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Cold Weather Wear

With temperatures hovering near six degrees, coats, scarves, hats, pajamas – some color coordinated, some not – and even plastic wrap is used to keep warm for the walk across campus.

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Mavericks Defeat Fighting Sioux

UNO basketball hosted the Fighting Sioux of North Dakota Saturday at the Sapp Fieldhouse. In the men's game, the Maverick's Andrew Bridger had 16 points and 10 assists in UNO's 84-69 win. The Maverick men and women are on the road Thursday at Augustana and back home Saturday afternoon at 2 and 4 p.m. against St. Cloud State.

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Decorating the Dorms

Representatives from Bed, Bath and Beyond and the UNO Bookstore contributed their products and expertise last week in one of the new rooms at Maverick Village. The model room is being prepared for campus recruiting visits on February 1.

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Mavericks vs. Fighting Sioux

UNO basketball hosted the Fighting Sioux of North Dakota Saturday at the Sapp Fieldhouse. The fourth-ranked North Dakota women beat UNO 86-55. UNO's Amanda Brodsack led the Maverick scoring with 13 points. The Maverick men and women are on the road Thursday at Augustana and back home Saturday afternoon at 2 and 4 p.m. against St. Cloud State.

Spring Tuition and Fees Billing Dates

Billing statements were generated on Jan. 18 for the spring 2008 term. Unless a paper billing was requested, an e-bill notification was sent to all UNO student e-mail accounts. Payment for one-half of the tuition and fees charges is due on Tuesday, Feb. 5. A second billing will be generated on Friday, Feb. 8, for the remaining balance on the account. The due date for that remaining balance will be Tuesday, Feb. 26. Amounts not paid by the appropriate due date are subject to late payment fees.

Cashiering/Student Accounts Office in 109 Eppley Administration Building will remain open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Feb. 5 and Feb. 26. To avoid waiting in line on the due date:
- Payments may be mailed to the address listed on the payment stub (allow a few business days for mailing time - payments must be in the Cashiering/Student Accounts Office on or before the due date to avoid late payment fees);
- Deposited in the drop-box located at the north end of the Cashiering/Student Accounts Office (drop-box can be accessed from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.); or
- Made by credit card on the Web at http://cashiering.unomaha.edu/.

Information on billing and refund policies, along with information on other services of the Cashiering/Student Accounts Office, can be found on the Web at http://cashiering.unomaha.edu/. For more information, call 554.2324.

Finalists Named for UNO Vice Chancellor of Business and Finance

Four finalists have been named for the position of vice chancellor for Business and Finance at UNO. Each of the finalists will make an official visit to the campus during February, with open sessions on campus scheduled to allow the community to meet each candidate.

The times and locations of the open sessions are currently being finalized. eNotes will publish all of the campus visit information as it becomes available. Information will also be online at the vice chancellor for Business and Finance search page - http://www.unomaha.edu/bnf/index.php.

The search committee has been co-chaired by Julie Totten, interim vice chancellor for Business and Finance, and Louis Pol, dean of the College of Business Administration.

The finalists are:
- William Conley, managing director of Flatwater Ventures, LLC in Omaha;
- Thomas Johnson, vice president of Finance and Operations at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, Iowa;
- John Patterson, vice president for Administration and Campus Life at the Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kan.; and
- Andrew Soll, vice chancellor for Business and Student Services at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

For more information, call 554.3502.

Benefits Home Page Adds New Employee Discount Feature

There's something new on the Human Resources' Benefits home page. UNO employee services and discounts provided by outside vendors can be obtained through the Benefits section of the Web site. For details on UNO employee discounts, visit http://www.unomaha.edu/humanresources/benefit.php

For more information, contact Human Resources at 554.2321.

Feedback Sought for Senior Vice Chancellor of Academic and Student Affairs Candidates

Feedback forms and comments about the four candidates for senior vice chancellor of UNO Academic and Student Affairs can be sent directly to the chair of the search committee, Sheri Noren Everts.

For those needing a feedback form, they are available online at http://www.unomaha.edu/aandsaffairs/vc-search/media/eval.pdf .

The four final candidates who visited UNO during January:
- Dr. Charles D. Hurt, former provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls;
- Dr. Terry Hynes, dean emerita and professor in the University of Florida's College of Journalism and Communications;
- Dr. Gordon McQuere, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Washburn University, Topeka, Kan.; and
- Dr. Suzanne Ortega, dean of the University of Washington Graduate School and vice provost.

Dr. Noren Everts, interim senior vice chancellor of Academic and Student Affairs, will receive feedback forms at her lotus notes address - severts@mail.unomaha.edu or at her office address, 202 EAB.

Deadline Today for Feb. 7 Difficult Dialogue

UNO students, faculty and staff can participate in a Difficult Dialogue event on "What Omaha do YOU live in? An International Perspective" on Thursday, Feb. 7. The deadline for registration is today, Feb. 4.

Difficult Dialogues and International Studies and Programs will sponsor the event, which will run from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom. The dialogue format allows for small group discussion. Members of the international community will share their experiences living in Omaha. Refreshments will be provided.

Gary Day, professor of art and art history at UNO, and Anna Monardo, associate professor with the UNO Writer's Workshop, will speak on the "Best Moments in Omaha" piece, on which they collaborated. Their sculpture is located in the Old Market at 11th and Jackson. For the piece, Monardo asked residents who relocated to Omaha from other countries to describe their favorite moments in the city. Day painted the participants' stories, recorded in 20 different languages, onto the "O!."

The UNO Difficult Dialogues project "Breaking Silence" began in 2006 to promote constructive dialogue about issues related to race, religion and sexual orientation.

To register or for more information, contact International Studies and Programs at 554.2293 or e-mail nhayes@unomaha.edu.

UNO Television and Broadcast Students To Provide Super Tuesday Coverage

Viewers looking for complete, continually updated political coverage on Super Tuesday should turn their televisions to The Knowledge Network on Tuesday, Feb. 5.

"Vote 2008: Super Tuesday," a production of UNO Television and broadcast journalism students at UNO, airs at 8 p.m. on Cox channel 17 and Qwest channel 74.

Guest commentators on the broadcast will include Jonathan Benjamin Alvarado, associate professor of political science; Mark Quandahl, chair of the Nebraska Republican Party; and Steve Achelpohl, chair of the Nebraska Democratic Party.

School of Communication Associate Professor Chris Allen is the executive producer, and Professor Mike Hilt, interim general manager of KVNO and UNO-TV, is the program's producer. UNO Television staff are also involved in the broadcast.

"We're trying to provide a public service to the people of Omaha they might not find on the networks," Dr. Allen said.

The group of educators and students also plan complete, live coverage of the Nov. 4 elections.

Omaha Fire Department on Campus Feb. 5

Omaha Fire Department and the Association of Black Firefighters will talk with students on campus about career opportunities Tuesday, Feb. 5. Information will be available in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) lobby from 11 a.m. to noon followed by a presentation in the MBSC Jenkins Room from noon to 1 p.m.

Free food and prizes will be available. UNO Project Achieve and Multicultural Affairs will sponsor the event.

Any student wishing to attend the presentation should call the UNO Office of Multicultural Affairs at 554.2248.

Hatz Memorial Scholarships Awarded to Art and Art History Students

Six UNO Department of Art and Art History students received Bertha Mengedoht Hatz Memorial Scholarship Awards at the opening reception of the 2008 UNO Art Student Exhibition Jan. 25. Read more.

Aerospace Safety Expert to Present Talk Feb. 8 at Allwine

Aerospace safety guru Rosemary O'Leary will present a talk on "Aerospace Safety & Accountability" Friday, Feb. 8, in 405 Allwine Hall. The presentation will run from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

From 2003 to 2005, O'Leary was a member of NASA's Return to Flight Task Group assembled in response to the Columbia space shuttle accident. In 2004, she also served as a member ofNASA's Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel.

O'Leary is a Distinguished Professor of Public Administration at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. Her areas of expertise include public management, environmental policy, dispute resolution and law.

The event is co-sponsored by the NASA Nebraska Space Grant Consortium.

For more information, contact Michaela Schaaf, associate director at NASA Nebraska Space Grant & EPSCoR and the UNO Aviation Institute, at mschaaf@unomaha.edu.

HR Seminar Series Continues Feb. 8

Human Resources' yearlong series of informative seminars will continue Friday, Feb. 8, with a presentation titled "Retirement Income Options."

The seminar and discussion will run from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Gallery Room. The seminar will provide a comprehensive discussion of retirement income options and will help participants to identify which option best suits their needs, based upon their vision of retirement.

The seminars are scheduled monthly through April. Topics will include personal financial management, Social Security and retirement planning. All seminars are open to all interested faculty and staff.

For more information, contact Esther Scarpello, fringe benefits manager, at 554.3660.

Wellness Stampede and WRC Offers Self-Defense Classes

The Wellness Stampede and Women's Resource Center (WRC) have teamed up to host four two-hour self-defense classes in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building.

Each class will focus on knowledge and techniques to keep participants safe. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and prepare to work out. Cost is free for UNO students and Campus Recreation Activity Cardholders and $10 for non-activity cardholders and the public.

The instructor is UNO student Eliss Hall. Classes will take place in 110 HPER on the following dates:
- Saturday, Feb. 9
9 to 11 a.m.

- Wednesday, Feb. 13
1 to 1:50 p.m.

- Friday, Feb. 15
1 to 1:50 p.m.

- Saturday, March 1
9 to 11 a.m.

To register, stop by 100 HPER or call 554.2539.

Women's Resource Center to Host Open House Feb. 6-7

The Women's Resource Center will hold an open house Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 6-7, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. All interested faculty, staff and students are invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served.

WRC is a student-run agency, which facilitates events and offers free services to the UNO community throughout the academic year. WRC offices are located on the first floor of the Milo Bail Student Center.

For more information, contact Jen Piatt, WRC director, at 554.2730

Proposals Sought for Carter Academic Service Entrepreneur Program Grants

This spring, the UNO Service-Learning Academy has partnered with the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Partnership Foundation Inc., (JRCPF) to offer two Carter Academic Service Entrepreneur (CASE) grants to deserving students to support service learning projects. The overall purpose of the program is to facilitate collaborative partnerships between UNO students and community nonprofit partners to accomplish projects that meet a demonstrated community need.

The UNO-CASE grants include $1,000 to implement the project along with a certificate of merit signed by President Jimmy Carter and Mrs. Rosalynn Carter. Winning projects will be published on the Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter Partnership Foundation Web site (http://www.jrcpf.org/), at http://www.servicebook.org, an Internet community promoting academic service learning sponsored by JRCPF and on the UNO Service-Learning Academy Web site. The UNO-CASE awards provide prestigious recognition for students, faculty and their community partners for academic service. Online application for the grant is available at http://www.servicebook.org. Winners will be chosen by a UNO review committee.

The application deadline is Friday, Feb. 8, by 5 p.m. CST (online)

For more information, visit the Service-Learning Academy Web site at http://www.unomaha.edu/servicelearning. For questions, contact Carlynn Hartman-Kurtz, community liaison for the Service-Learning Academy, at 554.2712 or chartmankurtz@unomaha.edu or Paul Sather, Service-Learning Academy director, at psather@unomaha.edu.

Overcoming Speech Anxiety Student Lunch & Learn 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 unospeechcenter@unomaha.edu. Space is limited, so students must register in advance.

Next Spring Faculty Recruitment Workshop Feb. 5

The UNO Office of Academic and Student Affairs and the UNO Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity will host several Spring Faculty Recruitment Workshops through March. The next one is Tuesday, Feb. 5

The workshops are designed for departments or schools anticipating a faculty search within two years. Participants might include deans, directors, chairs, faculty and administrative assistants. The workshops will assist departments/schools in search processes that reflect UNO's commitment to faculty, staff and student diversity.

Prior to all faculty searches, faculty involved in the search must either attend one of the workshops or have a meeting of the search committee with Deborah Smith-Howell, associate vice chancellor for academic affairs and dean of graduate studies; Sharon Ulmar, director of the office of diversity and equal opportunity; or Kristine Bell, assistant to the vice chancellor for academic and student affairs. Faculty participating in searches must also attend a workshop once every two years.

All of the Spring Recruitment Workshops will provide information on recruitment strategies, the UNO People Admin System and EEO guidelines and requirements. All workshops will be held in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC). The remaining workshop dates and times are listed below.

- Tuesday, Feb. 5
2 to 3:30 p.m.
MBSC Council Room

- Friday, Feb. 22
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
MBSC Chancellor's Room

- Wednesday, March 12
2 to 3:30 p.m.
MBSC Council Room

For more information about the workshops, contact Dr. Smith-Howell (554.4849 or dsmith-howell@mail.unomaha.edu), Bell (554.2262 or kbell@mail.unomaha.edu) or Ulmar (554.2872 or sulmar@mail.unomaha.edu).

Mavericks

Faculty/Staff Hockey Nights Feb. 8-9 at Qwest

Maverick hockey invites all UNO faculty and staff members to the UNO vs. Ohio State series set for Friday and Saturday, Feb. 8-9. Face-off is set for 7:05 p.m. at the Qwest Center Omaha. The UNO Athletic Department sponsors faculty/staff appreciation nights.

The discounted price is $9 for all tickets (regular ticket price is $18). This offer is valid only through Thursday, Feb. 7, at 5 p.m. To receive discounted tickets, mention this offer at the UNO Athletic Ticket Office at Sapp Fieldhouse from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (weekdays); calling 554.MAVS (6287) or via e-mail at bhaynes@mail.unomaha.edu.

"Service-Learning 101" Workshop Offered for Spring Semester

What does "community engagement" mean? What does it look like? Why does UNO value it?

For many UNO faculty, community engagement means service-learning: integrating community service projects into coursework so that students apply course concepts, see their relevance to everyday life, and gain the satisfaction of making a difference in the community.

To help faculty design service-learning projects that meet genuine community needs, the Service-Learning Academy offers "Service-Learning 101," a two-hour workshop to be offered once this spring: Friday, Feb. 8, from 2 to 4 p.m. It will be held in the International Studies Conference Room, 241 Arts and Sciences Hall.

Faculty new to service-learning and those with projects in development are welcome to attend. To register, call the Service-Learning Academy at 554.2427 or send e-mail to awoll@mail.unomaha.edu.

Chamber Orchestra to Present "Romance and Roses" Feb. 9

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.

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Mavericks

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 can also attend for free.

At homeā€¦

Friday, Feb. 8
- Tennis vs. Augustana
Hanscom Park, 3200 Ed Creighton Ave.
6:30 p.m.

- Wrestling vs. Minnesota State, Mankato (Alumni Night)
Sapp Fieldhouse, Dodge Location
7 p.m.

- Hockey vs. Ohio State (Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night)
Qwest Center Omaha, 455 N. 10th St.
7:05 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 9
- Women's basketball vs. South Dakota
Sapp Fieldhouse, Dodge Location
2 p.m.

- Men's basketball vs. South Dakota
Sapp Fieldhouse, Dodge Location
4 p.m.

- Hockey vs. Ohio State (Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night)
Qwest Center Omaha, 455 N. 10th St.
7:05 p.m.

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