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Cross Country Opens Season

The Maverick Cross Country team opened their season last week at the UNO/Creighton Classic held at Chili Greens. UNO placed third in the meet as the Mavericks top five runners finished in places 16-20. Sophomore Lisa Tesarek of Omaha paced the Mavs with a time of 16:21, just edging out freshman Amanda Stauffer of Milford, Nebraska. Freshman Carolina Kunnemann of Imperial, Nebraska ran 16:28 to place third for UNO. Janna Brons and Mary Margaret Nelson were the fourth and fifth finishers as the Mavericks top five runners crossed the line within 25 seconds of one another.

Terry Hynes to Speak at Today's SAC Meeting

UNO Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs Terry Hynes will be a guest speaker at the UNO Staff Advisory Council (SAC) meeting today, Sept. 9, at 9 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Council Room.

"We are excited to host Terry," said Ivory Bobb, SAC president. "This is a great opportunity for our campus to meet and visit with her."

SAC meetings are open to the public and campus community.

For more information, contact Bob at 554.2293.

OLLAS Cinemateca Series Continues Tonight with "The Official Story"

The Office of Latino and Latin American Studies (OLLAS) "Cinemateca" series continues tonight, Sept. 9, with "The Official Story" at 6:30 p.m. at Film Streams at the Ruth Sokolof Theater, 1340 Webster St.

The "Cinemateca" series is being held this month in conjunction with OLLAS and Film Streams. Claudia Garcia with UNO Foreign Languages and OLLAS will lead the post-show discussion. Read more.

ARTSaha! Festival Continues Series of New Music Concerts

Omaha's new music festival – ARTSaha! – continues its schedule for its Fifth annual presentation of concerts and events dedicated to new music this week. ARTSaha! is produced by ANALOG arts ensemble in partnership with UNO. Concerts will take place through Saturday, Sept. 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.

Voter Registration Drive Continues This Week

The Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women (CCSW) at UNO will staff a voter registration table on Wednesday, Sept. 10, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Criss Library.

Deputy registrars representing the Douglas County Election Commission will be on hand to help students, faculty and staff register to vote or change polling place information if a voter has moved.

The CCSW voter registration initiative is being held in conjunction with the CCSW Susan B.'s Coffeehouse Series and will help commemorate the life of Susan B. Anthony, the champion of women's suffrage.

For more information, contact Marvel Maring at 554.2992.

This event is being held in partnership with UNO's American Democracy Project (ADP). The ADP at UNO seeks to increase the Civic Engagement of its students, staff, faculty and administrators. Its goal is to help fuel the development of an informed and contributing citizenry for the United States in the 21st century. For more information about the ADP at UNO, visit the Web at

Last Week to Register for Intramural Sports

Intramural Sports registration will end on Thursday, Sept. 11, at 4 p.m.

Sports being offered for the first session include flag football, sand volleyball, soccer and tennis. Stop by 205 Health Physical Education and Recreation Room for registration and information or call 554.2634.  

Maverick Productions to Host Drive-In Movie This Friday

Maverick Productions (formerly SPO) will host a free screening of the blockbuster movie "Iron Man" on Friday, Sept. 12, at 8 p.m. on the Pacific Street campus in lot 9. 

"The programming board is excited to offer the UNO community an opportunity to enjoy this film before it is released on DVD," said Erin Cron, assistant director Student Organizations & Leadership Programs. "Bring a lawn chair and enjoy an outdoor movie on a beautiful fall evening."

For more information, contact Cron at 554. 2711.

GSO to Present Safer Sex Cabaret on Sept. 18

The campus community and public can join UNO's Gender & Sexual Orientation (GSO) Student Agency as they present the Safer Sex Cabaret on Thursday Sept. 18, in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This is an educational program on safer sex practices and safer sex alternatives.

The objective of Safer Sex Cabaret is to promote individual exploration and empowerment concerning a person's sense of desire, limits and options with respect to intimate relationships with themselves and others.

Co-sponsors include UNO Student Health Services, UNO Women's Resource Center, UNO Counseling Services, YWCA, Planned Parenthood and Nebraska AIDS Project.

For more information contact the GSO office at 554.4846 or

Surplus Property Available for Departmental Use Only

The Milo Bail Student Center has surplus tables and chairs available to the campus. The furniture may be viewed by appointment only on Wednesday, Sept. 10, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Call Paula Slavin at 554.2385 to set up an appointment. The items are available on a first-come, first-choice basis.

Kappa Delta Pi to Host Scholastic Book Fair Sept. 10-11

Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), an education honor society at UNO, will host a scholastic book fair Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 10-11. The event will run each day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in 520 Kayser Hall.

"Books for all ages will be for sale," said Saundra Wetig, KDP counselor and assistant professor of teacher education at UNO. Proceeds from the fair will help fund literacy projects with KDP's partnership schools in the Omaha Public Schools.

For more information, contact Dr. Wetig at 554.2807.

Openings Still Available for Women Health Book Club

Women Bound to Be Active, a program based at UNO, seeks female participants for the semester. The book club is designed to improve the health and wellness of women.

The fall program – which begins this week – lasts six to nine months and may consist of weekly meetings. Participants can choose from two class times on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. The Wednesday group meets for the first time this week on Sept. 10.

The $99 cost includes books, pedometers and two cholesterol screenings.

"We work with women who want the skills and tools that could help them maintain good health behaviors," said Jennifer Huberty, program organizer and an assistant professor in UNO's School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation. "This program may assist women who struggle maintaining commitments or feel guilty about making health commitments to themselves because of other responsibilities."

Visit or call 554.2670 for more information.

New Dancers Sought for "The Moving Company"

The Moving Company at UNO will audition for new dancers Sunday, Sept. 14, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the 231 Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building.

Dancers do not have to prepare a dance for the audition. Mary Waugh-Taylor will teach the modern dance classes.

The Moving Company meets regularly throughout the year on Sundays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. For more information, call Josie Metal-Corbin, director, at 554.3239 or visit

Speech Center Consulting Room Fall Hours

The UNO Speech Center Consulting Room, located in 185 Arts and Sciences Hall (ASH), has started its fall hours. Hours are generally 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Friday 9 a.m. to noon. To make an appointment call 554.3201 or stop by 185 ASH.

The UNO Speech Center assists all UNO students, faculty, and staff at any point in preparing oral presentations and/or incorporating them into their courses. Visit to find out more information. Call 554.3201 or send an e-mail to to schedule an appointment.

Anyone with questions or faculty members interested in scheduling a consultant to come to classrooms to introduce students to the center and to talk about presentation skills can call the Speech Center at 554.3201 or send an e-mail to

ITS Webinar on "Picture-Perfect Generation: Visually Simulated or Visually Literate?" Planned for Sept. 15

Academic Partnership for Instruction (API) will sponsor an Information Technology Services (ITS) Webinar on "Picture-Perfect Generation: Visually Simulated or Visually Literate?" Monday, Sept. 15, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Gallery Room.

Julie Little, interim director of the EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative, will moderate this Web seminar. Susan Metros, associate vice provost for Technology-Enhanced Learning at the University of Southern California, will be the presenter. Metros will argue that IT professionals and educators must take leadership and responsibility for introducing new literacies into teaching, learning, research and outreach to better prepare a visually literate citizenry.

To educate and engage this new breed of learners, institutions of higher education are revisiting and revising the basic tenants of a general education by asking, "What does it mean to be literate in today's visually saturated society?"

For more resources related to this session topic, visit

As an EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI) member, the UNO community has access to ELI documents and events at First-time users are required to create a profile. ELI is an EDUCAUSE initiative focused on the advancement of teaching, learning and technology.

ELI presents monthly Web seminars that are screened live in the MBSC. Past seminars can be viewed on the ELI Web site at Exact times for seminars are not always provided in advance, so please watch the FacConnect calendar ( for updates.

The event sponsor is EDUCAUSE, a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology. For more information, contact Shelley Schafer at 554.4831 or

2008-2009 Community Engagement Links/Teaching Circles/Research Triangles Kick-Off

The Center for Faculty Development announces the Community Engagement Links/Teaching Circles/Research Triangles Kick-Off. The event will take place Friday, Sept. 19, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service Building (CB) Collaborating Commons.

The Center for Faculty Development, Graduate Studies, Office of Sponsored Programs and Academic and Student Affairs have joined together to sponsor the event. Those four units also sponsor Community Engagement Links, Teaching Circles and Research Triangles.

The purpose of the organizational meeting is to introduce Community Engagement Links, register existing Circles/Triangles, add new members, form new Engagement Links/Circles/Triangles and explain the rewards and incentives available for 2008-2009 active participants.

The new Engagement Links are small groups of faculty and staff who make a commitment to work together over a period of time to address questions, concerns and topics related to developing and maintaining successful community and professional partnerships. Community Engagement Links will serve as a vehicle to expand and transform UNO's metropolitan university mission of excellence with students, academics and the community. For more information on Engagement Links, as well as Circles and Triangles go to the Center for Faculty Development Web site at

Anyone interested in Community Engagement Link, Teaching Circle or Research Triangle can register by e-mail or with the online registration form ( and making sure to include:

- Name of the Community Engagement Link, Teaching Circle or Research Triangle;

- Name and department of the facilitator;

- Members' names and departments; and

- Brief description of the purpose, possible discussion topics and potential outcomes.

Those who cannot attend the kick-off can still register the Community Engagement Link, Teaching Circle or Research Triangle at the above e-mail address. Check the listings for 2007-2008 Teaching Circles/Research Triangles for ideas and contacts on the Center for Faculty Development Web site (

To sign up for an existing group, individuals can contact the Center for Faculty Development at 554.2427 or to have their name added to a topic. For additional information, contact Kathe Oleson at 554.6019 or


- UNO Biology Professor Scott Snyder started a rotating program director position with the National Science Foundation in Washington D.C. last month Dr. Snyder will serve in that role for at least a year and before returning permanently to Omaha. Read more.

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