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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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AKD to Host Problems in Multiculturalism Discussion Today

Alpha Kappa Delta (AKD), a sociology honors society at UNO, will host a discussion on "Problems in Multiculturalism Issues We Would Rather Ignore" by Olu Oyinlade of the Sociology Department on Wednesday, April 23, at noon in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom.

The event is free and open to interested UNO students, staff and faculty. Dr. Oyinlade will hold a question and answer session after the talk.

For more information, contact John Powers at 319.2721.

College of IS&T to Host Information Assurance Round Table Today

The UNO College of Information Science & Technology (IS&T) will host a round table discussion titled "Hard Problems and New Opportunities in Information Assurance" today, April 23.

Roger Schell, co-founder and president of Aesec Corporation, will lead the discussion at the University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI) from noon to 1:15 p.m. The 279 PKI location for the talk is subject to change based on anticipated attendance.

Pizza and beverages will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis at noon. For more information, call Cheryl Christiansen at 554.2380.

Rock Musical "The Birds" Continues on Stage Tonight

The UNO Department of Theatre's world-premiere rock musical "The Birds," based on the comedy by Aristophanes, continues tonight, April 23.  Jeffrey Bell composed the original music for the show, which is directed by D. Scott Glasser.

The final performances will run April 23-27. All productions will be held at the UNO Theater in the Weber Fine Arts Building. Read more.

UNO Heartland Philharmonic Orchestra to Have a "Rocky!" Finale

The UNO Heartland Philharmonic Orchestra will perform their season finale, "Rocky!" on Sunday, April 27, at 3 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Strauss Performing Arts Center.

The concert will feature music by Rachmaninoff, often casually referred to as "Rocky," by orchestral musicians due to the impact of his music. The orchestra will perform the Symphony No. 2 and Vocalise. Read more.

ITS Announces Training on RSS

Information Technology Services (ITS) is offering training for faculty and staff to learn more about RSS. "What is RSS and How Do I Use it?" will be offered on Monday, April 28, at 1:30 p.m. in 104 Durham Science Center. 

In this hands-on training, participants will not only learn what RSS stands for and how to use it, but they will also discuss how this tool could be useful in classroom instruction; learn how to use Firefox Live Feeds as an aggregator; and add an RSS feed to their Blackboard course.

All faculty and staff are welcome. To register for these sessions:

- Go to;

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

- 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 of five people are required signed up 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).

Rod Oberle Retirement Reception May 1

After 35 years of service to UNO, Rod Oberle, director of Human Resources, will be retiring. Join the department for a retirement reception on Thursday, May 1, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ball Room.

The campus community can come wish him well in his retirement, as he makes the transition fro HR director to gardener. Cake, punch, iced tea, fruit, cheese and crackers will be served.
To R.S.V.P., call Stella Watts at 554.2321.

Ancient Japanese Lecture April 24 at UNO

Yongduk Kim, professor emeritus from Sogang University (South Korea), will speak about three Japanese colonies Thursday, April 24, at UNO. His talk - "The Hidden History of Ancient Japan: The Story of the Three Colonies of Paekche Royal Families in Tokyo, Osaka and Kyushu in the Fourth Century" - will begin at 7 p.m. in 148 Arts and Sciences Hall.

The lecture will highlight the interaction between ancient Korea and Japan from 200 to 500 A.D. It is free and open to the public.

The event is presented under the direction of Halla Kim, associate professor of philosophy at UNO.

For more information, call 554.3934 or send an e-mail to

Registration Deadline Approaching for Annual Maverick Stampede

UNO will host the 10th annual Maverick Stampede Sunday, April 27. The 8K run, 4K run/walk and 1K Kids Fun Run begins at 9 a.m. at Center location, 6808 Spring St. (formerly known as Chili Greens Golf Course). Online registration is available through Thursday, April 25. Late registrants can also register in person at packet pickup.

Again this year, a 1K Kids Fun Run for children ages 12 and under will take place. The race was founded by John Noble, associate professor in the UNO School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER). Each year since 1999, the Organization and Administration of Physical Education class at UNO has used the Maverick Stampede as an opportunity to gain hands-on organizational skills while promoting fitness and physical activity in the community.

The entry fee for the 8K run and 4K run/walk is $18 for faculty/staff and the public, and $15 for UNO students and Omaha Running Club members. The cost for the 1K Kids Fun Run is $12. Individuals may register online at through April 24. Registration brochures also are available in 100 HPER Building.

Race information packets will be available in 101 HPER Building on Friday, April 25, from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturday, April 26, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A free gift will be awarded to the first 300 people who pick up their packets.

Awards will be presented to the top three male and female finishers in each designated race group. All children runners participating in the Fun Run will receive a medal. Free snacks are available following the race, and door prizes will be awarded.

For more information, contact Jocelyn Hegge at or Dr. Noble at 554.3250 or

UNO to Host Puzzle Maker April 25

The UNO Dual Enrollment Program will host puzzle writer and author Terry Stickels Friday, April 25.

The presentation, "PuzzlePower! Keeping Your Brain Young," focuses on Stickels' lifelong dedication to the improvement of memory by stimulating mental flexibility and creative problem solving skills. The presentation will be held in the Centennial Room of the William H. and Dorothy Thompson Alumni Center from 11 a.m. to noon. The event is free and open to the public. Read more.

Annual Spring Graduate Faculty Meeting April 28

The Office of Graduate Studies will host its annual Spring Graduate Faculty meeting on Monday, April 28, at 2:30 p.m., in the Milo Bail Student Center Council Room. All UNO graduate faculty members are invited to attend.

For the first half of the meeting guest Terry Hynes, incoming senior vice chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs, will be attending and then reports from the dean of Graduate Studies and the individual standing UNO Graduate Council Committees. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Nicole Kersten at

Student Art Opportunity

UNO's Women's and Gender Studies Program is seeking student art to serve as a visual image for the No Limits! Conference 2009. The conference theme is "Feminism, Environments, and New Media."

Submitted artwork should be original and need not be representational. Any visual art medium (that can be photographed) will be considered. Preference will be given to work by Women's and Gender Studies majors and minors. The winning artist will receive $150. The submission deadline is Sunday, June 1.

Artwork used for past conferences may be viewed at or

The art selected will be used on flyers, postcards, a Web site, and other advertising.  Ideally, the piece will also be displayed at the conference, March 6 and 7, 2009.

For submission questions, contact Karen Falconer Al-Hindi at 307A Arts and Sciences Hall, 554.3834 or