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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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Mavericks Improve Record With 4-0 Win Over Griffons

The Maverick soccer team got back on the winning track Thursday, October 16 as they defeated Missouri Western University 4-0 at the Chili Green's soccer field. Freshman Hilary Horvatic got the Mavs on the board first with a goal in the 16th minute. She was followed by senior MaryClaire Murnan, sophomore Becky Heffling and junior Lindsey Nealon. The Mavs improved their record to 8-3-0. They next host Emporia State on Saturday, October 18 at 1 p.m.

UNO Bookstore to Host Centennial Display Through Nov. 7

The campus community is invited to stop by the UNO Bookstore through Friday, Nov. 7, to view the Centennial display in the front window.

For more information, call 554.2360.

Proposals Sought for 2008-09 UCAT Instructional Materials Grants

The University Committee for the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT) announces the availability of instructional materials grants that support the goals of Teaching Circles. The committee is accepting proposals and will fund grants up to $500 for each award on a monthly basis from October through April or until funds are expended.

Members of Teaching Circles can apply for the purchase of instructional materials relevant to the purpose of the circle and that address one or more UCAT themes. Visit for a listing of UCAT themes.

Proposals are due by the 21st of each month. Application forms are available on the UCAT Web site at

For more information, call 554.2427.

Designing Effective PowerPoint Slides Student Lunch & Learn Nov. 10

The UNO Speech Center will hold a lunch and learn on "Creating Visual Aids that Work: Designing Effective PowerPoint Slides" Monday, Nov. 10, from 11 a.m. to noon in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room.

Students who attend the event will:
- Learn how visual aids enhance and clarify presentation skills;
- Learn how to use PowerPoint; and
- Learn how to avoid common visual aid pitfalls and mistakes.

Pre-registration is encouraged and can be completed by contacting a consultant at the Speech Consulting Center at 554.3201 or Space is limited, and free pizza and pop will be provided.

Next NBDC Workshop on Government Contracts Nov. 11

The next Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) workshop on government contracting takes place Tuesday, Nov. 11, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Healing Gallery, 4225 Cuming St. The event is free but requires pre-registration at, as seating is limited.

The workshop will give an overview of government markets, including town, city, county, state and federal contracting agencies.

Additional workshops in the series are planned for the following dates. Individuals can sign up for any individual workshop.

- Tuesday, Dec. 9
Registering Your Company: How to Take the First Steps, Registering Your Company with Government Agencies.

- Tuesday, Jan. 13
Finding Bidding Opportunities: How to Locate Bidding Opportunities from Government Agencies.

- Tuesday, Feb. 10
The Successful Proposal: How to Prepare the Successful Proposal, Including

Capability Statements, RFQ, IFB and RFPs.

The series is sponsored by Andy Alexander, NBDC procurement technical assistance manager/counselor. For more information, call 554.6252.

Informational Meeting Today for China Travel Course

An informational meeting on a China travel course will take place today, Oct. 20, from 1 to 1:30 p.m. in 223 College of Public Affairs and Community Service Building.

For more information, call Peter Szto at 554.2330.

Biographer of Late Omaha Newsman to Speak Today

The first Distinguished Fall Break Lecture Series, hosted by the UNO School of Communication, will feature Northwestern University's Loren Ghiglione today, 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.

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.

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, is closed today 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 - remain closed for the HPER Building renovation project. Watch for additional details in future editions of eNotes.

For more information, contact Audrey Buckley at 554.4104.

"Shots Fired" Video/Training Available Oct. 22

UNO Business and Finance will offer a 20-minute video screening of "Shots Fired" for the UNO campus community on Wednesday, Oct. 22. The video provides techniques and advice to employees who might find themselves in an active shooter situation.

"Shots Fired" will be shown in the Milo Bail Student Center Gallery Room at the following times: 8:30 and 10 a.m., noon, and 1 and 3:30 p.m.

"We have read about and seen far too many examples of violence on college campuses, and Omaha experienced its own shooting episode at the Von Maur store less than a year ago," said Bill Conley, vice chancellor for Business and Finance. "We offer this video to provide safety training on what to do in the event that something like this happened on the UNO campus."

For more information, call 554.3668.

Workshops Offered on "Managing Your Research References Online"

The Center for Faculty Development (CFD) and Criss Library will co-sponsor workshops on "Managing Your Research References Online" this month.

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

In the RefWorks workshop, researchers 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; and
- Automatically insert citations into papers and format reference lists in hundreds of citation styles.

The workshops are:
- 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 CFD at 554.2427 or Each workshop is limited to 20 attendees. For more information, contact Parker at 554.3207 or

Maverick Watch


Support the Mavericks by attending their home events. Faculty, staff and students are admitted free to all home athletic games with proper ID (excluding hockey and playoff games). The spouses and children of students, faculty and staff can also attend for free.

To view upcoming athletic events, click on this link. For more information about UNO Athletics, visit the Web at