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Hastings Triplets Become UNO Mavs

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

A set of triplet sisters – two identical and one fraternal – from Hastings, Neb., will join the student body at UNO this fall. ...continue

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Planting and Unpacking

The pace shifted into overdrive in recent days to complete the new College of Public Affairs and Community Service Building (CB) and the renovation of the Milo Bail Student Center's Plaza. Faculty, staff and professional movers have almost finished moving into the new building as landscapers have dug and planted on the outside of what was the old Engineering Building. A few yards to the east, the finishing touches are being added to the plaza project ... all in time for the start of classes on Monday. The official College of Public Affairs and Community Service Building dedication takes place on the first day of UNO's Centennial Celebration – Wednesday, Oct. 8.

Building for the Future

Welcome Back with Welcome Week

Welcome Week is officially here to help kick off the fall semester.  Events start today, Aug. 25, and run through Thursday, Aug. 28, to welcome new and returning students.  This year's theme is "Maverick Mojo - Join the Herd!"

Activities take place each day from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Plaza and will include live music, free food and games. Free food for students, faculty and staff starts each day at 11:30 a.m.

For a complete schedule of events, visit http://www.unomaha.edu/welcome/.

Start-of-the-Semester UNO Parking Update

Fall classes officially start at UNO today, Aug. 25, and Campus Security would like to take a moment to remind drivers to campus of new parking offerings, alternate transportation methods and restriction notices due to campus construction projects.

High profile projects that may cause an influx or reduction in parking at each location this fall include the completion of Maverick Village, the second student housing area at the Dodge Street location; the opening of a second parking structure with more than 890 stalls; the beginning of the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building project at the Dodge Street location; and Mammel Hall construction at the Pacific Street location.

A popular and free alternate to parking on campus is the Crossroads Mall shuttle service. The shuttles, from the mall parking structure located at 72nd and Cass Street, make stops at designated high traffic points on campus every 10 to 15 minutes.

"Offsite parking at Crossroads Mall continues to provide an option for students, faculty, staff and visitors," said Paul Kosel, assistant manager for campus security. "No one needs to buy a parking sticker to use the shuttle bus service from Crossroads. It's an excellent way to approach parking this year."

The Crossroads shuttle is available from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. A second shuttle route runs from the Dodge Street location to Pacific Street location campus from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

"For drivers to campus, a Web site, which serves as a clearing house for all parking queries, is also available. This Web page is updated to reflect the latest information on parking closings and notices," Kosel said.  "An interactive map highlighting all closings can be found at the site."

The Web site will reflect the following parking changes for the start-of-the fall semester:

- A portion of lot 6 at the Pacific Street location will be closed for construction of Mammel Hall, the new College of Business Administration building.

- The spaces to the west of the College of Public Affairs and Community Service Building (CB) will be available.

- Lot Q will be moved west of CB (the new CPACS building) to accommodate the faculty/staff stalls lost during renovation of HPER.

- Lot R has been reduced by 10 spaces with the Henningson Plaza expansion project.

- The University Village parking lot, west of lot G, will return to student parking adding 161 student spaces.

In addition, for the start of the fall semester a portion of the lots west of HPER will be available for faculty and staff, and a majority will be available for students until the HPER projects begins in October. Signs will be posted.

For parking updates, visit http://www.unomaha.edu/parking or go to http://www.unomaha.edu/security/maps/ for faculty, staff and student parking locations.

Ask-A-Librarian Feature Now Available Online through Criss Library

Now library patrons have four easy ways to get the help they need from the Criss library reference librarians.

The available options:

- Ask in Person
Visit the Service Desk on the first floor of the library for face-to-face research assistance:
Monday through Thursday:  8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.  5 p.m.
Saturday:  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday:  Noon to 9 p.m.

- Ask by Phone
Call the Reference Desk at 554.2661 for information and assistance during the hours listed above.

- Ask by E-mail
Patrons can e-mail by using the library's online form at http://library.unomaha.edu/or can contact a specific Reference librarian directly through the library's online directory.

- Ask by Instant Messenger
Use the Meebo chat window located on library Web site to "chat" with reference librarians immediately.  Meebo chat is only available during library business hours.

"Consider This" to Highlight Women Health and Fitness

Coming up on the next edition of "Consider This," host Cathy Wyatt and experts will paint a realistic picture of health and fitness in Nebraska for women of all ages.

Wyatt's guests will include Dr. Sarah Cada, OB/GYN physician; Jennifer Huberty, assistant professor with the Physical Activity in Health Promotion at UNO; and Jan Moore, who recently was diagnosed with breast cancer.

The program will air Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 12:30 p.m. on NET2.   

"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 http://www.tknomaha.org.

CB Stairwell Closing Notice

The east stairwell in the new College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) Building (CB) will be closed Wednesday, Aug. 27, starting at 7 a.m. Posted signs will redirect traffic to the new north entrance. The east stairwell will remain closed for 30 days.

For more information, contact Robert Fuder at 554.2284 or rfuder@mail.unomaha.edu.

Geography/Geology Announces World Cinema Series

The UNO Department of Geography/Geology will begin a weekly world cinema series Wednesday, Aug. 27.

The series starts with a short film from Senegal titled "The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun" and a feature film from Canada titled "Le Grande Seduction."  All films will be screened in the Eppley Administrative Building Auditorium starting at 6 p.m.

"The films are shown in combination with my course GEOG 3000: Geography in Film," said Michael Peterson, professor of geography/geology at UNO. "We're inviting people from the UNO community to share in this educational experience."

Other films in the world cinema series come from Australia, Brazil, China, Germany, India, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore and South Africa. The series runs through Wednesday, Nov. 5.

For more information about the series, contact Peterson at mpeterson@unomaha.edu.

Maverick Watch

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Support the Mavericks by attending their home events. Faculty, staff and students are admitted free to all home athletic games with proper ID (excluding hockey and playoff games). The spouses and children of students, faculty and staff can also attend for free.

To view upcoming athletic events, click on this link. For more information about UNO Athletics, visit the Web at http://gomavs.unomaha.edu/.