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Local Media Cover Bomb Threat Training

photo by Wendy Townley

Stan Schleifer, manager of Support Services, conducted interviews with local media on Tuesday following a bomb threat training exercise with the Omaha Police Department. As part of a planned training exercise, Omaha police officers were alerted to a bomb threat inside the Weber Fine Arts Building. Upon arrival, the officers learned that the threat was false. Campus Security also assisted with Tuesday's training exercise.


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Flag Lowering

The UNO flag is at half-staff today, July 31, in honor of Andrew Muhle, a UNO junior who passed away July 21. Muhle died in a traffic accident.

Services were held July 24 in Schuyler, Neb., for Muhle, who was a construction management major. The 21-year-old was a native of Schuyler.

Criss Library Services Unavailable this Friday Evening and Saturday Morning

All services at Criss Library will be unavailable from 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, to noon on Saturday, Aug. 2, due to the first floor renovation. This includes online access to the internet, library catalog, and databases.  All services will be available when the library opens at noon on Saturday. Criss Library staff apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate the patience of library patrons. For details, visit

"Consider This" to Explore Issues of Divorce

Coming up on the next edition of "Consider This" host Cathy Wyatt will investigate divorce in Nebraska.  What does Nebraska law say?  Do courts make decisions that are in the best interest of children? 

Wyatt's guests will include Chris Johnson, a divorce attorney from Hastings, Neb.; Eric Kadow, Johnson's client; Susan Ann Koenig, a divorce attorney from Omaha; and Lori Trimm, Koenig's client.

The program airs tonight, July 31, at 11 p.m. on NET.

Other air dates and times are:

- NET1
Sunday, Aug. 3
11:30 a.m.

- NET2
Friday, Aug. 1
12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 5
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

Participants Sought for Gait Study at HPER Biomechanics Lab

Healthy subjects -- older adults above 65 years of age -- are needed to participate in a study taking place in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Biomechanics Laboratory. The study is investigating the effects of attention and perception on walking behavior.

Ideal participants should be over 65 years of age, right-handed, native English speaking and free from any lower limb orthopedic pathologies such as joint replacement or knee ligament injuries. Subjects would take part in two 1 ½ hour data collections that would involve a variety of tasks including walking, attention and verbal tasks, like reading words or naming pictures projected on a screen. For participation, subjects will receive a full analysis of their gait profile.

Data will be collected using the state-of-the-art laboratory-based motion capture system identical to the equipment used for motion picture special effects and video games. Collections will take place at a scheduled time during the next few weeks.

Further details will be provided to any interested parties. For further information, contact Sara Myers at 554.3225 or or Dr. Leslie Decker at 554.3442 or

2008 Faculty/Staff Picnic Set for Aug. 18

Food, fun and free prizes will take center stage on campus Monday, Aug. 18, at the UNO Faculty/Staff Picnic. The event -- sponsored by Chancellor John Christensen, the Staff Advisory Council and Faculty Senate -- will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room.  This year's theme is "Building for the Future."

Chancellor Christensen will deliver welcoming remarks at the event.

R.S.V.P. registration forms must be submitted to Barb Mraz in 414 Kayser Hall by Monday, Aug. 11, to be eligible for the prize drawings. Show UNO spirit and wear red and black to the event. University IDs will be checked at the door. To access a form, click on the following link:

2008 Faculty/Staff Picnic registration

For more information, contact Laura Lamblin at 554.2322.

August TIAA-CREF Schedule

A TIAA-CREF representative will be on campus for individual appointments with employees August 5, 19 and 26.

Appointments for one-on-one counseling sessions can be made by calling Gennie Pettit at the Omaha TIAA-CREF office at 548.3600 or on the Web at

Annual Fall New Faculty/ Graduate Assistant Workshops Set for Aug. 18-19

The 2008 new faculty workshop and the graduate assistant workshops, sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development (CFD), will take place Monday, Aug. 18. The faculty workshop will continue Tuesday, Aug. 19.

"These workshops have been a tradition at UNO for more than 30 years," said Deborah Smith-Howell, associate vice chancellor for Academic Affairs and dean for Graduate Studies. "It provides new faculty and new teaching assistants with an opportunity to meet one another in an informal setting while learning about UNO—our metropolitan mission and strategic goals, our students, our academic support services, and faculty development opportunities."

For more information about the workshops, contact the Center for Faculty Development at 554.2427 or or Dr. Smith-Howell at 554.4849 or