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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

UNO Swimming NCC Champs Send 11 to National Meet

The UNO swimming team opened competition in the four-day NCAA Division II swimming and diving meet March 12 at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Mo. Eleven Mavericks are entered in the meet.

UNO is coming off a dramatic victory in the North Central Conference meet Feb. 24, in which the Mavericks claimed the title by just 1.5 points over North Dakota. Read more.

Third College of Arts and Science Dean Candidate on Campus Today

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 today, March 13. Dr. Haggbloom is one of four finalists.

Faculty, staff, students and the public can attend the open session during his campus visit today 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 visits.

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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2007 Reimbursement Account Claims Due March 31

The deadline to submit reimbursement account claims for 2007 for health care and dependent day care is Monday, March 31. Claims must be received by the close of business on March 31.

Claim forms can be found on the UNO Benefits home page at

Questions can be directed to Esther Scarpello, fringe benefits manager, at 554.3660 or Jacquelyn Christenham, personnel technician, at 554.3659.

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

Coming up on tonight's edition of "Consider This" is final installment of a two-part series on Medicare.

Host Cathy Wyatt and her 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, 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 ?, at 11 p.m.

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

NET2 (NET's cable network)
- Friday, March 17
12:30 p.m.

- Tuesday, March 18
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 Archived editions of the program are available on the Web at

15th Annual Brooks Lecture to Feature Alan Steinweis March 27

Alan E. Steinweis will deliver the Rabbi Sidney H. Brooks Lecture Thursday, March 27, at UNO. His presentation, "Diagnosing and Combating Holocaust Fatigue," begins at 7 p.m. in the William H. and Dorothy Thompson Alumni Center Centennial Hall. It is free and open to the public.

"Holocaust fatigue" is a term describing the phenomenon in the United States and beyond that involves a diminishing patience for hearing and learning about the Holocaust. The causes and manifestations of Holocaust fatigue may be linked to the growth of anti-Semitism and anti-Israeli sentiment. In his lecture, Steinweis will highlight the causes and symptoms of the phenomenon and suggest how it can be combatted through a rethinking of the way the Holocaust is taught and commemorated.

Steinweis is the Hyman Rosenberg Professor of Modern European History and Judaic Studies in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of History, where he specializes in the history of the Holocaust and Nazi Germany. He teaches additional courses on European and Jewish history and historical methodology. He has published several books and articles, including Art, Ideology, and Economics in Nazi Germany: The Reich Chambers of Music, Theater, and the Visual Arts and Studying the Jew: Scholarly anti-Semitism in Nazi Germany. He also edited the American edition of the Comprehensive History of the Holocaust, a monograph series published by the University of Nebraska Press in cooperation with Yad Vashem, Holocaust research and commemoration authority of the state of Israel. Steinweis has held visiting positions at universities in Germany and Israel and is the recipient of numerous fellowships.

The annual lecture series is sponsored by the UNO Religious Studies Program, the UNO College of Arts and Sciences and Temple Israel. It is named in honor of Sidney H. Brooks, who played an integral role in the religious life of the Omaha community for more than 40 years. He served as rabbi of Temple Israel for 33 years before his retirement in 1985. He died in 1999 at the age of 79. Throughout his life, Brooks was recognized for his pursuit of social justice and relations between people of other faiths, including Jews and Christians.

For more information, contact Kathy Cox Schwartz, staff assistant in the Department of Philosophy and Religion, at 554.2628.

Malcolm X Prisoner Empowerment Project Discussion This Friday

Faculty, staff and students can attend an information and discussion session on the Malcolm X Prisoner Empowerment Project on Friday, March 14, starting at 2:30 p.m. in the Chancellor's Conference Room, 200 Eppley Administration Building.

Chris Rodgers, senior community service associate, will lead the meeting. The goal of the Empowerment Project is to develop a prisoner re-entry model based on the teachings and principles of Malcolm X.

The program is housed in the College of Arts and Sciences. Project partners include the Malcolm X Foundation, the Nebraska Department of Corrections and other community agencies and departments within UNO and the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

For more information, call 554.4816.

Annual Colloquia on Language Teaching Set for March 29

The UNO Master of Arts in Language Teaching program will sponsor the second annual Colloquia on Language Teaching Saturday, March 29, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at UNO. This event is free and open to the public.

The colloquia will begin with a coffee meet and greet at 8:30 a.m. on the third floor of Arts and Sciences Hall. Aleidine Moeller from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will deliver the keynote address, "Motivating Students through Assessment in the Language Classroom: What, How and Why?"

Dr. Moeller's address begins at 9 a.m. in 306 Arts and Sciences Hall. The following concurrent sessions feature presentations on a variety of topics from teaching vocabulary to second language assessment.

For more information contact Melanie Bloom, assistant professor of foreign languages, at, or the Department of Foreign Languages at 554.4841.

Call-for-Papers for 2009 International Quilt Study Center & Museum at UNL

The International Quilt Study Center & Museum at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) has issued a call-for-papers for its 2009 symposium, The Global Quilt: Cultural Contexts. The deadline for submissions is Friday, Aug.15.

Visit to access information about the International Quilt Study Center & Museum and the symposium. The symposium link will lead to a detailed description of the 2009 symposium and guidelines for submission as well as registration.

For more information, contact Angela Konin, education coordinator, at the center, at 402.472.7030.

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 are invited to 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 SLA, at 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.

Web Template Training Offered by ITS

Stuart Wheat, UNO webmaster, has developed a series of Web templates for use by the UNO campus. Information Technology Services (ITS) will offer a three-part, hands-on training session on the UNO Web templates this spring.

This training will take place from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays - March 26, April 2 and April 9 - in the 104 Durham Science Center computer lab.

More training sessions will be added depending upon level of interest. To learn more about Web templates, contact Erin King, instructional design specialist for academic partnerships for instruction, at 554.3140 or

Available sessions are:

March 26
- Web Templates I: Planning and Organization
This session will focus on the organizational structure of the UNO Web template and how it can be used in conjunction with existing Web site structures or to create a new structure. ITS will use a free concept mapping tool to diagram the site layout, keep track of site navigation, as well as the naming structure. Different organizational elements of the template, campus examples, and how the template can best be used for college or department sites will be discussed. This is an essential session to attend before working with the Web templates.

April 2
- Web Templates II: Setup and Page Development
This hands-on session will focus on working with the Web template files in Dreamweaver and creating a model page to be used as the basis for all other pages or department sites. ITS will briefly review the Dreamweaver set-up and preferences. The primary focus of this session will be creating a model page, establishing a color scheme for the site, and setting the page titles. Prerequisite: Web Templates I recommended.

April 9
- Web Templates III: Content and Graphics This third and final hands-on session will focus on completing the university's model Web page with the main content, as well as the primary navigation. Additionally, ITS will cover adding graphics and using fonts in the session. Once this model is completed, everyone is on their way to having a fully functional Web site. Prerequisite: Web Templates II required.

To register for training:
- Go to;
- Select the correct month and click "Go";
- Click the "Register" link next to the event;
- Enter an 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.

Henry Doorly Zoo Membership Drive Under Way

The annual Henry Doorly Zoo membership drive has started at UNO. The zoo offers memberships to university employees and students at the annual rate of $70 per household. The membership includes unlimited admission for two adults and dependent children or grandchildren under age 20, discounted admission to the Wildlife Safari and Lozier IMAX Theater, discounts on children's classes and other benefits.

Memberships remain $70 until Sunday, April 6, and increase to $78 after that date. To access an order form, click on this link.

For membership inquiries, contact Kris Bell in Academic and Student Affairs at 554.2262.