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Audio Report from Addis Ababa

UNO Radio's Josh Krohn has updated his blog and now has posted sound files about his ongoing experiences in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Krohn and Robert Franklin, Classical 90.7 KVNO radio and UNO Television general manager and assistant professor, are doing research on Ethiopia street youth.

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UNO student news stories are airing on Classical 90.7 KVNO. Listen to samples of their stories.




UNO PR Students Want 1,000 Donations for Toys for Tots

The UNO chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) has launched a drive to gather 1,000 new toys for the Marines Toys for Tots campaign.

Toys are especially needed this season for families hard hit by the current economic crisis.  "We are not immune to the downturn in the economy and one of the first things to go is the luxuries, including charity.  We must make an effort to give what we can," said Richard Carter, senior economic adviser to Rep. Lee Terry R-Neb.

PRSSA students want to expand ten-fold its annual goal of 100 toys to reflect this need by inviting the campus, the public and local businesses to join the drive. Those who wish to donate can bring new, unwrapped toys to collection centers located on campus: 140 Arts and Sciences Hall (ASH); Weber Fine Arts Building third floor offices; and the Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) in front of the information desk.

PRSSA will also collect toys and cash at a closing event on Friday, Dec. 19, in the MBSC. Envelopes for cash donations can be picked up in 140 ASH. Donations can also be mailed to UNO PRSSA, Arts and Sciences Hall 140-E, 6001 Dodge St., Omaha, NE 68182.

The Toys for Tots program has given more than 370 million toys away to needy children since it began in 1948.  UNO PRSSA has been a proud partner of the program since 2004.

"Our chapter has placed a priority on serving children through its projects for Toys for Tots and the Omaha Food Bank," said Karen Weber, UNO PRSSA faculty adviser. "Children are the most vulnerable in these tough times."

For more information or to arrange a toy pick up, contact Heather Nasif at or 301.7320.

UNO to Close for Thanksgiving Holiday

UNO will close Thursday through Friday, Nov. 27-28, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. The 2008 holiday schedule is available online at

For more information, contact Human Resources at 554.2321.

Campus Security Offers Holiday Safety Tips

The Campus Security staff would like to remind the campus community of some common sense safety tips to practice during the holiday season.

- When a person leaves his or her room or office, lock it up, even if it's only for a few minutes.

- Avoid leaving valuables or packages in plain view in a vehicle. Place them in the trunk or between the seats. When possible, do so before parking.

- During the holiday break, take valuables home from campus offices and residence halls.

- Anyone who is going to be working on campus late in the evening or when few people are around should consider advising Campus Security so that an officer can pay special attention to the area.

- Anyone entering a locked residence hall, apartment building or campus building should make sure the door closes completely. Strangers should not follow anyone into a secure building.

- Students who live on campus and are leaving town for the holidays should make sure they have someone keeping an eye on their residence and leave emergency contact information.

For more information, call Campus Security at 554.2648.

HPER to Close Nov. 26-Dec. 1

Due to construction, the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Building will close early at 8 p.m. today, Nov. 26, and will not reopen until Monday, Dec. 1.

For more information, contact Amber Rath at 554.3291.

Thanksgiving Hours Announced for Computer Labs

Information Technology Services (ITS) has announced a range of hours for campus computer labs over the Thanksgiving holiday. All labs will be closed Thursday through Friday, Nov. 27-28. For a complete list of holiday lab hours visit and click on the "Holiday Lab Hours" link.

For more information, contact ITS Customer Service at 554.4357 or

Test and Evaluation Scanning for the Upcoming Holiday Breaks

Information Technology Services (ITS) will provide Thanksgiving break test scanning in Customer Services, 104 Eppley Administration Building (EAB), on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 29-30.

Holiday break test scanning will also be processed in ITS Customer Services, EAB 104, during the day up until the end of business on the Wednesday, Dec. 24. During the break, test scanning will be processed on the following dates: Monday through Tuesday, Dec. 29-30, and Friday through Saturday, Jan. 2-3.

Due to space constraints, ITS staff asks that faculty and staff not use the drop box for large quantities of course evaluations over the holiday break, Thursday through Sunday, Dec. 25-Jan. 4. Course evaluations will be accepted for scanning through the end of business on Dec. 24, but will not be accepted during the break.

Normal test and evaluation scanning will resume Monday, Jan. 5. For more information, contact ITS Customer Services at 554.HELP (554.4357) or

Classical 90.7 KVNO to Broadcast 23-week Metropolitan Opera Season

Classical 90.7 KVNO will kick off The Metropolitan Opera's 78th broadcast season on Saturday, Nov. 29, with a live broadcast of Berlioz' "The Damnation of Faust." The station will broadcast live a different, full opera each Saturday for 22 weeks, plus the popular "Met Audition Finals."  Read more. 

December FEAP Schedule Announced

The Faculty/Staff Employee Assistance Program (FEAP) provides short-term counseling, assessment and referral services for faculty, staff, their spouses or significant others, and family members. FEAP offices are located in 206 Eppley Administration Building.

The December schedule:

- Dec. 1, 9, 19 and 23
8 a.m. to noon

- Dec. 12 and 17
12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Appointments are free and available by calling 554.3120 (UNO) or 559.5175 (UNMC).

Holiday Card Program to Benefit Scholarship Funds

The Faculty Senate and Staff Advisory Council (SAC) have teamed up once again to sponsor the annual Holiday Card Program.

All interested faculty and staff are encouraged to donate the money they would normally spend on greeting cards for colleagues to one of two scholarship funds at UNO - the William Gerbracht Memorial Scholarship Fund (recipients are children of faculty and staff) or the General Scholarship Fund. Additional donations are also welcome. In return, a seasonal greeting that acknowledges contributors will be distributed to all UNO departments on Monday, Dec. 15.

Those who wish to donate should send a check (payable to UNO) to Cashiering/Student Accounts, EAB 109, by Friday, Dec. 5. Donors should designate one of the two scholarship funds listed above and indicate the name or names they wish to appear on the seasonal greetings card.

To access a donation form, click on the following link:

Holiday Card Form

For more information, contact Laura Lamblin at 554.2322.

Fall Self-defense Class Schedule

UNO student Eliss Hall will lead several two-hour self-defense classes at UNO this fall for the campus community and public.  A variety of safety knowledge topics and techniques will be highlighted.

The schedule:

- Friday, Dec. 5
1 to 3 p.m.

- Saturday, Dec. 6
9 to 11 a.m.

Classes will take place in 110 Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building. They are free to UNO students and Campus Recreation activity cardholders, and $10 for non-activity cardholders and the public.

Class sponsors include Campus Security, Human Resources, The Women's Resource Center and Fitness and Wellness.

To register, stop by 100 HPER or call 554.2539.  For more information, call Dave Daniels at 554.2008.

Honors Program Conducts Liberty Elementary Clothing Drive

The Honors Program will collect winter wear items for Liberty Elementary School through Friday, Dec. 12.

"Please help us by donating your new or lightly used clothing items: scarves, mittens, hats, coats, etc., to the boxes located across campus," said Christine McIvor, assistant to the director for the Honors Program.

Collection boxes are located:

- Honors Office in 105 Arts and Science Hall;

- Outside 314E Kayser Hall;

- Milo Bail Student Center Information Desk; and

- 401 Roskens Hall Information Desk.

For more information, contact McIvor at 554.2696.