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MOJO Earns National Recognition

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Recruitment Services has another reason to celebrate. Its Maverick MOJO campaign recently received several awards from the Admissions Marketing Report.

The 23rd annual Admissions Advertising Awards presented UNO and the Maverick MOJO campaign with four Silver awards and two Merit awards in a variety of categories. Above, from left, are Chris Liewer, Lina Traslavina, Jason Blohm and Jen Agnew of Recruitment Services.

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May Commencement Ceremonies

More than 1,200 students graduated Friday, May 9, during the UNO spring commencement ceremony. Kathy Pfeiffer was awarded the Chancellor's Medal while Chancellor John Christensen received the UNO Alumni Achievment Award.

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Spring Has Arrived

A wide variety of colorful blossoms, new leaves and fragrances have returned to campus to herald springtime. Added to the colors were students studying on the lawns.

Annual Conference in Omaha Focuses on Oppressed Peoples

The 2008 Pedagogy and Theatre of the Oppressed International Conference will be held May 22-25 in Omaha. The annual event will feature more than 70 workshops, panels, papers, debates and performances and is organized by Doug Paterson, professor of theatre at UNO.

The conference's goal is to challenge oppressive systems by promoting critical thinking and social justice. Volunteers organize the annual meeting, which focuses on the work of liberatory educators, activists, artists and community organizers. Read more.

Construction Update: West University Drive Storm Drain Repair

Construction begins today May 19, for the repair of a storm drain located on West University Drive at the Dodge Street location. Work is expected to take approximately four days to complete.

Restricted traffic lanes in the area of construction will mean some travel delays as the work takes place. For more information, contact Larry Morgan at 554.3735.

UNO Web Template Training Offered by ITS

Stuart Wheat, UNO webmaster, has developed a series of Web Templates that are available for use by the UNO campus for those interested in redesigning college or departmental Web sites. Information Technology Services (ITS) will offer a three-part hands-on training on the UNO Web Templates this summer. 

This training will be held Wednesdays - June 11, 18, and 25 - in 007A Roskens Hall. More training sessions will be added depending upon the level of interest. To learn more about Web templates, contact Erin King at 554.3140 or

Available sessions:

June 11
- Web Templates I: Planning and Organization
1:30 to 3 p.m.
This session will focus on the organizational structure of the UNO Web Template and how it can be used in conjunction with existing departmental Web site structure or to create a new structure. ITS staff will use several forms to diagram the site layout, to keep track of site navigation, as well as devise the naming structure. Staff will also discuss the different organizational elements of the template, review campus examples and discuss how the template can best be used for individual sites. This is an essential session to attend before starting work with the Web templates.

June 18
- Templates II: Setup and Page Development
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
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 on your site. ITS staff 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, setting the page titles, working with the tabs and the includes. Prerequisite: Web Templates I recommended.

June 25
- Web Templates III: Content and Graphics
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
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 footer. Additionally, ITS staff will cover adding graphics and using fonts. Once this model is completed, everyone attending should be on their way to having a fully functional Web site. Prerequisite: Web Templates II required.

To register for training:

- Go to calendar.php;

- 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";

- 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.

COS Demonstration Planned for Summer Grant-Writers

The next Community of Science (COS) open lab demonstration will take place Tuesday, May 20, at 11 a.m. in 204 Criss Library.

The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (SPR) hosts these monthly hour-long sessions to demonstrate the various COS "finding funding" resources available to faculty, professional staff and graduate students who are planning to write grant proposals.  Reservations are not required.

Additional information is available from Nancy Schlesiger at 554.2286.

myMail Brown Bag Lunch Demonstrations Offered

Information Technology Services (ITS) will upgrade myMail (Lotus Notes) to version 8.0 in June. To prepare for this new version, ITS staff will offer several Brown Bag Lunch Demonstrations focused on Lotus Notes 8.

All sessions will cover the same material and all faculty and staff are welcome to attend. No registration is required for these sessions.

- Tuesday, May 20
210 Arts and Sciences Hall
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

- Wednesday, May 28
Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Chancellor's Room
Noon to 1 p.m.

- Thursday, June 5
155 University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

- Friday, June 13
MBSC U mon hon Room
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Additional resources have been added to to familiarize users with the upgrade. The Lotus Notes 8 Upgrade Information module is located in the center of the page. myMail FAQ's (Version 8) can also be found on the "Help Tab."

For questions, contact ITS Customer Services at 554.HELP (4357) or

UNO Bookstore Store to Close for Inventory

The UNO Bookstore will be closed Tuesday through Friday, May 27-30, for its annual physical inventory. It will reopen Monday, June 2, and will resume regular summer hours:

- Monday and Tuesday
7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

- Wednesday through Friday
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

For more information, call Jacinda Brooks at 554.2360.

Pathways to Harmony Program Offered on May 30

A new and updated Pathways to Harmony program will take place Friday, May 30. The Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room will host the event from 12:30 to 4 p.m. This professional development program brings together students, faculty and staff to explore diversity.

"We are excited about presenting updated material that keeps the campus focused on issues of diversity," said Sharon Ulmar, associate director and director of equal opportunity of Human Resources. "It will help to enhance respectful relationships and create an open and constructive dialogue about diversity on the UNO campus."

All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend.

To register, call Kate Clark at 554.2896 or send an e-mail to Seating is limited.

UCAT Offers Registration Fee to June CASTL Conference

The University Committee for the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT) invites faculty applications to attend a national-level conference on the scholarship of teaching and learning to be held in Omaha, June 4-7.

E-mail applications directed to Alice Woll addressing the main points of the 2007-08 Designated Conference Application form available at will be quickly reviewed for funding of the $350 conference registration fee.

Creighton University will host the 2008 National Carnegie Academy for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) Institute: Developing Scholars of Teaching and Learning. Richard Gale, CASTL consulting scholar, has described the institute as "the vanguard campus training program for faculty committed to the scholarly investigation of student learning."

The 2008 Institute theme, "Professional Dispositions and Values," encourages exploration of the attributes, values and habits of mind that allow reflective inquiry.  Conference details are available at A summary of last year's CASTL conference experience by UNO attendees is available at the UCAT Web site listed above.

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