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UNO Turns 100

Omaha's metropolitan university hit the century mark on Oct. 8. This video highlights some happy birthday wishes.


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Centennial and Homecoming Kick-Off Events

Approximately 500 people attended the October 11 Centennial Barbeque and Reception at UNO's Sapp Fieldhouse. The event served as a kick-off for the Homecoming Weekend celebrations. The following morning, hundreds more gathered in UNO's Pep Bowl for the Centennial Tailgate Party. UNO's colleges and schools were represented at the party as was the Alumni Association and Athletic Department. Following the tailgate, the teams and football fans were treated to a fly-over by a U.S. Air Force B-2 bomber from Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri.


myMail System Unavailable Oct. 19

The UNO myMail e-mail system will be unavailable Sunday, Oct. 19, from 6 a.m. to noon for monthly maintenance. During this time, ITS staff will work on log-in and speed issues by reconfiguring server settings.

For more information, contact ITS Customer Service at 554.HELP (4357).

MavCard System Downtime Scheduled for Oct. 21

The MavCard System will be down on Tuesday, Oct. 21, for a scheduled upgrade. MavCards will not work for the entire day.

For more information, contact MavCard Services at 554.2220.

Parking Lot Closing Reminder

Lot S, east of the Central Utilities Plant, will close Monday through Friday, Oct. 20-24, for work associated with the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building renovation project.

Lots O and Q - located west of the Sapp Fieldhouse and the HPER Building - closed Oct. 13, for the HPER Building renovation project. Watch for additional details in future editions of eNotes.

For more information, contact Audrey Buckley at 554.4104.

University Policy Library Available Online

UNO Business and Finance announces the availability of a new online policy library at While this is not an inclusive list of all university policies, it is an excellent resource for departments and employees.

Biographer of Late Omaha Newsman to Speak Oct. 20

The first Distinguished Fall Break Lecture Series, hosted by the UNO School of Communication, will feature Northwestern University's Loren Ghiglione on Monday, Oct. 20, at 11:30 a.m. at the Omaha Press Club. Ghiglione wrote the book "CBS's Don Hollenbeck: An Honest Reporter in the Age of McCarthyism." Read more.

Sen. Hagel to Speak at UNO for Town Hall Meeting

The College of Public Affairs and Community Service (CPACS) will welcome U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel for a town hall discussion at 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21. The event is free and open to the public.

Hagel's hour-long discussion, which will take place inside the CPACS Building's Lecture Hall (Room 101), is the first of a series of town halls through Democracy Matters, a citizen engagement initiative launched by CPACS in celebration of its 35th anniversary. Future events will include community forums, debates, documentary screenings and guest lectures at UNO.

"We are thrilled to have Sen. Hagel as the inaugural speaker for our town hall series," said Sara Woods, an assistant dean in CPACS. "His commitment to public service and civic engagement fits precisely within our vision for Democracy Matters."

For more information, call Woods at 554.3914.

Donations Sought for Oct. 25 Mav Kids Halloween Party

The annual Mav Kids Halloween Party on Saturday, Oct. 25, needs the campus community to donate candy. The event will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building.

Candy can be dropped off in 100 HPER Building. For more information, contact Ryan Schmitt or Lisa Adams at 554.4941.

Student United Way Campaign Under Way

UNO Emerging Leaders will sponsor a student United Way campaign this month. Students can purchase flags for two dollars and icons for one dollar, or just drop change in a donation bucket. Names will be put on the flags for a Pep Bowl display.

Donations can be made at tables at the following times in the Milo Bail Student Center:

- Monday, Oct. 27
11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

- Tuesday, Oct. 28
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

- Wednesday, Oct. 29
1 to 2 p.m.

For more information, call 554.2711.

"Service Learning 101: When You Do It, You Get It" Planned for Oct. 27-28

What does "community engagement" mean? What does it look like? Why does UNO value it?

To help faculty members design service-learning projects that both meet community needs and apply course concepts, the Service-Learning Academy (SLA) will offer a two-hour "Service-Learning 101" workshop on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 27-28, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the 202 Arts and Sciences Hall Conference Room - the new Service-Learning office. All faculty - those new to service learning, as well as those with projects in development - are welcome.

For many UNO faculty members, community engagement means service-learning: integrating community service projects into coursework so students apply course concepts, see their relevance to the world of work and the community, and gain the satisfaction of making a difference in the community.

Workshop participants should bring a syllabus for a course to which they would like to add a service-learning component.

The following topics will be highlighted at the workshop:
- Elements of good practice in service learning;
- Transforming a syllabus - integrating experiential learning;
- Developing a partnership;
- Dimensions of learning for students: Designing and evaluating project assignments;
- Reflection: Integrating experience and learning objectives;
- Closing the project experience: Presentations and Celebration;
- Evaluating the project with a partner/Sustainability; and
- An action plan.

Follow-up consultations will be available for personal assistance with course design and community partnership development, and can be scheduled following the workshop.

To register, call Carlynn Hartman-Kurtz in the SLA at 554.2712 or send an e-mail to

Pathways to Harmony Program Planned for Nov. 14

The Pathways to Harmony program will take place Friday, Nov. 14, in the Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room from 12:30 to 4 p.m.

This professional development program brings together students, faculty and staff to explore diversity. All faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend.

"We are excited about presenting updated material that keeps the campus focused on issues of diversity," said Sharon Ulmar, associate director and director of equal employment opportunity in human resources. "It will help to enhance respectful relationships and create an open and constructive dialogue about diversity on the UNO campus."

To register, call Kate Clark at 554.2896 or send an e-mail to Seating is limited.

Business-focused Chinese Language Classes Begin Oct. 27

The Confucius Institute at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will offer non-credit Chinese language classes this fall. Taught by an experienced instructor who is a native Chinese speaker, classes will take place Mondays and Wednesdays at The University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI).

The classes:
- CICL 401(001) Beginning Business Chinese I
Dates: Oct. 27 - Dec. 8; Mondays (with the exception of Nov. 24)
Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $200 (Does not include textbook cost.)
Location: 252 PKI, 1110 South 67th St.
Note: Sequential classes of CICL 402 will be offered at a later date.

- CICL 402 (001) Beginning Business Chinese II
Dates: Oct. 29 - Dec. 10; Wednesdays (with the exception of Nov. 26)
Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
Cost: $200 (Does not include textbook cost.)
Location: 263 PKI, 1110 South 67th St.
Note: Sequential classes of CICL 403 will be offered at a later date.

To register, visit and select "classes," or fill out this form and send it to the following address:
Extended Education & Outreach
900 N. 22nd St.
P.O. Box 888500
Lincoln, NE 68588-8500

For more information, call 402.472.2175 or (toll free) 866.700.4747, or send an e-mail to

UFO Study Group to Meet Oct. 18

The UFO study group will meet Saturday, Oct. 18, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in 169 Durham Science Center.

The study group discusses the rational and scientific examination of UFO phenomena in Nebraska and the world. Attendance is free and open to anyone with an interest in the study of UFOs. Attendees are asked to come with an open mind.

For more information, contact John Powers at 319.2721 or

Fall Campus Recreation Instructional Programs Under Way

Campus Recreation will offer several programs on yoga, fly fishing and youth golf lessons this fall. To register for a class, visit 100 Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building or call 554.2539.

The schedule:

- Yoga
Dates: Mondays, Oct. 13 - Dec. 8 (No class Oct. 20.)
Time: 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Location: 203 HPER Building
Instructor: Bart Cubrich, certified through the Wellness Connection
Cost: Students - $20 for eight weeks (approximately $2.50 per class); Faculty/Staff - $25 for eight weeks (approximately $3 per class); Non-Activity Cardholders/Public - $30 for eight weeks (approximately $3.75 per class)

- Fly Fishing 101 (Limited to 10 participants)
Dates: Sunday, Oct. 26, and Sunday, Nov. 16
Time: Noon to 6 p.m.
Location: 110 HPER Building
Instructor: Mike Kelly, FF Certified Casting Instructor since 1997; NGPC Certified Casting Instructor since 2003
Cost: Students - $60 for one six-hour session; UNO Activity Cardholders - $80 for one six-hour session; Non-Activity Cardholders/Public - $100 for one six-hour session
Other: Participants should bring a sack lunch.

- Youth Golf Lessons (Limited to the first 16 registered and paid)
Dates: Saturdays, Nov. 1 - 22 (four classes total)
Times: Beginners - 10 to 11 a.m.; Intermediate - 11 a.m. to noon
Location: 230 HPER Building
Instructors: UNO golf coach Tim Nelson and the UNO women's golf team
Cost: $15 per child for UNO Activity Cardholders; $20 per child for Non-Activity Cardholders; $8 for each additional child from the same family

In the News In the News

- Randy Adkins, political science, was quoted in the Oct. 12 issue of the Omaha World-Herald about Congressional candidate Jim Esch.

- The Oct. 14 issue of the Omaha World-Herald quoted Loree Bykerk, political science, about term limits impacting Nebraska lobbyists.

- Chris Decker, business administration, Jerry Deichert, Center for Public Affairs Research, and Lourdes Gouveia, Office of Latino/Latin American Studies, were featured in an Oct. 15 Omaha World-Herald article about a report they released on the immigrant impact in Nebraska. The report was also covered by the Associated Press in Nebraska.

- Julien Fielding, religion, was quoted in the Lawrence Journal World about her new book, "Discovering World Religions at 24 Frames Per Second." Fielding was also interviewed by the Omaha World-Herald for an article about faith and the presidential election.

- Lourdes Gouveia, Office of Latino and Latin American Studies, participated in the radio call-in program "Puertas Abiertas" ("Open Doors"), which transmits from San Salvador, El Salvador, on Sept. 19. Dr. Gouveia discussed the plight of migrant women and children who are separated through the migration process.

- Joe Kaminski, campus recreation, was quoted in the Oct. 10 issue of the Omaha World-Herald about the current renovation project of the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building.

- The October issue of Art in America featured an article on art faculty members Russ Nordman and Jody Boyer about their recent exhibit in Kansas City, Mo.

- Barbara Pickering, communication, conducted an interview with KMTV (CBS 3) about UNO's DebateWatch events. The Oct. 16 issue of the Omaha World-Herald also featured an article on DebateWatch, quoting students Joey Gazda, William Mitchell and Kaeli Samson.

- The Oct. 4 issue of the Omaha World-Herald featured a guest column by James Thorson, gerontology, about age expectancy among today's Americans.

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

- A psychology researcher at the National University of Ireland Maynooth is utilizing a set of measures adapted by School of Communication professors Michael Hilt and Jeremy Lipschultz in their studies on attitudes about the elderly. Their adaptation of the Kogan Scale has received previous attention through publication and citation by international researchers.

- Dr. Lipschultz also has been named book review editor for Journalism & Mass Communication Educator, the top pedagogical research journal in the field. He is a longtime member of the editorial board and has published several articles in the journal.

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

Performances of "Picasso at the Lapin Agile" Continue Through Oct. 18
The UNO Department of Theatre's performances of Steve Martin's comedy "Picasso at the Lapin Agile" continue through Saturday, Oct. 18. All performances are directed by Amy Lane and take place at the UNO Theater in the Weber Fine Arts Building.

The house opens at 7 p.m. with a 7:30 p.m. curtain for all evening performances. An interactive talk-back session with the director, designers and cast will follow tonight's, Oct. 17, show. Read more.

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

UNO Art Professors, Students Work with Council Bluffs Students
Two UNO professors and two UNO students are participating in an art initiative with students from Thomas Jefferson High School in Council Bluffs. "Dodge This" - an exhibition of the students' abstract painting, photography, mixed media and social commentary - is on display through Friday, Nov. 14, at the Historic General Dodge House, 605 Third St., in Council Bluffs. Read more.

"Peggy Jones: Blessed Are the Peacemakers" at Bellevue University Gallery
An exhibit by Peggy Jones, assistant professor of Black Studies and women and gender studies, is under way at the Bellevue University Gallery, 1000 Galvin Rd. South in Bellevue. "Peggy Jones: Blessed Are the Peacemakers" will remain on display through Friday, Nov. 21. A reception and gallery talk featuring Jones will take place Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. at the gallery.

For more information, call 402.554.2996

"UNO and Beyond: Art Student Alumni Exhibition" Continues
The UNO Art Gallery will host the "UNO and Beyond: Art Student Alumni Exhibition" through Friday, Nov. 7. The event is being held in conjunction with the university's Centennial celebration and 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.

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.