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First Lady Discusses Education of Afghan Women in Nebraska

Laura Bush mentioned UNO while talking about the issues facing Afghan women last month in New York. This brief audio file captures part of the first lady's remarks when she addressed the Council on Foreign Relations.

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A New Year's Gift

UNO graduate and former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel announced on campus last fall that he would be donating his senate papers to UNO's Criss Library. The papers began arriving before the Christmas holiday inside 2000 cartons. A second delivery of wooden cases contained photographs and other Hagel memorabilia. One custom case contained an antique 'barbar' chair from Hagel's senate office. Bob Nash of UNO's Criss Library said it would be a "considerable time" before the Hagel materials would be available to the public.

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2009.01.09

First Finalist for Dean of College of Education on Campus

Nancy Edick, acting associate dean in the College of Education, will visit UNO and be interviewed for the position of dean of the UNO College of Education on Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 12-13.  Dr. Edick is one of four finalists.

Faculty, staff, students and the public can attend the open session during Dr. Edick's campus visit on Monday, Jan. 12, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Council Room.

The other finalists are:

- Deborah Rodgers, associate dean for Student Services at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Okla.  Her campus visit is set for Jan. 14-15;

- Lawrence Rossow, director of the Center for Special Education Due Process at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, Okla.  His campus visit is set for Jan. 22-23; and

- Bradford Strand, department head and professor in the Department of Health, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences at North Dakota State University, Fargo, N. D. His campus visit is set for Jan. 26-27.

Gail Baker, dean of the College of Communication, Fine Arts and Media, has chaired the search committee.

For more information call 554.3502.

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"Consider This" to Explore "I-Stuff" Phenomenon

Land lines, CD players and cassettes are quickly becoming a thing of the past, replaced by a high tech phenomenon known as "I-Stuff." Coming up on the next edition of "Consider This," host Cathy Wyatt and guests will offer viewers "Technology 101" - a glimpse into the world of i-Tunes, i-Pods and i-Phones.

Guests include Jeremy Lipschultz, director and professor with the UNO School of Communication; Jeff Douglas, Internet marketing manager with Nebraska Furniture Mart; and Wendy Townley, an avid I-Stuff consumer.

The program airs today, Jan. 9, at 12:30 p.m. on NET2.

Other air dates and times are:

NET1
- Sunday, Jan. 11
11:30 a.m.

NET2
- Tuesday, Jan. 13
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.

2008 W-2 Forms to be Distributed Week of Jan. 19

The 2008 W-2 forms are scheduled for distribution the week of Jan. 19 and Employee Self Service (ESS) will display the 2008 W-2 form beginning Friday, Jan. 16.

As in the past, active employees will have their W-2 form delivered to their campus work address. Separated employees will have their W-2 form delivered through the U.S. Postal Service to their permanent home address.

For questions regarding employee W-2 forms, call 554.2325 or stop by 205 Eppley Administration Building.

Nominations Sought for Lamanna Award for Excellence in Women's Studies

Individuals in the UNO community can now nominate students, faculty or staff for the Mary Ann Lamanna Award for Excellence in Women's Studies. The award recognizes extraordinary service to the UNO program in Women's Studies. This noteworthy work may involve teaching, research/creative activity and service, or a combination of the three.

The deadline for nominations is Friday, Feb. 20. To nominate individuals for the award, submit the following to Jody Neathery-Castro, associate professor of political science, in 275 Arts and Sciences Hall or e-mail jneathery@mail.unomaha.edu:

- A one-to-two page nomination letter outlining the nominee's accomplishments and their relevancy to the UNO Women's Studies program. The nominator must also be connected to the Women's Studies program (student major/minor, faculty or staff).

- The nominator must obtain the nominee's/nominees' resume or curriculum vitae (CV).

The person(s) being honored will receive the award at the annual Women's Studies luncheon, which will take place Friday, May 1. Previous winners include Susan Maher (English and Women's Studies), Robbin Ogle (criminal justice and Women's Studies) and Karen Falconer Al-Hindi (geography and Women's Studies).

For more information, contact Dr. Falconer Al-Hindi at 554.3834 or kfacolneralhindi@mail.unomaha.edu.

Retirement Reception for Barb Ericson Jan. 13

The university community is invited to attend a retirement reception for Barb Ericson Tuesday, Jan. 13, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room.

Ericson has worked at UNO for more than 23 years. She has been with Student Health Services since 1997.

For more information, contact Julie Kalasek at 554.2374.

Faculty Recruitment Workshop Jan. 13

The next Faculty Recruitment Workshop takes place Tuesday, Jan. 13, at 2 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center State Room.

Before anyone can serve on a UNO Faculty Search Committee they must have attended one of these recruitment workshops. If it has been two years or more since attending a workshop, please plan to attend.

R.S.V.P. to Jerri Maxwell at jerrimaxwell@unomaha.edu or 554.3892.

In the News

In the News

- KPTM (Fox 42) interviewed Randy Adkins, Department of Political Science , Dec. 26 about the Nebraska Republican Party's efforts to change the state's electoral system. Dr. Adkins was also interviewed by KPTM on Dec. 24 about Omaha's 2009 mayoral race.

- The Dec. 26 issue of Bosnia Daily (Sarajevo) published a guest column by Rory Conces, Department of Philosophy and Religion, about ethnic nationalism in Kosovo. The Dec. 10 issue of The Serbia Observerpublished a column by Dr. Conces about nation-building in Kosovo.

- David Drozd, Center for Public Affairs Research, was mentioned in the Dec. 22 issue of the Omaha World-Herald and on KDUH (Scottsbluff, Neb.) about population increases in Nebraska. Drozd was also mentioned in the Dec. 26 issue of the Lexington Clipper-Herald about the U.S. Census data.

- The January issue of the Prairie Fire Newspaper published an article by John Kretzschmar, William Brennan Institute for Labor Studies, about understanding labor unions.

- KPTM (Fox 42) interviewed Guy Matalon, Department of Philosophy and Religion , Dec. 29 about the latest outbreak of violence in Israel.

- The Dec. 25 issue of the Omaha World-Herald featured a Q&A with Mary Lynn Reiser, Center for Economic Education, about holiday shopping.

- Edmund Tisko, Department of Chemistry, was interviewed Dec. 15 by KMTV (CBS 3) about the hazards of burning plastic.

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 enotes@mail.unomaha.edu. Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.

In Print

- A. Olu Oyinlade, sociology, wrote the forward to a recently published book (Peter Lang Publishers) titled "American Indian Higher Education Experiences" by Terry Huffman of George Fox University, Oregon.

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 enotes@mail.unomaha.edu. Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.

On Stage

Audition Notice
The Department of Theatre will hold auditions for the upcoming productions of "Waiting For Godot" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream." The auditions will take place Tuesday, Jan. 13, at 8 p.m. in the Weber Fine Arts Building Theatre.

Auditions are open to all ages and both productions are especially in search of a young actor (male or female) between the ages of 6 and 12 to play the part of a young boy.

"Waiting for Godot" performances run Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 26-March 7, and will begin rehearsals on Friday, Jan. 16.

"A Midsummer Night's Dream" performances run Thursday through Saturday, April 16-25, and will begin rehearsals in the middle of February.

For more information, contact the UNO Department of Theatre at 554.2406.

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 enotes@mail.unomaha.edu. Please include a contact name and phone number.

On Exhibit

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 enotes@mail.unomaha.edu. Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call 554.2243.