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Dr. Nick Stergiou

UNO Researcher Spotlighted

An Omaha World-Herald editorial on September 5 focused on Dr. Nick Stergiou's research into peripheral arterial disease (PAD), a circulatory disorder in which blockages occur in the peripheral arteries. Follow this link to the full story.

OLLAS Charla Series Kicks Off Sept. 30 with Multi-media Presentation

The Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) at UNO will kick off its 2008-09 Charla Series Tuesday, Sept. 30, with a multi-media presentation by students and faculty who traveled abroad last summer to learn about the impact of globalization in Latin American cities. "Charla" is the Spanish term for conversation or chat.

The charla - titled "Urban Challenges, Globalization, and Navigating a New Culture: Lessons from a Service Learning Class in Lima, Peru" - is part of the Latino Heritage Month celebration and will take place at noon at the William H. and Dorothy Thompson Alumni Center, 67th and Dodge St.

The event is free and open to the UNO and Omaha communities. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call 554.3835.

Centennial Opening Weekend Volunteers Sought

UNO will kick off its 100th anniversary with many activities Wednesday through Sunday, Oct. 8-12, Centennial Kickoff Week.

Volunteers are needed to assist with events on Friday, Oct. 10, and Saturday, Oct. 11. Anyone wanting to volunteer can contact Jennifer Forbes-Baily at or 554.3419.

Exercise Physiology Lab to Offer Cholesterol Screening

The Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Exercise Physiology Lab will offer a cholesterol screening Monday, Sept. 29, for UNO faculty, staff and students.

The screening will take place in the Exercise Physiology Lab,103 HPER Building, from 7:30 to 11 a.m. The cost is $20.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 554.3221.

Chair Massage Service Available in HPER

The Wellness Stampede will offer chair massages on the following Fridays this fall in 213 Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building - Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 21 and Dec. 12. Kimberly Jackson, LMT from Santosha, will give the massages.

The cost for a 15-minute massage is $10. To sign up, visit 100 HPER Building. Walk-ins will be accepted if there are openings.

For more information, contact Campus Recreation at 554.2539.

Swing, Ballroom and Latin Dance Lessons Offered this Fall

Want to learn how to "Dance Like the Stars?" Campus Recreation and the Mav-Rec Wellness Stampede have teamed up to host Swing, Ballroom and Latin dance sessions this fall. All classes take place in 200 Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building.

The schedule:

Dates: Sept. 28 and Oct. 5 and 12 (Sundays)

Times: Ballroom and Latin - 3 to 4 p.m.; Swing - 4 to 5 p.m.

Cost: Activity cardholders - $15 and $13 for a friend; non-activity cardholders - $18 and $15 for a friend. Those wishing to take multiple classes should add $5 per person per additional class.

To register, stop by 110 HPER. For more information, call 554.2008.

Today's Office Professional Conference Oct. 17

The 2008 Today's Office Professional Conference is set for Friday, Oct. 17, at the Educational Service Unit #3 Conference Center, 6949 South 110th St.

The event, presented by the Nebraska Business Development Center, runs from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The conference is designed for administrative assistants, secretaries, support staff and office managers. The $149 enrollment fee includes a continental breakfast, a gourmet lunch, training materials and parking.

Those who register by Friday, Sept. 19, will receive a discount rate of $129. No other discounts apply. To enroll and access the list of speakers and presentations, visit

For more information, contact Chris Flott at 595.2900 or

The Nebraska Business Development Center is a unit of the UNO College of Business Administration.

Guest Artist Recital Featuring Beard, Hatch-Tomkiewicz Sept. 29

Christine Beard, associate professor of flute at UNO, will present a guest artist recital Monday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Westbrook Recital Hall.

The program will feature several works for piccolo that will appear on Dr. Beard's upcoming debut CD. The event will conclude with a flute and oboe duo featuring Susan Hatch-Tomkiewicz, instructor of oboe at UNO. The recital is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Dr. Beard at 554.2685 or

Constitution Week Celebration Continues Today

Celebrate freedom with a variety of free events planned this week on campus by the UNO Civic Participation Project. The organization seeks to engage the university community to better understand and participate in activities designed to increase civic engagement.

In addition to the following activities, artwork by children from Campfire U.S.A. will be on display on the second floor of Criss Library.

Today, Sept. 18
- Students from Western Hills University Partnership Magnet Center will celebrate Constitution Day with "The Story of the Constitution."
Noon to 1 p.m.
College of Public Affairs and Community Service Building Collaborating Commons

- "Eyewitness to Power: The Essence of Leadership" will feature David Gergen in a simulcast of the "Governor's Lecture in the Humanities."
7:30 p.m.
Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom

For more information, call 554.3196.

GSO to Present Safer Sex Cabaret Today

The campus community and public can join UNO's Gender and Sexual Orientation (GSO) student agency as they present the Safer Sex Cabaret today, 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 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, the UNO Women's Resource Center, UNO Counseling Services, YWCA, Planned Parenthood and the Nebraska AIDS Project.

For more information, contact the GSO office at 554.4846 or

University Surplus Auction Set for Sept. 20

University surplus property will go on sale Saturday, Sept. 20, at a public auction. Standley Auction & Realty Co. will handle the sale, which will take place at the warehouse at 3805 N. 16th St.

The doors will open at 8 a.m., and the auction starts at 10 a.m. A full listing of auction items is available by clicking on this link.

For more information, call 554.2337.