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Maverick Football & Volleyball Media Day

More than 100 players reported for football media day on Wednesday, August 6 at Al Canigila Field. The Mavericks open the season on September 6 against the University of Nebraska-Kearney. UNO starts play in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Conference on September 13 at home against Emporia State. Both games kick-off at 6 p.m. Inside the Sapp Fieldhouse, Maverick volleyball coach Rose Shires welcomed back three starters and eight letterwinners. The 16-player squad opens its regular season on August 29 & 30 when they host the 10-team Comfort Inn & Suites/Firewater Grill Tournament.

The media guides for both sports feature the UNO Centennial logo on their covers. Go to for more Centennial information.

Campus Technology Service and Power Outage This Sunday

UNO Facilities and Information Technology Services (ITS) are upgrading electrical service for the ITS data center in 008 Eppley Administration Building (EAB) to a whole room UPS and a natural gas-driven generator. These changes will provide a significant improvement in the stability of campus-wide technology services and greatly reduce future electrical outages.

To complete these projects there will be two outages. The first outage, Sunday, Aug. 10, will involve all campus-wide technology services and electrical power to EAB. The second outage will occur on Sunday, Aug. 17, and includes all campus-wide technology services.

The detailed times and scope of the outages:

- Sunday, Aug. 10
5 a.m. to noon
Campus-wide technology services outage
EAB power outage

- Sunday, Aug. 17
6 a.m. to noon
Campus-wide technology services outage

Note: Students, faculty and staff may notice intermittent availability of campus-wide technology services from 9 a.m. to noon on both days.  ITS will test and adjust systems during this time, so users should not rely on campus-wide technology services until noon on that day.

Anyone who has concerns about these outages or experiences problems with ITS services after noon on Aug. 17 should contact ITS Customer Services at 554.4357 (554-HELP) or

Criss Library Services Unavailable this Sunday Morning

All services at Criss Library will be unavailable from 6 a.m. to noon Sunday, Aug. 10, due to campus network maintenance. This includes online access to the Internet, library catalog and databases. The staff at Criss Library apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate the patience of patrons. For details, visit

SPR Features Student Research in Eppley Display Case

Undergraduate and graduate students from across campus will showcase results of their research and creative activities this month in the Eppley Administration Building. Posters highlighting student work are now hanging in the second floor display case.

The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (SPR) sponsors the display. Featured posters up through today, Aug. 8:

- Adam Smith, Kent Lane and Andrew Birnie, Psychology (advisor:  Jeffrey French);

- Blythe Bowman, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice (advisor:  Robbin Ogle); and

- Morgan Chaffin, Jorge Zuniga and Vidya Sagar Hanumanthu, School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (advisor:  Kris Berg).

"We hope you will encourage your fellow students and faculty/staff to visit the case this and each week in August to see a different collection of posters and other research artifacts," said Wendi Chiarbos Jensen, coordinator for SPR.

Call 554.2286 for more information.

Students and Their Cars Needed for Aug. 13 Photo Shoot

Criss Library is currently looking for students to pose by their cars in a photo spread to be featured in the UNO Centennial exhibit, "A Century on Wheels: A UNO Celebration," that will be displayed on the first floor of the library during October.

Interested students will meet in front of the main library entrance at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 13. The photo shoot should take about an hour. Those running late to the shoot will find everybody in the parking lots north and south of the bell tower.

To volunteer, contact Tessa Christensen at at

API Offers Advanced RSS for Podcasting on Aug. 14

The Information Technology Services (ITS) Academic Partnership for Instruction (API) will host an Advanced RSS for Podcasting class that will show participants how to disseminate news and/or audio casts over the Web by creating an XML/RSS document.  

The course takes place Thursday, Aug. 14, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in 104 Durham Science Center.

Participants will learn: 
- Basic XML coding language;

- How to use of XML as a means for audio casting, news casting;

- How to use a feed aggregator for posting RSS programs;  

- How to obtain a RSS button; and  

- How to make RSS available on a Web site.

Participants need to:  
- Have knowledge of how to use the Internet;  

- Have basic knowledge of html;

- Know what a news reader/aggregator is;  

- Have knowledge of subscribing to a podcast;  

- Be interested in publishing audio or newscasts over the Web; and  

- Desire to post news or audio casts for student/academic community.

For more information, contact Erin King at 554.3140 or

UNO Commencement Aug. 15 at the Civic

More than 520 students will graduate Friday, Aug. 15, during UNO's summer commencement ceremony. The event begins at 2 p.m. at the Omaha Civic Auditorium, 1804 Capitol Ave. Read more.

In the News

In the News

- Health professor David Corbin was quoted in the July 30 issue of the Lincoln Journal Star about the alcohol industry's attempt to interest minors in alcohol. The Aug. 6 issue of the Omaha World-Herald featured a guest column by Dr. Corbin about Omaha's smoking ban. Dr. Corbin was also quoted in the summer issue of B2B Omaha magazine about the impact of recycling on the environment. 

- David Drozd, Center for Public Affairs Research, was quoted in the Aug. 7 issues of the Fremont Tribune (Fremont, Neb.) and Columbus Telegram (Columbus, Neb.) about recent census numbers for Nebraska.

- The Omaha World-Herald quoted College of Business Administration Dean Louis Pol in its Aug. 1 issue of about a new innovation and entrepreneurship program at UNO. Dr. Pol was also quoted in the Aug. 1 issue of the Midlands Business Journal about CBA's new facility, Mammel Hall.

- The July 18 issue of the Hastings Tribune (Hastings, Neb.) profiled English professor John Price and previewed his new book, Man Killed by Pheasant. Dr. Price and his book were also mentioned in the July 9 issue of the Red Cloud Chief (Red Cloud, Neb.).

- The Aug. 4 issue of the Omaha World-Herald featured an article about UNO's 100th anniversary and the university's redesigned Web site. The article quoted library archivist Les Valentine and Web designer Stuart Wheat.

If you are a member of the UNO community and have been interviewed by the media - local, state, regional, national or international - we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.

In Print

If you've authored or edited a book, article or other text that's been published recently, we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.

On Stage

Heartland Community Flute Choir to Perform at National Flute Convention
Under the direction of Christine Beard, associate professor of flute at UNO, the Heartland Community Flute Choir (HCFC) has been selected to perform at the 36th annual convention of the National Flute Association (NFA) this weekend (Aug. 7-10) in Kansas City, Mo. Read more.

ARTSaha! Festival Returns for 5th Annual Series of New Music Concerts
Omaha's new music festival - ARTSaha! - has announced its schedule for its 5th annual presentation of concerts and events dedicated to new music. ARTSaha! is produced by ANALOG arts ensemble in partnership with UNO. Concerts will take place from Sept. 3 through 13.

This year's festival motto is "Set Sail for the Sun," the title of a piece by the late composer Karlheinz Stockhausen, known as the father of electronic music. Read more.

If you are a member of the UNO community and are involved in an upcoming performance, we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number.

On Exhibit

Hurricane Katrina, Iraq, Communist Nations Art Exhibit Opens
The UNO Art Gallery continues to present the works of Rebecca Keller and Lanny DeVuono. The painting and mixed media exhibit centers on intersecting relationships people have with themselves, each other, their surroundings and the history of society.

The exhibition runs through Friday, Aug. 29. A closing reception will be held Aug. 29 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Read more.

If you are a member of the UNO community and are involved in an exhibit, we want to know about it! Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.