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Maverick Women & Men Sweep Southwest Baptist

UNO's Amanda Broadsack scored 22 points to lead the UNO women Wednesday night (January 14) to a 85-72 victory over the Southwest Baptist Bearcats. The Mavericks had led by as many as 19 points in the game. The Maverick men followed up with a 88-84 upset of the fifth-ranked Bearcats. Senior Michael Jenkins had 26 points in the game. The Maverick defense held the Bearcats to 37% shooting in the first half. UNO hosts Missouri Southern on Saturday (January 17). The women play at 5 pm and are followed at 7 pm by the UNO men.

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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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2009.01.16

Flag Lowering

The UNO flag will be lowered to half-staff today, Jan. 16, to honor the memory of instructor Ronald J. Bauers. He passed away Jan. 12 at the age of 60.

Bauers served as a lecturer in the department of accounting since 1991.

A memorial service will be held today at 1 p.m. at Westlawn Hillcrest Funeral Home, 5701 Center St., in Omaha. Following the service, there will be an on-campus reception held in 305 Roskens Hall.

ITS Offers Advice on Bogus Webmaster E-mail

Faculty and staff members across campus have been receiving an e-mail from kschram@cogeco.ca that appears to come from UNO and asks for e-mail account confirmation.  Information Technology Services (ITS) advises e-mail users to not open the document or click on links within the e-mail. 

For details, click on this link

For more information or to report peculiar messages, contact the ITS Helpdesk at 554.4357 or unohelpdesk@mail.unomaha.edu.

Change Firefly Password for a Chance to Win

Start the New Year right with a gift courtesy of Firefly. All University of Nebraska staff and faculty with Firefly accounts are eligible.

To enter into a drawing for the prize, go to Firefly (http://firefly.nebraska.edu) and change the employee Firefly password by Friday, Jan. 23. Only one entry per person. Click here to view instructions for changing your password.

For Firefly ID assistance, contact Computing Services Network Helpdesk in Lincoln at 877.472.7694. The winner will be notified by Friday, Jan. 30.

Greeks Raise Money for ILUNO Project

UNO's Greek Associates Panel (GAP) recently teamed up with the International Studies Department's Intensive English Language Program (ILUNO) to raise funds for a project that brought 20 undergraduate students from Lebanon, Egypt and the West Bank for an eight-week stay on campus, which began Jan. 1.

The group is given similar learning opportunities as UNO students, including the chance to improve their English language skills.

The GAP raised more than $1,000 to purchase linens, cookware, silverware, toiletries and other items to make the students' University Village stay more comfortable.

ILUNO plans to continue to sponsor more groups throughout the year from other countries in the Middle East.

The GAP is an all-Greek board for ideas, support and promotion of a strong Greek image across every chapter at UNO.

Intramural Registration Under Way through Jan. 22

Will your New Year's resolution be to join an extracurricular activity in 2009? If so, mark your calendar for the next Campus Recreation Intramurals Session. Session Three team registration is under way now through Thursday, Jan. 22.

Campus Recreation provides recreational opportunities for all UNO students, faculty and staff, alumni and their families. The Intramural Sports Program at UNO offers competition on a team or an individual basis. Men's, Women's and Co-Rec divisions are available to match skill and experience level.

Team sign-up for the Session Three season will include:

- 5x5 basketball;

- 6x6 volleyball;

- 6x6 dodge ball; and

- Racquetball doubles.

The captain's meeting will take place Friday, Jan. 23, at 12:30 p.m. in 102 Health Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Building. To sign up a team, stop by 205 HPER.

For more information, contact Randy Nguyen at 554.2634.

"Consider This" to Explore Wii Phenomenon

Nintendo's Wii is entertaining, educational and even fitness-oriented. Coming up on the next edition of "Consider This," host Cathy Wyatt and guests will explore the Will phenomenon.

Guests will include Patrick Cavanaugh, instructor of computer science, UNO College of Information, Science & Technology; Joe Provil, purchaser, Nebraska Furniture Mart; and Jill Gregg, physical therapist, RehabVisions.                   

The program airs today, Jan. 16, at 12:30 p.m. on NET2.

Air dates and times are:

NET1
- Sunday, Jan. 18
11:30 a.m.

NET2
- Tuesday, Jan. 20
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.

Speech Center Consulting Room Spring Hours Announced

The UNO Speech Center Consulting Room, located in 185 Arts and Sciences Hall, begins its spring hours.  Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  To make an appointment, call 554.3201 or stop by 185 ASH.

The UNO Speech Center assists all UNO students, faculty and staff at any point in preparing oral presentations and/or incorporating them into their courses.  Visit http://www.unomaha.edu/speechcenter/ to find out more.  Call 554.3201 or send an e-mail to unospeechcenter@unomaha.edu to schedule an appointment.

Faculty interested in scheduling a consultant to speak with students about the center and discuss presentation skills can call the center at 554.3201 or send an e-mail to unospeechcenter@unomaha.edu.

MLK Jr. Legacy Recognized with Jan. 19 Day of Service

UNO students, faculty and staff will again celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., by volunteering their time.

The Day of Service takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 19, in honor of King's birthday. Students, faculty and staff will volunteer with youth at three locations in Omaha. Read more.

NET Radio and NET Television Plan Extensive Coverage for Inauguration Day

NET Radio and NET Television will have complete coverage of the inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th President of the United States on Tuesday, Jan. 20. Read more.

Viewing Sites for Jan. 20 Obama Inauguration

Several buildings on campus will have televisions tuned to the broadcast of the inauguration ceremony of President-Elect Barack Obama on Tuesday, Jan. 20.

Obama takes the oath of office at 11 a.m.; however, most of the rooms will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The campus community is invited to watch news coverage at any of the following locations.

- College of Public Affairs and Community Service, Collaborating Commons

- Eppley Administration Building Auditorium

- Milo Bail Student Center, Nebraska Room

- Peter Kiewit Institute, Room 158G

- Maverick Village, Commons Building

- Scott Village, Commons Building

- University Village, Commons Building

For more information, call 554.2762.

Chinese Language Classes Offered at PKI

The Confucius Institute at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will offer non-credit Chinese language classes this spring. Taught by an experienced instructor who is a native Chinese speaker, classes will take place Saturdays and Wednesdays at the University of Nebraska Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI).

To view the full class schedule click on this link.

For more information, call 402.472.2175 or (toll free) 866.700.4747, or send an e-mail to extservice@unl.edu.

Business and Finance Unveils Wall of Fame

The Business and Finance Office has unveiled its newest employee recognition program. The Business and Finance Wall of Fame is a visible place to post written messages about the work Business and Finance employees are doing to make UNO better every day.

To submit a posting e-mail twhite@unomaha.edu. Compliments can be for any reason. All that is required is that the compliment applies to a Business and Finance employee. Business and Finance units include Finance, Human Resources and EOE/AA, Facilities Management and Planning, Support Services and the Milo Bail Student Center. To view all departments visit http://www.unomaha.edu/bnf/departments.php.

To view all Wall of Fame kudos visit http://www.unomaha.edu/bnf/wofame.php.

In the News

In the News

- Randy Adkins, political science, was interviewed by KPTM (Fox 42) Jan. 11 about President George W. Bush's tenure in office.

- The Dec. 26 issue of the Midlands Business Journal profiled UNO's 100th anniversary, quoting Chancellor John Christensen.

- The Jan. 9 issue of the Papillion Times featured the newspaper's top eight stories of 2008. One story is about Papillion's rank among the state's most populous cities, quoting David Drozd, Center for Public Affairs Research.

- The Jan. 10 issue of Lawrence Journal-World featured an article about Julien Fielding, Department of Philosophy and Religion, and her new book, "Discovering World Religions at 24 Frames per Second."

- Student Michael Flegg was featured in the Dec. 22 issue of the Omaha World-Herald. Flegg, an exercise science major, discussed his love of rugby.

- Triplets Jaimie, Jenni and Jade Horton were featured in the Dec. 26 issue of the Hastings Tribune. The sisters just completed their first semester at UNO and are Hastings, Neb., natives.

- Jeremy Lipschultz, School of Communication, and Wendy Townley, University Relations, were guests on the Jan. 8 episode of "Consider This." They discussed iPods, iPhones and other similar technology.

- The Jan. 10 issue of the Omaha World-Herald previewed Martin Luther King Service Day on Jan. 19. The article quoted Sharif Liwaru, Student Organizations and Leadership Programs.

- Students Brian Mallory and Kyle Borowski were mentioned in the Dec. 27 issue of the Omaha World-Herald about their internships at U.S. Strategic Command.

- Andrew Swift, Department of Math, conducted an interview with KMTV (CBS 3) Jan. 14 to help viewers understand the size of $800 billion, President-Elect Obama's proposed stimulus package.

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

- Mark Wohar, economics, co-edited "Forecasting in the Presence of Structural Breaks and Model Uncertainty." The volume appeared in the new Emerald Series Frontiers of Economics and Globalization.

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

UNO Jazz Ensemble Midwest Tour Dates Announced
In January, the UNO Jazz Ensemble will embark on a midwest tour with internationally renowned saxophonist Eric Marienthal. The ensemble will kick off the tour with Marienthal at Westside High School on Wednesday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m.  Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students. 

"This is a big deal for us.  Eric Marienthal is a world famous sax player out of LA," said Pete Madsen, director of the ensemble. "We are kicking off a tour with Eric that includes performances in St. Louis, Mo.; Champaign, Ill.; and Indianapolis, Ind. at the MENC regional conference."

The ensemble has been selected by taped audition from a 10-state region to perform at the MENC regional conference in Indiana this month.  MENC is the national professional organization for music educators with thousands of members across the nation. The Midwest Tour runs Wednesday through Saturday, January 21-24, and is sponsored by the UNO Jazz Guest Artist Touring Program and the Getzen Company, Inc.

The tour dates are:

- Wednesday, Jan. 21, Westside High School-Omaha
Roger Groth, band director

- Thursday, Jan. 22, Fort Zumwalt North High School-St. Louis, Mo.
Rob Babel, band director

- Friday, Jan. 23, Champaign Central High School-Champaign, Ill.
John Currey, band director

- Saturday, Jan. 24, MENC:  The National Association for Music Education
Regional Conference-Indianapolis, Ind.
Performance with Bloomington North High School
Janis Stockhouse, band director

For more information on Marienthal visit http://www.ericmarienthal.com.

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.

Studio Art Faculty Show to Opens Tonight

The UNO Department of Art and Art History will open a new exhibition, the "Studio Art Faculty Show," tonight, Jan. 16. The exhibit runs through Wednesday, Feb. 18. Read more.

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.