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KVNO to Host Homecoming Open House

Classical 90.7 KVNO will open its doors to homecoming participants on Saturday, Oct. 11, from noon to 3 p.m. For the Centennial celebration, the campus and Omaha communities are invited to tour the studio, visit with on-air personalities and leave a message for other KVNO listeners. The studio is located in the new College of Public Affairs and Community Service Building. Refreshments will be provided.

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Denker, Weber Preview Centennial

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

UNO Alumni Association Director Lee Denker, left, and Del Weber, former UNO chancellor, spoke with 'Consider This' host Cathy Wyatt Sept. 25. The topic: UNO's upcoming Centennial celebration. The UNO Centennial episode of 'Consider This' airs on The Knowledge Network through Thursday, Oct. 2. Visit for a list of days and times.


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15 Tons Collected Through Campus Recycling Program

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Student, faculty and staff efforts to recycle on campus are working. To date, UNO has recycled 15 tons – that's 30,000 pounds – of materials since the program kicked off this summer.

Blue containers have been placed across campus to collect a wide variety of materials such as: all types of paper products, including office paper, envelopes, copy paper, colored paper, newspaper, magazines, catalogs and phone books; all types of cardboards; water bottles and pop cans with their plastic lids; and all types of plastic and metal containers.

"I ask the entire UNO community to support and participate in our expanded, ‘single-stream' recycling program," said Chancellor John Christensen. "By making a few minor changes to our daily routine and behavior, we can all make a big difference on the environment."

Trash should be discarded in the black containers familiar to everyone on campus. Trash is considered all food, liquids, styrofoam, tissues, paper towels, construction materials, plastic bags and glass.

Faculty and staff have the opportunity to receive blue bins to help sort the trash and recyclables in their work areas, as defined above. These instructions will also be delivered with all blue bins.

To learn more about recycling at UNO, visit

To obtain additional recycling containers for your work area, contact Paula Slavin or 554.2385.

Classical 90.7 KVNO Fall 2008 Pledge Drive Under Way

Classical 90.7 KVNO kicked off its seven-day Fall 2008 Pledge Drive at 6 a.m. this morning, Oct. 1.  As the only all-classical music station in the state, KVNO raises more than 50 percent of its annual operating revenue through community financial contributions. Opportunities for volunteering remain available.

 "KVNO relies on listeners that pledge donations and sponsors that underwrite our programs," said Kim Balkovec, KVNO membership manager. "We could not do what we do without the community, and we remain extremely grateful for its generosity and loyalty."

Omaha's premier public radio station, Classical 90.7 KVNO, serves and enriches the local, national and world community through unique arts programming that enlightens, entertains and informs. The station provides invaluable educational opportunities for UNO students through training and employment in a professional environment. KVNO staff remains committed to involving an increasing number of listeners, to advancing the excellence and growth of the arts, to maximizing the value of the station's services through communication technologies, and to assuming a national leadership role in public broadcasting.

Additional information about making a donation or volunteering during the pledge drive is available by calling 559.5866.

UNO Child Care Center Open House Today

The UNO Child Care Center will host its annual open house today, 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.

Vedic Method to be Discussed at Oct. 3 India Studies Speaker Series

R. P. Jain of the International Research and Resource Foundation for Indian Heritage will present "Vegetarian/Sattiv Way of Living" and "Vedic Math" at the Friday, Oct. 3, India Studies Interest Group Speaker Series. The event runs from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Bootstrapper Hall of the Thompson Alumni Center.

Jain is director/partner of Motilal Banarsidass Publishers and  vice president of International Research &  Resource Foundation for Indian Heritage in New Delhi, India. For the past 10 years, his publishing house has organized and conducted more than 150 workshops and public courses on Vedic Maths. This method is described as a unique system of calculations based on simple rules and principles, with which any mathematical problem – be it arithmetic, algebra, geometry or trigonometry – can be solved orally.

Refreshments will be available. For more information, contact Shireen S. Rajaram (, 554.3375) or Deepak Khazanchi (, 554.2029).

UNO to Host Next DebateWatch 2008 This Thursday

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 second DebateWatch 2008 Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Thompson Alumni Center..

DebateWatch 2008 will continue on 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.

UNO Web Template Training Available

Faculty and staff interested in redesigning their college or departmental Web sites can attend a three-part, hands-on training about the UNO Web templates this month.

Stuart Wheat, UNO Webmaster, has developed a series of Web templates that are available for use by the UNO campus.  Information Technology Services (ITS) will offer training Thursdays, Oct. 2, 9 and 16, in Room 104 of the Durham Science Center (DSC).  More training sessions will be added depending upon the level of interest. 

Details about the training sessions are listed below.

Web Templates I: Planning and Organization
Oct. 2 
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
104 DSC

This session focuses on the organizational structure of the UNO Web template and how it can be used in conjunction with existing Web site structure or to create a new structure.  Several forms will diagram the site layout, to keep track of site navigation, as well as devise the naming structure. Discussion topics also include organizational elements of the template, campus examples and how to best use the template for sites.  This is an essential session to attend before starting work with the Web templates.

Web Templates II: Setup and Page Development                                                     
Oct. 9 
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
104 DSC

This hands-on session focuses on working with the Web template files in Dreamweaver and creating a model page as the basis for all other pages on a site. Dreamweaver set-up and preferences will be reviewed.  The primary focus of this session will be creating a model page, establishing a color scheme for the site, setting the page titles and working with the tabs and includes. (Prerequisite:  Web Templates I recommended.)

Web Templates III: Content and Graphics                                                               
Oct. 16 
1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
104 DSC

This third, and final, hands-on session will focus on completing the model Web page with the main content as well as the footer.  Adding graphics and using fonts will be discussed.  Once the model is completed, it won't take long to complete a fully functional Web site. (Prerequisite: Web Templates II required.)

To register for training:

- Go to

- Select the correct month, and click "Go."

- Click the "Register" link next to the event.

- Enter a SAP personnel number. (This is the six-digit number on a picture ID.  It is also on university check stubs.)

- Click "Sign Up."

- Click "OK" to confirm the personnel number.

- An e-mail will confirm the registration, and participants should add the class to their calendars.

A minimum sign-up of five people is required by 2 p.m. the day prior to the class.  An e-mail notification will be sent if the class is cancelled.

To learn more about Web templates, contact Erin King at 554.3140 or

Free Blood Pressure Screening Offered in HPER

The Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Exercise Physiology Lab will host a free blood pressure screening Monday, Oct. 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. It will be held in the HPER Building, near the first floor entrance. All faculty, staff and students can take part.

For more information, contact the Exercise Physiology Lab at 554.3221.

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.

The 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

Information on billing and refund policies, along with information on other services of the Cashiering/Student Accounts Office, may be found on the Web at  For account questions, call 554.2324.

Organizational and Leadership Author on Campus Oct. 9

Monty Van Wart, noted author, educator and expert on public and nonprofit leadership, will visit campus Thursday, Oct. 9, to provide a workshop and a presentation in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CB) Building's Collaborating Commons.

Dr. Van Wart is professor and chair of the Department of Public Administration at the California State University in San Bernardino. He has authored five books, and his scholarly work has appeared in more than 40 publications. Some of his areas of research include administrative leadership, human resource management, training and development, administrative values and ethics.

At UNO, Dr. Van Wart will conduct an "Organizational and Leadership Assessments" workshop. It will take place from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $25 and includes a copy of his book, Leadership in Public Organizations.  For registration details, click on this link. UNO students can attend the event for free, but to receive a book must pay the $25 fee.

He will also deliver a free presentation that same day on "'Grow' Your Leadership—It Matters!"  From 3:30 to 5 p.m. he will highlight the importance of good leadership in the public and nonprofit sectors.

For more information, contact Rhonda Sheibal-Carver at 554.2625 or

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.