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Two-year-old Peter Jensen and five-year-old Averee Zelasney enjoyed Centennial cupcakes Oct. 1 at the UNO Child Care Center's open house. Children at the center, along with their parents, celebrated UNO's 100th anniversary.

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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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Parking Lot Closing Reminder

Lots O and Q - located west of the Sapp Fieldhouse and Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building - will close Monday, Oct. 13, for the HPER Building renovation project. Watch for additional details in future editions of eNotes.

Registration Under Way for Centennial Kickoff/Homecoming Week Events

UNO's Centennial kickoff gets closer with each day. With that in mind, the campus community and the public are encouraged to register for Centennial Kickoff/Homecoming Week events online at The deadline to register for the Centennial Barbecue is today, Oct. 3.

"Having online information and registration is a quick and easy way for people to get an overview for all that is going on and lets them check off all that they want to attend," said Lee Denker, president and CEO of the UNO Alumni Association. "Many of the opening week events are free, but it is still important to register so we have an idea of how many to expect at each event."

Centennial Kickoff Week starts with UNO Chancellor John Christensen's State of the University address on Wed., Oct. 8. A variety of dedications and campus open house events follow during the next few days.

"The Centennial Barbecue will be a major all-university event, and it's something that I think faculty and staff will enjoy," Denker said. "We're looking at it as more than a party, but a real celebration of UNO's past, present and future."

The barbecue takes place Friday, Oct. 10, at 6 p.m. in the Sapp Fieldhouse and has a casual Western theme. Tickets for the barbecue and reception cost $25, which includes live music, a full barbecue buffet and beverages.

To register for the barbecue and other Centennial events, fill out the online form at For more information, visit or call Julie Kaminski at 554.4887.

Reporting Fraud in the Workplace Notice

In accordance with the State Government Effectiveness Act, employees who become aware of fraud or abuse in the workplace are encouraged to contact the Nebraska Auditor of Public Accounts toll-free, 24 hours a day, at 402.471.3686 (in Lincoln) or at 800.842.8238 (statewide). Complaints can be made anonymously by phone or e-mail. For more information, visit

Employees also can contact the State Ombudsman (Public Counsel) at 402.471.2035 or toll-free at 800.742.7690. The independent governmental office is designed to receive and investigate miscellaneous complaints relating to administrative agencies of the state government. Additional information is available online at>/.

Today's "Consider This" to Discuss the Future of Education

Today's edition of "Consider This" will discuss the changing field of education - from one-room schoolhouses to multi-million dollar structures - and what the future has in store for students. The broadcast also will highlight an Omaha group's secret to successfully making elementary school kids excited about college.

David Conway, interim dean of the UNO College of Education; Margie Reed-Schmid, elementary school principal; and sixth grade student Paige Berryman will speak with "Consider This" host Cathy Wyatt.

The program airs today, Oct. 3, and Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 12:30 p.m. on NET2. NET will telecast the program Sunday, Oct. 5, at 11:30 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

Campus Shuttle Services Available

Campus shuttle services remain available at Crossroads Mall and the Pacific Street campus location for UNO students, faculty and staff, and visitors.

The free Crossroads Mall shuttles travel from the mall parking structure, located at 72nd and Cass streets, and make stops at designated high-traffic points on campus every 10 to 15 minutes. They run from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

"Offsite parking at Crossroads Mall continues to provide an option for students, faculty, staff and visitors," said Paul Kosel, assistant manager for campus security. "No one needs to buy a parking sticker to use the shuttle bus service from Crossroads. It's an excellent way to approach parking."

A second shuttle route runs from the Dodge Street campus location to the Pacific Street campus location Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. A parking permit is required to park at the Pacific Street location campus.

Click on the following links to see a map of campus shuttle stops.

Dodge Location Campus Shuttle

Pacific Location Campus Shuttle

"For drivers to campus, a Web site, which serves as a clearing house for all parking queries, is also available. This Web page is updated to reflect the latest information on parking closings and notices," Kosel said. "An interactive map highlighting all closings can be found at"

For more information, call 554.3218.

OLLAS Charla Series Continues with Mexican Consul Talk

Jorge Ernesto Espejel, the Mexican Consul for Iowa and Nebraska, will discuss his personal experiences as a consul in Texas and, now, in Omaha. His talk, titled "The Reality of Mexican Migrants: From Eagle Pass to Omaha," will take place Friday, Oct. 10, at 11:30 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Gallery Room.

The presentation is part of the Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) Charla Series. "Charla" means conversation or chat in Spanish. Espejel's talk is also part of the Latino Heritage Month celebration and is co-sponsored by Cultural Awareness Programs.

The presentation will be in Spanish with simultaneous English interpretation. The campus community and public are invited to attend, and refreshments will be served.

For more information, contact Lucy Garza Westbrook, OLLAS project coordinator, at 554.3835 or visit the OLLAS Web site,

Buddy Walk Partnering with UNO Oct. 4

The Counsel for Exceptional Children and the National Student Speech Language and Hearing Association (NSSHLA) at UNO has partnered with the Omaha Down Syndrome Parent Network for its seventh annual Buddy Walk.

UNO students will participate in the walk to raise awareness and acceptance for individuals with Down syndrome on Saturday, Oct. 4. Read more.

Hockey Red/White Game Oct. 5

Fans can cheer on the Maverick hockey team Sunday, Oct. 5, during the team's red/white scrimmage at Tranquility Ice Arena, 125th and Maple streets. The game takes place from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and is free. Attendees can win door prizes during the game.

A cookout will follow the game in an upper parking lot from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The cost of $5 for Blue Line Club members and $7 for non-members includes a hot dog, chips, beverage and cookie. Maverick hockey players will sign autographs during the cookout.

For more information, call 554.3422.

Maverick Investment Club to Meet Oct. 6

The Maverick Investment Club will meet Monday, Oct. 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom. All students from any college or major can attend.

Attendees will gain insight on investing and the markets in general. There is no membership fee, and free food and refreshments will be provided.

For more information or to be added to the mailing list or Blackboard site, contact Brett Blankenship at or Jessica Coufal at

SAC Winter Clothing Drive Starts Oct. 9

Beginning Thursday evening, Oct. 9, the Staff Advisory Council (SAC) will collect coats and other winter clothing (gloves, mittens, warm socks, mufflers, etc.) to help meet the needs of Omaha's homeless population.

A collection trailer for donations will be available in the Pep Bowl through the start of the Saturday, Oct. 11, homecoming football game. The clothing drive is being held in conjunction with Centennial Week events.

For more information, contact Jennifer Forbes-Baily at 554.2609 or SAC President Ivory Bobb at 554.2293.

2008-09 Blue Line Club Luncheon Tickets Available

During the hockey season, Blue Line Club (BLC) luncheons kick off each home series weekend. The first luncheon of the 2008-09 season takes place Friday, Oct. 17, to highlight the Maverick Stampede.

At the luncheons, UNO Coach Mike Kemp, his players and opposing coaches speak and show highlight videos. Fans also can get a scouting report on opponents and learn from guest speakers. Previous speakers include NHL scouts, player agents, referees and former college players and coaches.

The buffet opens at 11:30 a.m., and the program lasts from 11:50 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. BLC Luncheons take place at a new location this year - the newly remodeled Anthony's Restaurant, 72nd and F streets. Free parking is available.

The 2008-09 BLC Luncheon schedule:
- Friday, Oct. 17 (Maverick Stampede; Coaches)
- Friday, Nov. 14 (Ferris State; Parents' Weekend)
- Friday, Nov. 21 (Michigan State)
- Friday, Dec. 5 (Alaska-Fairbanks)
- Friday, Jan. 9 (Northern Michigan)
- Friday, Jan. 23 (Miami-Ohio)
- Friday, Feb. 6 (Western Michigan; Hockey Hall of Fame)
- Friday, Feb. 20 (Notre Dame; Seniors)

Single luncheon tickets are available at the door and cost $15 for BLC members and $20 for non-members. Season tickets for all eight luncheons cost $105. Fans who purchase season tickets also receive a free hockey media guide.

To access a ticket order form, visit this link.

For more information, contact Shirley Fey in UNO Athletics at 554.3422.

Vedic Method Discussion Today at Alumni Center

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

Jain is director/partner of Motilal Banarsidass Publishers andvice president of International Research andResource 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.

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

Latino Heritage Month Celebration Continues at UNO

The 2008 Latino Heritage Month celebration is under way at UNO. Film screenings, a Latin dance workshop and discussions are among the planned events.

Activities are free, with the exception of the Cinemateca Film Series. Read more.

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 presentation in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service 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 research areas 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 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 must pay the $25 fee to receive a book.

Dr. Van Wart will also give a free presentation - "Grow Your Leadership - It Matters!"- from 3:30 to 5 p.m. that highlights the importance of good leadership in the public and nonprofit sectors.

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

CPACS Open House Planned for Oct. 10

The campus community and public can see the new College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) facilities at an open house/reception on Friday, Oct. 10, from 3 to 5 p.m. The celebration will include food, fun, music and a drawing for an iPod Touch courtesy of the Division of Continuing Studies.

For more information contact Kathy Menke at 554.4832.

In the News

In the News

- Elizabeth Dahl, assistant professor of political science, was mentioned in the Sept. 22 issue of the Wausau Daily Herald (Wausau, Wis.) about her time as a volunteer translator in Beijing for the Olympic Games.

- KJSK (900 AM, Columbus, Neb.) interviewed Lee Denker, UNO Alumni Association director, Sept. 30 about UNO's Centennial celebration.

-Lourdes Gouveia, Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS), was interviewed for an article published Sept. 17 in La OpiniĆ³n (Los Angeles, Calif.) about immigration policy.

- KHUB (1340 AM, Fremont, Neb.) interviewed Tom Gouttierre, dean of International Studies and Programs and director of the Center for Afghan Studies, about UNO's Centennial celebration. He was also profiled in the Sept. 11 issue of The Reader about his work in Afghanistan.

- Jennifer Huberty, assistant professor of health, physical education and recreation, was quoted in the Sept. 30 issue of the Omaha World-Herald about attending a business-planning conference held last week in downtown Omaha.

- The Oct. 1 issue of the Omaha World-Herald featured an article quoting John Langan, former dean of the College of Education. Dr. Langan discussed education problems in Nebraska.

- The Sept. 27 issue of the Omaha World-Herald published a guest column by Boyd Littrell, professor of sociology. Dr. Littrell wrote about the proposed financial bail out.

- Barbara Pickering, associate professor of communication, was interviewed by WOWT (NBC 6) and KFAB (1110 AM) Oct. 2 about the DebateWatch events hosted on campus. On Sept. 26, KPTM (Fox 42) and KETV (ABC 7) interviewed professors Adam Tyma and Mary Anna Kidd about DebateWatch.

- KETV (ABC 7) interviewed Randy Sell, director of Financial Aid, Oct. 1 about government-backed college loans.

- The Sept. 19 issue of the Sioux City Journal (Sioux City, Iowa) featured an article about an emigrants and Native people presentation by Michael Tate, professor of history and Native American studies.

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" ends today, Oct. 3. The solo exhibition has featured 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 will appear at an "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.