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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.

Third Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance Search Candidate to Visit Campus Today, Tomorrow

John Patterson, vice president for Administration and Campus Life at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kan., will visit UNO and be interviewed for the position of vice chancellor for Business and Finance starting today, Feb. 25. Patterson 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.

First Finalist for Dean of College of Arts and Sciences on Campus Today

Marshall Sundberg, professor of biology at Emporia State University, Emporia, Kan., will visit UNO and be interviewed for the position of dean of the College of Arts and Sciences starting today, Feb. 25. Sundberg is one of four finalists.

Faculty, staff, students and the public can attend an open session during his campus visit today from 4 to 5:15 p.m. in 438 Arts and Sciences Hall.

The three other finalists are: David Boocker, chair and professor in the Department of English and Journalism at Western Illinois University, Macomb, Ill.; Steven Haggbloom, department head and professor of Psychology at Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Ky.; and Susan Maher, chair and professor of English at UNO.

Dr. Boocker visits campus March 11-12; Dr. Haggbloom on March 13-14; and Dr. Maher on March 24-25.

Dr. Sundberg earned his doctorate and master's degrees from the University of Minnesota. Prior to his post at Emporia State University, Sundberg worked at Louisiana State University.

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

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Scholarship to Honor Brittany Williams' Memory and Benefit UNO

Although Brittany Williams' life was tragically cut short, her dream of pursuing a higher education will live on through a memorial scholarship established to benefit students attending UNO.

The Brittany Williams Memorial Scholarship commemorates the life and spirit of a young woman who was the first in her family to attend college. Williams was a student at UNO, studying pre-nursing, at the time of her death. Read more.

Carl Schramm to Highlight Nebraska Summit on Entrepreneurship

Internationally known entrepreneurship expert Carl Schramm will highlight the second annual Nebraska Summit on Entrepreneurship today, Feb. 25, when hundreds of educators, business leaders, government officials, entrepreneurs and small business owners from across the state will gather at the Qwest Center in Omaha.

The event – co-sponsored by the University of Nebraska, the Gallup Organization and the Nebraska Business-Higher Education Forum – brings together state leaders from the public and private sector, policy makers and business leaders, as well as a variety of speakers, group discussion and the unveiling of a new book about entrepreneurship in Nebraska. Read more.

National Recreational Sports and Fitness Day Today

The UNO community can celebrate National Recreational Sports and Fitness Day today, Feb. 25. Individuals who complete one of the activities listed below will receive a free apple, orange or banana in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building or in Student Health Services on the first floor of the Milo Bail Student Center.

National Recreational Sports and Fitness Day activities include the following:

- Going for a jog or walk with a friend;

- Biking to/from work;

- Taking the stairs;

- Eating five fruits and vegetables;

- Avoiding smoking all day;

- Getting your blood pressure checked at Student Health Services from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; or

- Taking advantage of the HPER facilities or attending a Group Ex class.

- Get a nutritional consultation with Julie Denker, dietician in Student Health Services, from 9 to 11 a.m.

The event is sponsored by Campus Recreation, Student Health Services and the Wellness Stampede. For more information, call 554.2008.

Theatre Department "New Ways/New Works" Festival Begins

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

Sponsored Programs and Research Report

The Sponsored Programs and Research (SPR) Report details the results of UNO's work to obtain external funding in support of its teaching, research, service and outreach efforts. The report is designed to keep the university community informed as to externally funded projects on campus and bring recognition to those faculty and staff who have worked to generate these resources.

From the period of Dec. 14 through Jan. 25, those receiving grant awards totaling $2,375,931 are:

Name: Ronald Abdouch
Unit: College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS)
Title: Neighborhood Center for Greater Omaha
Sponsor:  Omaha Community Foundation

Name: Marcia Adler
Unit: Academic Affairs, Health Sciences
Title: Student Focused Breast Health Awareness
Sponsor:  Nebraska Affiliate for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Name: Jessiline Anderson
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences, Psychology
Title: Native HIV/AIDS Awareness and Education
Sponsor:  Omaha Urban Area Health Education Center

Name: Robert Bernier
Unit: College of Business Administration, Nebraska Business Development Center
Title: Procurement Technical Assistance Program for the State of Nebraska
Sponsor:  U.S. Department of Defense/DLA

Name: Renae Church
Unit: Athletics
Title: 2007 College World Series Venue Enhancement
Sponsor:  College World Series of Omaha Inc.

Name: David Conway
Unit: College of Education
Title: The REAL4 Project
Sponsor:  Oberkotter Foundation

Name: Jerome Deichert
Unit: CPACS, Center for Public Affairs Research
Title: Energy Burden Study
Sponsor:  OPPD

Name: Ann Fruhling
Unit: College of Information Science and Technology (IS&T), Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis
Title: Public/Private Laboratory Integration Oklahoma STATPack
Sponsor:  State of Oklahoma

Name: Thomas Gouttierre
Unit: International Studies and Programs
Title: UNO/Gallup Afghan Media Assessments Project
Sponsor:  Gallup Inc.

Name: Michael Hilt
Unit: College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media (CCFAM), KVNO
Title: Giger Fdn: KVNO u/w 1/09
Sponsor:  Paul & Oscar Giger Foundation

Name: Shari Hofschire
Unit: CCFAM, Art
Title: Iowa Arts Education 2008
Sponsor:  Iowa West Foundation

Name: Lisa Kelly-Vance
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences, Psychology
Title: State-wide Response to Intervention Consortium for Training and Education
Sponsor:  University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Name: Constance O'Brien
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences, Physics
Title: UNO's Aim for the Stars/Qwest Qwest Women TekBotTM Girls' Camp Support Grant
Sponsor:  Qwest Foundation

Name: Mark Pauley
Unit: IS&T, Computer Science
Title: CCLI: Integrating Bioinformatics into the Biological Sciences
Sponsor:  National Science Foundations

Name: Paul Sather
Unit: Academic Affairs, Service Learning Academy
Title: Youth Service Day 2008
Sponsor:  Youth Service America
Title: Engaged Partnerships Through Dialogues
Sponsor:  UNL/Midwest Consortium for Service-Learning in Higher Education

Name: Scott Tarry
Unit: CPACS, Aviation Institute
Title: Satellite Contaminant Materials Research Program
Sponsor:  NASA

Name: Patrick Wheeler
Unit: Facilities Management and Planning, Environmental Health Services
Title: Energy Conservation and Behavior Change through Real-Time Energy Monitoring
Sponsor:  OPPD

Name: Jennifer White
Unit: College of Education, School of Health, Physical Education and Recreations
Title: DCHD Evaluation of Club Possible
Sponsor:  Douglas County

For assistance with research activities, call SPR at 554.2286, or visit

Free Inkjet Cartridges Available

Limited quantities of HP and Canon inkjet cartridges are available from Mail Services for departmental use only.

They are:

- HP 26 black;

- HP 51606B;

- HP 51629A;

- HP 49 tricolor;

- HP 29 black; and

- Canon BC1-GBK.

For details, contact Kathy Bartle with Mail Services at 554.2337.

Writing Center Offers Workshop on "Strategies for Organizing Your Paper" Feb. 26

The UNO Writer's Workshop will host "From Chaos to Clarity: Strategies for Organizing Your Paper" Tuesday, Feb. 26, in 150 Arts and Sciences Hall.

UNO Writing Center consultants Sam Evans and Harley Trimble will present the workshop, which runs from noon to 12:50 p.m. Participants are invited to bring lunch. Cookies and coffee will be provided.

For more information, contact Dorianne Richards, director of the UNO Writing Center, at 554.3311.

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.

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

Women of Color Award Luncheon Registrations Due Feb. 27

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 Read more.

Fine Arts Friday Set for Feb. 29

The UNO Art Gallery and UNO Theatre join forces Friday, Feb. 29 to present "Fine Arts Friday," an evening of fine arts focusing on the distinctive vision of UNO's visual and performing arts offerings.

Patrons can begin the evening at 6:30 p.m. at the UNO Art Gallery for the opening reception of "Printed in Omaha: A Retrospective Exhibition of the UNO Print Workshop." Read more.

TIAA-CREF Schedule through March Announced

TIAA-CREF has set its campus visit schedule for February and March. A TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus for individual appointments on the following dates:

- Feb. 26; and

- March 4, 11 and 18.

Appointments for employee counseling sessions can be made by calling Gennie Pettit at the TIAA-CREF office in Omaha at 548.3600 or on the Web at

Maverick Watch


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.

At homeā€¦

Thursday, Feb. 28
- Women's basketball vs. Minnesota Duluth
Sapp Fieldhouse, Dodge Location
6 p.m.

- Men's Basketball vs. Minnesota Duluth
Sapp Fieldhouse, Dodge Location
8 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 29
- Tennis vs. South Dakota
Hanscom Park, 3200 Ed Creighton Ave.
6:30 p.m.

- Hockey vs. U.S. National Development Team
Qwest Center Omaha, 455 N. 10th St.
7:05 p.m.

Saturday, March 1
- Women's basketball vs. Minnesota State, Mankato
Sapp Fieldhouse, Dodge Location
2 p.m.

- Men's Basketball vs. Minnesota State, Mankato
Sapp Fieldhouse, Dodge Location      
4 p.m.

For more information about UNO Athletics, visit the Web at