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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.

Public Health Expert to Speak at UNO Feb. 25

Brian K. Gibbs, director of the Program to Eliminate Health Disparities at the Harvard School of Public Health, will give a talk at UNO on Monday, Feb. 25.

Dr. Gibbs will present "Health Disparities and Policy Solutions" at the William H. and Dorothy Thompson Alumni Center. A reception starts at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. and the talk at 6:45 p.m. A question and answer period will follow.

Since 1990, Dr. Gibbs has participated in a range of research and evaluation activities in the area of minority health, health disparities and adolescent violence prevention. He serves as the project director for a new National Institutes of Health Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities Centers of Excellence Project EXPORT, Center for Healthy Options and Community Empowerment (CHOICE), a partnership involving Florida A&M University and the Harvard School of Public Health. He also leads "Cherishing Our Hearts and Souls," a coalition of over 150 organizations and individuals established to educate communities, providers and policy makers about the intersections of racism and health.

Dr. Gibbs' presentation is sponsored and hosted by the UNO Department of Sociology/Anthropology in collaboration with UNO School of Public Administration and UNMC College of Public Health, Center for Reducing Health Disparities.

To make a reservation, call (402) 559-2095 today, Feb. 21.

Seven Days of Service Projects Start March 15

Approximately 500 students will donate more than $95,000 in labor renovating five north and south Omaha homes during UNO's spring break next month.

The students donate their time as part of UNO's Seven Days of Service project. This year's project will also include work at the Salvation Army community center and a clean up at the Malcolm X Birth Site. To register to volunteer, go to www.unomaha.edu/servicelearning.

Students and campus volunteers will work Saturday, March 15, and Monday, March 17, through Saturday, March 22. Read more.

Maher to Remain Interim Associate Vice Chancellor

The appointment for Harmon Maher as interim associate vice chancellor for Research and Creative Activity has been extended. A permanent associate vice chancellor for Research and Creative Activity will be sought after the naming of a permanent senior vice chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs.

Dr. Maher is a professor in the Department of Geography/Geology and has served as interim associate vice chancellor for Research and Creative Activity since August 2007.

Bullock Named Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor

Steve Bullock has been named interim assistant vice chancellor for Academic Affairs, effective immediately.

Dr. Bullock has spent the last year as a Faculty in Residence for Academic and Student Affairs and will be responsible for supervising areas such as institutional accreditation, assessment and Dual Enrollment for UNO.

"Steve's expertise will be particularly valuable in the accreditation process since he is a trained AQIP peer evaluator and we are required to submit our AQIP Systems Portfolio for accreditation in November of 2008," said Sheri Noren Everts, interim senior vice chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs.

A permanent assistant vice chancellor will be sought after the naming of the permanent senior vice chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs. Dr. Bullock is also an assistant professor of political science.

Women of Color Award Luncheon Registrations Due Feb. 28

A veteran entertainer, procurement specialist, community volunteer, professor, client manager and student are the 2008 recipients of the UNO Women of Color Awards.

The group will be honored at a luncheon Wednesday, March 5, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at DC Centre, 11830 Stonegate Circle. The sixth annual event is sponsored by UNO and State Farm Insurance. This year's theme is "Women in Politics." The guest speaker is Washington, D.C. strategic thinker Esther Aguilera.

The deadline to register is Wednesday, Feb. 27. To access the luncheon registration form, visit www.unomaha.edu/woc/. Read more.

New Cell Behaviors Discovered by UNO Research Team

The Mathematical Biology Research Group at UNO has found new evidence that individual cells have chemical circuits that allow them to process information from their environment.

The finding, published in the Feb. 12 issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, shows that the information processing capacity results in decision-making ability at the cellular level -- a molecular "brain" for cells. Read more.

MyMAPP/faculty System Down Feb. 24

The myMAPP/faculty system will be down on Sunday, Feb. 24 from 8 until 9 a.m. for a minor upgrade. Contact ITS Customer Services at 554-HELP (4357) for more information.

Music Faculty Selected for Regional Conference March 28-30

Nine faculty members from the Department of Music will perform at the annual Great Plains/Great Lakes Super Regional Conference of the College Music Society next month.

Illinois State University will host the conference March 28-30.

To apply for admittance, UNO faculty presented a proposal titled "The Good Life: Music by Nebraska Composers," which was coordinated by music professor Christine Beard.

"Rather than writing a performance proposal for a solo recital, I decided it would be much more satisfying to collaborate on a concert with my colleagues," Dr. Beard said. Read more.

ITS to Offer myMAPP Session for Chairs, Directors

Information Technology Services (ITS) will offer two myMAPP sessions designed for department chairs and directors. These hands-on sessions cover annual review feedback, forwarding and archiving.

Sessions last an hour and will be held in 007B Roskens Hall. Registration is required.

The session dates:
- Tuesday, Feb. 26, 3-4 p.m.
- Wednesday, Feb. 27, 9-10 a.m.

To sign up:
- Go to http://api.unomaha.edu/calendar.php;
- Select the appropriate month, and click "Go";
- Click the "Register" link next to the event;
- Enter a 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 sign-up of five people is required by 2 p.m. the day prior to class. An e-mail notification will be sent if the class is cancelled.

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

"Consider This" to Discuss State Infrastructure

After last year's bridge collapse tragedy in Minneapolis, many wonder about the condition of Nebraska's highways and bridges. Could something like the I-35W Mississippi River bridge tragedy happen in Nebraska?

John Bartle, director of the School of Public Administration, Larry Johnson, president of the Nebraska Trucking Association, and Matt Tondl, an engineer with HDR, will discuss Nebraska's policies, research, funding and urban needs and challenges on "Consider This . . ." with host Cathy Wyatt. The program airs on NET1 tonight, Feb. 21, at 11 p.m.

This edition of the program will be rebroadcast according to the following schedule:

Nebraska NET1 (statewide)
- Sunday, Feb. 24
2 p.m.

NET2 (NET's cable network)
- Friday, Feb. 22
12:30 p.m.

- Tuesday, Feb. 26
12:30 p.m.

"Consider This" is a production of UNO Television. It also airs on The Knowledge Network of Greater Omaha. For a list of days and times, visit www.tknomaha.org. Archived editions of the program are available on the Web at www.unotv.unomaha.edu.

Mavericks

Maverick Wrestling on NET2 Tonight

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 tonight, 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 http://netNebraska.org/television.

Nominations Sought for Administrative Professional of the Year

The Ak-Sar-Ben Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (APY), a premier professional organization helping administrative professionals enhance their skills and become more effective and efficient, seeks nominations for its Administrative Professional of the Year award.

"UNO administrative staff: You are keys to our departments' successes," said Mary Sweaney, assistant director of Human Resources. "Please consider applying to be Administrative Professional of the Year."

The winner will be honored at the 24th annual APY breakfast event at the Holiday Inn Central in April. The application form is available at www.iaap-aksarben.org/new_page_4.htm or in the Human Resources Office, 205 Eppley Administration Building. Applications must be received at the following address by 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 29:
Ann Burke CPS/CAP 2008 APY Chair
Administrative Professional of the Year
1111 South 41st Street
Omaha, NE 68105-1897