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New UNO Centennial banners have arrived on campus. Centennial will officially kick off Oct. 8 through 12 with a slate of events that include convocation, building dedications and homecoming.  More Centennial information is available at

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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.

DCS to Offer Welcome and Informational Session for Adult Students

The Division of Continuing Studies (DCS) announces Ready, Set, SUCCESS! -- a welcome and information session for adult students.

The session will take place on Saturday, Aug. 23, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center.

"We will be sharing helpful information about campus resources, financial aid, study skills and more," said April Paschal, academic adviser. "Find out what is needed to know as a new student at UNO."

Participants will learn:

- Campus resources: Where they are and how they can help;

- Career Exploration: How to get started early;

- Financial aid and scholarships: Helpful tips and resources for adults;

- Technology at UNO: How to use Blackboard, the online classroom;

- Time management and study skills; and

- Learn about the services available at the Criss Library.

If interested in attending, visit or call at 554.2340.

Faculty/Staff Parking Permit Renewal Deadline This Friday

Parking structure access cards must be renewed before this Friday, Aug. 15, or they will not be valid starting Monday, Aug. 25, the first day of the fall semester.

Campus Security distributed faculty/staff parking permit renewals for the 2008-09 academic year via campus mail. For those who renewed by mail, faculty/staff parking permits sent through campus mail can be used immediately.

Anyone who did not receive a renewal form can stop by Campus Security, 100 Eppley Administration Building, or call 554.2648.

Commencement Shuttle Bus Available

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

Faculty members who plan to attend commencement should assemble no later than 1:30 p.m. in the Civic Auditorium Exhibition Hall.

A shuttle bus for faculty/staff and individuals participating in the platform party will depart from UNO in front of the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) at 1 p.m. Following the ceremony, the shuttle will provide transportation back to the MBSC. Read more.

Campus Technology Service and Power Outage This Sunday

UNO Facilities and Information Technology Services (ITS) staff will work on the final phase to upgrade the electrical service for the ITS data center in 008 Eppley Administration Building (EAB) to a whole room UPS and a natural gas-driven generator this weekend. 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 only one scheduled power outage remains. The first outage involving all campus-wide technology services and electrical power to the Eppley Administration Building took place on Aug. 10.  The second outage happens this Sunday, Aug. 17, and also includes all campus-wide technology services. The outage will start at 6 a.m. and end at noon.

Note: Students, faculty and staff may notice intermittent availability of campus-wide technology services from 9 a.m. to noon.  ITS will be testing and adjusting 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

Part-time Faculty Workshops

Workshops for all UNO part-time faculty will take place Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 20-21, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in Arts and Sciences Hall.

Sessions will cover:

- An overview of UNO;

- A teaching tips panel;

- An introduction to UNO resources, services and campus safety; and

- Advanced information technology services for experienced part-time faculty.

For more information, visit the Center for Faculty Development (CFD) Web site at To register for a workshop, call the CFD at 554.2427 or send an e-mail to with the participant's full name, department and phone number.

Hurricane Katrina, Iraq, Communist Nations Art Exhibit Continues

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.

August FEAP Schedule

The Faculty/Staff Employee Assistance Program (FEAP) provides short-term counseling, assessment and referral services for faculty, staff, their spouses or significant others, and family members. FEAP offices are located in 206 Eppley Administration Building.

The August schedule:

- Aug. 6, 22 and 27

8 a.m. to noon

- Aug. 14, 19 and 25

12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Appointments are free and available by calling 554.3120 (UNO) or 559.5175 (UNMC).