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Mavericks Split with Falcons

Omaha's Civic Auditorium was the venue last weekend, February 16-17 as UNO hosted the Bowling Green Falcons. The Mavericks won the Friday night contest 5-3 with UNO senior Brandon Scero scoring the winning goal. The Falcons took the game Saturday night with a 3-1 score. UNO goalie Jerad Kaufmann had 28 saves in the contest. UNO finishes up the CCHA regular season this weekend at Northern Michigan.

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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.

Faculty Survey Now Available Online

The triennial UCLA/HERI faculty survey is now available online for UNO faculty to complete through March 31. A reminder notice appeared in faculty e-mails on Tuesday, Feb. 19. If you have already completed the survey, I thank you.

A second, shorter UNO campus survey -- with specific questions about the climate for faculty research, mentoring and faculty support -- follows the UCLA survey.

Please allow about 25 minutes to complete both surveys. Your time and feedback are greatly appreciated.

Survey results will be shared with the campus at the beginning of the fall 2008 term.

Thank you in advance for your participation.

- John Christensen, Chancellor

For further information or assistance with the survey, visit the Office of Institutional Research Web site at or call 554.2367.

Second Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance Search Candidate to Visit UNO Starting Today

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 today, 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.

Rap Group, Poet Performs at UNO This Week

A freestyle dance/rap group and a spoken word poet will perform this week at two events sponsored by Student Organizations and Leadership Programs.

Laura "Piece" Kelley Jahn performs her poetry at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Nebraska Room. Jahn is a nationally recognized spoken word poet, hip-hop artist and arts educator. She was named Seattle Grand Slam Champion in 2004 and was featured on HBO's "Def Poetry Jam."

The Dance Lab inside the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building welcomes a performance by Massive Monkees at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22. The dance/rap group from Seattle has performed with artists such as Alicia Keys, LL Cool J and Jay Z. Massive Monkees has also been featured on MTV's program "Made."

This week's events are free and open to the public. For more information, call 554.2711.

SPR to Host Brown Bag on "GIS Toolbox"

The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (SPR) will host a brown bag event today, 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.

Theatre Department Offers "New Ways/New Works"

The Theatre Department will present the "New Ways/New Works" festival, featuring new plays and new ways of theatre performance, Feb. 28 through March 2 and March 5-9.

Five plays selected from more than 300 submissions from 36 states and four countries, including South Africa, will debut at the festival. Read more.

HPER Pool Closes Today for Meet

The Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building Pool closea today, Feb. 20, at 1 p.m., for a conference swim meet hosted by the UNO Swim Team. The pool will re-open at 6:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25.

For more information, call 554.2223.

"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 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

Maverick Wrestling on NET2

As the No.2-ranked team in the NCAA Division II, the Maverick wrestlers host the grapplers from the Northern Iowa Panthers from Division I when "UNO Wrestling" airs live on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m., on NET2.

Broadcast from UNO's Lee and Helene Sapp Fieldhouse, the action will be called by Torri Pantaleon, with color commentary provided by Pat Kelly III.

"UNO Wrestling," underwritten in part by From the Top, is a production of UNO Television for broadcast on NET2. NET2 is part of NET Television, a service of NET.

For a complete program schedule, visit NET's Web site at

Registration Begins for Aim for the Stars

Aim for the Stars Summer Science and Math Camp is now accepting registrations.

Two of the new camps set for this summer include "Patterns and Percussion" and the "Science of Sound." Both are offered by the UNO Instrumental Music Department.

The campus community and public can visit for new registration information. Those interested need to click on each bar at the top of the page to get all of the necessary information.

For more information, contact Connie O'Brien, director for Aim for the Stars, at 554.4999.

Calendar of Events Feature: Heartland Community Flute Choir

The Heartland Community Flute Choir posted its upcoming concert information on the UNO Calendar of Events. Everyone in the UNO campus community can submit calendar items.

The concert, set for Tuesday, Feb. 26, will feature graduating UNO flute major and Heartland Community Flute Choir member Taurice Alexander performing Eugene Damare's "The Turtle Dove" for solo piccolo and flute choir. The program will also include ballet music from "Le Cid" by Massenet, "Candy Cane Suite" by Nancy Nourse and "Eine Kleine Nacht Musik" by Mozart. Performance time is 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit

"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 is a useful tool for the campus and community, if it's utilized."

Both small and large events are welcome to be submitted to the calendar, as well as student organization-sponsored activities.

Calendar items are submitted electronically through the calendar Web site -- . 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. 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.