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Mavs Move to 15-1 Record

A standing room only crowd Monday evening watched the UNO Mavericks defeat in-state rival University of Nebraska-Kearney 76-66. UNO was led in scoring by Denny Johnston with 19 points while Jerry Bennett had 18 points and 15 rebounds. The Mavericks will be at home again on January 26 against the University of North Dakota.

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Redhawks Sweep Mavericks

The No. 2-ranked Miami Redhawks swept UNO over the January 12-13 weekend at Omaha's Qwest Center. Friday's game saw UNO's Mick Lawrence scoring two powerplay goals in the 6-3 loss while the Redhawks went on to a 4-1 victory on Saturday.

Second Senior Vice Chancellor Search Candidate on Campus Today, Tomorrow

Charles Hurt, former provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, will visit UNO and be interviewed for the position of senior vice chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs starting today, Jan. 22. Dr. Hurt is one of four finalists.

Several public events have been planned for his two-day campus visit. All faculty, staff, students and members of the public are encouraged to attend and take part in any or all of the these four meetings. Read more.

SPO to Host Author Phillip Milano's Jan. 23 Diversity Talk

Author and diversity advocate Phillip Milano will present I Can't Believe You Asked That! Wednesday, Jan. 23, at UNO. The Student Programming Organization (SPO) will host the event at noon in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room.

"The presentation has gotten great reviews and we are looking forward to his presentation on our campus," said Tyler Micek, student and chair of the Issues and Ideas for SPO. "His presentation answers questions about race, gender and culture that people are usually too afraid or embarrassed to ask."

His talk is based off his book I Can't Believe You Asked That!. Besides being an author, Milano is a veteran newspaper editor, creator of The National Diversity Newspaper Job Bank and founder of the YFORUM.COM. He holds a master's in business administration from Northern Illinois University and bachelor's degree from Southern Illinois University.

For more information, contact Micek at tmicek@mail.unomaha.edu.

Panel Discussion "Understanding the Reappointment, Promotion & Tenure Process" Set for Feb. 1

The Center for Faculty Development Pre-Tenure Mentoring group will host a panel discussion on "Understanding the Reappointment, Promotion & Tenure (RPT) Process," Friday, Feb. 1, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Council Room.

Panel participants include: Dean B.J. Reed, College of Public Affairs and Community Service; John Bartle, director and professor, Public Administration; Melissa Berke, chair, Music Department; Juan Casas, associate professor, Psychology Department; and Kris Swain, associate professor, Special Education & Communication Disorders.

Topics will include:
- An overview of university guidelines;
- General deadlines;
- Beginning a portfolio;
- Planning for the tenure process; and
- A preview of myMAPP.

For more information contact Barbara Pickering, professor and graduate chair, School of Communication, at 554.2204 or bpickering@unomaha.edu. Refreshments will be provided. No registration necessary.

Strategic Planning Forum Set for February

For the past 11 years UNO has actively engaged in strategic planning. As part of the ongoing process, a forum has been planned for Friday, Feb. 15. The campus community is invited to participate to help with UNO's continual improvement.

The forum, titled "UNO: Connected to the Community," begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center. For more information or to register for the event, e-mail unostratplan@mail.unomaha.edu or call 554.2535.

Visit http://www.unomaha.edu/plan for more information about UNO's Strategic Plan.

Call for 2008 UCAT Instructional Materials Grant Proposals from Teaching Circles

The University Committee for the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT) announces the availability of Instructional Materials Grants designed to support the goals of Teaching Circles.

Members of Teaching Circles may apply for the purchase of instructional materials relevant to the purpose of the circle and which address one or more UCAT themes. Visit http://www.unomaha.edu/ucat for links to UCAT themes.

The committee is accepting proposals on a monthly basis through April or until funds are expended. The committee will fund grants up to $500 for each award. Proposals are due by the 21st of each month. Application forms are available on the UCAT Web site at http://www.unomaha.edu/ucat.

Swimming Lessons Offered at HPER

Campus Recreation Swim Lessons for adults and youth start Saturday, Jan. 26.

All classes will take place Saturdays in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Pool.

Lessons are:
- Adults
10 a.m.
$40 for students/faculty and staff and $45 for the general public

- Youth
11:35 a.m. or 12:10 p.m.
$35 for students/faculty and staff and $40 for the general public

Deadline for registration is Friday, Jan. 25. To register, stop by 100 HPER or call 554.2539.

CFAM Jam on Stage Jan. 23 at Strauss

Entertainment. Refreshments. Door prizes. Three good reasons to come in out of the cold and head over to KVNO Classical 90.7 FM and UNO's College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media (CFAM) "CFAM Jam" on stage at the Strauss Performing Arts Center this week.

Everyone can join the fun on Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 4 to 6 p.m. as 12 presenters from all six departments in the college offer up five minutes of their time to show audience members what they've been working on recently.

The range of presentations runs from a chorus of flutes, poetry readings, presentations of artwork, Indian drumming, a theatrical premiere and a trip to Madagascar. And, for those in a hurry, don't worry -- each presentation is just five minutes long, then the gong will sound and on to the next offering.

For more details on this free event, call 559.5866.

Submissions Deadline Jan. 25 for Annual PTO Conference

The 14th Annual Pedagogy & Theatre of the Oppressed (PTO) Conference will take place in Omaha from May 25-27. The theme is "What is Change? What is Substantial Change? And How?"

UNO community members whose work is framed by social justice and can be connected to Paulo Freire's liberatory education or Augusto Boal's liberatory theatre are encouraged to submit a proposal before Friday, Jan. 25. For more information and to submit a proposal visit http://www.ptoweb.org/.

Featured guests are Augusto Boal, Donaldo Macedo, Sonia Nieto and Julian Boal. UNO, the College of Communication, Fine Arts, and Media and the College of Education serve as conference c-sponsors.

For more information, contact Doug Paterson, professor in the UNO Theatre Department, at 554.2422 or dpaterson@mail.unomaha.edu.

February TIAA-CREF Schedule Announced

TIAA-CREF has set its campus visit schedule for February. A TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus for individual appointments on Tuesday, Feb. 5, Wednesday, Feb. 6, and Tuesday, Feb. 26.

Appointments for one-on-one counseling sessions can be made by calling Gennie Pettit at 548.3600 or on the Web at http://www.tiaa-cref.org/moc.

Maverick Watch

Mavericks

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 can also attend for free.

At homeā€¦

Saturday, Jan. 26
- Women's basketball vs. North Dakota
Sapp Fieldhouse, Dodge location
2 p.m.

- Men's basketball vs. North Dakota
Sapp Fieldhouse, Dodge location
4 p.m.

For more information about UNO Athletics, visit the Web at http://gomavs.unomaha.edu/.