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Glen Brand Open

The Mavericks hosted 120 wrestlers Saturday, January 19 at the annual Brand Open in the Sapp Fieldhouse. UNO's Sim Bribieseca, Jacob Marrs, Brent Pankoke and Ross Taplin all captured titles in their weight classes, while four other Mavericks placed in the meet.

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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.

Third Senior Vice Chancellor Search Candidate on Campus Today, Tomorrow

Terry Hynes, dean emerita and professor in the University of Florida's College of Journalism and Communications, will visit UNO and be interviewed for the position of senior vice chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs starting today, Jan. 24. Dr. Hynes is one of four finalists.

Several public events have been planned for her 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.

University Energy Efficient Lighting Notice

The university is going green. UNO Facilities Management and Planning (FMP) continuously evaluates methods where energy savings can be made on campus. One area of interest involves the replacement of incandescent light bulbs with more energy efficient, compact florescent light bulbs.

FMP staff asks departments with incandescent light bulbs in office areas to contact the Facilities Dispatch Desk at 554.3600, so that new, more energy efficient light bulbs can be provided. There may be a few cases where changing bulbs may not be possible, such as rooms that need dimmable lighting.

Sociology/Anthropology Candidate to Present Lecture Jan. 25

Shannon Sparks, a candidate for a position in the UNO Department of Sociology and Anthropology, will present a lecture during her campus visit this Friday, Jan. 25.

Her lecture on "Perceived Barriers to Accessing Health Care Among Native Americans in South Dakota" runs from 11 a.m. to noon in the UNO Sociology/Anthropology Conference Room, 344 Arts and Sciences Hall (ASH). The lecture is open to the campus community and the general public.

For more information, contact Sharon Hudson, Department of Sociology, at 554.2626.

"Let's Talk About It: Jewish Literature" Reading and Discussion Series Planned for Criss Library

The Council Bluffs Public Library will host a free five-part reading and discussion series called "Let's Talk About It: Jewish Literature – Identity and Imagination." Local support for the series is provided by the UNO Dr. CC and Mabel L. Criss Library and the Kripke Jewish Federation Library. Read more.

Speech Center Consulting Room Spring Hours

The UNO Speech Center Consulting Room, located in 185 Arts and Sciences Hall (ASH), has started its spring hours. Hours are generally 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. To make an appointment, call 554.3201 or stop by 185 ASH.

The UNO Speech Center assists all UNO students, faculty and staff at any point in preparing oral presentations and/or incorporating them into their courses. Visit http://www.unomaha.edu/speechcenter/ to find out more information. Call 554.3201 or send an e-mail to unospeechcenter@unomaha.edu to schedule an appointment.

Anyone with questions or faculty members interested in scheduling a consultant to introduce students to the center and discuss presentation skills can call the Speech Center at 554.3201 or send an e-mail to unospeechcenter@.unomaha.edu.

UNO Bookstore Clothing Sale Next Week

The UNO Bookstore will offer a clothing sale Monday, Jan. 28, through Friday, Feb. 1. Buy any regular priced sweatshirt and choose from a select group of T-shirts for only $1.99.

UNO Bookstore hours:
- Monday through Thursday
7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

- Friday
7:30 a.m. to 5 pm.

Women's Studies Colloquium Series Continues Feb. 1

Weiyo Guo, associate professor of finance, banking and law at UNO, will present "Women and Wealth Building" Friday, Feb. 1, at the next Women's Studies Colloquium. Her talk is set for 12:05 to 12:55 p.m. in Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room A.

The event, sponsored by the Women's Studies Colloquium Series, is free and open to the UNO community and the public. A light lunch will be provided. Call ahead if classes plan to attend.

For more information, contact Karen Falconer Al-Hindi, director of Women's Studies Program, at 554.3834.

Intramurals Registration Deadline Jan. 25

The registration deadline for Campus Recreation Intramurals Session Three is Friday, Jan. 25.

Campus Recreation provides recreational opportunities for all UNO students, faculty and staff, alumni and their families. The Intramural Sports Program at UNO offers competition on a team or an individual basis. Men's, women's and co-rec divisions are available to match skill and experience level.

Team sign-up for Session Three will include the following categories:
- 5x5 basketball with a $25 deposit;
- 6x6 volleyball with a $25 deposit;
- 6x6 dodge ball with a $25 deposit;
- Racquetball doubles with a $15 deposit; and
- Wii Golf-Tiger Woods with a $15 deposit.

To sign up a team, stop by 205 Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building. Deposit and a team name are required at the time of registration. Cash, check or credit card will be accepted for the deposit. Registration will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis, as sports fill up fast. The deposit will be reimbursed if the following qualifications are met: attendance at the captain's meeting and no team forfeits for the season.

Individuals who don't have a team can sign up as a free agent and will be placed on a team.

For more information, call the Intramural Department at 554.2634.

UNO Art Student Exhibition Opens Jan. 25

The UNO Art Gallery's first show of the year will focus on students. The "2008 UNO Art Student Exhibition" opens Friday, Jan. 25, and run through Saturday, Feb.16.

The gallery hosts a free opening reception Friday, Jan. 25, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The show is a juried exhibition open to any UNO student currently enrolled in studio art classes. Submitted artworks can be executed in a variety of media, including two-dimensional, three-dimensional and intermedia. Art and art history majors in UNO's College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media are also eligible for Bertha Mengedoht Hatz Memorial Scholarship Awards. Read more.

Submissions Sought for William Gerbracht Memorial Scholarship

The application deadline for the William Gerbracht Memorial Scholarship is Friday, Feb. 1.

The scholarship was established in 1991 in memory of long-time UNO employee William Gerbracht. He bequeathed a portion of his estate to establish an academic scholarship fund at UNO. The scholarship is for dependents of UNO faculty/staff who are graduating high school seniors and will be incoming freshmen at UNO for the 2008-09 academic year. The scholarship, awarded on academic promise, covers full tuition and may be renewed for up to three years.

The application is available online at https://www.ses.unomaha.edu/scholarship/. To be considered for the award, the applicant must file the general scholarship application by Friday, Feb. 1. The UNO faculty/staff member needs to submit a letter or e-mail to the UNO Office of Financial Aid verifying the applicant is their child.

Student Employee of the Year Nominations Sought

Student Employment Services is seeking nominations for Student Employee of the Year.

"Student workers are an essential component of UNO," said Andrés Traslaviña, manager of Student Employment. "Not only do they play an important role in the daily functions of UNO, but they also gain valuable work experience."

To nominate a student, complete a short nomination form available at this link to the student employment Web site and return the information to Student Employment Services (205 Eppley Administration Building) by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15. Nomination forms have been electronically mailed to all departments.

The Student Employee of the Year will be announced and nominees will be recognized, along with all student workers, at the 2008 Student Employment Reception. The event is Monday, April 7, at 3 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom.

February TIAA-CREF Schedule Announced

A TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus for individual appointments on Tuesday, Feb. 5, Wednesday, Feb. 6, and Tuesday, Feb. 26.

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