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American Slang 101

UNO broadcasting student Munira Amini produced this segment on UNO Intensive Language Program students participating in a class on American jargon for the 'Omaha News.'

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'The Birds' Lands at UNO

UNO's Department of Theatre is staging the rock musical 'The Birds,' at the Weber Fine Arts Building. Based on the comedy by Aristophanes and directed by UNO's D. Scott Glasser, ...continue

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Lucas Stritt and Michaella Lowens

Carter Foundation Awards Two Student Grants

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

Two Service Learning Academy graduate students have received $1,000 grants from the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Partnership Foundation. The Carter Academic Service Entrepreneur grants fund partnerships between UNO students and community nonprofit partners to accomplish projects to improve the community.

Michaella Lowens organized 'Bridging Corrections and Communities,' an April 12 networking forum at Omaha's First Christian Church for representatives of organizations offering services to inmates and members of their families and friends. Her advisor is Patty Carlson in the School of Social Work.

Lucas Stritt worked with the Hope Center for Kids to create a sustaining program that offers employment skills and opportunities for children living in north Omaha. The Hope Center for Kids provides afterschool programs that foster social skills, physical training, emotional awareness and spiritual understanding. His advisor is Kevin Naylor of Academic and Student Affairs.

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Dave Webber to Speak at April 24 Journalism/Broadcasting Conference

Dave Webber, sports director at WOWT-TV, will speak Thursday, April 24, at the UNO School of Communication's annual high school journalism/broadcasting conference.

His presentation, "What Young Professionals Really Need to Know," starts at 12:45 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom. A student lunch will precede the talk. Read more.

UNO Study Abroad Presentation Today in the MBSC

Faculty and advisors are invited to attend a study abroad presentation from the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) and UNO Study Abroad today, April 21, from 2 to 3 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Jenkins Room.

CIEE is a leading U.S. nongovernmental international education organization in its 61st year of operation. CIEE creates and administers programs that allow students and educators to study and teach abroad. With more than 95 programs in 30 host countries, UNO students continue to take advantage of CIEE programs.

For more information, contact Krista Cupich, International Programs advisor, at 554.2293.

Maverick Village Open House Set for April 22

Maverick Village, UNO's first owned and operated residential facility, will host an open house for faculty and staff on Tuesday, April 22, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

"We encourage faculty and staff to stop by and tour a residential unit and obtain more information about the village," said Bill Pickett, managing director of residence life.

Maverick Village is located next to University Village. Balloons will be placed at the entrance, located along the side fence.

For more information, contact Maverick Village staff at 554.4000.

Workshop on Transitioning Freshmen to College April 22

The UNO Center for Faculty Development (CFD) and Department of History will present "Say What? Effectively Transitioning Freshmen to College Success" Tuesday, April 22, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room.

Oscar E. Lansen, undergraduate program coordinator and honors director at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, will lead the session.

This interactive workshop will:

- Introduce participants to new ideas on how to improve student note-taking;

- Show faculty ways to get students more involved in thinking about information related to history;

- Discuss the use of case studies to help students understand how to take better notes; and 

- Include additional ideas for faculty to enrich and facilitate lectures.

Geared primarily to those teaching survey lecture courses, this interactive workshop equips participants with tools and course designs that remediate student skill deficiencies, as well as enhance course coherence and student participation. This session is also suitable to those teaching upper level or small lectures.

To register, contact the CFD, 220 Arts and Sciences Hall, at 554.2427 or Refreshments will be provided.

Summer and Fall Book Orders Due to Bookstore

The UNO Bookstore staff would like to remind faculty to turn in summer and fall book orders as soon as possible.

"By turning in book orders early, the Bookstore is able to save students money by buying back books and searching for used textbooks," said Scott Dickey, manager of course materials.

For more information about book orders, contact Dickey at 554.2541 or

Jim Wood Retirement Reception Planned for April 30

The Department of Chemistry will celebrate Jim Wood's 39 years of outstanding service to his department and to UNO at a reception set for Wednesday, April 30.  Dr. Woods will retire at the end of the spring semester.

The event will be held in the William H. and Dorothy Thompson Alumni Center Centennial Hall from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The university community is invited to attend.

For more information, contact Roger Hoburg, professor of chemisty, at 554.2653.

Recruiting in the Middle East Webinar

International Studies and Programs invites faculty and staff to attend a webinar presentation Wednesday, April 30, from 11 a.m. to noon in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room.  The event will highlight recruiting strategies in the Middle East and explore the ramifications of the latest developments in the region.

The webinar is presented by NAFSA: Association of International Educators. 

Details about the presenters are available online at

Those interested in attending are encouraged to R.S.V.P. by Monday, April 28, at 554.2293.  Seating is limited.

Second Life Discussion April 25 at PKI

The College of Information Science and Technology (IS&T) at UNO will host a roundtable discussion Friday, April 25, on the potential of Second Life in teaching, research and practice. Second Life is a 3D virtual world with capabilities that can be used by "residents" to socialize, connect, communicate and create objects and artifacts.

The free event begins at 11:30 a.m. at The University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute, Room 164. Read more.

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 homeā€¦

Monday, April 21
- UNO Ironwood Collegiate Golf Classic
9:30 a.m.
Ironwood Country Club, 12627 Pacific St.

Saturday, April 26
- Soccer (Alumni game)
1 p.m.

For more information about the Mavericks, visit or MavFanatic, the monthly e-newsletter of the UNO Athletic Department on the Web at To receive MavFanatic in your inbox every month, register online at