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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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UNO Mavericks Dominate Minnesota Mavericks

UNO's wrestling team won eight of ten matches Friday night to beat Minnesota State-Mankato 32-7. UNO heavyweight Tony Lewis was named North Central Conference wrestler of the week for his three overtime victory in the match.

Flag Lowering

The UNO flags will be lowered to half-staff today, Feb. 18, to honor UNO retiree Lloyd Gwartney who passed away last week at the age of 89.

Gwartney, an assistant professor of teacher education, retired in 1989 after 20 years of service to the university.

Services are today, Feb. 18, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 54th Street and Northwest Radial Highway.

Finalists Named for College of Arts and Sciences Dean

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

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.

The search committee has been chaired by B.J. Reed, dean of the College of Public Affairs and Community Service.

The finalists are:

- Dr. David Boocker, chair and professor in the Department of English and Journalism at Western Illinois University, Macomb, Ill.;

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- Dr. Steven Haggbloom, department head and professor of psychology at Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Ky.;

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- Dr. Susan Maher, chair and professor of English at the University of Nebraska at Omaha; and

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- Dr. Marshall Sundberg, professor of biology at Emporia State University, Emporia, Kan.

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For more information, call (402) 554.3502.

Foreign Correspondent to Speak Tonight

The UNO Student Chapter of Nebraskans for Peace will host a presentation by award-winning foreign correspondent Stephen Kinzer today, Feb. 18. The title of his talk is "The Folly of Attacking Iran."

Kinzer has worked in more than 50 countries on five continents. His most recent book is Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change from Hawaii to Iraq.

The free presentation starts at 7 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Gallery Room.

Spring Dialogue on "Going Green" Set for Feb. 19

The UNO circle of Omicron Delta Kappa will host a dialogue titled "Going Green" Tuesday, Feb. 19. The event will run from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room.

The following panelists will speak on the current and future sustainability plans for the areas they represent:
- Jon Bailey, Center for Rural Affairs;
- Steve Danahy, Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality;
- Paul Landow, City of Omaha;
- Chris Trickler, Metropolitan Utilities District; and
- Jim Veiga, manager of UNO Environmental Services

Omicron Delta Kappa is a national leadership honor society. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 554.2263.

HR to Present Performance Interviewing Skills Workshop Feb. 19

UNO Human Resources will present an interviewing skills workshop Tuesday, Feb. 19. The event, designed for new and experienced supervisors, will run from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Jenkins Room.

Participants will learn to:
- Better prepare for an interview;
- Understand and apply the legal requirements of an interviewer; and
- Improve questioning techniques.

The trainer will be Mary Sweaney, assistant director and manager of employment in the UNO Office of Human Resources.

To register or for more information, call 554.3665.

Guest Speaker Will Discuss Eating Disorders on Feb. 27

Student Health Services and the UNO Counseling Center will sponsor a guest speaker who will discuss identifying eating disorders on Wednesday, Feb. 27. National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is Feb. 24 through March 1.

Sarah L. Ruma, M.S., L.M.H.P., from Children's Hospital Behavioral Health, will focus her presentation on "at risk" behaviors and how to detect an eating disorder, including: anorexia, bulimia nervosa and/or binge eating disorder.

She will also provide tips for family and friends on how and where to seek help for eating disorders.

Light refreshments will be provided. For more information call 554.2374.

Feb. 19 Webinar on Tools for Situational Learning

A webinar titled "Powerful But Not a Panacea: Virtual Worlds as a Tool for Situational Learning" will take place Tuesday, Feb. 19, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Un mon hon Room.

Aaron Delwiche, assistant professor of communication at Trinity University, will give the presentation.

In this seminar Dr. Delwiche will explore how virtual worlds present many challenges for students, instructors and administrators. When coupled with thoughtful strategies grounded in situated learning theory, however, these emerging technologies can be powerful educational tools.

The event is presented by EDUCAUSE, a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology. For more resources related to this session topic go to EDUCAUSE Resources at http://www.educause.edu/eliweb082. No registration necessary.

The webinar is sponsored by Information Technology Services (ITS) and Academic Partnership for Instruction (API).

For more information, contact Jay Killion, senior instructional designer, at 554.3758 or jaykillion@unomaha.edu.

Undergraduate Course Catalog Proofing Feb. 18-22

The 2008-09 undergraduate catalog will be available for proofing in 108 Eppley Administration Building Monday, Feb. 18, through Friday, Feb. 22.

All departments are asked to send a representative to proof the area that pertains to their respective departments. No major changes to the content can be processed at this point.

For more information, contact Marian McDonald, assistant director for advertising and marketing, at 554.3674.

Instructor of Music at UNO to Perform in Resonate Concert Series Recital

Wendy Eaton, UNO instructor of music, will perform in a Resonate Concert Series recital Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Strauss Performing Arts Center (PAC). Read more.

SPR to Host Brown Bag on "GIS Toolbox" Feb. 20

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.

French Film Festival Comes to UNO

Thanks to a grant from the French-American Cultural Exchange (FACE), the UNO community will get a taste of what only few could see on the big screen. The film "Stupeurs et tremblements" will run on Sunday, Feb. 24. Three more films are planned for this semester. All screenings are free and open to the public. Read more.

"Balancing Life& Work in the Pre-tenure Years" Panel Discussion Feb. 29

The Center for Faculty Development Pre-Tenure Mentoring group will host a panel discussion on "Balancing Life & Work in the Pre-tenure Years," Friday, Feb. 29, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Council Room.

Panel participants include: Sharon Ulmar, assistant to the chancellor, Diversity and Equal Opportunity; Hesham Ali, dean of the College of Information Science and Technology; Phani Tej Adidam, chair, Marketing Department, College of Business Administration; Loree Bykerk, chair, Political Science; and Gail Baker McCarty, dean of the College of the Communication, Fine Arts and Media.

Topics will include:
- Policies on family/maternity/paternity leave;
- Balancing health/well-being issues in the pre-tenure years; and
- A question and answer period.

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

Spring Faculty Recruitment Workshop Schedule

The Office of Academic and Student Affairs and the Office of Diversity and Equal Opportunity will host two more Spring Faculty Recruitment Workshops this semester. The next is Friday, Feb. 22.

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 workshop assists departments/schools in search processes that reflect UNO's commitment to faculty, staff and student diversity.

This Friday's workshop will run from10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room.

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.

The workshops provide information on recruitment strategies, the UNO People Admin System and EEO guidelines and requirements. The final workshop for the semester is:

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

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

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 .

Maverick Watch

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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.

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Thursday, Feb. 21
- Swimming & Diving
NCC Championships
HPER Pool, Dodge location
10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

- Wrestling vs. Northern Iowa - Alumni, HS & Club Night
Sapp Fieldhouse, Dodge location
7 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 22
- Swimming & Diving
NCC Championships
HPER Pool, Dodge location
10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 22
- Tennis vs. Graceland
Hanscom Park
6:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 23
- Swimming & Diving
NCC Championships
HPER Pool, Dodge location
10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 24
- Swimming & Diving
NCC Championships
HPER Pool
10 a.m. and 6 p.m.