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Pep Rally Today for Maverick Football


Join the UNO community for a rousing send off for the Maverick football team as it heads to Pittsburg State to play the Gorillas in NCAA Division II playoff action.  The team will leave from the Sapp Fieldhouse at 11 a.m. today, Nov. 14. 

"Come early and join the band, the cheerleaders and the dance team to wish them good luck!" said Dave Ahlers, director of Athletic media relations.

The NCAA Division II Football Championship first-round game featuring sixth-seeded and 24th-ranked UNO taking on third-seeded and 10th-ranked Pittsburg State will be Webstreamed live on

Kickoff is scheduled for noon on Saturday, Nov. 15.

For more information, contact Ahlers at 554.3387.

Today's Seminar to Offer Financial Management Tips

Human Resources and the Chancellor's Commission on the Status of Women will co-sponsor a "Personal Financial Management and Credit Basics" seminar today, Nov. 14.

"The seminar will give participants practical tips for managing their household finances during these uncertain times," said Esther Scarpello, fringe benefits manager and CCSW treasurer.

Todd Sites from Credit Advisors will speak and answer questions from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Gallery Room.  He will also provide suggestions attendees can implement for their own household finances.

The seminars are scheduled monthly through April. Other topics will include Social Security and retirement planning. All seminars are open to interested faculty and staff.

For more information, contact Scarpello at 554.3660.

Lecture Today on Sartre

Thomas R. Flynn, Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Emory University, will present a lecture at 2 p.m. today, Nov. 14. His lecture, "The Promise and the Peril of Constructive Memory: Sartre's Autobiographical The Words," will take place in 216 Arts and Sciences Hall.

A graduate of Columbia University, his research focuses on contemporary continental (especially French) philosophy, aesthetics, social and political philosophy and the theory of responsibility. He is the author of several publications including the Sartre and Marxist Existentialism: The Test Case of Collective Responsibility.

Flynn will also present during a 7 p.m. service at the Korean Presbyterian Church of Omaha. That lecture will be on "The Challenge of Christian Existentialism." Both events are open to the public at no charge. There will be a reception following the 7 p.m. presentation.

For more information, contact Kathy Cox Schwartz at 554.2628.

Fall Awards Reception Nov. 17

The third annual Strategic Planning Awards and Step Up Awards will be presented at the UNO Fall Awards Reception at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom. The UNO community is invited to attend.

The UNO Chancellor's Strategic Planning Awards are designed to recognize units, both academic and non-academic, and cross-disciplinary initiatives that exemplify a commitment to furthering UNO's strategic goals. Those goals include: a focus on helping UNO's diverse student body reach their potential; a commitment to academic excellence; and an active engagement with the community and region. This is the fifth year for this award. 

The UNO Step Up Award honors faculty and staff members who have volunteered or gone out of their way to bring a project to fruition for the betterment of UNO, whether the duties involved fit the faculty or staff member's usual job description or not.  Groups of people may also be recognized. This is the third year for this award.

The award winners are listed below.

Strategic Planning Awards
Student Focus - Division of Continuing Studies
Academic Excellence - Department of Economics and Real Estate
Community Engagement - Department of Art and Art History

Step Up Awards
MAP Program Team
Alumni Association
Dr. Frank Bramlett
Facilities Management and Planning and Grounds Staff
Food Services
Centennial Steering Committee
Wendy Cross
Capital Projects Team
Abbie Syrek
Library Staff
Student Recruitment, Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Maverick Village Staff
Dr. Hank Robinson
Angela Patton

For more information, contact Elizabeth Kraemer at 554.2535.

Greek Events Planned for November

UNO's sororities and fraternities have a number of events planned this month.

The Sigma Gamma Rho sorority is collecting several items for Omaha's Ronald McDonald House through Friday, Nov. 14. The following items can be donated at the Student Organizations and Leadership Programs office on the first floor of the Milo Bail Student Center: children DVDs and CDs; batteries; long distance phone cards; Home Depot gift cards, Lowe's gift cards; cake and brownie mixes; canned food items; non-perishable food items; money to help families with finances and medical expenses.

In addition to the food drive, the members of Sigma Gamma Rho will cook dinner Friday, Nov. 14 for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House, 620 S. 38 Ave.

Zeta Tau Alpha's annual male beauty pageant, Big Man on Campus, takes place Sunday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom. Admission is $5 at the door, or $3 with a pink Yoplait yogurt lid. All proceeds will be donated to breast cancer education, research and awareness programs.

Those interested in learning more about African American-based fraternities and sororities can attend an informational event from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 20. The event will be held in the Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room. Visual presentations are also planned for Tuesday, Nov. 18 and Wednesday, Nov. 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Fireplace Lounge.

For more information on these and other Greek events, contact Kelli Vomacka, UNO Greek advisor, at

International Education Week Celebration Nov. 17-21

UNO will showcase international education Monday through Friday, Nov. 17-22, in conjunction with the observance of U.S. International Education Week.

A variety of events are planned to give international students an opportunity to share their heritage with the campus community. Most activities are free and open to the public. Read more.

Fall Graduate Faculty Meeting Nov. 17

The Office of Graduate Studies will host the Fall Graduate Faculty meeting on Monday, Nov. 17, at 2 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Dodge Room. All UNO graduate faculty members are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Mail Services Announces New Bulk Mailing Requirements

Beginning Nov. 23, the United States Postal Service is requiring that outside postal vendors, such as Mail Services, certify bulk mailing lists to meet their demand of deliverable mail. UNO patrons must comply with the following guidelines or be charged at a higher rate by the postal service.

UNO patrons lists need to be in table form, column information, last name and first name. Files should be sent a minimum of two working days prior to the deadline to The lists will be updated and returned to patrons so they can either process labels or go to print.

"Due to the ever mobile population that we serve, it truly is vital that we maintain our lists to keep up with our valuable contacts," said Sandy Walling, manager of Mail Services. "If the choice is not to update through this process, the postal service will update it for us but at a cost much higher than straight first class rates."

Lists must be updated every 95 days or whenever it is to be used again. Mail Services cost to departments for the list processing will be $2.50 up to 500 addresses, $2.50 for each increment of 500 thereafter.

Starting Nov. 23 patrons must endorse bulk mail that has not been updated with "Address Service Requested." This will have to be printed on each piece. At this time the postal service charges $0.50 for each returned letter which will in turn be charged back onto departmental cost centers.

Contact Mike Burton to further assist patrons with any mailing needs at

NiC Open Workshop Offered

Need time? An open workshop will be offered Wednesday, Nov. 19, to give participants time to consider, create and consult with Newspapers in Curricula (NiC) Project faculty members.

The drop-in workshop will take place from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Council Room. Drop in when it is convenient and learn about assignment development from other faculty members, the newspaper Web sites and the Collegiate Readership Program. Refreshments and prizes will be available.

The event is sponsored by the NiC faculty. For more information, contact Adam Sempek at 554.2427.

GSO to Host Transgender Day of Remembrance Nov. 20

UNO will observe Transgender Day of Remembrance on its internationally recognized day: Thursday, Nov. 20.

In honor of Transgender Day of Remembrance, UNO's Gender and Sexual Orientation Student Agency (GSO) is sponsoring a free concert by indie-folk artists Coyote Grace and Namoli Brennet from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room. Free food will be served.

This day is recognized and set aside to memorialize those killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The headstone markers located in the Pep Bowl area Nov. 17-21 will exemplify these heinous crimes. The markers indicate the names and date of those who have been killed.

For a complete listing of how these individuals were killed and the rational can be found at

For more information, contact Brooke Ayoub at 554.2620.

International Researcher to Speak on Infant Perception

Daniela Corbetta, associate professor at the University of Tennessee, will speak on Friday, Nov. 21. Her presentation is titled "Motor Development, Complexity, and Sensory-Motor Experience." Sponsored by the Nebraska Biomechanics Core Facility, this talk will begin at 1 p.m. in 206 Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) with a social to follow in the Biomechanics Laboratory. This event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Corbetta studies infant perceptual-motor development from a dynamic systems approach. She is particularly interested in the formation and changes occurring in infant reaching, bimanual coordination and hand preference during the first year of life. Her research seeks to understand how infants learn to control their bodies, movements and actions to interact with the world. Her goal is to understand how infants use visual and sensory information to plan and organize their ever-expanding interactions with the world.

Dr. Corbetta received her Ph.D. in Developmental and Experimental Psychology from the University of Geneva, Switzerland in 1989. Prior to the University of Tennessee, she has had academic appointments at Purdue University and at Indiana University. Visiting Professorships in psychology departments enriches with appointments at the University of Uppsala in Sweden, Virginia Tech, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris, and as a visiting scholar at the University of Louvain in Belgium. In 2002, she evaluated grant proposals for the Women's International Science Collaboration Program. Since then she has annually been an external proposal reviewer or ad hoc member for the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health and other universities and foundations.

For more information, contact Lisa Holst, at 554.3075 or More information about Dr. Corbetta can be found at

Spring HPER Physical Activity and Certification Classes Available

Thinking of throwing out stay-on-the-couch days and finding something exciting to do?  Check out these classes for exciting alternatives, electives or simply a new hobby.  The School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) offers a wide variety of physical activity and certification classes every semester. 

Options this spring:
- PE 1800 - Fitness for Living

- PE 2130 - Lifeguarding (new class)
The course is located under "Professional Physical Education" in the class schedule.

-HED 3030 - First Aid
The course is located under "Health Education" in the class schedule.

New physical activity courses:
- PEA 112L - Walking/Jogging

- PEA 112M - Volleyball

- PEA 112N - Zumba
The course is located under "Physical Education Service Program" in the class schedule, and individuals can choose from 40 additional offerings.

For more information, contact Katie Sup Rezac, at 554.3245 or

Service Learning 201: Advancing the Practice Series

Those interested in learning more about Service Learning at UNO can attend "Service Learning 201: Advancing the Practice Series" on Friday, Nov. 21. Sponsored by the Service-Learning Academy, the program will take place from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center U Mon Hon Room.

Presenters will include Gigi Brignoni, assistant professor of teacher education, and Carlynn Hartman-Kurtz, community liaison for the Service-Learning Academy and American Humanics. Community partnerships offering collaboration, reciprocity and sustainability will be discussed.

All faculty, those new to service-learning, as well as those with projects in development are welcome.

To register, contact Hartman-Kurtz at 554.2712 or

In the News

In the News

- The Nov. 12 issue of The New York Times quoted Randy Adkins, political science, about electoral votes in Omaha.

- Jonathan Benjamin-Alvarado, Office of Latino/Latin American Studies, was quoted in the Nov. 12 issue of the Omaha World-Herald about former Mexican President Vicente Fox's recent visit to Omaha.

- The Oct. 17 issue of the Midlands Business Journal quoted Cliff Mosteller, Nebraska Business Development Center, about entreprenuers in Nebraska.

- Mary Lynn Reiser, Center for Economic Education, was interviewed Nov. 7 by KETV (ABC 7) about the upcoming holiday shopping season. Reiser was also interviewed this week by NET Radio (Lincoln) and KRVN (880 AM, Lexington) about Money Smart Nebraska Week at UNO.

- Dana Richter-Egger, Math Science Learning Center, was interviewed Nov. 9 by KPTM (Fox 42) about how oxygen masks are used on airplanes.

- The Nov. 9 issue of the North Platte Telegraph featured a story about Jason Tuller, Nebraska Business Development Center, for receiving the Start Star Performer Award.

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

- The American Booksellers Foundations for Free Expression (ABFFE) has recognized UNO History Professor Mark Schere's book, Rights in Balance: Free Press, Fair Trial, and Nebraska Press Association v. Stuart (2008), as its book of the month. An interview with Dr. Schere appears on the ABFFE Web site at

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

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

Fall BFA Thesis Exhibition at UNO Art Gallery Through Dec. 12
The work of five UNO Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) thesis candidates will be on display in the UNO Art Gallery, inside the Weber Fine Arts Building, from Nov. 14 through Dec. 12. An opening reception for the exhibition will be held tonight, Nov. 14, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

This fall's thesis exhibition features the work of Shaun Benak, Jason Heida, Richard Murcek, Joe Pankowski and Josh Powell. Read more.

Works by Kempkes, Zeleny Featured in Local Exhibitions
Karen Kempkes, staff assistant/business manager for the Division of Continuing Studies, and Marcy Grace Zeleny, advisor in the Division of Continuing Studies, are featured artists at the facilities of Bhadra Yoga, 5020 Leavenworth St.  The exhibit, which includes 35 photographs by Kempkes and paintings by Zeleny, is open through Nov. 30.

Kempkes also has five photographs featured in the "Images of Faith" exhibit, sponsored by Project Interfaith. The display continues through Monday, Nov. 17, at the St. Cecilia's Cathedral Cultural Center, 701 N. 40th St.  For more information, call 933.4647.

"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. 

For more information, call 554.2996

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.