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Hockey Mavericks Beat Ohio State

A record crowd of 10,598 watched Saturday night as the Mavericks defeated Ohio State 5-2 at Omaha's Qwest Center. UNO will be at home again this weekend against Bowling Green. Both games will be at the Omaha Civic Auditorium.

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Practicing Their Dance Steps

Nearly 100 fifth- and sixth-grade students from the Omaha Public Schools are participating in a ballroom dancing class this semester in UNO's dance lab. The free ballroom dance lessons are being given over a 15 week period. The students come from Liberty, Druid Hill, Belle Ryan, Harrison, Crestridge, Rose Hill, Fontenelle and Kellom schools.

Finalists Named for College of Education Dean

Four finalists have been named for dean of the College of Education at UNO. Each of the finalists will make an official visit to campus during the next few weeks. Visits will be completed by the middle of March. During the visits, the candidates will have open sessions on campus to allow the community to meet with them and have a dialogue.

The times and locations of the open sessions are being finalized. eNotes will publish all the campus visit information as it becomes available.

The search committee has been chaired by Gail Baker, dean of the College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media.

The finalists are:

- Dr. Tom Clees, director of Special Education at the University of Georgia;

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- Dr. Alfredo Cuéllar, chair of Educational Research and Administration at California State University-Fresno;

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- Dr. Rik D'Amato, director of the Neuropsychology Laboratory at the University of Northern Colorado; and

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- Dr. Jill Russell, vice president for Strategic Planning/executive assistant to the president at Springfield College, Springfield, Mass.

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For more information, call 554.3502.

Dr. Hynes to Make Return Visit to UNO

Terry Hynes, one of the four final candidates for the position of UNO senior vice chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, will make a return visit to campus Monday, Feb. 25.

Dr. Hynes will meet with UNO Chancellor John Christensen, deans, campus faculty and staff, and community members. Dr. Hynes made her first visit to campus Jan. 24-25.

"We have not eliminated anyone from our final candidate pool at this time," Dr. Christensen said. No other candidates have been asked to make a return trip.

The other three finalists are:

- Dr. Charles D. Hurt, former provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls;

- 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. Hynes currently serves as dean emerita and as a professor in the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida. She also is the public outreach director for the university's Terry Documentary Institute. She came to Florida as dean in 1994 and served in that role until 2006. In 2006 and 2007 she also was Florida's assistant vice president for University Relations.

Dr. Hynes earned both her master's degree and doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Brown Bag Today for Women in Aviation Speaker

Today, Feb. 15, the UNO Chapter of Women in Aviation is sponsoring Diane Bartels to speak about the famous Nebraska Women Air Force Service Pilot (WASP), Evelyn Sharp. The event, a brown bag luncheon, will take place in 405 Allwine Hall. The luncheon runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cookies and beverages will be provided.

For more information, contact Stephanie Mendenhall, Women in Aviation president, at smendenhall@mail.unomaha.

Chemistry Department Professorial Candidate to Present Today

Alan D. Gift, a candidate for a faculty position in the UNO Department of Chemistry, will present today, Feb. 15, at noon in 304 Durham Science Center.

Dr. Gift will speak on "Drugs and Lasers: Kinetics of Pharmaceutical Hydrate Transformations." All are invited to attend.

For more information, contact M. L. Battle, office specialist in the Department of Chemistry, at 554.2651.

English Department to Host Faculty Research Colloquium

The English Department will host a faculty research colloquium on Thursday, Feb. 21, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Gallery Room.

Professor Charles Johanningsmeier of the UNO Department of English will present "Understanding How Fiction Affected Readers in the Past: Sui Sin Far's 'Sweet Sin' and Chinese-American Stereotypes." In his presentation he will discuss how literary works have the potential to subvert - or support - racial stereotypes, depending on the contexts in which they are presented.

Heather Fryer of Creighton's American Studies Department will present "The Song of the Stitches: A True War Story from the American Homefront." Dr. Fryer's presentation is about the experiences of a Caucasian female anthropologist at the Tule Lake relocation camp for Japanese Americans during WWII.

Refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact Joe Price, coordinator of administration with the Department of English, at 554.3476

UNO Job Fair to Offer Two-day Spring Event

Career Exploration and Outreach will host a two-day job fair at UNO. The event will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, March 4-5, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom.

The job fair will feature more than 110 employers seeking candidates for open positions and internships. Day one (March 4) is primarily dedicated to organizations that are non-profit, government, healthcare and university related. Day two (March 5) will be reserved for those organizations that are for-profit. Professional interview attire is expected, and students should bring copies of their résumé.

The spring 2008 job fair is sponsored by the following: ACI Worldwide, Applied Underwriters, Farm Bureau Financial Services, First Comp Insurance, First National Bank, Gallup, Union Pacific, Securities America, Alegent Health, ConAgra, Interpublic, National Indemnity, Northwestern Mutual, PayPal, Streck, Waddell & Reed, InfoUSA, Enterprise, Walgreens, UPS and Exxon Mobil.

For more information about the job fair and other services, contact Career Exploration and Outreach at 554.3672 or stop by 211 Eppley Administration Building.

Submissions Sought for UNO Calendar of Events

Want to increase attendance at a campus activity? Try promoting it with the online UNO Calendar of Events.

Among other events, the calendar ( currently shows a variety of golf lessons will take place on campus this Saturday, Feb. 16, in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building. Both small and large events are welcome to be submitted to the calendar, as well as student organization-sponsored activities.

"Please make submitting items to the calendar a regular part of your work routine," said Beverly Newsam, public relations technician in University Relations and Calendar of Events administrator. "The calendar can be a useful tool for the campus and community, if it's utilized."

Calendar items must be submitted electronically through the Calendar of Events Web site ( and include a contact name, phone number and e-mail address.  Categories for submissions include athletics, exhibitions, films, lectures, performances and miscellaneous.

To submit an item to the UNO Calendar of Events, follow the instructions below. All submissions are edited by University Relations for grammar and spelling before they are posted. Usually, events show up on the calendar within 24 hours of their submission.

(Note: The process may vary slightly, depending on the Internet browser used.)

1. Go to

2. Click on the "Logon" button.

3. Enter "post" in the "Username" box and "event" in the "Password" box.

4. Click on the "Update Event" button to access a submission form.

5. Fill out the form for the event you are submitting.

6. Click the "Submit event for approval" button when done.

7. Fill out another form as before if submitting more events.

8. Click "Done" when finished submitting events.

9. To log off, click "Post." Then, click "Logoff" and "OK."

"It only takes a few minutes to submit events to the calendar, but it is well worth it for everyone," Newsam said. "Those with questions should call University Relations or stop by 108 Eppley Administration Building."

For more information, call 554.2129.

Softball to Hold Annual Spaghetti Feed Feb. 17

The UNO softball team will host its annual spaghetti feed Sunday, Feb. 17, at the Red Onion Sports Restaurant in Council Bluffs. Read more.

SPR to Host Brown Bag on "GIS Toolbox"

The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (SPR) will host a brown bag event Wednesday, Feb. 20, featuring Rex Cammack, Department of Geology/Geography. The brown bag will take place in the Milo Bail Student Center Council Room from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Dr. Cammack will speak about "GIS as a Toolbox to Support Research and Education." All are welcome to attend and bring their lunch. Drinks and dessert will be provided.

For more information, contact Wendi Chiarbos Jensen, coordinator with SPR, at 554.2286.

Feb. 22 Deadline for Lamanna Award for Excellence Nominations

The UNO community can nominate students, faculty or staff for the Mary Ann Lamanna Award for Excellence in Women's Studies. The award recognizes extraordinary service to the UNO program in Women's Studies. This noteworthy work may involve teaching, research/creative activity and service, or a combination of the three.

"We're really excited about receiving nominations from the university community for this award," said Karen Falconer Al-Hindi, director of the Women's Studies Program. "The award is named for Dr. Mary Ann Lamanna, whose work on behalf of the program was exemplary. It is a real pleasure to everyone involved with the program to recognize such outstanding efforts."

The deadline for nominations is Friday, Feb. 22. To nominate individuals for the Mary Ann Lamanna Award for Excellence in Women's Studies, submit the following to Jody Neathery-Castro, associate professor of political science, in 275 Arts and Sciences Hall or e-mail

- A one-to-two-page nomination letter outlining the particular accomplishments and their relevancy to the UNO Women's Studies program. The nominator must also be connected to the Women's Studies program (student major/minor, faculty or staff).

- The nominator must solicit at least two supporting letters by colleagues or peers connected to the Women's Studies program (student major/minor, faculty or staff) who also know the accomplishments of the nominated person(s).

- The nominator must obtain the nominee's/nominees' résumé or curriculum vitae (CV).

- The nominator must submit a representative sample of the nominee's/nominees' work that is relevant to the award.

The person(s) being honored will receive the award at the annual Women's Studies luncheon Friday, May 2. Previous winners include Susan Maher (English and women's studies) and Robbin Ogle (criminal justice and women's studies).

For more information, contact Dr. Al-Hindi at 554.3834 or

In the News

In the News

- Patty Adams, director of the Program for Women and Successful Aging, was quoted in the January 2008 issue of New Horizons, the monthly publication of the Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging, about this year's Women of Wisdom awards ceremony on May 1.

- Political science professor Randy Adkins was a guest on the 9 p.m. news on KPTM (Fox 42) Feb. 9. Adkins discussed Nebraska's first-ever Democratic presidential caucus.

- Chancellor John Christensen was quoted in the December 2007 issue of One Magazine about the development of Aksarben Village.

- School of Communication professor Bruce Johansen was mentioned in an article about global warming in the Jan. 17-23 issue of The Reader.

- The Feb. 5 issue of the Omaha World-Herald featured a Public Pulse letter by Jack Kasher, professor emeritus of physics. Kasher wrote about global warming.

- Theatre professor Doug Paterson was quoted in the December 2007 issue of Metro Magazine about local theatres in Omaha.

- The Jan. 31 issue of the Omaha World-Herald published a guest column by chemistry professor Robert Smith. Smith wrote about global warming and climate change.

- Bill Swanson, Career Exploration and Outreach, was interviewed by KETV (ABC 7) Feb. 10 for a feature about America's changing workforce.

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

- The 10th edition of Marriages and Families: Making Choices in a Diverse Society, by Mary Ann Lamanna, professor emeritus for the Department of Sociology/Anthropology (co-author Agnes Riedmann), has recently been published by Wadsworth Publishing Company.

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

Wendy Eaton to Perform in Resonate Concert Series Recital
Wendy Eaton, instructor of music at UNO, will perform in a Resonate Concert Series recital Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Strauss Performing Arts Center. 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 Under Way
The UNO Art Gallery's first show of the year focuses on students. The 2008 UNO Art Student Exhibition runs through Saturday, Feb. 16. 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.