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SHS Offer Tips on Avoiding the Flu

UNO broadcasting student Munira Amini produced this segment for the Omaha News. It highlights tips from Student Health Services on how to avoid getting the flu this season.

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Mavericks Capture Last NCC Swim Crown

As predicted, the competition went down to the wire Sunday night, February 24 at the HPER swimming pool as UNO hosted the North Central Conference swimming and diving meet. In the end, UNO won the title by 1.5 points over defending champion North Dakota. UNO coach Todd Samland was named Coach of the Year while swimmer Laura Kemp was named Freshman of the Year and Kristy Gmeiner was named Newcomer of the Year.

Hockey Playoff Tickets Go on Sale Today


UNO's first-round Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) series will open on Thursday, March 6, at Qwest Center Omaha, with the second game of the best-of-three series set for Saturday, March 8. A third game, if necessary, will be Sunday. Game time will be at 7:05 p.m., with the opponent for the Mavericks to be determined after this weekend's games have been completed.

Playoff tickets for Thursday and Saturday will go on sale today, March 3, at 10 a.m. Prices, set by the CCHA, are $16 for adult lower bowl seats, $13 for upper bowl and $9 for ages three to college. Read more.

Second College of Education Dean Candidate on Campus Today

Thomas Clees, director of Special Education at the University of Georgia, Athens, Ga., will visit UNO and be interviewed for the position of dean of the College of Education starting today, March 3. Dr. Clees is one of three finalists.

Faculty, staff, students and the public can attend the open session during his campus visit today from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in 111 Eppley Administration Building.

The other two finalists are Alfredo Cuellar, chair of Educational Research and Administration at California State University-Fresno, and Jill Russell, vice president for Strategic Planning/executive assistant to the president at Springfield College, Springfield, Mass.

Dr. Russell visits campus on Thursday, March 6.

Gail Baker, dean of the College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media, has chaired the search committee.

For more information call 554.3502.

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Latino Musical Performance Today in Eppley

Marcos Mora, who is teaching a Latino/Latin American Studies class on "Latino/Latin American Musical Traditions," will host a presentation on Latino musical stylings today, March 3, from 10 to 11:45 a.m. The presentation will take place in the Eppley Administration Building Auditorium. The campus community is invited to attend.

Mora has also invited several musicians from his two groups, Mariachi Luna y Sol and Sabor, to perform.

The event is sponsored by UNO's Office of Latino/Latin American Studies.

For more information, call 554.3458.

ITS Webinar Today on Social Software to Support Distance Education Learners

A webinar titled "Many Students Loosely Joined: Social Software to Support Distance Education Learners" will take place today, March 3, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center U Mon Hon Room.

Terry Anderson, professor and Canada Research chair in Distance Education at Athabasca University, will give the presentation.

Over the past decade, colleges and universities have increasingly turned to the Web to increase student access, expand course offerings and reach out to adult learners through online courses. A similar explosion in social software tools has mirrored the growth of distance and online education. As Web 2.0 toolbox grows, so do faculty and administrator concerns about control, privacy, assessment and the effectiveness of these tools in the classroom, according to the webinar's organizers.

In this seminar, Dr. Anderson will:

- Highlight an educational model for distance and online learning that leverages social software to help learners and educators.

- Demonstrate a number of tools and share practices that promise to help educators learn from and with each other with an emphasis on social learning.

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

Today's webinar is by 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

CCSW March Women's Film Series Begins Tonight

Four films directed by women about women's issues will be screened this month at UNO. The Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW) Women's Film Series is being held Mondays in conjunction with Women's History Month. The film series starts tonight, March 3, with the screening of "Mohawk Girls." Read more.

Eighth Annual Poker Run/Walk March 5

Campus Recreation and the Wellness Stampede will host the eighth annual Poker Run/Walk Wednesday, March 5. The start time is noon on the Milo Bail Student Center Plaza.

All interested faculty, staff and students can participate in this free event.

The 2-mile course will cover the UNO campus. At specific sites throughout the course, each contestant will receive a playing card. At the end of the course, all poker hands will be shown, and a the person with the best hand will be the winner. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place.

Participants should plan to arrive early the day of the run/walk to receive instructions. Faculty, staff and students who participate in the run/walk are also eligible to receive Mav Tracks points in conjunction with the Wellness Stampede program.

In the event of inclement weather, the run/walk may be held in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building on the indoor jogging track. To register, call 554.2539, or stop by 100 HPER.

UNO Job Fair to Offer Two-day Spring Event This Week

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.

Immigration Seminar to be Held at UNO March 4

A public immigration seminar featuring a panel of speakers will take place Tuesday, March 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the W.H. Thompson Alumni Center.

Immigration experts and advocates will discuss a variety of issues including: the current status of the immigration system; impact of immigration on local economies; state level legislation; public understandings of human migration and the role of globalization; and the politics of immigration reform and border enforcement. Read more.

March FEAP Schedule Announced

The Faculty/Staff Employee Assistance Program (FEAP) provides short-term counseling, assessment and referral services for faculty, staff, their spouses or significant others, and family members. FEAP offices are located in 206 Eppley Administration Building.

The March schedule is as follows:

- March 4, 12, 21 and 24
8 a.m. to noon

- March 6, 10, 18 and 26
12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Appointments are free and available by calling 554.3120 (UNO) or 559.5175 (UNMC).

Viewbooks Available

Recruitment Services has campus viewbooks available for prospective student recruiting at department/college events. The publication features a one-pocket folder, and includes pictures and information on every UNO college.

To request viewbooks, contact Monica Bayles, enrollment records specialist, at 554.2977 or with the quantities needed.

Student Lunch & Learn "Moving from Paper to Presentation: A Transformation"

The UNO Speech Center will sponsor a free student workshop titled "Moving from Paper to Presentation: A Transformation" on Thursday, March 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Council Room.

Students are invited to learn more about adjusting to a broader audience, reorganizing main themes for more structure, and integrating storytelling and visuals to enhance presentations. Free pizza and pop will be provided.

To register for this session, contact a consultant at the Speech Consulting Center at 554.3201 or Space is limited, so students must register in advance.

"Ask the Psychiatrist" Q&A Set for March 12

The Center for Faculty Development will host an "Ask the Psychiatrist" question and answer session Wednesday, March 12, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in Milo Bail Student Center Gallery Room.

Presenters include Dr. Kathy Hankins and Dr. Laurie Arndorfer, resident psychiatrists from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, as well as UNO Counseling Center and Student Health Services consulting psychiatrists.

At the session, attendees will have a chance to:
- Ask and learn about collegiate mental health;
- Discuss the role of faculty and UNO staff in collegiate mental health; and
- Learn about UNO resources and referrals.

To register, contact the Center for Faculty Development at 554.2427 or To request more information about the event, contact Marti Rosen-Atherton, director of the Counseling Center, at 554.2409. Refreshments will be provided.

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 home…

Wednesday, March 5
- First Round North Central Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
Sapp Fieldhouse, Dodge Location
7 p.m.

Thursday, March 6
- First Round Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) Tournament -Playoffs
Qwest Center Omaha, 455 N. 10th St.
7:05 p.m.

Friday, March 7
- Tennis vs. Sioux Falls
Hanscom Park, 3200 Ed Creighton Ave.
6:30 p.m.

Saturday March 8
- First Round Hockey CCHA-Playoffs
Qwest Center Omaha, 455 N. 10th St.
7:05 p.m.

For more information about UNO Athletics, visit the Web at