by Deb Derrick, Ann Fruhling and Connie Jones

Women can be wise at any age.

Eleven young women - high school juniors and seniors from across the state - learned about information science and engineering careers at the fourth Women in Information Science & Engineering (WISE) workshop Oct. 26-27 in Omaha. ...continue

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Football vs. Central Washington

Central Washington rallied with a 100-yard kickoff return and a touchdown in the final 2:49 for a 20-17 NCAA Division II playoff victory that ended UNO's season Saturday at Caniglia Field.

Classical 90.7 KVNO to Broadcast Holiday Favorites

Classical 90.7 KVNO will celebrate the holiday season with concerts and specials throughout December.

Highlights include complete performances of Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker" ballet, "A Taste of Chanukah" with Theodore Bikel and Handel's "Messiah" with the Omaha Symphony on Christmas night.

"From all of us here at Classical 90.7 KVNO, have a safe, happy and joyous holiday season," said Mike Hilt, KVNO interim general manager.

A complete listing of KVNO's holiday programming is available by clicking the red and green "KVNO Holiday Programming" link at http:// KVNO.org.

"Consider This" Guests to Share Holiday Tips

Learning how to avoid holiday stress is the focus of this week's "Consider This" with host Andrea McMaster.

McMaster will talk with guests Tracey Fricke, event planner for Special Occasion by Design, and Tom Simons, director of education and public programs for Omaha Children's Museum. Fricke will offer tips on planning and hosting your own holiday event. Simons will offer ways to keep your children entertained and well behaved this season.

The show airs tonight, Nov. 29, at 11 p.m. on NET1.

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

Nebraska NET1 (statewide)
- Sunday, Dec. 2
11:30 a.m. (CT)

NET2 (NET's cable network)
- Monday, Dec. 3
1:30 p.m. (CT)

- Wednesday, Dec. 5
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 http://www.tknomaha.org. Archived editions of the program are available at http://www.unotv.unomaha.edu.

Heartland Community Flute Choir to Perform Holiday Concert at Lauritzen Gardens

The UNO Heartland Community Flute Choir (HCFC) will sound off the holiday season with a concert at Lauritzen Gardens, Omaha's Botanical Center, 100 Bancroft St., on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 2 p.m. Read more.

Heartland Philharmonic Orchestra to Present Scheherazade on Dec. 2

The UNO Heartland Philharmonic Orchestra will perform a concert of "magic" on Sunday, Dec. 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Strauss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door.

The featured piece on the program is Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade. Read more.

COS Demonstration Planned for Grant-Writers

The next Community of Science (COS) open lab demonstration will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m. in Room 207 of the Criss Library. 

The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (SPR) hosts these monthly hour-long sessions to demonstrate the various COS on-line resources available to faculty, professional staff and graduate students who are planning to write grant proposals during this academic year.  Reservations are not required. 

For more information, contact SPR at 554.2286.

Women's Studies to Host Fall Reception Dec. 11

Interested in learning more about UNO Women's Studies? Join students, faculty, staff and friends of UNO Women's Studies for refreshments and conversation on Tuesday, Dec. 11. The reception is from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center U mon hon Room.

For more information, contact Karen Falconer Al-Hindi at 554.3834 or kfalconeralhindi@mail.unomaha.edu.

UNO to Host Special "By the People: Dialogues in Democracy" Screening

A private screening of the soon to be nationally televised "By the People: Dialogues in Democracy 2007" has been set for Friday, Nov. 30, at UNO. The event will run from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room.

NET Television filmed a local "By the People: Dialogues in Democracy" discussion on campus Oct. 14. More than 100 members of the community took part in the deliberations that focused on immigration issues. UNO faculty members who are part of the Difficult Dialogues Initiative served as moderators.

Anyone interested in attending the private screening should R.S.V.P. by e-mailing unofacdev@mail.unomaha.edu or by calling 554.2427. Read more.

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 unospeechcenter@mail.unomaha.edu. Space is limited, and free pizza and pop will be provided.

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 wish 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.

Celebrate the Holidays with the Omaha Symphony

The Omaha Symphony will offer a special holiday season discount for all UNO faculty and staff next week.

As a UNO employee, individuals are entitled to a 20 percent discount on tickets to experience "Christmas with the Symphony," Saturday, Dec. 15, at 2 p.m., at the Holland Performing Arts Center.

This special offer is only available online, and is only available Nov. 26-30. The offer ends at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 30.

To take advantage of the discount, visit https://secure.waittinteractive.com/osa/password/ and enter the promotional code UNoffer.

From traditional holiday favorites and modern Christmas classics, to the ever-popular carol sing-along – "Christmas with the Symphony" intends to be enchanting and magical experience for all ages.

For more information on this concert and future Omaha Symphony events, visit http://www.omahasymphony.org.

Nominations Sought for 2008 UNO Women of Color Awards

Organizations and individuals in the Omaha area are being asked to nominate women of color for the 2008 UNO Women of Color (WOC) Awards.  The awards will recognize women of color for outstanding contributions in six categories - arts/humanities, business/entrepreneurship, education, community service, science and technology, and youth leadership.  Nomination forms, which are available online at http://www.unomaha.edu/woc, are due Friday, Jan. 4. Read more.

Mail Services Envelope and Toner Reminder

UNO Mail Services staff reminds faculty, staff and students not to use metal clasps on large envelopes. Instead use the glue line that is provided or tape. The U.S. Postal Service will charge at the higher parcel rate for any metal clasps.

The Staff Advisory Council (SAC) and UNO Mail Services also invite the campus community to continue to contribute to the campus-wide recycling program. Only toner cartridges -- no ink cartridges or batteries will be accepted.

Two-thirds of the monies received from this project help fund student scholarships, and one-third goes to SAC for ongoing projects.

All used toner can be sent to Mail Services in the Eppley Administration Building, Room 106, and addressed as follows:

UNO Mail Services - Toner Recycling Project

For more information, contact Sandy Walling, manager of Mail Services, at 554.2337.