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UNO Juniors Sara Kampschnieder, Kelli Goeser, and Ellen Thommes combined for 50 kills to lead UNO's volleyball team to a 3-2 upset over 15th-ranked Pittsburg State Friday night, October 24 at UNO's Sapp Fieldhouse. The Mavericks won the first two sets with Pittsburg State winning the third and fourth. The two teams traded points for the majority of the fifth set with 11 ties and neither team led by more than three points. On her fifth swing of the final rally of the match, Kampschnieder gave the Mavericks the dramatic five-set victory, 15-12. The Mavericks host Washburn on Wednesday, October 29, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Sapp Fieldhouse.

UNO Native American Heritage Month Celebration Begins Nov.1

A month-long celebration of Native American heritage begins Saturday, Nov. 1, at UNO.  Events ranging from music, games, presentations and a film screening are free and open to the public and campus community.

The schedule:

Saturday, Nov. 1
- Musical performance by Joanne Shenandoah
6 to 9 p.m.
Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Ballroom

Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 4-5
- Word Carrier Trading Post
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Criss Library (second floor)

Friday, Nov. 7
- Ponca Restoration with Fred LeRoy
Noon to 1 p.m.
MBSC Nebraska Room

Tuesday Nov. 11
- "The Battle For White Clay" film screening (facilitated by Frank LaMere and Mark Vasina)
7 p.m.
MBSC Ballroom

Wednesday, Nov. 12
- Social Mixer and Hand Game
MBSC Nebraska Room

- "PermaRed" reading with Debra Magpie Earling
7:30 p.m.
MBSC Dodge Room

Monday, Nov. 17
- Native music with Michael Murphy
MBSC Fireplace Lounge (first floor)

Wednesday, Nov. 19
- MASCOTS presentation by Ed Zendejas
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
MBSC Dodge Room

- "Wiping Tears" monologue
7 p.m.
Eppley Administration Building Auditorium

Event sponsors are UNO Native American Studies, Student Organizations and Leadership Programs, Multicultural Affairs, the Inter Tribal Student Council and UNO Writer's Workshop.

For more information, call 554.2711.

Maverick Productions to Present Tracy Morgan Nov. 1

Former Saturday Night Live star Tracy Morgan will perform Saturday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. at the Omaha Music Hall, 1804 Capitol Ave.  UNO Maverick Productions has sponsored his appearance.

Tickets for UNO students cost $7 and remain on sale in the Milo Bail Student Center Business Office. Tickets for the public are available at all Ticketmaster outlets. Those who enter the password "maverick" in the "Promotions and Special Offers" field on will receive a $10 discount on each ticket, making the final cost $18 per person.

For more information, call 554.2711.

Student Research Featured in Eppley Display Window

In celebration of UNO's Centennial, the Office of Sponsored Programs and Research has hosted a student research display this month in the display case on the second floor of the Eppley Administration Building.  The results of students' undergraduate and graduate research and creative activities are on display.

Through Friday, Oct. 31, the featured students are:

- Benjamin Graber, theater (advisor: Scott Glasser);
- Erin O'Neill, Jodi Gabel and Stephanie Huckins, social work (advisor: Jeanette Harder);
- Jason Snodgrass and Glen Kennedy, physics (advisors: Wai-Ning Mei and Renat Sabirianov);
- Brandon J. Weihs and Justin Pence, geography (advisor: Michael Peterson);
- Daniel Recek, biotechnology - honors (advisor: Dhundy Bastola);
- Noelle Obermeyer, political science - honors (advisor: Meredith Bacon);
- Kate Baxley, communication (advisor: Lynnette Leonard);
- Megan Guthrie, civil engineering - honors (advisor: Tian Zhang);
- Alexander Skillman, civil engineering - honors (advisor: Gregor Henze); and
- Douglas Hoff and Jason Lavalleur, computer engineering - honors (advisor: Roger Sash).

For more information, call 554.2286.

ICS Celebrates Opening of New Facility on Oct. 31

A ribbon-cutting ceremony takes place at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31, to celebrate the opening of a new facility built by the Institute for Collaboration Science (ICS) at UNO.  The Charles E. Billingsley Executive Decision Laboratory - as the new space will be known - is located in Room 510 of Roskens Hall. Read more.

Intramural Sports Registration Ends Oct. 30

The final day to register for session two of intramural sports is Thursday, Oct. 30, at noon.  Available sports for this session include 5x5 basketball, 6x6 volleyball, floor hockey and racquetball (singles). Session two captains will meet Friday, Oct. 31, at noon.

For more information, call 554.2634.

Masters and Music Set for Nov. 2 at UNO Art Gallery

Friends of Art, a support group for the Department of Art and Art History, will present artist Stephen Cornelius Roberts and percussionist Michael Pollock Sunday, Nov. 2, at 5 p.m. at the next Masters and Music event in the UNO Art Gallery. A reception with the artists will follow the lecture/performance, which blends artistic imagery and musical composition.

Tickets cost $15 or $3 with a student ID.  All proceeds benefit the Friends of Art Scholarship Fund. 

Omaha artist Roberts has created several public art projects in Nebraska.   He won the competition held by the Nebraska Capitol Murals Commission to paint eight mural panels for the Memorials Chamber on the 14th floor of the Nebraska State Capitol and created the large murals from 1992-1996.  Roberts also painted the memorial mural to members of Nebraska's military at the Norfolk Veterans Home. His work is also portrayed in commemorative portraits on the UNO campus.

Pollock, director of bands at Papillion-LaVista High School, will play a variety of percussion instruments, including marimba, multi-percussion and hand drums, as well as fusing electronic percussion with acoustic percussion.  He also will perform with two of his high school students.

In conjunction with the Centennial Alumni Exhibition of former fine art graduates in the UNO Art Gallery, Friends of Art also will celebrate the success of graduates in art and music.  Roberts and Pollock represent the dedication and achievement that UNO strives for in its fine arts programs.  

For more information or to make a reservation, call Shari Hofschire at 554.2402.

"Hockey 101 for Men" Event Planned for Nov. 13

A new hockey event, "Hockey 101 for Men," will take place Thursday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. at The Old Mattress Factory Bar & Grill, 501 N. 13th St.  Both novice and expert hockey fans can attend.

The event will feature talks by UNO coaches and CCHA officials, in addition to demonstrations, game footage viewing, strategy discussions (from the basics to the advanced) and a question-and-answer session.

The $75 registration fee includes door prizes, a hockey media guide, game vouchers and a New York Strip dinner with cash bar. The registration deadline is Friday, Nov. 7.

For more information, call 554.3422.

CFD to Present TABS Presentation Nov. 17

The Center for Faculty Development (CFD) will host a Teaching Analysis by Students (TABS) session Monday, Nov. 17, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Gallery Room.  Presenters include Lana Danielson and Saundra Wetig, from the Department of Teacher Education, and TABS consultants.

A presentation will take place from noon to 12:45 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer period.

TABS is a confidential teaching analysis completed by faculty/staff members and their students with the goal of identifying teaching strengths, isolating specific teaching problems and developing improvement strategies.  During the session, attendees will have a chance to become familiar with the TABS instruments

To register, contact the CFD at 554.2427 or Individuals planning to attend are invited to bring their lunches.  Desserts and drinks will be provided.

Dual Enrollment Reception Today in Criss Library

An event for teachers participating in the Dual Enrollment program at UNO takes place today, Oct. 29, at Criss Library. Demonstrations of the library home page and library services, tours of the library and a meet-and-greet with librarians will be offered.

Attendees can enjoy treats and snacks with other Dual Enrollment colleagues and find out more about the program. Tours and demonstrations start at 4:30 p.m. at the library's café area. Participants' names will be entered into a raffle for a FLY Fusion Pentop Computer Learning System.

To R.S.V.P., contact Lola Gilbert at 554.3638.

Members Sought for Backboard Bunch

Interested in fast-paced action, plenty of competition and love the game of basketball? Then sign up to become a member of the Backboard Bunch, the booster club for the UNO women's basketball team.

"The mission of our group is to support the Women's Basketball team in achieving their goals for academic and athletic excellence, and to promote the sport of women's basketball in our community," said John Jensen, Backboard Bunch member.

The membership levels:

- First Round Playoff
Costs $25 per year and includes a newsletter, invitation to the season tip-off event, invitation to the basketball banquet, invitation to the Hall of Fame Banquet and halftime hospitality area.

- Second Round Playoff
Costs $50 per year and includes one general admission ticket book of 10 tickets, team press guide and all items from the First Round level.

- Sweet 16
Costs $75 per year and includes an autographed team poster and all items from the Second Round level.

- Elite Eight
Costs $150 per year and includes two general admissions ticket books, 20 tickets, a Maverick T-shirt and all items from the Sweet 16 level.

- Final Four
Costs $200 per year and includes a team photo and all items from the Elite Eight level.

- National Champs
Costs $500 per year and includes all items from the Final Four level.

"Whether you are a parent of a player, alumni or just an avid supporter of women's basketball, please join us in showing our support to the team and coaches by becoming a member of the Backboard Bunch," Jensen said.

Memberships can be payroll deducted.  For additional information, contact Lyn Connor at 554.4965.