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photo by Becky Bohan Brown

More than 19,000 runners and walkers participated at the Sept. 21 Corporate Cup to benefit the American Lung Association. Laura Friesell, UNO alum, and Bill Wakefield, professor with School of Criminology & Criminal Justice, rehydrate at the UNO Fitness/Wellness table following the 2008 Corporate Cup. UNO had 49 runners and walkers that took part in this year's event.

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An All Out Blitz

The UNO bookstore will be open for two hours on Saturday home football games for the rest of the season. Centennial-related items and Maverick gears will be available at the bookstore.

UNO to Host First DebateWatch 2008 Tonight

Omaha residents will voice their opinions on the issues after viewing the presidential and vice-presidential debates at a series of non-partisan events sponsored by the UNO School of Communication and the Civic Participation Project. UNO will host the first DebateWatch 2008 tonight, Sept. 26, at the Milo Bail Student Center.

DebateWatch 2008 will continue on Thursday, Oct. 2, Tuesday, Oct. 7, and Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Thompson Alumni Center. The orientation for the event begins at 7:30 p.m., and the debates will last 90 minutes beginning at 8 p.m. Small group discussions will follow the debates. Parking will be available in any campus parking lot for the first event and at the Thompson Alumni Center for the other three events. Read more.

Office Max Printing Sessions Today in the MBSC

Representatives from Office Max will host four sessions at UNO today, 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.

Speech Center to Offer Fall Lunch & Learn Series for Students

The UNO Speech Center will offer free workshops on presentation skills this semester. All students can attend, and free pizza and pop will be provided.

The workshop schedule:

"Banish Those Butterflies: Overcoming Speech Anxiety"
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 1
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
Location: Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Tower Room

"Creating Visual Aids that Work: Designing Effective PowerPoint Slides"
Date: Thursday, Nov. 8
Time: 11 a.m. to noon
Location: MBSC Chancellor's Room

"Moving from Paper to Presentation: A Transformation"
Date: Wednesday, Dec. 3
Time: Noon to 1 p.m.
Location: MBSC Chancellor's Room

To register for one or more sessions, or for more information, contact the Speech Consulting Center at 554.3201 or Space is limited, so participants must register in advance.

UNO Child Care Center Open House Oct. 1

The UNO Child Care Center will host its annual open house on Wednesday, Oct. 1, from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

"We invite you to stop by the Child Care Center to see how the university's youngest students are learning," said Dawn Hove, manager of the Child Care Center.

The Child Care Center is located on the west end of campus between the Alumni Center and the newest parking structure.

For more information, call Hove at 554.4936.

2008 Health Fair Set for Nov. 6

Save the date! The UNO Wellness Stampede, in cooperation with Student Health Services, will host its annual Health Fair Thursday, Nov. 6.

The fair will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom. For more information, watch eNotes for details as the event nears or click on this link.

Undergraduate Catalog Changes Due Nov. 7

The deadline to submit changes for the 2009-10 UNO Undergraduate Catalog is Friday, Nov. 7. Changes should be submitted to Marian McDonald, University Relations, 108 Eppley Administration Building.

For more information, call 554.3674.

UNO Soccer's Annual Pancake Feed This Saturday

The Pancake Man will cook on campus this Saturday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to noon on the top level of the UNO parking structure, located behind Arts and Science Hall. Join the UNO soccer team and community supporters for a pancake breakfast and then follow the team as they take on Truman State at 1 p.m. at the Maverick soccer field.

The cost is $8 for adults and $4 for kids 12 and under. All proceeds go directly to the soccer program to help with travel expenses through the year. The Pancake Feed is sponsored by the Pancake Man and Crane Coffee.

For more information, contact Don Klosterman at 554.4962.

Mavericks Change Time For Football Game vs. NW Missouri State

UNO announced last week that the game time for its home football game against Northwest Missouri State on Saturday, Sept. 27, has been changed to 1:30 p.m. The original kick-off had been slated for 6 p.m. at Caniglia Field. Read more.

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.

The event is free and open to the campus community and the public. Refreshments will be served.

For more information, call 554.3835.

Poet Lee Ann Roripaugh to Speak at Oct. 1 Missouri Valley Reading Series

On Wednesday, Oct. 1, National Poetry Series winner Lee Ann Roripaugh will read from her collection Year of the Snake (Southern Illinois University Press), which won the Crab Orchard Review Prize. This 2008 Missouri Valley Reading Series event takes place in the Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room at 7:30 p.m.

Admission is free admission. For more information, contact Miles Waggener at 554.2151.

Fall Tuition and Fees Due Oct. 7

Tuition billing statements were generated Sept. 19 for the remaining fall 2008 balance. Unless a paper billing was requested, an e-bill notification was sent to all UNO student e-mail accounts. The due date for that remaining balance will be Tuesday, Oct. 7. Amounts not paid by the appropriate due date are subject to late payment fees.

Cashiering/Student Accounts Office in 109 Eppley Administration Building will remain open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Oct. 7. To avoid waiting in line on the due date:

- Payments may be mailed to the address listed on the payment stub (allow a few business days for mailing time - payments must be in the Cashiering/Student Accounts Office on or before the due date to avoid late payment fees);

- Deposited in the drop-box located at the north end of the Cashiering/Student Accounts Office (drop-box can be accessed from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.); or

- Made by credit card on the Web at

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 Participants are invited to bring their lunches, and desserts and drinks will be provided.

In the News

In the News

- Randy Adkins, Political Science, was a guest on "The Tom Becka Show" on KFAB (1110 AM) Sept. 23. Dr. Adkins previewed the upcoming presidential debates.

- David Drozd, Center for Public Affairs Research, was quoted in the Sept. 22 issue of the Grand Island Independent and the Sept. 23 issue of the Omaha World-Herald about foreign-born Nebraskans.

- KTIC in West Point, Neb., spoke with Tom Gouttierre, dean of International Studies and Programs and director of the Center for Afghan Studies, Sept. 23 about UNO's Centennial celebration.

- Jonna Hollad, Marketing and Management, was quoted in the Sept. 19 issue of the Omaha World-Herald about time management.

- Tim Kaldahl, University Relations, was a guest on the Sept. 21 episode of "Community Matters," which airs on Clear Channel radio stations in Omaha. Kaldahl discussed UNO's upcoming Centennial celebration. Kaldahl also discussed Centennial Sept. 16 with KGFW in Kearney, Neb.

- The Sept. 15 issue of the Omaha World-Herald featured an article about property tax rates in Plattsmouth, Neb., quoting Kenneth Kriz, School of Public Administration.

If you are a member of the UNO community and have been interviewed by the media - local, state, regional, national or international - we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.

In Print

If you've authored or edited a book, article or other text that's been published recently, we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.

On Stage

If you are a member of the UNO community and are involved in an upcoming performance, we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number.

On Exhibit

Nancy Morrow: Self-fulfilling Prophecies Continues at UNO Art Gallery
The UNO Art Gallery display of Nancy Morrow: Self-fulfilling Prophecies continues through Friday, Oct. 3. The solo exhibition features work by Nancy Morrow, an associate professor at Kansas State University.

The collection is a series of paintings and assemblages exploring the relationship between self-identity and culture through visual representations of sexuality, consumption, the temptation of luxury, food fantasies and control. Morrow builds visual layers with paint, Mylar and sheet vinyl, covering then exposing cartoon-like images and text to create narratives both personal and universal. Read more.

"Cinema City" on Display in K.C. through Oct. 4
"Cinema City" - an installation by Russ Nordman and Jody Boyer, art and art history - remains on display through Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Paragraph & Urban Culture Project Space, 21-23 East 12th St., in Kansas City, Mo. Gallery hours are Thursdays and Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m.

The duo also is scheduled for one more artists-in-residence day on Saturday, Oct. 4.

"Cinema City" is inspired by urban landscapes that no longer exist and, in essence, exist only through their photogenic and cinematic documentation. Artistic inspiration for the design of the installation came from digital databases at libraries and archives across the country containing photographic archives of the architecture of American cities now lost or radically altered due to urban renewal and new development.

Duringthe Saturday exhibitions,visitorscan assist with urban growth by helping expand the real estate and annexing of rural areas adjacent to "Cinema City" through the placement of additional buildings provided by the artists.

For more information, visit

If you are a member of the UNO community and are involved in an exhibit, we want to know about it! Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.