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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.

Final Senior Vice Chancellor Search Candidate to Visit UNO Jan. 30-31

Suzanne Ortega, dean of the University of Washington Graduate School and vice provost, will visit UNO and be interviewed for the position of senior vice chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs starting on Wednesday, Jan. 30. Dr. Ortega 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.

French Film Festival Begins this Weekend

Thanks to a grant from the French American Cultural Exchange (FACE), the UNO community will get a taste of what few could see on the big screen. The Tourneés Festival brings five contemporary French films to campus, starting Sunday, Jan. 27.

The Sunday 2 p.m. screening of "Fauteuil d'Orchestre" will take place in the Eppley Administration Auditorium. All screenings are free and open to the public. Read more.

UNO Library Friends to Host Author Jeff Beals Jan. 29

The UNO Library Friends will host an evening with author Jeff Beals Tuesday, Jan. 29. He will present a lecture on his book Self Marketing Power: Branding Yourself as a Business of One at 7 p.m. at Criss Library (east of the café on the main floor). The event is free and open to the public.

Beals serves as vice president of operations at Coldwell Banker Commercial World Group, a commercial real estate company. He also teaches real estate at UNO and is co-host of "Grow Omaha," a weekly radio show about economic development on KFAB (1110 AM).

For more information, contact Linda Riviera, staff secretary III in Criss Library, at 554.2640

UNO to Join U.S. Global Warming Teach-in Jan. 31

UNO students, faculty and staff will participate in a nationwide global warming event Thursday, Jan. 31, on campus.

UNO's Focus The Nation event will be held in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Fireplace Lounge, located on the first floor of the MBSC. Presentations begin at 8 a.m. and will conclude by 5 p.m. The events will also be streamed online at Read more.

Youth and Adult Golf Lessons Schedule Announced

Campus Recreation and the Wellness Stampede will offer youth and adult golf lessons this spring at UNO. The four-week session will be held Saturdays, Feb. 2-23, in the UNO Golf Lab, 230 Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building.

Tim Nelson, UNO women's golf coach, will teach the adult classes, and members of the UNO golf team will assist with the youth classes.

Openings are currently available for children age 7 to 16. Space is limited for all classes. To register, stop by 100 HPER, or call 554.2539. Individuals may bring their own clubs or use those provided by Campus Recreation at no charge.

The class schedule is as follows (Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23):

- Youth
10 to 11 a.m.

- Adult Beginner
11 a.m. to noon

- Adult Stroke Brush-up
Noon to 1 p.m.

Youth lessons are $15 for UNO students and HPER activity cardholders, and $20 for non-cardholders (the cost is only $8 more for a child from the same family).

Adult lessons are $40 for UNO students, $50 for HPER activity cardholders and $60 for non-cardholders. A $10 discount is available for both of the adult classes for UNO faculty and staff golf league participants when they register by Wednesday, Jan. 30.

Student Lunch & Learn on Overcoming Speech Anxiety Feb. 5

The UNO Speech Center will sponsor a free student workshop titled "Banish Those Butterflies: Overcoming Speech Anxiety" Tuesday, Feb. 5, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Gallery Room.

Students who attend will learn about recognizing the source of their nervous habits, strategies to reduce speech anxiety and how to enhance their self-confidence. Free pizza and pop will be provided.

To register for the session, contact the Speech Consulting Center at 554.3201 or Space is limited, so students must register in advance.

Sharon Schneidewind Retirement Reception Jan. 30

The Office of Records and Registration will host a retirement reception for Sharon Schneidewind, enrollment specialist II, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30, in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room. The campus community is invited to join Schneidewind for refreshments and to share memories.

For more information, contact Charlene Wilcox, associate director for records and registration, at 554.3970, or Allison Junker, assistant director for records and registration, at 554.2689.

Biweekly Payroll Notice

January has three biweekly paydays (Jan. 3, 17 and 31). As a result, no standard deductions will be taken from the Jan. 31 biweekly payroll.

Regular biweekly paid employees will not have NUCREDITS included or standard deductions, such as insurance or parking, withheld. Federal and state taxes, Social Security and Medicare taxes, retirement and credit union deductions will be taken.

For more information, contact Payroll at 554.2325.

"Understanding the Reappointment, Promotion & Tenure Process" Panel Discussion 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 B.J. Reed, dean of the College of Public Affairs and Community Service; John Bartle, director and professor of public administration; Melissa Berke, chair of music; Juan Casas, associate professor of psychology; and Kris Swain, associate professor of special education and 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 of the School of Communication, at 554.2204 or Refreshments will be provided, and no registration is necessary.

In the News

In the News

- The Omaha World-Herald interviewed Mike Carroll, associate professor with the Goodrich Program, and Mel Clancy, director of Project Achieve, following the Jan. 20 shooting death of UNO student Brittany Williams.

- Heath education and public health professor David Corbin was a guest on the Jan. 15 KETV (ABC 7) midday show. Dr. Corbin discussed fall prevention tactics for older adults.

- Peggy Jones, black studies interim chair, was quoted in the Jan. 20 issue of the Omaha World-Herald about an anti-racism public dialogue held on campus Jan. 19. The newspaper also previewed the conference in its Jan. 13 issue.

- Physics professor emeritus Jack Kasher was a guest on "The Scott Voorhees Show" on KFAB (1110 AM) Jan. 24. Kasher discussed recent UFO sightings around the country.

- KRVN (880 AM) in Lexington, Neb., interviewed Sharif Liwaru, Student Organizations and Leadership Programs adviser, on Jan. 21. Liwaru discussed the Martin Luther King Jr. volunteer project organized by UNO.

- An interview with Bill Swanson, assistant to the vice chancellor for Career Exploration and Outreach, was published in the Jan. 28 issue of the Midlands Business Journal. Swanson discussed the cost of college education.

- David Volkman, associate professor of finance banking and law, was interviewed by KETV (ABC 7) Jan. 22 about stock market trends.

- The Jan. 22 issue of the Omaha World-Herald featured a profile on UNO students who volunteered their time during Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The article quoted UNO students Mike Burns and Lakita Lue. KPTM (Fox 42) and KETV (ABC 7) also highlighted the day's activities, and KFAB (1110 AM) interviewed Carlynn Hartman-Kurtz, community liaison with the Service-Learning Academy, on Jan. 21 about the volunteer project.

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

- Robert Woody, professor of psychology, wrote a letter to the editor that was published in the Jan. 11 edition of the Kalamazoo Gazette (Kalamazoo, Mich.). The piece highlighted a correlation between mental illness and violence.

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

Chamber Orchestra to Present "Romance and Roses" Feb. 9
The UNO Chamber Orchestra will present "Romance and Roses," a romantic evening of Viennese waltzes, Saturday, Feb. 9. The event will be held from 7:30 to 10 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom. Read more.

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

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

The gallery will hold a free opening reception tonight, 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.

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.