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Lady Mavs Fall 69-62 to Minnesota State

UNO's Alyssa Green had 22 points but it wasn't enough for the win Saturday afternoon, March 1 as Minnesota State defeated UNO 69-62. UNO finished conference play at 3-9 and was 17-11 on the season.

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Minnesota State Rally Downs UNO

After UNO led for most of the game, Minnesota State came back in the last two minutes of play to defeat the UNO Mavericks 86-83 on Saturday afternoon, March 1 at the Sapp Fieldhouse. Michael Jenkins led UNO in scoring with 21 points while Mitch Albers scored 18 points. UNO finished the regular season with a 21-6 record. The Mavericks were 7-5 in the North Central Conference.

NU Board of Regents to Meet Today in Lincoln

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will meet today, March 7, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St., Lincoln. Committee meetings begin at 9 a.m. and the board meeting begins at 1 p.m.

The regents will consider program statements and budgets for major construction projects on several campuses including a new College of Business Administration building at UNO. This new facility will be constructed on the UNO Pacific Street campus adjacent to the NU Peter Kiewit Institute, creating modern appropriate facilities, spaces for learning and collaboration, enhanced laboratory facilities and flexibility for future needs. Read more.

"Consider This" to Host Two-Part Series on Medicare

Coming up on tonight's edition of "Consider This," the first of a two-part series on Medicare. 

Host Cathy Wyatt and guests will define the program, talk about who's eligible, discuss parts A, B, C and D and provide information on the resources necessary to effectively and efficiently get through the enrollment and re-enrollment process.

Wyatt's guests will be Don Sievers and Sharon Sievers, both from Going through the Process; Aimee McKim, executive director of Volunteers Assisting Seniors; and Sheryl Havermann with PharmD Geriatrics Certified Unimed Pharmacy. The program airs on NET1 tonight, March 7, at 11 p.m.

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

NET2 (NET's cable network)
- Today, March 7
12:30 p.m.

- Tuesday, March 11
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 http://www.tknomaha.org. Archived editions of the program are available on the Web at http://www.unotv.unomaha.edu.

Faculty Senate to Meet March 12

The UNO Faculty Senate will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 12, in the Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Rooms. 

At 2 p.m., Deb Smith-Howell, associate vice chancellor for Academic Affairs and dean of Graduate Studies and Research, will discuss the UNO Thompson Learning Community.  The meeting will begin immediately after the presentation.  Any member of the campus community or public can attend. 

For more information, contact the Faculty Senate President Scott Tarry at 554.3109 or the Faculty Senate Coordinator Sue Bishop 554.3598.

Retirement Planning Education Series Continues March 7

Human Resources at UNO will continue its retirement planning education series Friday, March 7, with a presentation titled, "A Woman's Money, A Woman's Future." 

The event starts at 10 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Council Room. This month's seminar focuses on key aspects of managing personal finances while incorporating issues that are of particular interest to women of all ages. All interested faculty and staff are invited to attend.

The seminars are scheduled monthly from September through April. For more information, contact Esther Scarpello, benefits manager, at 554.3660.

WRC to Host Women's History Month Activities

The Women's Resource Center (WRC) will host three events next week in the Milo Bail Student Center Fireplace Lounge in honor of Women's History Month. All events are free, open to the public and include lunch.

Events include:

Tuesday, March 11
- Brick Bats & Hat Pins
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Rosalee Roberts with the League of Women Voters will highlight the 72-year struggle to win voting rights for women in America.

Wednesday and Thursday, March 12-13
- Women's History Museum
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Learn about the diversity, accomplishments and personal stories of some of America's greatest women.

At the events, the WRC will also collect used cell phones and women's work clothes to donate to the Omaha YWCA.

For more information, contact Jenn Piat, WRC director, at jnpiatt@mail.unomaha.edu.

SLA to Host Second Annual Community Dialogue March 21

Faculty and students are invited to attend the second annual UNO Service-Learning Academy (SLA) community dialogue Friday, March 21, on campus. "From Dialogues to Partnerships: Serving Urban Youth - Focus on Health and Safety" runs from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the William H. and Dorothy Thompson Alumni Center.

Participants can bring their voices and course project ideas to the dialogue.  Community partners will also share their perspectives about the needs of youth and their work in the community. Omaha Public Schools magnet school partners will also attend. 

A goal of the dialogue is to create collaborative service-learning partnerships for projects impacting urban youth, health and safety. Funding is available to support 10 course projects with up to $800 mini-grants.

To register for the dialogue, contact Carlynn Hartman-Kurtz, community liaison for the SLA, at chartmankurtz@unomaha.edu by Monday, March 17.  Breakfast and lunch are provided at the event.

For more information, call Hartman-Kurtz at 554.2712 or Alice Woll, administrative technician with the Center for Faculty Development, at 554.2427.

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

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

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 mbayles@mail.unomaha.edu with the quantities needed.

In the News

In the News

- Political science professors Randy Adkins and Loree Bykerk were quoted in the March 3 issue of the Omaha World-Herald about Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign.

- Jerry Deichert, director of the Center for Public Affairs Research, was quoted in an Associated Press article published in the March 6 issue of the Sioux City Journal (Sioux City, Iowa) about young immigrants in Nebraska.

- The Nevada Sagebrush quoted Paul Kosel, manger of Campus Security, in a March 4 article about UNO's emergency communication systems.  The Nevada Sagebrush is the student newspaper at the University of Nevada, Reno.

- WOWT (NBC 6) interviewed John Langan, dean of the College of Education, March 4 about standardized testing.

- Kent Lavene, judicial officer, was quoted in the March 3 issue of the Omaha World-Herald about the reporting practices of student alcohol and drug violations at local colleges.

- The March 4 issue of the Detroit Free Press featured an article on the use of Second Life, a technologically mediated form of communication. The article mentions that Central Michigan University teaches a course in Second Life in conjunction with a course taught by UNO School of Communication Director Jeremy Lipschultz.

- Bob Moser, manager of air operations with the Aviation Institute, was interviewed March 3 by WOWT (NBC 6) about the impact of crosswinds on landing aircrafts.

If you are a member of the UNO community and have been interviewed by the media - local, state, regional, national or international - we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to enotes@mail.unomaha.edu. Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.

In Print

If you've authored or edited a book, article or other text that's been published recently, we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to enotes@mail.unomaha.edu. Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.

On Stage

Theatre Department's "New Ways and New Works" Continues Tonight
The UNO Theatre Department will continue to present the "New Ways/New Works" festival, featuring new plays and new ways of theatre performance, tonight through Sunday, March 7-9.

Five plays selected from more than 300 submissions from 36 states and four countries, including South Africa, will debut at the festival. Approximately 50 students, eight faculty members and four guest artists from different disciplines have collaborated for the event.

The house opens at 7 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. curtain for all evening performances.  Read more.

If you are a member of the UNO community and are involved in an upcoming performance, we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to enotes@mail.unomaha.edu. Please include a contact name and phone number.

On Exhibit

"Printed in Omaha" on Display at UNO Art Gallery
"Printed in Omaha: A Retrospective Exhibition of the UNO Print Workshop" remains on display through Saturday, April 5, at the UNO Art Gallery. Read more.

If you are a member of the UNO community and are involved in an exhibit, we want to know about it! Send an e-mail with the particulars to enotes@mail.unomaha.edu. Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.