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Records Set in Hockey Playoff Victory

The Night game on Sunday, March 9th against Alaska was the longest game in UNO hockey history and the ninth longest in NCAA history. The Mavericks needed a triple overtime to beat the University of Alaska 2-1. UNO's J.P. Platisha scored the winning goal ... his first of the season. UNO now plays top-seeded Michigan this weekend in Ann Arbor, Michigan in a best of three series.

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6th Annual UNO Women of Color Luncheon

University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken and 420 luncheon participants congratulated the 2008 nominees and recipients of the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Women of Color (WOC) Awards at the sixth annual luncheon. ...continue

Sheri Noren Everts to Receive Outstanding Achievement Award at 22nd Annual CCSW Luncheon

Sheri Noren Everts, interim senior vice chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs at UNO, will be recognized Wednesday, March 26, at the 2008 Chancellor's Commission on Status of Women (CCSW) Awards Luncheon.

The commission will honor Dr. Noren Everts with the 2008 Outstanding Achievement Award. Read more.

UNO Earns No. 5 Seed at North Central Regional

Mavericks

Fresh off their North Central Conference (NCC) Tournament championship, the UNO men's basketball team learned their fate in the NCAA tournament this week, earning the NCAA II North Central Regional's No. 5 seed.

The Mavericks, at 24-6, earned an automatic berth in the regional, which begins Saturday, March 15, in Winona, Minn. The Mavericks will battle Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Champion Fort Lewis in the first round on Saturday. Read more.

Third College of Arts and Science Candidate to Visit Campus

Steven Haggbloom, department head and professor of psychology at Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Ky., will visit UNO and be interviewed for the position of dean of the College of Arts and Sciences starting on Thursday, March 13. Dr. Haggbloom is one of four finalists.

Faculty, staff, students and the public can attend the open session during his campus visit on Thursday, March 13 from 4 to 5:15 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Jenkins Room.

The three other finalists are: David Boocker, chair and professor in the Department of English and Journalism at Western Illinois University, Macomb, Ill.; Susan Maher, chair and professor of English at UNO; and Marshall Sundberg, professor of biology at Emporia State University, Emporia, Kan.

Dr. Maher's campus interview is March 24-25. Dr. Boocker and Dr. Sundberg have both made their campus vistis.

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

Call 554.3502 for more information.

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KVNO Pledge Drive Kicks Off Today

Celebrating its 35th year of service, KVNO Classical 90.7 FM will kick off its Spring Pledge Drive today, March 12.

The station, located in 100 Engineering Building, will fund-raise live on-air for seven days in an effort to reach its $80,000 goal.

Supporters can watch for "Mozart" on roller skates Monday, March 17, from 7 to 9 a.m. during "Pull in and Pledge Day" at the William H. and Dorothy Thompson Alumni Center.

Numerous UNO faculty and staff have volunteered to take pledge calls, but more hands are needed.

"Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy great music, spirited camaraderie, free food and door prizes, while helping to support an important cultural institution situated in the heart of the UNO community," said Kim Balkovec, KVNO membership manager.

To volunteer or for more information, contact Balkovec at 559.5866 or kbalkovec@mail.unomaha.edu.

HR to Present Performance Evaluation Workshop Today

The UNO Office of Human Resources will present a performance evaluation workshop today, March 12. The event, which is designed for new and experienced supervisors, will run from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Jenkins Room.

Participants will learn to:

- Improve communication and lessen conflict between supervisors and employees;

- Address "problem" evaluations effectively; and

- Write objective, clear performance evaluations.

The trainer will be Mary Sweaney, assistant director and manager of employment in Human Resources.

To register or for more information, call 554.2321.

Faculty Senate to Meet Today

The UNO Faculty Senate will hold its regular monthly meeting today, 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 Faculty Senate President Scott Tarry at 554.3109 or Faculty Senate Coordinator Sue Bishop at 554.3598.

"Ask the Psychiatrist" Q&A Is Today

The Center for Faculty Development (CFD) will host an "Ask the Psychiatrist" question-and-answer session today, March 12, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Gallery Room. Refreshments will be provided.

Presenters include Dr. Kathy Hankins and Dr. Laurie Arndorfer, resident psychiatrists from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and 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 CFD at 554.2427 or unofacdev@unomaha.edu. For more information, contact Marti Rosen-Atherton, director of the Counseling Center, at 554.2409.

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Informational Meetings Offered

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority will host two informational meetings this month. Any students interested can attend.

The first meeting is schedule for Thursday, March 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the of the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) State Room.  The second session MBSC takes place  Tuesday, March 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Chancellor's Room.

Both meetings will provide students interested in the sorority an opportunity to learn more about what the organization has to offer. 

For more information, contact the UNO's Greek Life Advisor at 554.2711.

myUNO Unavailable Monday, March 17

Information Technology Services (ITS) staff have announced that myUNO (Blackboard) will be unavailable on Monday, March 17, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. due to a software upgrade.

This upgrade is necessary to prepare for the large, more complex upgrade to Version 8.0 that is planned for June 1.

For questions, contact ITS Customer Services at 554.4357 or unohelpdesk@mail.unomaha.edu.

Deadline Extended for SAC Recognition Award Nominations

The deadline for nominations has been extended until Friday, March 21, for the Staff Advisory Council (SAC) Recognition Award.

Andy UNO faculty or staff member can submit nominations for the annual SAC Recognition Award. All UNO faculty, managerial/professional and office/service staff members in good standing are eligible to be nominated on the basis of exemplary support to UNO staff members.

Guidelines, past winners and the nomination form can be accessed by clicking on the following this link.

Nominations are due March 21. The nomination form and supporting materials should be sent via campus mail to:

SAC Secretary
P.O. Box 130

The award will be presented this spring at the annual Faculty Senate/Staff Advisory Council banquet. For more information, call Laura Lamblin, SAC representative, at 554.2322 or llamblin@mail.unomaha.edu.

For more information about SAC, visit the Web at http://avalon.unomaha.edu/sac/.

UNO, UNL to Hold "Death, Murder, and Mayhem" symposium April 16-19

In January 1958, Nebraskans were living a nightmare. A serial killer was preying on young and old, rich and poor, and by the time his spree ended, Charles Starkweather had killed 11 people in Nebraska and Wyoming.

Fifty years later, that story will be only one of many discussed by academics at the 34th Interdisciplinary Great Plains Studies Symposium, April 16-19, at Embassy Suites, 555 S. 10th St., Omaha in the Old Market area. "Death, Murder, and Mayhem: Stories of Violence and Healing on the Plains" is co-sponsored by the UNO Department of English at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and the Center for Great Plains Studies at UNL. Read more.

Free Inkjet Cartridges Available

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

They are:
- HP 14 black;
- HP 3 tricolor; and
- HP 98A.

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

Fidelity Representative on April 17

Fidelity representative Chad Anderson will hold individual counseling sessions on campus Thursday, April 17, from 1 to 5 p.m.

To schedule an appointment, call 1.800.642.7131.

Women's Studies Colloquium Series Continues March 13

Karen Falconer Al-Hindi, associate professor of geography, will present "Feminisms in Geography: A book project" Thursday, March 13, at the next Women's Studies Colloquium. Her talk is set for 12:05 to 12:55 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Jenkins Room.

The event, sponsored by the Women's Studies Colloquium Series, is free and open to the UNO community and the public. A light lunch will be provided. Instructors are encouraged to call ahead if classes plan to attend.

For more information, contact Dr. Al-Hindi, director of the Women's Studies Program, 554.3834.

Seven Days of Service Projects Start March 15

More than 500 students will donate more than $95,000 in labor renovating five north and south Omaha homes during UNO's spring break this 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 http://www.unomaha.edu/servicelearning.

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

Call for 2007-08 UCAT Conference Travel Grant Proposals

The University Committee for the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT) announces the availability of travel grants designed to increase capacity building in teaching and learning. Applications are encouraged for interdisciplinary conferences focusing on teaching and learning, as well as for disciplinary conferences with tracks or sessions focusing on several themes. Visit http://www.unomaha.edu/ucat/ for a list of links to designated conferences.

Travel grant applications should reflect UCAT's mission for enhancement of teaching and student learning processes at UNO and focus on one or more of the following designated themes:


- Active learning;

- Assessment and e-Portfolios;

- Graduate instruction/mentoring;

- Interdisciplinary integration; and

- Promoting critical thinking.

The committee will accept proposals on a monthly basis through April or until funds are expended, and will fund grants up to $800 for each award. Proposals are due by the 21st of each month. Application forms are available on the Center for Faculty Development (CFD) Web site, http://www.unomaha.edu/ucat/.

Applicants should submit one hard copy and an electronic submission of the application, in "rtf" or "MS Word" document formats, as an e-mail attachment to Alice Woll at awoll@mail.unomaha.edu. Hard copy submissions should be sent to the CFD in 220 Arts and Sciences Hall. Two examples of successful applications are available on the CFD/UCAT Web site at http://www.unomaha.edu/ucat/.

For more information, contact Wayne Harrison, professor of psychology and the 2007-08 UCAT chair, at 554.2452

Difficult Dialogues to Discuss "What UNO Do You Attend?"

Student Organizations and Leadership Programs and the Greek Week Committee will host a Difficult Dialogue event"What UNO Do You Attend?" on Tuesday, April 1, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room.

Students will have the opportunity to dialogue with one another on the topics like the inclusivity of clubs and Greek Letter organizations as well as how they feel about being a student at UNO.  Student leaders will facilitate this event for other students.  The topics of race, sexual orientation and religion will be part of the afternoon's discussion.

"What UNO Do You Attend?" is Ford Foundation/UNO grant-sponsored activity. The Ford Foundation launched the national Difficult Dialogues project in 2005 by inviting proposals from all accredited, degree granting, non-profit institutions with general undergraduate programs. UNO was one of just 27 institutions to receive funding.

Students interested in attending should call 554.2711 or e-mail btreadway@unomaha.edu to register.