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Inauguration Coverage on Campus

The common's area of UNO's College of Public Affairs and Community Service Building was standing-room only Tuesday morning (January 20) as students, faculty and staff gathered to watch Barack Obama sworn in as President.

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Race to Collect Diapers

Students Race to Collect Diapers

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The Dec. 5 Maverick Hockey game featured a unique form of entertainment: the Lydia House Diaper Drive. UNO's Greek community ran from one side of the ice to the other and collected diapers. The students who participated in the Diaper Dash included Trevor Gappa, Kaylie Caldwell, Alysia Radicia, Cliff Cisar, Andy Samson and Ben Hawk. Diapers were then donated to the Lydia House in Omaha, which provides emergency services for women and families.

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Bonacci and Huddleston

Sworn in and Ready to Serve

photo by Tim Fitzgerald

Neal Bonacci, left, and Kevin Huddleston will serve as UNO president/regent and student body vice president, respectively, for 2009. The two were sworn into office Jan. 13 in a ceremony in the Milo Bail Student Center.

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2009.01.23

NU Board of Regents to Meet Today in Lincoln

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents meets today, Jan. 23, at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St., in Lincoln. Committee and task force meetings begin at 8 a.m., and the board meeting will start at 1 p.m. Read more.

Fourth Finalist for Dean of College of Education on Campus

Bradford Strand, department head and professor in the Department of Health, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences at North Dakota State University, will visit UNO and be interviewed for the position of dean of the UNO College of Education Monday and Tuesday, Jan.26-27. Dr. Strand is one of four finalists.

Faculty, staff, students and the public can attend the open session during Dr. Strand's campus visit Monday, Jan. 26, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Council Room.

The other three finalists, Nancy Edick, Deborah Rodgers and Lawrence Rossow, completed their campus visits earlier this month.  Dr. Edick is the acting associate dean in the UNO College of Education.  Dr. Rodgers is the associate dean for Student Services at the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Rossow is the director of the Center for Special Education Due Process at the University of Oklahoma.

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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Spring Women's Studies Colloquium Series Kicks Off Today

Andrea Zardetto-Smith, women's studies, will present "Why Women Need to Talk to Their Pharmacists: Gender Differences and Prescription Drugs" today, Jan. 23, at the first Women's Studies Colloquium of the semester. Her talk is set for noon to 1 p.m. in Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Dodge Room.

The event, sponsored by the Women's Studies Colloquium Series, is free and open to the UNO community and the public. All colloquia will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Complimentary boxed lunches are available for the first 20 attendees.

The spring schedule:

- Tuesday, Feb. 17
"‘The Map Proves It': Map Use by the American Woman Suffrage Movement"
Presented by Christina Dando, assistant professor of geography/geology
MBSC Council Room

- Tuesday, March 31
"Figuring the Danse Macabre in Nancy Huston's Dolce Agonia"
Presented by Patrice Proulx, professor of foreign languages
MBSC Council Room

- Thursday, April 9
"Technology and Women-focused Nonprofits (tentative)"
Presented by Kelsey Kalal, UNO student
MBSC Gallery Room

For more information, call 554.3834.

Psychology Candidate to Present Colloquium Talk Today

Aaron Metzger, a candidate for a position in the UNO Department of Psychology, will present a Colloquium Talk titled "Citizen Teen: Applying a Developmental Perspective to Adolescent Civic & Organized Activity Involvement" today, Jan. 23, at 2:30 p.m. in 306 Arts and Sciences Hall.

Metzger's presentation is open to the campus community. For more information, contact Marie Lee at 554.2581.

"Consider This" Explores the History of Television

Coming up on the next edition of "Consider This," host Cathy Wyatt speaks with guests Dick Smith, UNO alumni and benefactor, and Dave Webber, Nebraska's longest running sportscaster.

The program, which will highlight the history of television, will air today, Jan. 23 at 12:30 p.m. on NET2.

Air dates and times are:

NET1
- Sunday, Jan. 25
11:30 a.m.

NET2
- Tuesday, Jan. 27
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.

New Resource Prompts Free Mango Smoothies Celebration at Criss Library

In celebration of Mango Languages, Criss Library will serve free mango smoothies on Tuesday, Jan. 27, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Mango Languages is a free online learning system that patrons can access anywhere from the library and from their own homes. The new resource offers interactive audio and visual cues that build understanding and correct pronunciation. Learning takes place through real conversations that are broken down into simple blocks of learning material.

For more information, contact Linda Riviera at 554.2640 or lriviera@mail.unomaha.edu.

ITS Offers Hands-on Basics of Dreamweaver Course

Information Technology Services (ITS) will offer a Basics of Dreamweaver course on Thursday, Feb. 5, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in 104 Durham Science Center. 

Basics of Dreamweaver is a 90-minute hands-on course designed to orient users to some of the Dreamweaver tools used in conjunction with the UNO Web Templates. Covered topics include setting up a site through the "Site Manager," transferring files through the "Get" and "Put" commands, using the "Find" and "Replace" function and why it is best to develop in a test environment. 

Participants do not need to have a test site or be using the Web Templates to attend.  This course is intended to be taken prior to UNO Web Template training.

For questions, contact Erin King at 554.3140 or erinking@unomaha.edu.

To register for this course:

- Go to http://api.unomaha.edu/calendar.php;

- Select the appropriate month and click "Go";

- Click the "Register" link next to the event;

- Enter a SAP Personnel number (This is the six-digit number on employee picture ID. It is also on all paycheck stubs.);

- Click "Sign Up";

- Click "OK" to confirm the personnel number. An e-mail will be sent to confirm this registration.

A minimum of five people signed up by 2 p.m. the day prior to the class is required.  An e-mail notification will be sent, if a class is cancelled.

SHS to Host "Go RED for Women Event" on Feb. 6

In observance of National Wear Red Day, UNO Student Health Services (SHS) will host a "Go Red for Women" presentation on Feb. 6 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Gallery Room.

"Go Red for Women" is the American Heart Association's movement to wipe out heart disease. This event is not just for women. Members of the campus earn how to be a heart healthy by attending a presentation by UNO Student Health Services' graduate assistant, Julie Denker, R.D.

Red Dress Pins will be available in Student Health Services, located on the first floor of the Milo Bail Student Center, and at the event for a $5 minimum donation.  The donations go to support research and education to help stop women's No. 1 killer - heart disease. For details, visit http://www.hearthealthywomen.org/.

For more information, contact Denker at 554.2374.

UCRCA Invites a Second Round of Applications

The University Committee on Research and Creative Activity (UCRCA) is inviting a second round of applications. The committee also announces that they can provide support for both pre-tenure and post-tenure faculty.

The submission deadline is Friday, Jan. 30, at 5 p.m.  The guidelines for submission are available on the SPR Web page at http://www.unomaha.edu/spr.

Applicants should note that all proposals must be submitted electronically from Lotus Notes e-mail as a single document in PDF format to unosponpro@unomaha.edu.  Paper copies are no longer accepted.

Previously funded proposals are available for viewing in the Sponsored Programs office, 203 Eppley Administration Building.

In the News

In the News

- "The Good Morning Show" on KFAB (1110 AM) welcomed Randy Adkins, political science, Jan. 21 to discuss the inauguration of President Barack Obama.

- A bus trip to Washington, D.C., organized by the Department of Black Studies, for President Barack Obama's inauguration ceremony was mentioned Jan. 18 by KPTM (Fox 42). Omowale Akintunde, department chair, was a guest on KETV's program "Kaleidoscope" Jan. 18, where he also discussed the bus trip.

- The Jan. 15 episode of "Consider This" about the Nintendo Wii gaming system included an interview with Patrick Cavanaugh, computer science.

- The Jan. 15 issue of the Columbus Dispatch (Columbus, Ohio) featured an article on the artwork by Wanda Ewing, art and art history.

- Jonna Holland, marketing and management, was interviewed Jan. 20 by the Omaha World-Herald, where she discussed impulse shopping.

- Dave Ogden, School of Communication, was featured in the Jan. 17 issue of the Omaha World-Herald about his latest book, "Reconstructing Fame: Sport, Race, and Evolving Reputations," where he served as a contributor and co-editor.

- The Jan. 18 public affairs program on KKAR (1290 AM) featured an interview with Kathe Oleson, Service-Learning Academy. Oleson previewed UNO's involvement with the Martin Luther King Jr., Day of Service.

- A Jan. 20 KETV feature on UNO's viewing sites of President Barack Obama's inauguration ceremony included an interview with B.J. Reed, College of Public Affairs and Community Service dean.

- The Jan. 10 issue of the Omaha World-Herald featured an article on credit card debt, quoting Mary Lynn Resier, Center for Economic Education.

- Pete Simi, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, appeared in the National Geographic television program "American Nazis" Jan. 18. Dr. Simi discussed recruitment strategies neo-Nazi groups use to attract new members.

- KETV (ABC 7) and WOWT (NBC 6) interviewed Scott Tarry, Aviation Institute, Jan. 15 about the US Airways incident on the Hudson River.

- Adam Tyma, School of Communication, was interviewed Jan. 20 by KPTM (Fox 42) about the "wired" factor of inauguration day, including the use of Web-based technologies.

- Sam Walker, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, was interviewed Jan. 21 by KPTM (Fox 42) about the city of Omaha's safety auditor position.

- The Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service on Jan. 19, hosted by the Service-Learning Academy, was featured in the following media outlets: KIOS (91.5 FM), KPTM (Fox 42), KMTV (CBS 3), KETV (ABC 7) and the Omaha World-Herald.

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

- Angela Eikenberry, School of Public Administration, recently published "Giving circles and fundraising in the new philanthropy environment." It appears on p. 141-152 of Nonprofit Management and Leadership, Vol. 19.

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
The UNO Jazz Ensemble embarks on a midwest tour with internationally renowned saxophonist Eric Marienthal.

"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 National Association for Music Education (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 through Saturday, January 24, and is sponsored by the UNO Jazz Guest Artist Touring Program and the Getzen Company, Inc.

The remaining tour dates are:

- Today, Jan. 23, Champaign Central High School-Champaign, Illinois
John Currey, band director

- Saturday, Jan. 24, MENC Conference-Indianapolis, Indiana
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.

On Exhibit

Criss Library Hosts Holocaust Museum's Exhibit
The Criss Library is displaying, "When They Came To Take My Father" the work of Mark Seliger, a world-renowned photographer. The exhibit includes 22-framed black and white portraits of Holocaust survivors. It will run through Friday, March 6, the library.

Seliger has also shot covers and features for Rolling Stone, GQ, Vanity Fair and notable potraits.

For more information, contact Linda Riviera at 554.2640.

Studio Art Faculty Show Under Way
The UNO Department of Art and Art History is hosting the "Studio Art Faculty Show" exhibition 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.