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Campus in the Clouds

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Early-morning fog shrouded portions of campus landmarks Sept. 24. By noon, the air cleared, and navigation was easier.

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Mavericks Defeat Lions

The Maverick soccer team recorded a 4-1 win Saturday, September 20 over Missouri Southern State University at the UNO soccer field. UNO's Amanda Iwanksy, MaryClaire Murnan, Hilary Horvatic and Becca Swanson all scored for UNO. The Mavericks host undefeated Truman State University on Saturday, September 27 at 1 p.m.

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Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the University of Nebraska at Omaha and recognizing the partnership between the City of Omaha, its citizens, and the University to build a vibrant and dynamic community. ...continue

International Artist Travels to UNO as Visiting Presidential Professor

UNO will welcome internationally renowned artist Enrique Martinez Celaya next month as a Visiting Presidential Professor, hosted by University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken.

Martinez Celaya - who paints, makes photographs, sculpts and writes - will spend Oct. 5-11 at UNO. Part of his time will be spent at UNO's Centennial celebrations, which kick off the week of Oct. 6.

While in Omaha, Martinez Celaya will work with UNO students in art and communication classes. He will host a public lecture at KANEKO - a new organization in Omaha's Old Market that explores the creative process in the arts, sciences and humanities - on Tuesday, Oct. 7. The lecture, "Systems, Times and Daybreak," will be the first public presentation of his most recent work, which will be on view at LA Louver in Venice, Calif., in November.  Read more.

Tonight's "Consider This" to Highlight UNO Centennial

Tonight's edition of "Consider This" will feature a behind-the-scenes look at the UNO Centennial, themed "Central to Our City Since 1908." Events officially kick off Wednesday, Oct. 8.   

Former UNO Chancellor Del Weber and UNO Alumni Association President Lee Denker will speak with "Consider This" host Cathy Wyatt about the university's history, present and future.

The program will air today, Sept. 25, at 11 p.m. on NET1 and Sunday, Sept. 28 at 11:30 a.m.   NET2 will telecast the program Friday, Sept. 26, and Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 12:30 p.m.

"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.

TeamMates Mentor Training Sept. 30

The UNO Service-Learning Academy will sponsor TeamMates mentoring training Tuesday, Sept. 30, in the Milo Bail Student Center Gallery Room.  Three sessions, led by TeamMates representative Tom Miller, are available: 9 to 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 3 to 4:30 p.m.

TeamMates is a school-based mentoring program with a mission to positively impact the world by inspiring youth to reach their full potentials. The three sessions are open to all university administration, faculty, staff and students. 

To register, contact the Center for Faculty Development, 220 Arts and Sciences Hall, at 554.2427 or unofacdev@mail.unomaha.edu. For more information, visit http://www.unomaha.edu/synergy or contact Shelley Henderson at shenderson@mail.unomaha.edu.  All participants are invited to bring a lunch, and refreshments will be served. 

UNO Math-Science, Speech, Writing Centers Open House Oct. 13

Three UNO centers that assist with assignments, presentations and papers will hold an open house event Monday, Oct. 13.  The workshop - sponsored by the Center for Faculty Development (CFD) - takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Council Room.

The workshop presenters:
- Marlina Davidson, communication instructor and Speech Center consulting coordinator;
- Dorianne Richards, English lecturer and director of the UNO Writing Center; and
- Dana Richter-Egger, assistant professor of chemistry and director of the Math-Science Learning Center.

The workshop will highlight:
- Student support (tutoring, study groups, supplemental instruction and peer mentoring);
- Collaboration with faculty and other campus units with related missions;
- Assessment of science education effectiveness;
- UNO's "Speaking Across the Curriculum" Program and the Speech Center's Basic Course Room and Speech Consulting Room; and
- The Writing Center's individual consultations and writing workshops.

To register, contact the CFD at 554.2427 or unofacdev@unomaha.edu.  Participants are invited to bring their lunches, and desserts and drinks will be provided.

Voter Documentary Screening Planned for Sept. 30

A screening of "18 in '08," a new documentary directed and produced by 19-year-old David D. Burstein of Weston, Conn., will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, at the Collaborating Commons, inside the new College of Public Affairs and Community (CPACS) building.

"18 in '08" shines the spotlight on Americans who will vote in their first presidential election this fall. The documentary, which also discusses voter apathy among young Americans, features interviews with political leaders Sen. Chuck Hagel of Nebraska; Sen. Barbara Boxer of California; former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush; political consultant James Carville; Gen. Wes Clark; Sen. Chris Dodd of Connecticut; and ABC News political correspondent Sam Donaldson.

Burstein and his film crew will attend the UNO screening. Visit http://www.18in08.com for more information about the film, or call Sara Woods at 554.3914. A group discussion will follow the film.

The event is part of Democracy Matters: Building Social Capital Through Public Dialogue, a new, monthly series of community forums, debates and guest lectures hosted by CPACS and UNO.

Applications for Newspapers in Curricula Available at FacConnect
Calendar

Applications for Newspapers in Curricula are located on the FacConnect Calendar. To download an application, visit the FacConnect Calendar at http://www.unomaha.edu/facconnect/calendar.php, select "October," and click on the Application link under the "October 3, UNO NiC Project Application" entry.

Registration forms should be e-mailed to Paul Sather, director of the Service-Learning Academy and American Humanics, by Friday, Oct. 3.

For more information, contact Sather at psather@unomaha.edu or Maria Knudtson at mknudtson@unomaha.edu.

Office Max Printing Sessions Sept. 26 in the MBSC

Representatives from Office Max will host four sessions at UNO Friday, Sept. 26, to familiarize the campus with its printing services.  The sessions will be held in the Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room from 9 to 10 a.m., 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 1 to 2 p.m. and 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.  

For more information, contact Ken Hultman at 554.3514.

Swing, Ballroom and Latin Dance Lessons Offered this Fall

It's not too late 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.