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NU President Discusses Centennial

University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken spoke about UNO's 100th anniversary during his football halftime interview on Oct. 7. KFAB and its affiliates carried the remarks across the state.

Sidewalk Maintenance Repair Notice

Weather permitting, repairs will begin today, Nov. 13, on a broken storm drain line under the sidewalk north of the Eppley Administration Building that runs parallel to Dodge Street. The work may require removal of a portion of the sidewalk.

For more information, call Butch Baker at 554.2269.

Airline Pioneer to Lecture at UNO Nov. 17

The UNO Aviation Institute will honor Colleen C. Barrett, president emeritus of Southwest Airlines, the nation's most successful low-cost airline, on Monday, Nov. 17. She will receive the William F. Shea Award for her contributions to aviation and will present the 2008 Charles W. Durham Distinguished Guest Lecture.

The event, which is being held at the Strauss Performing Arts Center, begins with a reception at 6:45 p.m. The lecture will begin at 7:15 p.m. Both the reception and the lecture are free and open to the public. Parking is available in the parking structure on the east end of campus. Read more.

Agder University Presentation Set for Nov. 14

Anyone interested in studying in Norway can stop by an information session set for Friday, Nov. 14, in 279 The University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute.

Representatives from Agder University - located in Arendal, Grimstad and Kristiansand, Norway - will give a lunch presentation and answer questions from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pizza and salad will be served. Students can stop in for any or all of the presentation.

Those planning to enjoy lunch should R.S.V.P. to Cheryl Christiansen at 554.2380 or

Women in Business Forum Breakfast Nov. 21

The Metro Omaha Women in Business Forum will hold a breakfast Friday, Nov. 21, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the William H. and Dorothy Thompson Alumni Center. The Nebraska Business Development Center, Nebraska Procurement Technical Assistance Consulting and the Metro Omaha Women's Business Center have co-sponsored the event.

The breakfast will feature a presentation by Donna Allen, founder and CEO of Positive Purpose Inc., and representatives from several women-owned businesses:
- Sally Cohen from eGrowth Marketing;
- Pauline Stark from the The Alternative Group; and
- Mary Love from SERVPRO.

Attendees are invited to bring their business cards, brochures, flyers, etc. for networking. A table will be available to display all company brochure materials, and give-away items are encouraged.

The $11 registration fee includes a breakfast buffet. To register, visit and click on the registration link to complete the form.

Payment can be made by cash or personal checks made out to "MOWBC." Individuals who cancel after Tuesday, Nov. 18, will be billed for the full registration fee.

For more information, call 453.4663.

Artist, Illustrator to Visit Omaha Nov. 18-22

Artist David Diaz of California, whose work is on display through Sunday, Feb. 22, at the Joslyn Art Museum, will visit Omaha later this month as part of the Del and Lou Ann Weber Centennial Lecture Series at UNO. Read more.

Diaz will make the following appearances:

- Tuesday, Nov. 18
El Museo Latino
4 p.m.

- Thursday, Nov. 20
College of Public Affairs and Community Service Building Collaborating Commons
5 p.m.

- Friday, Nov. 21
South Omaha Branch Library
4 p.m.

- Saturday, Nov. 22
Joslyn Art Museum
10:30 a.m.

Scholastic Book Fair Begins Dec. 1 at Criss Library

This December, the campus community can do holiday gift shopping at the Scholastic Children's Book Fair and support Criss Library at the same time. Books for children of all ages, holiday titles, instructional materials, games, videos and toys will be for sale.

The event kicks off Monday, Dec. 1, from 5 to 9 p.m. Additional hours include Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 2-3, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

All proceeds will benefit the library's juvenile book collection. Donations will also be accepted for the "Read Me A Story" literacy program with Douglas County Corrections.

For more information, contact Melissa Cast at 554.3130 or

Nominations Sought for Women of Wisdom Awards

Organizations and individuals in the Omaha area are being asked to nominate senior women for the 2009 Women of Wisdom Awards, sponsored by the UNO Lifelong Learning Initiative. Nominations are due Monday, Jan. 12.

Three women over the age of 50 who exemplify the spirit of community contribution while providing a meaningful example of successful aging will receive awards next spring. Nomination forms are available online at or by calling 554.4897 or 554.2292. Read more.

Family Holiday Party at the Zoo Planned for Dec. 12

Join the UNO Young Alumni for a family holiday party Friday, Dec. 12, at the Henry Doorly Zoo. A zoo membership is not required to attend, but tickets must be purchased in advance.

The event will feature a barbecue dinner catered by McKenna's Blues, Booze & Barbecue in the Treetop Restaurant overlooking the Lied Jungle; crafts and goodies for children; photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus; and a Holiday Wildlights '08 debut. Tickets cost $15 for adults, $5 for children age three to 10, and are free for children age two and under.

To register, download the form at and return it to the UNO Alumni Association, 6705 Dodge St., Omaha, NE 68182.

Tickets will be mailed upon receipt of payment. For more information, contact Sheila King at 554.4802 or

Children Sought for UNMC Research Study

Children age four and five years are needed for a University of Nebraska Medical Center Department of Psychiatry evaluation. Some qualifications include being unable to sit still and having trouble following directions or paying attention. Eligible participants will receive study medication at no cost.

For information, call 552.6239.

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.

Fidelity Representative on Campus Dec. 5, 19

Fidelity representative Jason Cronick will visit campus Friday, Dec. 5, and Friday, Dec. 19, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for individual counseling sessions.

Employees can call Fidelity at 1.800.642.7131 to schedule an appointment with Cronick.

Next NBDC Workshop on Government Contracts Dec. 9

The next Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) workshop on government contracting takes place Tuesday, Dec. 9, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Healing Gallery, 4225 Cuming St.

The event - titled "Registering Your Company: How to Take the First Steps, Registering Your Company with Government Agencies" - is free but requires pre-registration at due to the limited seating.

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, 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.