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Senator Hagel Archive Announcement

Chancellor John Christensen kicked off UNO's Centennial year on Oct. 8 at convocation. At the end of his address, Dr. Christensen announced that Criss Library will receive the congressional papers of Sen. Chuck Hagel. Sen. Hagel graduated from UNO in 1972.

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Mavericks Upset Gorillas

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.

"Consider This" to Discuss The Congressional District Method

Today's episode of "Consider This" will highlight The Congressional District Method and explain what it means and why it is so important for this year's presidential election. Only Nebraska and Maine use the method to allocate electoral votes.

The program also will discuss issues and candidates involved with Nebraska's second district congressional race and the race for the Senate.

Matt Connealy, executive director of the Nebraska Democratic Party, and Mark Quandahl, chair of the Nebraska Republican Party, will speak with "Consider This" host Cathy Wyatt.

The program airs tonight, Oct. 30, at 11 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 2, at 11:30 a.m. on NET1. NET2 will telecast the program Friday, Oct. 31, and Tuesday, Nov. 4, at 12:30 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 http://www.tknomaha.org.

Third Floor Book Collection Now Open at Criss Library

Workers have nearly completed renovation work on the top floor of Criss Library. The entire book collection is again open.

Books with call numbers beginning with A-N are located on the third floor, and those with call numbers P-Z are on the first floor. All books are in open stacks and available for self-access.

For more information, call 554.2640.

Running Productive Meetings Workshop Nov. 5

Sherry Sivey, Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) facilitator, will lead a workshop on running productive meetings Wednesday, Nov. 5, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at ESU3, 6949 S. 110th St.

Registrations for the workshop are due by Monday, Nov. 3, and cost $150. Departments that register four or more individuals will receive a 10 percent discount.

The workshop is for anyone who will plan and run a meeting, formal or informal, small or large, frequently or infrequently. It does not cover virtual meetings, but possibilities can be discussed upon request.

Participants will:
- Practice using an effective technique that can help effectively plan, conduct and evaluate any meeting (so people will actually come and participate);
- Explore the meeting roles that can help a meeting be productive for everyone involved - before, during and after the meeting; and
- Evaluate how to use the technique in departments and influence others to do so, as well.

For more information, visit https://nbdc.unomaha.edu/NBDCstore/store.cfm?courseID=256&do=detail or contact Chris Flott at 595.2900 or cflott@unomaha.edu.

The NBDC is a cooperative program of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the UNO College of Business Administration. The NBDC Business and Technology Solutions Division is a leading provider of results-based, interactive professional development programs. The program serves the residents of Nebraska and has trained more than 65,000 people at more than 750 companies.

NBDC Graphics Workshops Available This November

The Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) will hold several graphics workshops in November. All will take place at ESU3, 6949 S. 110th St.

- Adobe Photoshop CS3
Dates: Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 3-4
Times: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $550 (Departments that register four or more individuals will receive a 10 percent discount.)
Registration deadline: Friday, Oct. 31
Presenter: Jennifer Metzler, NBDC training instructor

This comprehensive class starts with an introductory tour of the software and progresses through lessons on Photoshop's interface to more complex topics like object selection, color management and photo retouching. Participants will learn how to complete creative design projects using the layers feature and use Photoshop's drawing tools to demonstrate their artistic flair with the millions of colors available.

Participants also will:
- Practice applying filters to enhance their artwork;
- Learn image correction using the new spot Healing Brush for correcting scratches or blemishes, and Smart Sharpen for fixing photo blurring; and
- Learn many new creative tools, such as Vanishing Point and Image Warp. A collection of project files is available on CD for home use.

For more information, visit https://nbdc.unomaha.edu/NBDCstore/store.cfm?courseID=311&do=detail.

- Adobe InDesign CS3
Dates: Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 12-13
Times: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $550 (Departments that register four or more individuals will receive a 10 percent discount.)
Registration deadline: Monday, Nov. 10
Presenter: Lisa Frazee, NBDC training instructor

This workshop will feature hands-on exercises, with insider tips and detailed color illustrations, and teach the latest techniques for powerful page layout using Adobe InDesign CS3. Other topics include Adobe Bridge, drag and drop text editing, layer visibility and shareable swatches.

Participants also will:
- Learn to set up documents;
- Work with text and type styles;
- Add color;
- Work with tables;
- Use transparency and other effects; and
- Bring graphics into InDesign projects.

For more information, visit https://nbdc.unomaha.edu/NBDCstore/store.cfm?courseID=312&do=detail.

- Flash CS3 Levels I & II
Dates: Thursday and Friday, Nov. 20-21
Times: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cost: $550 (Departments that register four or more individuals will receive a 10 percent discount.)
Registration deadline: Monday, Nov. 17
Presenter: Jennifer Metzler, NBDC training instructor

Class will begin with a tour of the Flash interface and basic concepts of the technology.

Participants also will:
- Practice working with Flash drawing tools;
- Import content from other programs;
- Understand the main timeline and create different types of animation within Flash;
- Learn the importance of creating layers;
- Control symbol movements using Motion guides; and
- Incorporate the Mask technique into movies.

For more information, visit https://nbdc.unomaha.edu/NBDCstore/store.cfm?courseID=216&do=detail.

For additional details about any of the classes, contact Chris Flott at 595.2900 or cflott@unomaha.edu.

The NBDC is a cooperative program of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the UNO College of Business Administration. The NBDC Business and Technology Solutions Division is a leading provider of results-based, interactive professional development programs. The program serves the residents of Nebraska and has trained more than 65,000 people at more than 750 companies.

Flu Shots Offered This Fall

Student Health Services (SHS) will offer flu shot clinics at several campus locations this fall. No appointment is necessary.

Shots cost $15 for students, and $20 for faculty and staff. Payment is cash or check, with the exception of the Oct. 30 SHS location.

Vaccination dates and locations:

- Today, Oct. 30
8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
SHS, Milo Bail Student Center first floor

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

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

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

SHS staff reminds 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.

Faculty/Staff Appreciation Free Pancake Breakfast Oct. 31

The UNO wrestling team and coaches will host the annual Faculty and Staff Appreciation Free Pancake Breakfast on Friday, Oct. 31. The event will take place from 7 to 9 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Maverick Buffet Room.

All-you-can-eat pancakes and syrup, coffee, orange juice and milk will be served. Prizes also will be awarded in three divisions - women's, men's and department - for the pancake-eating champions. Those who wear a Halloween costume can win a free Maverick wrestling t-shirt.

For more information, call Geri Backora at 554.2506.

UNO Child Care Center Trick-or-Treat Parade Is Oct. 31

The UNO Child Care Center's annual Trick-or-Treat Parade across campus will take place Friday, Oct. 31. The children and staff will leave the Child Care Center at 9 a.m. and walk east down the middle of the Dodge location campus.

The center is asking offices that wish to participate to greet the children outside their buildings along the middle walkway. No hard candy or products containing peanuts or tree nuts should be handed out.

There will be approximately 85 children. In case of inclement weather, the Child Care Center will have a party at the center.

For more information, call 554.3398.

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, contact Kate Clark at 554.2896 or mkclark@unomaha.edu. Seating is limited.

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.

The 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 unofacdev@mail.unomaha.edu. Individuals planning to attend are invited to bring their lunches. Desserts and drinks will be provided.