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KVNO Spring Pledge Drive Underway

The spring seven-day pledge drive for UNO's KVNO Radio is underway with a goal of $80,000. The drive started Wednesday and will conclude on Tuesday, March 18. ...continue

Finalists Named for New CFAM Position

Two finalists have been named for the position of assistant dean of Media Operations and general manager, KVNO and UNO TV, in the College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media (CFAM).

Robert Franklin and Mike Hilt will be interviewed for the position later this month.

Franklin has served as manager of radio station KASU, on the campus of Arkansas State University (Jonesboro, Ark.), since 1997. He is also an assistant professor in the Department of Radio and Television at the university. He earned master's and doctorate degrees from Arkansas State University. Franklin earned a second master's degree from Jackson State University.

Hilt, a UNO School of Communication professor, has served as interim general manager of UNO Television and KVNO, since 2007. He earned his master's degree from the University of Kansas and his doctorate degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He has been a member of the UNO faculty since 1988.

The times and locations of the open sessions are being finalized. eNotes will publish the campus visit information as it becomes available.

Dave Ogden, School of Communication associate professor, has chaired the search committee.

National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day March 20

UNO will host a "Lunch and Learn" and the UNO Inter-Tribal Student Council Pow Wow Thursday, March 20, to commemorate National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

Native communities selected March 20 to commemorate National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day because it marks the start of spring, a time of beginnings and change. Read more.

ITS Offering Office 2007 Training March 27

The final Information Technology Services (ITS) hands-on training session this month is Thursday, March 27, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in 104 Durham Science Center. The class will focus on PowerPoint to help users transition to the new Office 2007.

"These sessions are designed to help you make a smooth change from Office 2003 to Office 2007 and acquaint you with new features now available," said Erin King, instructional design specialist for ITS. "Please be aware that ITS added Office 2007 to all of our open computer labs and hi-tech classrooms last fall. This means those computers have Office 2003 and Office 2007 installed."

King said the session will teach the differences between the two versions, not the base program, so users should have a good working knowledge of each application before attending the session.

To sign up for the training:

- Go to;

- Select "March" from the drop-down menu on the right, and click "Go";

- Enter a 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.

For more information, contact ITS Customer Services at 554.HELP (554.4357).

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

For more information, contact Esther Scarpello, fringe benefits manager, at 554.3660 or Jacquelyn Christenham, personnel technician, at 554.3659.

Undergraduate Psychology Scholarships Available

The Department of Psychology is offering four $500 undergraduate scholarships for 2008-09. Information about the scholarships and application process is available in the department, 347 Arts and Sciences Hall, and at

The application deadline is Tuesday, April 1. For more information, contact Wayne Harrison, professor of psychology, at 554.2452.

CPACS Alumni Awards Luncheon Set for April 1

Mark your calendar for the College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) Alumni Awards. The 2008 event is Tuesday, April 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the William H. and Dorothy Thompson Alumni Center.

The CPACS Alumni Award for Excellence in Public Service is presented to college alumni who have distinguished themselves through their contributions to the public good. Individuals from the School of Social Work, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Goodrich Program, Department of Gerontology, School of Public Administration, Division of Continuing Studies and Aviation Institute will be honored at the event.

To reserve a ticket for $8, contact Karen Ressegieu, administrative technician in the CPACS dean's office, at 554.2276 or

Watch eNotes for more information as the event nears or contact Ressegieu.

Henry Doorly Zoo Membership Drive Under Way

The annual Henry Doorly Zoo membership drive is under way 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, assistant to the vice chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, at 554.2262.