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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.

Second Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance Search Candidate to Visit UNO Feb. 20-21

Tom Johnson, vice president of Finance and Operations at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, will visit UNO and be interviewed for the position of vice chancellor for Business and Finance starting Wednesday, Feb. 20. Johnson is one of four finalists.

Faculty, staff, students and the public can attend any of the following open session events during his two-day campus visit. Read more.

UNO Job Fair Set for March 4-5

Career Exploration and Outreach will host a two-day job fair at UNO. The event will take place 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. Students should bring copies of their résumé and wear professional business attire.

The spring 2008 job fair is sponsored by: 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.

Spring Dialogue on "Going Green" Set for Today

The UNO circle of Omicron Delta Kappa will host a dialogue titled "Going Green" today, 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.

Chemistry Professorial Candidate to Give Presentation

UNO faculty, staff and students can attend a chemistry professorial candidate presentation today, Feb. 19.

Albert Korir, from the University of California-Riverside, will present "Separation and Analysis of Heparin and Heparan Sulfate Oligosaccharides" in 304 Durham Science Center at noon.

For more information, call 554.2651.

Great Plains Jazz Festival Set for Feb. 22-23

Hundreds of high school students from the Midwest area will travel to the UNO to participate in 36th annual Great Plains Jazz Festival on Feb. 22 and 23.

All activities, with the exception of the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO) concert, will be held in the Strauss Performing Arts Center and the Milo Bail Student Center. The NOJO concert will take place at the Holland Performing Arts Center in downtown Omaha as part of the Omaha Performing Arts Jazz Series and UNO's Ecoutez! concert series. Read more.

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.

UNO English Professor Charles Johanningsmeier 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 from Creighton University'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.

American Community Survey Workshop Set for March 6

The Center for Public Affairs Research (CPAR) will sponsor a training workshop on the American Community Survey (ACS) Thursday, March 6, which will cover a variety of new state demographic and economic data. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Educational Service Unit #3, 6949 S. 110th St., in Omaha. Read more.

HR to Present Performance Interviewing Skills Workshop Today

UNO Human Resources will present an interviewing skills workshop today, 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 Office of Human Resources.

To register or for more information, call 554.3665.

ITS Offers Training for myMAPP/faculty

myMAPP/faculty is an ePortfolio system faculty use to track their academic and professional work. Faculty also use the system to document their contributions towards UNO's strategic goals for the purposes of Annual Review and Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure (RPT). Drop In ASK? sessions are available this week and next week.

Staff from Information Technology Services (ITS) conducts the hands-on training sessions designed to teach the basics of the myMAPP/faculty system. These sessions are designed for all faculty and will provide an introduction to the new myMAPP/faculty interface.

Drop In ASK? session days and time:

  • Today through Friday, Feb. 19-22
  • 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • RH 007B
  • Monday through Friday, Feb. 25-29
  • 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • RH 007B

No registration required for ASK? Sessions.

  • Go to http://api.unomaha.edu/calendar.php;
  • Select the appropriate month and click 'Go';
  • Click the 'Register' link next to the event;
  • Enter an SAP personnel number (this is the five-digit number on all UNO employee check stubs and picture IDs);
  • Click 'Sign Up'; and
  • Click 'Ok' to confirm the SAP personnel number.

An e-mail will be sent to confirm registration. A minimum of five people are required signed up by 2 p.m. the day prior to class. An e-mail will be sent if the class is cancelled.

For more information, contact ITS Customer Services at 554.HELP (554.4357).

Call for 2008 UCAT Instructional Materials Grant Proposals from Teaching Circles

The University Committee for the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT) again 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 link UCAT themes. (Please note the addition of a sixth theme: New Course or Curriculum Development.)

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 http://www.unomaha.edu/ucat/.

Registration Under Way for IS& T Summer Programs

A variety of computer technology workshops are available this summer for students age 11 to 17 during the 2008 Youth Summer Workshops at IS&T. Space is limited. Class offerings includes sessions on Web design, Flash MX and Second Life. For more information or to register online, visit http://www.ist.unomaha.edu.

Heartland Philharmonic Orchestra Will Perform "Musical Paradise" Feb. 28

The Heartland Philharmonic Orchestra will transform the harshness of winter into a warm musical ambience with a performance entitled "Musical Paradise" set for Thursday, Feb. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Strauss Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $5 for adults and $4 for students and seniors.

The concert includes music inspired by nature. The orchestra will perform the world premiere of UNO student Timothy Vallier's "Mystical Dawn." Nathan Green, winner of UNO's Concerto-Aria competition, joins the orchestra for a performance of Prokofiev's first piano concerto. Christopher Stanichar, director of Orchestral Activities, will conduct the program, which will include Brahms' Symphony no. 2. Call 554.3427 for tickets and information.

People

Television station WOWT named Bob Moser, manager of air operations for the Aviation Institute, one of its six winners of the WOWT 'Pay It Forward' contest. His video "Heartland Honor Flight" can be seen at http://wowt.mycapture.com(Click on the News category link.). The contest had nearly 90 video entries and generated more than 1,600 comments.