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A Stealth Start

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A U.S. Air Force B-2 bomber from Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri kicked-off the UNO-Missouri Western homecoming game Oct. 11 at Caniglia Field.  The fly-over celebrated the start of UNO's Centennial celebration.

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HPER Groundbreaking & Maverick Village Dedication

Campus focus shifted Thursday, October 9 to groundbreaking ceremonies for the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building's expansion project. The $38.6 million project will increase HPER's space from 150,000 square feet to 240,000 square feet. Completion is expected by the fall of 2010. Several blocks to the west, dedication ceremonies were held for UNO's newest on-campus housing....Maverick Village. The facility provides 400 new student housing beds on the southwest corner of the UNO campus.

Building for the Future

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A Century of Campus History

Omaha News reporter Munira Amini takes a look at UNO's 100-year anniversary in this segment which first aired on Oct. 8.


Chamber Choir and Chamber Orchestra to Perform "Celebrating 100" Tonight

UNO 100 Year

"Celebrating 100" will feature the UNO Chamber Choir, under the direction of Matthew C. Harden, and the Chamber Orchestra, directed by Barry Ford, performing pieces by Mendelssohn, Bach and Haydn tonight, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. in the Strauss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall.

Tickets cost $5 for the general public, $4 for students and senior citizens and free for all UNO faculty staff and students with current ID.

"Mendelssohn's musical setting of Psalm 100 depicts a call to listeners to be joyful and give thanks," said Isaac Frishman, a sophomore music technology major and returning member of the choir. "It's great because it really evokes the mood of the text."

Graduate student Matt Rom, a teacher at Papillon-La Vista South, will conduct the work as a requirement of his pursued degree in conducting.

Other featured pieces include Bach's Was Gott tut, das ist wohlgetan III, BWV 100, a collaboration of both ensembles featuring Chamber Choir soloists Tom Olsen, Angelina Gradel, Graig Gant and C.J. Harden and Haydn's 100th symphony, known commonly as his Military Symphony.

For more information, contact Cindy Bassett at 554.3427.

Annual Policies and Crime Statistics Report Available

The annual Campus Security Policies and Crime Statistics Report has been mailed to all currently enrolled students, faculty and staff at UNO.

This information is also available on the Web at

For additional copies of the report, contact Campus Security at 554.2648, or stop by 100 Eppley Administration Building.

Last Week for Voter Registration at UNO

The outside voter registration deadline for Nebraska residents is Friday, Oct. 17.  Several campus organizations will conduct voter registration drives this week.

The schedule:

Today, Oct. 14
- Henningson Plaza
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sponsored by Nebraska Matters at UNO and The Gateway

- Scott Village
Noon to 2 p.m.
Sponsored by the Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women

Wednesday, Oct. 15
- Henningson Plaza
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sponsored by Nebraska Matters at UNO and The Gateway

- DebateWatch 2008
Thompson Alumni Center
7:30 to 9:45 p.m.
Sponsored by the Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women

Thursday, Oct. 16
- Scott Hall
Noon to 2 p.m.
Sponsored by the Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women

- "Ethnic Notions" Screening
Eppley Administration Auditorium
5 p.m.
Sponsored by Department of Black Studies and Project 10,000

New Report on Nebraska's Population Now Available

The 2007 Nebraska Population Report, prepared by the Center for Public Affairs Research at UNO, is now available online. Read more.

HR Seminar Series Continues Oct. 17

The Human Resources Department's yearlong series of informative seminars will continue Friday, Oct. 17, with a presentation titled "Developing an Asset Allocation Strategy."

The seminar and discussion will run from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Gallery Room. The seminar will provide a comprehensive overview on saving for retirement. Topics include:  asset allocation, volatility of investments, benefit of managed portfolios and the hows and whys of rebalancing a portfolio.

The seminars are scheduled monthly through April. Other topics will include personal financial management, Social Security and more on retirement planning. All seminars are open to all interested faculty and staff.

For more information, contact Esther Scarpello at 554.3660.

Workshops Offered on "Managing Your Research References Online"

The Center for Faculty Development and the Criss Library will co-sponsor workshops on "Managing Your Research References Online" starting today, Oct. 14.

Linda Parker, a social sciences reference librarian at Criss Library, will highlight RefWorks, an online research management tool, which allows researchers to gather, manage, store and share citations and bibliographies.

In her RefWorks workshop, a researcher will learn how to:

- Organize and manage bibliographic citations for journals, books, manuscripts, newspapers and Web sites.

- Export citations from databases and the library catalog.

- Share bibliographies with collaborators, students, and researchers via the Web.

- Automatically insert citations into papers and format reference lists in hundreds of citation styles.

Each workshop is limited to 20 attendees. The workshops are:

Today, Oct. 14
10 a.m. to noon
112 Library Classroom

Tuesday, Oct. 21
9:30 to 11 a.m.
107 Library Classroom

Friday, Oct. 24
1 to 3 p.m.
107 Library Classroom

To register, contact the Center for Faculty Development at 554.2427 or  To request more information about the workshop, contact Linda Parker at 554.3207 or

SPR Features Student Research in Eppley Display Case

The display case on the second floor of the Eppley Administration Building will feature student research this month in conjunction with UNO's Centennial. Both undergraduate and graduate students from across campus will have their research and creative activities showcased.

The Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (SPR) sponsors the display. Featured posters up through Thursday, Oct. 16:

- Ivory Welbourn and Jill Bomberger, Social Work (advisor:  Jeanette Harder);

- Dan Smith, Physics (advisor:  Dan Wilkins);

- Laura E. Heuermann, Computer Science (advisor:  Dhundy Bastola);

- Charley Reed, Broadcasting honors (advisor:  Steven Walker);

- Trevor R. Smith, Biotechnology honors (advisor:  William Tapprich); and

- Mehdi Tajouri and Greg Stelmaszek, Chemistry (advisor:  James Hagen).

"We hope you will encourage your fellow students and faculty/staff to visit the case this week--and each week in October--to view the offerings of our dynamic student researchers," said Wendi Chiarbos Jensen, coordinator for SPR.  "We appreciate your participation in this showcase!"

Call 554.2286 for more information.

Storytellers, Illustrators Join Omaha Lecture Series on Literacy

The Omaha Family Literacy Partnership, organized by the College of Education, will welcome the Del and Lou Ann Weber Centennial Lecture Series, with literacy events kicking off Thursday, Oct. 16 at the Strauss Performing Arts Center.

At 4:30 p.m., "Beads on One String: A Celebration of Culture and Tradition Through Music and Story," will feature Folk/Americana singer Dennis Warner. Warner will be joined by three storytellers at this event, all from Omaha: Rita Paskowitz, Idu Maduli and Sheila Rocha. The program will repeat itself at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18 at the Durham Museum, 801 S. 10th St.

Twelve performances by the entertainers in the "Beads on One String" presentation will also be performed at local schools, in celebration of UNO's Centennial. Read more.

Today's Office Professional Conference Oct. 17

The 2008 Today's Office Professional Conference takes place 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.

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.

"UNO and Beyond: Art Student Alumni Exhibition" Opens

The current UNO Art Gallery show "UNO and Beyond: Art Student Alumni Exhibition," runs through Friday, Nov. 7.

The show is being held in conjunction with the university's Centennial celebration.  The exhibition includes works by more than 50 UNO alumni who graduated with Fine Art degrees from 1963 to 2008. The show includes works in a variety of mediums and styles including a piece from the O! Public Art Project by alumnus Bart Vargas. Read more.

Flu Shots Offered This Fall

Student Health Services (SHS) will offer flu shot clinics at eight different locations this fall.

A shot will cost $15 for students and $20 for faculty and staff. No appointment is necessary. Payment is cash or check with the exception of the Oct. 30 SHS location. Vaccination dates and locations:

- Monday, Oct. 27
10 a.m. to noon
100A University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute

- Tuesday, Oct. 28
10 a.m. to noon
Main hallway of the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building
2 to 4 p.m.
Maverick Village Clubhouse

- Wednesday, Oct. 29
10 a.m. to noon
132D College of Public Affairs and Community Service

- Thursday, Oct. 30
8:30 a.m. to 1 p .m.
SHS, located on the first floor of the Milo Bail Student Center

- Friday, Oct. 31
8:30 to 11 a.m.
Main floor of Criss Library

- Monday, Nov. 3
12:30 to 2 p.m.
Scott Village Study Room, located by the cafeteria

- Tuesday, Nov. 4
12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.
University Village Clubhouse

SHS staff remind those planning to get a vaccination to remember to wear appropriate clothing for a shot in the arm. Employees should bring insurance cards for possible Blue Cross Blue Shield reimbursement.

For more information, call 554.2374.

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.


- Robert Woody, psychology, has been named a member of the Sex Therapist Certification Committee of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists.

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